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Does Target Sell Dry Ice

By David Krug 3 minute read

Dry ice is a great option if you need to keep frozen food or meat products in a container for a lengthy period of time.

You might be wondering if Target offers dry ice, given that the retailer is recognized for providing a broad selection of merchandise, including ice products, at competitive costs. Here is what I’ve learned!

In 2022, does Target carry dry ice?

In 2022, Target does not offer dry ice despite the fact that they have a wide variety of frozen goods.

There are several retail establishments that sell dry ice that you may visit instead of the convenience store. Dry ice may be purchased at Walmart for about $1 and $1.50 per pound.

Continue reading to find out why Target does not offer dry ice, what other frozen goods Target sells, and where else you may get dry ice.

Why Doesn’t Target Offer Dry Ice?

Dry ice is not sold at Target since the company does not have the space to keep it on hand. Because Target’s freezers aren’t cold enough to keep dry ice frozen, they can only be used for other higher-temperature frozen goods.

Where Can Dry Ice Be Obtained?

Several local grocery stores, including Costco, Walmart, Safeway, Whole Foods, Kroger, and King Soopers, carry dry ice.

Please keep in mind that supply levels, store size, and location can all affect the availability of dry ice at these locations. Ask ahead of time at places that offer dry ice or browse the freezer department before you go there.

Additionally, it’s a good idea to enquire about the size of the dry ice containers that the business sells, as some only have smaller amounts available.

Does Target Offer Ice in Bags?

The freezer department of Target stores sells bags of ice for under $5 (depending on size). You can’t order them online at Target, so you’ll have to buy them at the shop.

What is the Walmart price for dry ice?

For the most part, dry ice at Walmart costs around $1.50 per pound. Depending on the area, dry ice might cost as little as $1 per lb. at Walmart. Walmart also offers dry ice online, with a price tag of $1.44/lb. in addition to that

How long can dry ice be stored?

Dry ice can survive up to 24 hours in a 25-quart cooler, depending on your freezer settings and the size of your cooler.

It’s possible that the dry ice’s lifespan will be shortened if other things in the freezer or the room temperature are too warm.

How Can Dry Ice Be Produced at Home?

Consider purchasing dry ice online in the event that you can’t get your hands on it at your local supermarket.

You may produce your own dry ice at home if you need it for a special event and can’t locate any in your area.

An extinguisher or tank of CO2 is the first item you’ll need along with some heavy-duty gloves.

When using a fire extinguisher or a carbon dioxide tank, make sure the nozzle is covered with a cloth bag while wearing gloves.

Gently release the CO2 via the fabric bag’s openings, allowing it to escape. You should be left with dry ice in the bag after this.

To learn how to produce dry ice at home (together with important safety considerations), see this page.

Check out our instructions on buying ice at Costco and Walgreens for additional information. See if Aldi offers bags of ice as well on our page on the subject.

Bottom Line

Dry ice is not available at any Target locations, but you can find it at other supermarkets including Costco, Walmart, Safeway, Whole Foods, Kroger, and King Soopers. 

Target, on the other hand, sells a variety of standard bagged ice items for around $5. Dry ice may be purchased at Walmart for as little as $1-$1.5 per pound, or you can produce your own at home for a fraction of the cost.

David Krug