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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:31 AM

$22 for 3 packages of yeast! Are you $#!*ing me?

https://www.amazon.com/Fleischmanns-RapidRise-Instant-Yeast-Count/dp/B086YY1N4W

That's over $1 per gram. You can buy silver for half that much.

Someone needs to be strapped to a chair and beaten with toy hammers.

I just bought a pound of SAF Gold Instant from King Arthur for $12.95 shipped. At the rate I use it, that's enough to make about 150 loaves of bread.

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Reply $22 for 3 packages of yeast! Are you $#!*ing me? (Original post)
Major Nikon Apr 2020 OP
no_hypocrisy Apr 2020 #1
True Blue American Apr 2020 #2
Major Nikon Apr 2020 #5
True Blue American Apr 2020 #7
cayugafalls Apr 2020 #10
DonaldsRump Apr 2020 #3
WheelWalker Apr 2020 #4
Major Nikon Apr 2020 #6
True Blue American Apr 2020 #8
Major Nikon Apr 2020 #9
eleny Apr 2020 #16
Major Nikon Apr 2020 #14
CottonBear Apr 2020 #11
Runningdawg Apr 2020 #12
procon Apr 2020 #13
Kali Apr 2020 #15
dem in texas Apr 2020 #17
Major Nikon Apr 2020 #18
BrightKnight Apr 2020 #19

Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:35 AM

1. Well done!

I stocked up on yeast (in freezer), baking soda, and baking powder.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:36 AM

2. On back order now!:)

I was going to order it for my Son,who is into baking, bread, cinnamon rolls,etc!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:39 AM

5. Yes, says 3-4 weeks

I think I have enough to last that long. I found a few packages in my freezer that's past the expiration that I'm hoping are still good. I've got neighbors and relatives I'm making bread for. I just hope I can still get flour. I've got a couple of bags left, but that won't last long if I keep everyone stocked with loaves.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:44 AM

7. He had a bottle

But has not been able to find any.

I bought 5 Lbs. Of Pillsbury self rising flour right before the hoarding. Make small recipe of biscuits.Forgot how good they are.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:49 AM

10. I found a place that has yeast in stock, but it is not King Arthur brand.

At least it says it is in stock. Decent price as well.

https://www.wafflepantry.com/lesaffre-saf-instant-yeast-gold-label.html

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:36 AM

3. Disgraceful

Doubly so because it appears it is the manufacturer itself (Fleischmanns) that is is the seller.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:36 AM

4. Sourdough. n/t

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:40 AM

6. The problem there is I have an even bigger problem getting flour

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:46 AM

8. Not easing up yet?

I saw some flour and sugar last time,2 weeks ago.

Now, meat will be in short supply.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:48 AM

9. Not really

About the only thing I can get is King Arthur flour and even that is intermittent. Fine by me as that's what I want anyway.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 08:45 PM

16. I Just ordered some today from Walmart

Two 5lb bags of King Arthur bread flour at a decent price. But this item requires shipping fee. I got it anyway since other places are pricier or out. Not the organic, btw. But it's fine.

I'd been trying to order any kind of bread flour for weeks from my local supermarket but no dice. My cousin scored a bag of KA yesterday at her local store. Hopefully it's a sign that better times are around the corner.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:55 AM

11. I got yeast for about 88 cents per 3 pack at Aldi.

I got both the regular and the fast rising kinds. Iím going to make homemade bagels. My friend made some that looked delicious in the picture she messaged me.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/220619/real-homemade-bagels/

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:57 AM

12. Check small ethnic stores

I hear daily about all the shortages in OK, including yeast. The small neighborhood hispanic mkt has filled my wish list every time. I have 6 large jars in the freezer now. I paid 3.29 for 5lbs of flour there. So as not to run them short, we buy one package each time we shop (@every 2 weeks).

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 12:10 PM

13. Bread and circuses"; Riots started over bread shortages.

The price gougers were getting 9$ when I looked a couple of weeks ago, now its more than doubled. I'll be damned if I'll buy yeast from those rotten profiteers. The other problem is flour, which now also costs a fortune, and I don't have enough to make bread even if I had yeast.

The Romans used "bread and circuses", distributing free food and staging huge grotesque spectacles, to distract the restless populous from their economic decline and social upheaval.

Parallels can be drawn between today's historic events and the way the old Roman Republic was replaced by the new Roman Empire. The Senate devolved into feckless yes men, the first consul became an emperor, all because of bread shortages.







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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 01:33 PM

15. I haven't checked on yeast, but flour has been unavailable every time

I shopped the past month or so. (about once per week or 10 days) last Friday they did have the 25 (50?) lb cloth sacks of Blue Bird, but I wasn't sure I had anyplace to store it. Freezer is a mess, I really need to work on it.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 03:32 AM

17. All Purpose Flour and Yeast are Top Supermarket Sellers

Executive from the Kroger Super Market Chain was on TV this morning talking about what is selling best for the stay-at-homes. Yeast was #4. APF was not far behind. Seems everybody is baking bread.

I use yeast often, making French bread and pizza dough. Guess I will treasure the yeast I have on hand, must be as precious as toilet paper.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 11:22 AM

18. I just scored some more King Arthur flour today

My yeast water project is about 5 days from viability.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 11:22 AM

19. I got a pound of yeast for less than $20 on Amazon last week

I was able to get a 50 lb sack of flour from a baking supply company. My grocery store has started to sell weighed bags of flour from bulk sources.

Consumer packing plants may be over capacity but I donít think we have an actual shortage of flour.



I just did a quick Amazon search and found 2 lbs of Red Star active dry yeast for 6.99. I found 1 lb of another brand for less than $5. I paid less than $20 for mine with shipping.

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