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Anyone else tried this? I found it at Whole Foods (whole paycheck ) It is non-hydrogenated, no trans fat shortening. I have no idea how they do it, but it bakes great. And I HATE trans fat for my family!
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Yep! I tried it. It is made by Earths Best. They also make a great non-dairy butter alternative!
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I found it at Whole Foods too, but I think it's made by Spectrum??? :
did not have the chance to try it yet though.... I know I have recipes requiring shortening, so I just grabbed one.... now I dunno when I get to use it.... baby's coming any day now....
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I used it to make tortillas and in pie crust and it worked great.

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I think it's just palm or coconut oil. They are both vegetable oils that are solid at room temperature.

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Why don't food companies start using this instead of hydrogenated oil?? Oh, wait, I remember it wasn't cheap. And mine is Spectrum brand.

I, for one, am thrilled to find this since my favorite cookie and pie recipes call for shortening (butter is too strong a taste) but I can't put that stuff into my family members' mouths.

This stuff is a goddess-send

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They used to use it! It is totally saturated, therefore it was believed that the partially saturated corn and soybean oils would be healthier.

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Does anyone know if this would substitute well in make-your-own versions of Bisquick? Thanks.
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