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June 6, 2010 3:22 PM
I'm trying to find some REAL butter. I mean, not made from canola oil, or any partially hydrogenated oil, no margarine..
good ol REAL butter.

But I'm not sure what brands there are? Any ideas?
June 6, 2010 3:23 PM
I use Kerrygold (I think that is what it is called). It comes in a gold foil wrapper. And deliciously real butter! I have used the Trader Joe's brand butter as well and it is good.
June 6, 2010 3:28 PM
QUOTE:

I use Kerrygold (I think that is what it is called). It comes in a gold foil wrapper. And deliciously real butter! I have used the Trader Joe's brand butter as well and it is good.


Very cool, Thanks :) Is this something I can pick up at a walmart or kroger? Or is it a specialty-store kind of thing? Just wondering, lol
June 6, 2010 3:29 PM
I always see it at Safeway and Raley's (major grocery stores). I HATE margarine and artificial butter. Bleck.
June 6, 2010 3:29 PM
Land O' Lakes! It's what I grew up on! I just buy the storebrand equivalent now. I buy the salted whipped variety and I leave it out on the counter (yes, my family has done it for years and we've never gotten sick!) because the salt "cures" it really, that's the key.. it HAS to be salted in order to be able to leave it out and prevent "things" from growing in it! Eventually it has to be thrown out and I buy a fresh one but I HATE refrigerated butter! I like room temperature, soft butter ready for my foods! happy

(Disclaimer: leave butter out on your counter at your own risk!) flowerforyou
  45806
June 6, 2010 3:40 PM
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Land O' Lakes! It's what I grew up on! I just buy the storebrand equivalent now. I buy the salted whipped variety and I leave it out on the counter (yes, my family has done it for years and we've never gotten sick!) because the salt "cures" it really, that's the key.. it HAS to be salted in order to be able to leave it out and prevent "things" from growing in it! Eventually it has to be thrown out and I buy a fresh one but I HATE refrigerated butter! I like room temperature, soft butter ready for my foods! happy

(Disclaimer: leave butter out on your counter at your own risk!) flowerforyou


i use land o lakes as well. and we also leave our butter out.
June 6, 2010 3:41 PM
So I was looking at the land o lakes info on their butter.

Regular salted whipped butter ingredients: Pasteurized Sweet Cream, Natural Flavoring
50 calories, 6g of fat, 50mg of sodium.

LIGHT whipped butter: 45 calories, 5g of fat, 85 mg of sodium.
Butter (Cream, Salt), Water*, Food Starch-Modified*, Contains Less Than 2% of Tapioca Maltodextrin*, Salt, Vegetable Mono And Diglycerides*, Lactic Acid*, Potassium Sorbate* (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate* (Preservative), Xanthan Gum*, Natural Flavor* Vitamin A Palmitate*, Beta Carotene* (color).

What is wrong with people?? lol. (in a non offensive way that is!!)
So you lose 5 calories, ADD 35mg of sodium... and ingest those crazy ingredients? for 5 less calories??
mono and diglycerides!!
June 6, 2010 3:45 PM
Challenge butter is a good one too. It is just regular old butter.
June 6, 2010 3:46 PM
QUOTE:

So I was looking at the land o lakes info on their butter.

Regular salted whipped butter ingredients: Pasteurized Sweet Cream, Natural Flavoring
50 calories, 6g of fat, 50mg of sodium.

LIGHT whipped butter: 45 calories, 5g of fat, 85 mg of sodium.
Butter (Cream, Salt), Water*, Food Starch-Modified*, Contains Less Than 2% of Tapioca Maltodextrin*, Salt, Vegetable Mono And Diglycerides*, Lactic Acid*, Potassium Sorbate* (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate* (Preservative), Xanthan Gum*, Natural Flavor* Vitamin A Palmitate*, Beta Carotene* (color).

What is wrong with people?? lol. (in a non offensive way that is!!)
So you lose 5 calories, ADD 35mg of sodium... and ingest those crazy ingredients? for 5 less calories??
mono and diglycerides!!


Exactly. I use the regular, full fat kind, I just use it sparingly. I believe a "serving" is 1tbsp but I only use 1tsp... that's 1/3 of a tbsp so the calories are minimal and I'm not deprived of my true buttery addiction :)
  45806
June 6, 2010 4:02 PM
love I will take a 1/2 tbls of the real stuff over a gob of the fake. Mmmmmm butter.

I have had ppl over for dinner make a comment about it being an 'off' night for me because I was putting butter on my peas. huh
  31795
June 6, 2010 4:05 PM
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love I will take a 1/2 tbls of the real stuff over a gob of the fake. Mmmmmm butter.

