I Found Real Shortening!

Decorating By summernoelle Updated 23 Mar 2008 , 1:49pm by summernoelle

summernoelle Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 1:57pm
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This may have been posted before BUT last night I was shopping at Kroger and found 2 different types of REAL shortening. One was Kroger brand, all vegetable shortening. The other was the animal based stuff. It looks like they have recently started stocking it, so it should not go away once it is all sold.
I thought you all might be interested-I was thrilled to find it!

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grama_j Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:02pm
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That is good to know... I have a Kroger close to me....... I have been using Walmart brand.... it too still has the trans fats in it....... THANKS !!

gandelmom Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:03pm
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Thanks for the tip!

Kitagrl Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:05pm
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Eww I found the animal based stuff at a store around here and it grossed me out and I had my husband return it. I've found most of the generics still have plenty of trans fats and work well.

CarolAnn Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:22pm
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You can buy tubs of lard at Wal Mart. That's what the animal based stuff would be. Rendered animal fat. I have yet to see any difference in the

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ranbel Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:23pm
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grama J - is the wal-mart brand good? some say it is not a white as the crisco?? tell me what you think, I have a wedding cake coming due next weekend and I purchased the crisco, but if the wal-mart works like the old criso, I definately want to try it.

I don't have a kroger where I live icon_sad.gif

Thanks,

Kitagrl Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:24pm
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I think animal fat icing sounds disgusting. icon_confused.gificon_biggrin.gif

Walmart brand seems wimpy, I prefer other generic grocery brands.

deanwithana Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 9:42pm
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I would think that this would be greasy!!! I have only ever used Crisco..... can someone tell me the difference.

onceuponacake Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 10:01pm
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i believethat lard (animal based ) is used for frying not really for baking

i say ewwwwlll too to icing made with that hehehee

i used no name brand shortening and had a problem with it as well in making icing

summernoelle Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 1:49pm
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Well, I have to agree with the animal based stuff. I thought the same thing-icing made from animal fat drippings-gross!
But, they did have the vegetable shortening as well.

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