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What brand of Pasture Butter do you fancy?

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Updated September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM
Created March 02, 2011 at 8:17 PM

There's lot of comments about pasture butter, but I am curious as to what brand is most popular across PaleoHacks.

Somehow, Kerrygold seems to have a very strong foothold. I'm not sure if it's cause it's just widely available or what but so many people trust that brand. I know on their site it says their cows are grass fed, but nowhere on their packaging does it claim "grass-fed", "pastured", or even "organic", which I think is rather strange.

Weigh in with the brand you use and let's see which one gets the most tally marks! I will wait for a bit to calculate the totals.

THE RESULTS! - A 3-way TIE for 1st place!

Edit: Rather than post it here, someone suggested that I make it a click-able link.

Click here to see the results

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4625 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

not bad but no KG. I use both if I run out of KG and can only buy up the street.

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18397 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

sarah-ann. Dr K is the one who says it tested at zero. I'd like to see it too. I wonder if the length of trip time (from Ireland to the states) makes K2 less potent.

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7592 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Ahhh ha ha ha. That made me laugh picturing people looking in your fridge to see all that butter.

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60 · July 22, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Costco has it?! Awesome!

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5853 · November 18, 2011 at 6:43 AM

I would be happy to get any pastured butter, but most of the time cows are inside in finland. The long winter and all :(

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38 · November 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM

sorry, I confused it with this butter: http://www.vrai.fr/?p=produits&d=cremerie/&s=demi-sel

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38 · November 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM

It the only organic grass fed butter that I found so far in my region (since local farmers have little respect for grass-feeding). Unfortunately, only semi-salted is avaible. Still didn't bought it, but surely try it soon.

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38 · November 17, 2011 at 11:54 AM

@wmertens: they claim it's grass-fed on their web-site.

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180 · October 21, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I only WISH I could find Smjör here in Germany!!! Every time I am in Iceland I think that this must be the best butter in the world. Oh well, I'll be back at Christmas time so I can load up then :)

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15226 · August 22, 2011 at 3:47 AM

Is that true about the K2???

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705 · June 19, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Yes, tastes lovely but is more expensive than Kerrygold and doesn't mention grassfed either

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7324 · May 02, 2011 at 9:54 PM

wholefoods carries it

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18397 · May 02, 2011 at 5:42 PM

you are funny PaleoCurious. a 'local dairy'? Yah I've been there many times. it's very good. lol

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18397 · May 02, 2011 at 2:03 PM

I upvoted your comments tartare. nice work there. i needed butter a couple days ago and only had time to stop at trader joes. so kerrygold it was. i'm beginning to believe in them again.

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5146 · May 02, 2011 at 7:15 AM

but the enforcement of these laws is pretty dangerous for dairy farmers, every time I have bought raw milk its had to be pretty hush hush and twice now my dairy sources have been "busted" once in WI and once in IL.

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5146 · May 02, 2011 at 7:14 AM

hmm, I've not heard of any strong arm tactics from Organic Valley, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was over the raw milk selling. My absolute favorite dairy farm, Blue Marble Dairy in WI (most freaking incredible heavy cream ever) was forced out of business after Wisconsin recalled their products due to the fact that "it may not have been fully pasteurized" because "an enzyme was discovered in the milk that should have been destroyed with pasteurization." I used to buy Blue Marble at the farmers market, along with a crowd that would have surely paid for raw milk. Ridiculous laws.

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5146 · May 02, 2011 at 6:54 AM

http://www.kerrygold.com/usa/press/kerrygold_consumer_fact_sheet.pdf

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5146 · May 02, 2011 at 6:53 AM

here's a press fact sheet from the kerrygold site that states their butter is "entirely grass fed". Having been to Ireland, I find that very easy to believe. It also mentions, which I never knew, that their Unsalted butter is cultured but their salted is sweet cream.

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30 · April 19, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Where can you find Smjor here in the US? I'm from Iceland and living in Miami now, haven't seen this at my local Whole Foods. I actually just had 10 bricks of it shipped to me from Iceland, that's how much I miss it!

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5146 · April 05, 2011 at 4:25 AM

met a rep for Kerrygold and grilled him pretty well about this, he swore it was 100% grass fed. The cheese too.

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5146 · April 05, 2011 at 4:24 AM

actually their cheese too. Dubliner and whatnot = 100% grassfed

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5146 · April 05, 2011 at 4:23 AM

a representative from Kerrygold told me in person once that all their butter is 100% grassfed. Apparently they've realized there is a market for it. I think it's some of the best butter you can buy.

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18397 · April 01, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Yah I read that too, but that's on their website. I wanna see it on the product. I want to see them use that perceived 'truth' in their favor and declare it. A big percentage of their sales of butter come from people who believe it's grass-fed, from people who are looking for pasture butter. If I ran that company, and was able to claim that, I'd wake up to that reality and use it as an advantage over those brands that aren't. So, alas, skepticism sets in.

