margarine

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margarine

Butter substitute made from refined vegetable oils or a combination of vegetable oils and fats. Coloring material and vitamins A and D are added. It contains 9 kcal/g.
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1952: There was a large national increase in the price of rations such as cheese and margerine, and some subsidies were even removed, leaving many people out of pocket.
My mum used to tell me never to serve guests margerine as it was the poor relation to butter.
Yet it wasn't that long ago when the all bought British butties were composed of white bread that had the flexibility (and taste) of polythene, thinly lubricated with margerine and filled with slender slices of processed meat that may once have had a nodding acquaintance with a pig.