Sweetex Available In Smaller Than 50 Pounds? Where?

Decorating By grandmom Updated 3 Sep 2009 , 9:28pm by soxfan

grandmom Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:56pm
post #1 of 21

I will never use 50 pounds of Sweetex! Does anyone know where it can be purchased online in smaller quantities? I'm coming up blank when I Google it, except for Global Sugar Art, who won't ship in the summer!

Leahs uses Alpine, according to one of her posts. I see other "store brands" of hi-ratio shortening, and available in smaller quantity. Anyone with any experience?

20 replies
JanH Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:55pm
post #2 of 21

The Baker's Kitchen used to sell both Sweetex and Alpine in 3# or 50# quantities... But a quick check showed that they're now carrying their own (TBK) brand of hi-ratio in only the 4# size (and a zero transfat version):

http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=90

Sorry I couldn't be of any assistance. icon_sad.gif

Deb_ Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:28am
post #3 of 21

Jan, I phoned the Baker's Kitchen last week and spoke to a manager about the 4lb containers of Sweetex.

He told me that just 2 weeks ago they were notified by the makers of both Sweetex and Alpine that they could no longer use their product name on the smaller containers.

The Baker's Kitchen would repackage the hi-ratio into the 4lb containers and then place the Alpine/Sweetex label on it.

He told me that they were still repackaging the hi-ratio from Sweetex/Alpine but they had to put "The Baker's Kitchen" name on the label per the company's requests.

HTH

JanH Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:52am
post #4 of 21

Thanks Deb, that's great news. icon_biggrin.gif

BMartin Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:56am
post #5 of 21

Was reading this thread and had to jump up and check my Sweetex.
I purchase from Bakers kitchen and it does have their label on it but it is still Sweetex.

sugarshack Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:37am
post #6 of 21

That wedding bouquet at bakers kitchen is not the same stuff I get from the local lady. (fyi)

FudgeQueen Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:50am
post #7 of 21

shopbakersnook dot com sells 1 lb packages but they are out of stock right now.
Is the WB from GSA the one you use Sugarshack?

sugarshack Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 2:11am
post #8 of 21

yes, global and www.fondantsource.com are the correct one

sugarshack Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 2:13am
post #9 of 21

oops, sorry. I posted about WB on wrong thread here; that was another thread. I think.

oiy vay. icon_smile.gif

Amymnn Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 3:07am
post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkelly



The Baker's Kitchen would repackage the hi-ratio into the 4lb containers and then place the Alpine/Sweetex label on it.

He told me that they were still repackaging the hi-ratio from Sweetex/Alpine but they had to put "The Baker's Kitchen" name on the label per the company's requests.

HTH




Okay, just to make sure I have this right, I just purchase the smaller container of "hi ratio shortening" at the Baker's Kitchen and that will be Sweetex, right? How do I know which is Alpine and which is Sweetex? Thanks soo much for helping me with this icon_smile.gif

grandmom Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 8:53am
post #11 of 21

I would think the one that is NOT the zero trans fat would be the Sweetex. I just ordered some in the hopes that I'm right! Yesterday as I read their description, it said something to the effect that this is the real brand of shortening... hint - hint... and I was going to call them today to find out for sure, but someone has already done that for us.

I'm glad the OP asked these questions, and that we've found smaller tubs of Sweetex and the correct Wedding Bouquet!

It shouldn't be so hard to get these ingredients! We just wanna make icing!!

Deb_ Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:20pm
post #12 of 21

When I phoned the manager told me that this is the Sweetex brand that we are looking for.

http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=266


I'm glad to know that their Wedding Bouquet is not the one that Sharon uses in her butter cream. I just tried it and I didn't care for the taste at all.

Off to order from global since the other place (fondant source) is out of stock.

grandmom Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:47pm
post #13 of 21

Hooray! So we can get Sweetex in smaller quantity than 50 pounds! Thank goodness.

Thanks so much, dkelly and sugarshack, for pointing us to the right stuff.

I'm going to have some fun in the next few days. I've ordered my Agbay, 3 SugarEd DVDs plus recommended tools (I want them all), Sweetex, Wedding Bouquet and a few other cake toys. I guess my poor hubby will just have to eat the test cakes!

FudgeQueen Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:05pm
post #14 of 21

I just emailed shopbakersnook dot com and they have indicated that their 1 lb blocks of Sweetex are back in stock

Amymnn Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 3:08pm
post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by grandmom

I would think the one that is NOT the zero trans fat would be the Sweetex. I just ordered some in the hopes that I'm right! Yesterday as I read their description, it said something to the effect that this is the real brand of shortening... hint - hint... and I was going to call them today to find out for sure, but someone has already done that for us.

I'm glad the OP asked these questions, and that we've found smaller tubs of Sweetex and the correct Wedding Bouquet!

It shouldn't be so hard to get these ingredients! We just wanna make icing!!




I was thinking the same thing! Hopefully we are right. I'm going to place my order today. icon_smile.gif

Kookie Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 9:39pm
post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarshack

That wedding bouquet at bakers kitchen is not the same stuff I get from the local lady. (fyi)




Hello Sugarshack,
I would like to buy a big bottle wedding bouquet flavoring but
how long does it stay fresh?Does it have expire date?
Thanks.
Kookie

sugarshack Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 11:17pm
post #17 of 21

not really. i have soime for several months and still good!

Kookie Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 12:27am
post #18 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarshack

not really. i have soime for several months and still good!





Thank you for a quick answer.
Kookie

Mikel79 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 4:25pm
post #19 of 21

Hi Folks!

I had the same dilemma with TBK taking place of Sweetex. I actually called as well. I recvd. the same answer as others had. But something was really bothering me. How can a company (The Bakers Kitchen) repackage another companies (Sweetex) product with their (The Bakers Kitchen) own label on it?? Isn't that illegal as well. So.....I sent an email. This time I received a DIFFERENT answer. I was told that Sweetex is NOT inside the TBK 4 pound containers. The ingredients are the same, but they claim TBK is BETTER?????.... Really.....Better????

If any of you buy the TBK brand, can you please either PM me or reply to this thread on the results. I am very curious if there will be a change compared to Sweetex.

Thank you

Mikel79 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 6:31pm
post #20 of 21

Anyone??
icon_biggrin.gif

soxfan Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 9:28pm
post #21 of 21

I don't know about whether or not TBK=Sweetex, is better or not better etc., but the practice is definitely not illegal if that's how it's sold to retailers. I forget the precise terminology, but anyway a lot of mfr's specifically make bulk versions of their product meant to be privately-labeled by the retailer. So THAT part isn't strange at all.

But I too would always like to know peoples' opinions of some of these alternative products, since sometimes that's all I myself can find, so it's still a great question thumbs_up.gif.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%