okay, I ordered 6 containers of sweetex --3.5 pound each. When I received them, the label read vanilla buttercream icing I freaked out.....I didn't want someone else's buttercream I wanted to make my own that's why I ordered sweetex. So I called up the company Bak*r's Ki**chen and they GAVE me the buttercream icing for free and shipped out my original order of sweetex. (they were sooo nice about their mixup) So anyway the next day I opened up the icing to start a cake that was due and guess what I found?? Sweetex..........yes it was actually sweetex and all the containers were label wrong! To late to cancel order for next 6 sooooo now I have 12 containers of sweetex.
How do I store them so they don't go rancid??? I'm not sending them back, because the cost of shipping with the heaviness of the shortening would just be silly. Is it possible to put in freezer? Hope someone knows a way to store.............thank you
I buy sweetex in 50lb blocks. it has a fairly long shelf long, so should last at least a few months. I wouldn't put it in the freezer, just at a cool room temp. Others may know more about it, but I've never had trouble with it going bad.
Sweetex left out at room temp last for 1 year. I knew I wouldn't make it through a big ol' box in one year so I took it and portioned it out into those 5# ice cream buckets, then I froze it. Some people even portion theirs out in freezer ziplock bags with just 2 cups of sweetex in it portioned out.
I make sure to write the date purchased and the date I freeze it on a label before I place it in the freezer. That way I have a better idea of the shelf life once I thaw it.
mkolmar....how long does it take to defrost? And do you put it on the counter to thaw or the refridgerator?
I have yet to thaw my first frozen batch, probably will within the next 2 weeks. I plan on pulling it out and letting it thaw at room temp.
I was told by the manufacturer that it can stay out at room temp up to 1 year.
I buy Alpine (similar) in 50 pound blocks. Never a problem. Some times it lasts two weeks, but this time of years its lasting several months.
I have some that is getting close to a year old. If it goes bad will it have a odor so I will know?
I'm not sure about sweetex, but crisco actually smells stale, and of course the frosting tastes gross The taste of the frosting is what first brought it to my attention, and then I had to think think think now why is this so terrible; then i smelled the crisco and it just smelled wrong, and I realized that I had opened it a long time ago.