What’s happened to margarine?

Where has margarine gone? In the 1970’s when I taught cooking in east London we only used margarine and the Stork home economists came into school and showed us the all in one cake and sauce. Now Stork is called Stork original spread and is labelled 70% Vegetable Fat Spread.


Have I missed something!!! Stork is just labelled Perfect for Pastry or Perfect for cakes.


So you can’t buy margarine in a shop any more so what fat am I supposed to suggest as a butter alternative without advertising the brand???

There is a European Margarine Association  telling me that margarine has been around for nearly 150 years and that I must visit www.spreadthewordaboutmargarines.org

They say ‘Margarine comes in 3 forms: soft and spreadable margarines (in tub), liquid cooking blends (in bottle) and hard blocks that are great for baking (in wrapper)’

But type ‘margarine’ into a supermarket website and no products are listed as margarine.

Margarine and Spreads Association  but that leads me to The Art of Home Cooking which is an ancient Stork book – so has Margarine disappeared?

I will Tweet

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