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LARGE packet of active dry yeast

jonship May 29, 2007 06:16 AM

I used to get a large packet of active dry yeast from Whole Foods at Symphony, but yesterday they only seemed to have those small packets that contain a couple of teaspoons or so? Any suggestions in the area? Thanks.

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  1. itaunas RE: jonship May 29, 2007 06:42 AM

    At least with SAF Instant yeast, I always found the packages at Whole Foods to be on the older side. If you have a car Savage & Co on Elm in Waltham, Costco I believe has the larger packages, and if you could get someone to buy it at Restaurant depot for you they have it.

    If you are in the city and no car, you could try BMS paper supply in JP although hopefully someone else can confirm they carry yeast.

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      jonship RE: itaunas May 29, 2007 07:43 AM

      I don't remember the brand from Whole Foods, but it always seemed to be good for a while. Thanks for your suggestions - I'll probably take a trip to Waltham.

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      winedude RE: jonship May 29, 2007 11:15 AM

      Costco definitely has the larger size. It's about 3 bucks, and it must be a least a couple of pounds worth. I've never been able to finish one, though they last quite a while.

      1. Science Chick RE: jonship May 29, 2007 11:35 AM

        Not sure how large the packets you've been getting are, but I get the jars of active yeast (Fleischman's, I think) from most supermarkets . Had the same one for 3 years and it's still goin' strong.

        1. trufflehound RE: jonship May 29, 2007 02:29 PM

          Any of the big box, Sam's, BJ's, Costco have them You get a lifetime supply for what the packets cost. Also in Watertown there is(or was) PPV a restaurant supply place .

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            KitchenAid RE: jonship May 29, 2007 04:22 PM

            I love the french yeast from William Sonoma. It doesn't need to be refrigerated. I think its from Safmex. And the price is reasonable.

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