Price of butter in Buffalo?
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?
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.
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.