Southern biscuit bakers hoard beloved White Lily Flour on milling plant closure

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Guest: Maryann Bard, director of the PBS documentary "The Rise of the Southern Biscuit" and author of "Biscuit Dive Guide." She joins The Takeaway from Nashville, Tenn.

Comments [5]

When Guenther Milling (Pioneer) sold White Lily Co. to JM Smucker they kept the White Lily biscuit mix recipe and is now marketed under their Pioneer brand biscuit mix. I had used White Lily biscuit mix for 20+ years and the flavor/texture/visual is identical.

Nov. 13 2013 07:04 PM
Nina Windsor

I am also wondering about the White Lily biscuit mix packets. I did not know the plant in Tenn. had closed. I don't understand why when you find a good product, then it is no longer available. I wish you would start making them again. My family love the biscuits that I made with the mix.

Jan. 08 2009 01:13 PM
Lucy Harris

I love the White Lily biscuit mix packages, but can't find them anywhere. My mother, who lived in Alabama, always used these to make biscuits, and I have searched all stores in the Louisville area for the packages. Kroger once sold them here and I continued to use them while baking the biscuit, but have not been able to locate them this past year. What happened? Please let me know if they are available, and where I can purchase them. Thanks

Dec. 10 2008 05:56 PM
PATRICIA MILLAWAY

I HAVE SHOPPED LOCAL STORES AND CAN NO LONGER FIND THE POUCH OF WHITE LILY BISCUIT MIX. DOES THE FACT THE MILL IN TENN. IS CLOSING MEAN THAT THE MIX WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE? WHAT A SHAME IF SO: I CAN'T MAKE THEM FROM SCRATCH NEARLY AS TASTY AS YOUR MIX. PLEASE ADVISE, AND IF IT IS STILL AVAILABLE WHERE I CAN GET IT. ALSO, WILL I NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE FLOUR ANYMORE? I DO STILL HAVE IT IN LOCAL STORES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EARLY REPLY.

Sep. 20 2008 07:37 PM
Joyce Davis

Why is the company who makes THE ONLY FLOUR moving it's operation? Can I still order, or in some way get White Lily Flour?

PLEASE KEEP WHITE LILLY IN THE SOUTH,ESPECIALLY CARY, NORTH CAROLINA

Jul. 20 2008 03:29 PM

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