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Apr 20, 2009 11:27 AM

Plugra Butter Blues

I'm still mourning the loss of my Plugra butter at Trader Joe's. It was only $3.29/pound which is super-cheap.

Does anyone know where else I can purchase the 1 lb., unsalted bars in the red wax paper at a good price?

I bake a lot and go through TONS of the stuff.

Thanks for your help!

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    1. Cabot is making an 83% butter that is supposed to be the same. Just came out, so don't know everywhere it is yet.

      1. If you send a letter to the corporate office you just may see the product return, quite often suddenly. This has happened to me a few times in the past few years. They dont know you are unhappy if you don't tell them.

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        1. re: SIMIHOUND

          I too was bummed out to see Plugra had disappeared from the store shelves. Here's the reply I got from TJ's on this matter:

          Thanks for contacting us. We have discontinued that product in our stores due to slow sales. Because our stores have such limited space, if an item does not meet a minimum sales volume, we will discontinue it in order to bring in something we think will sell better. I will pass your comments on to our buyers for consideration. From time to time, if there is enough outcry to bring back a discontinued item and we are able to do
          so, we will give it another run.

          To send your own note go here:

        2. I've tried Surfas and Smart & Final and neither one have Plugra. Surfas is trying to get it.

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          1. re: mnosyne

            whole foods and gelson's

            Try Fresh and Easy

            1. re: Brussels Sprout

              Problem is, Whole Foods charges for 8 oz of Plugra more than Smart & Final charged for a pound!

          2. I've seen it at Jon's in Hollywood at a good price.