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i found this new margarine that is (where i live) cheaper than regular margarine!!!!some people feel sketchy about the vitamin D3 in it, but its the second to last ingredient and the bestlife company nutritionist doesn't even think its animal derived (but he is not sure). I'm vegan but sometimes i let the .0001% chances slide since im still young and my family really doesn't approve ( i dont get to buy any vegan products except non dairy milk! because its expensive and were poor and because milk makes my stomach upset and other things...anywho) Im so glad to have margarine ive been living my months of veganism without any butter or anything! YAAAY!...............P.S. only 60 calories too!<br>
the last time i bought it, it only cost $2.39 and the regular margarine was $2.69-$3.49<br><br>
*PETA states that its ok to let somethings to slide especially if its the last couple ingredients that may or may not be animal derived because shunning them means your not giving vegan products a place and they will all be discouraged because of the hardheaded vegans<br><br><br>
bestlife nutritional info/ website<br><a href="http://www.thebestlife.com/nonmember_BL-foods-B-spread.php" target="_blank">http://www.thebestlife.com/nonmember...s-B-spread.php</a>
 

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That seems like a lot of calories for margarine. I use Smart Squeeze, which appears to be vegan and is 5 calories per tbsp.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>stitches96</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2880588"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
i found this new margarine that is (where i live) cheaper than regular margarine!!!!some people feel sketchy about the vitamin D3 in it, but its the second to last ingredient and the bestlife company nutritionist doesn't even think its animal derived (but he is not sure). I'm vegan but sometimes i let the .0001% chances slide since im still young and my family really doesn't approve ( i dont get to buy any vegan products except non dairy milk! because its expensive and were poor and because milk makes my stomach upset and other things...anywho) Im so glad to have margarine ive been living my months of veganism without any butter or anything! YAAAY!...............P.S. only 60 calories too!<br>
the last time i bought it, it only cost $2.39 and the regular margarine was $2.69-$3.49<br><br>
*PETA states that its ok to let somethings to slide especially if its the last couple ingredients that may or may not be animal derived because shunning them means your not giving vegan products a place and they will all be discouraged because of the hardheaded vegans<br><br><br>
bestlife nutritional info/ website<br><a href="http://www.thebestlife.com/nonmember_BL-foods-B-spread.php" target="_blank">http://www.thebestlife.com/nonmember...s-B-spread.php</a></div>
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I have no issues with you eating this if you choose to, but I have to say in the interest of accuracy that Vitamin D3 is not vegan. Vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol) is derived from lanolin (from sheep) or fish.
 

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wow i didnt know it could be that low! the last margarine that my parents bought me(thinking it was vegan) had 90 calories. by any chance would you know the average price, and where to buy that margarine?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">I have no issues with you eating this if you choose to, but I have to say in the interest of accuracy that Vitamin D3 is not vegan. Vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol) is derived from lanolin (from sheep) or fish.</div>
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Thanks for telling me, ill use bestlife until i can find a vegan butter, im really sad now, it has to be cheap and easily axcessable for me, but trust me, when i buy my own groceries im letting NOTHING slide, right now im just appeasing my parents so they dont yell at me about being vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br>
it was so close to being vegan! i guess ill start using it very little and search for a new one.<br>
*For some reason i thought D3 could have been plant derived.maybe we can talk to the company and get them to switch to something else. does anyone know how D3 helps a product (besides providing a d vitamin) does it help the flavor or texture? or maybe its useless..?
 

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Nucoa is vegan and cheap. I'm not sure of how available it is in other areas but it is in all the regular markets here in so cal. I usually pay $1.99 for the box.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww180/buttonlove/nucoa.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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wow i didnt know it could be that low! the last margarine that my parents bought me(thinking it was vegan) had 90 calories. by any chance would you know the average price, and where to buy that margarine?<br><br>
Thanks for telling me, ill use bestlife until i can find a vegan butter, im really sad now, it has to be cheap and easily axcessable for me, but trust me, when i buy my own groceries im letting NOTHING slide, right now im just appeasing my parents so they dont yell at me about being vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br>
it was so close to being vegan! i guess ill start using it very little and search for a new one.<br>
*For some reason i thought D3 could have been plant derived.maybe we can talk to the company and get them to switch to something else. does anyone know how D3 helps a product (besides providing a d vitamin) does it help the flavor or texture? or maybe its useless..?</div>
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The only reason I'm aware of to add vitamin D to a product is so that it has vitamin D in it. Some companies (recently kellogs in the UK) claim that D3 is more bio available (easier to absorb) but I think it's just more widely used because it's cheaper. It's definitely a good idea to write to companies and complain if they use D3 as they could easily use D2. Oatly oat milk is considering changing their vitamin D source due to lots of requests, so if enough people ask, things can change!
 

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Nucoa is vegan and cheap. I'm not sure of how available it is in other areas but it is in all the regular markets here in so cal. I usually pay $1.99 for the box.</div>
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Sadly, I've never seen this where I live (upper midwest). It would be great if I could since it's palm oil free, but the only palm oil free vegan brands I've found locally are Willow Run (haven't tried it) and Spectrum canola spread (ok as a spread, but I'm not sure I would trust it for baking).<br><br>
The vitamin D3 thing doesn't bother me either. I like PETA's approach on this issue.
 

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I love to eat butter in the morning and evening,.<br>
and i thinks its essential for the bodybuilders specially to strong the body muscles,..</div>
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Why do you believe it's essential??<br>
What are you eating it with? You're not just eating a bowl of butter for a meal are you?<br>
Why does your life rule?
 

