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    Post #1 - November 3rd, 2007, 9:50 pm
    Post #1 - November 3rd, 2007, 9:50 pm Post #1 - November 3rd, 2007, 9:50 pm
    Anyone know of a chain grocery store that still carries Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, preferably in the 3-lb. boxes? Several years ago both my local Jewel and my local Meijer carried this. Then Jewel stopped carrying it. Then Meijer downgraded to the wimpy 1-lb round canisters. So two days ago I went to Meijer and lo, no more Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt!!

    Granted, I haven't bought salt in awhile since I tend to buy quite a lot when I do, but Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I am gonna need to make a whole lotta brine...
  • Post #2 - November 3rd, 2007, 10:20 pm
    Post #2 - November 3rd, 2007, 10:20 pm Post #2 - November 3rd, 2007, 10:20 pm
    I used to get it at the Spice House when I lived in town.
  • Post #3 - November 3rd, 2007, 10:26 pm
    Post #3 - November 3rd, 2007, 10:26 pm Post #3 - November 3rd, 2007, 10:26 pm
    Yeah, I've got no suggestions for chains, either. I get it at The Spice House or Graziano's on Lake.
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  • Post #4 - November 3rd, 2007, 10:59 pm
    Post #4 - November 3rd, 2007, 10:59 pm Post #4 - November 3rd, 2007, 10:59 pm
    Costco.
  • Post #5 - November 4th, 2007, 12:22 pm
    Post #5 - November 4th, 2007, 12:22 pm Post #5 - November 4th, 2007, 12:22 pm
    Aaron Deacon wrote:I used to get it at the Spice House when I lived in town.

    They still carry it; $2.99 for 3-pound box.

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  • Post #6 - November 4th, 2007, 1:26 pm
    Post #6 - November 4th, 2007, 1:26 pm Post #6 - November 4th, 2007, 1:26 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Aaron Deacon wrote:I used to get it at the Spice House when I lived in town.

    They still carry it; $2.99 for 3-pound box.

    =R=


    I was in the Evanston Spice House last week and they had both Diamond and Morton Kosher salt side by side. I always knew that Diamond was more course than Morton and took up a bigger volume for the same weight, but seeing the boxes side by side illustrates the volume difference like a bar chart.
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  • Post #7 - November 4th, 2007, 2:20 pm
    Post #7 - November 4th, 2007, 2:20 pm Post #7 - November 4th, 2007, 2:20 pm
    stevez wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Aaron Deacon wrote:I used to get it at the Spice House when I lived in town.

    They still carry it; $2.99 for 3-pound box.

    =R=


    I was in the Evanston Spice House last week and they had both Diamond and Morton Kosher salt side by side. I always knew that Diamond was more course than Morton and took up a bigger volume for the same weight, but seeing the boxes side by side illustrates the volume difference like a bar chart.

    Yes, it's a huge difference. Morton is much denser. And I tend to prefer it in a lot of my cooking. But when making brines and cures, the Diamond Crystal dissolves faster, which is nice. Morton also contains an anti-caking agent, which Diamond Crystal does not, at least according to their respective labels. For some particular applications, that's a key difference, too.

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  • Post #8 - November 4th, 2007, 7:34 pm
    Post #8 - November 4th, 2007, 7:34 pm Post #8 - November 4th, 2007, 7:34 pm
    On page 94 of the November Saveur, there's a brief comparison of David's, Diamond Crystal and Morton kosher salt.
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  • Post #9 - November 4th, 2007, 10:54 pm
    Post #9 - November 4th, 2007, 10:54 pm Post #9 - November 4th, 2007, 10:54 pm
    David Hammond wrote:On page 94 of the November Saveur, there's a brief comparison of David's, Diamond Crystal and Morton kosher salt.

    Hammond,

    Just read the article and found David's Kosher Salt intriguing. Want to split a case?

    Enjoy,
    Gary
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  • Post #10 - November 4th, 2007, 10:59 pm
    Post #10 - November 4th, 2007, 10:59 pm Post #10 - November 4th, 2007, 10:59 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    David Hammond wrote:On page 94 of the November Saveur, there's a brief comparison of David's, Diamond Crystal and Morton kosher salt.

    Hammond,

    Just read the article and found David's Kosher Salt intriguing. Want to split a case?

    Enjoy,
    Gary


    Sounds like a good idea. You're thinking of the jugs, right?

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  • Post #11 - November 4th, 2007, 11:03 pm
    Post #11 - November 4th, 2007, 11:03 pm Post #11 - November 4th, 2007, 11:03 pm
    David Hammond wrote:You're thinking of the jugs, right?

    Jugs, yes, the 40's.
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  • Post #12 - November 5th, 2007, 8:30 am
    Post #12 - November 5th, 2007, 8:30 am Post #12 - November 5th, 2007, 8:30 am
    Not a grocery store, but a chain - my local Oak Park Penzey's carries the three pound box for $2.99....
  • Post #13 - November 5th, 2007, 8:33 am
    Post #13 - November 5th, 2007, 8:33 am Post #13 - November 5th, 2007, 8:33 am
    mchodera wrote:Not a grocery store, but a chain - my local Oak Park Penzey's carries the three pound box for $2.99....