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457 · April 01, 2011 at 6:45 PM

I was curious about their cows being grass fed and the following is a direct copy from their website From Green to Gold Some call Ireland the island of forty shades of green. The winds, the rain, and the warming influence of the Gulf Stream all contribute to the year-round lushness of our homeland. It also contributes to the year-round diet of our grass fed cows who in turn produce the sweetest, richest milk in the world. It's the reason our butter tastes silkier and creamier and glows a healthy, golden yellow like the sun. http://www.kerrygold.com/usa/product_butter.php

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18397 · March 28, 2011 at 1:55 PM

you talkin bout Kerrygold? Well if that's "the way it is", they need to get with the times and understand if they have an international presense where that's not always "the way it is", they should squash the questioning by declaration. It's simple. Besides, why does Dr K say that Kerrygold tested at zero for K2. What kind of green grass pasture butter is that?

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4625 · March 28, 2011 at 5:04 AM

they are very grass fed, to the Irish, grass fed, organic, etc is the way it is. I had the same concerns and got answers.

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4625 · March 28, 2011 at 5:01 AM

it is grass fed, I did get answers.

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4625 · March 28, 2011 at 4:59 AM

WF sells KG cheaper than my local supermarket.

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4625 · March 28, 2011 at 4:58 AM

I do NOT buy anything from organic Valley. OV used strong arm Mafia style treats to their wonderful clean dairy farmers they produce raw milk and sell to public from their farm to stop selling anything they produce except to them at their set price. This is America GD it. We don't need BS from companies like them.

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198 · March 14, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Now I'm suspicious TSC is artificially sending traffic here. Pastry chef, Pound cakes and cookies? Account created a few days ago? Obviously you're in the wrong forum. The butter may indeed be excellent, I haven't tried it. I am partial to KG, and do like it marginally better than Smjör, also like OV when the alternatives aren't available. Sadly here in the AZ desert it's kinda hard to find locally produced pastured butter.

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18397 · March 14, 2011 at 2:02 PM

indeed. turns out it was the image hoster i was using. who knew? as soon as i tried another host, paleohacks.com was able to accept their picture link. it was that simple. thanks alan.

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1781 · March 14, 2011 at 7:12 AM

At least you got the upload working Jack..

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1781 · March 14, 2011 at 7:07 AM

Love the pic, don't you just want to lick those peaks off?

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1781 · March 14, 2011 at 7:04 AM

A side-by-side blind butter taste test, what a delightful concept. I can just hear the SAD people tisk tisking now.

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45 · March 12, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Jack, When you are leaving your answer press "CTRL+G" it will bring up an uploader allowing you to enter the photo's web address. This is what worked for me, You need to make sure it has the "http://" for it to work. I haven't tried any html or alt-text to see if any of that works.

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1303 · March 11, 2011 at 1:15 AM

Sorry Jack. :-(

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18397 · March 10, 2011 at 3:16 AM

Thanks WordVixen. I tried that with my new Pastured eggs post. The 'alt text' thingy is not working or something. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I feel so left out :(

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1303 · March 10, 2011 at 1:33 AM

Jack- I think I know what he's talking about. When you're writing an answer, you'll see at the top B I and then a globe, ", 101010 and then something that looks like a photograph of a landscape. It's just a square thing to the right of the 101010 square. Click that, and you'll be able to put in a link to your pic hosted elsewhere. That should display the pic here.

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18397 · March 09, 2011 at 8:50 PM

"used this blogs simple uploader that just requires you to link to that photos address" what is that? this is what I'm missing! I have search this entire site and cannot find that dern uploader.

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18397 · March 09, 2011 at 8:41 PM

I just saw this at Whole Foods. The guy working that section says it's brand new and that they just got it in. The packaging looks rich and shiney, especially the bright green unsalted version. I'll definitely try it but I am a bit disappointed in the price. $3.99 per half pound. That's more than Organic Valley.

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1303 · March 09, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Jack- sorry I'm no help there. I've never tried to upload a pic here. Mari- I'm very lucky in having the mother I do, but it helps that she's always been interested in nutrition and she's pretty open minded about it. She actually switched us back to real butter (mostly) when I was young after a nutritionist gave a talk at our church. Looking back, the guy was mostly right! Dad, however, is very offended that we no longer think normal butter is good enough. :-D

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45 · March 09, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Jack, I was out all afternoon & evening after I made this post. I have the advantage of having a WP blog which I could upload a photo to as media and have this post link into it using the photo's address. From there I just used this blogs simple uploader that just requires you to link to that photos address. Give me a shout next time you come to the east coast and we'll have to get you set up with some awesome butter!

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7324 · March 08, 2011 at 10:36 PM

I wish my mother and i could bond over butter...

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 10:10 PM

WordVixen. The pics others have posted are not taken by their digital camera. They are just yanked off the web. What I'm saying is that I don't know how to make this forum display an image like that. Every combo I tried in the text field for the function wouldn't work for me.

