Monday, August 9, 2010

A Field Trip to King Arthur Flour

My family will tell you that I am terrible at directions. I have an uncanny ability to turn in the wrong direction – almost without fail. Even worse than directions, I am really bad at geography. I know where everything is in the kitchen, but on a map – uh, not so much. So, imagine my surprise when I discovered that King Arthur Flour was located just across the river from where my son attends college. In my defense, Dartmouth is in Hanover, New Hampshire, and King Arthur Flour is in Norwich, Vermont.

Once I discovered where this campus was located, I knew we had to visit. I call it a campus because it’s a school, a bakery, and a store. I expected to check it out and come out with a handful of the new gluten-free baking mixes, but the store felt more like a candy shop than a store. It’s a delightful place, with all kinds of cool baking tools, and a lot more allergen-free and gluten-free products than I expected.

Here’s a sample of what I came home with:

A couple exotic foods - Madagascar vanilla and European lemon zest.

Some baking tools that I have had a hard time finding.

 I needed a really big stainless steel bowl for mixing flours. And the little stainless prep bowls were just too cute.

Exotic allergen-free chocolate. Need I say more?

 Super-fine sugar just for baking. Have you ever seen this before? I hadn't!

A trio of gluten-free flours.

Now that I know where the store is, I’ll be sure to plan future trips around college pick-ups and drop-offs.


Unknown said...

I only bake with King Arthur flour-all purpose, bread and whole wheat. It's the best.

What a cute place! I loved finding out about their exotic chocolates.

Thanks for the virtual field trip!

Funny- my security code for submitting this comment is "aroma"! How fitting.

Colette said...

Food Allergy Assistant, if you are ever in the area, it's definitely worth a trip!

Libby said...

I am so jealous, I love King Arthur! (Now I'm going to scour their website for those chocolates.) Be sure to post some of the goodies you make!

I'm glad I ran across your site!

Colette said...

Libby, I am really just lucky that my son happens to be going to college near their site! Definitely plan to post some recipes!

Allison said...

So glad you found us, Colette! Looks like you'll be having some fun in the kitchen. :-)
Let me know if you'd like to sample/review any of our new gluten-free mixes!


Colette said...

Allison, thanks for the offer. You have sent me a box full of the gluten-free and you can find some of the reviews here (a few yet to try). I do have a question for you though -- is there a way to reach you? Thanks!