Hadley Malcolm, USA TODAY
Americans are ditching margarine and taking up with the real deal: butter.
Butter consumption has reached a 40-year high, according to information released by the American Butter Institute last week.
Americans increased their butter consumption by 25% from 2002 to 2012, when per capita consumption reached 5.6 pounds a year.
ABI says our increasing love for butter is in part because we're shunning the trans fats found in many margarine products.
The FDA is in the process of banning trans fats altogether.