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(Reason Magazine)   Judge says if we can have almond "milk" we can have vegan "butter"   (reason.com) divider line
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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-08-31 3:46:16 PM  
And I agree with Lewis Black on this one.
 
2020-08-31 4:30:29 PM  
Ever heard of margarine?
 
2020-08-31 4:39:33 PM  
I can't wait until inevitablythe pendulum will swing so far that butter containing boob milk will not be allowed to be called butter.
 
2020-08-31 4:42:28 PM  
Since we already have Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, and Shea Butter (whatever the fark that is), why not?
 
2020-08-31 4:45:53 PM  

baronm: Since we already have Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, and Shea Butter (whatever the fark that is), why not?


Shea butter is where the squeeze the fat out of overweight Irish people and let it congeal.
 
2020-08-31 4:57:04 PM  

baronm: Since we already have Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, and Shea Butter (whatever the fark that is), why not?



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I'd eat her butter, IFKWIMAITYD.

Nicolette Shea (in case you were wondering).
 
2020-08-31 5:05:28 PM  
I have been way ahead of the curve on this one. I have been calling various margarine products "fake butter" for thirty years.

Dairy-free fake butter has greatly improved over the years.

/Fake ice cream did even better - when I first had to quit dairy, the only thing resembling ice cream was cool whip. I was ten, and it was baaaaad.
 
2020-08-31 5:07:24 PM  
Par-kaaaayy.
 
2020-08-31 5:12:08 PM  
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2020-08-31 5:15:01 PM  

whidbey: Ever heard of margarine?


The companies that make both dairy butter and buttery spreads like margarine don't even call their margarine "margarine" any more.

The point is to make the vegan version less appealing by forcing them to use a less-appealing nomenclature.
 
2020-08-31 5:34:49 PM  
cousin-merle:

The point is to make the vegan version less appealing

Good farking luck with that.
 
2020-08-31 5:52:12 PM  

ZMugg: baronm: Since we already have Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, and Shea Butter (whatever the fark that is), why not?


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I'd eat her butter, IFKWIMAITYD.

Nicolette Shea (in case you were wondering).


She must have been a beautiful baby.
Because baby look at you now?
 
2020-08-31 6:08:24 PM  
Really? Peanut butter, apple butter, buttermilk... Not one of those contains what we mentally latch onto when the word "butter" is mentioned in isolation. If you're going to biatch about vegan butter, the only obvious complaint is that it doesn't contain any vegans. The way we use the term "butter" has degraded to mean "spreadable food item".
 
2020-08-31 6:32:52 PM  
In the EU, words mean things. Makes it easier across the board. But I guess that's creeping fascism in America or something.
 
2020-08-31 6:57:57 PM  

ZMugg: baronm: Since we already have Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, and Shea Butter (whatever the fark that is), why not?


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I'd eat her butter, IFKWIMAITYD.

Nicolette Shea (in case you were wondering).


Yiiiiii!  I'm gonna go ahead and jump on the sharp knees grenade, but FFS that looks like a dude mannequin with makeup and a couple balloons shoved into its chest.  No me gusta
 
2020-08-31 7:07:14 PM  
I can't believe that's butter.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-08-31 7:16:33 PM  
Just call it almond 'milk' and vegan 'butter' and everyone will be happy - no confusion.
 
2020-08-31 7:23:47 PM  
that's kinda like how most american never had maple syrup, only thing they ever put on their pancake is "maple flavor" corn syrup.

reminds me of how we where forced by u.s pressure / manufacturers to allow coloring of margarine yellow so it looks like butter. (till 2008 it was illegal to color margarine in Quebec so it was all white ) just a thing manufacturers wanted to do to fool people into thinking they where getting butter.
 
2020-08-31 7:46:51 PM  
Lard is just non-vegan tofu.
 
2020-08-31 8:27:23 PM  
While I agree with this particular ruling, the other side of the regulation is what allows us (consumers) to get minimums on quality (such as they are) for things like "chocolate," "cheese," "hotdogs," etc.
 
2020-08-31 8:40:13 PM  

brizzle365: Boy Butter still ok?


Only if you're a Falwell.
 
2020-08-31 8:45:21 PM  
The American dairy industry uses its political clout to get our government to include their products in official dietary guidelines. They also vigorously defend words like "butter" and "milk" to ensure that those words only refer to their products. And yet it is strange that they don't mind cheese to be labeled as "Swiss" that has not been made in Emmenthal and "Cheddar" that was made in Wisconsin not Somerset. Sometimes I think that accurate consumer information is not their only goal.
 
2020-08-31 9:12:43 PM  

JNowe: cousin-merle:

The point is to make the vegan version less appealing

Good farking luck with that.


You wouldn't even notice the difference these days.  But maybe your "joke" was funny 20 years ago.
 
2020-08-31 9:27:28 PM  

swahnhennessy: In the EU, words mean things. Makes it easier across the board. But I guess that's creeping fascism in America or something.


I think you're referring to the EU rules regarding appropriation of geographically & culturally significant foods. Such as champagne or roquefort cheese. I agree with their position on limiting whom may label their products as genuine.
However, butter is a rather ambiguous word around the world. It didn't come from a certain culture or region. Although, I'll laugh my balls off if India claimed that they created butter before anyone else and demands all other countries rename their refined cow milk fat spread.

It's a silly hill to fight on
 
2020-08-31 10:51:24 PM  

bluewave69: that's kinda like how most american never had maple syrup, only thing they ever put on their pancake is "maple flavor" corn syrup.

reminds me of how we where forced by u.s pressure / manufacturers to allow coloring of margarine yellow so it looks like butter. (till 2008 it was illegal to color margarine in Quebec so it was all white ) just a thing manufacturers wanted to do to fool people into thinking they where getting butter.


That was the case in the USA until 1955. My parents told me they used to break open a dye pack and mix it with the white margarine.
 
2020-09-01 7:40:23 AM  
When you need to schmear in a hurry: Butterbing Butterboom. The quicker spreader upper.
 
2020-09-01 10:47:51 AM  

ZMugg: baronm: Since we already have Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, and Shea Butter (whatever the fark that is), why not?


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I'd eat her butter, IFKWIMAITYD.

Nicolette Shea (in case you were wondering).


She looks like she's made of silicone and disease.
 
2020-09-01 3:13:29 PM  
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