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Best butter alternative for toast
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LiteraryDevil1 · 19/06/2018 07:38

Hi, what's the nicest tasting dairy free alternative to butter? I've got some flora dairy free and it's not that nice. Have tried Pure in the past but can't remember what it tasted like. I normally use proper salted butter so am after something similar in taste if that's possible!

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SuperLoudPoppingAction · 19/06/2018 11:05

This is maybe a bit odd but I like coconut oil and salt. It doesn't exactly taste the same but it's spreadable in the same way and goes well with salt. I hate marge.

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Branleuse · 19/06/2018 11:08

Waitrose do an avocado spread that doesn't make toast too soggy.
My cousin has olive oil on her toast

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FoofFighter · 19/06/2018 11:10

Vitalite

Tried other ones but they have a very oily mouthfeel to me.

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Lifeaback · 19/06/2018 11:11

Vitalite! Not vegan but cut down dairy where I can and find that I can’t even notice a difference between vitalite and our usual spread (bertolli/flora)

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LapsedHumanist · 19/06/2018 11:11

Olive oil.

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FancyForgetting · 19/06/2018 11:12

My best option to date is avocado oil spread. There was a Flora one with avocado and lime, which I can’t seem to find anywhere now, and M&S also do one (without lime).

I used to love salted butter - I now realise it’s the salt I’m missing, rather than the butter, so adding seasoning is probably the way to go!

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Branleuse · 19/06/2018 11:13

I find vitalite very mouth cloggy and has high water content which makes toast soggy. It's ok on sandwiches though

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MummytoCSJH · 19/06/2018 11:21

We really like vitalite too.

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FoofFighter · 19/06/2018 14:26

So as you can see it's very much personal taste and trial and error op Grin

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Branleuse · 19/06/2018 16:32

well to me, I think for toast, you need a high fat content, and most margerines/spreads are full of water

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CrazyOldBagLady · 19/06/2018 16:37

Probably not what you are after, but my favourite thing on toast at the moment is mashed avocado seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper. It’s really nice.

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LiteraryDevil1 · 19/06/2018 21:57

I've gone for peanut butter and raspberry jam.

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Laurel543 · 19/06/2018 22:06

Have tried lots and the Pure sunflower spread is the best I’ve found so far. Is quite satisfying and has no weird aftertaste like some of them. You can cook with it too.

Does have palm oil in it sadly but I think all spreads do.

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Imchlibob · 19/06/2018 22:11

All hydrogenated fat imitation butters are vile. Better to go for something that is being itself, not pretending to be something else.

Various different kinds of nut butters (not just peanut - almond, cashew etc). Houmous on toast is great for breakfast (but don't try putting jam or marmalade on top).

Our local deli does a delicious coconut, cashew and carob spread.

In savoury sandwiches which are destined to have other fillings added, a bit of mashed avocado will moisten the slices of bread perfectly.

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RantyMare · 19/06/2018 22:13

Pure.or just avocado on toast!

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BrownTurkey · 19/06/2018 22:13

I second Pure (sunflower)

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Branleuse · 19/06/2018 22:33

Houmous on toast is great for breakfast (but don't try putting jam or marmalade on top).

You say that, but DO try putting a bit of mango chutney on top of hummous. It's incredible

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avocadosrus · 19/06/2018 22:47

Vitalite sunflower or Pure!!

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MollyHuaCha · 19/06/2018 23:05

Almond butter - gorgeous (and it's vegan).

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SleepIsForTheWeek · 19/06/2018 23:08

I get Tomor spread from my local Sainsburys. It's marketed as kosher so is in the "world food" section rather than with the usual spreads. It's the only spread I eat on toast without anything else, it's really nice and buttery tasting.

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zzzzz · 19/06/2018 23:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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Imchlibob · 19/06/2018 23:25

Laurel543 Does have palm oil in it sadly but I think all spreads do.

I started responding to this but it turned into such a long post I made a new thread here.

TL:DR - not all palm oil is bad.

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LapsedHumanist · 20/06/2018 00:11

Tahini can be nice

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bunnyrabbit93 · 20/06/2018 07:18

My DD is dairy free we get pure / flora dairy free

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LiteraryDevil1 · 20/06/2018 07:39

@SleepIsForTheWeek I might try that, thanks. I want something that's as close to butter as possible.

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