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Where is the expiration date on Heckers/Ceresota Flour?

The "Best If Used By" date is stamped on the top flap of all bags.  The numbers which follow the date are the time of day and work shift which packed the bag.

What is the shelf life of unbleached flour?

Unbleached Flour has a shelf life of approximately two years.  Although there is nothing to spoil in unbleached flour, we recommend using the flour no longer than six months after the "Best If Used By" date. 

What is the shelf life of whole wheat flour?

Whole wheat flour has a shelf life of approximately one year.  Whole wheat flour can become rancid after one year.  A simple taste test can be performed by stirring up the flour and taking a taste of the flour. 

What is the shelf life of self-rising flour?

Self-rising flour has a shelf life of approximately two years. Although there is nothing to spoil in self-rising flour, we recommend using the flour by its "best by" date because the self-rising flour contains baking powder and baking soda which may lose its potency.

What is the difference between unbleached flour and self-rising flour?

Self-rising flour already contains baking powder, baking soda and salt. Wondering how to convert unbleached flour to self-rising flour? Take one cup of unbleached flour and add 1 tsp. baking powder, ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. baking soda. 

Can unbleached flour be converted to cake flour?

Yes.  Make one cup of cake flour by subtracting two tablespoons from one cup of unbleached flour.

What is the recommended method for storing flour – unbleached, self-rising and whole wheat?

If you do not use flour quickly or frequently, we recommend storing our flour in an airtight container or plastic bag and refrigerating or freezing the flour to preserve freshness.  If you are a frequent user – and we certainly hope you are - we still recommend this method of storage. Take out the desired amount and bring it to room temperature before baking.

What if there are bugs or insects in my flour?

Although the product is shrink-wrapped in plastic for transportation from the mill to the stores, an infestation can occur anywhere once it leaves the mill. If you find Heckers Ceresota flour is infested, please contact us (1-866-866-8627) with the bag code before discarding. We may request that you send us a small sample in a zip-lock bag. We take this problem seriously and want to know if there is a larger problem than a single bag being infested.

What if there are lumps/clumps in my flour?

Flour is hygroscopic and can come into contact with moisture during transit from the mill, in a warehouse or in storage. There may not be visible evidence on the outside of the bag, but it can form hardened particles, lumps or clumps of flour inside the bag. These particles are normally not harmful and can be sifted out. However, if you do not want to do this, please call 1-866-866-8627 for a refund.

Is Heckers/Ceresota Flour Kosher Certified?

Yes! Heckers/Ceresota flour is kosher certified.

Why is Heckers/Ceresota more expensive?

We use only the highest quality hard red winter wheat for producing our flours.

Where is Heckers/Ceresota sold?

Heckers Flour is sold in upstate New Jersey, New York and the New England states. Ceresota is sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, lower New Jersey, greater Philadelphia, and Wisconsin. Purchase it from one of these retailers. 

Can I order Heckers/Ceresota?

Currently, we do not offer our products through our website.  Shipping 5 lbs. is cost prohibitive. Purchase flour through one of our retailers

Do you have any items with your "little boy" logo for sale?

We have tea towels and canvas tote bags printed with our logo available for sale.  These items are printed on a mail order form on the back of our 5-lb retail grocery flour bags.  Please fill out the form and follow the mailing directions.  If you do not have a mail order form, Please call 1-866-866-8627 or e-mail.

Do you have any coupons?

We do not have any coupons available at this time.