Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the ones we're most often asked.
- How can a product be labeled 0 grams of trans fat when it still contains partially hydrogenated oil?
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil describes a broad range of oils with varying degrees of hydrogenation or hardening. The trans fat levels in these oils can vary from very little to higher amounts. A very small amount of partially hydrogenated oil may be used in a product to provide structure and texture. Products which contain a small amount of trans fat (amounts less than 0.5 g per serving) can be labeled, according to the Food and Drug Administration’s nutrition labeling guidelines, as 0 g trans fat per serving.
- What’s the difference between a margarine and a soft spread?
People often separate soft spreads from regular margarine or stick margarine because the nutritional composition may be different. Soft spreads are usually lower in saturated and trans fat. Soft spreads typically contain less fat per serving than stick margarine –between 50-60% fat—and are made with a blend of vegetable oils like canola, soybean, olive and sunflower. Soft spreads may also contain other nutrients such as vitamin E and vitamin A and may be enriched with vitamin D and calcium.According to FDA standards, regular margarine must contain at least 80% fat, which can be from oils such as corn, safflower, soybean or sunflower. Margarine must also contain at least 10% vitamin A and may include optional ingredients such as vitamin D.
- Can I reuse my Brummel & Brown tubs?
Many consumers like to use the tubs for variety of storage purposes and for this reason we do state on bottom of the container that they are top rack dishwasher safe. However, they are not designed specifically as permanent storage containers and may crack or even discolor more quickly than containers purchased for food storage.
- How long can I keep my Brummel & Brown Spreads?
The Best If Used by date on your Brummel & Brown is the date that assures the product’s optimum quality and freshness. We recommend that you use your product by this date. Remember to always refrigerate your Brummel & Brown products.
- Do Brummel & Brown spreads contain cholesterol?
No. Brummel and Brown spreads contain 0 mg cholesterol
- Are any of your spreads dairy and lactose free?
- Are Brummel & Brown spreads Kosher?
At this time none of the Brummel & Brown spreads are Kosher.
- Why is gelatin used in some of the Brummel & Brown Spreads?
Gelatin is used in the lower fat spreads to provide a pleasing texture and consistency. It is used to both thicken and to stabilize the low fat spreads in order to maintain the desired texture.
- Are your tubs recyclable?
All of our plastic tubs and lids are recyclable.
- Can I bake with my Brummel & Brown spreads?
We do not recommend baking with your Brummel & Brown products due to the low vegetable oil content. Your Brummel & Brown spread is ideal for use as a topping or spread.
- Can you send me some coupons or samples for Brummel & Brown Spreads?
At this time, we are not distributing free samples or coupons for our products. We suggest that you check home, cooking and general interest magazines and your newspaper circulars for cents off coupons and exciting offers. There are also frequent special offers and promotions right here on our web site.
- Where is the best place to buy Brummel & Brown spreads?
Brummel & Brown® spreads are available in supermarkets throughout the U.S. and can be found in the margarine section of the dairy case. Although we would like each of our products to be available in all stores, shelf space and consumer demand sometimes limit the number of items a retailer is willing to carry. If you are having trouble finding a Brummel & Brown® product, please try our item locator, (found at the top right of your screen) which can help you locate a nearby store. If you are still unable to locate your product, please call our Consumer Services toll free number at 1-800-735-3554 from 8AM – 6PM Eastern Time where we may be of further assistance.
- Can I freeze my Brummel & Brown spreads?
We do not recommend freezing your Brummel & Brown products due to the low vegetable oil content.
- Do Brummel & Brown Spreads contain Trans fats?
Brummel and Brown® Spread and Brummel and Brown Simply Strawberry® Creamy Fruit Spread contain 0 grams trans fat per serving.
- Do Brummel & Brown Spreads contain gluten?
No. Brummel and Brown spreads are gluten free.
- What’s the best way to store my Brummel & Brown products?
We recommend always keeping your products in the refrigerator.