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1303 · March 08, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Thank you Joe! Now Jack doesn't have to wait until June to see it. :-)

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 9:03 PM

fair enough. i digress. carry on folks.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 9:00 PM

and if someone doesn't explain to me how to embed a pic like that, i'm gonna go bonkers! Joe signs up and does it right away, but after 20 minutes of trying, I couldn't hack it.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Now THAT'S what I'm talking bout! Thanks for clearing that up Joe! I love the big pic too. That butter looks like heaven!! And that's totally fine by the way about those new registered people. If they are legit, then fantastic. I'm am glad I made a big stink about it so as to entice you to speak up! lol. Hey I cannot wait to try that butter some day. It will be a goal for the next time I'm on the East coast. Welcome to PaleoHacks. Tricking Springs is getting a lot of attention on here now :)

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45 · March 08, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Sorry that photo turned out much larger than I was expecting!

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1303 · March 08, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Sorry, Jack, I didn't see your comment till now. I'm all out of TSC, but I totally will post a pic in May/June when we make our TSC run. Sorry you'll have to wait so long! :-) I'd offer to post up my local raw butter in the mean time, but that's definitely not widely available...

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1303 · March 08, 2011 at 6:25 PM

*lol* No, apparently TSC saw my comment on here and posted it to their twitter followers. TSC fans really do get excited about their butter, and probably didn't look around to see what Paleohacks is about- just saw that the thread is about butter.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 4:56 PM

um ok is there an employee at tricking springs registering a bunch of new people, commenting on here, and then 'up voting' all the trickling springs comments? i'm not a very suspicious person but this is getting weird.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 4:53 PM

hilarious mari.

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2081 · March 08, 2011 at 4:43 PM

+1 for this. We, too, buy our butter from a local farmer. :)

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198 · March 08, 2011 at 4:17 PM

The color is white. I don't know, but you can read what Meynberg says regarding this http://meyenberg.com/index.php?page=faq#Treatment%20of%20Goats I don't know why Katie didn't find any difference. It does taste very "goaty" to me. I've never tried to cook on it, because as I said it is quite expensive, and I "burn" less expensive cows butter. I usually add some to steamed or boiled veggies.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 3:53 PM

do all brand new paleohackers happen to love trickling springs butter? Hi Sandy. Welcome.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 3:21 PM

see! somebody needs to explain how to post those images!!! we need that tub of trickling springs on here :) Thanks Mackenzie.

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18397 · March 04, 2011 at 9:11 PM

WordVixen... post a little pic of those butter tubs like others here have done. I would do it with Pastureland but I don't know how to make it work :( :(

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1303 · March 04, 2011 at 1:57 AM

Jack- It really is creamy- and flavorful! Kerrygold almost seems greasy in comparison, if that gives you any idea. And definitely, if you ever get out to the East Coast, it's worth going out of your way to get. Especially if you find the really dark yellow tubs (it does vary with the season). Mari- TSC so rocks. But would you believe that I've never been able to get their cream? I didn't see it on our one trip to the store, and the local farmer's market stopped carrying it before I got over my fear of fat. We all love Pequea Valley Yogurt too- made with TSC milk. ;-)

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260 · March 04, 2011 at 1:00 AM

I use both Kerrygold and Smorj. I love how they are naturally yellow because they both use grassfed cows.

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7324 · March 03, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Ooh yes. TSC is very good. Forgot about them. I'm quite partial to their cream as well.

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7324 · March 03, 2011 at 11:05 PM

What color is it? Do you know if it's pastured?

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7324 · March 03, 2011 at 11:04 PM

I love the butter from my farmer too. My dad was like what the hell is that, it's the wrong color haha.

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18397 · March 03, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Their butter does look scrumptious. It looks very smooth too. I read this little clip from their page. I would try it, but I'm in Cali, so it's not likely. Maybe I will look them up one day if I get out to the East coast. http://www.tricklingspringscreamery.com/trickling-springs-creamery%E2%80%99s-farm-fresh-pastured-butter/530

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440 · March 03, 2011 at 2:01 PM

I saw this at WHole Foods. I'll pick it up next time.

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18397 · March 03, 2011 at 4:48 AM

anyone able to edit this to show that pic like how others have done here? i tried fussin with it for a good bit and came up short. thx!

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18397 · March 03, 2011 at 4:28 AM

yah me too. i want to eat the vitamins of magical viking grass!

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18397 · March 03, 2011 at 4:28 AM

i just went to costco tonight. it's $7.99 for a 24oz pack. that's no better than buying them individually. i'm kinda surprised at that.

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80 · March 03, 2011 at 3:16 AM

Oh my! I must try this now!

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25467 · March 03, 2011 at 1:39 AM

I called Kerry Gold and never got an answer. And their US operations are in the northern midwest of the US so I have serious concerns.

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25467 · March 03, 2011 at 1:37 AM

lol.................

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25467 · March 03, 2011 at 1:37 AM

i buy this one by the case and freeze it when I cant source my favorite from the Amish. their butter is ridiculous and Raw. Would make Masterjohn happy.

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2052 · March 03, 2011 at 1:35 AM

I tried that once... I couldn't really taste any difference, and I found it to be quite bland at that. I was expecting a "goaty" flavour :(

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1299 · March 03, 2011 at 1:20 AM

I like this one quite a bit more than Kerrygold - their salted butter is too salty.

