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I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 25, 2020 08:19AM
The non-butter oil one gets at some theaters tastes more like butter than this stuff Fabio hawks.

It doesn't taste bad, but it doesn't really taste like butter, either.

Challenge brand whipped butter is what i usually buy because it's spreadable after several minutes at room temperature, where sticks of butter take longer.

But Safeway was OOS of my goto so I got ICBINB, because the two little tubs actual fit in the fridge door's butter/spread compartment.

So, butter people, do you keep butter in the fridge until meal time, or let it out in the morning, and put it back at night?

Does it stay out until it's gone because it because of high consumption?

I've decided life is too short for margarine and other counterfeit butter products.

I just don't want to have put it on the chopping block to use, or have it go bad if not kept in the fridge.




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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 25, 2020 08:21AM
I put my real butter back in the fridge, otherwise it is too soft.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 25, 2020 08:36AM
Real butter lasts a long time in the ambient temperature. Salted butter lasts longer than unsalted butter. We keep our ceramic butter dish on the kitchen countertop. covered. If it's left on the kitchen table there is a Very Bad Kitten that will happily knock the cover off and have a feast.

Historically butter has been a long lasting trade item.
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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 25, 2020 08:41AM
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Real butter lasts a long time in the ambient temperature. Salted butter lasts longer than unsalted butter. We keep our ceramic butter dish on the kitchen countertop. covered. If it's left on the kitchen table there is a Very Bad Kitten that will happily knock the cover off and have a feast.

Historically butter has been a long lasting trade item.

i keep my salted butter on the kitchen counter year round.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 25, 2020 08:44AM
....watch the butter scene in 'Last Tango in Paris'........



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 25, 2020 08:49AM
fridge before and after use.
grass fed, when possible, except for baking. