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post #16 of 119
Okay, so I had the same question come up this week. I bought the Walmart brand, thinking that it still had the trans fat still in it. When I opened it up, it was extremely soft, I would compare it to hair conditioning cream. (yuck!) I looked on the nutrition facts and it said "O grams trans fat"

I then pulled all my other Crisco containers (I had 2 butter flavored and one regular trans fat free) and they all said "O grams trans fat" So....that got me to thinking....how much trans fat was in the regular stuff? I thought my butter flavored Crisco was older and still had all it's fat, but I guess not. Anyone out there still have an old container and mind telling me what it says for trans fat?
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post #17 of 119
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I do have a PRE-CHANGE little can of Crisco in my pantry (not enough in it to make ANY icing icon_cry.gif ) it claims to have 1.5 grams trans fat per serving.
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post #18 of 119
Ok, so we have all been forced to work with the new Crisco...and we all have different opinions about it...as for me...well, it's crap!!! I never had a minute's trouble with my frosting until Crisco changed...now it's just not right. And I have my first big wedding cake coming up...so...I have got to figure out what to do!!! Somebody tell me what to do!!! LOL
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post #19 of 119
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Originally Posted by DelightsByE

OK loriana,

you & me should get together with a pallet of generic trans-fat-laden shortening tubs from Costco, and just start portioning. We can sell 1-cup portions, premeasured and wrapped in plastic, here on CC for $1 per cup. No - make that 75 cents per cup. We'll make BANK and everyone here at CC will be happy too thumbs_up.gif



Wait a minute, you HATE measuring shortening! I'll do it for cake!

Dang, too bad I live on the West Coast.
post #20 of 119
Hey, on that Walmart shortening, which one did you buy? I got the one w/ "meat fats" in it, and it was like hand lotion - really soft. I am returning it.

If you get the Walmart ALL VEGETABLE shortening, it is like the old Crisco - oh, except it's MUCH cheaper!!! Works great for me. I use it 1/2 and 1/2 w/ butter and it has been nothing but great ever since I started using it. Crusts well, smooths great (at least that's what you all tell me in your comments of my pics, ha ha). icon_smile.gif

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post #21 of 119
This is too funny!! Same thing happened to me when this whole crisco thing started at the begging of the year... I was so happy and proud of myself, since I thought I had found some "old formula" crisco... my husband looks at me, asks, have you gone mad? So I explained to him, well, sure thing, he checks the label on back, and 0 Trans Fat! I was soo mad!!!!

And regarding the whole measuring by weight thing, I do that too, I believe it is 6.8 oz per cup of crisco, HTH!
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post #22 of 119
That does it...I'm going to Walmart tomorrow and stock up on the all-veg. shortening before they decide to change that. Let's see, I'm 48 yrs. old...how many can's do you think I'll need to get me to about 70??? LOL
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post #23 of 119
Just bought 5 cans of crisco on the weekend
it says Trans Fat 1.5 gr
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post #24 of 119
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Originally Posted by DelightsByE

OK loriana,

you & me should get together with a pallet of generic trans-fat-laden shortening tubs from Costco, and just start portioning. We can sell 1-cup portions, premeasured and wrapped in plastic, here on CC for $1 per cup. No - make that 75 cents per cup. We'll make BANK and everyone here at CC will be happy too thumbs_up.gif



Wait a minute, you HATE measuring shortening! I'll do it for cake!

Dang, too bad I live on the West Coast.



Sure I hate it, BUT if I was doing it for profit, I could find a way to bite the bullet icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #25 of 119
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Originally Posted by arosstx

Hey, on that Walmart shortening, which one did you buy? I got the one w/ "meat fats" in it, and it was like hand lotion - really soft. I am returning it.

If you get the Walmart ALL VEGETABLE shortening, it is like the old Crisco - oh, except it's MUCH cheaper!!! Works great for me. I use it 1/2 and 1/2 w/ butter and it has been nothing but great ever since I started using it. Crusts well, smooths great (at least that's what you all tell me in your comments of my pics, ha ha). icon_smile.gif

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif




Actually the Walmart shortening that I described is their "All Vegetable Shortening"...maybe this is their Trans Fat Free version. Afterall, it has no trans fat listed on the nutrition facts. It's a sad result!
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post #26 of 119
Oh come on, don't ya just love the way water beads off your hands and that eternal moisturized feeling you get from handling it? I think I've scalded my hands a couple of time trying to get that stuff off of me.

Love the sticks HATE measuring. I wish others would follow suit. Would I be a whimp if I used gloves when measuring? (Did I mention I REALLY HATE measuring?)
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post #27 of 119
What are you guys measuring by cups? Measure by weight! seriously. Just put your mixing bowl on the scale and plop in the veg shortening. Use a disher and your hands never touch the shortening.
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post #28 of 119
Not sure if it's just an OH store, but...
Aldi's has shortening that has 3 grams of trans fat. Only $1.89 for a 3 pound can.
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post #29 of 119
For measuring out shortening from a can I just run my measuring cup under hot tap water, quickly shake it dry and use a butter knife or spatula to fill it and then empty it. No problems and it usually doesn't wind up getting on my hands.
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post #30 of 119
Ok guys, listen up. I've beaten the system --- so far. I have 30 cans of the OLD Wal-Mart shortening on a shelf in my garage.

The secret? No one seems to rotate stock at Wal-Mart. They just keep shoving the new stuff in front of the old. Head there NOW! Pull out cans until you find the ones in the back WITH the transfat!

Aldi's is a little soft, IMHO--even with the transfat.

I'm with Leah. This is stoooooooopid!!
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