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(Time)   Average American eats 23 sticks of butter each year. Higher for those who eat more than three meals a year at The Cheesecake Factory   (time.com) divider line 147
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2014-06-30 04:44:22 AM
Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.
 
2014-06-30 07:36:48 AM
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Eats that before lunch.
 
2014-06-30 07:40:23 AM
A stick of butter every two weeks. Yeah, subby, that's pretty damned terrifying.

/s
 
2014-06-30 07:43:38 AM
"23?  I'm verklempt."

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2014-06-30 07:49:22 AM
FTA:

Stocks were up, butter was booming and nobody saw the crash coming.


Yeah, butter certainly was a deciding factor in the stock market crash of 1929. Jesus, Time, you've sunk to a new low.
 
2014-06-30 07:49:27 AM
So what?  That's 6 pounds of butter.  Compare it to the 50-60 pounds of sugar we eat.
 
2014-06-30 07:50:44 AM
Hell, I use that much to smoke quail, pack the cavity with brandy-butter mix and wrap em with bacon and stick em in the smoker over mesquite until they are done, just make sure ya got the local cardiologist on speed dial


/it's worth the clogged arteries and occasional chest pain
 
2014-06-30 07:50:48 AM

JoieD'Zen: Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.


Absolutely. I wish I could convince my dad of this. He fell for the margarine lie way back when and will not believe otherwise.
 
2014-06-30 07:53:33 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: A stick of butter every two weeks. Yeah, subby, that's pretty damned terrifying.

/s


I usually have a stick for dessert after my Sunday roast, which means I'm probably balancing out with someone who doesn't eat any at all.
 
2014-06-30 07:54:26 AM

GoodyearPimp: So what?  That's 6 pounds of butter.  Compare it to the 50-60 pounds of sugar we eat.


Yup this. It's the sugar, not the saturated fat that's making the fatties fat.

In other news, this Time article is brought to you by the Association of HFCS Manufacturers.
 
2014-06-30 07:57:21 AM
I don't think I eat much butter.  I tend not to use it on my vegetables any more, and the last time I went to the Cheesecake Factory, we had a horrible waiter.
 
2014-06-30 07:57:43 AM
Yay butter.  You only live once.  Yeah I know YOLO.  But why deprive yourselves of the better things in life.  It's a simple pleasure that tastes so much better.  Everything in moderation and you'll be just fine.
 
2014-06-30 07:57:49 AM

JoieD'Zen: Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.


Butter is too much of a pain in the ass to spread.

Give me convenience, or give me death!
 
2014-06-30 08:01:49 AM

doczoidberg: JoieD'Zen: Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.

Butter is too much of a pain in the ass to spread.

Give me convenience, or give me death!


Salted butter can be left at room temperature for at least a week or more without spoiling.  Easy to spread at room temperature and very tasty.

Also, it's one of the best fats to fry an egg in... right up there with bacon fat and duck fat.
 
2014-06-30 08:03:14 AM

doczoidberg: JoieD'Zen: Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.

Butter is too much of a pain in the ass to spread.

Give me convenience, or give me death!


Good Lord Zoidberg.  Put it out on the counter for 30 minutes.

/My mother never refrigerates her butter, she uses a French crock and it's the bomb as far as I'm concerned.
 
2014-06-30 08:03:44 AM
Oh great, I feel fat just from reading the article.
 
2014-06-30 08:03:46 AM
Less than I used to.  Baking more with lard.
 
2014-06-30 08:04:26 AM
Finally, I am above average in something!
 
2014-06-30 08:04:31 AM

Cymbal: GoodyearPimp: So what?  That's 6 pounds of butter.  Compare it to the 50-60 pounds of sugar we eat.

Yup this. It's the sugar, not the saturated fat that's making the fatties fat.

In other news, this Time article is brought to you by the Association of HFCS Manufacturers.


That GED in Internet Medicine is really paying off for you.
 
2014-06-30 08:05:17 AM
doczoidberg:Butter is too much of a pain in the ass to spread.

Give me convenience, or give me death!


Try one of these, they work very well.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-06-30 08:05:23 AM
I like the kinds that still come in the foil wrapping, its easy to tear and keeps my hands from getting the steering wheel all greasy.
 
2014-06-30 08:08:14 AM
Ricki Lake with a spoon.
 
2014-06-30 08:09:53 AM

Mose: Salted butter can be left at room temperature for at least a week or more without spoiling


I never refridgerate my eggs, either. Coop to sink for a wash, then in the basket.
Butter goes from freezer to crock, as needed.
 
2014-06-30 08:10:18 AM
great--now i am well above average.

besides, i order crab legs just for the butter.
they kind of look at you funny when you go in and order a cup of melted butter--with nothing else.
 
2014-06-30 08:10:45 AM
My mom says that my dad ate two sticks of butter and a gallon of whole milk the day he got back from Vietnam.
 
