Should I butter up my boyfriend?
June 1, 2014 10:25 AM Subscribe
Margarine vs butter: who wins?
posted by phoenix_rising to Food & Drink (79 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend has been happily eating margarine at my place for months, until he realized that it was margarine. Now he insists that it's far inferior to butter, and refuses to eat it. Until now I only had a vague notion of the difference between butter and margarine. My mother always bought Imperial margarine, and we called it "butter." I do the same. (Although admittedly, it's not necessarily a good idea to emulate my mother in all respects. In fact, I avoid doing so whenever possible. But that's a subject for a different AskMeta ....)
Childhood trauma aside, I wondered if you good people could chime in on this friendly debate. The questions are as follows:
Is the butter vs margarine thing a Thing? Is there really a notable difference in taste? Do normal people abhor margarine, as my dear boyfriend would have me believe?
How is it that my dear boyfriend was able to consume two full sticks of margarine without detecting that it was NOT BUTTER, but now that he knows it is in fact NOT BUTTER, he insists that it's an inedible abomination?
Will my boyfriend die of a heart attack if he has too much butter? That would really suck, because he's the best boyfriend ever. Even when he's being ridiculous.
Many thanks to all.