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    Post #1 - October 26th, 2004, 3:00 pm
    Post #1 - October 26th, 2004, 3:00 pm Post #1 - October 26th, 2004, 3:00 pm
    Can someone suggest a place to purchase dry ice? Thanks!
    MAG
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  • Post #2 - October 26th, 2004, 3:07 pm
    Post #2 - October 26th, 2004, 3:07 pm Post #2 - October 26th, 2004, 3:07 pm
    Hi,

    I have ordered it via (Baskin Robbins) ice cream stores. They usually need 1-2 days advance notice.
    Cathy2

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  • Post #3 - October 26th, 2004, 3:25 pm
    Post #3 - October 26th, 2004, 3:25 pm Post #3 - October 26th, 2004, 3:25 pm
    You can buy dry ice from Nadeau's Ice Sculpture in Forest Park. I don't know their exact address, but they are on Roosevelt Road across from the K-Mart and Portillo's. They have dry ice on hand and do not need any notice. I have bought from them several times in the past, up to 50 lbs at a time, so unless you have a very large need, you should be OK.
  • Post #4 - October 26th, 2004, 3:37 pm
    Post #4 - October 26th, 2004, 3:37 pm Post #4 - October 26th, 2004, 3:37 pm
    Look in the Yellow Pages under "Ice". There are several suppliers listed and depending on where you live, one might be closer than another. All of the commercial ice places in town can/do supply dry ice. I have gotten it on more than one occasion.
    Steve Z.

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  • Post #5 - October 26th, 2004, 3:44 pm
    Post #5 - October 26th, 2004, 3:44 pm Post #5 - October 26th, 2004, 3:44 pm
    Gee, this is great information just before Halloween, isn't it?
    Cathy2

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  • Post #6 - October 26th, 2004, 6:43 pm
    Post #6 - October 26th, 2004, 6:43 pm Post #6 - October 26th, 2004, 6:43 pm
    here is where i have been going for years for DI. when the kids where smaller we would have a pool party at night and toss it in the pool.

    http://www.jeffersonice.com/

    bob
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  • Post #7 - October 26th, 2004, 11:00 pm
    Post #7 - October 26th, 2004, 11:00 pm Post #7 - October 26th, 2004, 11:00 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Gee, this is great information just before Halloween, isn't it?


    Yes, I'm seeing a witch's cauldron in Thor's future.

    Hammond
  • Post #8 - July 19th, 2005, 12:20 pm
    Post #8 - July 19th, 2005, 12:20 pm Post #8 - July 19th, 2005, 12:20 pm
    i've checked all the "major" grocery stores around, and no one has it or seems to know where i can get it. i'd like to use it to freeze a bunch of blueberries i'll be picking in a couple weeks. help?
  • Post #9 - July 19th, 2005, 12:24 pm
    Post #9 - July 19th, 2005, 12:24 pm Post #9 - July 19th, 2005, 12:24 pm
    Many ice cream shops sell dry ice. I know specifically that Hartigan's, on Central in Evanston, has a sign for it. Other ice cream shops are likely to have it, at least occasionally, but call around to ice cream places in your neighborhood (hard-scooped, like Baskin-Robbins, not soft-serve, like Dairy Queen) and I'm sure you'll be able to find it.
  • Post #10 - July 19th, 2005, 12:43 pm
    Post #10 - July 19th, 2005, 12:43 pm Post #10 - July 19th, 2005, 12:43 pm
    I recently saw dry ice in a cooler, priced at $0.89 per pound at the Meijers store in Rolling Meadows. It is on Golf road, just west of Algonquin road. Sorry do not have the address.

    I do not know if they still have it.
  • Post #11 - July 21st, 2005, 9:42 am
    Post #11 - July 21st, 2005, 9:42 am Post #11 - July 21st, 2005, 9:42 am
    thanks guys, i appreciate it!
  • Post #12 - July 15th, 2013, 2:24 pm
    Post #12 - July 15th, 2013, 2:24 pm Post #12 - July 15th, 2013, 2:24 pm
    Anyone know of a current (reliable) source for dry ice? I'd prefer a walk-in source where you don't have to call and reserve a large quantity.

    Packy's Liquor's in Des Plaines is the only place I've found that stocks it regularly for walk-ins, with a 5-pound purchase minimum. Nice guys and it's been my regular source but it's a haul for me. I need something closer. Looking for a few sources in the western or southwest suburbs.

    Packy's
    1440 E Oakton St
    Des Plaines, IL 60018


    Everyone told me to try grocery stores and gas stations—to which I've tried probably 50 (all the major ones)—but none of them even know what I'm talking about.
  • Post #13 - July 15th, 2013, 2:54 pm
    Post #13 - July 15th, 2013, 2:54 pm Post #13 - July 15th, 2013, 2:54 pm
    Meijer, the greatest of all mega stores. The quirky outdoors/fishing bent of this Grand Rapids chain leads to it stocking items such as oars, boat fenders and, usually, dry ice. Look for coffin chests past the checkout. I only ever go to Meijer in Michigan (none here in the city), but I guess I'd be surprised if they didn't have the dry ice in their IL stores. Be careful and use the gloves hanging from the side.
  • Post #14 - July 15th, 2013, 2:57 pm
    Post #14 - July 15th, 2013, 2:57 pm Post #14 - July 15th, 2013, 2:57 pm
    I occasionally, very occasionally, have call for dry ice. I used to buy it on N Elston Ave, but Praxair closed that store. They still have three in the burbs. They also fill propane tanks.

