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Old 06-15-2020, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Only real butter in our house. Land O Lakes, breakstones or hotel bar. I even buy the store brand. I still can't believe they sell Margarine. I see people buying sticks of Imperial brand margarine and I gag. It's almost as expensive as butter so why Not buy the real stuff?
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Old 06-15-2020, 07:08 AM
 
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Glad to see that there are a lot of "butter only" households out there. We came to the same realization that butter tastes better. As for the brand, I use Aldi because I can't tell any difference between it and premium options. I've been meaning to make my own (from fresh, local cream) just to see if I can even tell a difference, but haven't gotten there yet.



Salted only here, for baking I can't tell a difference and I prefer the convenience.
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Old 06-15-2020, 07:21 AM
 
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Land O Lakes salted here. Occasionally Kerrygold if I'm feeling bougie, but I don't notice enough of a difference to justify the higher price (almost double at my store)
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Old 06-15-2020, 07:26 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Butter all day!


Been using Danish Creamery lately. ~$4
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:03 AM
 
Location: In the house we finally own!
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Land 'O Lakes salted for us. Spreads just taste like lard to me, but I will use them for baking if I don't have enough real butter on hand.
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:08 AM
 
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Butter only; I get Kirkland salted from Costco. I have never bought margarine or spreads even though I grew up on them. My mom would get Imperial in sticks for cooking and in little tubs for spreading. In retrospect, that stuff was nasty.

OP, why do you feel the need for a change?
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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We moved over to plain old unsalted butter a couple of years ago. For years we used Smart Balance. But they seemed to have changed it, and freezing it ruined it. I was already baking with butter. I bought a counter top butter keeper and we now use butter as our “spread.”

We store butter in our freezer without problems.
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:59 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Butter only, Publix or Land-o-Lakes. Kerrygold if I'm making butter cookies or shortbread cookies.

I do have to say though, Imperial does have its place. There's a cookie I make that doesn't come out right unless you use Imperial. I use up what's left in Cajun cooking when you need higher heat, but don't want to use all oil.
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Old 06-15-2020, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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I only buy Kerrygold butter, but I only buy butter for the Holiday season. The rest of the year I use Smart Balance or earth balance for my toast.

Imperial is cheap, whoever said it is the same price as butter, doesn't shop where I do The 4 stick boxes are always under a buck, often .79 .89 a box ( 1lb) It is fine for baking.
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Old 06-15-2020, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I use 90% butter. Salted. Grass-fed/organic/cultured if available. If I am at a store with limited options, I'll get Kerrygold or Challenger. Otherwise I try to get something locally made.

I have the Miyokos vegan one waiting for me in the freezer, I'll probably swap what is in my butter tray in the fridge to it to try it out. One week all the butter was sold out, and someone had used it when I went to my bookclub and it was delicious.
https://miyokos.com/collections/vega...s/vegan-butter
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