2014-06-30 08:12:56 AM
Less than half a stick per week?

Oh, the horror.
 
2014-06-30 08:13:10 AM

johndalek: great--now i am well above average.

besides, i order crab legs just for the butter.
they kind of look at you funny when you go in and order a cup of melted butter--with nothing else.


I've actually brought my own melted butter to the movie theater, so I am getting a kick...
 
2014-06-30 08:13:45 AM
I only use "Last Tango in Paris" made butter.
 
2014-06-30 08:14:28 AM

Cold_Sassy: doczoidberg: JoieD'Zen: Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.

Butter is too much of a pain in the ass to spread.

Give me convenience, or give me death!

Good Lord Zoidberg.  Put it out on the counter for 30 minutes.


Or in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
 
2014-06-30 08:14:35 AM
what the fark? i have trouble figuring out how to consume a quarter pound a week. more like a QUARTER POUND A MONTH....
 
2014-06-30 08:14:45 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: doczoidberg:Butter is too much of a pain in the ass to spread.

Give me convenience, or give me death!

Try one of these, they work very well.

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Yes, this. Butter crocks are completely worth it.
 
2014-06-30 08:15:03 AM

namegoeshere: JoieD'Zen: Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.
Absolutely. I wish I could convince my dad of this. He fell for the margarine lie way back when and will not believe otherwise.


Margarine that uses the partially-hydrogenated vegetable oils will kill you. Most of them quit using it some years ago when it became clear that that shiat was bad for you, and they're easy to find. it's just another greasy oil now, with yellow color added.

I don't use real butter because it's too expensive. Delicious though. And I'm pretty sure I use more margarine than that just in cooking. Tablespoon here, tablespoon there....there's only eight tablespoons in a stick of butter. Let's say you make pancakes....one TB in the pan, one on top when they're done (and I don't even do that much). Cooking eggs? TB of butter in the pan to start. Do you put butter on your toast or bagel or whatever? Probably.

Cookies? I make cookies, most of them use 2 sticks of butter in the recipe. How many cookies do you eat in two weeks? A couple. A stick of butter or so. But oh no, you don't eat that stuff. OK. You make vegetables. Do you put some butter on them? I know I do. About a TB every big serving.

And that's what I can think of from actually using the stuff in cooking. Who knows what's in prepared food. And if you eat a lot of pastries, donuts, shiat like that--they're half butter.
 
2014-06-30 08:16:01 AM

vudukungfu: Mose: Salted butter can be left at room temperature for at least a week or more without spoiling

I never refridgerate my eggs, either. Coop to sink for a wash, then in the basket.
Butter goes from freezer to crock, as needed.


Yup, I get fresh eggs from my sister.  I believe once you refrigerate them though it's you need to keep them refrigerated so you shouldn't leave out store bought eggs.  Can't remember where I read that.

I know eggs will also keep for very long times if you seal the shell.  I had a book about sailing around the world and they covered their eggs in vaseline and were apparently good for several months unrefrigerated that way.
 
2014-06-30 08:17:49 AM
People usually think that food at good restaurants (i.e, not Applebee's or the like) are healthier than they actually are. However, the reason so much of it tastes goodbia because they are slathered in butter - gilding a steak with brushed on butter.
 
2014-06-30 08:18:42 AM

Pribar: Hell, I use that much to smoke quail, pack the cavity with brandy-butter mix and wrap em with bacon and stick em in the smoker over mesquite until they are done, just make sure ya got the local cardiologist on speed dial


/it's worth the clogged arteries and occasional chest pain


LOL you still think saturated fat has anything to do with heart disease. It's not the 80s anymore, gramps.
 
2014-06-30 08:18:50 AM
2012 Per Capita Butter Consumption in kg (source)

France 7.4
Germany 6.2
Luxembourg 6.1
Czech Republic 5.2
Switzerland 5.2
Austria 5
Iceland 4.9
New-Zealand 4.7
Finland 4.5
Estonia 4.1
Poland 4.1
Australia 4
Pakistan 3.8
India 3.6
United Kingdom 3.4
Netherlands 3.3
Norway 3.2
Slovakia 2.9
Canada 2.8
Latvia 2.8
Lithuania 2.8
Russia 2.8
United-States 2.5
Belgium 2.5
Ireland 2.4
Italy 2.3
Ukraine 2.1
Cyprus 1.9
Denmark 1.8
Portugal 1.8
Sweden 1.8
Uruguay 1.6
Argentina 1.4
Chile 1.2
Kazakhstan 1.1
Hungary 1
Croatia 1
Israel 0.9
Turkey 0.7
Egypt 0.7
Spain 0.6
Japan 0.6
Mongolia 0.6
Brasil 0.4
Mexico 0.3
Iran 0.3
South Africa 0.3
South Corea 0.2
Colombia 0.1
China 0.1

The U.S. isn't even in the top 20.

