Bad Shortening?

Decorating By VentureSister Updated 28 Feb 2011 , 3:10am by platinumlady

VentureSister Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 1:58am
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I think I got a can of bad Crisco. Every batch of icing made with it wasn't quite right.
At first I thought it was one of the other ingredients, but have made several different batches, changing an ingredient each time except the shortening. I used a new can for the latest batch and it was perfect.
Frustrating to say the least.
Ever since discovering Indydebi's icing recipe that is my go to icing. Never had this happen before.
Does anyone know how to tell if it is bad before using it and wasting time?
Thanks in advance.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 2:03am
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I had a can of bad Crisco once -- it smelled rancid. Only happened one time though.

Kitagrl Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 2:13am
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I've had bad Crisco before too. I use Sweetex now.

platinumlady Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 2:21am
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

I've had bad Crisco before too. I use Sweetex now.

I use Crisco as well never had a problem but heard of others that did. I normally go to Sam's & get my ingredients in bulk.

what is Sweetex?

Kitagrl Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 2:24am
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Its high ratio shortening specifically for icings and bakery items....I buy it in 50 lb cases from Sysco....Its only about $65 if you can buy locally like that (not ordering online)

platinumlady Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 3:10am
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Thank you...I'm going to look this up. We do have a Sysco locally.

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