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Old 10-06-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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What about Margarine?

I'm really on a roll here, posting innocuous threads on topics like "My Milk Tastes Funny" or "Hold the Roast Beef" that turn into 19-page mini-dramas, and even get shut down, so I thought I'd try another.

What do you think about margarine? We're an ICBINBL house (pronounced "Ick-Bin-Bull").
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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OK, everyone play nice please and stay on topic.
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I think its terrible. Almost poisonous.

That's what I think.
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:31 PM   #4
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I think its terrible. Almost poisonous.

That's what I think.
Double ditto for that "fat free" margarine. Have you ever tried to melt it? Am I still on topic?

Sorry - groveling now.
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:48 PM   #5
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Double ditto for that "fat free" margarine. Have you ever tried to melt it? Am I still on topic?

Sorry - groveling now.
I use fat free margarine. The taste is foul but I suppose it is better than nothing. I don't try to melt it or cook with it. Mine comes in liquid form in a squeeze bottle.

I eat like this during the week so that I can eat our FABULOUS New Orleans restaurant food on the weekends.
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:39 PM   #6
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If my life is a little shorter because I prefer butter, then so be it. Margarine tastes like crap.

After all, it may not be. It seems the scientific jury is still out.
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Didn't Napoleon promote the invention of margarine or was it Hitler?

Hows that for a record to a Hitler citation?
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It gets really bizarre looking when it's melted plus it makes strange sounds in the microwave .How can that be good ?
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If my life is a little shorter because I prefer butter, then so be it. Margarine tastes like crap.

After all, it may not be. It seems the scientific jury is still out.

Butter is healthier than margarine.
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:12 PM   #10
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We have Smart Balance and Butter in the fridge, and we use them somewhat interchangeable. For baking Cookies, only butter.
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My only complaint is that not a lot of young ladies in Singapore have every heard of a "I Can't Believe It Isn't Butter" Party. They all know about Mazola parties.

And margarine is much harsher on parts.
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:22 PM   #12
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Same as Rustic. Butter for some things, "good" margarine for others.
(Though I'd prefer to use butter from cows fed a diet consisting entirely of organic margarine, if that were available to the proletariat and not kept off the market by unknown conspiratorial forces. But, I digress.)
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Didn't Brando use margarine in "Last Tango?"
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donheff,
yes, and look what happened to him. Margarine induced expansion.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:29 PM   #15
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Promise Buttery spread works for me. Only butter for cooking.
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Here in Quebec the government has always had this legislation that you cannot add color to margarine so it tends to look like white Lithium grease.Probably the only so called food product you can leave in your fridge for 20yrs and it still looks and smells the same..My preference is real butter..
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I haven't bought in I don't know how many years. I use butter instead on the rare occasion when I actually eat the yellow stuff (on toast, occasionally in baking, and in the odd sandwich with peanut butter). Mostly I cook with extra virgin olive oil.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:56 PM   #18
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I actually LIKE margarine because you can spread it straight out of the fridge.
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I actually LIKE margarine because you can spread it straight out of the fridge.
KY spreads even easier right out of the fridge, but I still prefer butter.
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KY spreads even easier right out of the fridge, but I still prefer butter.

Yeah, but it tastes like crap on toast.

And you don't have to remember to remove the butter from the fridge before your inlaws come over.
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