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      12.04.2011 18:24
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      A nice butter for those who like it slightly salted

      Intr I seem to have a bit of a problem lately with salt, it something I try to eat is too salty then I tend to go into a coughing spree. This isn't a new complaint, but it has gotten worse over the last year. Therefore I have reduced my salt intake and went onto unsalted products where possible, this is probably a good idea anyway without the coughing problem. Lurpak Spreadable Salted Every now and then this is on offer in ASDA for around £1.50, which is a substantial saving on its normal price of around £2.75. It arrives in a large 500g tub, which acts quite nicely as a butter dish. The tub is not overly burdened with decoration and is pretty much representative of the wrapper the blocks come in, being that it is silver with blue writing and the slightly salted enclosed within a blue swirl which encompassed the tub. The butter spreads on very easily and as claimed was spreadable for a while at least. However I stored it in the fridge for a few days and since then it hasn't proved quite as easy to spread without first leaving it out of the fridge for a while. After about 15 mins it becomes pliable and spreadable again but straight from the fridge it is too hard. I tastes nice and smooth, but the best bit is that it is a good tasting butter with NO salt. It's relatively creamy but not the creamiest butter I have had, but being as I have had this salt problem of late I could definitely taste the salt. This put me off a bit and I have since changed to the unsalted version which I far much prefer and it costs the same since both varieties are available on the offer. Summary At the offer price of £1.50 it is a good buy and that is mostly when I purchase it. I think the increase after the offer is just a shade too high so I would not recommend this price. It is a nice pleasant and creamy butter, which has a tendency to firm up a bit more than expected when refrigerated, so I'm not so convinced on the spreadable claim. I'd have to recommend this even though I have changed to the unsalted, it's not a bad butter at all in fact it is quite good, but I just can't stomach the saltiness.

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        30.01.2011 22:35
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        Now we all know that too much fat is bad for you especially saturated fat. Then again there is a constant debate over which is actually better for you, butter or the chemically produced laboratory invented and chemically messed around with 'margarine' (you can probably guess which one I favour). Now I only tend to use butter on toast and things like scones and toasted tea cakes etc. This is not to limit my fat intake it's because I just hate the lumps of unspreadable butter I get after trying to use it directly from the fridge on my sandwiches. Ok I know I don't need to keep it in the fridge in the winter but in summer, unless you want a sloppy oily mess you tend to have to. Anyway to try to get back to the point I was up north visiting my parents over Christmas and my mum who only buys butter when my brother or I are visiting. This time she had accidentally bought Lurpak spreadable. This is something I have never before wanted to try but I still gave it a go as getting to the shops with all the snow wasn't going to be easy. This item cost £2.80 for a 500g tub when my mum bought it. As I believe butter (like all basic foods) is exempt from VAT the price should not have changed from this increase. What I thought of it. Well it did not really spread directly from the fridge but it was easier than proper butter and it certainly becomes easily spreadable far quicker than normal butter does. The pale yellow colour was a bit off putting as Lurpak tends to be whiter in colour. There is also a slightly greasy look to this product as it warms up. This is owing to the vegetable fat slightly demulsifying from the rest of the product. This is something which could never be left out of the fridge in the summer or you would end up with a pot of oil. The taste was certainly buttery but not really the taste one gets from the regular stuff. Lurpak tends to be my usual butter as I like the soft slightly milky creaminess of it. This was slightly lacking here. Yes it did taste of butter and not that awful half fat butter muck that was all the rage a few years ago so it wasn't all bad in the taste department. The saltiness of the butter was instantly noticeable, however, this is mainly due to the fact I tend to buy unsalted butter at home and my taste buds are quite sensitive to salt. This is despite Lurpak having one of the lowest salt levels in the butter market. There was, however, a bit of a cloying oily after taste of the vegetable oil with it which normal butter does not give. Also my lips felt a bit greasy after eating it. Again this is something I do not get with regular butter unless I am messy with it. I was slightly put off by this. Still that was just on toast, dinner with jacket potatoes was a different somewhat unpleasant experience. Here after putting the butter onto the hot potato it sort of separated slightly and looked like it had split. This is something I have not seen with regular butter, yes this spreadable stuff was in date and it still tasted as like butter as it could but seeing the result made me not want to repeat this particular use of this product. Whilst this does claim it is also suitable for baking I would not use it for this as I feel the salt content would get in the way of the taste of my cakes etc. As for frying I don't use butter as I feel this is a waste of butter. Butter also tends to burn if it gets too hot which is quite easy if frying with it. The addition of the vegetable oil in the product might help prevent this as you are advised to add this to butter if frying with it in any case. Is it any 'better' for you? Well as I have said earlier this is open to interpretation. However, the blending with the vegetable oil does have the benefit of lowering the level of saturated fat so I suppose there are some plus points. There are also no hydrogenated fats in this product so there is a low level of trans-fat as well. Nutritional info per 10g serving Energy - 298Kj / 72 kcal Protein - 0.05g Carbs - 0.06g (sugars 0.06g) Fat - 8.0g (saturates 3.7g, monounst 2.8g) Salt - 0.09g Summary: In all this was a passable alternative to regular butter and being able to spread it much more easily was a big plus. There are, however, I feel a few too many negatives to this to replace my real full butter with this. Whether the unsalted alternative would be any better I don't know and I am not all that willing to try it any time soon. As for the argument between butter and margarine I go for butter every time. Ok yes it is higher in saturated fat but at least the product is 100% natural. Also my gran used butter all her live and liked it so thick on her bread she could leave teeth marks in it and she lived till she was 92. If it was good enough for her then it's good enough for me.

