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Old 06-13-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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After seeing all you guys post about Kerrygold Butter, I went shopping today and picked some up. My question is, what makes this worth $8.00 a pound, as opposed to $4.99 a pound for organic butter or $2.99 a pound for regular butter. I already pay the extra for organic unrefined coconut oil. I also take CLA regularly, so if the difference is the fact that it is grass fed, I'm not sure if it's worth it to me. The organic butter is from grass fed cows also. Your thoughts, please?
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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My opinion is its not worth the extra price, although I don't doubt it is a fine product. I get organic grass fed for a lot less, and sometmes even non organic (from a local dairy), or butter from more conventional dairies.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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it is a nice butter with a slightly different taste. If you get unnamed brand grassfed/organic butter go for it ,it is just as good if not better. The price of Kerrygold is higher as it is imported,that“s all.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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Kerrygold and Anchor butters taste so much better than "regular" butter
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I pay $4.99 for Kerrygold butter in my supermarket-and the local organic butter is $5.99. I've tried both and really prefer the Kerrygold.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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I pay $4.99 for Kerrygold butter in my supermarket-and the local organic butter is $5.99. I've tried both and really prefer the Kerrygold.
I paid $3.99 for 8 oz. That equals almost $8.00 a pound. What local supermarket are you going to? In the Northeast, I have Shaw's, Hannaford, and coming soon, Market basket. I also have Walmart, and Sam's, but not considered a local supermarket.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:13 PM   #7
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Perhaps it's just 8oz that I'm getting for $4.99, but that doesn't bother me, as I believe the quality of my food is worth the extra.

Eggs are very cheap, but I only buy the pasture-raised ones from local farms that are about 5x the price of 'regular' eggs. I don't like the idea of mass produced eggs from chickens stuck in cages.

It's the same reason I only buy grass-fed beef or bison--I've read too much about feedlot beef to want to contribute to that industry.

I'm fortunate because I'm retired and only have to feed myself (and my cat).
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:25 PM   #8
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I am happy with the quality of my butter and I get to meet the cows, or the goats.
And I very happy to support farmers that are making a stand in a sea of gmo corn and soybeans. I am very particular about eggs and fortunately have a lot of good local sources.
Cluck, cluck.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:35 PM   #9
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I buy the Kerrygold when it is in the budget as it is very pricy. But I have seen it at my local Bi-Lo AND on special at buy one get one free. I have stocked up (bought 4 that week) , and will do so when it is at that price!! So glad that Bi-Lo has it on special on occasion as Publix has not done that deal yet. I like the taste of it, but when I cannot afford it I go with what I can afford at the time.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:40 AM   #10
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8 oz (250g) of Kerrygold butter is £1.80 in the UK and around €2.25 here in Ireland - maybe I should start an export business?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #11
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8 oz (250g) of Kerrygold butter is £1.80 in the UK and around €2.25 here in Ireland - maybe I should start an export business?
Can you translate what that is in dollars and cents?
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:09 AM   #12
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£1.80 = $2.81
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I get Kerrygold at Trader Joe's and it's 2.79 for 8oz.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:51 AM   #14
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After seeing all you guys post about Kerrygold Butter, I went shopping today and picked some up. My question is, what makes this worth $8.00 a pound, as opposed to $4.99 a pound for organic butter or $2.99 a pound for regular butter. I already pay the extra for organic unrefined coconut oil. I also take CLA regularly, so if the difference is the fact that it is grass fed, I'm not sure if it's worth it to me. The organic butter is from grass fed cows also. Your thoughts, please?
wow! that's cheap!!!
around here regular ole butter is $4.99-5.99/lb let alone organic or anything special.
don't get kerrygold here so can't comment on it.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #15
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I get my KerryGold from Trader Joe's and Costco and it is much less than you are paying.
I think you need to shop around.
It has a wonderful rich taste that is more than worth it!
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #16
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I get my KerryGold from Trader Joe's and Costco and it is much less than you are paying.
I think you need to shop around.
It has a wonderful rich taste that is more than worth it!
Me, too. Ya know, though, I think it might be 4 oz for 2.79 at TJ's. It's one of the foil wrapped bars. Are they 4 or 8? But it's way cheaper at Costco. I think 5.99 for 3 of those big bars.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:42 AM   #17
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I go to Sam's every other week to shop for groceries for the group home where I work. I'll look at Sam's club next time I go. Never looked for it because I was shopping for work, so they may have it. The non profit I work for would not appreciate me trying to buy enough butter for 8 hungry guys at that price. The foil wrapped bars are 8 ounces, but even at $2.79 it is a lot less expensive that the $3.99 I pay at the local grocery stores. I'll try Trader Joe's the next day I go to work. After tasting it for the last 2 days I've come to the conclusion that it's probably worth some extra cost. I didn't think it would make that much difference. I also found that I like the salted butter in bullet proof coffee. I know most people recommend unsalted, but I think the salt gives it so much more flavor.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #18
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Its all placebo effect.Butter is butter is butter is butter.If it came from a green cow or purple cow, grass fed or filet mignon w side salad fed, its all still butter.I get the 2.99 one they want you pay the extra money so they fancy it up.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #19
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Its all placebo effect.Butter is butter is butter is butter.If it came from a green cow or purple cow, grass fed or filet mignon w side salad fed, its all still butter.I get the 2.99 one they want you pay the extra money so they fancy it up.
I'm not saying that the Kerrygold does anything different for my weight loss, so I think you're right about that. As far as the taste goes, though, I think it's superior. I'm about as frugal (or cheap, as some people have pointed out) as anyone I know, which is why I resisted trying it, but it does taste amazing, and considering I'm the only one at home that eats it, it is probably worth it to me.
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I'm not saying that the Kerrygold does anything different for my weight loss, so I think you're right about that. As far as the taste goes, though, I think it's superior. I'm about as frugal (or cheap, as some people have pointed out) as anyone I know, which is why I resisted trying it, but it does taste amazing, and considering I'm the only one at home that eats it, it is probably worth it to me.
I can understand if you say it taste better.I guess thats how i feel about dietz n watson american cheese.It just has a much better taste than ordinary cheese.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #21
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I personally cannot tell the difference between Kerrygold and any other organic butter. I don't eat it by itself, so putting it on or in something kind of negates the slight difference in taste. I buy it on occasion from Costco just to remind myself that I'm not really missing anything special with it!

