Butter or margarine - what are your reasons? :)

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Butter or margarine - what are your reasons? :)

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Do you prefer one of the two simply because of the taste/texture/cooking ways etc. or other reasons too, like any health related reasons or something else?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Butter, only because of the taste
11  (23%)
Margarine, only because of the taste
1  (2%)
Butter, because of other reasons too
17  (35%)
Margarine, because of other reasons too
8  (17%)
Other? :)
11  (23%)
Total votes: 48
Poll is closed
08/09/2012
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damnbul12 damnbul12
Real butter tastes good, and I like the texture.
08/09/2012
Rossie Rossie
I only use real butter, no margarine can imitate the taste of real butter.
08/09/2012
bedorerc bedorerc
I like how butter tastes, and it works better for cooking.
08/09/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
So happy to see the results of this so far. Margarine does not qualify as a food. I once heard it described by a chemist as "one molecule away from plastic." Not only does it taste disgusting, it's about one of the worst things you can eat (along with all other hydrogenated oils.) Saturated fat, contrary to popular belief, is NOT your enemy when used within reason. Same goes for dietary cholesterol. We have been conned as a society to go against the natural foods our ancestors ate and instead buy fake, fortified, and "heart healthy" products that are cheap and highly marketable. It's one of my missions in life to get people to go back to real food.

-bayosgirl, butter-eggs-and-porkfa t-lover
08/10/2012
LovesAPoet LovesAPoet
Butter for all cooking, margarine for toast only because it spreads easier.
08/10/2012
Vaginas Vaginas
I grew up on margarine. I think it's better for you. and it spreads easier
08/10/2012
lineswecast lineswecast
Butter - it tastes a million times better and I have no problem with fat (makes the brain function!).
08/10/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by LovesAPoet
Butter for all cooking, margarine for toast only because it spreads easier.
Whipped butter is easy to spread on toast, just let it sit in room temperature for approximately fifteen minutes to soften up a little.
08/10/2012
Kissy Kissy
Butter, high fat not fake.
08/10/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
BUTTER!!!!! Margarine is not even edible to me.
08/10/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Do you prefer one of the two simply because of the taste/texture/cooking ways etc. or other reasons too, like any health related reasons or something else?
Besides the fact that margarine does it can to fake the texture, color,scent and flavor of butter, there is no question it was sold as a "healthy" alternative. Now we know farmers, drinking whole milk and eating lots of CREAM products, live VERY long lives and we also know margarine is made of all kinds of oils and chemicals to stabilize it. Oh yum.

Give me REAL butter ANYTIME.
08/10/2012
Ex-prude Ex-prude
I don't like things that are a molecule away from plastic (i.e. margarine)
08/10/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
Butter since I like real food on my toast, not melted and flavored plastic.
08/10/2012
clockwork451 clockwork451
Butter!
08/10/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I like butter better. It just tastes good.
08/10/2012
TWE112 TWE112
I don't really have a preference. Although I do use butter more to cook
08/10/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
Margarine, because it has less fat!
08/10/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
Butter. Never tasted margarine
08/11/2012
arewehavingfun? arewehavingfun?
Nothing tastes like butter--what would baking be without butter!! I do mix butter with shortening for some baked goods (like pie crust) for the texture. I use a ratio of 3 butter to 1 Crisco. I have read some baked goods recipes that specify not to use butter and some recipes that call for oil. Carrot cake recipes always use vegetable oil. I have used butter without problems, so I don't know. We are butter, butter, butter people!!
08/11/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Do you prefer one of the two simply because of the taste/texture/cooking ways etc. or other reasons too, like any health related reasons or something else?
I try not to use either.
08/11/2012
js250 js250
Butter for baking, margarine for daily use.
08/11/2012
Llahsram Llahsram
My wife always gets unsalted butter.
08/11/2012
Rey Rey
i don't use either.
If i do, it's butter
08/11/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Aughgh. My post from yesterday didn't show up.

I love butter. It's the only dairy product I can eat. It doesn't have trans fats or "and/or" oils like margarine does (and margarine isn't ONE molecule away from plastic, it is considered "a polymer" so it's actually an edible (kinda) plastic.) It's just so bad for you, and the taste is vile. I'd rather cut back on other things, if necessary and buy real butter. In our area, there really isn't much of a price difference between butter and margarine, anyway.

We often will buy butter when it is on sale (like around the Holidays) and wrap it and freeze it, or buy it at Aldi, where it costs less than margarine from a regular grocery store.

I like the taste, texture and feel of real butter. My mother never bought butter. She only bought margarine. It wasn't due to "health reasons" she was cheap and she honestly didn't care about food quality. She still buys that margarine like stuff that is supposed to lower your cholesterol. I've told her it doesn't work, and is just crap, but she is swayed by advertising. ("They can't say it on TV if it isn't true." Face palm.)

I do occasionally mix butter with non trans fat shortening for some baking, as butter can make very greasy baked goods (but margarine makes baked goods even greasier) but, we use butter for many things. In actuality, it is healthier for you than any margarine.
08/11/2012
Lover of Leather Lover of Leather
Butter is real, margarine isn't. Trans fats don't belong in the human body, ever.
08/11/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I like both.
08/12/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I prefer butter, but my wallet prefers margarine.
08/12/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
Butter is more natural and tastes better.
08/12/2012
married with children married with children
you cant beat butter.
08/13/2012
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