Cotswold Crunch Flour

Cotswold Crunch Flour


(88 customer reviews)

Cotswold Crunch – a speciality blend of strong white flour, malted wheat flakes and malt flour for bread and rolls. This flour is extremely popular due to its flavoursome, malty aroma with added texture from the wheat flakes.

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Cotswold Crunch is a speciality blend of strong white flour, malted wheat flakes and malt flour for bread and rolls. This flour is extremely popular due to its flavoursome, malty aroma with added texture from the wheat flakes.

Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1)], Malted Wheat Flakes, Wheat Bran, Wholemeal Wheat flour, Malted Barley, Dark Rye Flour For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg

One bag 1.5Kg, 5 bags 7.5 Kg

88 reviews for Cotswold Crunch Flour

  1. Karen

    Delicious flour, lovely to work with, great nutty taste. Makes a proper malted loaf which rises nicely and has a good texture.
    My reason for only 4* is because it’s basically a white flour with malted grains and malt flour added, shame there isn’t a wholemeal or half and half version. If I add wholemeal flour I lose some of the ‘crunch’.

  2. Sylvia Lawson

    This is a really flavoursome flour, which has a great texture. I have used Cotswold Crunch as well as the
    Eight Grain Flour, which I found in a local shop. Unfortunately they no longer have it, but I will be ordering

    With the Cotswold Crunch, I sometimes add just 100 gms of white strong flour which makes it a bit lighter
    texture for those who visit who prefer that.

  3. Jack Matthews

    Hello Karen,

    Thank you for your review. Our unique blend includes a variety of ingredients and one of them being wholemeal flour. Keep up the baking. We would be very interested in some of your baking images / special recipes you may have!

    Kind regards,

    FWP Matthews ltd

  4. Ian Smith

    I bought this from aldi when it was stocked. As a weekly baker of bread for some 15 years I can honestly say this is the best flour I have used. its a delicious nutty, versatile bread for loaves

  5. Elaine

    I am new to bread making and have just mastered Paul Hollywood,s bloomer. I saw this flour in Aldi and bought it to try. I use 50% strong white and 50% Cotswold Crunch. The result is a very tasty loaf with a good crust which is very light. It is so good that my other half ate most of the loaf today.

    With such amazing results I am looking to try others from the range.

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  7. Eric

    I have been looking for a good flour for years. This is truly fabulous. I simply followed the recipe on the packet; fantastic results. Being a Frenchman I will be back for your French flour soon. My order came in with a 6 month “best before” which is ample time. Thank you for such a quality product.

  8. Alan

    Cotswold Crunch Flour is most tasty and if used with 1/3 strong white or brown flour gives an excellent texture loaf and also makes first class rolls

  9. karyn oconnor

    by far the best bread i have made so far. 🙂 🙂 It makes a lovely malty crunchy loaf which ive struggled to find already made and so far not a scrap has ever been left. I too tried it when i found it in Aldi but i can t find it anywhere else so will have to order online. im tempted to order the 16kg sack but wonder what length of time it would keep on a 1-2 loaf per week basis

  10. Lana Petrie

    Hello Karyn. Our products are available on Amazon where the delivery charge is cheaper. However, should you wish to purchase a 16kg sack, all our products have a 9 month shelf life from the date of production. Happy baking!

  11. Pete

    I first found this brand of flours in Aldi when I purchased the Cotswold Crunch.It made a lovely granary style loaf in my bread maker – of course ‘granary’ is a trademark. I bought the wholemeal flour and made dough in the bread maker before my first ever attempt at making burger buns – there was honey in the recipe and this shone through making a delightful bread. I ate the first (rather large) bun as it cooled without any extras – it was just moorish. I have since made a small loaf from their ‘eight seed flour’ and this is just as scrummy. I love it toasted for breakfast. I am stuck for choice now – ‘granary’, seeded or simple brown – maybe I should ask the audience. Whatever, it’s a winner and will definitely rise to the occasion.

