Thursday, November 10, 2011

Western Beef: Cheap flour?

I stopped by Western Beef yesterday to take advantage of a great deal that they have this week: a 5-lb bag of Flavorite all-purpose flour (their house brand) for 99¢, with an additional $10.00 purchase.

I picked out a few veggies, a couple cans of beans on sale for 50¢ each, and a salad for lunch from their deli (not counted here - that comes out of my personal expenses budget).  Once I was sure that I had $10.00 worth, I picked up the bag of flour.

As I put it in my cart, a woman came up to me and said, "I wouldn't get that if I were you."

I was surprised.  "Why?" I asked.

"That flour is terrible.  Everything I bake with it doesn't come out right."

I thought for a moment, then said, "You're probably right, but I'm going to try it anyway."

So is it cheap flour in price, or cheap flour in quality?  We'll find out.  Personally, I doubt that it is any different from the house brand flours you'd find at Publix or ALDI, and I've never had a problem with those flours.  So we shall see!

Here's what I got:

1 head iceberg lettuce @ 99¢
2 bunches scallions @ 2/$1.29 = $1.29
1.65 lb tomatoes @ 79¢/lb = $1.22
1.53 lb red pepper @ $1.19/lb = $1.82
2 cans Rico black beans @ 50¢ - $1.00
1 5-lb bag Flavorite all-purpose flour @ 99¢ (regularly $2.09)

Total spent: $7.31
Total saved: $1.10

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J Rodney November 12, 2011 at 2:48 AM  

I hope you are going to let us know about the flour:)I don't see a difference between the expensive flour and the Aldi and Publix brands, so it would definitely be interesting to see if you agree with her or not.

Thank you for linking up your savings at the Weekly Savings Linky @ Frugality Is Free.

Tamona November 13, 2011 at 7:38 PM  

I buy cheap flour a lot and OMG that flour bag looks exactly like the bags they sell at Albertsons.It's their store brand. I buy it in the big 13lb bags too.

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