Can Crisco Go Bad?

Baking By mburkett Updated 25 Aug 2011 , 8:30pm by mburkett

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mburkett Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 7:50pm
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I just made a batch of chocolate crusting buttercream (1/2 butter, 1/2 crisco). It has a very sharp metallic taste to it. Can the Crisco go bad? It's definately the crisco and not the other ingredients because it has that same smell from the tub.

I used to use Crisco all the time but got a tub of Hi-Ratio and just went through that. Maybe I just got used to the taste of the Hi-Ratio.

Has anyone else experienced this?


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TexasSugar Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 8:01pm
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If Crisco smells it could have gone rancid. Normally Crisco doesn't have a smell at all.

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theresaf Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 8:06pm
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Ditto - bad smell means its gone bad. Also there's a date stamp on the bottom of the can/container. It seems like it should last forever like a Twinkie! but it doesnt. Sorry that happened to you!

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CWR41 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 8:10pm
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Shortening can go rancid. I'm glad you figured out the Crisco was bad so you can toss it. Sometimes it smells bad, sometimes it looks bad... not sure about the metallic taste though. If it didn't smell bad or look bad, and it was used anyway, it will usually have a slimy taste.

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mburkett Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 8:30pm
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So it's not just me. I've been smelling things lately that no one else does and my family's starting to think I'm crazy. I swear I'm picking up really subtle scents...I can smell the litter box for 2 rooms away. I turned 40, my eyes got worse, my nose got better.

It's a brand new tub. I'll toss it. Off to the store to buy a replacement. Thanks!

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