Help!! Question About Glycerine..

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my_4_dumplins Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 3:16am
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I really need to know if the glycerine you find in the pharmacy at Wal-Mart is the same as the glycerine you get from cake supply stores. The nearest place to me that carries glycerine specifically for cake decorating is 2 hours away. I thought I had some and it turns out I don't. I need it tomorrow so driving two hours is not an option for meicon_sad.gif The ingredient on the back of the bottle from wal mart says..Glycerine Anhydrous-99.5%. TIA

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mannjc Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 3:30am
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it has to say food grade on the will usually also say vegetable glycerine. I get mine at whole foods, i checked my wal-mart and pharmacy but theirs could not be ingested. If its for fondant and you need some in a pinch maybe you could try just mmf til you can get some glycerine. HTH icon_smile.gif

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xstitcher Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 4:24am
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Maybe your local health food store (if you have one) might carry it? You might also want to check a wine store that brews there own or a place that sells brew your own beer. Do you have a craft store nearby that carries Wilton supplies? Maybe they carry the food grade glycerin there?

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Texas_Rose Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 5:08am
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They sell big bottles of it at the health food store.

Edible glycerine will say USP or food-grade somewhere on the bottle.

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my_4_dumplins Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 5:16am
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The bottle I picked up from Wal mart says USP on it. Does that mean its food safe?

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my_4_dumplins Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 5:36am
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I went to this website and it says that USP and FCC grade glycerine are basically the same and are food safe, so I assume it is okay to use it to make my fondant. I searched all over for this info and didn't find it until I typed in USP..

This is what it says...


The purpose of these web pages is to provide information, in a convenient Q&A format, about glycerin USP and the comparable food grade glycerin. Glycerin USP and food grade glycerin meet the requirements mandated by U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for use in foods, drugs, medical devices and certain other products requiring ingredients of the highest purity.

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