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Comment: Is Lard Really Going To Be Illegal?

I just asked a butcher at my local Kroger whether they carried lard. He
told me that lard was no longer made.

Yesterday I purchased a two pounds of lard at another grocery store, but
overall lard is hard to find.

In searching "lard regulation" on Google, I found that there are some
issues in the EU, but nothing related to manufacturing lard in the US.

Can you help track down the basis for this claim? Many of us use lard
instead of shortening because of trans-fat issues.

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I would be very curious which Kroger he/she shops at. Ours sells lard by the bucket.

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I've never had a problem buying lard when I wanted it.

I think the Kroger butcher was very wrong.

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I wonder if he is confusing lard with trans fats which NY has banned and others are considering.

Lard is not made of trans fat, but Crisco is. And some people may use those names interchangeably.

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Well, he just said that "lard was no longer made" which might mean a lot of things other than "lard is being banned throughout the US."

A good place to find lard is Mexican grocery stores.

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quote:
Originally posted by ThistleSoftware:
A good place to find lard is Mexican grocery stores.

Thanks. Last time I went to the grocery store, I noticed they now have a lot of lard, which I hadn't seen in stores in several years. I also noticed that their Mexican foods section had grown, so I assumed the two were linked. Your post answered my puzzle.

We've recently had a huge increase in the number of Mexican people in the area, and stores are gradually learning to cater to their needs.

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The Hispanic food/ lard thing is definitely linked. Around here, all of the stores carry "tubs" of cooking lard. It's the most common fat used for binding tortillas and I know it's used for making tamales as well. They grocery stores would go out of business in these parts if they didn't cater to the Mexican-American community.

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That would probably annoy some Christians, at least a Texan TV preacher I once zapped past who proclaimed "The Laaarrrd is gooood".

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quote:
Originally posted by Troberg:
That would probably annoy some Christians, at least a Texan TV preacher I once zapped past who proclaimed "The Laaarrrd is gooood".

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Mexican lard (manteca) is not allowed into the US, like many other Mexican pork products.
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