“ Flora Buttery is a lower fat alternative to traditional butter. Whilst it is quite easy to decipher the difference between that and actual butter, it tastes good and is a much healthier choice. „
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I am currently on the Weight Watchers diet, however when I recently spotted a tub of this Flora Buttery in our fridge, I could not wait to spread a load of it on a slice of toast (at least the bread was Weight Watchers!!)
This butter comes in a 500g tub with a lid. I like this style of packaging as it means that the product is protected and so doesn't dry out once it has been opened. We find that a tub of this can lasts us a good couple of weeks which I think is good.
Surprisingly even though this is supposed to be butter - it doesn't actually smell like butter. In fact it doesn't actually smell of anything to be honest. The butter is smooth and is fairly easy to spread. I like to have what I call 'juicy toast' which basically means toast soaked in butter (naughty I know, but hey I'm on a diet and so I'm allowed my occasional treats!)
I have done a fair amount of cooking with this butter; such as frying mushrooms etc and I find that I do have to use a lot of it as it does 'disappear' quite quickly. I have also used this butter when baking fairy cakes. To be honest, I find it no different to Flora - it tastes pretty much the same and does just as good as job. So in that respect I was a bit disappointed that this isn't more buttery, as to me its just a bit like normal Flora.
This Flora is said to be healthy as it contains omega 3 and 6 and is made from seed oils. A 10g portion of this will provide you with 63 calories so it's obviously not that great for your waistline.
All in all, I would recommend this Flora Buttery. Look out for offers, as I see this regularly on offer in supermarkets. What's great is that this butter is suitable for freezing and so you can stock up, and have one in the freezer until you need to use it.
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As a mum of two daughters - 5 years old and nearly 2 years old - I am always looking for products which get the healthiest, must nutritious food into them, whilst tasting great. Flora Buttery allows me to get some heart-healthy good fats into my family, without compromising on the taste.
Flora Buttery is an easy to spread alternative to butter. It has 70% less saturated fats (the bad fats) than butter itself. It also contains seed oils which are high in omegas 3 and 6 - difficult minerals to get into your children usually.
We use it in everything - spreading on bread and toast, using a little to baste a chiken with, even baking things like shortbread, that require a buttery taste, but which you don't want to use stick butter - especially if baking for the children.
For us it has the bets buttery taste of the "butter like" spreads. We buy a 500g tub in Tesco which is usually around £2, but can also be found on special offers very often. The children like the buttery taste, and for the eldest the easy to spread nature of it makes it easy for her to help in making her own sandwiches etc.
Nutritional information is as follows:
Typical Values Typical values per 10g -
Energy 26kJ/64kcal -
Protein trace -
Carbohydrate 0.1 g -
-of which Sugars 0.1 g -
Fat 7.0 g -
-of which Saturates 1.5 g -
-monounsaturates 2.0 g -
-polyunsaturates 3.4 g -
-omega 3 fatty acids* 0.6 g -
-omega6 fatty acids 2.8 g -
Fibre 0 g -
Sodium 0.1 g -
Salt (based on sodium) 0.2 g -
Vitamin A (10% RDA) 80 µg -
Vitamin D (15% RDA) 0.75 µg -
Vitamin E (7.5% RDA) 0.9 mg -
Flora buttery tastes just like real butter.
It's definitely my favourite spread as far as the taste goes, but there are other things about it that ensure I buy it again and again.
It's the most easily spreadable butter I've ever used, even straight from the fridge.
It has omega's 3 and 6.
It is more often than not on some sort of offer in the supermarkets.
It's perfect for baking with and cooking with because of its lovely buttery taste and soft texture.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
It is freezable.
And that's to name a few.
Flora buttery comes in a 500ml tub and costs around £1.50 in supermarkets, though more often than not it is on offers such as '2 for £2' and 'B.O.G.O.F' so I'd definitely snap a couple up while they are because even if you don't use a lot of butter/margarine, I mentioned before it is in fact freezable.