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30 · March 03, 2011 at 1:19 AM

I don't know what kind of magical Viking grass they are feeding those cows in Iceland, but I completely agree with the above statement. Smjör is the best butter I've tried.

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1303 · March 03, 2011 at 12:14 AM

It's $4.99 where I live, which is why I buy Woodstock Farms (organic and semi-pastured) for anything I need a lot of butter for, and save the Kerrygold and local butters for dishes where the butter flavor is important.

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1303 · March 03, 2011 at 12:09 AM

I don't live near a Whole Foods, so I can't vote for it- never had it. :-/

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24523 · March 02, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Butter Stairway to Heaven FTW!!

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473 · March 02, 2011 at 10:31 PM

8oz KG at my local TJ is $2.79 ..just gotta check Costco now.

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7324 · March 02, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Mine is 2.19 at whole foods

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386 · March 02, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Paleo-friendly things I can get at Costco = good.

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 10:08 PM

order online or drive afar to buy in bulk and freeze :) pasture butter = important enough.

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 10:00 PM

$4.79 for 8oz? are you sure?

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 9:41 PM

a side by side. hmmm. i wanna try OV vs KG vs Humbolt side by side by side. and then all the non-salted variants as well. a dinner of pasture butter. i like it.

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 9:38 PM

at whole foods in san diego, regular price of OV is $5.99/pound. Kerry gold is usually about $2.79 for a half pound in most stores, including TJs. So it's very close, but sometimes Whole Foods runs a special at like $5.19 per pound of OV. We're talking pennies here though, so basically, I say they are right about the same price. Then you're left with just choosing one over the other for different reasons than price.

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5232 · March 02, 2011 at 8:57 PM

8oz- Whole Food and Trader Joes: $2.69; Local Co-Op: $4.79

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I've made the appropriate correction.

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7324 · March 02, 2011 at 8:46 PM

It's slightly more expensive for me, maybe 50 cents or so.

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56596 · March 02, 2011 at 8:43 PM

owners since it's a cooperative :)

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39821 · March 02, 2011 at 8:41 PM

I've found it to actually be cheaper.

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Ha! Me too Travis. Between the two of us, we might be paying for their mortgage too. I just now (like minutes ago) purchased 4 one pound packs of this stuff at Whole Foods. I use OV the most but also get Humbolt Creamery brand quite often.

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I like Kerrygold (available, not expensive).

I like the way 20 packs of kerrygold fill the door of the refrigerator. Makes it look like a gold treasure. Which it is, of course.

I also like the face of the people who take a look inside my refrigerator... ;)

what-brand-of-pasture-butter-do-you-fancy?

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7592 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Ahhh ha ha ha. That made me laugh picturing people looking in your fridge to see all that butter.

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60 · July 22, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Costco has it?! Awesome!

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4625 · March 28, 2011 at 4:59 AM

WF sells KG cheaper than my local supermarket.

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18397 · March 03, 2011 at 4:28 AM

i just went to costco tonight. it's $7.99 for a 24oz pack. that's no better than buying them individually. i'm kinda surprised at that.

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1303 · March 03, 2011 at 12:14 AM

It's $4.99 where I live, which is why I buy Woodstock Farms (organic and semi-pastured) for anything I need a lot of butter for, and save the Kerrygold and local butters for dishes where the butter flavor is important.

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473 · March 02, 2011 at 10:31 PM

8oz KG at my local TJ is $2.79 ..just gotta check Costco now.

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7324 · March 02, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Mine is 2.19 at whole foods

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386 · March 02, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Paleo-friendly things I can get at Costco = good.

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 10:00 PM

$4.79 for 8oz? are you sure?

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5232 · March 02, 2011 at 8:57 PM

8oz- Whole Food and Trader Joes: $2.69; Local Co-Op: $4.79

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39821 · March 02, 2011 at 8:23 PM

what-brand-of-pasture-butter-do-you-fancy?

I go through so much of this stuff that I'm probably putting the owners' kids through college.

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5146 · May 02, 2011 at 7:15 AM

but the enforcement of these laws is pretty dangerous for dairy farmers, every time I have bought raw milk its had to be pretty hush hush and twice now my dairy sources have been "busted" once in WI and once in IL.

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5146 · May 02, 2011 at 7:14 AM

hmm, I've not heard of any strong arm tactics from Organic Valley, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was over the raw milk selling. My absolute favorite dairy farm, Blue Marble Dairy in WI (most freaking incredible heavy cream ever) was forced out of business after Wisconsin recalled their products due to the fact that "it may not have been fully pasteurized" because "an enzyme was discovered in the milk that should have been destroyed with pasteurization." I used to buy Blue Marble at the farmers market, along with a crowd that would have surely paid for raw milk. Ridiculous laws.

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4625 · March 28, 2011 at 4:58 AM

I do NOT buy anything from organic Valley. OV used strong arm Mafia style treats to their wonderful clean dairy farmers they produce raw milk and sell to public from their farm to stop selling anything they produce except to them at their set price. This is America GD it. We don't need BS from companies like them.

