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Question about strange butter

Leepa May 11, 2014 04:55 AM

In the past 60 years, I've used a lot of butter but I've never seen any that has the strange properties in a pound of Cabot butter that I've been using lately. The first odd thing was it was "sticky". When soft, it would stick to a knife in clumps. Then yesterday, using a stick fresh out of the refrigerator, when unwrapping the paper I noticed that it stuck to the paper and came apart in thin layers. What's up with that? I can't imagine what would cause this.

By the way, it's never been frozen.

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    Troll1984 RE: Leepa May 11, 2014 08:57 AM

    Over pasturized crap. stick with lard

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      magiesmom RE: Troll1984 May 11, 2014 09:49 AM

      Cabot butter is usually quite good for a commercial butter.
      I would bring it back to store.

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      Leepa RE: Leepa May 11, 2014 10:32 AM

      this is what I'm talking about. this is the last of it, so no taking back, unfortunately.

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        kpaxonite RE: Leepa May 11, 2014 10:53 AM

        call the company

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          nothingswrong RE: Leepa May 11, 2014 01:09 PM

          Looks like it wasn't kept cold, maybe softened completely in the package and then when re-chilled caused all those flaky layers.

          If it hasn't made you ill, then there's probably nothing else wrong with it.

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            Leepa RE: nothingswrong May 11, 2014 03:38 PM

            Yep. No illness - which is why I continued to use it. Just wondered about the odd layers.

        2. Karl S RE: Leepa May 11, 2014 12:58 PM

          That looks like it melted and the got put in a freezer. You may not have frozen it, but it may have been poorly stored before it got to you.

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            wendy.cabot RE: Leepa May 12, 2014 10:40 AM

            The butter sticking to the wrapper that you experienced is an aberration. We have received a few reports of this same issue. This was a churning problem that we feel has now been resolved. We thank you for bringing this to our attention and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.. ~Wendy / Cabot Creamery Cooperative

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              Leepa RE: wendy.cabot May 12, 2014 06:05 PM

              Thanks for the answer, Wendy. No problem. As I mentioned earlier, It was just weird. It took me about half the pound to notice that there was a problem. Glad you've got it resolved!

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                EM23 RE: Leepa May 12, 2014 06:28 PM

                Now that is customer service!

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                  coll RE: EM23 May 12, 2014 06:32 PM

                  I agree, I am impressed!!

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                    Leepa RE: coll May 12, 2014 06:50 PM

                    Me, too!

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                Kris in Beijing RE: wendy.cabot May 12, 2014 07:35 PM

                Cabot was already a favourite for my ButterBell, but now it gets a creamy, butter coloured gold star in my book!!

              3. mamachef RE: Leepa May 13, 2014 09:12 AM

                Not by you, but my call is: that stuff was frozen and thawed before it made it's way into your shopping cart.

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                  coll RE: mamachef May 13, 2014 12:22 PM

                  I've frozen butter plenty of times but it never got flaky.

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                    ttoommyy RE: mamachef May 13, 2014 12:34 PM

                    You don't believe the CSR from Cabot, mama? ;)

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