It spreads straight from the fridge and you do not need to use much as it has a very strong buttery taste. I'm not usually a fan of toast but I am when I have flora buttery to spread onto it.
It is ideal for baking with also. I do a lot of home baking these days, and because of its 'Rich Buttery Taste' (as they mention on the tub) it makes perfect cakes that taste somehow sweeter but are really nice and light and fluffy.
I sometimes use it for frying chicken with as well, as the chicken really absorbs it and tastes so buttery and delicious - especially good when mixed into pasta!
The nutrition information for this particular product is as follows;
- The first value shown is flora buttery per 100g as is normal.
- Followed by flora buttery per 10g.
- Finally Butter per 10g to show the difference in values between the two.
Energy - 634 calories - 63 calories - 74 calories
Protein - 0.4g - trace - 0.1g
Carbohydrate - 0.6g - 0.1g - 0.1g
Of which sugars - 0.6g - 0.1g - 0.1g
Fat - 70.0g - 7.0g - 8.2g
Of which saturates - 15.6g - 1.6g - 5.4g
Monounsaturates - 19.9g - 2.0g - 2.2g
Polyunsaturates - 34.0g - 3.4g - 0.3g
Omega 3 fatty acids - 6.0g - 0.6g - 0.1g
Omega 6 fatty acids - 28.0g - 2.8g - 0.1g
Fibre - 0g - 0g - 0g
Sodium - 0.7g - 0.1g - 0.1g
Salt (based on sodium) - 1.6g - 0.2g - 0.2g
The only other thing I can really say about this product is that it is a winner. The only bad thing I can find in this product is the fat content, but it's not a low fat spread so it can only be expected.
For some time now I've been choosing margarines that advertise a "buttery" taste and usually go for Utterly Butterly or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter but recently strayed into Flora Buttery. The reason I bought it was purely cost, it was on offer at £1 for 500g which was cheaper than the other two brands I usually plump for so I bought some.
Flora Buttery is rich in Omega 3 and 6 and claims to be good for your heart when eaten regularly. A 10g serving provides 63 calories, 0.1g sugars, 7g fat, 1.6g saturates, 0.2g salt so the fat is really the only high statistic there. When I compared this fat level to Utterly Butterly I realised Flora is higher in fat. I wasn't expecting this because I always kind of think of Flora as being low fat but as this doesn't pretend to be low in fat I can't really complain too much!
Flora Buttery comes in a mainly yellow tub which is designed to make us think of butter, it is suitable for spreading and all types of cooking including frying and baking. It is also suitable for vegetarians and should be stored in the fridge. No surprises there then.
The actual spread is a light yellow colour and when you open the tub you get a buttery kind of scent wafting out wich makes you think this is going to taste really buttery. I find the taste of real butter to be too heavy and cloying for me but low fat spreads are a bit tasteless so this kind of compromise works well. Also my partner hates low fat spreads and prefers real butter but as his cholesterol is slightly high I think it's better for him to avoid the hefty fat levels in real butter so again this works as a decent compromise.
Obviously having tried the other two brands I'm used to the spread tasting nice and buttery so I expected the same from this one. I found the Flora version tasted less like butter than the other two and more like a rich margarine, it also lacks the slightly salty taste of the other two which for me is a bit disappointing because I like that. It isn't on a par with the other brands and doesn't quite hit the taste mark and as it has even more fat than they do really isn't something I plan to buy again. Don't get me wrong however, it is still fairly tasty and better than the low fat spreads I used to buy but I've spoiled my taste buds with the other two brands!
Overall this is a compromise between butter and low fat spread that tastes ok but doesn't quite manage to reach its claim of being "buttery". It isn't usually any cheaper than the other two leading brands and has slightly more fat (about 1g) per 10g serving. It isn't something I'm likely to buy again but I don't actively dislike it so if it was selling very cheaply I might be tempted.
A moderate 3 stars from me for a product that isn't bad but isn't as good as others.
I often find that people have a preference to the spread that they use, and this would be my preference. It is mainly the taste of different spreads rather than their price/health issues that attract me to a spread.
