Over the last couple years, I have become more and more fond of baking all kinds of yeast breads from scratch. Mostly because it’s healthier, but also because it’s tastier than what I can get at the store.
Now I knew not to buy it in the little packets because that was way more expensive than buying it in the jars. Lately, though I had been having trouble finding the Active Dry Yeast in the jar. I can always find the Fast Acting Yeast in jars, but my breads never turn out as well with it.
And if you bake using yeast very often, you know those little packets don’t go very far when you are doing a lot of baking.
My Question: Could buying in bulk be the solution to my dilemma?
I decided to see if I could find a place where I could buy yeast in bulk and maybe save some money in the process. The first place I checked was Amazon.com and almost fell in the floor from shock at the price.
Not because the price was high, but because it was so low for 2 whole pounds (32 oz) of yeast. It was only $9.47 for 2 lbs. Wow!! The brand was Red Star, which I’ve used before, so I knew it was a good brand.
Just the other day, I checked the price at Publix for a little 4 oz jar of Red Star Active Dry Yeast and it was $7.99 plus tax. I know you could probably find it a little cheaper than that at other grocery stores, but that is an almost unbelievable difference.
As you might have guessed, I ordered a pack of that yeast from Amazon. I also needed some other baking supplies, which were also cheaper buying in bulk from Amazon, so I added them to my order to get my total up to $25 for FREE Super Saver Shipping.
No more buying yeast at the grocery store for me, unless it’s an absolute emergency.
What about you? Do you do a lot of baking with yeast? How do you buy your yeast…packets, jars or bulk?
This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday.
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