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.
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.
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.
Some professional chefs swear by Echire.
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)
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.