Post # 1
A few years ago spread something that talked about how margarine was actually invented and used to fatten turkeys, apparently all the turkeys started dying from it so they added dye and sold it as a butter substitute. Apparently it also has been linked to heart disease in women. I literally have not bought margarine in years and SO hates that I refuse to buy “I can’t believe it’s not butter” So what do you use, margarine or butter?
Post # 3
I buy butter for myself (Kerrygold brand specifically) and I buy vegan margarine (Earth Balance specifically) for DH. That said, we rarely use either. We usually do PB & J for toast.
Post # 4
We dont use much butter in our house. I keep the sticks of butter in the fridge for baking. Otherwise we use Promise light spread. I’m pretty sure it’s a tub of chemicals.
Post # 5
Real butter. I usually just use it to bake with, but I only use the real stuff. If I put it on toast, I can handle those few calories.
Post # 6
Butter! All the way.
I bake a lot too and butter is always best. I try to wait until I find butter on sale for under $2/lb and then I will buy at least 6 lbs or more.
I don’t really use butter much other than in baking though. I use it in cooking too, but I use oil more. Once and awhile on panckes, toast, or rolls but that’s about it. I make a lot of bread, but I actually prefer olive oil/balsamic and spices to eat it with over butter.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I buy butter. I get sticks of butter for baking which is where most of it goes too. I will buy a small tub of “spreadable butter” that’s butter mixed with oil that we use on pancakes, waffles, crumpets, muffins and things from time to time.
Post # 8
Butter all the way. I just don’t like the way margarine tastes. Personally I’d prefer to eat a little tasty food than a lot of unpleasant food.
Same thing goes for artificial sweeteners.
Post # 9
Butter all the way! A doctor friend uses Smart Balance spread, though. Tastes pretty good, but I’ve never baked with it.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I have both in the fridge, but hardly use the stuff. If something calls for it, usually I’ll skip it or half the amount. I try to cut the least noticeable calories like butters and oils out of my food, because I’m awful at portion control and I gotta cut it somewhere *shrug*
Post # 11
I use margarine and simply because I prefer the taste.
As for the link of margarine to heart disease. There are two different types of margarine. Hydrogenated and non-hydrogenated. Typically hydrogenated comes in stick like form (like butter) and it contains trans fats. Trans fats are definitely linked to heart disease. The non-hydrogenated margarine, typically comes in a tub, does not contain trans fats.
Post # 12
We need a poll!
Also, butter. Unsalted butter. But that’s because I almost exclusively use it to bake.
Post # 13
I use real butter, nothing else tastes quite the same. That said, I don’t cook with it/eat it all that often, maybe once in a two or three week span.
Post # 14
I used to prefer margarine when I was a kid because my babysitter used it for everything, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to prefer butter. I still like margarine, but butter is better. SO likes margarine though, so I’ll switch it up when I’m cooking, but usually I’ll use margarine for him.
Post # 15
I use butter, I try to only eat things that are real food.
Post # 16
We are butter people. Although I try not to use it that often, it seems like there is always a pound of butter in our cart when we go grocery shopping.