Corn starch is an incredibly useful and versatile ingredient, used in a wide variety of dishes. But when it comes to finding it in the grocery store, where should you look?
Most grocery stores stock it in the same place, but it can vary from store to store.
In this article, we’ll cover where you should look first, as well as what aisle to find corn starch in within all the major grocery store chains. We’ll also let you know what brands are carried at each store, and what brands people like best.
Let’s get to it!
What Grocery Store Aisle Is Corn Starch In?
Typically, corn starch is found in the baking goods section of most grocery stores. You’ll find it next to other baking ingredients such as baking soda, chocolate chips, or spices used for cooking.
It can also be found near products such as flour or cornmeal. This is because corn starch is something you add in while cooking, and not something you eat on its own.
This is typically the best place to start your search. Of course, if you have any problems finding the corn starch, ask a store employee for assistance. Independent grocery stores or even those part of small retail chains may have layouts that vary from store to store.
What Stores Sell Corn Starch?
Because corn starch is such a critical baking ingredient, most grocery stores have at least one brand of corn starch within their stores.
However, larger retail chains may carry a larger assortments of brands and sizes.
Typically, money can be saved by buying corn starch in bulk, with the price per ounce going down as the quantity increases.
Anyhow, let’s look over some of the major grocery chains, as well as what brands of corn starch that they currently carry!
- Walmart: Argo Gluten Free, Knorr Maizena, Rumford, Larissa Veronica, Paneangeli, Let’s Do.. Organic, Jotis, Clabber Girl, Bob’s Red Mill, Frontier Natural Products, Great Value
- Walgreens: Knorr Maizena
- Kroger: Argo Gluten Free, Knorr Maizena, Rumford, Bob’s Red Mill, Shiloh Farms, Kroger
- Meijer: Argo Gluten Free, Clabber Girl, Meijer
- Safeway: Argo Gluten Free, Signature Select
- Publix: Argo Gluten Free, Knorr Maizena, Clabber Girl, Rumford, Iberia
- Wegmans: Argo Gluten Free, Rumford, Wegmans
- Whole Foods: Rumford, 365 by Whole Foods Market
- Target: Argo Gluten Free, Good & Gather
What Are The Best Corn Starch Brands?
We asked shoppers both online and in person for their favorite corn starch brands, to determine which they turn to while baking.
The two names we heard time and time again were Maizen and Argo. Thickening soups, sauces and gravy with either of these two brands has always been a pleasant experience.
Argo’s gluten free corn starch for example has a 4.8 rating on Walmart.com, and most of the negative reviews aren’t focused on the corn starch itself. Instead, many of the negative reviews are focused on the packaging or the shipping of the product by Walmart, which aren’t a fair reflection on the product itself.
It really seems like you can’t go wrong with either of these two brands!
Where Is Corn Starch In Walmart?
Walmart is an incredibly large store (even if you aren’t at one of their Supercenters,) so finding the corn starch can be difficult!
Thankfully, Walmart has developed a solution to this problem – using their mobile app!
Here, you can see one of the corn starch brands sold at my local Walmart store.
If you look next to the text underneath the ‘Pickup today’ section, you can see a piece of text that says ‘Aisle A13.’
This means that at my specific Walmart, this corn starch would be available in aisle 13. Note that the Walmart app is tied to your own local store, so the exact aisle can vary depending on your location.
Is Corn Starch Bad For You?
Corn starch is a type of carbohydrate that is derived from the endosperm of the corn kernel. It is a white powder that is often used as a thickening agent in various food and beverage applications. While corn starch is not necessarily bad for you, it is important to be aware of the potential health risks associated with its consumption.
One of the main concerns with corn starch is that it is high in carbohydrates. When consumed in large amounts, carbohydrates can lead to weight gain and other health problems. Additionally, corn starch is also high in sugar, which can cause spikes in blood sugar levels.
While corn starch is not necessarily bad for you, it is important to be aware of the potential health risks associated with its consumption. When consumed in large amounts, it can lead to weight gain and other health problems. Therefore, it is best to consume corn starch in moderation or avoid it altogether.
Is Corn Starch The Same As Corn Flour?
The terms corn starch and corn flour are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Both are derived from the corn kernel, but the processing is different.
Corn starch is made by grinding the endosperm of the kernel, which is the starchy center. The resulting powder is very fine and has a high starch content. Corn flour, on the other hand, is made by grinding the entire kernel, including the germ and bran. This results in a coarser powder with a lower starch content.
So, what’s the difference in terms of usage? Corn starch is mainly used as a thickening agent, while corn flour is used as a binding agent or for dusting surfaces.
If you’re looking for a gluten-free flour alternative, corn flour is a good option. It can be used in many recipes that call for wheat flour, such as pancakes, muffins, and cookies. Just keep in mind that the texture will be different than what you’re used to.
Corn starch can usually be found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores, and is often located next to the baking soda.
Thankfully, once you know where to look, locating the corn starch should be quick and easy.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other shopping-related questions, please ask them using the comment form below.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister