I've whined and complained about how I can't make pies in the South for about two years. My mother, a self-described shortening snob, sheepishly suggested that instead of the cheap-o brand, I try Crisco. Holy Crap. She was right! I made the best pie ever today, after a quick trip to the supermarket for a small jug of Crisco.
Who knew? Well, I should have known. I stand staunchly by Walmart's "Great Value" store brand, but I should have known Food Lion's store brand was crap after I tried to save a buck by purchasing their peanut butter. It was totally yucky.
Food Lion store brand = poo
Walmart store brand = not so much
Now I'm going to go eat my delicious pie until I burst, and then watch Gray's Anatomy.