"Dan Levy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]... > > "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected] > berlin.de... > > > I like the taste of margarine better than butter because > > that's what I grew up with. But I've started buying > > butter for cooking with and "Smart Balance" to spread on > > my toast. > > Maybe it's just me, but I've found that the aftertaste of > Smart Balance in or on most things is like I'd eaten axle > grease. It tastes just fine, but afterwards the oiliness > lingers and lingers and won't go away for hours. Can't > figure out why, because I've had foods high in each of the individual > oils in Smart Balance and they never gave me any trouble. I like a product called Olivio. It is made with olive oil and whey and as I recall, has the same fat profile as Smart Balance. I suppose that if you are avoiding dairy, it wouldn't work, though. I have used the Smart Balance shortening for pie pastry and I think it works as well as hydrogenated vegetable oil, although I generally use butter for pastry making.