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Mar 18, 2013 09:21 AM

Where to buy pig blood?


I would like to buy some pig blood(beef blood and duck blood are also fine with me) in order to make blood pudding and sausage, but I don't know where I can buy it. I checked out some retailer stores, such as Rainbow, Cub Foods and some Asian market such as United Noodles, but I only found chitterlings there. Either in Twin Cities area or within 25 miles are perfect to me. Does anyone have a suggestion for me to shop? Thanks!

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  1. It should be common in Asian markets, most likely in small plastic tubs in the freezer.

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      1. re: paulj

        Yup I have gotten pork and beef blood at United noodle

      2. I'm sorry but I just have to laugh since you have a market named Rainbow. In San Francisco, there's a market named Rainbow that is a vegetarian/vegan mecca so the very idea of them having pig's blood or chitterlings just made me actually laugh out loud. :-)

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        1. re: Violatp

          Oh Rainbow is a very popular American retailer stores in MN. My friends said they did find pig blood there several years ago, but I didn't find it(and it seems not to ask people there either).

          1. Try calling a butcher shop and inquiring as to availability. Maybe Stasny's, Clancy's or Eichenbergers. I've not seen it at Dragon Star, but that might be a good resource as well. They have bull penis, so having the blood would make sense.

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            1. re: american_idle

              Yeah, if I didn't find any in the retailer stores where I regularly go, then I will call a butcher shop. It is weird that many Asian markets don't have it. Besides of United Noodle, I also have been to Dragon Star and Shuang Hur Plaza, but there wasn't anything looked like pig blood.

              1. re: american_idle

                I think I was thinking of Ingebretsens. Eichenbergers was that fruit store that closed shop.