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          26.09.2010 02:53
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          Not great but I wouldn't avoid it or anything!

          I love butter but it really is a rarity that I will purchase it. However my flatmate did the other day and to see spreadable lightly salted butter that is meant to be spreadable turn up literally delighted me! The Packaging: White and silver coloured tub with a lift on/off lid to the top of it and on the lid and to two sides of the tub I am told that it is Lurpak (with a coat of arms shown) Spreadable, Slightly Salted 'Lurpak Butter 'Blended With Vegetable Oil' and the size is stated which in this case is 500g. Other information on the tub includes being told a bit about the product, a nutritional chart is shown, ingredients are given (I'm told that it is suitable for Vegetarians) and contact details for Arle Foods Ltd (the manufacturer of the product are given). There is a small plastic 'lip' to the lid for ease of opening and a pull off foil to protect the butter included too. A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Tub: Pure Lurpak butter blended with vegetable oil Suitable for cooking, baking, frying and home freezing Contains no additives, artificial colourings or preservatives Contains no hydrogenated fats or oils Packaging not suitable for microwave. The Butter Itself: Light yellow in colour, I was surprised by the lightness colourwise of this butter. Smooth and slightly greasy in appearance, providing this isn't stored in the fridge it really is spreadable though after being in the fridge I feel that although it isn't as hard to spread on bread etc as other butters I have used in the past it really is a struggle....still! The taste of though is ok. To me again it is rather greasy as it is really blended with vegetable oils so isn't as creamy as I would like and I can taste mainly oil. However it is gently salted and not too much so though you can taste that flavour added. I didn't only use this on toast and sandwiches and the like, I did shallow fry with a little of this too and this is where it came in handy. Cooking with butter can be tricky as on its own it will burn but this is already pre blended with oil and so is fine and I did use some of this in some plain scones though to me it made them a bit too salty so do be careful in what you put this into and if the recipe recommends salt, personally I would leave it out as this provides quite a lot flavourwise. Verdict: Spreadablish .....yes though to me a bit too greasy and a bit too salty and I appreciate a butter more churned and creamy however it isn't awful or anything! Nutritional Information (The important bits!) Per 10g Serving: Energy: 72Kcal Fat: 8.0g Of which saturates: 3.7g Sodium: 0.03g Salt equivelent: 0.09g Available in all good supermarkets etc and our 500g tub cost £2.80 in Asda.

