Does anyone here know anything about the company White Stokes? We've been using their piping gel for probably about 20 years because it is far superior to any other brand. Recently, our distributors have had a hard time getting it and now they say the factory is closed up and they can no longer get it. We like this product because it is made with Agar which makes it "break" easily instead of stringing out and getting all gummy. Does anyone know of any other brand that is either made with Agar or is less stringy than most brands? The other brands I've tried are just awful, I can't even work with it.
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I have actually found a piping gel that is pretty close to White Stokes. The company name is Korinek. The label says...Manufactured by Frank Korinek & Company 4828 W 25th Street Cicero, IL 60804-3489. I have tried Lawrence Foods and Chef Master piping gel and was not satisfied with either one!! The Korinek's is as close to White Stokes as I have found. It is a little more "wet" than White Stokes and a little sweeter, but still tastes good (unlike Lawrence Foods). I use parchment paper to roll my own decorating bags and find that after a couple of days, I can feel the "water" thru the parchment. It is almost as clear as White Stokes and is very smooth...NO LUMPS like Chef master. I get mine thru a company called South Holland Baking Supply in Steger, IL.
It is true, I am so sorry to say. The distributors that I have bought from for over 30 years told me that it is official that they are out of business. The "tub" that the new stuff I bought has the same label as the White Stokes only it has the new manufacture's name on it...so maybe they bought White Stoke's stock of plastic containers and formulated their own piping get. Like I said, I use piping gel A LOT and this stuff is as close to White Stokes as I have been able to find.