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LeSaffre Saf Instant Yeast Gold 1 Pound

Last Updated: July 10, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.3
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Review Summary - 459 recent, verified reviews

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Food Items
 141
yeast, dough, breads, sweet, pizza
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The Yeast (Gold) always works in my bread machine.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it in some sweet dough and I have never seen it rise so quickly  ...  "
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" ...  Finally found bread yeast, thank goodness  ...  "
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" ...  Plus it works well on my bread, cakes.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using it for a 100% whole wheat honey bread I've made in my bread machine for many years, but now, of course, I can't get yeast in the store. ... I read in the description that this yeast is for sweet breads. ... My bread is 1/4 cup honey to 3-1/2 cups flour -- I wasn't sure that was sweet bread, although I think it meets the criterion specified in the description (5% sugar.) ... I was thinking more like banana bread, but I don't know.  ...  "
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" ...  I cooked soft n fluffy fry bread with the help of yeast  ...  "
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" ...  I used it to make bread with my breadmaker last night, and the loaf I made rose much more than it normally does.  ...  "
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" ...  Just follow the recipe, with about 40 minutes under room temperature for proofing, got really good bread.  ...  "
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Baking
 113
yeast, baking, breads, bake, sweet
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Used in a bread machine - worked great  ...  "
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" ...  I do a lot of bread making throughout the week so, a pound is so much better than little packs of .25oz stores loosely in my baking pantry.  ...  "
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" ...  I bake a lot of King Arthur Flour bread recipes, and instant yeast is an ingredient they recommend.  ...  "
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" ...  After I bought this one and made sweet bread I understood the difference.  ...  "
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" ...  My bread was happier too!  ...  "
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" ...  I bake a lot and this has been a great bulk value in the past.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first time baking with yeast. ... I remembered the Amish Friendship bread from when I was a kid. ... Now my daughter is 11, and wants to bake, I had to try it.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this baker yeast to make bread for my family and it works perfectly.  ...  "
Storage
 33
yeast, store, bag, jar, fridge
+70%
-30%
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" ...  This is a good size package of yeast.  ...  "
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" ...  The only reason I bought such a large quantity of yeast was that it was the only thing available in these times of hoarding. ... Not only was the unit price very low, but the yeast itself is better than what I have been using from the grocery store. ... I have put the remainder of the yeast in the fridge in its original bag, inside a zip lock bag, and anticipate many more wonderful baking experiences.  ...  "
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" ...  Compare to small bags you pay 3 times the price it is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Storing it in small canning jars and expect it will last a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  I store excess in freezer.  ...  "
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" ...  We keep it in the fridge and it's a good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It is super active, and I won't be buying from the store in small packets or jars again.  ...  "
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" ...  So much easier to buy a lb and store in the fridge than buying a strip of packets especially when this is the same price.  ...  "
Price
 32
money, yeast, point, lot, product
+78%
-22%
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" ...  The amount you get is awesome for the price!!  ...  "
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" ...  Price was almost 5 times more because of the panic buying during the lockdown .  ...  "
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" ...  But at the price, it's no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Now the price is lower.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a high quality yeast at a very reasonable price.  ...  "
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" ...  The price point of the little packets is hilarious when you compare it to buying in bulk. ... You maybe able to find a better price point that this even.  ...  "
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" ...  No price gouging.  ...  "
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" ...  super worth of the price!!  ...  "
Delivery
 28
date, arrived, received, expiration, empty
+64%
-36%
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" ...  I like the way it is packaged.  ...  "
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" ...  This item was swiftly delivered and as described in the product overview.  ...  "
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" ...  The package arrived lot later than expected but the east was fresh and premium quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived earlier than expected and in good condition too.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly and has a date of production, as well as "Best if Used By" date, which is 1.5 years from now.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping was prompt.  ...  "
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" ...  You get a lot from package.  ...  "
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" ...  Work as it described on package, first time bought this brand I really like it  ...  "
Marketplace
 23
product, date, seller, get, thank
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Thank you for making a great product.  ...  "
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" ...  came in the very next day after the order, as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Product delivered was same as ordered and shown on picture, came on time, in good condition, and works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon sent me the red label one which is cheaper, but I keep it.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping was prompt.  ...  "
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" ...  I will definitely be buying this brand again, but from a different seller as I've seen the same product offered for a cheaper price (just with longer shipping times).  ...  "
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" ...  However, Amazon was happy to credit the cost back to my card. ... Too bad as it has in the past been easy to get through Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great as advertised.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 20
yeast, product, ago, proof, months
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I am sure this is not a user error, as I have worked with yeast before.  ...  "
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" ...  Was a dud.  ...  "
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" ...  dead wont proof .  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know how long I can use it and when will expired.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s so unfair that the expiration date was 2012  ...  "
