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post #361 of 480
Thanks HollyPJ, I'll give the violet a try!!
post #362 of 480
I thought I was crazy! And I'm sure I still am but not about my icing. I didn't realize Crisco had made the change over and couldn't figure out why my icing was more "gloppy." I looked in our local store and couldn't find any of the "old" stuff. Maybe BJ's or Sam's has it? Don't they get the leftovers?
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I went to another grocery store today. I had to pull out around 12 pkgs of the sticks of crisco before I found 3 old criscos. I never thought I would be searching around the shelves of a grocery store looking for old products. I must be a store managers dream come true! I have not heard from crisco yet, I emailed them yesterday.
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Originally Posted by cupcakes

I went to another grocery store today. I had to pull out around 12 pkgs of the sticks of crisco before I found 3 old criscos. I never thought I would be searching around the shelves of a grocery store looking for old products. I must be a store managers dream come true! I have not heard from crisco yet, I emailed them yesterday.



icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I have gone to every store I can think of including the "healthy" grocery stores around here in search of it... None so far... I figured "Oh, they can't sell much if any Crisco at the health nut stores..." Nope, I was wrong..

SO, my only hope is back home by my parents to go to the local grocery store that is HORRID about rotating their shelves.. Hey Moy... Any ideas for places around here I haven't checked????
post #365 of 480
I bought some Giant brand shortening today. Checked it and it has the trans fat, so I'm crossing my fingers that it'll be ok. Glad to know that I wasn't the only one having icing issues!!
post #366 of 480
I sent my letter of discontent to Smuckers/Crisco. As others have said before; I don't know if it'll make any difference, but they're sure going to know we're unhappy!!!
post #367 of 480
OK....i just fin my first cake and i am takeing it the the party of 40 friday! lol GO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i got the crisco i mad the first batch which tasted horrible but then i decide to take a long shot i added more butter and hey it worked mine was the PERFEACT butter cream a lil exstra stiff actualy but with the exstra butter my bc came out like a smoth dream like never befor!

BTW i used this recipe i got it memorised

1/2 (crisco) what evedr you use
1/2 butter (i just took a little on my spatula probly a bout 4 table spoons mabe a little less)
1 table spoon of vanella
(i put )2 table spoons of milk it helps with the creamness
and 4 cups of confectionary suger!
AD SLOWLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
mix well and you have a dream in a bowl well atleast i thought so!
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Hi, I started reading through all the pages BUT...man there is alot of posts.
So, I will just let anyone know, yesterday I emailed crisco/smuckers and today while I was at work someone called me which was very nice and quick, she said that she is passing the message through but at this time they are not offering the original formula just the new formula. BUT she did say they have been receiving comments about it. I have not had a chance to call her back yet. I will call tommorrow .
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aka ladefly... you got the call to say "This is the make everyone Feel Good call from Smuckers to tell you that we're getting inundated with calls from cake decorators and other consumers who are having issues with the New Crisco complaining about the change from our consistent product to a vastly inferior one for both icing and other baking products, similar to Coca Cola introducing "New Coke", but we aren't smart enough as a company to actually LISTEN to those nasty people known as CUSTOMERS and DO something about the problem, like allowing them the CHOICE of which to purchase because the green cans collected dust on the shelves. Instead, we're listening to special interest groups whose mission in life is to be the Nannies of society and the research THEY are telling us says people want Crisco to be Trans Fat Free instead of being a product trusted by the consumers. Your only hope is to stop purchasing our product and for our sales to plummet before we'll even think to take you seriously. Please continue to purchase Crisco while we work out any problems you think we might have, not that we have any problems because all of our recipes came out the same to your inferior home recipes. Thank you and have a nice day!"... Of course, that's the translated version that takes out the fluff and language patterns they're reading from their script.

