I live in Omaha and can't seem to find anywhere locally to buy high ratio shortening. We are going to Chicago this weekend and I was trying to find a place there that I could by it. The only place that I found is going to be closed that weekend. Any ideas?
I am in Omaha and haven't found it either. Sorry no help.
Here's a list of all the GFS stores in IL. They'll order Sweetex hi-ratio shortening for you, if you speak with the manager. I'd advise calling in advance as it took about 7 days for mine to come in.
Ordering online might be another option. Here's the info on ordering Sweetex, Alpine and CK brand (with the most reasonable shipping):
I spoke to the owner of Omaha Bakery Supply this morning. He said they have the shortening ... 50# for $35. They are located at 4224 S 133rd
731- 5572 the hours are 8-4:30 The ad says they deliver as well. I will have to check this out, I live right around there but have never noticed this store.
Thanks for the reply. I definitely don't need 50# worth. Did they have any smaller amounts? Maybe we could somehow split it up if you don't need all 50# either. I have never tried it with frosting and I was curious how well it works. Let me know if you find anything else out. Thanks
well I don't know about omaha or chicago, but about 15 miles south of I-80 on the east side of Iowa (since your on your way to Chicago) There is a store in my town that carries smaller 5# tubs last I checked.
I dont' know if there is any other place around here but maybe someone else in the are will know.
I don't know if this would be to far out of the way for your but it takes about 20-25 mins straight south of I-80 to get here.