Butter or Margarine?

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Butter, margarine, or...

  1. Butter

    61 vote(s)
    69.3%
  2. Margarine

    15 vote(s)
    17.0%
  3. Nothing

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Other (please explain)

    8 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. CalBoy macrumors 604

    CalBoy

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    So for the past two months I've started to use butter on my toast instead of margarine, and I can't imagine how I went all those years without it!

    Our family used to use butter back before margarine was recommended over butter. Now we're going back to butter, and I can't believe what a difference it makes on something as simple as toast.

    So what about y'all? What do you guys spread on your toast?
     
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    You win the most random poll of the year award.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I recently switched to butter as well. I, too, am thoroughly impressed.
     
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  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    if you're going to eat bad stuff anyway, make it taste good. butter all the way.
     
  6. CalBoy thread starter macrumors 604

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    It might seem trivial, but it makes a huge difference. Only after butter deprivation does one realize how much one has missed. ;):p
    Isn't it much better? Plus now we don't have to worry about transfats. :p
     
  7. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Butter = sexy, intelligent and caring woman who works as a supermodel in-between her work as a cancer researcher.

    Margarine = second-hand blow-up doll with a slow leak.


    You decide.
     
  8. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Unsalted butter has no rival. Scrumptious. Margarine is simply no contest whatsoever.

    For a comfort-food breakfast absolutely nothing beats a piece of toast with melted butter, cinnamon and sugar on it. Margarine would be a foolish substitute.

    Leave the stick of butter out at room temperature for a little while and it will spread as well as margarine, also.

    edit:

    I literally lol'd at that. :D
     
  9. localoid macrumors 68020

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  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Except of course salted butter. ...Salt makes everything taste better. :D
     
  11. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Neither. I still can't believe it's not butter! :D

    Just kidding. I prefer real butter, but I'm not a fan of buttery products at all, so I don't eat it hardly ever.
     
  12. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I only like salted butter on bread...not toast or anything else, though I grew up with sweet butter so it could be that I've just been conditioned that way.
     
  13. CalBoy thread starter macrumors 604

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    What do you mean by "buttery products?" Like cakes or other desserts? :confused:
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The type that comes with garlic is also pretty good. ;)
     
  15. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    This video explains it (@ around 1:20) ... in short, I prefer the taste of butter
     
  16. skunk macrumors G4

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    You can't have toast and Marmite with margarine. Just doesn't work.

    Rachel's Organic Slightly Salted for me, and lots of it.

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  17. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I usually eat margarine, and I notice no taste difference between it or butter (seriously).
     
  18. AEP macrumors member

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  19. applecybergirl macrumors newbie

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    Butter butter butter but be careful

    Butter gets the thumbs up for me also , but we have to remember our cholesterol levels a little to much of a good thing can be bad. But all the same butter is far far nicer on toast than boring old marg :D
     
  20. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I'm an Unsalted Butter eater.

    Look at it this way:

    Leave a stick of butter outside overnight and next to it a pot of Margarine...

    Let's just say I trust insects when it comes to good food ;) not one will touch the marg. It's plastic, fake tasting yuk.
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting perspective. :)
     
  22. skunk macrumors G4

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    I take it you eat a lot of crap too, then. Ever seen the flies on a cowpat? ;)
     
  23. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Another interesting perspective. :)
     
  24. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    It's gotta be butter, I find butter tastes far richer than margerine, goes well with bacon :D.
     
  25. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Both actually. They have their uses. Butter for potatoes and such, Margarine for cooking in, and that, the No Transfat version then. My butter use is reduced these days.
     

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