Dear Hubby and I are always on the look out for products that will offer great taste while at the same time be a more healthful choice. The issue of butter is always a challenging effort because there is precious little that equals the sweet creamy flavor of, well…butter.
It was listed at $3.49 at our local Midwestern grocery store. It has a similar appearance to some of the other “tubbed” margarine products and the fragrance was pleasant. We smeared some on whole wheat toast and found the taste to be good, but it didn’t melt very well. We also put some on a hot roasted vegetables and it did melt a little better and tasted quite fine this way.
One tablespoon of this spread has 45 calories (of which the number of fat calories is, yes – 45). There are 102 calories in a tablespoon of butter, so this is a nice way to budget if you are on a calorie controlled diet. It lists 35% vegetable oil blend, one of which is the controversial Palm oil and Palm Kernel Oil – both are highly saturated fats.
It seems that this product would be like everything else — use in moderation.
Spreading it on……….DebraJ