I have had ppl over for dinner make a comment about it being an 'off' night for me because I was putting butter on my peas. huh


Oh and Kerry Gold is the best butter ever heart
  31795
June 7, 2010 12:45 AM
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love I will take a 1/2 tbls of the real stuff over a gob of the fake. Mmmmmm butter.

I have had ppl over for dinner make a comment about it being an 'off' night for me because I was putting butter on my peas. huh


Aww... butter's not bad for you! As long as you're in calorie range! :) :) :)

lol. Well, hopefully Walmart or Kroger will have KerryGold or Land o Lakes.
My husband (who does the grocery shopping believe it or not!) swears there
was only butter made from vegetable oil/canola oil and other crazy stuff.
June 7, 2010 1:08 AM
I just found out that margarine, is just heated vegetable oil (which makes the oil rancid), mixed with nickel catalystis and hydrogen .. and when it's done, it's gray and stinky. They have to add deodorants and coloring to make it appealing. YUMMY RIGHT?
June 7, 2010 6:45 AM
QUOTE:

I use Kerrygold (I think that is what it is called). It comes in a gold foil wrapper. And deliciously real butter! I have used the Trader Joe's brand butter as well and it is good.


OMG, I soooo second this!!!! Other than that, I get some heavy cream and sometimes make my own.............yummy!!!!
June 7, 2010 6:46 AM
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I just found out that margarine, is just heated vegetable oil (which makes the oil rancid), mixed with nickel catalystis and hydrogen .. and when it's done, it's gray and stinky. They have to add deodorants and coloring to make it appealing. YUMMY RIGHT?


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  31795
June 7, 2010 6:52 AM
QUOTE:

So I was looking at the land o lakes info on their butter.

Regular salted whipped butter ingredients: Pasteurized Sweet Cream, Natural Flavoring
50 calories, 6g of fat, 50mg of sodium.

LIGHT whipped butter: 45 calories, 5g of fat, 85 mg of sodium.
Butter (Cream, Salt), Water*, Food Starch-Modified*, Contains Less Than 2% of Tapioca Maltodextrin*, Salt, Vegetable Mono And Diglycerides*, Lactic Acid*, Potassium Sorbate* (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate* (Preservative), Xanthan Gum*, Natural Flavor* Vitamin A Palmitate*, Beta Carotene* (color).

What is wrong with people?? lol. (in a non offensive way that is!!)
So you lose 5 calories, ADD 35mg of sodium... and ingest those crazy ingredients? for 5 less calories??
mono and diglycerides!!


I know no one wants to hear this....................but the low fat propaganda people, Big Pharma and the government are all in this together to keep people from eating healthier so that the money makers (Big Pharma and the medical establishment) keep the US turning.............The medical field is BIG business!!

That is why I pretty much try to stay with a naturopathic doctor, but I am using my insurance right now to get the necessary blood work and stuff done to take back to the naturopath to get back on track.

I look back at how people used to eat at the turn of the century and before the 1950's when the low fat propaganda started.

Our ancestors a generation or 2 back ate real butter, lard, bacon grease, fruit, veggies, protein, fresh eggs, raw milk striaght from the cow, etc...............they ate very natural and very UNprocessed. And guess what, our ancestors lived to be in good health and live to ripe old ages..............

The 1950's and the low fat way started and here comes high cholesterol, Diabetes is now an epidemic and so is obesity. There are so many syndromes and diseases, cancer is at an all time high................

It is like they are waging genocide on the American people and you know what else? Most people don't seem to mind. That is sad to me.

That makes up a lot of my reason for being so passionate about how I feel.
June 7, 2010 6:54 AM
QUOTE:

I'm trying to find some REAL butter. I mean, not made from canola oil, or any partially hydrogenated oil, no margarine..
good ol REAL butter.

But I'm not sure what brands there are? Any ideas?


i did this same thing a while ago. I found balade light butter. They carry it at costco near the imported cheeses i believe. I think its from denmark..but essentially its real butter (with like 4 ingredients) and they use milk fat somehow to cut the calories and fat in half from normal butter.
June 7, 2010 6:55 AM
Mmmm.... butter.

I also grew up on Land O'Lakes. The real, full fat stuff. Salted and yes, room temperature. Soooo tasty.

I tried to buy margarine once while in college because I wasn't going through the real stuff fast enough and my butter kept going rancid. My mom came for a visit and nearly disowned me.

"MARGARINE?!? That is not how you were raised!" she said. laugh

That was the last time I did THAT! Besides, it tasted awful. Give me real food, please!
Edited by questionablemethods On June 7, 2010 6:59 AM
June 7, 2010 7:18 AM
Edited to add a disclaimer....................

