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Old 03-26-2020, 05:47 PM   #1
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Searching for flour - found it

For more than 30 years I have made all our bread products and have been having a challenge finding ANY type of flour.

Happily I found a resource and ordered a 50-pound bag of bread flour today. I usually buy my bread flour at Sams in 25-pound bags.

Never mind.

No flour is available in my area right now and I am thankful I can get what I need. I just received an email telling me my flour is on its way.

If you are interested, you can check out this link look at this . Got it.

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Old 03-27-2020, 06:07 AM   #2
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How are you storing your flour? Curious about other people storage techniques.

I’m fortunate that I bought a bunch of 5lb KA flour at Chrístmas time when it is on sale.
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:17 AM   #3
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How are you storing your flour? Curious about other people storage techniques.
I was actually thinking the same thing.
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:10 AM   #4
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For flours that I will be using regularly and soon, I store them in canisters on the kitchen counter. For flours that I won't be using soon or that I don't use often, I store them in the freezer.
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:56 AM   #5
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I dont use enough flour to purchase 50# bags but I usually have a few 5# bags in reserve. I put them in one of the large seal a meal bags, seal them then store them in a cool spot in my basement. The flours that I use routinely and that are opened are stored in huge tupperware bins I got ages ago. Small bags of specialty flours get stored in the resealable sealameal bage and put into the freezer.
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:30 AM   #6
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Since I make all our bread products, I go through flour pretty fast. 25 pounds doesn't last very long. As for storing I have several HUGE Tupperware bins that I store the flour in. Otherwise, in the freezer.
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:46 AM   #7
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Do you have to be a Republican to order from them?

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Old 03-27-2020, 12:26 PM   #8
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Guess I'm blind. I only noticed the General Mills logo. I don't care what party the flour belongs to, I'm just super happy to have found it. LOL
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:06 PM   #9
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As of right now, you can order 5 pound bags of AP and bread flour via the King Arthur site. It's on backorder for 3-4 weeks, but at least you can actually order it
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:23 PM   #10
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I saw King Arthur unbleached AP in Publix this weekend. I didn't need it, so I didn't pick up any.
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:52 PM   #11
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I haven't seen any flour, other than a very rare bag of other flour, like almond or coconut, at Publix since all this started. Winn Dixie too. I had just bought some AP and bread flour not long before and Wal-Mart had a little Gold Medal when I had to get medicine so got a bag, but I've been baking more, so am down to about 1/3 bag of bread and just opened the Gold Medal. Considering it took Amazon almost 5 weeks to deliver toilet paper, I'd rather have some on backorder than not at all.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:36 PM   #12
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I was just at the supermarket.

No flour at all .... luckily I bought a bunch at Christmas
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Old 05-03-2020, 10:58 AM   #13
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I just ran out of rye flour, which I never did, before this pandemic, as I would go down to the Amish market, where I bought my dark rye flour, and stock up when I was down to maybe 7 or 8 cups. I can't picture any way that they can practice "social distancing" in that place, and a friend in the area said that she noticed that the parking lot was as packed as always, when she drove by, so I had to look for an online source. Turns out, the best price I got was on whole rye - only $1.44/lb., for 25 lbs. I wouldn't buy that much rye flour, but this will keep well - longer than it will take me to use it.

It never made sense when the market sold whole rye at a considerably higher price than flour - same thing with WW berries there, and in many other places.
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Old 05-03-2020, 02:00 PM   #14
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$7.99 for a 5 pound bag of flour? Talk about price gouging! King Arthur flour, which in my opinion is the best quality flour available, sells for $4.95 for a 5 pound bag of AP or Bread flour, and $5.95 for Whole Wheat, red oe white.
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Old 05-03-2020, 08:58 PM   #15
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Our local Aldi has had flour the last two weekends. I usually go first thing in the morning before things sell out so luckily I managed to get two bag.
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