Started by: priscus (inactive)

Usually buy Lurpak (Slightly salted).

Yesterday, also bought some Kerrygold. This too, I think a very tasty butter.

I rarely buy Normandie butter. OK, but hardly worth the price premium which it so often holds.

I have nowt in principle against English butters, but usually find that if they are salted, it is so heavy salting that they taste of salt, not of butter. (I think some of the unsalted ones taste as if they have been blended with Castrol GTX!!)

Started: 19th Sep 2016 at 20:17

Posted by: nanajacqui (3863) 

priscus..try Norpak from Aldi it's really nice & cheaper than Lurpak

Replied: 20th Sep 2016 at 14:54

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Yes, have tried that one. I think it is good, but still prefer Lurpak for flavour.

Had very nice butter in Holland, but not seen it on sale in UK.

Replied: 20th Sep 2016 at 15:13

Posted by: momac (11790) 

Only Lurpak for me.

Replied: 20th Sep 2016 at 19:26

Posted by: berylh (2096)

Remember the days of 'best butter' cut on demand with the stamp put on top before wrapping?

Replied: 20th Sep 2016 at 21:22

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Yes, when I was a kid, and served in shop that my parents then had, had to put a square of greasproof on the scale, cut the butter from the block as it came from the churn, and then had to pat it into shape with these, then neatly wrap the greasproof with end-folding that a bookbinder would have been proud of.

And it was then still rationed!

Replied: 20th Sep 2016 at 21:33
Last edited by priscus: 20th Sep 2016 at 21:36:29

Posted by: berylh (2096)

And didn't it taste good?

Replied: 20th Sep 2016 at 21:55

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Didn't THEY decide that butter is bad for you.Or has there been a change of mind

Replied: 20th Sep 2016 at 22:19

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618) 

i-spy they have changed their minds again.

Replied: 21st Sep 2016 at 06:39

Posted by: Anne (4028) 

It's getting too much of this it's bad for you it isn't bad. Some years ago it was no more than four eggs per week then changed to have as many as you like. As GJ says it's now, butter is good.
As for myself when it comes to butter on toast....yummy.

Replied: 21st Sep 2016 at 07:45

Posted by: britboy (6794)

Used to go to the Meddow Dairy in Pemberton with mam for our rationed block of butter.
Facinating for a young child watching the servers behind the counter cut and pat a lb of butter into shape off a BIG block.

Replied: 21st Sep 2016 at 12:28
Last edited by britboy: 21st Sep 2016 at 12:31:00

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

It's a 'standard' fat, so keeping an eye on your overall consumption of SATURATED fat probably a good idea, since in UK we tend to consume many times the recommended amount of the stuff.

That said, it was the margarine manufacturers who then fanned the flames of giving butter a bad name.

Promoting their wares as high in polyunsaturates, but SHOCK HORROR we discover they laced their products with TRANS-FATS! So people en masse switched back to butter.

Replied: 21st Sep 2016 at 12:37

Posted by: britboy (6794)

I spend a bit more on butter, this is by far the tastiest of butter I have found in the USA... LINK

When us kids used to visit my grandmother in Scotland, she used to buy "best butter" for the visitors which was unsalted, I always thought salted butter tasted better.

Replied: 21st Sep 2016 at 13:33

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4162) 

NOW that we are out of the E.U. we can now start importing butter from Australia and New Zealand that is just two for
starter's , then after there will be lot's of material's we will be able to purchase with interference from those snotty sod's in Brussel's .

Replied: 21st Sep 2016 at 18:35

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Why would we want to import butter from tuther side of the globe? We already have more milk in England than consumers want to drink.

Replied: 21st Sep 2016 at 18:42

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

It is only four years since 'Anchor' brand ceased importing its butter from New Zealand.

In spite of an orchestrated campaign to oppose the change, consumption of Anchor rose 22% when they switched their production to Wiltshire.

Replied: 21st Sep 2016 at 20:36


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