  12. Neil MacGregor

    I have recently used the Cotswold Crunch flour that I purchased from our local Aldi store.. After having baked bread (using my faithful bread making machine) for the passed five years, I can honestly say that the finished article this time, was probably the best bread to have come out of my machine. My wife, who isn’t really keen on brown bread as a whole , declares that this time, she is a convert to Cotswold Crunch bread and can I please hurry up and make some more.!!

  13. John Benson

    Yes… It’s another ALDI shopper that tried this divine flour. I cut it 50/50 with strong white flour to make the most delicious bread… Both me and my partner love this and use it on the ‘French’ setting in our Panasonic breadmaker… It’s just wonderful!

    It would be great if this was stocked all the time in ALDI… I think the reviews show just how popular it is with their customers!

  14. Teri Dunning

    Been making my own bread for some time now and this is my now go to flour to impress! Love it! Easy to work with and good flavour and in general a lovely bread to make or eat! Can’t wait to smell it in the oven! Such a quick delivery!

  15. ian smith

    Have you tried the malt flour. Its even better. Absolutely brilliant flours.

  16. brendan

    I first bought the Cotswold crunch flour in Aldi . The method worked to give fabulous loaves well risen with excellent texture and especially flavour . So i have now bought a 16Kg bag.
    Man shall not live by bread alone ( as excellent as this one is ) but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God Mathew 4;4 and Deuteronomy 8;3 . Take up reading your bible with your morning tea and toast .

    Will there be bread in Heaven ? This bread is heaven on earth !

  17. Grace Mason

    I only started baking bread a few months ago, was in Aldis and thought I’d give it a go. Followed the instructions (no bread maker!), couldn’t believe how delicious and easy it was. Now bake on a regular basis, including baking for our adult kids. Love the crunchy texture, can’t believe I left it so long to bake my own bread!

  18. Peter

    What more can I say? I have just bought some more! No more cardboard bread. The only thing I had against it was the white flour base however I now see that Jack Mathews says there is wholemeal as well so 5*. BTW a spoonful of roast hazel nuts makes it even better.

  19. Andrea

    I use a breadmaker to do loaves for me and both sets of parents. This flour is my Dad’s favourite. He loves the taste and texture. I like to mix it up with the whole meal, white and rye to make a rustic loaf too that is excellent for sandwiches. Doorstop style ????

  20. Alan Johnson

    Excellent bread four for use in a bead machine and mixed with a little strong white makes excellent rolls. Family & Friends favourite

  21. Mrs Gillian Daker

    I mix this with the 8 grain, and it makes the ideal loaf for my husband and myself. Certainly no problems making it the old-fashioned way by hand. Good pricing and fast delivery. Would recommend FWP Matthews to anyone.

  22. Les Coulthard

    been baking few years. saw flour in ald. i best yet

  23. Paul Wright

    I love this flour, the best I have ever tried. Thanks

  24. Peter Crofts

    Good quality and very tasty. Trouble-free purchase and delivery, thanks.

  25. malspires

    This is a brilliant flour and make superb bread with a lovely flavour. I orginally bought this flour from a stall at Burford open weekend some years ago and then found it again in Aldi but unfortunately it is not readily available, last week when browsing on the internet I found I could buy directly from yourselves. I shall now be using it regularly

  26. Valerie Downs

    Have been using the Cotswold crunch dark for more than a year now and it tastes just as good each time I make it. I used to buy a 16kg sack but it looks as if it is only available to commercial bakers. As I bake bread every week it lasts me about four months.
    I ordered the 5 x 1.5kg for the first time but would like to go back to ordering the sack. Is this still possible.
    Have recommended yours flours to lots of people as they are the best ever.

  27. george

    Last time I made bread (1977 I think, during bread strike) the outcome was so hard it was dangerous to eat. I happened across Cotswold Crunch in Aldi and thought I’d have another go. My first effort wasn’t too bad, but with refinements to my methods and a bit of practice the bread I now make is as good as anything you can get anywhere. This flour is brilliant, so is the 8 grain flour. I have to ration myself to one loaf a week.