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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by sweettreat101

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.

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post #17 of 29
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.
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post #18 of 29
Shoprite brand shortening also has transfat in it!
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post #19 of 29
why do you want trans fat shortening? (newbie here!)
post #20 of 29
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.
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post #21 of 29
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.
post #22 of 29
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.
post #23 of 29

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?    

post #24 of 29

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!

post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by embersmom View Post

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 icon_smile.gif can you tell me what shortening you use please?
post #26 of 29

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

post #27 of 29

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  :-(

post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by cakealicious7 View Post


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.

post #29 of 29
Oh well I'm in the UK so I guess I'm going to have to order some online, thanks anyway icon_smile.gif
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