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Kerrygold is the tastiest spead-straight-from-the-fridge butter that I have tried. I used to be dedicated to clover, but I tried Kerrygold when it was on offer and haven't looked back. It tastes like butter as simple as that. When I first used it, it would need to be left out of the fridge for a couple of minutes before you could spread it on anything other than toast, but they changed the formula a couple of months ago and now you can spread it right out of the fridge with no problems. It's not the cheapest product of it's type, and it's rarely on offer, but it is worth paying that little bit extra for. Kerrygold doesn't contain vegatable oil like it's competitors, they just use the softest buttermilk to make it spreadable. Suitable for vegatarians it's really creamy tasting, not greasy at all, and without any of that funny after taste you get with the other butter-like speads on the market. I'd recommend it spread thickly on toast or crumpets. Absolutely delicious!
I love proper butter so was chuffed to bits when my dad brought a tub of Kerrygold the other day because it's 100% Irish butter and is creamier because it doesn't contain any vegetable oil.
It tastes proper nice and is specially good on toast because the butter melts into it dead nice and makes it taste creamy. I don't think it's that greasy either even though it's butter and it has got a more creamy texture than greasy.
It's a pain though because even though it's called softer butter it's rock hard when it's been in the fridge but if you leave it out then it sort of goes liquid and then you end up putting too much on your bread.
It's dead nice on a jacket potato because it makes the inside of the spud go nice and soft and fluffy but I reckon I always put too much on because it makes puddles on the plate and that can't be good for me! I like it on a sandwich but because it goes so hard in the fridge it makes holes in the bread so you have to remember to take it out at least half hour before doing my butty and I don't always remember so am always starved by the time it's gone soft enough to spread.
Thats the only bad thing about this butter because it tastes wicked and goes good with everything. I fried some mushrooms in it yesterday and they were delish and loads more exciting than using plain oil to fry them in and I saw my mum using Kerrygold to fry onions with the other day and you could taste the difference in them because she normally uses garlic flavoured oil and that makes the onions nice but they were even better fried in butter.
It can be used for baking as well and I've not noticed a difference in the taste when we've used this instead of the normal spread we use when we're making cakes and stuff like that.
I have always preferred the taste of butter to the taste of margarine. Opinions vary to which is actually better for you and there are advantages and disadvantages of each. Personally I prefer to have butter but try not to have too much of it. However this can be difficult when you are trying to spread a little bit of butter straight from the fridge onto your bread. Before you know it you have huge chunks of butter and that isn't good for you.
I have tried various softer butters but despite their claims that you won't believe it's not butter I feel I can quite easily tell the difference. Most softer butters have oil added to them to make them easier to spread but Kerrygold Softer Butter is just butter and has no added oil.
So how do they manage to make it softer then? Well it is all in the way the butter is made. Kerrygold use cream which has been produced from cows grazing during the summer period of the lush green fields in Ireland. Because this is the time when the grass is at its best the cream is richer in the naturally soft milk fat. The butter is further softened during the manufacturing process using a crystallization method. The only thing that Kerrygold adds is a little salt to the butter.
The butter comes in a plastic tub with a removable lid and is available in a 250g or 500g tub. The butter is a rich gold colour, it looks like butter and it smells like butter, so does it taste like butter. The answer is quite simply yes. The butter tastes rich and creamy. You can spread it easily straight from the tub onto bread or toast. Because the butter is soft you don't use as much as traditional butter so the tub lasts much longer and it is also healthier for you as you don't eat as much at one time.
The price for a 250g tub is around £1.08 and for a 500g tub it is £2.09. This compares to £0.98 for a 250g packet of ordinary Kerrygold butter. I feel the very small amount extra is worth it as you will use less butter each time so the tub will last longer. It's a butter that I buy again and again and use one of the butters with the oil added only if the shop has run out of Kerrygold butter.
Nutritional Information (per 100g)
Energy - 720 kcal
Fat - 80g
Protein - 0.4g
The butter is free from artificial colours and preservatives.
As I watching television one day I spotted a commercial for Kerrygold Softer Butter proudly proclaiming that it was all natural and contained 100% pure Irish butter. I was intrigued after becoming somewhat disillusioned with other spreadable butters, finding them a bit greasy.
When it was time to do my next grocery shop I made sure that Kerrygold Softer Butter was on my list. Since trying it for the first time I have not looked back.
Fat 80% Min, Salt 1.5%
This butter contains no vegetable oil yet remains softer by natural churning and aeration of the butter. According to Kerrygold other spreadable butters can contain up to 31% of oil. Although some brands may claim they are made with "healthy" oils, the oil will still be heavily processed in order to make a cohesive product, therefore making it unhealthy.
All Kerrygold products are free from artificial colors and preservatives.
Nutrition per 100g:
The taste alone will convince anyone that Kerrygold Softer Butter is superior to others on the market. From the moment you lift the lid on the gold tub and peel back the shiny gold foil you can see the difference in color. While other butters are quite pale yellow, this product is a rich ochre color. Since this butter contains no oil you must take it out of the refrigerator and leave on the counter a few minutes before using. I don't really find this a hassle because if you take the butter out before you toast your bread, by the time the toast is ready so is the butter.
The taste of this butter is heavenly. You can taste the richness of the butter as soon as it hits your mouth and overall the product has a very creamy mouth feel. This is due to Kerrygold utilizing cream from specific periods throughout the year. The cream used in this product is collected during the summer months when the grass is at the height of richness and flavor. Kerrygold has the perfect amount of salt added to the product; the resulting flavor is a slightly salted butter.
The price for this product in my opinion is very good value for money. At Tesco the price for a 250g tub is £1.08 and for a 500g tub it is £2.09. At home, for two people, a 500g tub usually lasts us about a month.
100% pure butter made naturally.