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is AOC french unsalted butter superior to french unsalted butter w/o AOC mark??

hae young May 9, 2011 06:04 AM

hey! i recently bought elle et vire french unsalted butter.
but found out there is mark AOC to some french unsalted buttter.
is it considerbale when assesing quality of some french butter?
should i buy one with AOC mark next time?

  1. sunshine842 May 9, 2011 06:41 AM

    The AOC (whether Normandy, Poitou-Charente, or some other appellation) means that the product comes from a tightly-defined geographic area, and is produced according to a tightly-defined set of standards and procedures.

    Whether that is worth extra money or not is entirely up to you and your tastebuds.

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    1. re: sunshine842
      Harters May 9, 2011 07:29 AM

      I agree. AOC appellation (or any other European geographical appelation) does not guarantee higher quality than a non-AOC product. Although, it's usually a good bet of the quality.

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