Is This Shortening Hi-Ratio?

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shanney54 Posted 19 May 2016 , 5:17am
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Hello all! My father works at a local restaurant supply store, similar to Sysco. I asked him to see if they sold hi-ratio shortening. They have quite a few different brands (Wesson, Sweetex), but none of them have hi-ratio. I bought a 3lb tub of CK hi-ratio shortening and they pretty much have the same ingredients. Only difference being that Wesson had soybean and palm oil and polysorbate 60, while CK had soybean and cotton seed oil without polysorbate 60. They both have mono- and diglycerides. I'm a little timid to make the purchase on the chance it's not hi-ratio since it's not on the label. Does Sweetex sell shortening that's not hi-ratio?

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radtech Posted 19 May 2016 , 11:19am
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Yes, I buy Hi-ratio Sweetex from Gordon Food Service.  It is sold in 50lb cubes so my sister and I splint it and it lasts us probably a year. 

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amyoungbl00d5 Posted 19 May 2016 , 12:12pm
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Yes that's it.i buy the 50lb block and break it down into 5lb blocks. Then I dont have trill out the giant cubes. Easier to manage.

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woozy Posted 27 May 2016 , 2:42am
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Cotton seed oil was one of the things removed from Crisco when they RUINED it.

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shanney54 Posted 4 Jun 2016 , 12:22am
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Thank you for the replies! My father surprised me yesterday with a box of Sweetex! It wasn't loaded correctly at the warehouse and melted a little, so he was able to buy it for CHEAP! $10!!! Off to experiment I go...

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