Sorry, majoring in Psychology and Marketing Communications made me a bit cynical about this type of thing (I got that call too, I think it's on page 19 or so), yet at the same time that I read through it, I also know it's a very good technique for fostering good will towards a company in the feeble attempt to keep our product or brand loyalty.
post #370 of 480
So I haven't lost my mind!! I thought it was just my bad luck that was causing all my problems with the icing. I too have noticed alot of air bubbles. Guess I'm gonna have to shop around for another brand of shortening.
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post #371 of 480
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Originally Posted by CoutureCake

aka ladefly... you got the call to say "This is the make everyone Feel Good call from Smuckers to tell you that we're getting inundated with calls from cake decorators and other consumers who are having issues with the New Crisco complaining about the change from our consistent product to a vastly inferior one for both icing and other baking products, similar to Coca Cola introducing "New Coke", but we aren't smart enough as a company to actually LISTEN to those nasty people known as CUSTOMERS and DO something about the problem, like allowing them the CHOICE of which to purchase because the green cans collected dust on the shelves. Instead, we're listening to special interest groups whose mission in life is to be the Nannies of society and the research THEY are telling us says people want Crisco to be Trans Fat Free instead of being a product trusted by the consumers. Your only hope is to stop purchasing our product and for our sales to plummet before we'll even think to take you seriously. Please continue to purchase Crisco while we work out any problems you think we might have, not that we have any problems because all of our recipes came out the same to your inferior home recipes. Thank you and have a nice day!"... Of course, that's the translated version that takes out the fluff and language patterns they're reading from their script.

Sorry, majoring in Psychology and Marketing Communications made me a bit cynical about this type of thing (I got that call too, I think it's on page 19 or so), yet at the same time that I read through it, I also know it's a very good technique for fostering good will towards a company in the feeble attempt to keep our product or brand loyalty.




Well then...what if we started a thread that says: We will NOT buy any Crisco or any OTHER of your products until you give us the product we have known and loved. We, as consumers, should have a choice. Your new product is inferior and we won't use it.

Then send the thread on to Crisco. The only way they will listen is lost $$$$. All companies care about is the bottom line. Hit them where they live. Their wallets.
post #372 of 480
I boutht a can of great value brand, which has 3 grams of trans fat and I am using 1 cup of great value and 1 cup of crisco. It is better but still not as good as it was. It will crust a little better, at least I can smooth it with a paper towel. I still can't lay a parchment pattern on without it sticking some. Bubbles not as bad either. Taste is the same. Hope crisco does something!!!!
post #373 of 480
Everyone keeps seeming to skirt the issue of the fact that eventually they will all have to go to no trans-fat. I've heard it mentioned a few times and no comments come back on it. I don't work for the company or have any ties to it I think they were just trying to get a jump on what's coming. Unfortunately they will pay the price and get the problem fixed before everyone else is forced to make the change and make it easier on everyone else to make the switch. I don't agree with the gov telling us that we can't have a little trans fat in our Crisco but with states banning trans-fats I think Crisco was just trying to get ahead of the game. At least they are contacting people back "feel good" or not - how many times have you tried to contact a company with a complaint and it falls on deaf ears?! I'm sure they didn't make the switch because the no trans-fat way was cheaper or they'd have been making it that way all along. Since it's affecting their bottom line - i'm sure they're working hard to find a fix - one the gov will let them make.

just my 2 cents
Debbie
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post #374 of 480
I bought my first zero trans-fat Crisco this weekend. Just enough to try my favorite buttercream. I didn't notice the air bubble problem several have mentioned. It did seem to make a difference in crusting, however. I can usually do a final smoothing in a half-hour to 45 minutes. It was two or three hours before my hand would come away without icing stuck to it. It was actually the next morning before I got what I'd call a decent crusting. I use a very light crusting recipe in the first place, so I may rethink my choices when I am in a time crunch. Once it crusted, I was happy with it.

Next, I'm going to make my pie crust recipe - which I've had for nearly 40 years. The recipe was given to me with the note "Do not substitute...use ONLY Crisco!" I always have. It'll be interesting to see if that recipe is changed. If so, they're going to hear from me!

In the meantime, I'm buying several cans of the "good" stuff! Sheesh!
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post #375 of 480
I was at Kroger this morning and their brand of shortening still has 3 grams of trans fat per serving!
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