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Price of butter in Buffalo?

red dragon Aug 7, 2013 05:58 AM

I always stop by Walmart (or Walgreens, Tops) when I go to Buffalo. I bake alot and like the butter in the USA as they cut and package it in sticks. In Toronto, it costs between $5-7!

1. Can anyone tell me how much a block of butter (cut and wrapped in 4 sticks) costs (approx)? I plan to buy a lot to freeze.

2. I'm not sure what the more popular (best) brands are (I'm thinking Land O'Lakes)?

3. Which grocery store is relatively cheaper?

Thanks!

  1. j
    jmoryl Aug 8, 2013 11:51 AM

    Mind, if you care about cattle being treated with antibiotics and/or milk-stimulating hormones (is this stuff the norm in Canada?) you should look for brands that explicity mention that it is not used. Otherwise, you can't know.

    1. w
      WNYamateur Aug 8, 2013 07:21 AM

      Wegmans is listing salted and unsalted butter at $2.29 / # in Western New York.

      1. t
        trakman Aug 7, 2013 01:31 PM

        Not sure if there is a Hannaford in Buffalo, but, if there is, their house label is (big secret) actually Land of Lakes. I once worked for a local Hannaford, and the manager confessed. In my eastern NY locality, Land of Lakes labeled butter usually tops out at about $4.99 a pound of four wrapped sticks, but often is put on sale for less than that. Hannaford's version, same packaging but with a different label, sells somewhere between $2.50 on sale to normally $2.99 or a little over that. I tend to stick exclusively to either Hannaford, or its more expensive clone, Land of Lakes for my cooking. Unsalted, of course.

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        1. re: trakman
          red dragon Aug 7, 2013 02:22 PM

          Hi trakman - thanks for the info. Unfortunately I couldn't find a Hannaford's within 20 miles of Buffalo :(

          *zip code of 14225

          Their butter sounds great and at an amazing price.

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