Flora Buttery is a vegetable fat spread with buttermilk which gives it its buttery taste. It is also made with seed oils which contain omega 3&6 which are supposed to be good for your heart. It is also suitable for vegetarians. With the Flora name under its belt you are almost guaranteed quality and so far I can not argue against this.
Flora Buttery is as versatile as other spreads in that it can be used for spreading, freezing and all types of cooking. This makes it a good all-round spread and, at least to me, as it doesn't always cross your mind to check what it can be used for until it comes to using it for a specific recipe.
Along with the seed oils, on the base of the tub it compares its nutiritional value (per 10g) to butter. It has 11 less calories per 10g as well as 3.8g less saturated fat than butter. However it does suffer more in its Vitamin A and D but contains more Vitamin E (10x) and 0.5g more vitamin B6. This information can be found on the bottom of the container.
Flora Butter comes in a 500g plastic tub. This usually costs around £1.50 in Tesco though you can often find it on a 2 for 1 offer (which makes it the cheapest option usually or on par with Tesco sunflower spread). It is one of the cheaper branded options and it does not disappoint in quality. It is easily spreadable and has a nice, smooth buttery taste which you do not need a lot to get this taste. It is also very easily spreadable and the knife picks it up with ease, it is smooth and doesn't require you to soften it in any way.
I use this mainly for sandwhiches or making up packets of pasta. The buttery taste, among the slightly healthier nutritional information, is why I keep coming back to this product.
I would definitely recommend this product for its buttery taste and heart-healthy omega 3&6 oils. I constantly return to this product and it never disappoints.
We often have I can't believe it's not Butter or Utterly Butterly in the the fridge along with proper Butter, but the wife bought this the other week. Although we both like normal Butter, the wife sometimes does some baking, and needs this for the ingredients.
This is just found in the normal place where you get all the spreads in the chiller section of a shop. The only tub i've seen in a 500g one, which is what most of them come in. This normally sells for around £1.50, but she got it when it was on offer for £1.
The tub looks alright. Just like all the others i'm afraid though. It is a rectangular shape and mainly yellow in colour. I think with the colouring and the word buttery then you would expect this to taste nice and Buttery.
The spread is easy to spread and the wife says it is easy to cut a block off this even when it is just out of the fridge. It is quite a bright yellow colour on the top, and when you use the top layer then the spread is a lot lighter yellow. Smells a bit greasy, but also a bit nice Buttery scent.
I wouldn't say this was any better or worse than the other Butter alternatives out there, but I think it did taste a tiny bit more Buttery. Not much and it could have been all in the head with the title of this, but I just think it tasted a bit more dairy like.
Nice enough and i'm sure we'd have the odd tub of this in the fridge. Wouldn't pay over the odds for it though.
Now days there is so much butter to choose from it is hard to pick the right one for you and your family. I don't tend to stick to one particular butter and only buy them when they are on offer so when I came across Flora Buttery for 80p in Tesco's it flew straight in my trolley.
It's quite hard to miss Flora Buttery as its packaging is bright yellow in colour and at the moment it had a 'cooking with schools' logo on the front.
On the top of the tub it contains the main information about the product including its calorie content and the fact that it is made with omega 3&6.
On the left of the product is a cut out voucher, this is for the promotion to get free cooking equipment for school so you can reuse this also.
On the bottom is a more detailed outline of its nutritional breakdown.
If you take of the lid the first thing you will notice is the product is very yellow! A lot of cheaper butters are more of a creamy colour so this looks very appealing.
I generally use the butter for sandwiches; by spreading a thin layer onto a slice of bread you can really get the taste of the butter coming through. Like the product suggests it is very buttery!
The good thing also about the product being buttery is that when adding it to food whist cooking it infused that buttery taste into the food. For example;
Whilst cooking mushrooms in a pan, if you add a knob of butter to the pan its makes the mushrooms taste beautiful and buttery and really gives them an enhanced flavour. Same goes for anything you are cooking to add a bit of flavour.
