Canadians....where Would I Find Hi-Ratio Shortening?

Decorating By JaneK Updated 20 Mar 2012 , 6:16pm by LadybugLady13

JaneK Posted 21 Feb 2007 , 9:46pm
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Looking for hi-ratio shortening in Canada preferably Ontario. Anyone seen it or know where to buy it?
I know it is not the same as Crisco and I don't know other brand names other than Sweetex.


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JamesSweetie Posted 21 Feb 2007 , 9:55pm
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The bulk barn here carries it. There are 3 bulk barn in Ottawa, they have it in the section with the pie fillings/wet ingredients.

JaneK Posted 21 Feb 2007 , 11:01pm
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Thanks very much JameSweetie! I have a Bulk Barn nearby but never go leave the decorating isles!!

Yahooo..going to look for it tonight!

mthiberge Posted 21 Feb 2007 , 11:06pm
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You can also try Bakemark...they probably have a web site... and Bridge Brand fod delivery company also has a very good bulk shortening...I don't know if it's high ratio, but it doesn't coat your mouth like crisco does...yucky

JaneK Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 1:42am
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Thanks very much!! I went to Bulk Barn this evening and it was all portioned out in tubs clearly marked as high ratio shortening so I bought some to try out when I make icing.

sirius Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 1:51am
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jane, please let me know how you like it. after all the good things i heard about it, i found that it had a little oily after taste. maybe it was just my taste buds acting up, but i would love to hear your opinion. thanks *j

JaneK Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 2:22am
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I will do that!!

LadybugLady13 Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 6:16pm
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Has anyone found a retail source for high ratio besides Bulk Barn? Unfortunately, anything I buy at BB isn't considered nut-free by schools because of the possibility of cross-contamination. I can see their point with certain items, especially the shortening since it's kept right beside the peanut and almond butters, and was hoping to find an alternative. As I'm only a hobby baker at this point, I'd rather not have to order 50 lbs. at a time...

Thank you!

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