(Closed) Do you use margarine or butter?

posted 4 years ago in Food
  • poll: Do you use margarine or butter?
    Margarine : (45 votes)
    20 %
    Butter : (184 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
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    3627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    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
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
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    9170 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
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    2612 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Butter all the way!  A doctor friend uses Smart Balance spread, though.  Tastes pretty good, but I’ve never baked with it.

    Post # 10
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    1816 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
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    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We need a poll!

    Also, butter. Unsalted butter. But that’s because I almost exclusively use it to bake.

    Post # 13
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    3555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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
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    1312 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    924 posts
    Busy bee

    I use butter, I try to only eat things that are real food.

    Post # 16
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    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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.

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