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Mar 16, 2009 09:03 AM

Finding a butter lamb in the Denver area?

Hey everyone,

I'm newish to the Denver/Boulder area and have a problem on my horizon.

I'm going to a friend's family's Easter brunch and want to bring a traditional Polish dessert and a butter lamb, which I used to be able to find no problem in Chicago (lots of Polish immigrants/residents), but every grocery store around here has NO idea what I'm talking about.

Does anyone know of ANY stores in the area that sell them?

And in case you don't know...

Thanks everyone!

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  1. A couple ideas

    East Europe Market
    4015 E Arkansas Ave
    -I think it is more southern part of eastern europe, northern baltics though.

    European Mart
    5225 Leetsdale Dr.
    -Russian market, but maybe

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    1. re: nateco

      Sorry, left out that those are both Denver addresses. And no, I have not actualy seen a butter lamb a those places...or anywhere, but worth a call at least. I am sure google will give you phone numbers.

      1. re: nateco

        Haven't seen it at East Europe Market, but I haven't been there in a couple of weeks; besides, they may know where you could get it.

        1. re: nateco

          Bah, struck out at both places. Safeway, King Soopers, Whole Foods, Marczyk, and Sunflower were a bust too.

          My last ditch effort is to call Cracovia Restaurant and Eastern Euro Deli and a few other places. I'll let everyone know if I find one! Thanks again for the tips!

          1. re: reubensandperrier

            I'm dying to check out Cracovia. Been there yet?

            1. re: tatamagouche

              I'm still new to the area and haven't been yet but I can't wait to go - I've heard nothing but good things so far!

        2. re: nateco

          thanks for the tips - I'll give them a call!

        3. Want to try to make one? Instructions at and especially, which also includes diagrams.

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          1. re: ClaireWalter

            Thanks Claire, my lazy self prefers to buy one but I'll probably have to resort to buying a mold and making them.

            1. re: reubensandperrier

              How about


              You really can find everything on the internet. Although, I can't tell if they actually sell the already completed butter lamb that you seek. Maybe just the mold. But how hard could it be to put butter in a mold? I would like to try with cream cheese.

          2. Success!!

            Taste European Deli emailed me and said they will be getting butter lambs, sugar lambs and pierogis for Easter in this Saturday! I've never been so I'm excited to see the place.

            Thanks for all the help everyone!

            Taste European Deli
            4389 S Federal Blvd, Englewood, CO 80110

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            1. re: reubensandperrier

              Now you have helped everyone too w/ a source!

            2. You found them so easily in Chicago because that is where the whipped butter "sculpture" was first produced by Danish Maid Butter Company decades ago! If you have no luck finding the butter lamb--email me!! I stumbled upon this thread after typing "Easter Butter Lamb" into an internet search out of curiosity. Glad I found it and I hope you find your butter lambs!

              1. I remembered reading this post when I saw butter lambs at Jewel last night and asked the clerk if they shipped nationally. So if your plans fall through you can always call Alberston's (Jewel's SW sister company) and have them special ordered from another branch.