Originally Posted by GourmandHomme
In Australia there are light butters which tastes better than margarine, but if you check some of them closely against margarine, those light butter contain less overall fat in general than a typical margarine. My fave brand is Devondale Light.
We are so fortunate down here to have such a huge array of butters, margarines and other strange stuff. Too fortunate.
The other day I wanted to cook eggs and asked for the butter (they taste horrible cooked in margarine). My wife pulled out the Western Star and handed it to me. I took some out, looked at it suspiciously, read the packet and said "This is not butter".
She said that it must be, as it's Western Star.
I said the packet doesn't say it's butter, doesn't say it's margarine, but just calls it "Spreadable".
She said "what the hell is a Speadable"?
I said that I didn't know, but whatever it is, it has less fat than other vegetable oils, (referring to the writing on the side of the container).
She said, "I was wondering why my apple crumble was all stuffed up the other day, I didn't use butter, I used this stuff!"