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            13.08.2010 15:22
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            One I will buy again and again

            My mum has always bought real butter, my family all agree that sunflower spread is a poor substitute, and as we eat quite healthily in general we allow ourselves this slightly less healthy luxury. The brand of choice has always been Lurpak. I remember when Lurpak Spreadable, which contains vegetable oil as well as butter to make it melt faster, first came out how much of a novelty it was, but it quickly became a staple in our fridge. Lurpak Spreadable comes in three different sizes, 250 g, 500 g, and 1 kg. The best before dates are usually several weeks after purchase, so really I think choosing what size you will buy just comes down to how much room you have in your fridge! The small one I find won't last more than a week, even for just one person buttering toast and the occasional sandwich. The medium size is ideal for me, as it lasts a few months, and fits nicely into all the fridge doors that I've had - and I've had a lot of fridge doors, my ex-landlady kept buying us second-hand fridges that broke a month or two after we got them. The large size is probably best value if you're having an event and want to put butter by pieces of bread or rolls so that people can spread it themselves, or if you have a big family and a giant fridge. I can't imagine that most people have room for a tub of butter that large! The container is plastic, printed with the usual brand and nutritional information, and when you open the lid there is a foil seal that you pull back to get to the butter. Sometimes there are recipes or competition information printed on this seal, so make sure you check it before you throw it away! I have a bit of a guilty secret - when I take the seal off I like to lick the butter off it! When I have crumpets I sometimes wipe it across the top of them to get the butter to melt off. Lurpak Spreadable is only really immediately spreadable from the fridge if you're using it on warm food. If your food is cool - for example, if you're buttering bread - it's best to let it stand for a couple of minutes (not too long or it'll get runny), before using it. I prefer the slightly salted to the plain, I have tried the plain, having once picked it up in the supermarket by accident, and I just didn't like it as much as the slightly salted! I know that the salt probably isn't very good for you, but I don't add salt to anything else at all. Not my water when I'm boiling vegetables or pasta, not my salad. I'll occasionally have salt and vinegar on chips. I don't eat crisps normally. So I think, that, on balance, it's okay for me to have slightly salted butter. Lurpak Spreadable tastes great on a wide variety of foods - I've tried it on toast, bread, croissants and crumpets. I wouldn't use it on most occasions instead of regular butter in recipes as you might mess up the balance, however I have used it when making Mexican Icebox Cookies because if I use regular butter the mixture is way too hard to stir. I even add extra olive oil to the butter to make it a bit easier to stir and because they're cookies it's easy to tell when they've cooked properly. I can't imagine a time that I would stop using this product, as it has always worked great for me. It is a bit more expensive than many other butter products, but I don't spend very much on food in general.

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              10.04.2010 22:39
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              Yummy!

