“ Type: Spread „
I started buying this butter a few years back when I was horrified what products like Flora are made out of and claim to be butter. If I want a nice bacon sandwich I don't want to be spreading margarine on my bread, you know what I mean? I'm a girl who loves food and I really go for the flavour in things. I even spice up tinned soup. Come to think of it, I add this product to tinned soup to give it that extra creamy flavour.
This product on a whole had upside's and downside's. Though the flavour is amazing the price and consistency is not. Lurpak is a carton of butter that costs your life savings in money. Yes, this is exaggeration, but it is the only way I can tell you of how over priced it is. If you buy this from places like freezer shops you can get it about a week before it goes out of date for £1.00. However, this is no good for me because a little of this product goes a long way and it would take me a lot longer than a week to get through a large pack when it is only me that uses it.
So, I buy mine from the supermarket Sainsbury's at a hefty £3.40. This is quite an expense, but it is more than 1 week in date. I usually get about a month's date on mine. The first time I bought this product it was the original and you had to leave it out for 30 minutes before using it. Then they brought out this spreadable version and I was more than happy to oblige. The product on a whole is still un-spreadable! You have to wait a dear amount of time before you are able to glaze your knife over it to get any of the product. If you don't wait for it to warm up you end up hacking at the butter and ruining your bread creating loads of holes.
The taste is quite luxurious and it melts great on crumpets or toast. A lot quicker than other products. Though you have to leave it out for a little while beforehand, it is worth it. The butter is light yellow in colour. So light it could pass for a creamy white. This is very confident for me when I put it on my toast because I prefer seeing white on my toast and not orange or yellow.
I buy lightly salted because I might as well go for that extra bit of healthiness. I also find that if I buy the salted butter I end up drinking loads of water afterwards. Which, is a no go when I eat a lot of food anyway. I am extremely underweight so I don't have to really watch what I eat. I try to put on the pounds but nothing works. However, my mother doesn't touch this product because she is trying to lose weight and this product helped her gain weight in the first place.
With that being said I would recommend this for a tasty treat, but I would not recommend it if you are health conscious or trying your best to lose weight. This product is quite addictive. When my mother started dieting she slowly cut down on this product and not all at once. She went down to a couple of days a week, once a week then not at all. This is because going from something rich tasting to something margarine tasting is quite a large jump.
You've been warned about the yumminess of this product and how addictive it can be. I definitely recommend it be tried at least once.
I'll be brief as this product doesn't warrant my time honestly....it's awful! There is no point buying this, you'd just as well use less of the unsalted or slightly salted spreadable versions, which are both excellent. As they are softer than regular block butter, they are both easy to spread thinly if you're watching the calories. At the end of the day, this lighter version has water in it and everyone knows fat and water don't mix well! Butter is good for you...I've studied nutrition, trust me!!! A little butter in your life will give you numerous health benefits as long as you are eating a balanced diet with plenty of fresh foods, especially vegetables, salads and some fruit. Butter contains lauric acid which helps soothe the gut, it is a great source of Vitamin A, crucial to health. I could go on, but I won't bore you! If I could have given it 'no stars' I would have done but as you know to complete a review you have to rate it, so I begrudgingly give it one star.
I love Lurpak. I converted myself and my daughter some time ago. my parents are occasional users and I'm always on the lookout for people to bring over to the Lurpak way of thinking. Its a little more expensive than some brands but the taste is second to none. Recently, on a shopping trip alone, my partner commited the cardinal sin of subsituting a regular brand for their lower calorie alternative. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!! You can not compromise on some things, mayonaise and Lurpak are just two in a long list of many.
So here is the deal. He came home with not just a Lurpak Lighter, but a catering size Lurpak Lighter. I hinted that this was not good and he assured me we would not be able to tell the difference. After a week he was ready to ditch the jumbo pack and go out to fetch a regular. This I felt was a little wreckless so I declined and insisted we do our time.
So what's it like. Well like any other low calorie spread its quite yellow and has that texture that allows the knife leave dredge marks in it. Secondly it has that non taste to it, not the rich and creamy taste of regular Lurpak!! Thirdly as with all low fat spreads, it makes your toast soggy, to the point where you would rather have it dry. Then to add insult to injury, on bread it just sort of sat there on the surface all hard and uninviting. The balloons were out when we came to the end of the tub - abou three weeks later, so I suppose it was good value for money, or did we just avoid using it until we were desperate?
Really, if your thinking of your wasteline - have one biccy less and stick with the real deal.
I've been buying Lurpak lighter for about 12 months now so feel I'm able to provide a fair review...
I used to have margarine but after dieting on Rosemary Conley, I more or less cut out all margarine on all my food. As a result of this I decided that on the odd ocassion I should spoil myself with butter... I tried the Anchor light version but than moved onto Lurpak and have remained loyal ever since!
I tend to buy the 500g tub which is £2.58 from Sainsburys but they do have this on offer for £2.00 every now and then.. As you open the lid it has a paper cover which you peel back and I tend to throw away but you could keep it on there...
It is alot more spreadable than your traditional butter. However I find that if I take it straight out the fridge and tried to spread it on bread it does drag a little bit so now I tend to leave it out for a few minutes and than its fine to spread without any dragging..
As for the taste, well I've been eating it for so long that I think it tastes just like butter. However I've had some full fat butter recently and there is a difference.. So to be honest I would recommend you try it..
As for the difference between full fat and lighter...here you go:
Full Fat (per 100g)
80g of fat of which
mono unsaturates 27.8g
poly unsaturates 8.1g
60g of fat of which
mono unsaturates 21.9g
poly unsaturates 6.9g
So there is a difference!
I have always liked Lurpak - and in fact love butter in general a bit more than is probably good for my waistline! - but I do hate it when it gets really hard in the fridge and you can barely spread it on your toast, let alone on cold bread!
Lurpak spreadable is the solution to this, unlike other spreadable versions of butters I have tried in the past it really does taste pretty much exactly like normal Lurpak; it doesn't seem to lose any of it's nice taste by being made spreadable. Lurpak is only a slightly salted butter and this spreadable version is just the same.
It generally costs around £1.40 for a 250g tub or around £2 (or just over) for a 500g tub. Getting the bigger tub is definitely better value. It is sold in pretty much every supermarket I think.
The reason that I prefer the 'lighter' spreadable version (apart from the fact that it saves me a few calories here and there, well, every little bit helps!) is that it is for whatever reason more easy to spread than it's full fat spreadable counterpart.
My only criticism with this product is the lid. It is quite a minor point and to be fair it would never stop me from buying it, but the lid just doesn't fasten on very well at all! It just comes off every time you pick it up or every time you go near it in the fridge! My mum also says the same so it's not just me! As I say, in the grand scheme of things who cares really, but it's just a minor annoyance that I wish Lurpak would sort out!
Lurpak is a very well known brand and do nice butter.
I purchased mine from Tesco for £1.99 for a 500g tub.
This is a nice spreadable butter and is light and it is slightly salted but got lovely smooth texture and is lovely on toast and crackers and lots of different foods.
per 10g serving
carbohydrate 0.04g of which sugars 0.04g
It has 50% less saturated fat than Lurpak butter.
Contains no additives, artificial colourings or preservatives.
Contains no hydrogenerated fats or oils.
Not suitable for freezing.
Packaging not suitable for microwave.
Although it says not suitable for freezing, I myself have frozen it and found it fine when taken from freezing but it is advised on pack not to freeze. I tend though to freeze almost anything.
This pack comes in a nice sized tub and has a pull off easy lid and inside it has an inner foil type covering which can be thrown away, the spread is very spreadable and does not become hard to spread and so break the food it may be spread over.
It comes in a blue and white covering and it has a nice silver band along the side and on the lid.
It is recyclable and it is very easy to clean out before recycled.
The spread is smooth on the tounge and as soon as it hits the tounge you can feel the flavour of the spread and is lovely.
This product is found on the spreads and margarine isle of the supermarket and is well worth the money, sometimes it comes in a 2 for one offer but that offer is not available for too long once it does come on offer so you need to get stocked up fast as I do.
I have not used this in any baking so cannot comment if it is alright.
Its is lovely for when you have guests around at parties and is lovely on crackers and with Ritz crackers they absolutely melt in your mouth together as Ritz have that effect too.
Lovely reliable brand of spread and I highly recommend this to anyone to try.
Lurpak has always been my butter of choice, however, its always been rather hard to spread in its original form, and a bit higher in fat and calories than I would really like.
That's when I decided I should really look to reduce my fat intake, and decided to give Lurpak Lighter Spreadable a go (other than not spreading butter on my toast about an inch thick!).
