I don't like margarine. Even if it is supposed to taste like butter, and they "can't believe it's NOT", I can tell.
I will cook with it...sometimes,... but when it comes to my rolls and my bread...I want the REAL stuff. None of the artificial...whatever the heck it really is...stuff for me!
I think it started when I was a child. Being from a large working family, (I was the oldest of five children), we did not use real butter. It was the sticks of colored shortening for us.
But, whenever I visited my grandmother, it was like going out to eat at a fine dining establishment, there it was...in a long thin dish, with a silver lid that fit just perfectly, a long yellow stick of REAL butter! How wonderful!
How very grown up it felt to spread the creamy butter over a thin slice of Roman Meal bread. None of the fake stuff for her...even her bread was brand name!
Then, raising my own children, six of them...we purchased whatever 'goop in a tub' was on sale, slapped it on the "on sale" bread and managed. I don't suppose any of us suffered too much...although I'm sure we were filling ourselves full of trans-fatty acids, or whatever it is that they are now trying to 'outlaw' in some restaurants these days. I always wanted to use real butter but, couldn't quite justify the cost of it until I heard a report on T.V. one day...
they were talking about margarine.
In essence, this is what the report said..."Did you know that margarine is ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC! YOU can try this yourself: get a tub of margarine and leave it in a shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things: no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies, will go near it (that should tell you something)... it does not rot or smell differently... because it has no nutritional value, nothing will grow on it... even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.
Because it is nearly plastic.
Would you melt your tupperware and spread that on your toast?"
I have no idea if this is true or not....I just needed an excuse to buy butter...now I have one.