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Very cheap butter in Toronto?

Rama2008 Jul 28, 2008 09:52 AM

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

  1. Calipoutine Oct 4, 2008 05:29 AM

    Shoppers drug mart. Today( saturday) only. 1.99lb( salted and unsalted)

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    1. re: Calipoutine
      jayt90 Oct 4, 2008 04:01 PM

      Thanx, who would have guessed. I picked up 2 but noticed they charged for 3, at $6.97. Went back in and they threw in in 2 more!

      1. re: jayt90
        Calipoutine Oct 5, 2008 03:29 PM

        Great, glad you got it. I've never seen it cheaper. I bought 2, then 2 more since you could only get 2 at a time. I always get unsalted because I prefer to add my own salt. Also, salt is a preservative so IMO, the salted butter has probably been hanging around longer.

    2. Calipoutine Sep 24, 2008 11:30 AM

      Loblaws this week. 2.88lb gay lea salted and unsalted.

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        mzoe Aug 1, 2008 05:26 PM

        Cheese Magic in Kensington Market has AMAZING unsalted fresh butter. It's also ridiculously cheap. Much cheaper than the grocery store. Not sure on the exact price though.

        1. Calipoutine Aug 1, 2008 10:35 AM

          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
            smr714 Aug 1, 2008 08:45 PM

            I think some food basics have both

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            wontonfm Jul 29, 2008 08:51 PM

            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
              duckdown Jul 29, 2008 10:52 PM

              same here :(

              1. re: wontonfm
                JamieK Jul 30, 2008 04:19 PM

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

              2. LadyPB Jul 28, 2008 12:21 PM

                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
                  Calipoutine Jul 28, 2008 01:32 PM

                  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
                    LadyPB Jul 28, 2008 01:47 PM

                    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
                      pescatarian Jul 28, 2008 02:06 PM

                      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
                      pescatarian Jul 28, 2008 01:49 PM

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

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                        LadyPB Jul 28, 2008 01:57 PM

                        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.

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                          pescatarian Jul 28, 2008 02:06 PM

                          Thanks. I'll check it out.

                      2. re: LadyPB
                        Rama2008 Jul 28, 2008 07:29 PM


                      3. bonnebouche Jul 28, 2008 12:20 PM

                        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!

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                          foodie_guru Jul 28, 2008 11:40 AM

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

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