What kind of butter do you buy?

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I had to really look to fins this in my area. It is available in one store, and is on sale for $3.99 for eight ounces. That's still about 8 bucks a pound, compared to Land-O-Lakes at $5.78 per pound. The regular price makes it 10 bucks a pound. It also has to travel across the ocean, which gives it a larger carbon footprint.

If I get to Market Street anything soon, and it is still on sale for $3.99, I'll pick one up to see what it tastes like. My test food is scrambled eggs, and I know Kerrygold doesn't improve them, so I'll give Finlandia the scrambled egg test, and see what happens. The difference would have to be significant, because I already like the L-O-L I'm currently buying.

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I usually buy store brand butter. I had Kerrygold for Christmas, but that got messed up. So I used it on my cranberry orange bread. I love LOL butter buy only buy it when it costs less than store brand.
 

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Forgot to mention this French butter "presidént" with crunchy shards of seasalt. Maldon salt or any other finishing salt on regular butter is also one of a kind
We can get that here, though I’m not sure about the salt in it, as I always buy unsalted.
 

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Forgot to mention this French butter "presidént" with crunchy shards of seasalt. Maldon salt or any other finishing salt on regular butter is also one of a kind

Yeah! There are a few other French butters like that - so delicious! You can simply spread some on some bread and its a gourmet treat.
 

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The top drawer of the freezer looks like this:
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Butter on the left is 'everyday' butter (£10.80/kg), butter on the right is 'cooking' butter (£7.96/kg) ! Both, ALWAYS unsalted. Because you can always add seasoning to personal taste.
IMO, Président is the best commercial butter available.

Lescure is also very good, more expensive, £14.80/kg. Kerrygold is £9.60/kg.
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Some professional chefs swear by Echire.
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Have eaten it a few times and it is delicious. To my uneducated palate, however, it is not worth the extra over Président. About £ 25/kg !!! (available in US @ $11.00/8.8 oz)
 

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Kerry Gold is good. I only buy it occasionally when it's a holiday and have guests coming. It's a bit too soft for me but delicious. I buy the sticks and whipped. So good but I find the sticks to be much more substantial tasting.
 
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