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" ...  Old yeast was dead and not working right.  ...  "
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" ...  I already keep it in the refrigerator but still not working any more after open in a week.  ...  "
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" ...  yeast is stale ands not working.  ...  "
Returns
 12
ended, return, amazon
-100%
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" ...  No return policy so waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't use, can't return.  ...  "
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" ...  It is overpriced and not eligible for return.  ...  "
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" ...  Checked on line and it states no refund.  ...  "
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" ...  A waste of my money, and this product is not even eligible for a return.  ...  "
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" ...  This item is also not eligible for returns.  ...  "
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" ...  It can't be replaced or Returned.  ...  "
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" ...  I wrote Amazon stated I was returning the product because it was defective. ... They gave me a credit and said no need to send back.  ...  "
Suction
 11
seal, packed, fresh, vacuum sealed, tightly
+82%
-18%
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" ...  It came in vacuum sealed, hard like a brick.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that this came vacuum-sealed, it's very hard to find anywhere in the city I live in since covid-19 has happened.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is vacuum packed and has all the activity you can expect from a good yeast.  ...  "
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" ...  I can vacuum pack it, or put in plastic containers.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived vacuum packed .  ...  "
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" ...  Great product - tightly vacuum sealed.  ...  "
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" ...  Vacuum sealed & fresh!  ...  "
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" ...  So happy I can order ahead and have extra on hand and know that the vacuum seal will keep it fresh.  ...  "
Cleaning
 9
freshness, yeast, vacuumed, vacuum sealed, seal
+78%
-22%
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" ...  It came in vacuum sealed, hard like a brick.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that this came vacuum-sealed, it's very hard to find anywhere in the city I live in since covid-19 has happened.  ...  "
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" ...  A lot of sellers are doing that with Lysol and Clorox wipes.  ...  "
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" ...  I can vacuum pack it, or put in plastic containers.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to say that the yeast was vacuum sealed and very fresh at a great affordable price.  ...  "
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" ...  Loved that it came vacuumed style compact to retain freshness .  ...  "
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" ...  Vacuum sealed & fresh!  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
yeast, tear, one, hole, gold
+33%
-67%
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" ...  The bag had a hole/tear. ... There was yeast inside the packaging when I opened it so I inspected the bag of yeast and discovered a tear/hole on the bag.  ...  "
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" ...  The only drawback has been the difficulty getting the sealed bag opened and it now has to sit in a plastic ziplock bag in the fridge but still a great product.  ...  "
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" ...  The bag was open and had spilled all over.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in a plastic bag with no label.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 5
easy to use, easy
+100%
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" ...  It was very easy to use- I added it into the flour directly and it rose each time (2 for challah) really well!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Really good and easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  OMG SO GOOD, WHAT A VALUE, EASY WAY TO GO!  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
sometime, job, gets, fast, done
+100%
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" ...  Fast acting yeast .  ...  "
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" ...  This yeast works fast.  ...  "
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" ...  I've used this brand for several years, and it's ALWAYS done its job.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast acting yeast.  ...  "
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" ...  Great deal got it to me very fast  ...  "
Design
 5
red, one, better
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Cute packaging and a product that works every time!  ...  "
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" ...  They rose beautifully!  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like I’m good for the apocalypse!  ...  "
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" ...  I definitely got a better rise out of the gold.  ...  "
Battery Life
 5
like
+20%
-80%
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" ...  I like the product but I just over paid this item , the seller charged me way too much , it’s like a ripoff  ...  "
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" ...  My order was supposed to be a package of two and I only received one and was charged for 2.  ...  "
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" ...  Over charged and No expiration date, and death yeast.  ...  "
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" ...  dead wont proof .  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
+100%
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" ...  Works great as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Product delivered was same as ordered and shown on picture, came on time, in good condition, and works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  As described works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Product as pictured.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 4
yeast, warm, proof, first, honey
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I tried proofing it with lukewarm water and sugar and nothing ever happened  ...  "
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" ...  dead wont proof .  ...  "
Water Usage
 3
warm, first
+100%
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" ...  Used 115-118 degree water .  ...  "
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" ...  - 1 cup of warm water  ...  "
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" ...  I will mix it with warm water first.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 3
damaged, arrived, amazon, received, empty
-100%
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" ...  Received a broken package and the yeast leak out.  ...  "
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" ...  The items arrived damaged!  ...  "
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" ...  I wrote Amazon stated I was returning the product because it was defective.  ...  "
Drying
 3
yeast, ingredients, add, proof, active
+100%
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" ...  It is a dry yeast and works quite well.  ...  "
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" ...  It is instant (not active dry) yeast, which means you do not need to proof it first  ...  "
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" ...  Dry good for brioche type breads or doughs that contain milk and eggs and just very good I made Easter bread with it and it was very successful .  ...  "

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