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Tropcial Traditions Organic Palm Shortening Review

On Day 1 of rowing The Story About Ping, we learned about China for Social Studies and Geography. So, I thought it would be fun to make homemade eggrolls with Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening.
They were so yummy that we all wanted to make them again. We also made Chinese rice noodles and egg drop soup for The Story About Ping

Then I remembered the small round fried donuts we used to eat at the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet and decided to make good old fashioned raised glazed donuts. :D

I thought that would be a good way to review Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening. =) 

Can you believe I have not used any kind of shortening for 4 years?! I use butter or oil in recipes that call for it. I had no idea what palm shortening was when I first heard of it and found out that it is derived from palm oil and palm oil is derived from the palm fruit. 
"In its natural state, palm oil is a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, with most of the unsaturated fat being monounsaturated fat. Palm shortening is palm oil that has some of its unsaturated fats removed, giving it a very firm texture, and high melting point. The melting point of our Organic Palm Shortening is 97 degrees F., making it very shelf stable. It is NOT hydrogenised, and contains NO trans fats!"
It's organic, good for you, and can be used for "baking, shortenings, margarines and deep fat frying."

Because it is shelf stable, I like to keep a gallon of this in my food storage. It retails for $35.75/gallon, but is on sale now until August 1st for $19.85 (44% off). This is a great deal for a whole gallon.

Here is your chance to win some ~Tropical Traditions is sponsoring a giveaway for one gallon of Organic Palm Shortening. To enter, leave me a comment telling me what you would make if you won.

~Giveaway closed~


Here's that donut recipe that many of you have asked for: Crispy and Creamy Donuts. =)

It gets its name because it tastes so much like a Krispy Kreme donut. In the past I have always used butter instead of the shortening it calls for in the recipe, but this time I used Tropical Traditions Palm Shortening. The only complaint: I could not make enough of them!

Our winner for the Palm Shortening is commenter #78: Sable. Congrats! And thank you to all who entered and support my love for Tropical Traditions. :D

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              Disclosure: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.