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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?

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    ultimatepotato RE: lilmomma 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 RE: ultimatepotato 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.

    2. DoobieWah RE: lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 07:35 AM

      Falfurrias Unsalted.

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

      Always fresh and creamy.

      1. gaffk RE: lilmomma 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 RE: gaffk 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.

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          JudiAU RE: lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 02:49 PM

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

          1. mcf RE: lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 02:51 PM

            Organic Valley cultured butter

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              pikawicca RE: mcf Apr 5, 2011 03:39 PM

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

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                MGZ RE: mcf 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 RE: MGZ 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.

              2. steakman55 RE: lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 03:10 PM

                Vermont's Cabot Creamery unsalted

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                  al b. darned RE: steakman55 Apr 5, 2011 03:13 PM

                  My vote, too.

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                    greygarious RE: al b. darned 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. srsone RE: lilmomma 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 RE: srsone Apr 6, 2011 08:21 AM

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

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                    gryphonskeeper RE: lilmomma 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 RE: gryphonskeeper 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 RE: lilmomma 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. arktos RE: lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 03:46 PM

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

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                        magiesmom RE: lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 05:11 PM

                        Kate's, kerrigold, goat butter

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                          Mayor of Melonville RE: magiesmom Apr 5, 2011 05:23 PM

                          Kerrygold, Lurpak, Plugra

                        2. Delucacheesemonger RE: lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 06:15 PM

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

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                            Delucacheesemonger RE: Delucacheesemonger Apr 16, 2011 09:33 AM

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

                          2. rabaja RE: lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 11:07 PM

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

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                              shaebones RE: lilmomma Apr 5, 2011 11:32 PM

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

                              1. woodleyparkhound RE: lilmomma Apr 6, 2011 12:05 AM

                                Kerrygold, Plugra

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                                  susanl143 RE: lilmomma Apr 6, 2011 05:20 AM

                                  Kates

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                                    LeoLioness RE: lilmomma Apr 6, 2011 06:50 AM

                                    Kate's or Organic Valley.

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                                      italia84 RE: lilmomma 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 RE: italia84 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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                                        Cary RE: lilmomma 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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                                          Steve RE: lilmomma Apr 17, 2011 06:22 AM

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

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                                            BobB RE: Steve Apr 18, 2011 12:21 PM

                                            Little Old Lady?

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                                              srsone RE: BobB Apr 18, 2011 12:41 PM

                                              Land O Lakes.......

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                                                BobB RE: srsone Apr 18, 2011 12:56 PM

                                                Ah! ;-)

                                          2. mnosyne RE: lilmomma Apr 18, 2011 06:06 PM

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

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                                              stilldontknow RE: mnosyne Apr 19, 2011 05:56 AM

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

                                            2. wekick RE: lilmomma Apr 19, 2011 07:15 AM

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

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