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Saf Instant Yeast 1 Pound Pouch

Last Updated: June 19, 2020 (Refresh Now)
7.3
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Food Items
 271
yeast, dough, pizza, rise, made
+79%
-21%
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" ...  The yeast was fresh and gave my pizza dough an excellent rise and taste.  ...  "
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" ...  Crust is nice and firm, and the bread isn't crumbly at all which can happen when using whole grain flours. ... Just make sure that if you are using whole wheat flour that you add vital wheat gluten to give the rise a boost, as the whole grain flours tend to be very dense. ... Also recommend that you always use bread flour over all purpose . ... It's the gluten that makes bread taste good and gives it that great texture folks, deal with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I believe instant yeast has more of a yeasty scent then active dry yeast, so I tend to let my bread rise longer. ... Yeast worked perfect so far without proofing.  ...  "
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" ...  Yeast worked well and with good taste.  ...  "
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" ...  We've used this for homemade pretzels, pizza crust, bread and pepperoni rolls and it's worked great every time.  ...  "
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" ...  My bread turned out like bricks.  ...  "
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" ...  I used this for pizza dough and breadsticks, they came out so soft.  ...  "
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" ...  I normally use store bought yeast, like Fleischman’s or Red Star, when I bake bread. ... My bread rises better and my pizza crust is light and fluffy.  ...  "
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Baking
 183
yeast, baking, dough, bake, breads
+85%
-15%
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" ...  I normally use store bought yeast, like Fleischman’s or Red Star, when I bake bread. ... My bread rises better and my pizza crust is light and fluffy.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect yeast for bread  ...  "
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" ...  I have nearly doubled the amount since it is not breadmaker yeast and the breads have come out fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly suggest buying this if you're looking to get your bake on!  ...  "
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" ...  I'll be baking soon.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my favorite brand of yeast to use in my bread machine. ... I’ve been using this brand for a couple of years and I’ve never had a problem with the bread.  ...  "
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" ...  This yeast works well for all my bread making .  ...  "
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" ...  But two batches of dough later this stuff works great and has us baking pizza again!  ...  "
Delivery
 107
arrived, date, expiration date, product, packaging
+72%
-28%
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" ...  It was packaged well.  ...  "
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" ...  delivered on time  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping was fast too!  ...  "
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" ...  My yeast arrived quickly (4 days) and is in perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Package arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  prefer more the little package one.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time and does what it's supposed to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick shipping, great price, package was in perfect condition, and expiration date is 2022.  ...  "
Marketplace
 98
amazon, thank, expiration date, product, date
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Otherwise the product works as described  ...  "
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" ...  Seller stands behind the product.  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recommend this seller and product.  ...  "
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" ...  Very reputable and honest seller.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time based on declared schedule by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  I clicked on the “see all buying options” and chose a seller with a 100% perfect rating even though their product said it wouldn’t be in stock for a week. ... CopperRoad, the seller, met my expectations. ... If the product is a well known trusted brand than the satisfaction rests with the seller.  ...  "
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" ...  The price on Amazon seems to fluctuate and it is now (May 21) down to about 2/3 of what I paid.  ...  "
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" ...  Product of Mexico. ... Manufactured in 12/19  ...  "
Storage
 81
yeast, fridge, keep, airtight, refrigerator
+80%
-20%
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" ...  My bags were both alive and well!  ...  "
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" ...  The bag arrived quickly and in good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  If it rises for you the first time and proofs right, be Careful how you are storing it (airtight, back of fridge or freezer, no moisture). ... Storing airtight in fridge.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to put it in my own airtight container though to keep it as fresh as I can.  ...  "
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" ...  Storing it in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic container to extend its' life.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm a sporadic bread baker so I keep my yeast in the original bag stuffed into a freezer safe ziploc bag stashed in the fridge in the back of the bottom shelf.  ...  "
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" ...  But this product was received in fairly short order and I've kept it stored in a glass canning jar in my freezer.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd give this 4.5 stars, just because it's more than I need and storage of the rest takes up room. ... Plus, I like the option of freezing the yeast and just keeping one jar's worth in the fridge.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 64
expiration date, expired, dead, date, january
+56%
-44%
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" ...  However, the product was fresh (manufactured less than 2 months ago) and good for two years.  ...  "
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" ...  On week 4, no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this brand because after searching everywhere for Red Star, it was the only one I could find and now I'm hooked.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been buying from Walmart for years.  ...  "
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" ...  Update June 2020. ... Just wanted to mention that my review is for what I purchase 1 year ago.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked great for me!  ...  "
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" ...  The expiration date is in one year, and the most important - it works well!  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve used it many times in the last month and have had no issues at all!  ...  "
Price
 62
99, money, gouging, good, yeast
+60%
-40%
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" ...  FAR MORE yeast for the money .  ...  "
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" ...  great quality, worth the wait!  ...  "
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" ...  I’m not complaining because although I paid more, I still feel it was a fantastic value.  ...  "
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" ...  Omg with all the price gouging going on, I figured I would be better off buying 1 pound instead of those silly little 3 pack now priced above $10 for one stripe.  ...  "