              When it comes to butter I prefer those ones that really do taste like butter. There are two of them at the moment I usually buy: Lurpak and Sainsbury's Buttersoft. I really like Buttersoft so most of the times I buy it from Sainsbury's but when we do the shopping in Tesco I buy Lurpak. I don't buy Tesco's own branded butter as it is not spreadable at all. Lurpak comes in a silver plastic tub with lid. Below the lid there is a paper cover which can be peeled easily. The tube can be reclosed after each use and as the lid fits well it prevents the butter from getting rancid too quickly. The butter itself has odd white colour which is more pale than other spreadable products. The reason is that Lurpak doesn't contain any additional colouring ingredient. Lurpak is a slightly salted butter which is spreadable right after you take it out of the fridge. Usually I buy the 500 g tub but it is available in smaller size as well (250 g). In Sainsbury's a tub of 500 g costs 2.58 pounds. I think it is quite expensive so that is why I buy its cheaper version the Sainsbury's Buttersoft whenever possible. Lurpak is also available in light version for those who find the 80% fat content too high. It has very nice creamy texture and is really spreadable. I like as it melts on crumpets or on toasts. Last time we put them on fresh croissants. It was very yummy. I think its salty taste brings out the taste of the bakery products and makes them really delicious. It can be used on jacket potatoes as well. As it melts you can feel that it was made of milk. Has such a lovely taste that can never be compared to margarines. The ingredients of Lurpak are as follows: Butter, Vegetable Oil, Lactic Culture and Salt (0.9%). It contains 80% fat so its energy content is 728 kcal / 100g. Lurpak is made by Arla Foods UK Plc (4 Savannah Way, Leeds, LS10 1AB). For more information about the manufacturer or the butter please visit www.lurpak.com. To sum up, Lurpak does what the manufacturer says on its tub it is a slightly salted butter which is spreadable right after you take it out of the fridge. It has delicious taste and very nice texture. Do we want more? It is rich in fat (80%) which is natural and this makes it so delicious. Those who worry about its high energy content should choose its light version. As we don't use too much of it I stick to the greasy and tasty version. Highly recommended!

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                25.02.2010 10:46
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                A lovely spreadable butter.

                Lurpak Spreadable ~ slightly salted I love butter ...... there is nothing quite like a thick, chunky piece of warm bread with lashings of cold butter spread across it. I love it on my toast, on my jacket spuds, on veg and even on my pasta if I fancy a change from my usual pasta sauce. However on these cold and wintry mornings it is impossible to spread even if you don't leave it in the fridge overnight, and I really dislike having to unwrap the silver foil to get at it. So of course the simple answer is Lurpak spreadable. This is Lurpak butter but it is blended with vegetable oil to allow ease of spreading and that's where the difference ends. It still has that lovely slightly salty buttery taste and it can still be used in your cooking in exactly the same way as the traditional butter:- * Pure Lurpak butter blended with vegetable oil * Suitable for cooking, baking, frying and home freezing * Contains no additives, artificial colourings or preservatives * Contains no hydrogenated fats or oils * Packaging not suitable for microwave The butter comes in a small plastic tub with silver and blue print and on the base of the tub we are given all the nutritional information, the ingredients, the allergy information and the producers contact details. The butter has a very creamy butter, slightly salt flavour which is totally delicious on anything. This butter is widely available in all supermarkets and it costs around £1.20 for the 250g size tub and around double that for the 500g pack. Which if you only use once in a while is quite a reasonable price although a little more expensive than most low fat spreads. Would I recommend this spread, well to be honest I do suffer with high cholesterol and high blood pressure and because of the high fat content in this product I really should not use it and I don't on a regular day to day basis, but if I fancy treating myself then I will buy it above any other butter spread as I do love the taste of this and so my answer is yes I would deffinatley recommend this if you are able to have it. Thank you for reading.

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                  18.01.2010 14:43
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                  This Tastes Loads Better Than Lower Fat Spreads But Puts Holes In Your Bread

                  We don't have proper butter very often because it's no good for you and my mum buys lower fat spreads instead. I love Lurpak though and it's a proper treat when we do have it, the trouble is that it's always too hard to spread from the fridge and because it comes in that foil paper you have to remember to wrap it up properly before you put it away. I've never seen Lurpak Spreadable before but it's been available for years, it's a bit more expensive that normal Lurpak and a 250g tub costs £1.38. We got ours when it was on offer and only cost £1.00 so it's worth looking round for a special offer because that brings it down to a similar price as normal Lurpak. It tastes the same but I don't think it spreads any easier! I know it doesn't actually because I still made the same mess of my bread as every time I use proper butter! lol You can tell a difference when you use this Lurpak on toast because it melts a tiny bit quicker, but that's a waste of time because hot toast is easy to spread butter on anyway! The taste of this is creamy and Lurpak is deffo my fave butter, you can't taste that this is salty but I've had the unsalted one and that's proper bland and uninteresting so there is a difference. This slightly salted one goes with everything and the flavour of the butter isn't sickly so it doesn't overpower your sandwich fillings and stuff. The bonus of this spreadable Lurpak is that it comes in a tub instead of wrapped up, that at least makes it easier to take the butter out of the fridge for a bit before using because that's the only way you're going to get easy to spread butter! Recommended!!!

