Heatherly30 Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 6:55pm
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I have been to Kroger, Walmart and Aldi and all 0 trans fats. Help! I may be forced to spend the big bucks on hi ratio. Do you all use 0 trans fat or can you find regular?

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Ellie1985 Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 7:08pm
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I haven't been able to find it either. It looks like they have all changed to 0 trans fat.

jason_kraft Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 7:08pm
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Given the trend towards banning trans fats and the costs of maintaining multiple product formulations it will probably be difficult to find shortening that contains TFs. Your best bets will be to either deal with zero TF shortening, use an alternative fat like butter, or buy high ratio.

AnnieCahill Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 7:32pm
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I haven't seen any in a while. I used to either use high ratio or a brand called Richtex. Richtex is just regular vegetable shortening but it still has the trans fats. I buy mine at a local food distributor. They mostly sell to businesses but they will sell to others too.

Ellie1985 Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 8:12pm
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I have never bought hi-ratio shortening. Could someone tell me how much trans fat is in it? The store brands use to have 2 to 3 mg.(or whatever it is) If the hi-ratio is a lot higher than 2 or 3 could you use 1/2 hi-ratio and 1/2 regular shortening to help keep the cost down?

Lcubed82 Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 8:23pm
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Thankfully my store still has transfat in the storename brand. The lower priced generic is 0 TF, and of course the name brand is 0 TF. One of these days I should buy up some stock before they change this one too!

SweetSouthernBakery Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 8:29pm
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I have been able to find it at Sav-a-Lot even after Wal-Mart stopped carrying it but I haven't looked for it in a while so I'm not sure if they still have it or not.

SweetSouthernBakery Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 8:31pm
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I have been able to find it at Sav-a-Lot even after Wal-Mart stopped carrying it but I haven't looked for it in a while so I'm not sure if they still have it or not.

AnnieCahill Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 9:13pm
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Ellie,

I know it's expensive but it is meant for icing and other baked goods. I don't really make icing with shortening anymore, and if I do it's only about 25% of the fat in the recipe.

Even when you use regular shortening, with or without trans fats, you get that nasty grease film in your mouth. With hi ratio you don't have to worry about that. It's also formulated differently than regular shortening and you don't have to use as much in your regular recipe.

jason_kraft Posted 6 Dec 2011 , 9:23pm

I believe Sweetex has 4mg of trans fat per serving. You can verify with the mfr, Stratas Foods.

http://www.stratasfoods.com/contact.aspx

You can find high ratio shortening (may be repackaged Sweetex) in a 3# package here:
http://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Krafts-Hi-Ratio-Shortening-lbs/dp/B00024WNTU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323207128&sr=8-1

saapena Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 3:43am

I just recently bought some Target brand shortening and it still has the transfat.

TinkerB Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 4:14am

Shurfine store brand shortening still has transfats. thumbs_up.gif

Lovelyladylibra Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 6:44am

white rose still has all the fats. that's what I use. And it taste better than crisco when I make my frosting (half salted butter half shortening)

Heatherly30 Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 1:37pm

Thanks for the replies! If I can find the time, I will check another Wal-Mart and Target, and we have a local grocery store I can look in. Gonna call my cake store and find out the price of their hi-ratio. May just have to up the price on this cake a little to cover the cost. I wonder what kind of looks I would get if I asked my family for hi-ratio for Christmas icon_smile.gif

sweettreat101 Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 4:05pm

If I am out of frosting shortening (this is what my cake supply store calls it because it is for making frosting but has no trans fat) I use Sunny Select brand shortening. You can find it on the west coast but not sure about other areas. If you have to use fat free shortening you need to add some of the fat back in by using part butter and whole milk instead of water.

jason_kraft Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 4:15pm
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If you have to use fat free shortening you need to add some of the fat back in by using part butter and whole milk instead of water.



We're talking about trans fat free shortening here, it still contains mostly fat (just no trans fats). I don't believe fat free shortening is even possible.

milkmaid42 Posted 17 Dec 2011 , 2:00am

Hallelujah, thanks for this thread! I have searched all over for generic shortenings with trans fats as Wal Mart and Aldi no longer carry them. Thanks to the info here I decided to check the grocery dept. at Target. Nope, they only carried the itty bitty sized cans of Crisco. Finally, in desperation, I stopped in at Sav-A-Lot on my way home, (which is 40 miles from town.) Success! I felt like buying the whole shelf-full, but don't know the keeping qualities of such an amount. I just hope it isn't discontinued in the future. I have to pay exorbitant shipping fees for most of my cake supplies as it is, so the high ratio I've used in the past is out of the question.
Thanks for this thread. I love CC!

Jan

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 17 Dec 2011 , 2:46am

Shoprite brand shortening also has transfat in it!

Sassyzan Posted 17 Dec 2011 , 3:33am

why do you want trans fat shortening? (newbie here!)

kimbm04r Posted 18 Dec 2011 , 3:17am

I can still get shortening with 3 grams trans fat from Marsh Supermarket where I live. Haven't tried Martins yet, gut will when I have a chance.

Sassy74 Posted 19 Dec 2011 , 3:49am

I buy Albertsons store brand and it has TFs. Not sure if they're just here in the South or elsewhere. I've tried using other brads (even with TFs) and my BC comes out awful. I'm a hobby baker, so buying 50 lbs of SweetTex just isn't practical, so I'm glad I've found a shortening that works really well with Sugarshacks recipe.

KathysCC Posted 19 Dec 2011 , 11:31pm

I miss the trans fat in shortening too. My icing hasn't been the same since BUT I noticed that a lot of the store brands contain lard. That kind of makes me cringe a little. You might want to check your labels and see if the trans fat is coming from lard. I know it doesn't bother some people but you definitely would want to know if you are making your cake kosher.

mannabakeshoppe Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 5:14pm

I've located creamy US-made shortening with 2.5g/serving trans fat and it is available as of 10/2013.  What would you pay/can for it plus shipping to your location?    

embersmom Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 7:25pm

I've switched to the no-TF shortening because I can't be bothered searching hither and yon.  With the recipe I use (all shortening BC) so far nobody has been able to tell the difference flavor-wise AFAIK.  I've noticed a less greasy mouth-feel, which is fine by me!

cakealicious7 Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 7:41pm

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Original message sent by embersmom

I've switched to the no-TF shortening because I can't be bothered searching hither and yon.  With the recipe I use (all shortening BC) so far nobody has been able to tell the difference flavor-wise AFAIK.  I've noticed a less greasy mouth-feel, which is fine by me!

Hi :-) can you tell me what shortening you use please?

emetz74 Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 10:05pm

If anyone has Meijer stores near them, their brand has TF.

BatterUpCake Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 10:23pm

I am so disappointed. I always buy Harris Teeter's because it had 3.5g trans fat but this last time I looked at the label and it was gone!! The one at home has it but it's almost empty  :-(

embersmom Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 12:59am

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Hi icon_smile.gif can you tell me what shortening you use please?


Oh, it's a generic inexpensive shortening I found at a local supermarket under their "Guaranteed Value" label.  It only comes in a 5-lb. can.

cakealicious7 Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 7:59am

AOh well I'm in the UK so I guess I'm going to have to order some online, thanks anyway :-)

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