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" ...  Costs $6 at my local store vs $19 I paid here.  ...  "
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" ...  that's gotta be price goughing  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  We paid $16.99 for 16 ounces which is a reasonable price.  ...  "
Returns
 52
refund, expired, eligible for return, returns, returnable
+8%
-92%
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" ...  It's expired and dead.  ...  "
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" ...  I want a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Expired, not working, can’t return!  ...  "
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" ...  This came hard as a brick and there is a no return policy.  ...  "
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" ...  You are cheating people with bad products and there is no refund or replacement policy.  ...  "
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" ...  I would like a replacement please.  ...  "
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" ...  Not able to return for some reason although I just received it.  ...  "
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" ...  They do not allow returns!!  ...  "
Suction
 29
sealed, seal, vacuum seal, packed, package
+62%
-38%
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" ...  That is the airtight vacuum seal guaranteeing fresh product.  ...  "
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" ...  It came vacuum sealed as a very compact brick and I tested it before using to make sure it was active and it indeed was.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived with vacuum seal intact.  ...  "
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" ...  Vacuum seal was good.  ...  "
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" ...  Vacuum packed do I was excited to use it.  ...  "
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" ...  This is good as it indicated that the vacuum seal is intact.  ...  "
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" ...  Came nicely vacuum sealed for freshness.  ...  "
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" ...  The shipment was fast and vacuum packed.  ...  "
Cleaning
 29
sealed, yeast, vacuum seal, seal, intact
+66%
-34%
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" ...  Vacuumed really well.  ...  "
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" ...  Package came vacuum sealed and expiration date was more than a year out.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes vacuum packaged, arrived with 2 years left on expiry, nothing to complain about.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived with vacuum seal intact.  ...  "
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" ...  Came nicely vacuum sealed for freshness.  ...  "
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" ...  I didnt come vacuumed sealed, So I expected the yeast to not be fresh anymore, So I activated it and Its surprisingly still fresh!  ...  "
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" ...  This yeast comes in vacuum sealed bag to keep yeast fresh before opening.  ...  "
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" ...  no bubbles in warm sugar water, etc.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 23
arrived, sealed, damaged, airtight, yeast
+30%
-70%
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" ...  Top of package was Torn off and partially open.  ...  "
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" ...  So it may be possible that I was sent an expired package.  ...  "
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" ...  Package was completely damaged and yeast was everywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Package received damaged .  ...  "
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" ...  Product came defective .  ...  "
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" ...  To pay an exorbitant amount for this defective product (price gouging at $16.99?!!  ...  "
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" ...  package arrived broken, content leaked out .  ...  "
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" ...  Replace defective product  ...  "
Packing
 15
packed, package, noticed, date, arrived
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Rock hard airtight packing.  ...  "
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" ...  The packaging is great for shipping but it’s a shame it has no resealing mechanism.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging came and it was solid hard like a rock,so did a little reading and it says it comes as compressed and once you opened it, make sure to put it in an airtight container and place it in the freezer, it will last for a long, long time.  ...  "
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" ...  It was packaged perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  It was packaged well.  ...  "
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" ...  It was just how airtight the packaging was and the moment I slit the packaging, it was flowing in full glory.  ...  "
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" ...  Received well packed and product was fresh.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super airtight packed!  ...  "
Drying
 13
dry, instant, active dry yeast, active dry, granulated
+85%
-15%
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" ...  My yeast was dry, very fresh, and well packaged.  ...  "
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" ...  As far as I can tell, the packet of dry yeast I received is as good as it gets.  ...  "
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" ...  I began looking online and finally found dry yeast that is a good bang for your buck.  ...  "
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" ...  I personally have found, but not tested thoroughly, that trading out active dry yeast amounts and proof times tend to create a slightly stronger yeast characteristic to my bread.  ...  "
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" ...  Instant yeast (Unlike active dry) should be able to be added directly into a recipe without even the need for activating in a warm liquid.  ...  "
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" ...  I believe instant yeast has more of a yeasty scent then active dry yeast, so I tend to let my bread rise longer.  ...  "
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" ...  For me, it is the best instant dry yeast you can fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Use the dry instant yeast from your package to make your baked items.  ...  "
Freezer
 13
keep, ziploc, put, need, jar
+100%
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" ...  It will keep in the freezer for months if not a year or more.  ...  "
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" ...  I am keeping it in the freezer to maintain freshness as this is sure to last me for months to come.  ...  "
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" ...  Take out what I need when I need it and back in the freezer it goes.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus, I like the option of freezing the yeast and just keeping one jar's worth in the fridge.  ...  "
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" ...  tightly closed in the freezer.  ...  "
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" ...  Lasts viably in the freezer (in a ziploc) forever.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm storing it in my freezer.  ...  "
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" ...  I keep it airtight in the freezer.  ...  "
Build Quality
 11
hard, bag, sealed, opening, open
+18%
-82%
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" ...  Product was spoiled, its a solid hard brick,obviously it got moisture or seal broke.  ...  "