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                    17.12.2009 10:29
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                    A great tasting butter :-)

                    As I had run out of butter quite recently, I nipped to my local grocery store to see what was available. The store only had three types of butter so choice was limited. I ended up buying the Lurpack Spreadable which is in a 250g tub and cost around £1.20. I think this is quite significantly more expensive than what I would have paid in a larger store or supermarket but as I needed something to spread on my toast, I opted to buy anything really and this is the variety that appealed to me the most. The packaging is a plastic tub and lid which can be replaced after each use and so forms an almost-airtight seal. The silver background colour to the tub - as well as the sort of 'crest' that adorns the product's name - gives the packaging a kind of regal feel to it and it looks like quite a classy product, if butter can be such a thing! All Lurpack products have similar packaging to this so I am quite comfortable in the knowledge that anything I buy from the range will be a pretty 'premium' quality product. Opening the packaging for the first time was easy to do, even with joint pain in my hands. Underneath the plastic lid was a little paper seal which could be peeled off easily. First impressions were good; the butter looked to be a rich, pale yellow colour and the texture looked just as I would have expected... nice and smooth. I have used the Lurpack spreadable every morning for the past ten days or so and I have found that it really IS a premium product in terms of taste and quality. There is no mistaking at all that the 'spread' I have put on my toast is REAL butter instead of a spread or margarine-based product that is masquerading as a butter! The taste is indeed 'slightly salted' as you would expect, given that these exact words are printed on the tub itself. This adds to the richness of the taste overall and means that the Lurpack taste is quite morish, particularly when eaten on hot toast. The taste is not particularly distinctive, in that a lot of salted butters taste the same to me, but what I can detect is that the butter is one of a high-quality. The texture of the butter is just right - smooth, creamy and thick. The thickness of the butter is quite evident as I attempt to spread it onto my bread or toast, and that's where the trouble begins... Instead of smoothing or 'gliding' over my toast or bread in the same way that a butter-like 'spread' would, the Lurpack spreadable tends to break up my toast and the texture can be difficult to spread over bread. I find that if I am using the Lurpack Spreadable on something hot, this definitely helps this little problem, as the heat from my jacket potato or toast will obviously start to melt the butter down a little, and this helps it to become more spreadable. This isn't much use if I want to make a sandwich though! This was a bit off-putting for me, as I found it a little hard work to use the butter compared to other spreads. Granted, if I brought the tub of Lurpack spreadable out of the fridge for a good while before I needed it, I found that this made a difference to the texture and this helped make it a bit easier to use, but to be honest I usually forgot to do this and I don't really think I should NEED to do this with a butter that calls itself 'spreadable' in the first place! The nutritional information on the reverse of the tub informs me that 100g of the Lurpack spreadable contains 728 calories and 80g of fat which is a lot I know, but I do think that most 'real' butter products are high in fat content. The Lurpack spreadable is suitable for a vegetarian diet too. I would recommend the butter, because the taste is really delicious and I can taste the quality of the butter itself. As for being 'spreadable' though, I think this claim is verging on being a false one and for that I will be deducting a few Dooyoo stars!

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                      20.11.2009 13:23
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                      A great butter but sadly you have to pay for the quality.