***I am not trying to push my ideas or beliefs on anyone that belongs to this site. I am merely sharing information with everyone. ***


You could always make your own.....................then you KNOW the ingredients that went into making it!!!

Here is a recipe from Mother Nature News that tells you what to do.............

My husband and I have taken turns with the shaking part to create butter, but it was well worth it in the end............

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/1978-03-01/How-To-Make-Butter.aspx
Edited by July24Lioness On June 7, 2010 7:36 AM
June 7, 2010 7:20 AM
whatever brand you find, make sure it is salted or unsalted sweet cream. The fewer the ingredients the better.
  905596
June 7, 2010 7:30 AM
I used to only eat Parkay, but now I would honestly rather just have butter. I wish more companies would lean toward REAL ingredients. I read all my packages from the store, and I try to get as minimally processed as possible. It's hard, though! Even the organic stuff has ingredients that I don't know what they are. I found a frozen organic "cool whip" the other day, and the ingredient list was just as scary as the regular stuff. What ever happened to butter, eggs, flour, salt, sugar, fruit, and vegetables? Back when these products were first invented, they weren't made with all these crazy ingredients. They were made in a kitchen, by a person. Can't we just go back to that, pretty please? :) That's why I looooove my farmer's market!
  128647
June 7, 2010 7:44 AM
I totally agree that the launch into fat free and low cal options really hurt our nation.

The one thing I loved when I lived in Germany was the close knit communities and the small refrigerators with tiny freezers. The reason almost all Europeans are healthy and not overweight is due to shopping once a week and only buying fresh foods. They don't stock up on frozen and can foods like we do over here and they also don't over power their food with gunk like salad dressing and seasonings. They actually taste the food with little or simple ingredients. Doritos and flavored chips that we sell over here are covered in seasonings, over there they just lightly season chips and they actually taste better, that's why I think we lose our taste buds over here and end up salting everything.

You can find everything fresh over there simply by going to the neighborhood markets. They even had a milk and egg truck that would drive by weekly so that you could buy both fresh from the farm. There are a lot of things I miss over there and great fresh foods are one of them.
Yes, you can find everything here but it always seems like a challenge or you have to go to a natural foods store and you end up paying twice as much.
  1185943
June 7, 2010 8:08 AM
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They even had a milk and egg truck that would drive by weekly so that you could buy both fresh from the farm.


That would be absolutly amazing.




(Oh, and sorry July24Lioness, I don't have time to make my own butter, grow my own garden, kill my own chickens, make my own soaps and shampoos. I've got you know.. a house to tend, laundry to do, food to cook, 2 kids and a husband to take care of, internets to browse..... did I mention I live in 2010? Hehehehe. ) No time, no time at all.
Edited by lydaugherty On June 7, 2010 8:08 AM
June 7, 2010 9:31 AM
QUOTE:

Edited to add a disclaimer....................

***I am not trying to push my ideas or beliefs on anyone that belongs to this site. I am merely sharing information with everyone. ***


You could always make your own.....................then you KNOW the ingredients that went into making it!!!

Here is a recipe from Mother Nature News that tells you what to do.............

My husband and I have taken turns with the shaking part to create butter, but it was well worth it in the end............

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/1978-03-01/How-To-Make-Butter.aspx


I have actually wanted to try this! There is a dairy farm close by here I just had no idea how to make it. Thank you!

And yeah, it is crazy the things that companies do to genetically modify food to save on a few calories. I have started questioning how foods are made to be low fat or fat free if they aren't naturally like that, and it kind of grosses me out a bit.
June 7, 2010 9:52 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

They even had a milk and egg truck that would drive by weekly so that you could buy both fresh from the farm.


That would be absolutly amazing.




(Oh, and sorry July24Lioness, I don't have time to make my own butter, grow my own garden, kill my own chickens, make my own soaps and shampoos. I've got you know.. a house to tend, laundry to do, food to cook, 2 kids and a husband to take care of, internets to browse..... did I mention I live in 2010? Hehehehe. ) No time, no time at all.


It doesn't take that much time, we do it while watching TV..............

I help my sister out working in her garden as I don't have the space, I don't kill my own chickens, they are killed and plucked for me (but they are striaght from a farm).............As previously mentioned, my sister is the one that makes our soaps for us. I make my own household cleaners though from another member of this website. I was spending a fortune on Method Brand cleaning products and the recipes our fellow member shared with me work better than the store bought products.

I have a career in the I.T. field working 50 + hours a week, a house to tend to also, laundry to do, food to prepare and cook, a husband to take care of and 2 dogs to prepare and cook food for, plus walk them and do their personal hygeine.

You make time for what you want to make time for. That is how I look at it.

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