King Arthur Flour
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It isn’t every day that we get to sing the praises of a brand that has more than stood the test of time. But this company is different. King Arthur Flour has been in business for more than two centuries (yes, CENTURIES!). From initially sold as an English import to finding its American roots and offering a wide selection of baking staples, King Arthur Flour has earned its rightful place in our pantries and our hearts. But what’s even more noteworthy is the company’s long-standing commitment to the environment, ethical farming practices, and desire to incorporate quality ingredients into each of their delicious products.
The History of King Arthur Flour
King Arthur Flour has been an American pantry staple since 1790, when Henry Wood began importing flour from England and established a business at Boston’s Long Wharf. This became the ancestor company of King Arthur Flour today. In 1825, the company began milling flour from American grown wheat, effectively ending English imports. After it was introduced as a “new and improved” flour at the Boston Food Fair in 1896, the evolved product was named King Arthur for it’s Arthurian attributes: "purity, loyalty, honesty, superior strength, and a dedication to a higher purpose.” The company has since moved from Boston to Norwich, Vermont where it maintains its headquarters today.
King Arthur Flour Company Mission
King Arthur Flour is committed to making the world stronger and better through the simple act of baking. Each ingredient is sourced based on the company’s core values: purity, quality, trust, sustainability, and integrity. That means omitting artificial ingredients, enforcing strict quality standards, working closely with suppliers, striving for sustainability, and always demonstrating ethical and fair labor practices.
Benefits of King Arthur Flour
King Arthur Flour products are made from premium ingredients harvested using ethical, sustainable practices that put the earth first. From its signature flour to gluten-free flours and mixes, to wholesome baking staples that are exceptional in taste and quality. Here are some of the company values you can expect when shopping their impressive line of baking staples:
- Ethically Farmed
- Sustainably Sourced
- Preservative Free
- Gluten-Free Options
- Sun-Powered Facility
- Certified B Corporation
- Donates to Local Hunger Relief Organizations
Top King Arthur Flour Products
Stock up on these King Arthur Flour favorites.
We can almost smell the fresh bread, flakey biscuits, and moist cakes that might come from this 5-pound bag of unenriched, certified organic flour that continues to be a favorite among amaterur and professional bakers alike.
You’ll flip for this gluten-free mix, made with brown rice flour. Just add eggs and your choice of milk and enjoy a fluffy short stack that also includes iron, calcium, and vitamin D.
Enjoy a decadent treat without the gluten thanks to this mix that includes a specialty flour blend and rich cocoa. Just add eggs, butter or oil, and water and you’re in for a sweet treat.
Recipes With King Arthur Flour
Be a whisk taker with these Arthur-approved recipes!
Not quite a cobbler, not quite a traditional pie, this beauty has a crust of all-purpose flour, brown sugar, and butter that’s then filled with Earl Grey-infused peaches, cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Fabulously festive and sure to earn rave reviews, this twist on the Austrian classic Linzer sandwich cookie includes delicious hazelnut meal and an irresistible blackberry filling.
You might be surprised to learn this comfort food dish is dairy-free, but the flavors are so unique you’ll hardly notice thanks to a combination of mashed potatoes, pumpkin puree, and brown sugar paired with a savory rosemary gravy.