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    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 4th May 06, 4:46 PM
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    Stork, can it be used after its best before date?
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    • 4th May 06, 4:46 PM
    Stork, can it be used after its best before date? 4th May 06 at 4:46 PM
    Can stork be used after its best before date, if so, how long after can it be used?
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    • paulhgc
    • By paulhgc 4th May 06, 5:05 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 5:05 PM
    you mean you still use margarine
    • Andybez38
    • By Andybez38 4th May 06, 5:08 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 5:08 PM
    I use many things past there best before date. I have not died as yet.
  • FreebieFi
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    • 4th May 06, 5:14 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 5:14 PM
    Is it a 'best before' or 'use by'?

    'Best befores' are fine to use after the date,just may not taste so good, 'use bys' really need using before the date as the go off.

    Stork is free from hydrogenated oil isn't it?
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 4th May 06, 6:21 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 6:21 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 6:21 PM
    you mean you still use margarine
    by paulhgc
    What do you use?
    • paulhgc
    • By paulhgc 4th May 06, 6:34 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 6:34 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 6:34 PM
    What do you use?
    by Jo4

    olive spread its much better for you
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 4th May 06, 7:20 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 7:20 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 7:20 PM
    olive spread its much better for you
    by paulhgc
    THANKS for answering! I must try it next time. Does it taste any different and do you use the same amount of olive spread as stork?
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 4th May 06, 7:22 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 7:22 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 7:22 PM
    Is it a 'best before' or 'use by'?

    'Best befores' are fine to use after the date,just may not taste so good, 'use bys' really need using before the date as the go off.

    Stork is free from hydrogenated oil isn't it?
    by FreebieFi
    No, stork has hydrogenated oil in it, so ive stopped using it, i use butter or lard now!!!!
    • paulhgc
    • By paulhgc 4th May 06, 7:41 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 7:41 PM
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    • 4th May 06, 7:41 PM
    THANKS for answering! I must try it next time. Does it taste any different and do you use the same amount of olive spread as stork?
    by Jo4

    stork is oldskool mate i last used that in the 80s its olive spread all the way :rolleyes:
    • susank
    • By susank 4th May 06, 7:46 PM
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    Oh but the block of stork for baking especially pastry is fab.

    Old style and old fashioned it may be but stork is good.
    Saving in my terramundi pot 2, 1 and 50p just for me!
  • miaxmia
    you mean you still use margarine
    by paulhgc
    There must be loads of people use it, otherwise it wouldn't still be in the shops. Incidentally, I would use it in cooking!
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 4th May 06, 9:03 PM
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    Oh but the block of stork for baking especially pastry is fab.

    Old style and old fashioned it may be but stork is good.
    by susank
    THANKS for your response!
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 4th May 06, 9:04 PM
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    There must be loads of people use it, otherwise it wouldn't still be in the shops. Incidentally, I would use it in cooking!
    by miaxmia
    THANKS for your response!
  • ChocClare
    All that really happens with Stork is that the outer layer oxidises and goes a yucky yellow colour. Cut that bit off and it's fine underneath!

    Incidentally, I used to work for a market research company and we did a big project on various margarines (not Stork). When they were past their use by date they went back to the factory and were melted down in a big vat, still in their tubs. The tubs then floated to the top and were discarded. The margarine was heated to a very high temperature, put in new tubs and sold again.

    So... I eat butter as you might have guessed!
    • CCStar
    • By CCStar 5th May 06, 1:05 PM
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    I buy Stork for cake making - it says on the tub non hydrogenated so they can't lie about that

    I got some Gold spread given to me, low in fat but doesn't say it's not hydrogenated - says nothing

    We use butter and olive spread for spreading normally.
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    • Baileys Babe
    • By Baileys Babe 5th May 06, 1:11 PM
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    Stork should be fine to use after its BBD, my last tub I used to make a cake about 12 months after BBD. I no longer buy it as I wasn't using it, now use butter.
  • keithsav
    Hi,

    The Stork in the gold wrapper (like butter) has hydrogenated oils, but the one in a 'flora like' tub actually says it's free from hydrogenated oils. I think this tastes really nice in cakes etc.

    Keith
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 5th May 06, 2:40 PM
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    Hi,

    The Stork in the gold wrapper (like butter) has hydrogenated oils, but the one in a 'flora like' tub actually says it's free from hydrogenated oils. I think this tastes really nice in cakes etc.

    Keith
    by keithsav
    Thats good to know!!!! I used to use the one in the gold wrapper, hense the reason i stopped using it!!!! Mind you, after Chocclares story, i might still stick to butter!!!!
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 5th May 06, 3:48 PM
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    All that really happens with Stork is that the outer layer oxidises and goes a yucky yellow colour. Cut that bit off and it's fine underneath!

    Incidentally, I used to work for a market research company and we did a big project on various margarines (not Stork). When they were past their use by date they went back to the factory and were melted down in a big vat, still in their tubs. The tubs then floated to the top and were discarded. The margarine was heated to a very high temperature, put in new tubs and sold again.

    So... I eat butter as you might have guessed!
    by ChocClare
    THANKS for the info!
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 5th May 06, 3:50 PM
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    Hi,

    The Stork in the gold wrapper (like butter) has hydrogenated oils, but the one in a 'flora like' tub actually says it's free from hydrogenated oils. I think this tastes really nice in cakes etc.

    Keith
    by keithsav
    The one in the tub is the one I use!
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