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spoiltmomof2 09-13-2013 04:23 PM

Any of you NOT like Kerrygold butter?
 
According to their website I'm going to be within 5 miles of a store that carries it Monday.

I'm thinking about taking my ice chest with me so I can get some.

Is it worth it?

Arctic_Mama 09-13-2013 04:24 PM

I don't think it is, and I'm a butter/cheese lover. I'd rather spend the money on their
Cheddar than butter, myself. But give it a try once and see for yourself - everyone's palates and priorities differ :)

BulldogMom 09-13-2013 04:32 PM

For the taste and consistency, I don't think its better. I can't tell the difference in the taste, but I don't use enough on foods to get a buttery taste either. For the health benefits, I'm sure it is better for you than regular butter. But after I use up what I have, I'll probably just go back to my regular butter. The expense isn't worth it to me.

cleochatra 09-13-2013 04:40 PM

I love dairy, but I didn't have the woo woo factor with Kerrygold that I'd hoped for, especially for double the price. What I am crushing on right now? Whipped butter. Because ZOMG.

spoiltmomof2 09-13-2013 04:43 PM

Exactly how much are you guys paying for it??

susan41 09-13-2013 04:51 PM

When I got it in Kansas it was at a Kroger and was 3.99, heb in Leander where I found it was spendy at 5.49, I haven't bought it from heb yet because I brought 4 packs home from Kansas.. So it's gonna be decision time when I'm out if I really want to spend that on butter.

penguinpower 09-13-2013 05:07 PM

I was disappointed with it - I really didn't think it was worth the $$$$. I used it in my BPC and honestly, couldn't tell any difference between it and my usual organic butter. At more than double the price of my usual - I won't be buying it again.

snowmop 09-13-2013 05:44 PM

Another "good, but not worth the price" here. And I use a LOT of butter!

Kittycatmom 09-13-2013 05:51 PM

I like it a lot, but not enough to buy it regularly.

MissBeeps 09-13-2013 05:57 PM

Its $2.69 or $2.99 at Trader Joe's depending on location.

datdog 09-13-2013 09:35 PM

Not a fan and will choose Land O' Lakes over that ever single time. The Kerrygold almost tastes like margarine to me.

Darkginger 09-13-2013 11:54 PM

Kerrygold is my 'standard' butter at home in Ireland, or here in the UK - I far prefer Lurpak lightly salted, which is my 'luxury' butter, and really does have a different, and creamier, taste. My other luxury butter (in Ireland) is what's known as 'country butter' - it's fermented in some way and has a sort of cheesy taste to it. Other than those exceptions, butter is butter is butter, as far as I'm concerned!

Aomiel 09-14-2013 06:49 AM

One of my previous careers (have had several :D) was in the culinary industry and I was good at what I did because I did/do have a pretty good palate which may be why I find a distinct difference (worth the price) between Kerrygold, a couple different brands of organic butter and my old standby, Land O'Lakes.

I pay $7 a pound for my Kerrygold and it's worth every penny, but I only use it in my BPC. It has a much more subtle flavor than Land O'Lakes (and not as salty), somewhat nutty (reminds me of one of their cheeses) and gives a latte like luxuriousness in the mouth when blended into coffee...without getting a buttery taste (which I did get with Land O' Lakes).

For everything else, I use Land O' Lakes as I don't think there's enough difference between it and organic butters to pay the price of the organic.

My .02...get some yourself. If you notice the difference, you'll probably think it's worth the price. If you don't, stick to your regular butter and save yourself some money. :)

froggyx6 09-14-2013 06:53 AM

I couldn't tell the difference between Kerrygold and Land O'Lakes so it's not worth the difference in price to me.

Leo41 09-14-2013 07:42 AM

I'm not a 'name dropper,' but I buy Kerrygold butter because of its nutritional value--NOT primarily for its taste (although I love that, too).

Kerrygold is made from the milk of pasture-raised (solely grass fed) cows.

Ironically, I can buy USA butter at my supermarket from grass-fed cows--and it is even more expensive than Kerrygold and not as tasty.

So despite the price (unless it's on sale, I pay 4.99 for 8 oz.), I stick with Kerrygold, much as I also eat only grass-fed beef and bison. Same reason--my health.

Chocolate Rose 09-14-2013 07:54 AM

I didn't want to like Kerrygold better, but I tried it a couple of weeks ago and really do find a difference. I could eat it with a spoon.

Having said that, because of the price, I am only using it in things where I would really be aware of the butter taste, and using my other butter for everyday cooking. I do use Kerrygold every day in my BP Broth.