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440 · March 03, 2011 at 2:01 PM

I saw this at WHole Foods. I'll pick it up next time.

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25467 · March 03, 2011 at 1:37 AM

lol.................

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25467 · March 03, 2011 at 1:37 AM

i buy this one by the case and freeze it when I cant source my favorite from the Amish. their butter is ridiculous and Raw. Would make Masterjohn happy.

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1299 · March 03, 2011 at 1:20 AM

I like this one quite a bit more than Kerrygold - their salted butter is too salty.

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I've made the appropriate correction.

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56596 · March 02, 2011 at 8:43 PM

owners since it's a cooperative :)

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Ha! Me too Travis. Between the two of us, we might be paying for their mortgage too. I just now (like minutes ago) purchased 4 one pound packs of this stuff at Whole Foods. I use OV the most but also get Humbolt Creamery brand quite often.

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24523 · March 02, 2011 at 10:52 PM

what-brand-of-pasture-butter-do-you-fancy?

No one else eats Smjor?? Truthfully, I find very little difference between butters. But one anonymous commentor says...

"I LOVE KerryGold...and I too did this little taste test just to see....KerryGold is truly an amazing butter -- and I will always buy it....but this Smj??r is just in another league. When you go from Land-O-Lakes to Kate's (a great respectable organic butter) to KerryGold to Smj??r -- then you've climbed the Butter Stairway to Heaven...."

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4625 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

not bad but no KG. I use both if I run out of KG and can only buy up the street.

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180 · October 21, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I only WISH I could find Smjör here in Germany!!! Every time I am in Iceland I think that this must be the best butter in the world. Oh well, I'll be back at Christmas time so I can load up then :)

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7324 · May 02, 2011 at 9:54 PM

wholefoods carries it

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30 · April 19, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Where can you find Smjor here in the US? I'm from Iceland and living in Miami now, haven't seen this at my local Whole Foods. I actually just had 10 bricks of it shipped to me from Iceland, that's how much I miss it!

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18397 · March 09, 2011 at 8:41 PM

I just saw this at Whole Foods. The guy working that section says it's brand new and that they just got it in. The packaging looks rich and shiney, especially the bright green unsalted version. I'll definitely try it but I am a bit disappointed in the price. $3.99 per half pound. That's more than Organic Valley.

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260 · March 04, 2011 at 1:00 AM

I use both Kerrygold and Smorj. I love how they are naturally yellow because they both use grassfed cows.

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18397 · March 03, 2011 at 4:28 AM

yah me too. i want to eat the vitamins of magical viking grass!

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80 · March 03, 2011 at 3:16 AM

Oh my! I must try this now!

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30 · March 03, 2011 at 1:19 AM

I don't know what kind of magical Viking grass they are feeding those cows in Iceland, but I completely agree with the above statement. Smjör is the best butter I've tried.

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1303 · March 03, 2011 at 12:09 AM

I don't live near a Whole Foods, so I can't vote for it- never had it. :-/

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24523 · March 02, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Butter Stairway to Heaven FTW!!

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1303 · March 03, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Hands down, the best pastured butter that I've ever had is Trickling Springs Creamery (Chambersburg, PA). Then, it's a toss up between Kerrygold and my local raw butter which, interestingly, are the same price. My mother totally agrees with the TSC followed by Kerrygold, and reminds me every time I see her that she wants me to bring her 10 lbs of Trickling Springs the next chance we get to go to Chambersburg even though I bring her a half pound of Kerrygold almost every month. :-)

She's never had my raw butter, and neither of us has had Smjor. WoodStock Farms and Natural by Nature are good, but neither are totally pastured, but they're both cheaper so I buy them for bulk use.

The Amish Roll butter in my local Amish natural foods store looks yellow enough to be pastured, and it's a lot cheaper than the others, but I haven't asked yet if it's pastured. OV pastured butter isn't available in my area, and I've never seen Anchor butter.

ETA: We have a trip to TSC planned in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime, I thought ya'll might like to see my local farm's raw butter. The raw butter is in the small container (I separate it so that I don't have to thaw it all at once), contrasted with a bar of Kerrygold. Sorry- I can't get it to load in my comment. Here's the link: http://wordvixen.com/?attachment_id=1053

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1303 · March 09, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Jack- sorry I'm no help there. I've never tried to upload a pic here. Mari- I'm very lucky in having the mother I do, but it helps that she's always been interested in nutrition and she's pretty open minded about it. She actually switched us back to real butter (mostly) when I was young after a nutritionist gave a talk at our church. Looking back, the guy was mostly right! Dad, however, is very offended that we no longer think normal butter is good enough. :-D

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7324 · March 08, 2011 at 10:36 PM

I wish my mother and i could bond over butter...

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 10:10 PM

WordVixen. The pics others have posted are not taken by their digital camera. They are just yanked off the web. What I'm saying is that I don't know how to make this forum display an image like that. Every combo I tried in the text field for the function wouldn't work for me.