The blurb on the packaging states that there is 25% less fat than Lurpak Spreadable, and has only half the saturated fat of original Lurpak butter. It goes on to say that it contains non of the nasties such as artificial colourings and preservatives which is great. There are no hydrogenated fats or oils in this product either. This makes it sound almost healthy until we remember we are still eating butter!
As for the taste, which is why we butter lovers choose butter over other spreads like margarine (eew) and olive oil spreads, its really tasty, nice and creamy with only a slight hint of salt. You can definately tell that it is not regular Lurpak, but having said that, I would still prefer this spread to the original. There's nothing better than having a lovely crusty slice of bread toasted and dripping with Lurpak, mmm!
It does exactly what it says on the packaging, it spreads very easily. I hate it when some butters say spreadable but actually they are not, you try to spread but end up with holes in your bread.
This product is available at most supermarkets in a variety of sizes, most recently I've purchased it at Sainsbury's at £1.39 for a 250g tub.
Lurpak Lighter Spreadable:
This has been one of my favourite spreads for quite a long time now and I adore it that much that I don't think I could actually go one day without having this! I think it is absolutely perfect on a nice toasted hot cross bun or some wholegrain toast! There are many different forms of Lurpak and you can get in in a tub or in some foil if you like to keep it in a butter dish. This states spreadable but if you have a very cold fridge, you may find it will go quite hard so I either keep this at room temperature or put it in the microwave for around 6 seconds.
This is Lurpak spreadable. It is a reduced fat blend of Lurpak butter and vegetable oil. This is the lighter and slightly salted version which makes it relatively guilt free! It has 50% less saturated fat that original Lurpak butter, it contains no additives, artificial colourings or preservatives, no hydrogenated fats or oils, not suitable for freezing or frying and the packaging is not suitable for the microwave- although I don't have a problem as I only put it in for minimal time.
The version I have comes in a silver 500g tub with a plastic lid and a foil cover over the spread inside. It is light yellow in colour and as I open the lid I can immediately smell the salty butter smell but it is not off putting in the slightest. What I would say about this is that you only need a small amount on toasted food as if you put quite a lot on it can go very greasy.
Per 10g Serving there is:
0.09g salt equivalent
The one thing I would mention about the nutrition is that this does have a large amount of fat in it, but many butters are like that too. This differs from others as it has a very distinctive taste and smell.
The 500g I bought from Tesco for around £2.00 which is a little expensive but it is worth it!
I would recommend this to everyone!
Thanks for reading.
There are very few areas where I become a food snob - one of them is cheese, and the other is butter and margarine . As a general rule, I cannot abide the cheap stuff, and would much prefer to sacrifice lots of calories on my diet to a yummy, if unhealthy butter than sacrifice a few to a cheap, tasteless 'low fat spread'.
I tend to regard most diet products with a degree of scepticism - my opinion is, if they are removing something, then they must be removing part of the tasts too . Despite my reservations, I picked up a tub of Lurpak Spreadable Lighter from my local supermarket, at £2.40 for a 500g tub.
The packaging is as you can see above - the only difference between this and regular Lurpak being that lighter colours are used on the packaging.
Lets tackle the claims one by one . First of all, 'Spreadable'. I have purchased so many spreadable butters, only to find that attempting to spread them tears my bread into rags . Not so with this product, I can happily say that this spread right out of the fridge - exceptionally well on toast, and with only a slight struggle on cold bread.
Secondly 'Lighter' . This product makes no claims to be good for you, or low in fat, or in any way healthy . It simply proclaims itself as lighter, and in comparison to regular Lurpak butter, it certainly is . I purchased the slightly salted version, as I actually really like that slight salt taste in my butter, and I found that it did not lack in flavour at all, which was really something of a surprise . In fact, if I'm honest, I would not have been able to tell from taste alone that this was a healthier version - in fact it tasted no different from the original . It was rich and creamy, with a nice salt tang to it, and the same creamy slight off white colour as the original product .
Overall, I really like this product, despite there being 54 calories and 6 g of gat per 10g serving . It never claims to be healthy, so there is no reason for me to hold the fat content against it , and it tastes every bit as good as the full fat version , complete with creamy texture and that perfect slightly salty hint . It isn't cheap - but most of the cheaper stuff tastes like rubbish, and in the main, I love this product .
4 stars , one off for still being a tad pricey .
Hello! I just love thwi Lurpak !!!!!!!!!!!!!BUT... how can we find out if, this product is gluten free?
