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Butter me up !

I've been on Light margarine for years, on dieticians advice.
It's time to try Butter again.

In light of the recent press items, in your view, who makes or provides the best tasting butter ?
Solid or spreadable ?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2274747/At-truth-Butter-GOOD--margarine-chemical-gunk.html...

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I haven't had butter except for when at my mother's for years as I find it so much more expensive.
I'm quite certain she has Country Life (looking online I recognise the pack) and it's very tasty.
Edit: Oh, I don't think she has the unsalted; from memory I think she has always had the lightly salted variety.

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Re: Butter me up !

Spread thinly butter cannot do much harm.
SWMBO mixes unsalted butter with EV Olive oil in the blender as a butter/margerine replacement, bit like a soft margerine spread without the additives.
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I've just bought some Salted and some Unsalted to try.
( To get the basic choice for me correct, I don't bake)
Slices cut off to warm up, then trial on Bread & Crumpets a bit later !!
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I look forward to a balanced scientific analysis of this report.
My immediate thoughts:
How much is in the scientific paper and how much is the Mail journalist's elaboration?
Who produced the paper and who sponsored it?
Why now?  Data from the 1970s may have little relevance to today's formulations.
The study related to safflower products. How many UK products today contain safflower? "Similar to sunflower oil" is not "same as". Did safflower margarine contain any other nasty ingredients? The Mail is condemning all margarines.
"There is emerging scientific evidence that overall health ­prospects may be better for ­individuals with above-average ­levels of cholesterol."  All cholesterol is not the same.
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cholesterol/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Update:
The trial was on men between between 30 and 59 who already had coronary heart disease so was not representative of the population as a whole.
http://www.nhs.uk/news/2013/February/Pages/omega-6-fat-diet-heart-disease-death-risk.aspx

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We use both butter and olive oil margarine for different purposes, but I would wary of assuming that anything is definitely correct based solely on the evidence of a newspaper article (especially the Daily Mail  Crazy )
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Anyone who uses butter is mad. The stuff tastes disgusting. Seriously it really does.
I used to like it as a toddler but by the age of 7 I hated the stuff - margerine was much better Wink
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I've just bought some Salted and some Unsalted to try.
( To get the basic choice for me correct, I don't bake)
Slices cut off to warm up, then trial on Bread & Crumpets a bit later !!

OK, tried both, OK and rich, but still got an aftertaste a couple of hours later.
Probably just got used to blander margarine lite.
More tests to follow.....
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I only tend to use butter in my cooking and hot food i.e. garlic butter / mashed poatatoes / Jacket spuds
I find everything from value butter (not so value any more at £1.19 / 250g) to the posh stuff does the job.
For everyday spreading I use Clover - in my opinion it's the best tasting vs healthy alternative to butter which I find a bit rich and fatty for spreading. I also like Lurpack spreadable but don't think much to the other spreads on the market.
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We use both butter and olive oil margarine for different purposes, but I would wary of assuming that anything is definitely correct based solely on the evidence of a newspaper article (especially the Daily Mail  Crazy )


Discount the fact that it's the Daily Mail, as the article is written by Joanna Blythman, an award winning investigative journalist, specialising in food.
She's written five books including The Food We Eat, Bad Food Britain and How to Avoid GM.
She writes for The Guardian and is a member of the expert panel of The Grocer.
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She's written five books including The Food We Eat, Bad Food Britain and How to Avoid GM.
She writes for The Guardian and is a member of the expert panel of The Grocer.

http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre_battling_bad_science.html
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I'm sure the qualifications of the author make the article worthy of attention, however the links in alanf's reply #4 make it clear that an awful lot of question marks remain.
I suspect that a reasonable diet with moderation in everything is probably the best solution.  I wouldn't like to worry myself to death fearing that my food might kill me.
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If you're used to 'light' margarine then why not try 'light' butter?
I think Lurpak do a 'Lighter' and a 'Lightest' version (both spreadable).
Personally prefer 'full fat' spreadable butter: Lurpak, Country Life and others are all quite acceptable, can't stand the 'greasyness' of most margarines (I guess a lot of this is what you're used to though).
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Slightly OT but when I was a child I used to like bread and dripping especially with dollop of the jelly thrown on Smileyg

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