Butters at Metro, Organic Meadows at $9.19/lb? Is it better?
Does this item have CH value? I mean I'm all for quality ingredients, but will I notice a difference using butter that's almost twice as expensive?
I opted for the Gay Lea, on "sale" for $4.99. Any difference between it and Lactantia brand while we're here?
I remember once I bought the cheapest eggs and then the most expensive eggs, to see if I could tell a difference... Nothin. Couldn't tell. I'm sure real farm fresh eggs would be a whole other story though.
Actually any dairy product in Canada is overpriced thanks to the food cartels that keep prices artificially high in this country. Read these:
On principle I never buy butter in Canada. I usually stock up at Sam's Club in the U.S. when I'm south of the border on business.
For that same $4.99 you could probably get imported butter from Ireland (sold at Wegmans)! :-)
Dairy pricing is not consumer friendly. As my finances become more critical (and I don't think I'm alone here) my milk consumption has plummeted and I constantly search for the cheapest butter prices. I review all the online flyers each week looking for butter bargains. For everyday low butter price, I end up with the unsalted Highland Farms house brand. Much as I'd love the really tasty imported stuff, I can't justify 250g amount (in a little wooden basket) for $15.
If you want some awesome butter, head down to Kensington market, go to Global Cheese, and get some of their fresh churned butter, either salted or unsalted....soooo good.