Did You Know…?
By Wendy Allen | Photo By Jim Klousia 0
Yellow-colored margarine was once illegal in Wisconsin.
The 1895 law banning the manufacture and sale of yellow-tinted margarine was intended to protect the dairy state’s butter-making industry. Non-colored margarine was allowed but sold poorly thanks to its unappetizing resemblance to lard. Though legislation ending the ban was signed in 1967, even today it remains illegal to serve margarine (of any color) in a Wisconsin restaurant or public institution, though the now-obscure law is rarely enforced.