Can anyone walk in to Continental Carbonic locations to purchase dry ice?
Sure! Anyone over the age of 18 can walk in to any of our locations to get the dry ice they need for Halloween fun. Our locations are open daily and have special Halloween hours on Saturday, October 31st from 9 AM to 2 PM.
Are there safety precautions to consider before purchasing dry ice.
Absolutely! Dry ice is extremely cold (-109o F/ -78.5o C) and can be dangerous if handled improperly. Please see our Halloween safety considerations here. Remember to always use dry ice in a well-ventilated area and always handle wearing gloves.
Can I use dry ice in my Halloween cocktails?
At Continental Carbonic, we DO NOT recommend using dry ice in any drinks. If the dry ice does not sublimate (or disappear) completely then you are at risk of burning your mouth and throat. We do have a fun Witches Punch recipe you can find here that shows you how to get the same fun effect without putting the dry ice directly in your drink.
Do you have a list of fun things to do with dry ice at Halloween?
How much dry ice is needed to create a fog effect?
As a rule of thumb, 1 pound of dry ice will create 2 – 3 minutes of fog effect. And, the hotter the water the more fog, but the quicker dissipation of dry ice.
Do you deliver dry ice?
Typically, we do not deliver dry ice for our retail customers. Many times we are asked if we will deliver 1 pound of dry ice at a time and unfortunately, that is not feasible due to sublimation. However, you are welcome to pick up dry ice at any of our 40 distribution locations – click here for a list of our locations.
When should I buy dry ice for my Halloween party?
We recommend purchasing dry ice as close to the time of your party as possible. We have special Halloween hours on Saturday, October 31st so you can get dry ice all the way up to the night of Halloween. Our branches will be open from 9 AM – 2 PM on Halloween day.
If I pick up dry ice at your location can I bring my own cooler?
Yes! You may bring your own regular cooler to transport the dry ice. Styrofoam coolers work well too. However, if you don’t have one, we have Styrofoam coolers for sale in all of our locations.