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flo's avatar

Is it reasonable for someone on a no dairy diet to avoid peanut butter because of the word butter?

Asked by flo (12974points) September 23rd, 2019

It does say peanut butter. What is a good term that could replace the word “butter”? Added: If it’s not reasonable to think that there is butter in it, why not?

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KNOWITALL's avatar

Spread?
Peanut blood? Lol

They should read ingrediants on everything though.

Yellowdog's avatar

The operative word is Peanut. Not butter.

There is no dairy involved. You can’t milk a peanut, but you can fish a piano.

canidmajor's avatar

No, it’s not.

flo's avatar

@KNOWITALL I’m sure you don’t mean instead of the labels being accurate.
@Yellowdog Of course but some people may think they added butter to it to make it taste better or…something.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I remember a kid in school who would smear peanut butter and regular butter around on his bread. It made the spread really smooth and creamy.

Yellowdog's avatar

@flo You’ll NEVER get anyone to call peanut butter anything else.

Just remember peanut butter contains no butter / dairy.
Just like Gatorade contains no squeezed alligator juice.

kritiper's avatar

No, it is not.

gondwanalon's avatar

@LuckyGuy That kid was me. When I was in kindergarten I told my baby sitter that I wanted a peanut butter and butter sandwich. She said that peanut butter already has butter in it. But I insisted on having butter in my peanut butter sandwich. Can’t recall where I got the idea. But it was good! HA!

jca2's avatar

Not reasonable and not logical. One should just look at the ingredient label to see that there’s no milk butter in peanut butter.

rebbel's avatar

In the Netherlands we call it peanut cheese, pindakaas.
Go figure.

Bill1939's avatar

@LuckyGuy, as a child I too loved peanut butter and butter sandwiches.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@Bill1939 @gondwanalon How did I know it was smooth and creamy? Because I tried it – and liked it!
When I am in a hotel with one of those cheap “Continental” breakfasts occasionally I will put some peanut butter and butter on my bagel – and let it drip with abandon all over the cardboard tray.

seawulf575's avatar

This question sounds like the one Jessica Simpson asked on the reality tv show she and Nick Lachey had. She was looking at a can of tuna fish and asked him “Is this fish or chicken? It says tuna fish, but is called Chicken of the Sea…so which is it?” She was serious. He looked amazed at how silly the question was.

tinyfaery's avatar

If people think chocolate milk comes from brown cows, then someone thinking peanut butter has butter in it is entirely possible.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Frankly, my dear…

Patty_Melt's avatar

Since when does butter mean dairy?
Tanning butter
Peanut (neither peas nor nuts) butter
Apple butter

Anyone on a special diet for medical reasons can simply ask their doctor for clarification.

snowberry's avatar

Don’t forget butterflies!

And by the same logic, if you’re on a dairy free diet, you’d better hope nobody tries to butter you up!

snowberry's avatar

Ooh, I just thought of butternut squash! Do you suppose it has butter in it?

Honestly, @flo, they had to call it something!

snowberry's avatar

For context, here is a long list of words that have “butter” in them. https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/words-containing/butter.html

flo's avatar

What would Trump say?

flo's avatar

What would Obama say?

Yellowdog's avatar

Well, I don’t know. But does Butterfly Shrimp have butter or is it a Butterfly Shrimp hybrid?

flo's avatar

What would the best Dem Presidential candidate say?

jca2's avatar

What would the fox say?

flo's avatar

”...Spread “or “Mashed…” etc.,

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