    Three pound box of which, Diamond, Morton's or David''s?
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  • Post #14 - November 5th, 2007, 9:37 am
    Post #14 - November 5th, 2007, 9:37 am Post #14 - November 5th, 2007, 9:37 am
    Sorry. Diamond.
  • Post #15 - December 8th, 2011, 6:33 pm
    Post #15 - December 8th, 2011, 6:33 pm Post #15 - December 8th, 2011, 6:33 pm
    My old source for it, Paulina Meat Market, no longer carries it. And the Diamond Crystal website's product locator search turned up no stores in the Chicago area. I am literally down to my last few tablespoons. Pls help!
  • Post #16 - December 8th, 2011, 7:03 pm
    Post #16 - December 8th, 2011, 7:03 pm Post #16 - December 8th, 2011, 7:03 pm
    The Spice House definitely has it-- scored 2 boxes a couple weeks ago. I agree, Diamond is the best.

    The Spice House
    1512 North Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    312-274-0378

    Jen
  • Post #17 - December 8th, 2011, 7:21 pm
    Post #17 - December 8th, 2011, 7:21 pm Post #17 - December 8th, 2011, 7:21 pm
    Outstanding. Thank you Jen!
  • Post #18 - December 8th, 2011, 8:20 pm
    Post #18 - December 8th, 2011, 8:20 pm Post #18 - December 8th, 2011, 8:20 pm
    Listen to Jen -- I'm running low on Diamond, so I've been keeping my eyes peeled for it at all kinds of stores -- nothing. As far as I know, only the Spice House has it in Chicago. Would love to know of other places that carry it.
  • Post #19 - December 8th, 2011, 8:32 pm
    Post #19 - December 8th, 2011, 8:32 pm Post #19 - December 8th, 2011, 8:32 pm
    Behold the Diamond Crystal Salt Product Locator!

    PS This gizmo will fake you out, though. I just bought a 3-lb box at the Spice House in Evanston about two weeks ago, but the locator wizard doesn't list them at all. BOOOO!
  • Post #20 - December 8th, 2011, 8:54 pm
    Post #20 - December 8th, 2011, 8:54 pm Post #20 - December 8th, 2011, 8:54 pm
    aschie30 wrote:Listen to Jen -- I'm running low on Diamond, so I've been keeping my eyes peeled for it at all kinds of stores -- nothing. As far as I know, only the Spice House has it in Chicago. Would love to know of other places that carry it.


    bought it a coupla weeks ago at N&G Produce, a mostly-wholesale place across the street from JP Graziano. Have a feeling it was substantially cheaper than at The Spice House. N&G also has well-curated conventional produce, a great selection of fresh nuts, and very good quality fresh herbs (herbs are stored in the back, so you have to ask).
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  • Post #21 - December 8th, 2011, 10:20 pm
    Post #21 - December 8th, 2011, 10:20 pm Post #21 - December 8th, 2011, 10:20 pm
    Have a feeling it was substantially cheaper than at The Spice House.


    Spice House price for the #3 box: $3.49. Seems fair to me, especially considering it's a 10-minute drive away for me.
  • Post #22 - February 9th, 2012, 10:49 am
    Post #22 - February 9th, 2012, 10:49 am Post #22 - February 9th, 2012, 10:49 am
    A friend just told me that GFS has it for 1.89 for a 3lb box. I picked one up from the Rockford store -YMMV.

    Jeff
  • Post #23 - September 10th, 2014, 1:39 pm
    Post #23 - September 10th, 2014, 1:39 pm Post #23 - September 10th, 2014, 1:39 pm
    jvalentino wrote:A friend just told me that GFS has it for 1.89 for a 3lb box. I picked one up from the Rockford store -YMMV.

    Jeff



    Thanks! Just called my local GFS and they still have it for $1.99. Their dried ginger is pretty good, too.
  • Post #24 - November 26th, 2019, 7:19 pm
    Post #24 - November 26th, 2019, 7:19 pm Post #24 - November 26th, 2019, 7:19 pm
    Has anyone seen a box of this sale around recently? I’m hoping to use it for a dry brine and I’m having a hell of a time finding it near Park Ridge. Struck out at least 5x so far!

    Apparently there was recently an article saying about the salt being potentially discontinued, maybe that caused a run on things?
  • Post #25 - November 26th, 2019, 7:56 pm
    Post #25 - November 26th, 2019, 7:56 pm Post #25 - November 26th, 2019, 7:56 pm
    Not sure if this will help but Restaurant Depot on Pulaski has a full shelf of Diamond Crystal.
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  • Post #26 - November 26th, 2019, 7:59 pm
    Post #26 - November 26th, 2019, 7:59 pm Post #26 - November 26th, 2019, 7:59 pm
    DClose wrote:Has anyone seen a box of this sale around recently? I’m hoping to use it for a dry brine and I’m having a hell of a time finding it near Park Ridge. Struck out at least 5x so far!

    Apparently there was recently an article saying about the salt being potentially discontinued, maybe that caused a run on things?

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  • Post #27 - November 26th, 2019, 8:12 pm
    Post #27 - November 26th, 2019, 8:12 pm Post #27 - November 26th, 2019, 8:12 pm
    Plenty available at Amazon, much of it Prime.

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  • Post #28 - November 26th, 2019, 9:17 pm
    Post #28 - November 26th, 2019, 9:17 pm Post #28 - November 26th, 2019, 9:17 pm
    I found it at Gordon Food Service - shelf full of it! The location in Niles on Milwaukee.
  • Post #29 - November 27th, 2019, 6:04 am
    Post #29 - November 27th, 2019, 6:04 am Post #29 - November 27th, 2019, 6:04 am
    Spice House carries Diamond Crystal Kosher salt, saw it there a few weeks ago when I stopped in for some cinnamon.
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