I normally buy supermarket-own branded butter or spreads as I find them to be a bit better value than more well-known brands and I generally enjoy the taste just as much. When out shopping in our local grocery store recently however I saw that the Lurpak 'Lighter' spreadable butter (slightly salted) was on a special offer and as I knew I was running out of spread at home, I decided to pick up a tub of this to keep us going until we went on our next 'big' shop.
The tub of Lurpak lighter cost me 99 pence for a 250g tub.
The packaging certainly gives me the impression that the product is of quite a high quality... A sort of 'crest' is evident at the top of the lid, and the wording is printed on a fairly luxurious looking silver-coloured background. All in all, I was impressed thus far...
Making some tea and toast for our supper that same evening, my partner opened this tub of spreadable butter to use it on the hot toast.
The butter melted nicely into the hot toast, which I found to be a pleasant surprise as many 'spreadable' butters I have tried in the past have not quite lived up to their claims. The butter was used straight from the fridge and still we found it to spread quite easily on the slices of toast.
The appearance of the golden butter on our toast was very appetising looking - the colouring of the butter was not too false, as some other spreads seem to be, and all in all I thought it looked really quite delicious.
The first bite was just that - delicious. I did find that the butter was indeed 'slightly salted' as indicated in the name of the product, but not overly so, and in fact I felt that the overall taste was rather delicious. I found the butter to be quite creamy in both taste and consistency and to be honest if I had tasted this butter without knowing what it was I think I would have been hard pushed to recognise it as a 'lighter' option!
The tub is all but gone now, so I think it is safe to say that this butter has definitely been a hit in our house!
There is information on the tub that informs me that the Lurpak lighter is suitable for vegetarians and that it is a kosher product. There is also information stating that Lurpak lighter contains 25% less fat that original Lurpak spreadable which is obviously quite a big plus point.
The nutritional information on the underside of the tub informs me that 100g of this butter will provide 544 calories alongside 60g of fat, which I thought was still quite high, 'Lighter' branding or not. I personally am not watching my figure or anything, but even so I did think that the fat content was quite high.
For this reason I will deduct one star from my scoring of the butter, but other than that I could not fault it and I would definitely buy it again - particularly if I saw it on special offer again! This gets four stars from me!
I picked up a tub of this Lurpak Lighter Spreadable after trying the full fat lurpak butter instead of my usual margarine for once and was impressed with it. As much as I do like the full fat butter, I thought it wasn't very healthy getting all that into my system as I do eat rather a lot of bread, toast etc each day, obviously with the butter!
Well I had a quite small 250g tub of this, I think it probably comes in other sizes too. The colours on the tub is a mixture of light grey and light blue, maybe suggesting that the butter is light? It does look pretty appealing and I would choose it on the shelf. It has an easy open lid with a tab to open it up easily each time.
I've tried the original Lurpak butter so I knew what I was in for with this. It definitely has the unmistakable and delicious Lurpak flavour in it, just tastes a little bit less fattening but less than expected so the actual taste is not too much different! This is good as a more healthy option without tasting bad at all!
Now onto something else, I have to point out that often when spreading this butter on slices of bread and stuff it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, especially the name "lighter spreadable", I actually wasn't too impressed because it didn't seem that spreadable to me and was still hard to do, especially on soft cobs and things.
I would probably buy this again, the price is quite good for the quality and taste you get, also this is a more healthy alternative without being too fattening.
I am sometimes a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice when I am looking for a spread for my bread and Lurpak is one of the worst culprits with so many different types! I just want a spread for my bread at a fairly reasonable price. Therefore, when I saw a 500g of Lurpak Lighter Spreadable for £2.00 in Tesco I decided to put it in my basket and give it a try.
This spread is in a plastic tub with a removable lid with a tab on one corner to make it easier to open. There is a seal inside too the first time you use the spread so you know if this has been touched at all before you purchase, this is always reassuring for me as you just never know!
Once opened it has quite a pale colour and there is not much scent coming from it but I poke my knife in and spread some on to my bread. It spreads very well straight from the fridge and it does not tear the bread apart at all. The taste is very creamy and delicious, it's just like butter really and it's something that I've enjoyed for the last few days on my toast and in my sandwiches. It's very nice and I will be buying it again the next time I see it on special offer. The sell by date is a couple of months from now so there is nothing to worry about in that respect. I would definitely recommend this product and I am there rating it 4/5. I have marked it down one star as I feel that it could have less colours and fat and 6.0g per 10g serving is very high. There are far healthier products on the market for less money but then I guess I paid more for the delicious taste and that familiar silver & blue tub.
