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Offline salval

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Where's the Wallaby?!
« on: February 11, 2011, 01:30:57 am »
Has anyone else found that Coles are no longer stocking Wallaby Bakers Flour?

Both my GL & I have had problems at our separate supermarkets.

What's the alternative? I know someone out there will have a suggestion  ;)

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Karen
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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 01:50:56 am »
I have noticed a few months ago that Coles didn't have Wallaby flour, and then it magically appeared again.

Maybe they have limited stock coming in?

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 02:03:59 am »
I know the mill where I get my flour (Kialla) was flooded last month so maybe Laucke (wallaby brand) had the same problem. This is they're website if you want to ask them. I have asked them questions before about they're flour and they have got back to fairly quickly.  ;) http://www.laucke.com.au/flours.html

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 02:05:57 am »
Aaaaah Nay-nay, yep this may be the case. I'll make an enquiry. Thanks both of you for your replies - I knew I'd get help here :)

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 02:08:54 am »
I just checked at coles online and our local store still stocks it.  I buy 10kg bags of organic laucke bread flour from my local health food store for $30.  It is a little more expensive but is an option until Wallaby becomes available.  :)

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 08:07:56 am »
I really like Lighthouse strong bread flour - it makes beautiful foccaicia and pizza bases.

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011, 09:23:53 am »
Could just buy Laucke Bread Mix,  $20 for 10k.  Don't add sugar, salt or improver.  Yeast is included.

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 01:12:17 am »
Chookie do you use that for your sourdough?
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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 02:17:55 am »
Our Coles is out of Wallaby now too.  Has anyone tried Defiance 5kg bread flour?  I am guessing it must be similar to Wallaby, but bleached.

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 03:35:29 am »
Yes Cookie,  I use this for my sourdough and also to feed my starter.  Being basically lazy,  I then don't have to add the sug. salt and improver.  I used to use Defiance but feel the Laucke is better Chelsea.  Better flavor and texture.

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 11:24:41 am »
I used to use Defiance before Wallaby became available - same results as far as I am concerned.  I see Laucke's Wallaby flour now has folate added to it like the rest of them. I thought they were not going to.
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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 12:18:23 am »
Our Coles is out of Wallaby now too.  Has anyone tried Defiance 5kg bread flour?  I am guessing it must be similar to Wallaby, but bleached.
Yep - I'm using this atm because there was no other choice. Everything working out fine. Hoping my organic flour will be back in this week.
I used to use Defiance before Wallaby became available - same results as far as I am concerned.  I see Laucke's Wallaby flour now has folate added to it like the rest of them. I thought they were not going to.
Yes they were facing BIG fines from the government if they didn't conform but I think they are still actively fighting against it.

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011, 02:28:35 am »
what was wrong with the folate being added? I remember the topic a few months ago, but have forgotten why there is an issue with its addition.
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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2011, 05:02:44 am »
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1736.0
that's the topic - in short it is from a synthetic source and many experts predict it to be a cancer causing product.   :-\

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Re: Where's the Wallaby?!
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2011, 08:26:49 am »
My local Coles had 3 bags of wallaby on the shelf after having none last week
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