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1303 · March 08, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Sorry, Jack, I didn't see your comment till now. I'm all out of TSC, but I totally will post a pic in May/June when we make our TSC run. Sorry you'll have to wait so long! :-) I'd offer to post up my local raw butter in the mean time, but that's definitely not widely available...

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18397 · March 04, 2011 at 9:11 PM

WordVixen... post a little pic of those butter tubs like others here have done. I would do it with Pastureland but I don't know how to make it work :( :(

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1303 · March 04, 2011 at 1:57 AM

Jack- It really is creamy- and flavorful! Kerrygold almost seems greasy in comparison, if that gives you any idea. And definitely, if you ever get out to the East Coast, it's worth going out of your way to get. Especially if you find the really dark yellow tubs (it does vary with the season). Mari- TSC so rocks. But would you believe that I've never been able to get their cream? I didn't see it on our one trip to the store, and the local farmer's market stopped carrying it before I got over my fear of fat. We all love Pequea Valley Yogurt too- made with TSC milk. ;-)

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7324 · March 03, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Ooh yes. TSC is very good. Forgot about them. I'm quite partial to their cream as well.

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18397 · March 03, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Their butter does look scrumptious. It looks very smooth too. I read this little clip from their page. I would try it, but I'm in Cali, so it's not likely. Maybe I will look them up one day if I get out to the East coast. http://www.tricklingspringscreamery.com/trickling-springs-creamery%E2%80%99s-farm-fresh-pastured-butter/530

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116 · March 02, 2011 at 11:33 PM

What about Jack Kronk`s concers, if KerryGold??s cows really enjoy a livin on green and juicy grassland.

I also wonder that Kerrygold does not see the "pastured" lable as a marketing instrument and sales argument. There must be a reason for this...

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5146 · April 05, 2011 at 4:25 AM

met a rep for Kerrygold and grilled him pretty well about this, he swore it was 100% grass fed. The cheese too.

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4625 · March 28, 2011 at 5:01 AM

it is grass fed, I did get answers.

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25467 · March 03, 2011 at 1:39 AM

I called Kerry Gold and never got an answer. And their US operations are in the northern midwest of the US so I have serious concerns.

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45 · March 08, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Hi Jack!

No I haven't been playing the system (well I sorta was ;) ) I saw this post and @WordVixen's comment and asked our fans to come on and let people know what they think! None of these people are me, related to me or work at the creamery. I also will not vote here because I may be just a bit biased :D! I have seen requests for photos of our butter so i will post one here. Thanks for the shoutout by everyone who took the time to come on here and promote us!

Joe Miller what-brand-of-pasture-butter-do-you-fancy?

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1781 · March 14, 2011 at 7:07 AM

Love the pic, don't you just want to lick those peaks off?

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45 · March 12, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Jack, When you are leaving your answer press "CTRL+G" it will bring up an uploader allowing you to enter the photo's web address. This is what worked for me, You need to make sure it has the "http://" for it to work. I haven't tried any html or alt-text to see if any of that works.

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1303 · March 11, 2011 at 1:15 AM

Sorry Jack. :-(

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18397 · March 10, 2011 at 3:16 AM

Thanks WordVixen. I tried that with my new Pastured eggs post. The 'alt text' thingy is not working or something. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I feel so left out :(

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1303 · March 10, 2011 at 1:33 AM

Jack- I think I know what he's talking about. When you're writing an answer, you'll see at the top B I and then a globe, ", 101010 and then something that looks like a photograph of a landscape. It's just a square thing to the right of the 101010 square. Click that, and you'll be able to put in a link to your pic hosted elsewhere. That should display the pic here.

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18397 · March 09, 2011 at 8:50 PM

"used this blogs simple uploader that just requires you to link to that photos address" what is that? this is what I'm missing! I have search this entire site and cannot find that dern uploader.

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45 · March 09, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Jack, I was out all afternoon & evening after I made this post. I have the advantage of having a WP blog which I could upload a photo to as media and have this post link into it using the photo's address. From there I just used this blogs simple uploader that just requires you to link to that photos address. Give me a shout next time you come to the east coast and we'll have to get you set up with some awesome butter!

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1303 · March 08, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Thank you Joe! Now Jack doesn't have to wait until June to see it. :-)

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 9:00 PM

and if someone doesn't explain to me how to embed a pic like that, i'm gonna go bonkers! Joe signs up and does it right away, but after 20 minutes of trying, I couldn't hack it.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Now THAT'S what I'm talking bout! Thanks for clearing that up Joe! I love the big pic too. That butter looks like heaven!! And that's totally fine by the way about those new registered people. If they are legit, then fantastic. I'm am glad I made a big stink about it so as to entice you to speak up! lol. Hey I cannot wait to try that butter some day. It will be a goal for the next time I'm on the East coast. Welcome to PaleoHacks. Tricking Springs is getting a lot of attention on here now :)

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45 · March 08, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Sorry that photo turned out much larger than I was expecting!

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20 · March 08, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Trickling Springs is the BEST! As a pastry chef, I love it in pound cakes and butter cookies. Such a rich flavor!

