[Sca-cooks] Honey Butter

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 09:41:45 PDT 2009

Actually, it was against the law for manufacturers of margarine to add color
to it during the mfg. process.  Instead what they did was to include a
packet of some sort of coloring (I don't remember what it was) for the
purchaser to add at home.  They were afraid that people would actually think
they were purchasing butter!  I can remember my mother mixing the coloring
into the margarine.

Kiri (showing her age yet again!!)

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:

>   I would assume that there were additives to butter through out the ages
>> because my mom would talk about how they added coloring to the butter so
>> it wasn't white during WWII Kay
> Not butter, I believe, but margarine.  During WWII, butter was truly scarce
> and was replaced largely by white margarine.  It looked a lot like lard and
> was considered a poor man's substitute for the real thing.  Adding food
> coloring to the margarine to disguise it as butter was considered a socially
> necessary lie in some circles.
> Bear
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