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White Lily Flour- Anyone Notice A Difference in Texture

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vafarmwife Nov 9, 2009 01:34 PM

I opened a new bag of White Lily flour today. It's not from the Knoxville plant. It's a different texture. It's not a finely milled and is kinda bally. I had some leftover from the Knoxville plant and I compared it with the new bag. I asked DH if he saw and difference and he affirmed it. Has anyone else seen/experienced this?

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  1. MMRuth RE: vafarmwife Nov 9, 2009 01:36 PM

    There was a big discussion about this on the General Topics board last year I think. I still have about ten pounds of the Knoxville kind in my freezer.

    Edit - links to two of the threads:

    http://search.chow.com/search?query=&...

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      vafarmwife RE: MMRuth Nov 9, 2009 01:45 PM

      Thanks- I knew White Lily had been sold and the Knoxville mill had been closed. I was just wondering if maybe I had gotten a bad bag or if this was an across the board problem.

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      bbrokofsky RE: vafarmwife Dec 21, 2009 08:13 AM

      Here in Kentuck we found that white lily flour has gone to the dogs. If you can get Nunn Better where you live at I think you will find it is better then white lily.

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        vafarmwife RE: bbrokofsky Dec 21, 2009 08:23 AM

        I think I got a bag that had been wet or damp. I got another bag a couple of weeks ago and it had much better texture. It wasn't "bally".

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          MMRuth RE: vafarmwife Dec 21, 2009 05:17 PM

          Good to know. Where do you live, BTW? I'm in VA heading down to NC and hoping to pick up some more flour.

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            vafarmwife RE: MMRuth Dec 23, 2009 01:17 PM

            I live in Southwest Virginia.

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        Cookie Baker RE: vafarmwife Dec 22, 2009 10:50 AM

        Sad but true the White Lily company sold out and the new company does not process the flour the same way. I think they do not use the soft winter wheat which attributed to the fine texture of the original flour. I was fortunate to read about the change before it took place and bought 30 pounds to freeze. Making biscuits Christmas morning!

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          vafarmwife RE: Cookie Baker Dec 23, 2009 01:20 PM

          For biscuits, I have switched from White Lilly to a somewhat local brand called Virginia's Best. It's milled in small batches in Elliston, Va. They have produce a great seasoned flout too.

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