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198 · March 14, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Now I'm suspicious TSC is artificially sending traffic here. Pastry chef, Pound cakes and cookies? Account created a few days ago? Obviously you're in the wrong forum. The butter may indeed be excellent, I haven't tried it. I am partial to KG, and do like it marginally better than Smjör, also like OV when the alternatives aren't available. Sadly here in the AZ desert it's kinda hard to find locally produced pastured butter.

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2052 · March 03, 2011 at 1:34 AM

I got raw butter from the Amish guys once, $10 a pint/lb. Fucking nuts. So delicious, and practically orange. It also tasted like cheese, so, bonus.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 4:53 PM

hilarious mari.

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7324 · March 03, 2011 at 11:04 PM

I love the butter from my farmer too. My dad was like what the hell is that, it's the wrong color haha.

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80 · March 02, 2011 at 9:06 PM

We actually did a side-by-side blind taste test of Kerrygold vs Organic Valley pastured the other day with the husband. And while I understand this is totally subjective, we found Kerrygold to be slightly superior: more smooth and creamy, while OV tasted more greasy and bland in comparison.

It might have been the salt ratio as well. We tried both salted kinds, and Kerrygold tasted a touch more salty.

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1781 · March 14, 2011 at 7:04 AM

A side-by-side blind butter taste test, what a delightful concept. I can just hear the SAD people tisk tisking now.

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 9:41 PM

a side by side. hmmm. i wanna try OV vs KG vs Humbolt side by side by side. and then all the non-salted variants as well. a dinner of pasture butter. i like it.

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4163 · May 02, 2011 at 12:14 PM

I live not an hours drive from where the kerrygold cows are pastured. It's next to an area known as 'The golden vale', so named for the incredibly lush pastures. It is definitely grassfed, with some hay in winter.

Where is the data that it tested zero for K2?

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18397 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

sarah-ann. Dr K is the one who says it tested at zero. I'd like to see it too. I wonder if the length of trip time (from Ireland to the states) makes K2 less potent.

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10 · April 05, 2011 at 4:06 AM

Trickling Springs! All I can say is my family calls it "GOLD" and it's the only local brand listed!

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5853 · March 23, 2011 at 5:48 PM

??chir?? unsalted butter.

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5853 · November 18, 2011 at 6:43 AM

I would be happy to get any pastured butter, but most of the time cows are inside in finland. The long winter and all :(

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38 · November 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM

sorry, I confused it with this butter: http://www.vrai.fr/?p=produits&d=cremerie/&s=demi-sel

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38 · November 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM

It the only organic grass fed butter that I found so far in my region (since local farmers have little respect for grass-feeding). Unfortunately, only semi-salted is avaible. Still didn't bought it, but surely try it soon.

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38 · November 17, 2011 at 11:54 AM

@wmertens: they claim it's grass-fed on their web-site.

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705 · June 19, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Yes, tastes lovely but is more expensive than Kerrygold and doesn't mention grassfed either

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18397 · March 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Humboldt Creamery pasture based butter. Their new packaging says "Pasture Based Butter" right on the front, although it doesn't show that in this picture here. I think we covered all the major brands, unless anyone else knows of another. I can't upvote this since it's my own answer but I use this brand regularly so I will add my own vote to the tally.

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252 · March 10, 2011 at 11:23 PM

what-brand-of-pasture-butter-do-you-fancy?

For the Aussies out there.

http://www.trueorganic.com.au/index.php

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10 · March 08, 2011 at 4:34 PM

My "family" (a house of six elite runners who eat A LOT) only uses Trickling Springs, and we buy it by the delicious pound.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 9:03 PM

fair enough. i digress. carry on folks.

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1303 · March 08, 2011 at 6:25 PM

*lol* No, apparently TSC saw my comment on here and posted it to their twitter followers. TSC fans really do get excited about their butter, and probably didn't look around to see what Paleohacks is about- just saw that the thread is about butter.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 4:56 PM

um ok is there an employee at tricking springs registering a bunch of new people, commenting on here, and then 'up voting' all the trickling springs comments? i'm not a very suspicious person but this is getting weird.

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18 · March 08, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Trickling Springs! It's the best!

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18 · March 08, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Trickling Springs Creamery Butter is the best! Great flavor and it's from Grass fed cows! Simply can't be beat!

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 3:53 PM

do all brand new paleohackers happen to love trickling springs butter? Hi Sandy. Welcome.

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18 · March 08, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Trickling Springs Creamery! So good! The only butter my family will use.

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18397 · March 08, 2011 at 3:21 PM

see! somebody needs to explain how to post those images!!! we need that tub of trickling springs on here :) Thanks Mackenzie.

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18397 · March 03, 2011 at 4:40 AM

Anyone try Pastureland Butter? They claim to be very strict about being 100% grass fed on lush green pastures.

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18397 · March 14, 2011 at 2:02 PM

indeed. turns out it was the image hoster i was using. who knew? as soon as i tried another host, paleohacks.com was able to accept their picture link. it was that simple. thanks alan.

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1781 · March 14, 2011 at 7:12 AM

At least you got the upload working Jack..

