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Margarine takes a hit

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Squire Fulwood, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I was brought up on butter (born just after the war) and never had anything else until the low fat thing came about and I went to Weight Watchers. Even then I cheated. I can't tell you how delighted I was to discover the low carb diet! Spreads taste disgusting to me, and always have.
     
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  2. daisyduck

    daisyduck Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ages ago I watched program which showed you how the spreads are made. That put me off for life. A yukky grey gloop until they add colouring.
    I'm a butter girl :) Lidl do a lovely West country butter with sea salt
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Yes, I saw that programme too. The yukki grey sloop is an understatement.
    I'm a Kerrygold girl myself.
     
  4. sarahmorter2

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    I remember Gold.. my mother was also an advocate.. I always thought it tasted vaguely like cheese, didn't like it tho :)
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    And swear by it too, like my husband. If he ever eats "butter", it's one of those so-called healthy bastardized butter type spreads...

    Robbity
     
  6. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Until recently I had a lodger who made his sandwiches in the morning for eating at work for lunch. Thick slices of white bread and margarine from a bucket sized tub. I pretended that I hadn't witnessed it. Oddly I can't remember what he put in his sandwiches.
     
  7. TIANDB

    TIANDB Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    They sell Lard in Iceland's
    Also they sell few butters including unsalted the price of butter has sure jumped over the last 12 Months..
    http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/butters-and-margarines
     
  8. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Oh yes! I used to buy that in my calorie counting days. :rolleyes: Disgusting stuff, but it did have the added advantage of reducing my intake of bread because the spread itself was so disgusting. Now if only calorie counting had actually worked long term... :banghead:
     
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  9. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Gosh, butter shortages when we had butter mountains back within my lifetime!!

    Kerrygold is from grass fed cows so is a favourite of mine. I have looked at organic but Tesco only sell their own beand and I must admit I am a bit wary of Tesco getting this own brand organic butter when they dont source any other.

    The only thing with Kerrygold though is that it is salted and so many recipes state unsalted..

    So my question is with unsalted butter in recipes-is this necessary or did this "fad" only come in when salt concerns were raised as well??
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    I don't know for sure but I reckon that's what happened. I just ignore the unsalted bit and use my usual salted butter for all recipes.

    Interestingly (or not!) margarine was the topic that first got me interested in this forum. I had lurked and posted a little before this, but this was the thread that kept me here.

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/margarine-on-the-way-out.51897/
     
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  11. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Thanks Zand.. I know lemon drizzle cake for my friends cant apparently have salted butter and definitely not marg when making it.

    Previously been to scared of ruining food to put salted butter in.. but just reading this post today has made me question why practically every recipe nowadays says unsalted butter....

    Inspired now Zand to change... thankyou.

    I remember my 1st posts in 2010 was cos of the likelihood of losing my licence!! Your is better for marg!!
     
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  12. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    I should add that I am quite capable of ruining any recipe at all with or without the 'proper' ingredients. :rolleyes: I hope I haven't misled you, I just happen to prefer salted butter :).
     
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    It's in the fridge ready to be tried. Glad it's good....now something low carb to go with it
     
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  14. Guzzler

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    Ah yes, I remember that one now. A bit up market compared to Stork!
     
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    Oh yes, I remember that well!
     
  16. Guzzler

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    That's it! I'm going to stock up on kerrygold, Brittany Butter and Lard.

    Anyone know of a decent beef dripping? Even the little old fashioned butcher in the village closeby has stopped selling it.
     
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  17. carty

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    I stopped using unsalted butter when it was 10 p dearer than salted !
    CAROL
     
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  18. walnut_face

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    How posh! I was kangaroo butter till we joined the common market
     
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