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Where To Buy Pretzel Salt In Montreal or Laurentiens?

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That's the question...I'm making soft pretzels that call for pretzel salt, apparently the kosher/sea salt doesn't give the same result, any suggestions? Thanks.

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  1. Anyone have a suggestion?

    1. There's a ptetzel place on mont-royal near st-laurent
      Forgot the name but im sure you can ask them.

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      1. re: ZEEDAN

        Le Pretzelria (?) closed months ago.

      2. You could post this on the the home cooking board, someone might be able to give you advice if you cant find it.

        1. Thanks. I actually have been calling around without any luck. I found some to buy online but it's all from the States and doesn't seem worth the shipping...even the Bulk Barns here don't carry it. I've read that Kosher salt can be substituted, so maybe I'll just try that.

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          1. re: Chikita

            You might want to try the Loblaws/Provigo no-name kosher salt in a yellow box. It find it coarser than regular (Morton/Diamond's/Windsor) kosher salt and might work well.

            Let us know how it goes!

            1. re: kpzoo

              Thanks, I will :) I'm headed up north to the new Provigo in St-Sauveur, so I'll look for it there.

          2. Thanks everyone. Pretzel salt is a rarity it seems, at least in Montreal! I used Kosher salt, $2.49 at Provigo, it did the trick :)

            I followed Alton Brown's pretzel recipe (from Food Network Canada), but I added extra old cheddar to the insides, they turned out wonderful.

             
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            1. re: Chikita

              hey, they look great - how was the texture, were they chewy?

              1. re: FortyMan

                Thanks, and yes they were chewy. Although the cheese kind of got lost in the pretzel a little, I thought an extra old cheddar would have more flavour, I'm going to experiment with different cheeses next time!

              2. re: Chikita

                They look delicious, thanks for reporting back!

              3. President's Choice brand has (had?) a coarse salt called "Sicilia" that I think would be great for this purpose and very accessible at Loblaw's, Provigo, etc. It comes in a tall tube.