Made with organic palm oil, Spectrum Organic Shortening is a healthy, trans-fat free alternative to traditional shortening for flaky crusts and crispy fries.
It's not really a new discovery, but a re-discovery. For two years, I used Spectrum shortening in bread and pie crusts. Then, because I liked the convenience of Earth Balance shortening sticks, I switched. The problem with Earth Balance products is they all contain soy :( I gave up hope on being able to use shortening because I thought all shortening had soy (Crisco does as well). But a soy-free book synopsis on Amazon said Spectrum shortening was soy free and sure enough it is. This is excellent. I was afraid I was going to have to render my own lard (which I may do anyways, just for the hell of it).