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  • Where do you buy your flours (almond, coconut)? Am I overpaying?

    I have been purchasing my coconut and almond flour at my local health food store for $13 for 16 oz. I have a feeling I am overpaying, as a quick online search provided several cheaper options (prices before shipping). How much are you guys paying? Is there a great site online that has quality products and cheap shipping?

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    *cough* Bobs Red Mill

    my local Sunflower Market just had a great sale. I got coconut flour, almond flour, hempseed protein, chia, and a few other things for less than $50 total.
    --Trish (Bork)
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    • #3
      Tropical Traditions has a very good rep around here (haven't tried it myself) and has coconut flour $15/kilo (2.2lbs) regularly, currently on sale for 11.99.

      Trader Joe's has almond meal for (IIRC) $6 and change per lb; almond meal is almond flour from unblanched (with skin) almonds.

      HTH!

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      • #4
        Tropical Traditions rocks! Here's my ref# if you want to try them out
        7625207
        --Trish (Bork)
        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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        • #5
          I buy from Nuts Online. I use a fair amount of almond meal and freeze it. I buy it 25lbs at a time and it's 3.99 a pound. I can't do coconut flour but I believe you could save quite a bit buying bulk.
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          • #6
            Dr. Bork Bork: Bob's Red Mill is the brand I've been buying for $13 a lb! Tropical Traditions looks like a significantly cheaper option for coconut flour, thanks!

            Blackcatbone: Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have to check it out!

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            • #7
              I just bought a packet of Bob's Red Mill coconut flour from the supermarket at 4.50$ or something like that. For almond meal, Trader Joe's has a cheap version. You can also get a bunch of almonds and grind them up finely if you have a good food processor.
              Also see if you can find any big Whole Foods or health food stores in your area that sells stuff from bulk bins - you might be able to find almond flour there as well.
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              • #8
                I got a 1 lb bag of Bobs Red Mill coconut flour for $8 (regularly $11). I think the almond flour was $6.
                --Trish (Bork)
                TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  I get my coconut flour frim Vitamin Cottage (Colorado) for $7.70/lb and order my almond flour online from Honeyville Food Products for about $5/lb but I order that in bulk (6 5lb bags) to get that price.

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                  • #10
                    Pretty cheap from Amazon. I bought these about two months ago. Good fine flour.

                    Let's Do Organic Coconut Flour, 16-OuncePouches (Pack of 6): Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

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                    • #11
                      Here in the UK we have Aldi supermarkets. They don't have any floor staff, they just bring massive crates of food out onto the shop floor. This makes everything cheaper. Almond flour's 1 / 200 grams there, whereas all the other shops charge 2. Keep looking around.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by randallfloyd View Post
                        Here in the UK we have Aldi supermarkets. They don't have any floor staff, they just bring massive crates of food out onto the shop floor. This makes everything cheaper. Almond flour's 1 / 200 grams there, whereas all the other shops charge 2. Keep looking around.
                        We have Aldi here in the states. I wonder how I can get them to start selling almond/coconut flour here?
                        Georgette

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                        • #13
                          I purchase almond flour at honeyvillegrain.com - 5 lb bag of blanched almond flour 29.99 plus shipping is like 5 bucks? I like it

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sarahmasteller View Post
                            I purchase almond flour at honeyvillegrain.com - 5 lb bag of blanched almond flour 29.99 plus shipping is like 5 bucks? I like it
                            Do you use any other brands?
                            -- I know that Elana (from Elana's Pantry online blog) swears by it for her baking. She says the other brands are too course or not blanched.

                            I haven't ordered the honeyvillegrain yet because the Trader Joes brand is so convenient. But I want to see if Elana is right....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cindysue View Post
                              Do you use any other brands?
                              -- I know that Elana (from Elana's Pantry online blog) swears by it for her baking. She says the other brands are too course or not blanched.

                              I haven't ordered the honeyvillegrain yet because the Trader Joes brand is so convenient. But I want to see if Elana is right....
                              She also uses nuts online, which I've been buying from, and they're less expensive. The almond meal is pretty much the same as from Honeyville, which I've also tried. I like nuts online better because they have a bigger selection of things that I use. I've ordered macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, flaxseed meal, coconut oil, pumpkin and chia seeds, dried fruit, etc . . . and it's all been top quality.
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