Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Forum Jump
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2017, 01:10 PM   #1
SkeeterN
Major LCF Poster!
 
SkeeterN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Central Ohio
Posts: 1,899
Gallery: SkeeterN
Stats: 4'10 and 170/120 (menopause stinks)
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: April 2004
Kerrygold butter (don't hate me)

I will say something that others may not agree with. I have heard for a few years now that kerrygold irish butter is the best ever. I usually buy Aldi's Happy Farms real butter as kerrygold irish butter is crazy expensive and it is half the size of the Aldi's Happy Farm butter. Everyone goes on and on about the taste being exceptional to any other butter because it is made from grass fed cow milk. I finally bought one yesterday and I also admit I am a butter eater. I can easily cut a pat off and pop it in my mouth as it is one of my favorites. So I cut a slice of the kerrygold irish butter and the Aldi's butter and compared the two for taste and I do not taste one bit of difference. Tasted exactly the same to me. My thought were why pay twice as much for the kerrygold irish butter when you can get a whole pound at Aldi's. I found this at our Aldi's, KerryGold butter for 8 ounces was $2.85 and Happy Farms Butter Quarters
16 ounce was $2.29. So I say NOPE not worth it.
__________________
~~Anita~~
Celebrated Atkins for 13 years!
Read how low carb saved my life
Anita's Web Page
SkeeterN is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 09-11-2017, 01:55 PM   #2
Charski
Gadget Gal
 
Charski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 23,508
Gallery: Charski
Start Date: May 2003
I agree with you, friend. I've bought it twice now, thinking I must be missing something when I tried it the first time, but nope - I don't see the allure. I actually like Tillamook butter, or even Costco's organic butter!

To each their own, though, and for those "supertasters" for whom Kerrygold is the bomb dot com - you are welcome to my share of it!
__________________
It's easy to be miserable. Being happy takes more work. ~~from Ondine, the movie~~

Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck.

I reject your reality and substitute my own! ~~ Adam on Mythbusters
Charski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 02:03 PM   #3
SkeeterN
Major LCF Poster!
 
SkeeterN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Central Ohio
Posts: 1,899
Gallery: SkeeterN
Stats: 4'10 and 170/120 (menopause stinks)
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: April 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charski View Post
I agree with you, friend. I've bought it twice now, thinking I must be missing something when I tried it the first time, but nope - I don't see the allure. I actually like Tillamook butter, or even Costco's organic butter!

To each their own, though, and for those "supertasters" for whom Kerrygold is the bomb dot com - you are welcome to my share of it!
It tastes good but it doesn't taste better than Aldi's butter.
__________________
~~Anita~~
Celebrated Atkins for 13 years!
Read how low carb saved my life
Anita's Web Page
SkeeterN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 02:03 PM   #4
enemysugar
Major LCF Poster!
 
enemysugar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,287
Gallery: enemysugar
Stats: 278/139/160 Goal Met 8/2017
WOE: Atkins 72
Start Date: January 25th 2017
Me Three...I enjoy the Aldi Butter very much, it saves me money and it tastes the same as more expensive Butters. We can't all 3 Be wrong...Right
enemysugar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 02:21 PM   #5
Charski
Gadget Gal
 
Charski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 23,508
Gallery: Charski
Start Date: May 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkeeterN View Post
It tastes good but it doesn't taste better than Aldi's butter.
That's exactly what I thought when I tasted it against my usual butter.

Quote:
Originally Posted by enemysugar View Post
Me Three...I enjoy the Aldi Butter very much, it saves me money and it tastes the same as more expensive Butters. We can't all 3 Be wrong...Right
NO WAY!!
__________________
It's easy to be miserable. Being happy takes more work. ~~from Ondine, the movie~~

Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck.

I reject your reality and substitute my own! ~~ Adam on Mythbusters
Charski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 02:23 PM   #6
Kimberli33
Major LCF Poster!
 
Kimberli33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,026
Gallery: Kimberli33
Stats: 200 /169/155
Start Date: September 1 2017
Butter is about 4.89 a # here.You all are lucky!
__________________
Kim
Kimberli33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 02:50 PM   #7
battler
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 397
Gallery: battler
paying usd 4.35 for 18 oz in NZ........because its such high demand overseas apparantly. All grassfed.
battler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 03:37 PM   #8
SkeeterN
Major LCF Poster!
 
