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#1 Mon 25 Jan 10 7:19pm

Danny

Jamie's Better Food Foundation
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Member since Tue 06 Jul 04

Butter or margarine?

This weeks voting question is which do you prefer? I know that there have been forum topics on this before but do you think one if better for you than another? Are there any substantiated health reasons to use margarine instead of butter?

Cheers

Danny

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#2 Mon 25 Jan 10 7:21pm

Anna

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From Switzerland
Member since Fri 15 Apr 05

Re: Butter or margarine?

Butter.  Butter, butter, butter.  I don't keep it in the fridge so the spreadability argument doesn't apply.  And it just tastes better. 

I wonder how long it'll be before someone says, "Margarine is but one molecule away from plastic."   roll

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#3 Mon 25 Jan 10 7:27pm

mr spice

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Occupation Working dad...
From Germany
Member since Sat 05 Sep 09

Re: Butter or margarine?

I hear Margarine is but one molecule away from plastic... lol

Only butter for me. We usually have at least 4 packs in the fridge
I do keep a marg-like spread in there as well, for "emergencies"

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#4 Mon 25 Jan 10 7:28pm

DebDiMaggio

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Occupation Newbie Mamma
From Italy-UK-Spain
Member since Mon 16 Jun 08

Re: Butter or margarine?

Anna wrote:

Butter.  Butter, butter, butter.  I don't keep it in the fridge so the spreadability argument doesn't apply.  And it just tastes better. 

I wonder how long it'll be before someone says, "Margarine is but one molecule away from plastic."   roll

I was about to. lol

butter for me too. After watching Victorian Christmas i saw how it's made, or was made before machinery and as far as I know there should be very little difference to how it's made today, it seems like the natural option, plus it tastes yummy. I only have it on toast in the morning, but usually use olive oil for cooking unless recipe specifyes butter. Nothing like butter for a nice Hollandaise  dribble  dribble

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#5 Mon 25 Jan 10 7:41pm

plum1977

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From Poland
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Butter or margarine?

I prefer butter and I've never used margarine. Maybe if only I bake some cake. But it doesn't happen often, because I don't like sweets a lot. Only fruit cake I sometimes do, but I use butter to make it. smile  I think... I've not used margarine for years. Yes I choose a butter. A good butter smile

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#6 Mon 25 Jan 10 7:51pm

Beautiful BC

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From British Columbia, Canada
Member since Wed 04 May 05

Re: Butter or margarine?

That's an easy answer........BUTTER.   smile

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#7 Mon 25 Jan 10 7:52pm

ACDC

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Occupation Bewitched, bothered and bewildered Mother
From Ireland
Member since Tue 19 Aug 08

Re: Butter or margarine?

We can't vote on the butter or margerine issue. It's not a yes or no question.......




Butter, butter, butter. I still remember my Granny making it. Loved the sloshing noise.     big_smile  big_smile

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#8 Mon 25 Jan 10 8:59pm

runwestierun

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From Oregon Coast USA
Member since Sat 22 Nov 08

Re: Butter or margarine?

Butter, of course.  I really don't like the flavor of margerine.  When we talk about restaurants with others, the new husband and I have a code.  If we are trying to signal to each other how awful we secretly think the place is, we work the word "margerine" into the mix. 

I only use margerine for one thing, a sugar cookie my grandma would make that doesn't work with butter.  I always feel faintly dirty when I have to buy it for that.

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#9 Mon 25 Jan 10 9:18pm

Oatcake

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Member since Thu 26 Nov 09

Re: Butter or margarine?

According to QI you can't buy Margarine (and haven't been able to for some time) in the UK.

"Margarine is defined in law as the product obtained from vegetable and/or animal fats with a fat content of more that 80%, but less than 90%. It is a solid emulsion of water in oil. Margarine has to be produced in accordance with the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) Regulations 1995."

So perhaps this should be changed to Butter or Low fat spread?

In which case, low fat spread most of the time (unfortunately) but butter for flavour.

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#10 Mon 25 Jan 10 9:36pm

Anna

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From Switzerland
Member since Fri 15 Apr 05

Re: Butter or margarine?

Yeah, but if I asked my boyfriend to "Please pass the low-fat spread, darling," he'd slap me for turning into a pompous arse.

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