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post #16 of 25

I get it from GFS, but they do not carry it in stock. They had to order it for me. It was about $80 and they didn't charge me shipping since it is coming directly to the store. The only bad thing was that it takes 2-4 weeks to get it. I knew that going in, so I placed my order before I ran out of what I have. I previously ordered it online and it cost about $135 shipped to my shop. I wish I had asked at GFS before I paid that much.

post #17 of 25

I purchased a 50# box from FoodServiceDirect.com, delivery was no problem, just over $100 including shipping to Ohio.  BUT - the problem is, I made my first batch of icing with it yesterday - and I was sorely disappointed!  The Crisco "greasy mouth feel" was horribly prevalent, so bad that I had to trash the batch because I wouldn't compromise the quality of my product that way.  I double checked, thinking that maybe I had ordered something that wasn't high-ratio, but it is...

 

Has anyone else had trouble with greasiness with Sweetex?  I have used Alpine and Kitchen Crafts (both regular and the "no trans fat" variety) and never had that problem.  Help!  I have 48 pounds that I don't know what to do with!!  thumbsdown.gif

post #18 of 25
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I purchased a 50# box from FoodServiceDirect.com, delivery was no problem, just over $100 including shipping to Ohio.  BUT - the problem is, I made my first batch of icing with it yesterday - and I was sorely disappointed!  The Crisco "greasy mouth feel" was horribly prevalent, so bad that I had to trash the batch because I wouldn't compromise the quality of my product that way.  I double checked, thinking that maybe I had ordered something that wasn't high-ratio, but it is...

 

Has anyone else had trouble with greasiness with Sweetex?  I have used Alpine and Kitchen Crafts (both regular and the "no trans fat" variety) and never had that problem.  Help!  I have 48 pounds that I don't know what to do with!!  thumbsdown.gif

Did you buy the "Z" kind (no trans fats) or the regular Sweetex? I read on here sometime a while back not to buy the zero trans fat version. I use the regular kind and it has no greasy feel at all. 

post #19 of 25

lkern, it's the regular Sweetex - labeled as 3g trans fat per serving.

post #20 of 25
I'm currently working my way thru a box of Sweetex, having used Alpine previously. I haven't experienced any difference. I do use less hi ratio that what a bc recipe calls for . Unless the recipe wad formulated for BE shortening.
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post #21 of 25
It might be a bad batch, I would contact the retailer and/or the mfr.
post #22 of 25
My local Cash & Carry (aka Smart & Final) orders them for me when I ask them to.
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post #23 of 25

Thanks, Jason.  I sent an e-mail to the place I ordered it from, we'll start from there.  I wonder if somehow the "Z" no trans fat kind made it into the regular Sweetex box?

post #24 of 25

restaurant depot

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

 

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"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

 

Scott Adams

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post #25 of 25

Hi, I live in Charlotte, NC an there is a store 'Restaurant Depot" that sells Sweetex in a 50 LB box. They said that is all they have - no smaller boxes   It costs about $60  I forgot exactly but can be frozen although will last about a year if not frozen.

 

You have to have a  restaurant card to shop there thugh.   If anyone lives in Charlotte, lt me kno and I can go there with you if you wish to purchase this.  Have a great day

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