Yep, that's what I use. I buy it in the smaller container at Whole Foods and like it just fine.
Originally posted by clairea
I have, and I thought it was fine. However, you can only buy it in a really big container, and I don't use enough shortening to make it worthwhile (it went bad after I had only used about 1/4 of the container) so I am back to subbing butter for shortening. If you have a lot of recipes that really need shortening, though, it might be worth it.
"It covers your bread like a stinkyfishy tarp
I know it isn't butter
But I can't believe it's carp!"
Kenny Blankenship and Vic Romano, Most Extreme Elimination Challenge