Hi Ratio Shortening

Baking By tabco Updated 22 Sep 2011 , 5:53pm by Sugar_Art_Cakery

tabco Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 6:57pm
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What brand of high ratio shorting do you use and where do you buy it? Thank you!

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Mamasan Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 10:00pm
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Several people have said to try Gordon Food Service. I've gone to three and nobody has it.

If you find out, let us know. Thanks!

cakelady2266 Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 10:27pm
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I use Wesson Quik Blend, I like it better than Sweetex and it's about 1/2 the cost. It comes is 50lb boxes and I get it at a Halsey Foods Service locally. You could probably Google it and see if you can find a supplier nearby.

JanH Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 4:22am
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Originally Posted by Mamasan

Several people have said to try Gordon Food Service. I've gone to three and nobody has it.

If you find out, let us know. Thanks!




GFS doesn't normally stock Sweetex in the store, but it can be special ordered at the Customer Service desk.

HTH

Mamasan Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 4:55am
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Originally Posted by JanH

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mamasan

Several people have said to try Gordon Food Service. I've gone to three and nobody has it.

If you find out, let us know. Thanks!



GFS doesn't normally stock Sweetex in the store, but it can be special ordered at the Customer Service desk.

HTH




I didn't know that, thanks so much! thumbs_up.gif

JanH Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 5:12am
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Originally Posted by Mamasan

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Originally Posted by JanH

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mamasan

Several people have said to try Gordon Food Service. I've gone to three and nobody has it.

If you find out, let us know. Thanks!



GFS doesn't normally stock Sweetex in the store, but it can be special ordered at the Customer Service desk.

HTH



I didn't know that, thanks so much! thumbs_up.gif




You're welcome. icon_smile.gif

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Originally Posted by chaka1

I just got a 50 pound box of high ratio shortening from GFS in Illinois. I paid $59 with tax. It's a small box that weighs a ton so be careful getting it into the car. It comes in a cube shaped box that just has a blue plastic bag inside with the shortening in that. They don't carry it in the store, you need to call and they will order it for you. Takes a few weeks. The product number is 9529640-1-50# and it's called something like cake and icing shortening. You do not need to be a member to shop there.



http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=730474&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=15

I'm not sure that chaka1 got Sweetex for only $59, but it's a starting point for GFS customer service at your location.

HTH

Sugar_Art_Cakery Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 5:53pm
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This might help some of you if your looking for access to Sweetex.

Before I could order through my business, I approached a local pizza place that also did some pastry stuff for their business. I asked them if they could order Sweetex for me and that I would throw them a couple of bucks for doing it. It wasn't an issue for them since it came in with their regular deliveries anyways.

A 50 pound block would cost me between $70 and $80. A lot cheaper than you can find it online anywhere else paying retail and shipping.

Just a thought for all of you paying retail prices plus shipping. HTH icon_biggrin.gif

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