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brown syrupy liquid in bagged salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by fran m, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. fran m

    fran m Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Today at the hardware store Ipicked up a few bags of ice melt in 40lb bags. They were getting rid of them because the salt caked up and was old. It sat outside since last year. When dropped the salt broke up fine. There is a brown syrupy substance in the bags that is about the cosistancy of motor oil. I dont know what it is. The bags are intact. Is this salt still good? What is the sweet syrupy substance?

    The salt is blizzard wizzard 40 lb bags. Sorry for typos .typing on a tablet.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  2. It most likely a anti cake coating that was applied to bulk salt then bagged
  3. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Probably similiar to Magic salt, some form of brewers/distillers waste, maybe some mag or cal mix with it. Google the name of the product if your that worried about it.
  4. SaratogaSnowPro

    SaratogaSnowPro Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Its just the molasses/magnessium applied to the salt in the Blizzard Wizard/"The new" Magic Salt.
    The old Magic would have Distillers/Mag.