Of course with the possitives comes the negatives, per 10g of butter it has 8.2g of fat which is a lot for 10g only, so I would advise that you use it sparingly as a little big goes along way. There is no need to put masses of butter on a slice of bread because all you will taste it a lot butter, by just adding a little bit it will enhance your sandwich.
Another good point to add is that it is made with omega 3&6 which is very good for you, so it's all in moderation when using the product.
I will definitely not hesistate to buy this product in the future as I have seen it on offer a couple of times and it is definitely worth the money
Calories - 63g (3%)
Sugars - 0.1g
Fat - 7g (10%)
Saturates - 1.6g (8%)
Salt - 0.2g (3%)
Vegetable oil, water, buttermilk, salt, emulsifiers: mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, lecithin, flavourings, And preservative: potassium sorbate, citric acid, vitamin E, vitamin B6, colour: beta-carotene, Vitamin A, Folic acid, Vitamin D and B12.
I am, I confess, a margerine tart! I will buy whatever is on offer at the supermarket!
Recently I bought Flora Buttery basically because I miss butter!
The product, in my experience lives up to its claims. The taste is amazing whether on toast, in sarnies or on your baked spuds.
Like most foods these days flora buttery also claims to have added health benifits as it is made with seed oils which are apparently rich in heart healthy omega 3 and 6. I am not a nutritionist but I do feel like that I am fairly savy and I would not buy this product on this claim alone. I imagine that it does contain it, but I would argue what quantity you would need to eat to get health altering levels of omega.
However I suppose that it is good that its in there somewhere and we could all use a little boost no matter how fantastic our diets are formulated.
Therefore to sum up, it tastes great, it tastes like butter and its has less saturated fat than butter.
As for claims that it will keep your heart healthy? Its trying I suppose but I'm sure that there are better things that you could do for your heart than eat marg!
I am not loyal to any one type of butter or margarine and tend to buy what ever type is the best buy when I am shopping in my supermarket.
I had tried the 'Flora Buttery' spread not long ago and have just finished the tub. This is the first time I have bought this type of Flora spread.
I bought this type of buttery spread because it was on a special offer in my local supermarket and the tub only cost £1 which is cheaper than what I would usually pay for a butter or spread.
The tub is quite eye catching and I think it stands out from other tubs in the supermarket as it is a bright yellow colour but then again a lot of butters or spreads are in yellow coloured tubs. The tub is good sturdy plastic unlike some cheap brands of butter that seem to be in a flimsy tub.
The spread is a bright yellow colour and does not look like real butter but looks like a margarine type of spread. There is no real smell that comes from the tub when I have taken the lid off.
When I spread the butter I think it is easy to spread onto bread or crackers because it is very soft and does not have a difficult texture to spread that is a problem with real butter. The texture is just like a margarine spread.
The taste is very nice but it doesn't tastes like a real type of butter at all. I thought it tasted like other brands of spread but with a bit of a rich taste. I thought that it was a nice tasting spread and I liked it on warm toast by itself as it did not taste cheap or too false the way that some cheap brands of spread can.
I would buy the Flora buttery again but only if it was on special offer again as I did not think it was all that great but it was nice enough. I just thought it was as nice as any other type of buttery spread I have bought before so I would not go out of my way to buy it again.
I have seen the Flora buttery spread in Sainsbury's and Tesco so I know it can be found easily.
The Flora buttery has 634 calories per 100g.
The buttery spread is ok for vegetarians to eat.
It is a nice enough spread and I would suggest giving it a try because it has less fat and calories than other types of butter or margarine but I would not go out of my way to buy it instead of other types of butter or spread.
We buy Flora Buttery mainly when it's on special offer because it's quite expensive and we like the cheaper brands too. It's Flora margarine but with a creamier taste and texture, it doesn't taste like butter I don't think but is nicer than the normal Flora that comes in a green tub.
It spreads good straight from the fridge, all Flora's do that but this one comes out of the tub a lot creamier and has a lovely yellow colour.
