Product Type: Lurpak Spread
Newest Review: ... 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 sl... more
LURvely! PACKs a punch...
Lurpak Slightly Salted Spreadable
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Lurpak Slightly Salted Spreadable
Advantages: Yummy taste...
Disadvantages: See review..
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!
Summary: A great tasting butter :-)
More reviews in the field of Spread
- Kerrymaid Garlic Butter
- Princes Salmon Paste
- Sainsbury's Light Soft Cheese & Black Pepper
- Shippam's Potted Salmon Spread
- Roger Vidal Organic Duck Terrine
- Roger Vidal Organic Roquefort Terrine
- Verfeuille Chestnut Pâté
- Thursday Cottage Lemon Curd
- Roger Vidal Organic Goatcheese
- Plamil Egg Free Garlic Mayonnaise