GME 09-14-2013 08:05 AM

I tried it once and thought it was OK. I usually buy the organic Costco brand. I have been thinking about trying Kerrygold again because everyone loves it so.

Josh1234 09-14-2013 10:49 AM

I would love to see a truly scientific analysis of the composition of grass fed butter versus organic butter versus regular butter. In particular, the types and amounts of fat and other nutrients in the butter.

I like KerryGold, but I don't find it that much better taste wise. Now their cheese is another story. Love the stuff.

Arctic_Mama 09-14-2013 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Josh1234 (Post 16604243)
I would love to see a truly scientific analysis of the composition of grass fed butter versus organic butter versus regular butter. In particular, the types and amounts of fat and other nutrients in the butter.

I like KerryGold, but I don't find it that much better taste wise. Now their cheese is another story. Love the stuff.

Yes, the cheese is delicious. I love small craft cheese brands. Coastal and Yancy's Fancy are also scrumptious.

Charski 09-14-2013 07:16 PM

I'm another tick in the column of "didn't see what the fuss was about" when I've tried it - several times!

I like Tillamook butter best, or Land o' Lakes, or the Costco Organic when they actually have it, which isn't often, except in the unsalted, which I don't buy normally. Trader Joe's organic butter is also very good.

Ocean 09-14-2013 07:50 PM

I tried it, but I think I like regular butter better.

E.W. 09-15-2013 03:15 AM

Here is an article about some of the nutritional advantaged it has over regular butter.
Of paticular note is the CLA content true 110mg per tbs doesn't sound like a lot when
you compair it to CLA supliments. But when you buy a CLA supliment you are buying a mixture of 2 forms of CLA one is good for you but the other one is very bad. But the CLA in grass fed buter is all the good kind.



Google: natural.getprograde The truth about butter

cabrioluvr 09-15-2013 04:21 AM

I love it and I buy it. I can definitely tell the difference

Annalissa 09-15-2013 09:54 AM

I love it.

Blue Skies 09-15-2013 10:25 AM

I just bought some last week for the first time. I used it on something where you really taste the butter---dipping fresh artichoke leaves in it---and I couldn't really taste a difference. I am interested in the comment that it is good in BPC because it blends into a nice texture. Haven't tried that yet and will as I still have lots left.

But at this point, don't know that I'd buy it again.

Gabby1 09-15-2013 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by cabrioluvr (Post 16604929)
I love it and I buy it. I can definitely tell the difference

Ditto

cfine 09-15-2013 11:20 AM

It's worth the price to me, around $2.80 here at my Walmart. My reasons for eating it are for the CLA content. I have been at this for 17 months now, and can definitely tell a difference in my weight loss when I'm eating plenty of Kerrygold butter. If my weight stalls, I can usually always look back and see that I've not been eating enough butter. My biggest concern right now is getting the belly fat gone, and CLA from grassed butter is a great way to do that.

Kittycatmom 09-15-2013 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by cfine (Post 16605331)
It's worth the price to me, around $2.80 here at my Walmart. My reasons for eating it are for the CLA content. I have been at this for 17 months now, and can definitely tell a difference in my weight loss when I'm eating plenty of Kerrygold butter. If my weight stalls, I can usually always look back and see that I've not been eating enough butter. My biggest concern right now is getting the belly fat gone, and CLA from grassed butter is a great way to do that.

I did not know that. Since my problem area is my middle, I should rethink not continuing to buy. I love the flavor, but like regular organic butter also. The CLA sounds worth it. Thanks :)

okapi 09-15-2013 12:27 PM

I can taste and feel (mouth-feel) a difference with Kerrygold and love it! It is $2.99 at Trader Joe's (for 8oz) and well worth the price to me.

JennyBell 09-15-2013 01:51 PM

My husband and myself and even my 7 year old son noticed a huge difference. Anything I put that butter on, he devours! It is much creamier and tastier than regular butter. I was using Land O Lakes stick butter previously (for years), which I will never buy again. I don't understand how anybody can NOT know the difference.

Also, I did a search on their website for "where to buy local" and the closest place was 45 minutes away. Happened to be strolling through my local Giant (15 minutes away) and found it, then another time I was strolling through our locally owned grocery store (10 minutes away) and found it there too. Neither listed on their site. Also, they don't always keep with their normal butters. Sometimes they are with the creams. Giant sold them for 4.89 and local grocery store has them for 3.49 (awesome!).

I have 8 blocks or more sitting in my 2nd refrigerator right now.

YUM!


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