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" ...  I realized the hard way when my dough didn't rise and I had start from scratch.  ...  "
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" ...  I would like a refund or another package that is not rock hard solid resent.  ...  "
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" ...  I opened the package and used what I needed and immediately placed the rest in a air tight plastic container sealed it and placed in the fridge.  ...  "
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" ...  Problem was, I had a hard time opening it and ripped it  ...  "
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" ...  Since the outer package seemed fine, I’m not sure how this could happen .  ...  "
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" ...  The two packages that we ordered we soft, and were not airtight.  ...  "
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" ...  Something had punctured both inner and outer envelopes!  ...  "
Product As Described
 10
+100%
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" ...  Otherwise the product works as described  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as pictured.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks like the pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Good as described !  ...  "
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" ...  I've attached some pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as expected  ...  "
Water Resistance
 10
water, warm water, sugar, tested, tablespoon
+40%
-60%
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" ...  So I put it in the water to activate and noting happened.  ...  "
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" ...  The very first attempted use of this yeast I discovered it would not proof or rise.  ...  "
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" ...  also tried to test it with sugar and warm water ,, with little success .  ...  "
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" ...  I did a test with some flour and water and the yeast sprung into action.  ...  "
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" ...  You add water to this yeast to activate.  ...  "
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" ...  After an hour, the concoction was a cloudy water mix (exactly the same way as I left it).  ...  "
Ease of Use
 9
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Did not appear to have an easy way to open.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product and super easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Very efficient and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Once opened it is soft and regular yeast that is so easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy and tastes great.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy and convenient!  ...  "
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" ...  Basically, it works great and rises everything just right if you follow the simple instructions.  ...  "
Overall performance
 9
yes, really, little, job
+100%
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" ...  It's consistent and rises fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job!  ...  "
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" ...  Shipped fast considering Covid crap  ...  "
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" ...  It shipped kinda fast, and yes it might have been cheaper in stores but couldn't find any, so this was it.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived fast and I haven’t had any issues with it rising.  ...  "
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" ...  I was a little surprised at how fast it rose.  ...  "
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" ...  Did it’s job.  ...  "
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" ...  This came REALLY FAST!  ...  "
Design
 9
looks, look, selling, one, like
+78%
-22%
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" ...  My raises are significantly better with a lot more light texture than previously and much less of a yeasty taste in the final result.  ...  "
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" ...  Others are selling for almost double so be sure to look throughly.  ...  "
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" ...  This product really rose to the occasion.  ...  "
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" ...  Made some donuts and the dough rose perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  This stuff rose so quickly and wonderfully.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps it fresh for several days and looks attractive on my counter.  ...  "
Cover
 6
one
+83%
-17%
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" ...  It was perfect for my needs, but I would have liked a resealable pouch  ...  "
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" ...  The other pouch was perfect  ...  "
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" ...  pouch, decent price.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly in a sealed foil pouch.  ...  "
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" ...  One pouch lasts me up to a year (that’s the longest I’ve made one last).  ...  "
Size
 4
x, small, package, compact, buy
+100%
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" ...  It was soooo compact that I thought it had gone bad.  ...  "
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" ...  Exact same size.  ...  "
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" ...  This 1-pound package was smaller than I expected—a compact 4 x 3 x 2 cube.  ...  "
Fit
 4
air tight
+75%
-25%
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" ...  That’s how tight the seal was.  ...  "
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" ...  Package was nicely air tight.  ...  "
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" ...  Air tight package.  ...  "
Battery Life
 4
charged, product, cost, 4
+50%
-50%
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" ...  They charge to much and this stuff doesn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  My dough did eventually rise after 18 HOURS hours!  ...  "
Capacity
 3
+100%
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" ...  Good working on my home-bakery machine.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd give this 4.5 stars, just because it's more than I need and storage of the rest takes up room.  ...  "
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" ...  I plan to order some for my family now!!  ...  "
Software Platform
 3
-100%
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" ...  App won't allow returns so I am trying to figure out how to get a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried to contact Amazon, but that proves impossible, just a loop of chat-bots, no phone or email to work with.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it after corona virus shutdown with a higher price than normal.  ...  "
Print Quality
 3
spine, small, back, printed, 12
+33%
-67%
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" ...  All bags were from the same production plant and batch: The Manufacture Date 1/2020, Use by Date 1/2022, Lot # 711033 print on each bag (pic attaches), Product of Mexico.  ...  "
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" ...  but mine had a printed patch date of 12.2019 and an expiration date of 12.2021  ...  "
Comfort
 3
old, hands, get, foam, best
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Ripped off big time!  ...  "
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" ...  I tried twice to get it to activate and it only made a teeny bit of foam after sitting for minutes.  ...  "
Charging
 3
product, cost, 4
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Some even charge for separate shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  Product should cost 1/5 whats charged here.  ...  "

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