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Old 03-01-2011, 04:52 PM   #11
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That's a good price, Beth. I know my Walmart carries KA, too. And I figured it had to be cheaper than the town grocer, but at 11 miles per gallon... lol.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:54 PM   #12
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That's a good price, Beth. I know my Walmart carries KA, too. And I figured it had to be cheaper than the town grocer, but at 11 miles per gallon... lol.
Can you fit a pallet of flour in the trunk?

I wish I could order it in like 20# bags... well, bread flour.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:54 PM   #13
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Try to buy flours which have at least one year to go to their 'best used before date'. We repackage some of KA's more expensive 3# bags of flours into either 1 gallon mayonnaise or half gallon vacuum sealed wide mouth mason jars. Speaking of expensive, KA's charging-
Over $2.31 per pound for Italian Style and Lancelot High Gluten Flour
$2.65 per pound for First Clear and
Over $2.83 per pound of Extra Fancy Durum

We try to extend the use of these expensive flours by cutting them with Pillsbury, Gold Medal, or Heckers.

We bought 30 lbs of various KA flours last month for $75 + shipping. It will likely be higher next year.
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Can you fit a pallet of flour in the trunk?

I wish I could order it in like 20# bags... well, bread flour.
Talk to a local restaurant or bakery and ask if you could add a bag of bread flour to their order. Or, check at a restaurant supplier--some sell to people "off the street." This is almost verbatim what Robin Hood's customer service rep told me when I griped that whole wheat wasn't available in 20# bags anymore. The other place to inquire would be a bulk food store.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:51 PM   #15
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Can you fit a pallet of flour in the trunk?

I wish I could order it in like 20# bags... well, bread flour.
I could get a few pallets on my trailer.
Are you interested in a flour for fresh seafood rendezvous?

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Oh heck.. I meant truck not trunk to begin with.. with that mileage it better be a truck at least.

You'd probably want me to split mileage too eh?
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naww, I'll bring you an extra bag of flour for every extra lobster you bring me
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #18
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Oh.. I don't have fresh lobster
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I think I'll buy the Pillsbury then (or it may have been Gold Medal) and stick with a name brand. I'll save the KA purchase for the bread flour I buy, as it's the only bread flour I've seen offered around here anyway.
It's not like I burn through a lot of AP flour, but $2.50/bag is a nice savings.

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Ps We have a local baker than only uses unbleached flour for his trad British bread its very good, so the only bread I make is ciabatta and ficelle mainly in the summer. I then store my imported flour using that brilliant US invention the Food Saver its worth its weight in gold or to be accurate it saves the average family of four who buy food from US supermarket $600 per annum in waste.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:23 AM   #20
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Good tip on the FS. I wouldn't have thought about using it for flour.
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