Good try though trying to shame us tough failmitter....
 
2014-06-30 08:19:19 AM

JoieD'Zen: Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.


Well, they both will. But at least butter is the tastier way to go.
 
2014-06-30 08:22:35 AM
~800 calories in a stick of butter. ~100 in a tbsp.
 
2014-06-30 08:22:47 AM
Well, I've moved down the butter consumption scale, I'm eating a lot more coconut oil instead these days.

In related news -- consuming fat doesn't make you fat, consuming excess carbs and fats together makes you fat.
 
2014-06-30 08:23:47 AM

Burr: Good try though trying to shame us tough failmitter...


Speaking of fails...

/it's Monday
//yeah...lets go with that
 
2014-06-30 08:24:43 AM

namegoeshere: JoieD'Zen: Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.

Absolutely. I wish I could convince my dad of this. He fell for the margarine lie way back when and will not believe otherwise.


I think I finally convinced my dad, after I showed him the ingredients list for both...

Margarine: whipped oils and water
Butter: sweet cream butter, salt

The only real issue I had after switching was when I did grilled cheese... I burnt the piss out of the first few samwiches, until I spread a bit of olive oil in a small saucer and used a brush to smear a light coating on the slices of bread... It looks and tastes the same, sometimes better if I put a heavy coat on it, and it's a bunch healthier for you...
 
2014-06-30 08:24:48 AM
holdthetoast.com
 
2014-06-30 08:25:06 AM

Shakin_Haitian: Pribar: Hell, I use that much to smoke quail, pack the cavity with brandy-butter mix and wrap em with bacon and stick em in the smoker over mesquite until they are done, just make sure ya got the local cardiologist on speed dial


/it's worth the clogged arteries and occasional chest pain

LOL you still think saturated fat has anything to do with heart disease. It's not the 80s anymore, gramps.


You're right.  Over indulgence of anything food wise, with fat and sugar etc in it, results in fatty mcfatty.  I used to slap that name on myself every morning then follow it up with 3 or four pieces of toast soaked in butter with bacon on top.  Then let's not forget the once a week pizzas, the sweets, the

My mouth is wateri- how did I go from 200 pounds to 160 again? Oh wait, i cut a few things out of my diet or lack there of and added other things. While continuing to eat a lot of the crap I did that brought me to 200, but in moderation.
 
2014-06-30 08:25:18 AM

Mose: doczoidberg: JoieD'Zen: Real butter is the only way to go. Margarine will kill you.

Butter is too much of a pain in the ass to spread.

Give me convenience, or give me death!

Salted butter can be left at room temperature for at least a week or more without spoiling.  Easy to spread at room temperature and very tasty.

Also, it's one of the best fats to fry an egg in... right up there with bacon fat and duck fat.


It is best to cook with unsalted butter; the salted kind has a tendency to burn.
 
2014-06-30 08:25:34 AM
www.funnypictures.net.au
 
2014-06-30 08:25:42 AM
i like butter
 
2014-06-30 08:25:45 AM

Mose: vudukungfu: Mose: Salted butter can be left at room temperature for at least a week or more without spoiling

I never refridgerate my eggs, either. Coop to sink for a wash, then in the basket.
Butter goes from freezer to crock, as needed.

Yup, I get fresh eggs from my sister.  I believe once you refrigerate them though it's you need to keep them refrigerated so you shouldn't leave out store bought eggs.  Can't remember where I read that.

I know eggs will also keep for very long times if you seal the shell.  I had a book about sailing around the world and they covered their eggs in vaseline and were apparently good for several months unrefrigerated that way.


It's actually the washing that makes it where they need refrigeration. They are naturally sealed when they are laid. When I buy our local farm fresh eggs, if they don't have feathers and crap still on them, I won't buy them. Just wash them right before you use them and the unwashed eggs will keep at room temperature.
 
2014-06-30 08:26:51 AM

skinink: I only use "Last Tango in Paris" made butter.


Tastes like ass.
 
2014-06-30 08:26:56 AM

Shakin_Haitian: Pribar: Hell, I use that much to smoke quail, pack the cavity with brandy-butter mix and wrap em with bacon and stick em in the smoker over mesquite until they are done, just make sure ya got the local cardiologist on speed dial


/it's worth the clogged arteries and occasional chest pain

LOL you still think saturated fat has anything to do with heart disease. It's not the 80s anymore, gramps.


Listen sonny I jumped off the health news bandwagon in the mid 70s so don't go waving your newfangled sciencey crap at me


/sadly that's also when I jumped off the fashion, music, and social bbandwagons too
 
2014-06-30 08:27:18 AM
I assume the number is that low because loads of people consume margarine and 'low fat spreads' instead, leaving it to the rest of us to being up the average butter consumption per-capita.
 
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