I know lots of people disagree with that, and that's fine. It's still a free marketplace so to each his own.
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I can tell the difference between grass fed and non-grass fed butters (BIIIIIIIG difference), but I can't tell the difference between different brands of grass fed butters.
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I love the Kerrygold butter. I must say I am as cheap as they come but I will splurge for this butter. It has such a different taste. Since I have chickens I have a hard time eating eggs at a restaurant. The fresh eggs have a different taste as well.
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I have to agree with Ntombi. I can tell such a difference in taste I could do it blindfolded.
My husband loves non-homogenized milk. I do not drink milk but had a couple of sips. It also has a different taste to it.
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Interesting. I've never had raw milk, but I've always been curious.
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Interesting. I've never had raw milk, but I've always been curious.
It's freaking amazing! Fatty and sweet, I can drink it straight. Normally I have to have something to eat with milk or chocolate syrup for chocolate milk. That is, when I drank cow's milk.

It was nearly impossible to find raw organic milk and it cost nearly $10 a gallon, but it was so delicious I drank the whole gallon in just a couple of days.
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Sorry if this is off-topic, but softened grass-fed butter folded into whipped cream (or cool whip in a pinch) is amazing.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #28
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I love the Kerrygold butter. I must say I am as cheap as they come but I will splurge for this butter. It has such a different taste. Since I have chickens I have a hard time eating eggs at a restaurant. The fresh eggs have a different taste as well.
I got the soft Kerrygold butter today at Sam's club. 17.6 oz for $6.98, so about $6.35 a pound. I made sure to look under the lid to make sure it wasn't a "low fat butter product" before I bought it. I have to say I like the regular, not soft butter better, it has a better taste. I totally agree about the chickens. I used to have them and there was no comparison between store bought eggs and fresh. Plus they made such good pets. They always came running when I pulled into the driveway, and waited by the car for me to get out, as I always brought them a treat.
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I bought an 8 oz brick of Kerrygold last night; it was on sale for $3.49 at Vons (supermarket, part of the Safeway corporation). Regular price, $3.99. So that's $7.98/lb.
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I love this butter. It is so creamy and lush. I buy it every few months and it does last me a long time as I use it only on my veggies and do not cook with it. The last time I bought it was on ST Patty's day.
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