That's 16 kg of strong white bread flour, and 1 kg of each of buckwheat flour, wholegrain spelt flour, barleycorn flour, wholemeal (wheat) flour, gram flour, kamut flour, malthouse flour, white spelt flour, and gluten-free plain flour. I should mention that Doves Farm wrapped the gluten free flours in plastic to keep them from being contaminated.
We hadn't initially planned to buy so much flour. We wanted a massive bag of strong white bread flour as we use so much of it, and Clare discovered Doves Farm. I then noticed their unusual delivery pricing, based on both the price and weight of the order, which can be summarised with the following table:
|0 kg - 30 kg||30 kg - 60 kg||60 kg - 90 kg|
|£0.00 - £4.99||FREE||£5.55||£11.10|
|£5.00 - £9.99||£6.50||£12.05||£17.60|
|£10.00 - £14.99||£6.00||£11.55||£17.10|
|£15.00 - £19.99||£5.50||£11.05||£16.60|
|£20.00 - £29.99||£5.00||£10.55||£16.10|
The £6.50 delivery on an order worth £5 seems a bit much to me, but what caught my attention was the free delivery on orders of £30 provided they aren't also over 30 kg. Wheat flour costs less than £1/kg, but adding a few more interesting flours (or any of their other products that cost more than £1/kg) will drag the order into the free delivery zone. The vast array of flour in our order totally £30.01. For once it was a coincidence that it hit so close to £30, and nothing to do with my obsessive personality.