                      For me there is only one choice when it comes to butter and that is Lurpak Slightly Salted! The king of all butters. When it comes to things like Toast, Jacket Potatoes and Mashed Potato you need a good quality of butter to smoother them with and for me, Lurpak works a treat with its rich but not OTT buttery taste and the slightly salted taste really brings out the flavours. At the moment you can buy a 250g tub for £1.24 on Tesco.com and this is a little expensive as you can buy a 500g tub of Clover for only 20p more and a 500g tub of Utterly Butterly for £1.29. The 500g tub of Lurpak is £2.40! For a treat I think that it is worth every penny, but it is not exactly something I would buy every time as it is a bit too much! The tub is very recognisable in the fridge shelves with its Silver, Blue & Red details. The "Spreadable" word is a little misleading. Straight out of the fridge you would find it very difficult to spread on a soft slice of bread. It is not a solid block but I tend to leave it out of the fridge because then it spread so beautiful on anything. Lurpak Slightly Salted is a pale yellow colour compared to other butters that can quite often be very yellow indeed. This could be because there are no additives, no artificial colourings or preservatives and no hydrogenated fats or oils! There is also a Lighter version for those who would perhaps feel a little guilty about this less-healthy version with a huge 80g of fat per 100g! So in conclusion, if you want a great quality butter to smoother on your Crackers, Toast, Scones, Sarnies, Jacket Potatoes etc and you don't mind paying for it, then Lurpak Slightly Salted is the butter you have been searching for! If you ever find this on offer in a supermarket I'd advise that you stock up on it! C

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                        19.11.2009 20:03
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                        Very nice butter, not too much though; or your heart might give up!

                        Nowadays, there are too many of these immitation butters knocking around out there, 'Utterly Butterly' and 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter' are ok for sandwiches, but when you need that creamy, buttery taste; you gotta' get Lurpack! Lurpack is Danish, and we all know Danish butter is renowned for being extremely creamy and having a great taste. Lurpack is no different, and despite being 50% vegetable oil; it retains a beautiful, creamy flavour that goes great on top of a nice slice of white toast. The word spereadable can be somewhat decieving, straight out of the fridge onto a cold slice of bread, the stuff will not spread. There have been time when I have gone straight through a slice of bread trying to spread this stuff, and occasionally there are some big lumps of butter lying on top of the bread; my heart shudders at the thought of them. However when it's been at room temperature for around 20 minutes, the stuff spread like a dream! Of course it's much better than 'Utterly Butterly' for taste, but when it comes to clogging your arteries; Lurpack's a killer! With a high fat content and lots of calories too; it's not great to eat too much of. On top of all that, it's suitable for Vegetarians, so Lurpack can be enjoyed by all!

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                          07.08.2009 02:57
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                          Tastes nice, costs more, 80% fat content

                          I bought a 500g tub about 2 days ago for the family and its nearly all gone, much quicker than Flora or any other margarine,it cost about a pound more than Utterly Butterly which was on special offer, but it does really taste better, more buttery and more creamy.Ofcourse because its more tempting it goes quicker and is therefore even more expensive, and more fattening because you eat more of it.It is easily spreadable unlike a slab of butter.This must be because its blended with vegetable oil.You can use it for cooking,freezing or home frying, making it a useful buy.I think I will save it for an occasional treat because of the calories and expense, but if I was 20 I'd probably buy it a lot more as I wouldn't care about the calories,and might be more extravagent with money.According to the pack its suitable for vegetarians which is useful to know. I like it!