It doesn't taste much different to the normal Flora apart from the creamy flavour, it's got a bit of a salty taste and that makes it taste more like proper butter. I love Flora Buttery on toast because that way it does taste yummy, it melts into the hot toast and makes it go lovely and soggy. Not like a lot of margarines that just makes your toast taste and feel greasy.
Flora Buttery can be used for cooking in exactly the same way as normal Flora, I made some jam tarts using it last night and the pastry deffo came out lighter and had a more buttery flavour.
A 500g tub costs about £1.69 and that's quite expensive compared to the normal Flora and other brands that have got an equally yummy taste. It's sometimes on buy one get one free and it's worth stocking up then because Flora Buttery freezes good, my mum puts the whole unopened tub into a freezer bag and just makes sure it's completely defrosted before she uses it. It takes for ages to defrost so you're better off to take it out of the freezer and let it defrost overnight.
Freezing doesn't change it's texture or taste and because of the shape of the tubs they won't take a lot of room up in the freezer either because you can stack them one on top of the other.
I do think Flora Buttery is a lot nicer than normal Flora and even though it doesn't really taste of butter I think it's a yummy change and the creaminess of it is proper delish.
I am a butter-holic, I cook with it and spread it in huge quantities and I've NEVER found anything that comes even remotely close to the comfort that hot buttered toast can bring. I'm not that worried about my health and so alternative spreads have never had any appeal for that reason. Butter is not, however, always convenient. In the winter, in particular, it can be particularly hard to spread on fresh bread (I've never been a proponent of keeping butter in the fridge) as it's often too solid. This was the reason that I saw fit to respond to a supermarket promotion on Flora Buttery.
I've tried spreads before and without exception have found them all infinitely inferior to the real thing. They have a taste that is artificial and, to my mind, rather pointless. They possess none of the creaminess and richness of churned butter. I'm that much of an aficionado that even the "spreadable" butters fail my taste test. Why I thought Flora Buttery would be any different I have no idea.
Flora Buttery is packaged in a tub like many of the margarine/spread products on the market. Peeling back the foil lid under the real lid reveals a very yellow spread. There's no buttery smell which is rather disappointing.
The consistency of the spread is rather like soft butter. It does, indeed, spread very easily on fresh bread. The taste, however, is far from good. It tastes metallic and artificial and not in the least like butter. I've been told in the past that one should always use less spread than one would butter but, even so, I found the taste pervasive and an intrusion on all manner of flavours. There is simply no delicacy about this product. Jams were made to taste bitter, Nutella metallic and as for what it did to a ham salad sandwich... well, let's say I won't repeat the experience. It seems that this stuff is set to taint every flavour with its strange, metallic tint.
Not one to waste things I decided to see whether I could cook with the spread. As a cooking fat the spread was awful, again tainting the food and leaving none of the buttery richness. In baking the results were similarly poor, lacking in buttery richness and feeling rather "thin" in taste. In the bin went the tub of yellow goo.
For now I'll be sticking with my fat laden, taste driven original butter (preferably from the Channel Islands). If I were in need of changing my habits for dietary reasons then I'd still look elsewhere (probably to the olive oil spreads which, much to my surprise carry less taste).
At least I know what went into what I'm eating!
I bought Flora Buttery from Tesco only because it was on offer to buy one and get another free. I just see the name of Flora and picked it up.
When I gone through the details then came to know ,oh, it is spread but not butter. The taste is good and very much like butter.
Easy to spread: The spread is easy to apply on the bread. It is not solid and looks like made from oil. It melts in a mouth so does have nice taste and feels good after as well.
colour: The yellowish colour spread looks solid in a box but very easy to spread on toasted butter.
ingredients: It contains 1.6 grams of saturates. Omega 3 and 6 added. Apart from that Vitamins- E - B 6 - A - D- B 12 , Folic Acid, Mono and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acid. small amount of salt, Colour: Beta Carotene, Buttermilk , Emulsifiers, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid , Lecithin, Flavourings.
oils : Vegetable Oils , Sunflower Oil .
weight: 500grm which is half a kilo but because of the offer paying for 500gms and getting full kilo i.e. 1000gm. Not a bad deal for the price of £1.68
facts: I only bought the buttery just because it is a Flora and no other reason. It claims to added omega 3 and 6 and good for healthy heart.
