[Sca-cooks] Honey Butter

Marcha nigsdaughter at satx.rr.com
Wed Apr 1 16:14:13 PDT 2009

The margarine my Grandmother bought during WWII was in a solid black that 
had a hidden ball of dye in it.  We Grandkids would really be good so we 
could have the priviledge of squeezing the margarine.
Annother fun memory of a really difficult time.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Friedman" <ddfr at daviddfriedman.com>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Honey Butter

>>>   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.
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