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ISI Soda Chargers

YVRChow Nov 10, 2011 02:59 PM

Does anybody know a place in town that sells ISI Soda Chargers in a 24 pack instead of the 10 pack that you can find at London Drugs?

The 24 pack is readily available online in the States, and I imagine can be found here. I'm just not sure where, and it makes for funny looks if you try to bring compressed gas across the border.

Or if you know of an alternative brand of soda charger that doesn't have a funny aftertaste that is available locally that would also be of interest. I know Gourmet Warehouse has the Whipit brand for a very reasonable price, but I've found them to have a slightly funny aftertaste.

Any ideas?

Gourmet Warehouse
1340 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L, CA

  1. fmed Nov 11, 2011 04:50 PM

    If you do manage to find a bulk source, please report back!

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    1. re: fmed
      Sam Salmon Nov 11, 2011 06:17 PM

      Yes Please do let us know if one appears-never found a source that didn't taste odd but it's been a while.

      1. re: Sam Salmon
        YVRChow Dec 6, 2011 02:52 PM

        Ok. I've found two bulk sources:

        1) Jascor Home Products (514-685-3660), who sell it in bulk but did not want to ship direct to consumer. Would need a business to order from them.

        2) CreamRight (239-465-0008). This is an operation in the States that sells at VERY discounted prices. They will ship directly to Canada, but that likely would have excess fees. So I shipped to a package store in Pt. Roberts and picked it up. I declared at the border, but there were no duties or taxes. They have ISI for $6.75/10 or $225/360. But they also have Kayser (another Austrian manufacturer which you can't normally find in Canada) for incredible discounts. It was $3.55/10 (it was on sale, but is normally $3.95/10) or $115/300. They do free shipping with an order over $100. The Kayser taste just like the ISI (same type of bubbles, same lack of strong aftertaste). I'm quite happy! I've got my source!

        1. re: YVRChow
          fmed Dec 6, 2011 09:07 PM

          Woot! Thanks YVRCHow.

          1. re: YVRChow
            fmed Jan 5, 2012 05:42 PM

            I meant to post this a while back. Tinland (and Attison Food Equipment, their subsidiary) sells Mosa brand chargers - box of 24 for $9.49; box of 10 for $3.99. I have not tasted it to see if it has an aftertaste....the price is low so it is worth the taste test. (I didn't pick up any as I still have an unused 10pack of ISI.)

            1. re: fmed
              YVRChow Jan 8, 2012 09:04 AM

              Thank you for this tip, Fmed. Unfortunately a while ago I got some Mosa from Gourmet warehouse before finding creamright. I didn't like the Mosa as they had a funny taste to me. I've been really happy with the Kayser ones from creamright.

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        123 Jan 7, 2012 08:56 PM

        Try Russell Food Equipment at Clark & Venables. I've seen them there in the past.

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        1. re: 123
          meghany Jan 11, 2012 12:12 PM

          I got a 24 pack of the isi ones at Williams Sonoma... however, I think they cost an arm and a leg, but at least it's convenient. Glad you asked, I am going to look into some of the above suggestions!

          1. re: meghany
            meghany Jan 12, 2012 11:33 AM

            Gah!!! I was wrong, I just looked at the box and realize why I got confused.... it was a box of 10 but it cost $24!!!!

            1. re: meghany
              meghany Jan 23, 2012 01:54 PM

              Last time, I promise. Went to Williams Sonoma and they now DO have 24 packs, for $29.95 (plus tax). Not too cheap but a way better deal than the 10 packs.

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