The buttery taste like nice spread which is similar to butter as well. It is tasty and have feel of Flora in side.
I really do love butter, there is nothing I enjoy more than a couple of slices of toast smoothered in butter. However seen as I am on a constant quest to watch my weight 'real' butter is something I only have as a treat. Flora Buttery is definetely the next best thing.
I like Flora as a brand anyway and would buy normal Flora all the time before their Flora Buttery came out, but as soon as I tried Flora Buttery I could not believe how nice it was, it really is a great alternative to butter.
Flora Buttery comes in a bright yellow tub containing 500g. It costs £1.50 but is currently on buy one get one free at Tesco. You can get margarine cheaper than this but I think it is worth paying the extra for the taste and the quality of it.
You can tell by the taste that it isn't butter, but it is the nearest thing, it has a creamy, buttery taste and is loverly and soft in its consistency. It very easy to spread, which is a must when buying margarine. Most other margarines can be hard and difficult to spread. Even when it comes straight out of the fridge it is very spreadable.
When you open the packet there is a foil lid to peel back, which is there to keep the margarine fresh. On this foil it says ' Flora buttery taste is good news for you and your heart, not only has it got a great taste but it helps keep your heart healthy too.' So it has the great taste of butter but without being bad for you.
It is made with seed oils rich in heart healthy Omega 3 & 6. It is good to have a healthy spread as it is something we always use on bread, sandwiches and toast.
Each 10g serving contains 63calories and 7g of fat.
I really love this product, I have on occassions bought alternatives if there are really good offers on in the supermarket but nothing even compares to this. It is so tasty and really spreadable, the perfect alternative to butter.
Flora Buttery is a great tasting margarine that goes well when spread on nice crisp toast. Its extra buttery taste is amazing and it saves the excuse of placing a slice of ham on top. When I eat toast spread with Flora Buttery, I like to savour the taste of the margarine as it soaks through the crisp layer of bread.
Flora have been making spreads for over 40 years. They started with an original spread before releasing many different types including Flora buttery. This particular spread tastes a little more filling. And more sunflower oil is used to produce this great taste and spread. It is not only good for using with toast, it still goes well with ordinary sandwiches. I also use bits of it when cooking food such as steak instead of sunflower oil. I just love the fine taste.
A half a kilogram tub roughly costs around £1.50 which is sometimes more expensive than other brands, but others do not give the same great taste. It is well worth the extra 20-40 pennies to buy Flora Buttery. A great spread.
Flora have always been a brand to make the effort to branch out in their ranges of margarine in a way that could rarely have been imagined at the companies inception in 1963. Whilst it can be quite irritating to try and choose between Omega 3 and 6 and Pro Activ, with Flora's yellow Buttery brand it at least seems clear what you are getting in the tub.
Margarine has always been considered Butter's "new money" friend. But as the world's consciensious attitude towards its health and diet increases, Butter has become the Prodigal Son of spreads.
And so it feels as though attempts at comparative substitutes for Butter, like this tub, have become increasingly inevitable, and our expectations of how genuine and authentic it can taste have correspondingly increased.
Flora Buttery succeeds in being more richly tasting that previous margarine incarnations, and in being instantly spreadable on the most rakish slices of white bread its true forte is still maintained.
It is certainly more healthy in a lof of respects than Butter, but it is here that we must ask whether we are missing the point?! Butter is indulgently delicious because of how creamy and rich and decadent it is. It has no competitors when required for baking, and when you are dropping it into a mixing bowl at a 1:1 ratio as caster sugar the fear about how much polyunsatures it has in it seem to be lost on you.
If you are after a fantastic version of margarine then this is a tasty, fairly healthy choice. If you want Butter, you know where it's stocked.