I bought some green Crisco at the store since it said 0 trans fat. I made some icing using the Wilton recipe (which I do all the time with butter flavor and vanilla). I just tasted it and ewwww. It tasted awful it had an aftertaste!
Has any of you used it before? Or am I being paranoid and it should be really fine? I'm making a cake for a party with my best friends and want to make sure they like it.
I was just about to buy some, so I'm offering a bump in hopes that others have used it, too!
Do you mean the color is green? You can get unhydrogenated shortening at Whole Foods.
I use the "green" crisco with 0 trans fat all the time with my wilton b.c. frosting. It tastes normal to me, and no one has ever thought it tasted weird yet. I wonder if you got a bad batch or something?
I've used it before also. I couldn't tell a difference between it and regular Crisco.
I have been using the "green" Crisco ever since I found it in the store. I haven't noticed a difference at all. Nobody else has either. I don't know why it would make your frosting tast different than it does with the regular Crisco.
COME ON GUYS- (girls) I KNOW I'M FROM HICKSVILLE USA BUT WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GREEN CRISCO--IF IT DOESN'T COME FROM WALMART OR WINN DIXIE(when i'm desperate) I DON'T HAVE CLUE HELP A GIRL OUT
It took me a second to figure it out...at first I thought, no wonder it tasted bad, it was green. Then I remembered that I saw Crisco with a green label instead of blue or yellow!!!
OH CAN YOU USE BUTTER FLAVORED CRISCO IN BC ICING????
Green label=no trans fat.
I have asked about the butter flavored Crisco and was advised not to use in the Wilton recipe, but maybe someone has successfully???
I have used the butter crisco in frosting before, and didn't have any problem with it. It does make a frosting with a slight tint to it, but it tasted fine. I just didn't put as much butter flavor in it.
When I used the butter crisco, the BC had an artificial taste... don't know how to describe it but I did not like it.
The 0 trans fat crisco is great... cannot tell the difference between it and the regular crisco.
I think the green Crisco is like the cheese cake I made a while ago with splenda, no one noticed the difference but I could taste the splenda and did not like the cake at all. I think you just have really good taste buds and so you notice the little taste differences.
I had a bad feeling about the green crisco, so I've only used it to grease tops and do some repairs on fondant. Glad to hear that I may have been right about the tast!
Thank you all for your comments. Maybe I was just being paranoid. It's not that it was an old package, I just got it at the store, but maybe I had a bad batch.
I will give it another try.
The crisco solid shortening with zero trans fat is in a green can. As far as taste I'm sure some people are going to be more sensitive to it than others. I heard about a taste test they did with regular oreos versus the new zero trans fat ones. I think about 25% didn't like the new kind and thought they tasted funny. So, I'm sure some people will think the icing tastes different and some won't.
Not to be annoying but just because the new crisco has 0 transfat doesn't make it any better for you than regular crisco. The problem is they are both hydrogenated. You can get non-hydrogenated shortening at the healthfood store. PS. I do use regular crisco when I make cakes for other people, and I use the healthfood stuff when I make cake for my family. I'm terrible.