Stephen Colbert Shows Us That Americans Eat Too Much Butter (VIDEO)

Stephen Colbert on the Norway butter shortageIn the good ol' United States, butter is everywhere in every form. Spray butter, stick butter, churned butter, whipped butter, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter ... you name it. It's so abundant here that it's hard to imagine that there can actually be a shortage of the stuff somewhere else. However, Norway is indeed in a huge butter crisis RIGHT. NOW.

Seems that the Norwegian people are caught up in a high-fat, low-carb diet craze, so much so that butter is completely disappearing from the shelves of local stores and has become quite the hot commodity. Am I the only one who thinks this is epically hilarious?

Stephen Colbert touched on the buttery disaster on his show yesterday, and spoke about his adoration for butter on, well, everything. His fave kind? Butter on the cob. He even proved it by taking a stick of butter, right then and there, and eating it raw.

Can you say GAG? If this isn't a major testament that Americans are using WAY too much butter, I don't know what is.


EW! Thinking of a solid bite of butter in my mouth actually makes me want to vomit. The fact that Colbert buttered the butter!? I'm speechless.

If you ask me, a lot of people ruin amazing food by slathering on butter. Just think of all of the crazy things people use butter on. Why douse your corn with it when, alone, corn is so completely healthy and delicious? What's the point of putting it onto pancakes if you're going to top them with syrup anyway? And oh goodness, lobster! Forgettaboutit. The crustacean alone is low in calories and saturated fat, and then diners everywhere ruin the whole experience by giving their main course a butter bath fit for a king.

It seems to me that our love for butter here in the U.S. results from us being a tad misguided. We were brought up in a place where about one-third of U.S. adults are obese, watching our parents, friends, and total strangers put the churned dairy product on almost everything. Now, using the stuff has essentially become habitual.

Today I encourage you -- break the mold! I bet if you try some of your fave dishes without the butter, you'll realize they're just as good if not better. Go on, I dare you.

Are you a fan of butter? What do you use it on?


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Stephen Colbert Shows Us That Americans Eat Too Much Butter (VIDEO)

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