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May 11, 2014 04:55 AM

Question about strange butter

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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  1. Over pasturized crap. stick with lard

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    1. re: Troll1984

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

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

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        1. re: Leepa

          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.

          1. re: nothingswrong

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

        2. 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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            1. 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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              1. re: wendy.cabot

                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!

                1. re: wendy.cabot

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