LaughingGirl wrote:Willow Creek products are delicious! They make some mighty fine bacon too.
Willow Creek had the first bacon that I could find without nitrates or nitrites. Now Oscar Mayer has a preservative-free product line with bacon, hotdogs, etc.
The Willow Creek lard that I bought was only $5.49/lb, which is a decent price, so it's definitely something that I'll continue to buy. At that price it can be a staple and not a luxury.
Galoot wrote:I gather that the Crisco, being loaded with trans fats, was probably far worse for my arteries than lard might have been.
Crisco may not have trans fats anymore, because it's a combination of fully hydrogenated and non-hydrogenated oil and not partially hydrogenated oil, but it's still crap. The new Crisco is made with cottonseed oil, which is nasty stuff -- probably the most unhealthy cooking oil there is. It' s very high in saturated fat, full of natural toxins (like gossypol) and has really high levels of pesticide residues. Of course manufacturers like it because it's cheap.