“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Butter „
November 2012 - just bought some and find that Tesco has reduced the butter content of Butterpak from 69% to 30% so it's now hardly the same product (and might well be an issue for Trading Standards to look into, as although the packaging has been revamped there's no obvious statement of the change other the tiny print on the bottom). It now tastes pretty much like old-fashioned margarine and is certainly not "buttery". Definitely NOT recommended.
I received this as a substition on a Tesco delviery. As I normally happy with their own brand products I was happy to accept it and give it ago. I used it on the first day and was initially happy with the product . However since then my thoughts have changed. The packaging says it is spreadable and to keep refrigirated . On first use it spread quite easily on my bread, now I think this must have been down to the fact that it had not been refrigirated in transit from Tesco and was therefore softer.
Since then I have kept it in the fridge as suggested on the package and found it extremely difficult to spread. It is often a case of one lump or two! Even when used on warm toast it does not spread easily. It is so hard to cover the bread I even checked the temperature in my fridge was not too low!
Great value and flavour but too difficult to spread for me and I will not be buying this again
This is Tesco own brand version of in my opinion L8rpak. Its a blended b8tteroil 80% and vagetable oil, so making it easier to spread than b8tter alone. I always boght l8rpak spreadable prior to this, so was a little rel8ctant, bt it was £1.00 at the time for 500g, and less than half the price of my reg b8y.
It is a light color, and spreads very easily. The flavor is also wonderf8l. No notable diference to the leading brand as far as I can tell. Perfect one may think.
The packaging stated that it is s8itble for Spreading, baking, shallow frying and sa8ces. In my opinion , it's not. Totally not good for baking and sa8ces. I had to add it to a cake as I had r8n o8t of block b8tter, so added this instead. It really changed the consistancy of the cake, gave it the feel of a shop bo8ght mixed type cake with an oily taste. Also it had a tendency to split in b8tter based sa8ces. Gives a dribbly horrid oil s8rro8nd.
It had now increased in price by 70%, b8t still cheaper than branded so long as not on special offer.
In closing, a great b8tter spread, not at all a b8tter alternative as not great for cooking.
Ingredients: Butter (70%), Rapeseed oil; Water; Salt (0.9%).
Suitable for: Spreading; Baking; Shallow Frying; Sauces.
10g contains: 75 Calories; 0g Sugar; 8g Fat; 4g Saturates; trace Salt.
Tesco's Butterpak is clearly designed to resemble Lurpak and is a similar 'continental style' spreadable butter alternative. Initially, Tesco had 2 versions of it's spreadable butter, one being a yellow packaged product (resembling Anchor or Countrylife) and this silver/blue version. Clearly this one was the more popular with shoppers, as the alternative is no longer available.
Unlike some 'spreadable' products, there are no unknowns or e numbers in the ingredients list. This is important to me as I like my food as simple as possible! I love proper butter but get so frustrated with trying to spread it straight out of the fridge, or dealing with a melted pool when I have forgotten to put it back in! I also recommend this butter because it is so multi purpose - I hate to have lots of different cartons in the fridge so it is good to know that this one is ideal for spreading as well as baking, etc.
Price wise it seems to vary wildly, from under £1 to £1.60 at times, but compares very favourably to branded products unless there is a special offer.