SkeeterN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Central Ohio
Posts: 1,899
Gallery: SkeeterN
Stats: 4'10 and 170/120 (menopause stinks)
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: April 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimberli33 View Post
Butter is about 4.89 a # here.You all are lucky!
I live in Ohio and At Walmart the Land O Lakes according to their website is $5.68
The Kerrygold is $4.99 for the 8 oz

the Land O Lakes european style is $6.19 At Kroger
The Kerrygold at Kroger is $4.99

I am just talking prices for Aldi's which is so much better than most places
__________________
~~Anita~~
Celebrated Atkins for 13 years!
Read how low carb saved my life
Anita's Web Page
SkeeterN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 03:46 PM   #9
susan46
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Upper Midwest
Posts: 556
Gallery: susan46
Stats: 256/211/150
WOE: High fat, low carb, moderate protein
Start Date: April 2016
The last time I bought Kerry Gold butter at Costco, it was right around 7.00 for a pound and a half--3 8-ounce bricks.

I have so much in the freezer that it will be a while before I can try Aldis'.

I used to buy Costco organic butter, but much prefer the taste of butter from grass-fed cows. Organic is still made from the milk of grain-fed cows and would lack some of the nutrients.

It's all better than margarine, however.

Last edited by susan46; 09-11-2017 at 03:47 PM..
susan46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 04:39 PM   #10
terez
Major LCF Poster!
 
terez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Barony of Three Rivers
Posts: 2,387
Gallery: terez
WOE: Reinduction 1-2-2013
.....or.....*putting on my conspiracy theory glasses*......maybe Aldi's butter IS Kerrygold and we just didn't know.
__________________
Qui ridet ultimum, ridet optime.
terez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 04:54 PM   #11
SkeeterN
Major LCF Poster!
 
SkeeterN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Central Ohio
Posts: 1,899
Gallery: SkeeterN
Stats: 4'10 and 170/120 (menopause stinks)
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: April 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by terez View Post
.....or.....*putting on my conspiracy theory glasses*......maybe Aldi's butter IS Kerrygold and we just didn't know.

Not sure since Kerrygold is suppose to be from Ireland and Aldi's is a German based company that gets local dairy and produce
__________________
~~Anita~~
Celebrated Atkins for 13 years!
Read how low carb saved my life
Anita's Web Page
SkeeterN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 05:48 PM   #12
snowmop
Major LCF Poster!
 
snowmop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: florida
Posts: 1,223
Gallery: snowmop
Stats: 113/89/90 4' 10" 70 yrs old
WOE: atkins
Start Date: Long, long ago!
I've tried Kerrygold several times too, and just can't figure out what the big deal is. I like Land o Lakes better, and it doesn't have that fakey bright yellow color that Kerrygold has.
__________________
If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul's vote.

My avatar is my bunny Chubbers!
snowmop is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 06:01 PM   #13
terez
Major LCF Poster!
 
terez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Barony of Three Rivers
Posts: 2,387
Gallery: terez
WOE: Reinduction 1-2-2013
I know that Kerrygold tastes a lot better than the generic supermarket brand, but I don't think I have ever tried the Aldi's regular. I'm going to have to check it out.
__________________
Qui ridet ultimum, ridet optime.
terez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 06:25 PM   #14
Kimberli33
Major LCF Poster!
 
Kimberli33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,026
Gallery: Kimberli33
Stats: 200 /169/155
Start Date: September 1 2017
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkeeterN View Post
I live in Ohio and At Walmart the Land O Lakes according to their website is $5.68
The Kerrygold is $4.99 for the 8 oz

the Land O Lakes european style is $6.19 At Kroger
The Kerrygold at Kroger is $4.99

I am just talking prices for Aldi's which is so much better than most places
I have never heard of Aldi's
__________________
Kim
Kimberli33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 09:02 PM   #15
at_last
Senior LCF Member
 
at_last's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 329
Gallery: at_last
Stats: 164/115/112 5'2"
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: October 2009
Having grown up with margarine, pure butter is a luxury. Guess I have no supertaste, cause I'm happy just to be eating real butter, no matter the brand. And personally, I think butter is butter, despite the hype.
at_last is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 10:57 PM   #16
Edin
Camminatore del Vento
 
Edin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,626
Gallery: Edin
WOE: South Beach
Start Date: November 2006
I still haven't been to Aldi's. I buy Kerrygold. I used to buy Land O Lakes, but their products are not GMO free.

I need to make a trip to Aldi's to check it out.
__________________
A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. ~ Robert Hughe




THE REAL HOUSEWIFE OF CRANKY TOWN
Edin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2017, 04:10 AM   #17
Gibbs
Major LCF Poster!
 
Gibbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: East Central Indiana, USA
Posts: 2,784
Gallery: Gibbs
Stats: 375/263/199 or less
WOE: Stay below 20 carbs per day
Start Date: 7/12/16 for yet another time
I've never tried it, not unless it was years and years ago and I just don't remember. I can't bring myself to pay that much.
__________________
Chris
Gibbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2017, 05:12 AM   #18
DiamondDeb
Fat Burning Machine Extraordinaire!
 
DiamondDeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 11,172
Gallery: DiamondDeb
Stats: 150+ lbs lost
I buy only butter from grassfed cows & Kerrygold is one that I buy. For me, that choice is completely about the quality - for my health; comparing the taste never enters into it.
__________________
Living by Faith

Get the right perspective. When Goliath came against the Israelites,
the soldiers all thought, He is so big. We can never kill him."
David looked at the same giant and thought, "He is so big. I can't miss." ~ Russell Johnston
DiamondDeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2017, 05:15 AM   #19
Dottie
Administrator
 
Dottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: S.E. Texas Gulf Coast
Posts: 11,873
Gallery: Dottie
WOE: ADF mostly Paleo
IMO Kerrygold tastes better.
I've also gotten Anchor (New Zealand) which tastes similar, to me.
Walmart carried Anchor for a while here, but stopped.
__________________
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx <--FDA tracking tools
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ <--FDA nutritional counts

http://www.onlineconversion.com/ <-- cooking and other conversions

Need to contact LCF?
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/contact.html

Everyone has an opinion. Take what you need and leave the rest.

Be sure to visit Netrition on Facebook for the latest products and deals!
https://www.facebook.com/Netritioncom-210889832433/

**Every day is up to you. You can choose for it to be a good day or a bad day.**
Dottie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2017, 05:52 AM   #20
clackley
Chatty Cathy
 
clackley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 13,728
Gallery: clackley
WOE: N.K.=vlc/moderate protein/high fat
Start Date: Restart Oct 18 2009
I can't get Kerrygold here - it is just not available. I did find some in Austria when I was there last year and managed to bring some home with me. I LOVED it. As Deb pointed out, it has a better profile nutritionally. It is also has a subtle taste difference. It is really good but I must admit that I haven't found a butter I didn't love.
__________________
Cathy
Original start - Feb. 2000 180/125

"The energy content of food (calories) matters, but it is less important than the metabolic effect of food on our body." Dr. P. Attia
“Eat animals. Mostly fat. Enjoy!
"I resist insulin" Hyperlipid
We are butter together!
clackley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2017, 06:03 AM   #21
Leo41
Senior LCF member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,970
Gallery: Leo41
Stats: 340 then/145 now
WOE: Low carb/calorie cycling
Like Deb, I prefer butter from grass-fed cows for the nutritional profile. I use Kerrygold and have never found a reason to change.
Leo41 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2017, 06:35 AM   #22
GME
Big Yapper!!!!
 
GME's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: CA Coast
Posts: 8,632
Gallery: GME
Stats: 250/217/not sure 5'7
WOE: IF/NK
Start Date: April 2000 (the first time)
To me, Kerrygold tastes like I remember butter tasting as a child. I like other brands OK (there is no bad butter), but KG is buttery-er.
__________________
Gina
GME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2017, 07:36 AM   #23
Rosebud
Senior LCF Member
 
Rosebud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 400
Gallery: Rosebud
WOE: Ketogenic
Start Date: 1/25/17
I appreciate grass-fed butters for the nutritional profile too, KerryGold is a top choice for that. As for taste, years ago, there was a butter named Smjor (pronounced "smear") from Iceland sold at Whole Foods and they stopped selling it for whatever reason and that was the best tasting butter I've ever consumed. Grass-fed ghee is becoming my new favorite!
Rosebud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2017, 02:40 PM   #24
Kimberli33
Major LCF Poster!
 
Kimberli33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,026
Gallery: Kimberli33
Stats: 200 /169/155
Start Date: September 1 2017
Quote:
Originally Posted by at_last View Post
Having grown up with margarine, pure butter is a luxury. Guess I have no supertaste, cause I'm happy just to be eating real butter, no matter the brand. And personally, I think butter is butter, despite the hype.
We always used margarine as well. I actually had to adjust to real butter.. Lol
My DH was not a margarine fan.
__________________
Kim
Kimberli33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 10:33 AM   #25
BodyByButter
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 3
Gallery: BodyByButter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosebud View Post
I appreciate grass-fed butters for the nutritional profile too, KerryGold is a top choice for that. As for taste, years ago, there was a butter named Smjor (pronounced "smear") from Iceland sold at Whole Foods and they stopped selling it for whatever reason and that was the best tasting butter I've ever consumed. Grass-fed ghee is becoming my new favorite!
It would actually be closer to "smore" - smjör is literally "butter" in Icelandic. It's similar to Danish, smør. My husband is Danish so it's a word we hear quite often. We don't have the extra vowels like they do to make the same sounds. Smørrebrød is what Danes eat for lunch every day - literally "butter bread" with other things on top, eaten open faced with a knife and fork.
BodyByButter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2017, 04:29 PM   #26
Maeve
Senior LCF Member
 
