Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is used primarily as a cooling agent, but is also used in fog machines at theatres for dramatic effects! Its advantages include a lower temperature than that of water ice, and not leaving any residue (other than incidental frost from moisture in the atmosphere). It is useful for preserving frozen foods where mechanical cooling is unavailable.
When ordering frozen items, the item(s) will be shipped in a freezer jacket with dry ice. This is to ensure it stays frozen and is still as fresh as possible once it's been delivered to you! Including dry ice with your frozen items is necessary to ensure you are receiving the best quality products possible.
Here at spud we have done extensive temperature testing on our SPUD bins, that has proven that both chilled and frozen items will remain at a food safe temperature for an excess of 8 hours. Allowing a buffer period if our customers are not home to receive their delivery straight away. How is this possible, you may ask? The answer is DRY ICE!
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate requests not to use dry ice as we are required to do so in order to comply with Food Safe packing procedures.
Any frozen items requiring dry ice will be marked with a snowflake item flag directly on the item image:
There will also be further information within the item listing itself:
You may be wondering, what do I do with my dry ice?
As dry ice evaporates, what was once a frozen block of dry ice transforms directly into a gas, skipping the liquid phase entirely!
You can simply leave your dry ice pouches directly in the freezer jacket where they were packed, and we will take them back when we deliver your next order.
Alternately, you can schedule a pick up for your next default day and a driver will come and get them out of your way as soon as possible.
WARNING! Keep dry ice away from children. There is a frostbite risk when handling. Only handle with gloves or by the plastic bag that the dry ice is shipped in. Do not remove the dry ice from the plastic bag. To dispose of dry ice, place in a well ventilated container or leave it in your SPUD bin and take it outside where small children and pets cannot reach it. Simply let it sublimate away!
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