I bought some Hi-Ratio shortening today and it's slightly yellow colored and has a bit of a funny smell to it. I've never used Hi-Ratio before so I guess my question is...Is it supposed to be like that or do I need a refund?
Did you check the date on it? What brand is it? IMO I would think that all high ratio or even Crisco should be white. Also, if it has a funny smell to it, I would not use it. It is probably rancid. Do check the exp. date though.
It doesn't even have an expiration date on it. Maybe that should have been my first clue I guess it's back to the store! Thanks
Good idea. I wouldn't trust it. Was it a store brand? I am asking because I was short on my high ratio, and Stop n Shop had Guaranteed Value Brand with trans fats in it. I looked at the date, and it was expired. I stuck with Crisco. I brought it to the attention of the store manager, and apparently they didn't care, because the same cans are there with the exp. date of 08/10! Can you imagine?
I use hi-ratio all the time and I've never seen it yellow or have an odor to it at all. It simply smells clean, maybe a little like vegetable oil if I had to describe it. Sounds to me like you got some really OLD shortening.
I've used Alpine and it was white- no yellow color to it at all. It smelled like shortening to me.