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price of butter

(147 Posts)
Fennel Fri 22-Mar-19 12:12:19

Since I had heart problems I've always used sunflower spread, never butter. But now I've decided to treat myself sometimes, and bought some butter, which was delicious.
But the price!
Tesco links give about £1 for sunflower. £3+ for butter.
I still use sunflower for baking.
What do you use?

lovebeigecardigans1955 Fri 22-Mar-19 12:14:03

I use Tesco own brand of butter which is got up to resemble Lurpak - almost as good as the real thing and a bit cheaper.

Jane10 Fri 22-Mar-19 12:16:59

Look on it as a treat. What else could you get for £3? Just don't compare it with nasty chemical marge.

Gonegirl Fri 22-Mar-19 12:21:25

Lurpack is £2 from Ocado.

I use Olive oil marg for baking and Benecol for spreading. Love the taste of Benecol. Like it more than butter.

Poo to chemicals Jane10 grin.

maryeliza54 Fri 22-Mar-19 12:24:21

I buy Sainsbury's unsalted at £1.65 for 250gr. I use it on bread and whenever a recipe stipulates butter.

Gonegirl Fri 22-Mar-19 12:26:14

When I use all butter in cakes they come out heavy. I sometimes go for half and half.

Daddima Fri 22-Mar-19 12:29:58

Lurpak always, but I take it badly if I have to pay full price!

Jane10 Fri 22-Mar-19 12:37:28

For a very special treat I buy President butter. It really makes any bread or toast taste wonderful. I don't buy it often as I want to keep it as a real treat.

Nanabilly Fri 22-Mar-19 12:38:09

I always buy President butter but have never paid more than £2. I use supermarket own brand unsalted for baking.
Just curious about ....
What brand of butter is £3? What part of the country do you live in to be asked that price? Which store was it ?
I ask because I once worked for a major supermarket and know that area 1 pricing exists . Ie London prices but did not realise there was 50% difference on items. Just curious!

Fennel Fri 22-Mar-19 12:45:47

This is what I based £3 on:

Fennel Fri 22-Mar-19 12:47:11

I think there's a price difference between soft and hard butter.

Gonegirl Fri 22-Mar-19 12:55:20

Yes. They charge more for adding a bit of vegetable oil!

Witzend Fri 22-Mar-19 12:57:44

I don't use a huge amount, but do much prefer it on toast or jacket potatoes. British butter only here - don't particularly mind which brand. I don't get the preference for Lurpak, had no choice but that when living overseas and it always seemed anaemic to me. In any case I prefer to support our own dairy farmers, not Danish ones.
Will never buy Danish bacon either, because of a) the factory farming issue, and b) again, supporting our own farmers.

kittylester Fri 22-Mar-19 12:58:03

Country life- always.

For cooking - Stork with butter.

aggie Fri 22-Mar-19 12:59:40

Kerrygold anyone ?

Buffybee Fri 22-Mar-19 13:10:14

Always Lurpac in the block! Kept in a cupboard not in the fridge.

EllanVannin Fri 22-Mar-19 13:18:25

Heart,circulatory,problems galore but I have nothing else but Lurpak. It's by far better for you than anything as it's all natural ingredients and my cholesterol has stayed low too.
I buy the 750g size every two weeks because I use it for cooking and baking. Price varies between £5 and £3.50 if/when on offer.

It's the jars of coffee that are ridiculously priced.

Gonegirl Fri 22-Mar-19 13:19:37

Yes! My daughters think I'm awful for not keeping butter in the fridge. It's fine.

Gonegirl Fri 22-Mar-19 13:20:24

(that was in response to Buffybee)

kittylester Fri 22-Mar-19 13:24:36

Ours is on top of the bread bin!

Carolina55 Fri 22-Mar-19 13:25:24

I’m a farmer’s granddaughter so it’ll always be butter on bread/toast, never marg, especially when you see the list of ingredients in it. I spend a lot of time in Spain and I use olive oil for cooking and salads. Cost is almost irrelevant- I’d rather eat less than eat rubbish.

Wheniwasyourage Fri 22-Mar-19 14:17:12

Good post Carolina55. DH and I both love butter, but don't have it all the time so that we can really enjoy it when we do (don't use any other spread except the occasional peanut butter, just have dry bread or just jam when there's no butter). We buy organic, either Graham's or Tesco's. They are both made from UK milk and cost up to about £1.85 a block.

Kittye Fri 22-Mar-19 14:29:27

President butter, nothing else comes close. I buy supermarket butter for baking, but has to be President for toast and sandwiches.

Jalima1108 Fri 22-Mar-19 14:54:18

On your link, two Lurpak butters are offered at £3.40 ie £1.70 per pack if you buy two.
I bought two packs of butter this morning in Tesco, Welsh butter was £2 and the other, Tesco's own English butter, was, I think £1.65.

Are you comparing like for like, ie by weight?
The spreadable butters are not just pure butter, they contain oils.

Jalima1108 Fri 22-Mar-19 14:55:17

Ours is on top of the bread bin!
And ours - it seems the logical place!!