Maeve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 286
Gallery: Maeve
Stats: 211/188/178
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: June 20, 2017
I buy Aldi and I buy Costco. Costco is/was cheaper than Aldi. But when Aldi has a special, I load up. I have never had Kerry Gold butter but if anyone has some extra moolah they need to get rid of, feel free to send me a case
Maeve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2017, 11:15 AM   #27
tulipsandroses
Major LCF Poster!
 
tulipsandroses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,996
Gallery: tulipsandroses
Stats: 206/160/150
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: March 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dottie View Post
IMO Kerrygold tastes better.
I've also gotten Anchor (New Zealand) which tastes similar, to me.
Walmart carried Anchor for a while here, but stopped.
I love Anchor Butter. I loved it as a kid growing up in Jamaica. It was cheap back then. I stock up whenever I see it. I was getting it at Sprouts. Then they stopped carrying it. I got some at Whole foods yesterday. Count me in as a butter lover, I do like Kerrygold but I've since found others that I like better. My favorite is Collier's Welch Butter that tastes better IMO than Kerrygold and Anchor. I cut pieces of Colliers and eat like cheese. Lol! Costs more and harder to find. Sprouts used to carry it but no longer carries it. I am almost tempted to buy it online and pay the exorbitant shipping because I love it so much. Double Devon Cream Butter is another favorite. I would get that over Kerrygold. I'll have to check out the Aldi's butter to see if I like it. One thing is for sure though, I can't go back to the regular store brands such as Land O Lakes.
tulipsandroses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2017, 09:03 PM   #28
GME
Big Yapper!!!!
 
GME's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: CA Coast
Posts: 8,632
Gallery: GME
Stats: 250/217/not sure 5'7
WOE: IF/NK
Start Date: April 2000 (the first time)
I bought some Anchor butter tonight at Whole Foods just because I saw it here.

It is good, but not good enough to make me switch from Kerrygold, which I get at Costco for a better price.

What I would really like to find is a good California butter. We are quite a dairy state (remember "Happy cows come from California"?) and it seems silly I am eating butter that rode on a ship from Ireland.

Any suggestions?
__________________
Gina

Last edited by GME; 09-14-2017 at 09:06 PM..
GME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2017, 05:44 AM   #29
SkeeterN
Major LCF Poster!
 
SkeeterN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Central Ohio
Posts: 1,899
Gallery: SkeeterN
Stats: 4'10 and 170/120 (menopause stinks)
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: April 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by tulipsandroses View Post
I love Anchor Butter. I loved it as a kid growing up in Jamaica. It was cheap back then. I stock up whenever I see it. I was getting it at Sprouts. Then they stopped carrying it. I got some at Whole foods yesterday. Count me in as a butter lover, I do like Kerrygold but I've since found others that I like better. My favorite is Collier's Welch Butter that tastes better IMO than Kerrygold and Anchor. I cut pieces of Colliers and eat like cheese. Lol! Costs more and harder to find. Sprouts used to carry it but no longer carries it. I am almost tempted to buy it online and pay the exorbitant shipping because I love it so much. Double Devon Cream Butter is another favorite. I would get that over Kerrygold. I'll have to check out the Aldi's butter to see if I like it. One thing is for sure though, I can't go back to the regular store brands such as Land O Lakes.
I slice off butter and eat as cheese too. I love Aldi's butter and honestly can't tell the difference which is why I made this post. I have never tried Anchor but have tried Great Value which is Walmart brand and do not like it as well as Aldi's
__________________
~~Anita~~
Celebrated Atkins for 13 years!
Read how low carb saved my life
Anita's Web Page
SkeeterN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 06:42 AM   #30
marsha30
Senior LCF Member
 
marsha30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 69
Gallery: marsha30
WOE: low carb
Kind of glad I'm not missing out, I have been hearing about it from soo many people but have never found it in Canada yet
marsha30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2017 Netrition, Inc. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Netrition, Inc.