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 Post subject: Earth Balance spread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Is this available from any store in the UK, if not is there any product near to it in taste?

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Short answer... No, it's not available. Apparently a bunch of it has been tasting a tad fishy now anyway... I'm sure the 'Mercans can alert you to what tastes closest, but in the aforementioned thread this homemade butter replacement was suggested.

Personally I've never eaten butter in my life, my mum always buying those huge tubs of Stork 'cooking' margarine to be used for anything and everything, so I don't feel as if I'm missing anything!

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:20 pm 
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earth balance doesn't taste like butter. it tastes like margarine.

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
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but... people seem to call it butter? I guess that's just a language thing, then.

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:31 pm 
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I thought it tasted more like salted butter than anything we can get in the UK.

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:36 pm 
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it doesn't necessarily taste like dairy butter, but it also doesn't taste as chemically as regular margarine. it's just good and salty. I haven't noticed the fishiness yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:06 pm 
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ok, i concede. i have no idea what european margarine tastes like. :-)

it tastes like what i remember fleischmann's margarine to taste like. (and i hadn't had that in over 10 years, so, i could even be completely wrong on that too)

salty and slightly savory solid oil?

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:15 pm 
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UK vegan margarine is better anyway. And there are more brands.


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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
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I've always used Vitalite in its stead and never had any problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
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I think it's much more salted buttery than any of the margarines we can get here. 2 or 3 times in America I had to check whether they'd given me dairy butter by mistake, such was the difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:23 am 
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vijita wrote:
UK vegan margarine is better anyway. And there are more brands.


I've got to agree. There's nothing really close to Earth Balance here in taste, but it's SO salty I don't like it. My partner loves it though so I think, as Jojo and Liz mentioned, it does taste more like actual salted butter than anything we can get here. #GiveMeMSG #ThisIsTwitterRight

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
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Vitalite is the closest to butter I've tasted in the UK, though I actually prefer Pure.


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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
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The blue pure (organic) was the bestest 'butter tasting' vegan marg ever - too bad it got withdrawn.

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Thanks for the all your posts. I don't usually get into 'fakery' too much but have been using tofu for a saag paneer dish. I've managed to get the texture of the tofu near perfect, but a critique has been that it needs more flavour and I thought the 'buttery' EBS might have done the trick!

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 Post subject: Re: Earth Balance spread
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Mr Flibble wrote:
The blue pure (organic) was the bestest 'butter tasting' vegan marg ever - too bad it got withdrawn.


I totally agree. That stuff was the most 'buttery' tasting one.
Everything else I've tried is just essentially margerine. Of which I am not a fan.

How come it was discontinued?


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