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I genuinely can't believe it wasn't butter !!!

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BrianW Report 17 Feb 2013 16:04

We've nicknamed Auntie Marge "Utterly Butterly"
She been poorly so long that we can't believe she isn't better.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 17 Feb 2013 14:10

Sylvia in Canada, I love maralade on toast minus any spread however when I have potted beef, I must have it on fresh white bread with a fat layer of real butter just like Mama used to give me, I really have any spread use low fat smiley cow spread nothing to do with diary intolerance just try and not have fatty spreads...

My niece was named Kerry is called after Kerrygold butter ....lololol :-D :-D


Merlin Report 17 Feb 2013 13:03

Muffy, Try Axle Grease, tastes much the same. :-D :-D :-D :-D


Sue Report 17 Feb 2013 12:58

i recently also made a discovery of what i call supermarket cheating.
One large pot of yoghurt, weighing less, costing at least 30p. more than a pack of 4 of same with more weight. How is that for confusion. Wouldnt have realised, but was feeling ill and not able to eat much, hence, the fad on these particular yoghurts.

Sue :-)

I usually buy butter, wait until the offer is on, buy 2 for such and such.!! small saving, but better than full price.


supercrutch Report 17 Feb 2013 11:28


I shall divert Muffy's calls to you :-D

I wish you the very best of luck when she READS the ingredients in Monster Munch :-D :-D :-D



Muffyxx Report 17 Feb 2013 11:00

My apologies BC I shall smack my secretary !!!

*slaps Hayley* ;-) :-D :-D :-D :-D


ButtercupFields Report 17 Feb 2013 08:56

Well, I am appalled to read this thread. Very disturbing indeed, Muffy. I DO think someone should have phoned me to tell me :-D :-D :-D


StrayKitten Report 17 Feb 2013 07:41

Oh my I'd write and complain they may send you some free butter lololol


SylviaInCanada Report 17 Feb 2013 05:38

I can no longer eat butter ......... or any dairy

But equally, I have not had butter (or any kind of spread) on toast or sandwiches for many years (at least 25). I found the flavour of the jam or meat, etc, in the sandwich was much better without the butter.

The only thing was ................. if I'd been sick, the first thing I wanted to eat was a slice of toast with butter and a cup of tea!! And that lasted right up to becoming dairy intolerant!


Muffyxx Report 17 Feb 2013 00:25

When I went shopping today I bought Kerrygold...after checking this time that it WAS butter rather than spread lol...very nice it was...think I'm going to stick with that one now.....


Bobtanian Report 17 Feb 2013 00:19

Strange you mention Kerrygold............have you noticed they now make it "softer"
wonder how they do that..........

with soft scoop icecream, they "inject"(somehow) air into it....... which makes me think that, as it is sold by volume, rather than are getting less, for your money........
likewise meat(chicken) for example also has added water.........i suspect that bacon too, is the same........


Kay???? Report 16 Feb 2013 21:10

Kerrygold butter for us ,,but have had Willow in a pack,cant remember not liking it ,,,,we dont like Lurpak it has a odd taste......dont like cant tell the difference stuff,,,,,,,,,,you can thats for sure.

I remember echo it was used for baking......cartwheel grease.... ;-) :-D


LadyScozz Report 16 Feb 2013 20:30

I use the "ant" test ~ if ants won't eat it, neither will I!

Ants won't eat margarine, but they will eat butter.

I have a scrape of butter on toast, I don't usually put it on sandwiches.

There are loads of "spreads" made with oil, but what worries me is ~ what do they use to make it solid?

I use vegetable oil instead of butter/margarine when I'm making some cakes etc (took a lot of trial & error to get it right). The little bit of REAL butter I have won't make a huge difference to my "fat" intake.... and I buy the low salt one.



MayBlossomEmpressofSpring Report 16 Feb 2013 19:04

I remember Echo marg.......horrible.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 16 Feb 2013 17:56

I like clover but cant understand the advert why the guy is crying just because he is eatting toast.........thank you Budgie Rustler :-D I love butter but do pig out with it so never buy it I cant spread it I layer it on my toast dont like lurpak it used to make me vomit the advert did when I was preggers :-|


Julia Report 16 Feb 2013 17:46

I use Clover spread on bread if making a sandwich. OH has it on his toast, but I hate it that way. I am a butter person and use Lurpak for my toast. I also use block Lurpak for baking, and lard. If I could get Co-op loose tub butter I would.
I remember when margerine was first available in the shops, and it was dearer than butter. Me mother tasted it once, and swore, 'never again', so we were bought up on butter.

Julia in Derbyshire

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 13:13

Willow combines traditionally churned buttermilk, vegetable oil and cream

Take out of wrapping, place in butter dish & no-one except you will know it is not pure butter. (the vegetable oil makes it easier to spread.) :-D


Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 13:12


I thought Hayley made a fine point Sue...I think I may send my discovery global ;-)


supercrutch Report 16 Feb 2013 13:07

Hayley, Muffy phoned me at 7 am screaming "what have I done?" then waffled on for 10 minutes talking in tongues . I think those words were the ingredients in her spread.

Please don't encourage her to share :-( she will be reading every packet now and I need to keep my phone line clear :-P ;-) :-P ;-) :-) :-D :-D


OneFootInTheGrave Report 16 Feb 2013 13:01

I remember in the late 40's and 50's when butter came in a huge lump and the grocer used butter pats to shape the amount you wanted into a small block.

Maybe it is just me, but butter these days does not seem to taste as good as it did back then.