FAQ's

FAQ's

Where can I buy your products?

Our Tablelands spreads, Copha vegetable shortening, Fairy cooking margarine and Wik dripping are made available for distribution in selected Woolworths, Coles and Independent supermarkets throughout Australia. However, some individual supermarkets may choose not to stock our products and unfortunately this is beyond our control.

Our Food Service and Bakery brands are only sold through distributors.

Should you have any other questions regarding stockists of any our products, including for Industrial and Export markets, please contact our Customer Service team on freecall 1800 986 499 or via our Contact Us page.

 

What do I do if my oil starts foaming, darkening, smoking, breaking down or splattering?

Heating oil to very high temperatures for long periods (such as commercial deep frying) can cause the oil to start breaking down. The result is smoking, foaming and the development of undesirable flavours.

Possible solutions can be to reduce temperatures, replenish oil frequently, thaw and drain food properly, and, of course, select good quality oil.

For more information or to download our Simple Solutions to 7 of the most common oil problems flyer, please click here.

Why does my oil sometimes smell unpleasant?

Oil can sometimes smoke or smell unpleasant when it has reached the end of its frying life. Other causes may be that frying occurs at too high a temperature, the moisture content of food is too high, or unrefined oils are being used to fry.

Possible solutions are to ensure you drain and thaw food properly, fry at a recommended temperature, filter your oil daily, or change to a quality Peerless oil with a high smoke point.

For more information or to download our 5 golden tips for a better fry flyer, please click here.

Which oils are best for shallow frying, deep frying, baking or for salad dressings?

It is important to use a variety of different oils to ensure a healthy balance of the different types of fats in the diet. For enjoyment, select the oil with a flavour that best complements or enhances your dish.

For shallow frying or baking, select healthier unsaturated oils such as olive, canola, sunflower, or blended vegetable oils according to taste. If you are deep frying, choose cottonseed, high –oleic or peanut oils as their higher smoke point contributes to their stability.

For cold applications such as salad dressings, use a variety of polyunsaturated oils such as sunflower and soybean oils, and monounsaturated oils including canola, olive and peanut oils.

Hi-oleic canola and hi-oleic sunflower are excellent multi-purpose oils ideal for both frying and culinary purposes.

For example, olive oil is perfect for Mediterranean style cooking, peanut oil is great for Asian stir fries, and canola oil and hi-oleic canola/sunflower are good all-round mildly flavoured oils that can be used for most cuisines.

Click here to find more information on which types of oils are best for different cooking occasions.

Are your spreads/margarines suitable for vegans and/or vegetarians?

Our Tablelands and Miracle spreads contain Vitamin D derived from ovine wool (as they are a mandatory requirement) so they are not suitable for vegans. However, we do consider them suitable for vegetarians because they don’t contain meat, poultry, fish or seafood.

The main ingredient for our Copha cooking margarine is coconut oil, which makes it suitable for both vegetarians and vegans - you can find Copha in most major retailers near the butter section.

Are your margarines gluten free/dairy free?

All our margarines and spreads are gluten free.

The Tablelands Dairy Free spread is dairy/lactose free. It is available in selected Woolworths stores.