heck no, it's not butter!

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Registered: 10-06-1997
heck no, it's not butter!
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 9:18am

Wondering what lighter butter substitutes people are using?

I just bought the Land o Lakes light butter/canola blend and it is the best light margarine I have found so far. Better than Smart Balance light blend and way better than I Can't Believe it's Not Butter.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 9:26am

I like that Land o Lakes light butter.   I have used Country Crock Light a lot.   It's always in the house.   But some things just require real butter.   Toast.   Grilling sandwiches.   They need real butter.   The LoL Light works great for that.

CC Light will not give a grilled cheese that golden brown crunch that butter does.   I use the CC Light on potatoes, a little bit in rice, etc. 

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 9:44am

I have used the Land o Lakes light butter but I like this one better - I get it at Trader Joe's - or I use Brummel & Brown

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 7:46am

I don't use butter substitutes or light butter.  I guess you can tell that by looking at me.  My hubby once brought home light butter and I had him look at the ingredients in both the light butter and the REAL butter...

SOME INGREDIENTS IN LIGHT BUTTER:  Water*, Buttermilk*, Contains Less Than 2% of Food Starch-Modified*, Tapioca Maltodextrin*, Salt, Distilled Monoglycerides*, Lactic Acid*, Potassium Sorbate* and Sodium Benzoate* (Preservatives), PGPR* (emulsifier), Natural Flavor*, Xanthan Gum*, Vitamin A Palmitate*, Beta Carotene* (color). 


I know I do not eat as healthy as I should but I don't want all those crazy ingredients in my butter... just sweet cream & salt..... I can't believe all the stuff they put into LIGHT butter to make it light!

Not much of it sounds like it's good for you either.... and between the two, I would rather have the fat than all those chemicals or whatever they are.  Just a personal preference, I guess...

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