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02-02-2009, 02:07 PM
Has anyone tried butter spray?

I know there are a couple on the market with 0 calories and was thinking about picking some up tonight but I just wanted to see if anyone had tried them. Does it actually taste similar to butter or does it have some weird chemical after taste?


02-02-2009, 02:12 PM
I like it but my mom was always on a perma diet and I grew up on it.

02-02-2009, 02:12 PM
If you are talking about I can't believe its not butter, it is 100% fat but it ends up being 0 fat per serving and 4 calories (as opposed to 0 calories) because its such a small amount. A teaspon of it is 20 calories, 2g of fat.

02-02-2009, 02:17 PM
I likes it. :)

02-02-2009, 02:18 PM
I've tried it too..tastes ok, but I've shifted my way of eating to natural products. The spray butter is made with stuff that doesn't break down in your system very well. I agree with Nelie...
I've went back to good ol fashioned all-natural butter and just use it sparingly!

02-02-2009, 02:24 PM
Thanks for the replies ladies! ...Very helpful.

02-02-2009, 02:48 PM
Just be careful and not use too much. I used to pour it in my potato soup until someone on here told me it was not fat free at all. But it is interesting to know that a teaspoon is only 2gms. of fat........

02-02-2009, 02:54 PM
mug, a tsp of butter is around 34 calories which is solid and not in liquid form (mixed with whatever to make it sprayable) so its less than butter but still has calories.

Thighs Be Gone
02-02-2009, 02:54 PM
I like it too. I eat mostly whole foods but I sometimes use nonfat spray or butter to doctor them. A teaspoon is A LOT of spray! I am going to spray into a container and see how long it takes to get to a teaspoon--I would guess at least a few seconds. Anyone else know? I use it on my fish and on my steamed veggies.

02-02-2009, 02:59 PM
My mom would pour it out to add to her recipes.

Thighs Be Gone
02-02-2009, 03:04 PM
Pour? How do you pour out spray?

02-02-2009, 03:10 PM

There have been many reports of people thinking that butter spray is zero calories and end up using tablespoons of it for recipes thinking they are adding no calories/fat when in fact they are adding a lot. I read a health news article about it sometime last year and it seems to be a common misconception.

02-02-2009, 03:19 PM
Pour? How do you pour out spray?

unscrew the nozzle.

02-02-2009, 03:32 PM
I use bacel spray and I like it. It's got no calories, no fat, no carbs. It's a little high on the salt (15 mg per 5 sprays) but I watch how much I use and I find it tastes just like butter. I really like it to add a little flavor to popcorn or steamed veggies. :)

02-02-2009, 03:36 PM
I think the taste is fine but as a PP mentioned it was a staple in our house and I rarely used regular butter. Ive read that the entire bottle contains 900 calories and 90 grams of fat! Dont know how accurate that is but I would just take it easy with the sprays. Dont dump it on anything or use in recipes.
I rarely use butter or fake butter on anything. Ill sometimes spray a little on broccoli. And on the rare occassion we have a baked potato. I like The ICNINB taste wheN I do use it though
DH uses molly mcbutter on his potato but Id rather have nothing than use that. Its a powder and the whole point of adding something to a baked tater IMO is to make it not so dry. LOL

02-02-2009, 03:37 PM
I also use the Becel spray (sparingly) and I like it.

02-02-2009, 04:54 PM
Boy, I'm alone on this one. I thought it tasted awful. I would rather do without than to use it.

02-02-2009, 05:04 PM
Hmm.. very interesting stuff. The way they advertise the stuff it always sounds like 0 cals and 0 fat. Thanks everyone!

02-02-2009, 05:48 PM
I don't use butter sprays. I like to use the cooking sprays made with Olive Oil. I use butter sparingly when I want some in some dishes.

02-02-2009, 09:51 PM
I use Parkay & I like it. You get 5 sprays for 0 cal & 0 fat. That's as much as I would ever want to put on anything. It doesn't taste good when there's a bunch so just enough to give a little butter flavor is just right. I would never open the bottle to pour it on anything---yuck!

02-02-2009, 10:19 PM
It's what I use on my veggies! I love it! I eat carrots and string beans and instead of adding the real stuff, I use the spray. It's great!

02-02-2009, 11:39 PM
Hmm.. very interesting stuff. The way they advertise the stuff it always sounds like 0 cals and 0 fat. Thanks everyone!

just to clarify, they DO say that. according to rules with the FDA they can advertise it as 0cal 0 fat as long as it is under a certain amount of cals/fat PER SERVING. that's why some products have weird serving sizes in the whole product like 2.5 or something- so they can advertise it as fat free...

but i love it! i use it on veggies and pasta and whatever, just not very much of it. i love to use it on potatoes when i boil them to make mashed for my family- i take out my potatoes dry and put seasoning and spray butter on em. not real mashed potatoes like my mom makes but i think just as good!

02-03-2009, 02:20 PM
I'm a person who truly is not a huge fan of veggies by themselves... so I NEED this stuff to eat my cooked veggies. In my opinion, the "unnatural" part of is is a necessary evil in order to eat the "natural" parts of my diet. I won't eat beans, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc without it!

I prefer the Parkay and I can't believe it's not butter spray... but the Olivio stuff is on sale more often.

I read on here that 20 sprays equates to about 20 calories.... so figure every spray is a calorie... Hope this helps!

02-03-2009, 03:05 PM
I have switched to olive oil for alot of things. I tried the ICBINB for popcorn and I liked it...not as much as butter, but it was acceptable.

02-03-2009, 03:31 PM
0 calories sprays are rarely 0 calories. They can get away with it because of U.S. labeling laws. Most will say 0 calories per serving and then define a serving as a half second spray. Most people spray for 1-2 seconds.

I really think that in addition to calories per serving the nutrition information should list total calories per container. Most people don't eat a serving. They eat a bag, a box, a container, whatever.

02-03-2009, 04:05 PM
This has been very helpful... I will keep it in mind.

02-03-2009, 06:05 PM
I can't even stomach the thought of fake butter. Blerg.

02-03-2009, 06:43 PM
Pour? How do you pour out spray?

Just like you could pour water out of a spray bottle of water.
It is a liquid, not aerosol. :)

IMHO, I would rather use a little bit of real butter rather than something that is chemically made.
That is the rule I follow except for Diet Pepsi. That is chemically made but I love it.