Each 10g serving is 54 calories and 6.0g of fat so this should be enjoyed in moderation and as I only like a very thin slice on my bread I don't have too much to worry about.
Over the past few months I've been trying to cut down on my shopping bills & have tried changing to cheaper brands on many products with varying degrees of success. One thing I've not been able to find better is the Lurpak butter ranges.
Initially, when trying to find exactly what you're looking for, it can be a bit daunting as Lurpak do blocks & tubs of spreadable, organic, lightly salted, unsalted, light spreadable, unsalted spreadable etc in differing sizes.
The spreadable varieties are much more convenient to use because it's softer & usually I find if spreading from the blocks I end up with far too much on my bread which means loads of extra calories - but I do find the blocks are better for cooking as they're solid & easier to measure out.
I paid £2.53 at Tesco the other day (it's currently on offer & is nearer £3 normally) for a tub 500g of Lighter speadable - this version is 25% lower in calories than the other spreadables but I don't think it's as nice.
The tub is smart & the lid is easy to open & the butter is kept fresh with a foil pull-back seal.
The colour is good - much paler than many butters & there's a lovely smell when you open the tub for the first time.
It's very easy to spread straight from the fridge which makes it quick & convenient to use.
The ingredients, nutrtional information, storage instructions & website address are all listed on the bottom of the pack & are easy to read.
It also provides the following information -
- contains pure Lurpak butter blended with natural vegetable oil.
- suitable for cooking, baking, frying & home freezing.
- contains no additives,artificial colourings or preservatives. contains no hydrogenated fats or oils.
- a Kosher product.
It's a nice enough butter but personally much prefer the taste of the original unsalted butter as I think this one, although it's convenient to use, l think lacks the unmistakeable Lurpak flavour. It's good for sandwiches but it's a shame to use it when you're sharing the flavour with a filling & it's expensive too!
- convenient to use as it does spread straight from the fridge.
- lovely colour & consistency.
- relatively expensive compared to other brands.
- nice taste but much prefer the original unsalted taste that you get from the blocks.
What we eat seems to play a large part in people's lives these days. We are much more aware of calories, fat and cholesterol so in a bid to still eat healthily but to actually enjoy the taste I have been trying out different spreadable butters. I say the word "Butter" very loosely as actually LURPAK Lighter Spreadable doesn't call itself Butter, but it does contain 47% butter.
Lurpak is a well known Danish product and has been on the go since 1901, I used to like Lurpak butter although try to buy Scottish if available, and thought the spreadable would be easier to spread straight from the fridge and lighter would be a healthier option.
The silver and white tub with blue and red writing has a flash saying reduced fat, so immediately you think it will be better for you. It is slightly salted and is a blend of Lurpak butter and vegetable oil. The best before date is mid march and I've had this tub a couple of weeks already.
On the base I am told it has 25% less fat than Lurpak Spreadable, contains no additives, artificial colourings or preservatives. It is also suitable for vegetarians and is a kosher product. It has 47% butter, water and 22% vegetable oil, plus lactic culture and 0.9% salt. Although produced in Denmark, there is an address in Leeds called Aria Foods.
Even though it says reduced fat it still has 544 kcalories per 100mls, but that is a bit better than Lurpak spreadable which has 728kcals.
What is it like? Taking off the lid reveals a foil cover, which peels back but keeps the butter fresh. It is a very pale lemon yellow colour, with very little smell. And that should give you a clue to my next sentence, it has very little flavour either. Or should I say no taste of butter. I was so disappointed as it didn't taste a bit like Lurpak. My husband who doesn't usually complain about things I buy and has eaten spread like Flora and Vitalite for years commented, it tastes like margarine. Meaning it wasn't even as nice as spreads, more like margarine for cooking.
I have tried it on sandwiches, toast, crumpets, scones but the margarine type of flavour comes through and spoils the taste of ham, cheese and jam I may have used. I certainly won't be buying this again and would prefer to have a few more calories and more flavour or even have some things without! In its favour it does spread straight from the fridge. It is OK in whipping up the potatoes as it makes them nice and creamy, but again doesn't add to the flavour. I haven't used it on cooking as prefer to use olive oil and a little ordinary butter.
Lurpak you may be lighter and may be spreadable but you lack flavour, so that's not excusable and it still costs £2.41 for 500grams or £2.24 for a 250gram tub.