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lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 07:10 AM

I usually get what's on sale. But now I tried Kerrygold Irish butter and I am not looking back. I am going to start trying them all! LOL! Which ones do you like?

  1. wekick Apr 19, 2011 07:15 AM

    Kerrygold because it is grass fed and we just had to start on a grain free diet.

    1. mnosyne Apr 18, 2011 06:06 PM

      Plugra for baking; Strauss for eating; Devonshire unsalted rounds when I find it.

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        stilldontknow Apr 19, 2011 05:56 AM

        Grahams organic Scottish butter. Rich, creamy and fabulous for making shortbread, tablet many other heart stopping confections.

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        Steve Apr 17, 2011 06:22 AM

        LOL (this is the only time I will type that in my computer).

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          BobB Apr 18, 2011 12:21 PM

          Little Old Lady?

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            srsone Apr 18, 2011 12:41 PM

            Land O Lakes.......

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              BobB Apr 18, 2011 12:56 PM

              Ah! ;-)

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          Cary Apr 16, 2011 11:21 PM

          I'm not too picky with butter, but to support local'ish farmers and good animal welfare dairy farming, I tend to pick Strauss or Organic Valley (of course Organic Valley sources differ from region to region)

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            italia84 Apr 6, 2011 07:47 AM

            I usually have two kinds of butter in the house--Kerrygold for most stuff, but if I'm baking something that uses a large quantity of butter, I've been known to buy Land o'lakes or similar.

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              BobB Apr 8, 2011 07:23 AM

              Kerrygold salted for me and for cooking, Kate's unsalted for my wife and for baking.

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              LeoLioness Apr 6, 2011 06:50 AM

              Kate's or Organic Valley.

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                susanl143 Apr 6, 2011 05:20 AM

                Kates

                1. woodleyparkhound Apr 6, 2011 12:05 AM

                  Kerrygold, Plugra

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                    shaebones Apr 5, 2011 11:32 PM

                    For baking Cabots unsalted. For eating Kate's in a tub

                    1. rabaja Apr 5, 2011 11:07 PM

                      Strauss or Plugra. I go through a lot of butter, mostly Strauss unsalted.

                      1. Delucacheesemonger Apr 5, 2011 06:15 PM

                        For American-Plugra sweet
                        For French-Bordier sweet or with algue

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                          Delucacheesemonger Apr 16, 2011 09:33 AM

                          Echire French butter from Brittany is available in US and very good

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                          magiesmom Apr 5, 2011 05:11 PM

                          Kate's, kerrigold, goat butter

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                            Mayor of Melonville Apr 5, 2011 05:23 PM

                            Kerrygold, Lurpak, Plugra

                          2. arktos Apr 5, 2011 03:46 PM

                            CHALLENGE butter, and it available, their 'European Style' butter which is even creamier.

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                              gryphonskeeper Apr 5, 2011 03:46 PM

                              For baking? generic... seriously. But for spreading on my homemade banana/pecan bread I make butter from heavy cream with my ninja. Works great!

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                                lilmomma Apr 6, 2011 07:41 AM

                                gryphonskeeper

                                What is a ninja and how do you use it to make butter from scratch! Cool!

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                                  gryphonskeeper Apr 8, 2011 06:22 AM

                                  Pour in the cream and use the "whipping" paddle, leave it running for a little while, it will go from cream to whipped cream finally to butter.

                              2. srsone Apr 5, 2011 03:25 PM

                                does country crock count as butter?
                                we use that sometimes..mostly for everyday toast or english muffins..
                                or bagels

                                but i have used kerrygold for cooking before..
                                and usually i use breakstones non salted butter...for most cooking

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                                  pine time Apr 6, 2011 08:21 AM

                                  +1 for Breakstone's non-salted for baking. Love Kerrygold, too.

                                2. steakman55 Apr 5, 2011 03:10 PM

                                  Vermont's Cabot Creamery unsalted

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                                    al b. darned Apr 5, 2011 03:13 PM

                                    My vote, too.

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                                      greygarious Apr 5, 2011 03:44 PM

                                      Me three, where baking is concerned. For health concerns, I switched to Smart Balance for spreading. I wish it were unsalted but suspect that if it were, it would have little taste. As Frankenspreads go, it's pretty good.

                                  2. mcf Apr 5, 2011 02:51 PM

                                    Organic Valley cultured butter

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                                      pikawicca Apr 5, 2011 03:39 PM

                                      Me, too. Always nice and fresh, and no added hormones.

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                                        MGZ Apr 6, 2011 05:17 AM

                                        I really like that as well. I wish I could find it unsalted though.

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                                          mcf Apr 8, 2011 09:31 AM

                                          The cultured butter in the gold wrapper is unsalted. Unfortunately, the green wrapper/pastured butter is always salted in my stores.

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                                        JudiAU Apr 5, 2011 02:49 PM

                                        Jersey butter from the farmer's market
                                        Organic Pastures (raw)
                                        Organic Valley (grass fed)

                                        1. gaffk Apr 5, 2011 02:46 PM

                                          Keller's all my life. However, I recently discovered Cabot's so when I see that brand I go there now (not widely available in my area). Although we get Kerrygold cheese in my area, I've never seen their butter.

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                                            lilgi Apr 16, 2011 11:01 PM

                                            Kellers here as well, but I haven't tried Cabot's yet. I'll give that one a shot if it costs the same.

                                          2. DoobieWah Apr 5, 2011 07:35 AM

                                            Falfurrias Unsalted.

                                            A local brand to Texas. Part of Keller Dairies, (Borden, Plugra, etc.).

                                            Always fresh and creamy.

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                                              ultimatepotato Apr 5, 2011 07:19 AM

                                              Kerrygold (Irish), Lurpak (Danish) or Anchor (NZ) - all sell in London at around the same price point, with Lurpak probably being the most expensive by around 20p.

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                                                mexivilla Apr 17, 2011 06:30 AM

                                                In Mexico local butter is too different than what a Canadian is used to. So it's Anchor or Lurpak. But Lurpack is typically 30-40% more expensive.

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