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i found this new margarine that is (where i live) cheaper than regular margarine!!!!some people feel sketchy about the vitamin D3 in it, but its the second to last ingredient and the bestlife company nutritionist doesn't even think its animal derived (but he is not sure). I'm vegan but sometimes i let the .0001% chances slide since im still young and my family really doesn't approve ( i dont get to buy any vegan products except non dairy milk! because its expensive and were poor and because milk makes my stomach upset and other things...anywho) Im so glad to have margarine ive been living my months of veganism without any butter or anything! YAAAY!...............P.S. only 60 calories too!<br>
the last time i bought it, it only cost $2.39 and the regular margarine was $2.69-$3.49<br><br>
*PETA states that its ok to let somethings to slide especially if its the last couple ingredients that may or may not be animal derived because shunning them means your not giving vegan products a place and they will all be discouraged because of the hardheaded vegans<br><br><br>
bestlife nutritional info/ website<br><a href="http://www.thebestlife.com/nonmember_BL-foods-B-spread.php" target="_blank">http://www.thebestlife.com/nonmember...s-B-spread.php</a></div>
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The other option would be to just not eat "butter"... a lot cheaper in my opinion
 

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The other option would be to just not eat "butter"... a lot cheaper in my opinion</div>
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Pretty much... I haven't bought any kind of margarine in years...
 

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cheap vegan butter!!!!!</div>
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Nope. That's cheap VEGETARIAN margarine. You can only get vegan D3 from sunshine. If you see D3 on a label, it's not vegan.<br><br><a href="http://www.vrg.org/ingredients/index.php#vitamin_d" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/ingredients/index.php#vitamin_d</a>
 

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*PETA states that its ok to let somethings to slide especially if its the last couple ingredients that may or may not be animal derived because shunning them means your not giving vegan products a place and they will all be discouraged because of the hardheaded vegans</div>
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Either that or they'll start making vegan products so that more people will buy them. I don't understand why bestlife can't just use D2. Does D3 really make it taste so much better that more people will buy it that way?
 

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nope, not better necessarily, but probably more accessible and cheaper to use than D2. Heck, you can't even buy D2 vitamins in any vitamin store around here, it has to be ordered online.
 

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By the way, I e-mailed bestlife the other day and told them that I'd consider buying their product if they switched out the D3 with D2 and made sure the lactic acid was vegan because sometimes it's not. Anyway, this is their response to me.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Thank you for taking the time to contact us here at the Bestlife. We always appreciate hearing from consumers who care enough to reach out to us with their comments or questions.<br><br><br>
Bestlife Butter Sticks are dairy free and vegan<br><br>
Bestlife Tub Butters are dairy free<br><br>
Bestlife Buttery Burst Spray does contain dairy<br><br>
Thank you for supporting Bestlife products. We hope you continue to enjoy our products for many years to come! Coupons for our Bestlife products can be found on our website: <a href="http://www.thebestlife.com" target="_blank">www.thebestlife.com</a>. You also may find coupons in your local newspaper or in grocery store circulars.<br><br><br>
Sincerely,<br><br>
Your Friends at Bestlife</div>
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So the butter sticks are the only margarine they make that's vegan. The tub butter is dairy-free, but not vegan because of the D3. I didn't even know they made sticks. All I've ever seen is the tub margarine, but I wasn't exactly looking for the sticks either.
 

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Nucoa is vegan and cheap. I'm not sure of how available it is in other areas but it is in all the regular markets here in so cal. I usually pay $1.99 for the box.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww180/buttonlove/nucoa.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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I used to buy the tub margarine, but stores stopped carrying it. The tub has no trans fat, the sticks have it (well not officially anymore, but it has less than .5g per tablespoon, so it does have it).
 

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Make sure your vegan margarines don't have EDTA in them:<br><br>
EDTA is in such widespread use that it has emerged as a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistent_organic_pollutant" target="_blank">persistent organic pollutant</a>.<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylenediaminetetraacetic_acid#cite_note-20" target="_blank">[21]</a> It degrades to ethylenediaminetriacetic acid, which then cyclizes to the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diketopiperazine" target="_blank">diketopiperizide</a>, a cumulative, persistent, organic environmental pollutant. An alternative chelating agent with fewer environmental pollution implications is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylenediamine-N,N%27-disuccinic_acid" target="_blank">EDDS</a>.<br>
EDTA exhibits low acute toxicity with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median_lethal_dose" target="_blank">LD<span style="font-size:smaller;">50</span></a> (rat) of 2.0 2.2 g/kg.<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylenediaminetetraacetic_acid#cite_note-Ullmann-3" target="_blank">[4]</a> It has been found to be both <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytotoxicity" target="_blank">cytotoxic</a> and weakly <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genotoxicity" target="_blank">genotoxic</a> in laboratory animals. Oral exposures have been noted to cause reproductive and developmental effects.<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylenediaminetetraacetic_acid#cite_note-lanigan2002-8" target="_blank">[9]</a> The same study by Lanigan<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylenediaminetetraacetic_acid#cite_note-lanigan2002-8" target="_blank">[9]</a> also found that both dermal exposure to EDTA in most cosmetic formulations and inhalation exposure to EDTA in aerosolized cosmetic formulations would produce exposure levels below those seen to be toxic in oral dosing studies.
 
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