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Has anybody used the Gold Medal whole wheat flour?

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MTK

Has anybody used the Gold Medal whole wheat flour?

How is the gluten strength? How is the taste? I can't find good whole wheat flour for bread. I'm considering to purchase some imported whole wheat flour like gold medal to try. Any advice? Thanks~

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golgi70

 I called Gold Medal and here are the specs.  Blend of winter and spring hard red wheat with a minimum of  13.8% protein.  I have not used this flour (if I have it was long ago) and I do believe there are better options especially if you are going to have it shipped to you.  King Arthur should have a few varieties to choose from.  Hope this helps some

 

Josh

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MTK

Thank you. I can buy Gold medal whole wheat in China. But King Arthur is unavailable here. 

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Donkey_hot

Use it all the time, and it is wonderful.  Like it much more than King Arthur Whole Wheat.

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dabrownman

is roughly half the price.  Not as good as home milled though.  I have good luck with all the GM flours as a group.

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Donkey_hot

Here they are priced about the same, but KA seems to be much darker and bitter in comparison.  

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dabrownman

regular price is $3.99 but it goes on sale for $3.49 and KA is now $ 5.65 and never goes on sale at the grocery store  Winco is the only place different and right now $2.99 for GM and $3.98 for KA the cheapest in town.  They used to have KA at $3.42 but that was cheaper than KA website so KA raised the price to Winco.  KA's cult following helps keep its price in the stratosphere but bit is decent flour too.  It's the Apple of the bread balking world..

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MTK

Thank you. Those whole wheat flour I bought in China is like a mix of bran and bread flour. The taste is not that good. I'm going to buy a pack of Gold Medal and have a try.