[Sca-cooks] Honey Butter

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Wed Apr 1 13:05:22 PDT 2009

>>   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.

And it was illegal in some farm states for the manufacturer to do so.

Which resulted in margarine being sold along with little packets of 
yellow food coloring, for the buyer to mix in.
David Friedman

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