I've been using CK Hi-Ratio shortening for a year or so and am quite happy with it. It is the only hi ratio shortening available to me locally and is $15 for 3 lbs. Ouch! So, I'm in the market for a new shortening. From what I've read on CC, Alpine is a highly suggested brand because it holds up better in summer months. Does anyone buy Alpine online in small batches, like 3 to 5 pounds? I really don't think I can use 50 pounds in one year. I also don't have someone to share with. Has anyone ordered from SugarCraft.com? I seem to remember awhile back someone stated they had some trouble with that site.
Thanks in advance!
Have you tried Amazon? They have 2lbs and 3lbs for sale: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/181-6851685-3786118?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=alpine+hi-ratio+shortening
Craftybanana: I saw that on Amazon but was not sure if it was the same Alpine shortening. Maybe just different packaging? When I searched for Alpine, this is the product I assumed everyone on CC talks about...
Anyone else out there with an opinion about Alpine Hi Ratio shortening? Good, better, best? Where to buy online? Is it the same stuff that Amazon sells?
Newbie here so please forgive me if this question is stupid.....
Can someone tell me the difference between Hi-Ratio Shortening and Crisco?
Hi-Ratio stands up better to heat and/or humidity, makes a smoother and whiter buttercream. Can anyone tell me what the difference is in Alpine and Alpine Z.
Goodvibrations, A few of the hi ratio shortenings have a Z included on their tub. It stands for Zero trans fat.