    Praxair Distribution, Inc.
    880 Lively Boulevard
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    Phone: 847-640-0240

    Praxair Distribution, Inc.
    12000 Roosevelt Road
    Hillside, IL 60162
    Phone: 708-449-9300

    Praxair Distribution, Inc.
    10170 Virginia Avenue
    Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
    Phone: 708-425-5155
    http://www.praxair.com/store-locator

    In Chicago proper there are two, that I know of, dry ice outlets.

    Polar Ice Co. Inc.
    2308 W 21st Pl
    Chicago, IL 60608
    773-254-6420

    Jefferson Ice Company
    2248 N Natchez Ave
    Chicago, IL 60707
    773-622-9400

    Google search dry ice chicago for additional outlets.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #15 - July 16th, 2013, 12:03 am
    Post #15 - July 16th, 2013, 12:03 am Post #15 - July 16th, 2013, 12:03 am
    Frequently, Baskin Robbins stores will have small quantities of dry ice for sale. But not all do; call ahead.
  • Post #16 - August 20th, 2013, 3:41 pm
    Post #16 - August 20th, 2013, 3:41 pm Post #16 - August 20th, 2013, 3:41 pm
    JeffB wrote:Meijer, the greatest of all mega stores. The quirky outdoors/fishing bent of this Grand Rapids chain leads to it stocking items such as oars, boat fenders and, usually, dry ice. Look for coffin chests past the checkout. I only ever go to Meijer in Michigan (none here in the city), but I guess I'd be surprised if they didn't have the dry ice in their IL stores. Be careful and use the gloves hanging from the side.

    Hi,

    I called the Meijer in Niles, they do have dry ice available as you described. The price is around $1.29 per pound.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #17 - August 20th, 2013, 3:45 pm
    Post #17 - August 20th, 2013, 3:45 pm Post #17 - August 20th, 2013, 3:45 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    I called the Meijer in Niles, they do have dry ice available as you described. The price is around $1.29 per pound.

    Regards,




    Meijer's carries DRY ICE in all of their stores.
  • Post #18 - September 6th, 2013, 12:51 pm
    Post #18 - September 6th, 2013, 12:51 pm Post #18 - September 6th, 2013, 12:51 pm
    Hi,

    If you are shipping via FedEx, they will drop off dry ice priced at 65 cents per pound.

    I already bought dry ice at Meijers last night for double. Live and learn!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #19 - September 6th, 2013, 1:39 pm
    Post #19 - September 6th, 2013, 1:39 pm Post #19 - September 6th, 2013, 1:39 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    If you are shipping via FedEx, they will drop off dry ice priced at 65 cents per pound.

    I already bought dry ice at Meijers last night for double. Live and learn!

    Regards,

    If you're shipping dry ice via Fed-Ex (Express, not sure about Ground), it must be declared as a hazardous material and failure to do so can result in some stiff penalties. This will also drive your shipping costs up considerably. Better to use an insulated container and freezer packs, which are not hazardous and do not need to be declared.

    =R=
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  • Post #20 - September 7th, 2013, 6:24 am
    Post #20 - September 7th, 2013, 6:24 am Post #20 - September 7th, 2013, 6:24 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:If you're shipping dry ice via Fed-Ex (Express, not sure about Ground), it must be declared as a hazardous material and failure to do so can result in some stiff penalties. This will also drive your shipping costs up considerably. Better to use an insulated container and freezer packs, which are not hazardous and do not need to be declared.

    =R=

    Good to know for the future.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #21 - September 7th, 2013, 11:11 am
    Post #21 - September 7th, 2013, 11:11 am Post #21 - September 7th, 2013, 11:11 am
    Cathy2 wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:If you're shipping dry ice via Fed-Ex (Express, not sure about Ground), it must be declared as a hazardous material and failure to do so can result in some stiff penalties. This will also drive your shipping costs up considerably. Better to use an insulated container and freezer packs, which are not hazardous and do not need to be declared.

    =R=

    Good to know for the future.

    Regards,

    At work, we found out the hard way. :(

    For our products, freezer/gel packs are adequate. For items like ice cream, that's generally not the case.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

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  • Post #22 - September 7th, 2013, 6:13 pm
    Post #22 - September 7th, 2013, 6:13 pm Post #22 - September 7th, 2013, 6:13 pm
    The Ultra near me (in Wheaton) has a sign on their door to ask for dry ice at the customer service counter.
  • Post #23 - August 24th, 2019, 7:33 pm
    Post #23 - August 24th, 2019, 7:33 pm Post #23 - August 24th, 2019, 7:33 pm
    Current prices of dry ice:
    Packy's Liquor, Des Plaines - $1.69 per pound
    Meiers, Arlington Heights area - $1.89 per pound
    Graeter's ice cream store - $1.88 per pound
    Homer's ice cream - $1.90
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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