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Old 03-21-2009, 06:39 PM
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I went to TJs today (as I do most days), and for the first time saw that they have replaced King Arthur flours with TJ brand flour. Interestingly, they are the two same types -- All Purpose and White Whole Wheat, which has me wondering if this is a private label deal with King Arthur. They don't get downward price pressure at their other retail locations by selling at a low price through Trader Joe's. This is a completely uninformed guess.

Does anyone know anything about this?

I will keep looking into it. I wrote the other day that KA flour I buy through TJ's is a pretty reasonable percentage of my caloric intake.

Hmmmm.
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:37 PM
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Here's a post about it on the KA blog:
Say it ain?t so, Joe?s! | King Arthur Flour - Bakers? Banter

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Old 03-21-2009, 10:20 PM
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Wow. I have to think about this for a minute.

50lb bags for Giustos organic flour from San Francisco?

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Old 03-23-2009, 12:48 AM
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Giustos is awesome flour! Their High Performer works great.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:45 PM
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Sorry to change the subject but didn't know where to post this. I found some San Marzano Pomodoro seeds imported from Italy. They were in a deli in little italy Chicago.
I have about 12 plants potted and am hoping for success in my garden. The company that packages them is Franchi Sementi. The writing is in Italian and only shows the places in italy to plant them and what month. Just a little tidbit of information
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:49 PM
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I email TJ's to see if they would disclose any more details on the house brand flour. We'll see what they say.

We can get KA flour at Smart and Final. I'm still deciding what to do.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:41 PM
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If the email doesn't yield a credible response, you might try asking the manager at your local store. I've found them to be "open books" to past questions I've asked.
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you might try asking the manager at your local store.
I remember once asking for yeast at the local TJ. "Oh, that's a seasonal item: come back at Christmas" I was told.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:21 PM
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OK, some are better than others.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:42 AM
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50lb bags for Giustos organic flour from San Francisco?

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Have you tried the Giustos flour before?
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