Help?! Does Wal-Mart Shortening Have Trans Fats?

Decorating By bearcreek350 Updated 27 May 2008 , 6:46pm by littlecake

bearcreek350 Posted 26 May 2008 , 3:14pm
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I am heading to a Wally World this afternoon with my sister and with the price of shortening going up and up, I thought I would check out their brand price, but does it have trans fats still? Thanks in advance!!

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psanders76 Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:21pm
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Wal-Mart carries 2 diferent types of shortening. I use the one that has 2.5 g of trans-fat. Make sure you get the right one.

psurrette Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:24pm
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It sure does. its kinda soft so watch your water you are adding to it

terri76 Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:25pm
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That's the only kind I've ever used. I buy the "Great Value All Vegetable Shortening", the one in the dark blue. It does still have Trans Fat.

arosstx Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:27pm
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At my walmarts here (three of them) ALL the Walmart shortenings went to ZERO Trans Fat - icon_cry.gif

I have finally made the switch to hi-ratio shortening and will never go back! I cannot believe the hassles I had w/ all the shortenings in the past compared to the stuff I use now.

I hope yours still has trans fat in it, otherwise - good luck. Just be sure and read the label really well.

yelle66 Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:37pm
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Wow, I completely thought you were trying to avoid trans fats until I read down to the bottom. Do trans fats help? I don't use a lot of shortening and when I do, I use the high ratio which works really well or Crisco just for fondant. What do the trans fats do?

jamhays Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:39pm
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I tried theGV All-Veg Shortning this weekend & HATED it. My BC was lumpy. I went back to Bake-Rite shortning & all was well.

arosstx Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:55pm
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Our Bake-Rite here has meat fat in it - I would only use all-vegetable. Do they make a different kind?

wgoat5 Posted 26 May 2008 , 6:04pm
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In another thread they are saying Sweetex is going 0 trans fat also icon_cry.gif

sweetness_221 Posted 27 May 2008 , 4:50pm
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All of the walmarts I've been to lately have the trans-fat free shortening. Recently I posted a thread that I found shortening with trans-fat at Aldi's. So if you have on around you they carry it there. HTH.

littlecake Posted 27 May 2008 , 6:46pm
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i used to use wal mart brand all the time....a few months had changed to zero trans's so's just like slop.

i buy another off brand now, you better read the label before you buy it, there's 2 different kinds out there.

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