Frequently Asked Questions

You can’t believe how many times we are asked these questions.

Here are the answers to the questions we are most often asked.

Our most popular questions

Questions about our ingredients and nutrition

  • No. Our delicious products are not lactose-free. The natural flavors are derived from milk proteins. Please be sure to check the packaging for allergens every time you buy one of our products.
  • Nope.

    All of our delicious products – including buttery spreads, sticks and sprays – are made with no partially hydrogenated oils and contain 0g trans fat per serving.

    Check out the complete nutrition facts on each of our product pages.
  • Our spreads, the ones in the tubs, are gluten-free.

    However our sprays and sticks are not gluten-free.

    For more info, check out our fun legal language below:

    Because our product recipes change, we do not have a printed list that identifies specific products that contain allergens or gluten. Ingredient allergens as defined by FDA (peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, seafood, wheat, eggs, and milk or dairy, as well as any ingredient that may contain gluten) are always listed on the label. If gluten is present, it is clearly listed in plain language on the ingredient label (i.e., wheat flour, rye, barley, oats, and malt). Malt is a barley-based ingredient.
  • Nope.

    Everything we make is made with no partially hydrogenated oils and contain 0g trans fat per serving.

    For complete nutrition facts for all I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® products, feel free to click here.
  • To deliver a smooth and creamy texture, of course! I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® practically melts in your mouth, thanks to a small amount of palm and palm kernel oils blended with other plant-based oils.

    Unilever limits the use of palm and palm kernel oils so that we can offer buttery spreads with relatively low levels of saturated fat and 0g trans fat per serving.

    We source sustainable palm oil, too. Through our Sustainable Agriculture Program, Unilever has been working towards the sustainable cultivation of oil palms for more than 10 years. Unilever was a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2004. And today, all the palm oil sourced in our spreads is from certified sustainable sources.
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® spreads contain 0mg cholesterol per serving. Phew!
  • One teaspoon = 25 sprays, 20 calories and 2 grams of fat

    One tablespoon = 75 sprays, 60 calories and 6 grams of fat

    That’s a lot of sprays!
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® spreads and sticks are made from plant-based oils and are a source of good fats as well as a good or excellent source of omega-3 ALA*.

    Our buttery spreads are one good way for people to include good fats in their diet, similar to the good fats in avocados, almonds and walnuts. Our spreads also have 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter and contain 0g trans fat per serving, no cholesterol and no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVO). Recommendations from leading health authorities including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association suggest replacing butter with buttery spreads that contain no trans fats and are made with no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVO).

    *I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Original spread contains 295mg of omega-3 ALA per serving (18% of the 1.6g daily value).
  • All I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® spreads, sticks and sprays are certified Kosher.
  • Soybean Oil. Sourced right here in the United States.

    A small amount of palm and palm kernel oils are in there as well.

    Olive oil is also an ingredient in our delicious I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Olive Oil spread.
  • Glad you asked.

    The “no artificial preservatives” claim means that we do not use artificial additives (such as EDTA or potassium sorbate) in the making of our delicious spreads products. Ingredients like vinegar help to preserve product shelf life in our simple recipes.
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® strives to create delicious and nutritious recipes that you and your family will enjoy.

    All “Better-For-You” recipes have been analyzed for their nutrient content using Genesis® R&D Food Development and Labeling Software. Our recipes work to promote a balanced and healthy eating pattern as guided by the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Always consult with your physician and/or registered dietitian before changing your diet. They know a lot about this type of stuff!

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