Does Crayola Chalk contain calcium carbonate?

Crayola manufactures two types of chalk, extruded and molded.

Extruded chalk, such as Crayola Anti-Dust White Chalk, primarily contains calcium carbonate. Molded chalk, such as Crayola Children's Chalk (available in white or colored), is a softer chalk, and is not dustless.  This type of chalk is recommended for children's chalkboards as well as construction paper, cardboard boxes and paper bags. 

Crayola Sidewalk Chalk is a molded chalk that is not intended for use on chalkboard surfaces. It does not include calcium carbonate. This product contains plaster of paris which has a gritty texture and may scratch your chalkboard.

While Crayola Children's Chalk is generally sold at toy, grocery and drug stores, Crayola Anti-Dust Chalk is normally found at school and educational supply stores. To locate a teacher/educational supply store near you, please check your local yellow pages under “school supplies.”

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