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18397 · March 03, 2011 at 4:48 AM

anyone able to edit this to show that pic like how others have done here? i tried fussin with it for a good bit and came up short. thx!

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24271 · March 02, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Agree. Kerrygold is available and easy to find. Love Organic Valley as well but really only buy that if they are out of the Kerrygold. I trust both companies and they are both delicious.

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665 · March 02, 2011 at 8:27 PM

I use Kerry Gold simply because it is relatively widely available and I don't really have access to other more local sources.

The best pasture butter I've had is Smjor - which has the same non-local problem as Kerry Gold, but also takes everything good about Kerry Gold and raised it a level.

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7324 · March 02, 2011 at 8:21 PM

My favorite is from my local farmer. I also like kerrygold and the organic valley pastured butter.

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2081 · March 08, 2011 at 4:43 PM

+1 for this. We, too, buy our butter from a local farmer. :)

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130 · November 06, 2011 at 2:28 PM

I bought some Kerrygold (I live in England) and although it didn't used to say it was grassfed on the package, it does now! They are onto us.

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10919 · August 21, 2011 at 5:06 AM

I recently started buying this from my local Russian market. It's delicious. Other than that I normally just buy the Organic Valley pasture butter or Smorj icelandic.

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7592 · August 21, 2011 at 4:47 AM

In Colorado I buy Organic Valley pasture butter in the green, foil package at Vitamin Cottage. I noticed my King Soopers now just started carrying Kerrygold.

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1373 · August 21, 2011 at 1:44 AM

I use Kerrygold because it's super easy - you can find it at Costco when you don't have/ don't have time to find a local source. I feel like that's why most paleos do it as well :P

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265 · May 02, 2011 at 5:21 PM

There is Amish butter available where I am. They have it at a local dairy where they sell their own unhomogenized milk, and cheeses but do not produce their own butter. I have not tried it yet but it is usually nice and yellow and there is no coloring listed in the ingredients so I have to assume it is at least partially grass fed. Any comments or info from anyone who has had it?

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18397 · May 02, 2011 at 5:42 PM

you are funny PaleoCurious. a 'local dairy'? Yah I've been there many times. it's very good. lol

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18397 · March 14, 2011 at 6:56 PM

What about Anchor Butter? They claim 100% grass fed.

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974 · March 04, 2011 at 7:58 PM

GREAT!! Now I am dreaming about BUTTER!!! Doing the Whole30--no dairy ARGH!! :)

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559 · March 04, 2011 at 5:17 PM

President salted. It's imported from France and I usually find it in gourmet stores. Super creamy and yummy.

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2099 · March 03, 2011 at 3:09 PM

During summer around here the Amish bulk stores sometimes sell local, pastured, homemade butter. When I see it I snap it up and put it in the freezer. Well-wrapped it keeps for months.

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198 · March 03, 2011 at 1:23 AM

I like Meyenberg goat butter.

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This stuff is delicious. Whole Foods has it. I don't remember the price exactly, but it is around 5-6 dollars, which is much more expensive then cow butter :(

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198 · March 08, 2011 at 4:17 PM

The color is white. I don't know, but you can read what Meynberg says regarding this http://meyenberg.com/index.php?page=faq#Treatment%20of%20Goats I don't know why Katie didn't find any difference. It does taste very "goaty" to me. I've never tried to cook on it, because as I said it is quite expensive, and I "burn" less expensive cows butter. I usually add some to steamed or boiled veggies.

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7324 · March 03, 2011 at 11:05 PM

What color is it? Do you know if it's pastured?

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2052 · March 03, 2011 at 1:35 AM

I tried that once... I couldn't really taste any difference, and I found it to be quite bland at that. I was expecting a "goaty" flavour :(

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4984 · March 02, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Yeo Valley organic butter, is pastuered too, yum!

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18691 · March 02, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I use Kerrygold because I can find it easily at Trader Joes, Costco and Sam's Club for a really reasonable price. Plus, it's yummy and the package is pretty. :)

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473 · March 02, 2011 at 8:36 PM

How's OV pricing compared to Kerrygold? cheaper? more expensive?

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 9:38 PM

at whole foods in san diego, regular price of OV is $5.99/pound. Kerry gold is usually about $2.79 for a half pound in most stores, including TJs. So it's very close, but sometimes Whole Foods runs a special at like $5.19 per pound of OV. We're talking pennies here though, so basically, I say they are right about the same price. Then you're left with just choosing one over the other for different reasons than price.

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7324 · March 02, 2011 at 8:46 PM

It's slightly more expensive for me, maybe 50 cents or so.

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39821 · March 02, 2011 at 8:41 PM

I've found it to actually be cheaper.

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4620 · March 02, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I wish I could find pasture butter where I live. :(

For anyone in Ontario looking for a good organic butter (which I presume is not-pastured because it doesn't mention it anywhere), check out L'Ancêtre butter. Still delicious.

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18397 · March 02, 2011 at 10:08 PM

order online or drive afar to buy in bulk and freeze :) pasture butter = important enough.

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