The Surprisingly Interesting History of Margarine

Margarine is a substitute for butter, which makes it a fighting word for the dairy industry. Butter producers and margarine producers battled back and forth for the better part of a century to capture the market for spreading our bread.
Butter was big business, and the notion that a cheaper substitute, even one made in part with milk, might storm the market terrified dairy farmers. They didn’t take the threat lying down, though, and convinced legislators to tax margarine at a rate of two cents per pound—no small sum in the late 19th century. Dairy farmers also successfully lobbied for restrictions that banned the use of yellow dyes to make margarine look more appetizing. By 1900, artificially colored butter was contraband in 30 U.S. states.

Several states took even more extreme measures to turn consumers away from margarine—they required the product to be dyed an unappealing pink color.

The margarine industry fought back, however. Read the whole sordid story at mental_floss. Link

In restaurants in WI, you can't serve margarine at the table unless butter is also set out.

Personally, I hate the stuff. It tastes like artificial everything and natural nothing. I've had to give up almost all dairy, but butter is one thing I'm never going to use a substitute for.
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...and after all these years, margerine (see,I can't even spell it)tastes like suet....rendered fat! Used motor oil with a yellow color and a salty finish.

Butter doesn't make you ill, fat,or otherwise welcome you to an early death....The rest of the cattle feed that passes as food does-that and the collective piss-poor habits of most monkeys,of eating shit they have been bombarded with adverts tantamount to poor parenting.
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"...margerine (see,I can't even spell it)..."

I fail to see the significance of your inability to spell, choggie, in relation to fake butter. Are you implying it's so unnatural it...warps reality so that you can't even refer to the main post, in which it's correctly spelled multiple times? That eating margarine has stunted your linguistic skills? That it's fake butter and therefore a fake word? What?
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^That's preposterous and pompous, bout as much as my unsolicited observation was...Though nine out of ten bacon and butter eaters will agree, keep the "I can't believe it's not marge-reen" offa my morning Belgians!
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