Sweetex Shrotning??

Decorating By shelbycompany Updated 27 Apr 2008 , 12:18pm by Mike1394

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shelbycompany Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 10:36pm
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Who uses sweetex shortning? Is it really that much better than crisco? Can I buy it locally or do I have to order it online? Sorry for all the questions, I am really interested in changing over.

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luvbakin Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 12:44am
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Sweetex is a hi-ratio shortening and leaves a less greasy taste in your mouth. Also, Crisco has now switched over to a "no trans fat" version which is even harder to work with. Not sure where you can buy it. Do a google search.

Good luck.

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JanH Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 1:19am
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Everything you ever wanted to know about hi-ratio shortening:
(What it is, how to use, opinions and where to buy.)


Where to buy small quantitites:

A decent cake decorating store (not Michael's or Hobby Lobby) will carry small containers of hi-ratio shortening you can try. icon_smile.gif

Where to buy 50# blocks:

Restaurant supply stores, Gordon Food Service (will special order) and large cake decorating stores.




(Also have a generic version that is used successfully by CC members.)


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lovetofrost Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 1:35am
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I have been in a stress with using crisco and don't know where to get sweetex locally so I switched to Kroger brand and it is wonderful. That is if you have a kroger around. i do plan on trying sweetex in the future.

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shelbycompany Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 3:24am
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Thank you JanH for the info. another quick question...I think I remember seeing some off brand of hi ratio shortening at my local grocery store. Do you think this will work fine. I don't know if any name brand will work. I don't have a kroger so I can't try that one.

Thank you.

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audrey0522 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 12:02pm
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Is there anyway to tell by the list of ingredients if my local store brand is a high ratio shortening?

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Mike1394 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 12:18pm
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It should say Hi ratio, or emulsified shortening on it.


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