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Who New ?- Trans fats in Starbuck's pastries ... Me!

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Who New ?- Trans fats in Starbuck's pastries ... Me!

chefkk | Jan 3, 2007 03:32 PM

On the new's this morning Starbucks announced they are taking trans fats out of their pastries in six major cities. Who new trans fats were in these upscale delights ? Me !
I am an addicted cook and baker ( who graduated from culinary school ) - I know a thing or two about food ingredients. Those tempting pastries that sit behind glass displays all day I always knew were carriers of trans fats. Hydrgenated oil makes for a tender crumb, and is less expensive than butter. Mostly, these shortenings allow food to stay fresher longer - duh!
I buy few " prepared " desserts because they are mostly filled with this type of garbage.
Have you ever read the ingredient list on most commercial boxed cookies and cakes ?
I call them chemical projects. If my kids want these items, I make them read the ingredient list out loud, then count the number of ingredients. I can't remember the last time I made a cake with 42 ingredients.

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