- Availability: In Stock (more info)
- Product Code: MSK-0493
Calcium chloride is primarily used in the Spherification process.
The ingredients used to make the spheres are as follows:
- Sodium Alginate – An extract of seaweed used to thicken the liquid. Use 1% of the liquids weight.
- Calcium Chloride – An extract of natural salt brine. Reacts with the Sodium Alginate to form the skin or outer of the sphere. Add 1 – 2% relative to weight of water. Ideal for use in spherification due to the high calcium content (36.1%).
We favour using a generic clear apple juice for the base of our caviar pearls. We can then flavour them with MSK flavour drops and colour them with liquid performance colours. This is because the process is highly sensitive and if we introduce too much acidity the spheres will not form.
Orders received after 4pm will normally be processed on the next working day.
All In Stock items are available for immediate dispatch (although quantities may be limited - please give us a ring if you're planning to order in volume).
Items marked Special Order are either out of stock or not routinely held in stock in our UK warehouse and will need to be ordered in. Please contact us for information on lead times.
Some products not currently in stock may state a standard lead time, e.g. 2-3 weeks for non-stocked 100% Chef products. In practice we are finding lead times for European imports can vary considerably at the moment, and it's always best to give us a ring to discuss.
- Delivery to most mainland UK addresses is £4.95 (+VAT), or free for MSK trade account holders.
- Delivery to Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and other non-mainland destinations is £9.95 for all customers.
All orders are sent using tracked courier services and should arrive next day in most cases (two days for Highlands & Islands etc).
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We deliver worldwide using DHL. Due to the complexities of shipping to international destinations we may have to charge additional fees where the delivery region or size/weight of the order necessitates it. We will always contact you to confirm these additional fees before we accept and process your order.
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Returns and damaged goods
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For individuals, you can cancel your order within 14 days of receipt as long as the item is unused and in a resalable condition. For food ingredients this means the seal must not be broken (unless damaged in transit). Please give us a ring or contact us by email to arrange a return.