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                            27.02.2009 21:39
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                            Danish butter that spreads

                            Lurpak is a well known Danish butter which has been marketed for over 100 years. The symbol on the butter is entwined "lurs" which are bronze age musical instruments, this symbol was created in 1901 to show it was quality Danish butter. Lurpak butter is regularly tested to ensure the high quality that they have kept for the last century. I have used spreads for many years for a few reasons, mainly that it spreads easily, has less calories and is cheaper, but I realised I have been sacrificing taste and have been on a mission to find something I like in the butter line. I tried the healthy option of Lurpak but wasn't impressed with the taste so when I saw Lurpak slightly salted spreadable on sale at half price in Somerfields a few weeks ago I bought a tub. It is currently on sale at £2.41 for a 500gram tub at Tesco, and is also available in 250 gram and 2kg sizes. Container Thin white plastic covered in silver cardboard with the name details in blue and red. My tub says best before 01.04.09, so still a month to eat it. There was a foil paper inside keeping the butter protected. On the base are some details about nutrition and other things people need to know. Nutrition The typical values are worked out per 10gram serving and per 100gram as this is the usual comparison value. In each 100gram there is 1.0grams of protein and carbohydrate and a massive 80grams of fat and 0.35grams of sodium. There are 728kcal per 100grams. For comparison the lighter version has 544kcals per 100grams but lacks flavour in my opinion. Ingredients There is 69% butter and 25% vegetable oil, plus lactic culture and salt. There are no additives, artificial colourings or preservatives and no hydrogenated fats or oils. Suitable for whom? This butter is suitable for vegetarians and is also a kosher product, so can be eaten by a large range of people. Uses. Lurpak spreadable obviously is good for spreading on sandwiches, toast, scones, crackers etc but can also be used for cooking, baking and frying and can be frozen. It is firm enough to make butter curls if you do it straight from the fridge, but it softens when left out making it easier to spread. I like using oil for frying vegetables like mushrooms but by adding a little butter the flavour is much improved but prevents burning by using the oil. When adding to mashed potatoes with some milk and beating well it makes the most delicious creamed potatoes and is easy to use for baking shortbread or cakes. Taste? The all important question, well it does taste like butter, quite a mild butter as Danish milk products are usually quite mild, but at least it is thumbs up on the taste test from me and my husband. Looks like? And smells like? Yes, it looks like butter too, it is a pale creamy colour much nicer than some cheaper very yellow butters and has a lovely mild smell of butter, not sickly, not horribly fatty just delicious, so much so that I could just spread a scone with it and sink my teeth into it!

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                              03.02.2009 22:01
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                              Super Spread!

                              Sometimes I think that the simple foods are the best, take for example, one of my favourite snacks... toast - it can be quite delicious if you have the right ingredients. Select a nice fresh piece of white bread, slide it into the toaster, and once it pops out, layer on some butter and watch it slowly melt into the warm bread... fantastic... or at least most of the time it is. However, If your butter, margarine, or whatever spread you use isn't quite up to scratch, you can end up a little disappointed. Now, i've tried a fair few 'mock-butter' spreads over the years and been a little unimpressed - 'Utterly Butterly', (which still tastes like margarine), and 'I Can't Believe it's Not Butter' (which should be called 'I Can Believe it's Not Butter') both taste fake in my opinion. To me, Lurpak Slightly Salted Spreadable is the best spreadable product available to mankind - it tastes great, and it reminds me of the traditional white butter you get with a bread selection in Italian restaurants. Don't get me started on how much of it I can eat when I start slapping it on a French stick, because believe me, it's a lot. The manufacturers of Lurpak - Arla Foods, point out that the spread has a "fresh, slightly aromatic flavour", and whilst I can taste a freshness, i'm not sure I understand the aromatic part which they speak of. However, the real reason I buy Lurpak over other brands (especially apparent in the spreadable version), is because it's creamy and great tasting - and that's good enough for me! Lurpak Spreadable costs £1.26 for the 250g container. It comes housed in an easy opening tub - as the majority of spreads do nowadays. Its traditional grey, blue and red packaging makes it easily recogniseable, and displays the '1901 logo' - the date when the brand was first registered. In conclusion, Lurpak Spreadable (which is gluten-free and suitable for lacto-vegetarians) is without doubt my favourite spread. Yes, it can cost a little more than a few of the other brands, but to be honest, the delicious taste more than makes up for the price difference. In fact, i'm going to go and make myself some toast right now.

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