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I'm looking to buy hi-ratio shortening in bulk.  I've found a company that has really great prices, but I'm not sure which brand is better. The choice is between Sweetex and Alpine. Does anyone have an opinion which is better? The Alpine is cheaper, but I want the one with the best results since I will be buying so much. Thanks

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I bought 50 pounds of Sweetex from a restaurant supply store this week.  I was advised by the ladies in my cake club that it is the best.  Have not yet tried it, but I can tell you that it feels like cold cream...so smooth and squishy that I just wanted to play with it and it is snow white.

I've no personal experience of these, being in the UK.  But, from what I have read - Sweetex advertise themselves as being top quality for hi ratio cakes, whereas Alpine seems to come out favourite for icing.

I'm only using it for icing, but I think I'll go with  the Sweetex.  Thanks for your help.

I'm sure we'd be interested in your verdict Louise!

Louise Schickram said:

I'm only using it for icing, but I think I'll go with  the Sweetex.  Thanks for your help.

I've done an extensive search online today, to make a decision ,and it seems that Sweetex wins. I've also learned that you can freeze it which is great for me, cause 50 lbs. will last me a long time. I'll let you know how it works. I've been using TBK hi ratio shortening but started searching for a better price.  I found it at the Stover&Company wholesale store. 50 lbs. of Sweetex is $57.00 plus shipping. Can't beat it. So my verdict is Sweetex.

Katy Nott said:

I'm sure we'd be interested in your verdict Louise!

Louise Schickram said:

I'm only using it for icing, but I think I'll go with  the Sweetex.  Thanks for your help.

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