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Crisco vs. margarine?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Jul. 29, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • margarine. Crisco is terrible for you.
    sierrapsychotic

    Answer by sierrapsychotic at 2:53 PM on Jul. 29, 2011

  • they are both bad. use real butter, something like tillamuck with no additives
    Emily N.

    Answer by Emily N. at 3:02 PM on Jul. 29, 2011

  • Margarine, especially something like Smart Balance
    Dahis

    Answer by Dahis at 2:56 PM on Jul. 29, 2011

  • I agree with Emily NL in general, but it depends on what you're doing. Crisco is great for frying, margarine and butter not so much. Margarine is cheap, but both margarine and crisco are SO unhealthy. If I'm baking I prefer butter, for other things, healthy oils, Canola oil, olive oil, etc.,
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 3:34 PM on Jul. 29, 2011

  • I know butter is "best". I was talking with a friend who went to culinary school and she was saying Crisco is better than margarine, because Crisco is plant derived, while margarine is mainly chemicals. Soooo.....
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:00 PM on Jul. 29, 2011

  • Crisco - I agree with anon
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 4:47 PM on Jul. 29, 2011

  • I have always used crisco for my baking...especially pie crust. But I've always used Criso in choco chip cookies and everyone LOVES them... even people that claim criso is gross... For anything else I like butter...but since it costs alot more I will use margarine sometimes.
    husky_grlie08

    Answer by husky_grlie08 at 4:50 PM on Jul. 29, 2011

  • I use lard or butter, olive and/or coconut oil, and that's it. Crisco was originally created to replace whale oil for lamps. I grew up using the stuff but just the thought of that turns my stomach now.

    Btw, I render my own lard. The stuff they sell in the stores is no better than crisco.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 11:34 PM on Jul. 29, 2011

  • I prefer real butter, lol
    GoodMomma24-7

    Answer by GoodMomma24-7 at 12:35 AM on Jul. 30, 2011

  • margarine
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 4:03 PM on Jul. 30, 2011

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