I have been looking for high ratio shortening in my area and so far all I have come across is some stuff by Canola Harvest (I think) that was called baking shortening. This was at a wholesale store and it was in a 20 kg box and the nutrition label said the trans fats were 28g as compared to Crisco which is 0.3g. Is this the same as high ratio or something totally different? I can't really find any information online, I guess other than phoning the company. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!
I actually saw a picture of the Sweetex shortening and it has 3.8g(?), so if that's right then I guess maybe they aren't the same at all and even though I could bake with it, I don't want a 20 kg box of shortening! That sounds like super unhealthy stuff!!!
Here's what I found on Canola Harvest:
It doesn't appear to be a hi-ratio shortening....
If you can provide more detailed info, I could do a more comprehensive search.
I don't think it's a hi-ratio, just specifically made for baking---that is suppose to make cakes bake higher & lighter. Try emailing the company. i did this recently about a product that my Cash 'n Carry carries & the company emailed me back saying it was (it was listed as a cake & icing shortening, so you might try to find some of that.)
gerripje, do you have access to a Bulk Barn? (They carry hi-ratio shortening.)
Oh thank you, that was very helpful. I haven't heard of Bulk Barn before. This place is like Real Canadian Superstore and they have a lot of restaurant ingredients and supplies, but I didn't find any hi-ratio shortening and I guess I didn't ask anyone either. The only other place that is close by is Costco, but I should do a search for suppliers in Calgary or something. You would think I could get hi-ratio shortening some where without ordering it online!! Thanks for the help!!
My Costco doesn't carry hi-ratio shortening.
And as dandelion5660 said, don't get plain cake shortening. You want cake & icing shortening.
gerripje, just ask the store manager if they can get you some. That's what I did! They gladly ordered me some---no outrageous s&h & it was cheaper since they get it wholesale.
That would be great.
Must depend on how the store manager feels though... Because neither the Costco nor the Sam's would order hi-ratio for me.
The Gordon Food Service manager would, but couldn't find the product in their data base. Lucky for me that puzzlegut was kind enough to share the GFS item # so that I was able to special order my Sweetex.
That's a good idea! I will definately inquire. Maybe since we live in a smaller town, I could approach one of the grocery stores to see if they could get it for me also. I've heard of asking at bakeries, but we don't have a bakery here except one of the two grocery stores. I am dying to try it as everyone says it makes such a huge difference. Thanx for your help! JanH you always have such good and complete answers for everyone!! You're such an angel!!