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Kerrygold spreadable butter and reduced fat - thoughts?

fldhkybnva Nov 7, 2012 10:26 AM

I just realized that Kerrygold has two new butter varieties - spreadable and reduced fat. It seems that both are still butter and not filled with random industrial additives. Anyone have thoughts on these two?

  1. paulj Nov 7, 2012 10:53 AM

    I have tub of their reduced fat. It is easier to spread straight out of the fridge than regular butter. Otherwise there's nothing special (or wrong) about it. Ingredients just list cream and salt. My guess is that they either stir some cream back into their regular butter, or just don't separate the butterfat from the buttermilk as thoroughly. It's probably easier to do the former consistently.

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    1. re: paulj
      fldhkybnva Nov 7, 2012 10:59 AM

      I think for the reduced fat they just churn the butter until it's 60% solids. Do you prefer the flavor of the full fat or no real difference? My SO insists it's probably not as good and so is adamant that we don't try it :)

      1. re: fldhkybnva
        paulj Nov 7, 2012 11:07 AM

        I don't use a lot of butter, at least not as a spread. So I'm not picky about its flavor. If someone uses a lot of butter, and especially if they prefer a higher butterfat European style, then they probably won't like this spread. It is also labeled as reduced salt, though of course regular butter can be both salted and unsalted.

        1. re: fldhkybnva
          iL Divo Nov 7, 2012 06:30 PM

          step out on a limb fldh, buy it and see.
          tell the SO that you wanted to check it out for yourself.
          pure real high quality butter is delicious. one of our little ones could honestly just lick the butter dish she loves butter that much. but the ease of spreading and the cost of what I paid for it, it was worth checking out.

          1. re: iL Divo
            fldhkybnva Nov 7, 2012 06:44 PM

            too late already purchased on my way home tonight.

      2. iL Divo Nov 7, 2012 10:31 AM

        I bought them both as both were in a discount store and I'm a sucker for a bargain.
        Like them both very much and husband especially enjoys the ease of spreadability.

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        1. re: iL Divo
          fldhkybnva Nov 7, 2012 10:31 AM

          Do you notice any taste difference with the reduced fat?

          1. re: fldhkybnva
            iL Divo Nov 7, 2012 06:25 PM

            didn' t pay that much attention.
            I don't use butter on my bread, but he does, I don't use butter on my vegetables, but he does, I'm not a regular butter user on foods but he is.
            I use butter for baking and sauteeing etc.
            so far, I'm pleased.
            only had it about a week.

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