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View Poll Results: Poll: Margarine or butter?
Margarine 5 7.04%
Butter 53 74.65%
I'm not fussy/It doesn't matter 2 2.82%
It really depends on the application... 11 15.49%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-20-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Woods of Missouri with many Critters
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Would prefer butter, but have used margarine at times. I only use butter in anyof my cooking. Have used margarine on toast at times.

Anyone remember way back when there was a shortage of things such as butter? My family had to use lard and a little yellow packet to make something resembling butter, but sad to say, only in looks, not flavour, nor consistency.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Would prefer butter, but have used margarine at times. I only use butter in anyof my cooking. Have used margarine on toast at times.

Anyone remember way back when there was a shortage of things such as butter? My family had to use lard and a little yellow packet to make something resembling butter, but sad to say, only in looks, not flavour, nor consistency.
I have heard of that too, was it lard or the margarine to add the coloring to?
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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Anyone remember way back when there was a shortage of things such as butter? My family had to use lard and a little yellow packet to make something resembling butter, but sad to say, only in looks, not flavour, nor consistency.
Originally, margarine was only allowed to be sold as "white" to prevent any confusion with butter. Most manufacturers included the coloring package.

There are NOW many margarines with good flavor. And most of the best COST more than butter.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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I use to use margarine but now only use butter. The butter tastes much better as well.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Mediocre butter tastes better and is healthier than the best margarine out there.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: NW MT
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Neither one - pork fat or lard
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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Butter all the way. I try not to overdo it. But no margarine can equal it, although some are okay.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Mediocre butter tastes better and is healthier than the best margarine out there.
I so agree. I loathe Margarine with a passion. Really, really hate it. It always tastes chemical and fake to me as well as having an after taste.

There is nothing like a good Artisan churned butter served with Artisan Breads. A feast in itself.


I tell you something which is really weird for Europeans , that is whipped butter. I have never seen it anywhere but the US and Canada. It is actually quite nice though. Just not something you can get over here.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: mass
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I never use margarine.

When I was a kid, we used butter.

Then my parents heard that margarine was healthier, so we switched to that.

Then they heard that butter was actually healthier, and we switched back to butter.

I have used butter for years. I think when I first moved out of the house I used margarine because it was cheaper, but that was a long time ago.

I love the flavor of butter.

Once someone served lobsters with melted margarine. I was so disappointed!!!
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Corn on the cob with butter

Fresh out of oven, piping hot bread with butter

Steaming baked potato with butter

Crab, shrimp, lobstah, chowdah...scream butter....

Sinful, but priceless...
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