If you are intolerant or allergic to dairy, this is a terrific butter substitute! It is a vegan margarine. Now, when I first heard of the term "vegan margarine" I thought it sounded soooo gross! I was really desperate for something buttery though and decided to give it a try. Many vegan margarines have soy in them but I can't eat soy so I was thrilled to find this one that doesn't! It's great on toast or rolls. It even cooks very well. Use it in a frying pan to make some eggs, you'll love it!
The one thing it has problems with is its consistency. If you leave it out at room temperature, it starts to melt and sort of separate. So serve cold or melt it completely and then it's perfect! I love this stuff and use it many times even when I could chose butter!
Check out the Earth Balance web-site. They sell a few varieties of vegan margarines, including one made with olive oil and baking sticks. Yum!
Try it, you'll like it!
*Please note - Earth Balance doesn't know who I am and does not pay me to say this, nor are they aware of my good opinion of them!