Andrea emailed with the following question about the prices for baking ingredients.
You recently posted about how to spot a good deal on meat prices and I absolutely loved the article since I am still relatively new to couponing and deal shopping. I am also very new to baking and I am hoping to get a mixer very soon, I am very lost however when it comes to how much to pay for these Items. I would love it if you could outline a good price for things like flour, sugar, brown sugar, yeast… for those of us who would like to be more frugal when it came to baking.
Here’s a short list of the best recent prices that I hope will help guide you as you purchase baking ingredients.
- 2 lb. brown sugar – $1.50
- 5 lb. white flour – $1.50
- 5 lb whole wheat flour – $2.50
- 5 lb white sugar – $2
- Shortening – $3 for large container
- 1 lb butter – $2
- (Margarine can often be found free with right sale price and coupon matchup)
- Baking chips, semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate – $1.49 per 16 oz bag
- Canned pumpkin – $1 per 15 oz can
- Evaporated milk – Free with coupon and sale price
- Honey – $20 for 5 lbs., raw and local
- Agave Nectar – $5 for 16 oz. bottle
- Sucanat – Not sure…as I’ve only bought it on one occasion
- 1 lb. packages pecans, walnuts, whole, sliced or slivered almonds – $3
- Yeast jar tends to be cheaper than the packets, store in the fridge
Also, keep in mind that we are coming up on the holiday season…which is the best time to stock up on baking ingredients!
What about you?! Do you see similar prices? What are some ways that you save on baking ingredients?! Do you buy in bulk?! From health food stores?!