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View Poll Results: Poll: Margarine or butter?
Margarine 5 6.85%
Butter 55 75.34%
I'm not fussy/It doesn't matter 2 2.74%
It really depends on the application... 11 15.07%
Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-12-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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I generally use margarine though I don't use either that much.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Default Poll: Margarine or butter?

Thought this might be an interesting topic. My room mate did some shopping for me, and I requested 3 lbs. of butter. So...that's what I got--3 bricks. Had I been more specific, and requested a "tub" of butter, then she probably would have brought back a container of MARGARINE.

I use them interchangeably, without thinking. What about you?
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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While butter does taste better, I try to use a healthier version of margarine. But on those rare occasions when we have crab legs, forget it, bring on the butter!
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: USA
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Don't use margarine. Butter only, but in moderation
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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I remember years ago reading a Donna Aston book about diet and she went into detail about how they make margarine. I've never eaten it since.

I don't always have butter but I NEVER have margarine.

I use other "spreads" and flavourings like low fat cream cheese, tzatziki, lemon juice, avocado, chutney, relish, and hommus in sandwiches or on vegetables.

Generally I only have butter on toast.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Buttah only in moderation.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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butter anything else is just a poor substitute....oh how I wish I knew how to make the sweet cream butte my grandmother used to make in her churn, now THAT was some good butter.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: I'm around here someplace :)
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margarine
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Butter only. Margarine is nothing but lard.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: In the woods next to the ocean
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Originally Posted by Paula Lynn View Post

Margarine is nothing but lard.
Margarine is not lard.

Margarine is hydrogenated vegetable oil with artificial color, flavor, and chemical preservatives.
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