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Jul 28, 2008 09:52 AM

Very cheap butter in Toronto?

Where can I buy very cheap butter in Toronto this week?

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  1. I just purchased Neilsen at Superstore yesterday, $2.99/lb. Regular salted.

    1. Cheapest (unsalted) butter I know of is Lactancia at Costco - $4.39/brick. You can sometimes find deals at Shoppers Drug Mart for $2.99/brick. Butter is never cheap! Good luck!

      1. Unsalted Saputo housebrand butter at the ShoppersDM at Woodbine and O'Connor was $1.99/pound yesterday. They've had it a fair bit recently.

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        1. re: LadyPB

          That is cheap!!

          I prefer unsalted because I think its fresher and I prefer to add my own salt. The salted butter is usually cheaper than the unsalted. I think its a lot older!!

          1. re: Calipoutine

            It wasn't advertised the way it normally is. Just a giant cooler full of unsalted butter - smelled really fresh (I'm a butter sniffer). I wondered if they were getting a new delivery in - perhaps in anticipation of their next sale. They do $2.99/pound butter at least once a quarter.

            1. re: Calipoutine

              That's what they tell us in cooking class. Not to use salted butter because it's poorer quality. I prefer the taste of unsalted anyways.

            2. re: LadyPB

              Wow, I was just there yesterday and I didn't notice. Will have to go back.

              1. re: pescatarian

                It was in the cooler directly across from the milk (where they usually keep whatever ice cream they've got on special). I was there about 5 p.m. and the cooler was about half-full.

              2. Butter here is never cheap enough and I happen to like the butter that comes divided into sticks. I never see it for less than $4.69 :(


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                  1. re: wontonfm

                    same here -- always the sticks of butter, so much more convenient.

                  2. Do you have Food Basics in TO? I just saw the add, Gay Lea butter is 2.99( I think its the salted though).

                    I just went to MI last week and bought sticks of butter for 2.00lb.

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                    1. re: Calipoutine

                      I think some food basics have both