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7 pound bags of powdered sugar from sam's club

post #1 of 35
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it was an off brand....and i have found it to be gritty as heck!

i bought a bunch of it too!

i really wanted the 50 pound bag of , i think it was dominos(?).....but i wasn't feeling my oats that day to lift it.

i'm gonna put some C and H in it and try to salvage the batch....

any other tips?
post #2 of 35
do you have your receipt? if so, return it!
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post #3 of 35
The best powdered suger I've found is Krogers brand. I like it better the Dominos. It's easier to use and cheaper. But you can't buy it in big bags. So when it goes on sale, I buy a lot.

I would try and take that sugar back. Or atleast what you haven't used. If you can't salvage the batch you've made, I'd just save that batch for practice cakes or dummy cakes if you think it's not good to eat. I wouldn't throw it out or anything.
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post #4 of 35
I threw out four full batches of BC using Kroger PS. It had an aftertaste that was a little bitter-not up to my usual standards. That was the 4lb bag though and maybe they use too much cornstarch per bag to keep it from sticking together. I just know I won't do that again. I only use C&H or Dominos.

If it's gritty, try to add a little more liquid and beat it longer before you put in the C&H. It might help. That's so frustrating!
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post #5 of 35
I bought some of that. It was gritty when I used distilled water as my liquid. MY last two batches of BC, one chocolate, one almond, I used chocolate creamer and rice milk respectively and they weren't gritty. So maybe try another liquid.
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post #6 of 35
I love te PS from Sam's, I think it is called Baker's and Chefs's, makes my icing very smooth and not gritty at all.

Sorry you are having a problem with it.
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post #7 of 35
I would take the bags back to Sam's, especially the one that is gritty. I use the Baker's Chef from Sam's with no problem. You may have just gotten a bad bag and I would hope they would take your complain serious.
post #8 of 35
I use the Baker's and Chef's and have no problems with gritty icing. I actually prefer Domino, but can't afford to use it when I use so much of it. I also like how the 7lb bag from Sam's has a zip top.
post #9 of 35
all I use is the bakers and chefs 7 pound bags of sugar from SAMs club....works great for me and I love the re-sealable zipper!!!! although when I use my big mixer, and I mean BIG mixer...I use the entire 7 pounds at once. perfect!


I'd take yours back though if your not happy with it


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post #10 of 35
I also use Bakers & Chefs from Sam's. No problems.
post #11 of 35
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i think there must be varying amouts of beet sugar in this stuff....i think i musta got a batch with more....i'm taking it back...there was no fixing it today, even after i put equal amounts of C and H in there...

i go thru a lot of sugar each week, 60-100 pounds, i won't ever buy it again....i thought it might be the weather or something...made a batch of C and H...smooth as silk....it's too bad, i really liked the packaging....)*:
post #12 of 35
My MIL gave me several 7# bags of Baker's & Chef's sugar from Sam's and I HATED it! My icing was SO gritty, it was just nasty! Then I thought, I bet it's older than dirt (she tends to keep things forever), but I checked and they were new bags! I'm sticking with my $1.05 2# bag of Domino's from WalMart! That price is what's built into my pricing matrix, so no harm done! Some things I will not sacrifice and my 10x sugar is one!
post #13 of 35
I have got to start shopping at WalMart! I don't think there is a WalMart near me that has an actual grocery store, just some aisles of food stuff. I hope I can get PS there. I'm paying $1.97 for 2 pounds at the grocery store!
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post #14 of 35
I also use the 7# bags and love them... never had a problem yet. We buy 10 bags at each visit there... people prolly think I'm nuts icon_smile.gif
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post #15 of 35
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one time i was shopping for the week (at the shop) at wal mart....my cart was heaped up with baking products....

one of the checkers that i knew, told me that one of the other checkers said....:doesn't she ever buy any meat or vegetables?"

GOOD LORD!...i guess she thought i was eating all that cake!!!

i know i'm chubby....but even someone who weighs 1000 pounds couldn't eat that much cake every week!
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