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King Arthur on Sale!

Fireweed's picture
Fireweed

King Arthur on Sale!

I don't know if it just local, but Wegman's in Cherry Hill, NJ, has 5 lb. bags of King Arthur Flour on sale for $3.29.  Most stores in my area charge $4.99 for King Arthur so this is a good deal and I intend to stock up!

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suave

Isn't Walmart national price $3.12/bag at the moment?

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LindyD

Wally World up here sells it for $3.68 - they moved the KAF bags to the bottom shelf and filled up the top and middle shelves with their crappy "Great Value" bleached, bromated garbage that was probably milled in Diazinonstan.


The KA BF and AP are on sale at Meijers this week for $2.99, if there's one near  you.

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suave

Yeah, there's one about a mile down the road, but when I got there, they did not have any traditional ww, which I wanted to get the most.  Well, at least I got 10# of AP - now I can compare to Better for Bread, which at 2.40 is my staple.

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Postal Grunt

I'd like to see my local WalMart carry KAF. They do have wheatMontana Bronze Chief and the Eagle Mill AP and WWW. KAF is available at Dillon's, which is supplied by Kroger, but it's $4.99 for a 5# bag.

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rick.c

That might be the regular price @ wegmans.  I know all the stores in Rochester NY & surrounding always are $3.xx.  The one thing they have lower than most other stores.


Rick

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Fireweed

At my Cherry Hill, NJ, Wegman's the regular price for all 5 lb. bags of KAF is $3.99.  It's one of the few reasons I stop there.  They also have bulk bins so I can get wheat bran, millet, etc. at a good price. 

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Floydm

I noticed KA Flour was under $4/pound at my local grocery store too. 


This is a good time of year to watch for sales and stock up on baking supplies.  Grocery stores go into a baking supply price war around the winter holidays, and I would imagine this year with the weak economy the discounts are going to be deeper than ever.

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giertson

I am terribly jealous of all of you right now. I'm upstate NY born and currently living in NYC. The loss of Wegmans is like the loss of a hand sometimes. The cheapest I can find KA AP is usually 5 and change at whole foods. THere is even a local grovery store near my place that sells KA AP for 8 DOLLARS per 5 lb bag!

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mrfrost

Well, not really the same, but here in Atlanta, with my local store brand unbleached AP at $1.50, and White Lily bread flour at $2.24, I just can't justify paying paying $3.89 - $4.29 for KA products.

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althetrainer

We are in Canada and we never get anything like that.  Any good flour is like gold.  Robinhood is the only one that goes on sale once in a blue moon.

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nbicomputers

no reason to be jealous


in nyc there are so many bakery supply house you have your pick of where to go for comerical items not abailable it stores as long as you are willing to spend at least 50 dollars


fresh yeast, 50 pounds of flour for a price you would not even guess at


how about 31 dollars for a 30 pound pail of non dairy whipt topping base.  which ls the same as  45 pounds of heavy cream what would that cost in a store? and real doughnut jelly yes you can get jam in the store but its not the same.


 

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giertson

Interesting point, and I should have considered that by now. I am pretty strictly a bread baker, so flour interests me most. Could you or anybody else recommend any commercial bakery flours I could buy in bulk that could satisfactorily replace my standard KA brand?

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nbicomputers

no reason to replace anything most of the KA flours are available to bakeries in 50 pound bags and at a fraction of the store price


sir galahad, king arther special patent (not in stores), lancalot are all available i am sure under 20.00 a 50 pound bag


 

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giertson

Well that is just terrific, and thank you for this advice. I will have to start looking into places to make these purchases. At the rate I blow through flour it is incredibly costly to keep spending 5 per bag, and with winter coming I should have no trouble storing 50 lb bags. Besides, even those will go quick I'm sure. The more flour I have the more I just bake just for the giddy hell of it. 

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nbicomputers

easer here are two places that stock ka flour as well as General mills pro flour


http://www.ottobrehm.com/products.html


in yonkers very close to the bronx on tuckaho rd right off the saw mill parkway


and this one close to hunts point in the bronx


http://www.dairylandusa.com


but i recomend otto brehm these guys are good supplers and deal with pros so know what you want when you go.

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giertson

Thanks again for being so helpful!

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Fireweed

Any special advice on storing flour that might not get used for a while?  If I buy 20 bags should I store extras in the freezer?  I make all our bread and usually go through a couple of bags a month, but I've never bought more than a few bags at a time.

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nbicomputers

at under 75 degrees F flour stores very well during the winter here in ny i just keep it in a room with a window open (screen of course) when it gets hot the windows get closed and the air conditioner comes on at at 75 degrees F for the summer.


no reason to freeze it unless the wife does not want to sleep with 200 pounds of flour in the bedroom mine does not care since she is the one that gets to eat the fruits of my labor and also she is under standing that since i can no longer work as a pro baker which i did for 25 + years she knows i miss it and only get to bake as home now.