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Old 10-04-2007, 05:35 PM   #21
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Salt free butter, for sure!
yep yep yep, same here.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:48 PM   #22
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What brand of butter is everyone using????

This thread has made me aware of a very horrible over-sight on my part. I canít believe Iíve been this dumb.....for so long.

I had always thought that there was either butter or margarine, and that margarine said it was margarine. Iíve really never given it any more thought than that. I mean none.

But, it seems that margarine these days is being passed off as a ďspreadĒ. Country Crock is a spread. Parkay, Imeprial, etc. Who the heck makes real butter these days?

Iíve got some investigating to do at the supermarket tonight. Dang.......that explains a few mishaps Iíve had in trying to cook with ďbutterĒ.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:54 PM   #23
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I can't help you there, being in a different country.....we have SOME things different than you guys....LOL
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:49 PM   #24
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So what is it guys. What do you like better Butter or Margarine.

Im a butter dude all the way!!
What's margarine???

Seriously, the only thing I'll use margarine for is greasing the bottom of a cake pan. Other than that one use, all I have in this house and at work is butter.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:52 PM   #25
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I had always thought that there was either butter or margarine, and that margarine said it was margarine. Iíve really never given it any more thought than that. I mean none.

But, it seems that margarine these days is being passed off as a ďspreadĒ. Country Crock is a spread. Parkay, Imeprial, etc. Who the heck makes real butter these days?

Iíve got some investigating to do at the supermarket tonight. Dang.......that explains a few mishaps Iíve had in trying to cook with ďbutterĒ.
You bring up a pet peeve of mine. It happened a little in California but it happens all the time here in South Carolina. If it is yellow and you can spread it on bread, they call it butter. Drives me nuts. If I ask for butter, I want the wrapper to have the word "butter" on it. Also, in California (at least before I moved here) if a restaurant served margarine and you specifically asked for butter, they had to bring you butter. I don't think I have ever seen butter in a restaurant here.

When my diabetes counselor suggested margarine, I just about went nuts trying to figure them all out at the store. There are butter, butter blends, margarine, margarine blends, imitation margarine, oil spreads, and so on. I'll stick to butter. It tastes good and I know what it is.

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Old 10-04-2007, 07:00 PM   #26
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What brand of butter is everyone using????

This thread has made me aware of a very horrible over-sight on my part. I canít believe Iíve been this dumb.....for so long.

I had always thought that there was either butter or margarine, and that margarine said it was margarine. Iíve really never given it any more thought than that. I mean none.

But, it seems that margarine these days is being passed off as a ďspreadĒ. Country Crock is a spread. Parkay, Imeprial, etc. Who the heck makes real butter these days?

Iíve got some investigating to do at the supermarket tonight. Dang.......that explains a few mishaps Iíve had in trying to cook with ďbutterĒ.
Get a container of Smart Balance it really is not bad for you just read the container.You will be pleasantly surprised by the taste.
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Well, I stopped at a little corner grocery called LuckyísÖ..itís like Piggly Wiggly if you know that chain.

Of the 25 odd different ďbuttersĒ they had available, there were only THREE real butters: Land-O-Lakes, Purity, and a generic brand called Best Choice. Thatís it.

And it was all sticks. No tubs. Do they make real butter in tubs? I thought I read somewhere that they can if they whip extra air into it?

All the other brands, Shedís Spread, Country Crock, Parkay, Imperial, Blue Bonnet, store brands, etcÖÖall of them are margarine (by itís strictest definition of being whipped oil with butter flavoring)! Even Land-O-Lakes had margarine sticks!

ALSO, real butter is FAR more expensive. One pound of Land-O-Lakes (four sticks) was 4.79!!!!! But a 3 pound tub of Country Crock with Calcium was 2.89!

Iím utterly flabbergasted. Itís like I just learned that Santa Claus doesnít exist!

Anyway, I bought some Purity butter for 3.79. Itís in four sticks, and it is hard as rock! I tried scraping it, and it flaked into little pieces. Iím going to have to get a butter dish and leave this stuff out to soften up some. I tasted it, and oddly enough, it tasted slightly ďgreasierĒ than the Country Crock spread Iíve got. BUT, it did have a creamier texture. Yet, it had a slightly less powerful ďbutteryĒ taste than Country Crock.

Ingredients on the box are: Cream, salt.

Thatís it. Interesting. Iím beginning to think I may have never had real butter before. Iíve never liked sticks (I donítí bake, and have no use for them), and it seems the majority of real butter comes in sticks. No wonder Iíve missed out on it.

This is simply unreal. This late in life, and I figure out what real butter is. What a trip!
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Get a container of Smart Balance it really is not bad for you just read the container.You will be pleasantly surprised by the taste.
I'll try that! But I just looked it up, and Smart Balance is technically a margarine (whipped oil with other ingredients). Next thing you know, someone is gonna' say the Tooth Fairy isn't real.............HUSH!
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[quote=keltin;490963]I'll try that! But I just looked it up, and Smart Balance is technically a margarine (whipped oil with other ingredients). Next thing you know, someone is gonna' say the Tooth Fairy isn't real.............HUSH! [/quote
Yes but the point is its not bad for you in fact its good for you with no trans fatty acids with a good amount of Omega 3.It has also been endorsed by professional chefs for the taste.No hydrogenated oils,no gluten,no gelatine.
Try it you will like it.I have a friend who is a heart surgeon and he also uses it.Im not saying give up butter because I wont but its great on toast and as a substitute for baking recipes that call for margarine just dont get the light version you cant cook with it and it doesn't taste as good.I like to use butter for some things and the Smart Balance for others
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Yes but the point is its not bad for you in fact its good for you with no trans fatty acids with a good amount of Omega 3.It has also been endorsed by professional chefs for the taste.No hydrogenated oils,no gluten,no gelatine.
Try it you will like it.I have a friend who is a heart surgeon and he also uses it.Im not saying give up butter because I wont but its great on toast and as a substitute for baking recipes that call for margarine just dont get the light version you cant cook with it and it doesn't taste as good.I like to use butter for some things and the Smart Balance for others
Ok, the next tub I get will be this! Thanks for the tip! Heck, I've got about 3/4 of a Country Crock tub that I might give to the neighbors and go get this!!

But what about real butter.......do they make that in tubs, or is that not the norm?
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