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00 Flour at whole foods
« on: April 04, 2011, 09:55:06 AM »
I was shopping at wholefoods yesterday and was checking out all the flours they had available and I found a bag of Italian 00 flour. I finally found a bag other than Caputo in a store near me. I can't wait to see the difference between this and Caputo.


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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 10:01:23 AM »
I was shopping at wholefoods yesterday and was checking out all the flours they had available and I found a bag of Italian 00 flour. I finally found a bag other than Caputo in a store near me. I can't wait to see the difference between this and Caputo.

Is it King Arthur? In a brown bag with a red label?

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 10:03:16 AM »
No it wasn't I will take a pic when I get home it could be it was a brown bag I don't remember the label I shall post pic when I go home.

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 08:15:55 AM »
John you were right it is the King Arthur brand. have you tried this?

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 10:43:58 AM »
Hmmm, looking forward to hearing the reviews about this one.  What was the price on it Mike?  I'll have to see if my local whole foods carries it or not. 

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 10:45:32 AM »
Chau to tell you the truth I bought a few things as well so i dont really remember off the top of my head. I will do a 50/50 mix with KABF aand this is a 3 pound bag.
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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 11:06:14 AM »
This flour is 8.5% protein - it needs to cut heavily with something stronger for pizza use (IMHO). By contrast, Caputo 00 Pizzeria is around 12% protein.

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/king-arthur-italian-style-flour-3-lb

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 11:07:08 AM »
Like 50/50 blend of bread flour?

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011, 11:08:43 AM »
Like 50/50 blend of bread flour?

I would think so.

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 11:09:19 AM »
At 8% I'll pass.  Maybe 75/25 Hg/KA00.


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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 11:36:55 AM »
Chau what is the protein content of Caputo 00?

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 11:47:23 AM »
I have tried this flour a ways back and found it marginal at best. It's the kings attempt to sell a 00 "Italian style flour" even the restaurant depot 00 blew this away.
Now that I found the big ole bag of Caputo I doubt I will stray again for a while
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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2011, 11:49:49 AM »
Ugh alright I guess ill try the 25/75 mix then. Where did you find the big blue bag?

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2011, 11:58:02 AM »
Chau what is the protein content of Caputo 00?

Around 12%.

It is a common misconception that 00 flour is all the same. 00 flour can range from 8-14% and beyond. The designation of Type 00 only refers to the grind fineness.

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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2011, 11:58:25 AM »
 Here is some other mention of this flour http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,486.0.html h Down around reply 11, I am getting the big 55 lbs of Caputo for 35$ cah and carry elmwood park NJ
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Re: 00 Flour at whole foods
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2013, 05:40:20 PM »
I used the King Arthur "clone" of 00 yesterday. I picked it up on a lark at a chef supply store. The bag is pictured above. It worked alright, but not nearly as the Caputo 00 I've been using the last few months. I'm not an expert, so I've got no place to be critical of any miller. I'll just attest to my opinion that I think I need more protein than what's in this blend. I didn't realize it's protein level until I read this post today.