Quick Tip: Buy King Arthur Flour at Target

It’s no secret I’m a fan of King Arthur Flour. I’ve written up a number of their recipes, and I’ve learned most of what I know about baking from their website and cookbook.

I also only bake with King Arthur flour. There are so many variables to take into account when baking, I like knowing the flour itself will never let me down. The company has distinguished itself through its environmental practices (scroll down) and how it sources and mills its grains. King Arthur Flour has legions of fans, including Martha Stewart and the television show Top Chef.

King Arthur flour might be the best, but it’s also one of the most expensive. At my local grocery store a 5-pound bag of all-purpose flour costs $5.99, while lower-quality flours frequently cost half as much. You can shop online at King Arthur Flour, but even there a 5-pound bag costs $4.95, plus shipping. I resigned myself to paying a premium for premium flour.

That’s until I was randomly browsing the grocery store isles of my local Target a few months ago. The familiar red flour bag caught my eye and I thought to myself, “I can’t believe Target sells King Arthur Flour!” A split-second later I read the price. “And it’s so cheap!” I thought. Yes, at Target a 5-pound bag of either bread flour or all-purpose flour only costs $3.19.

I was certain the low price was to clear inventory, but I’ve been back many times since then to buy more flour and the price has always been the same. These are enormous savings that make King Arthur flour competitive on price alone with most other flour manufacturers.

I don’t know for certain that King Arthur flour is available in every Target nationwide, but I spoke with a Target sales representative and did a couple of spot checks in different states across the country. King Arthur flour is available in a lot of stores. The next time you’re in Target, check to see if King Arthur flour is on the shelf. It’s the best flour to use, but you might as well be buying it cheap.

  • http://www.kingarthurflour.com Allison@KingArthurFlour

    So glad you enjoy our flours – and were able to find them at Target for a much better price! We appreciate that our loyal fans are willing to pay more for reliable quality, but honestly – these days, every penny counts!

    We’d love to partner with you on something if you’re interested. Your blog is great, and we don’t yet work with many blogging men! Give me a shout and we can talk about the possibilities.

    Thanks for the love – and happy baking!

  • http://www.kingarthurflour.com Allison@KingArthurFlour

    P.S. Our all-purpose and bread flours are available in all Super Targets and many Target P-Fresh stores nationwide; our whole wheat and white whole wheat flours will be available in the same stores starting in August. I hope many of your readers will find them locally! Thanks-

    • Charkey11

      Dear Alison, this flour sounds great ! What is the protein content ? And, most importantly,
      Any chance of finding it in WA ? Many thanks, Julia, ,who loves baking

      • http://themanlyhousekeeper.com Mark Evitt

        I can’t speak to when the flours might be available in Washington, but I can tell you the protein content. The AP flour is ll.7% protein; the bread flour is 12.7%.

  • Elenaherrera0

    thanks for the slider bun recipe, i must try it. however, i am in desperate need of a good homemade sausage/hot dog bun! the best ones i can find to buy either have too much egg or are too large or won’t hold up to the various toppings - sauerkraut, pickles, diced tomatoes-salsas or whatever….  maybe you’d consider it? spring and summer just aren’t that far away!

  • Debwoolsey

    Our Meijer sells KAF for $3.99 and Walmart sells only the all purpose for $3.49. When it goes on sale for less, I buy about 25-30 lbs and store it in my deep freezer. I’m now checking for it at Target!

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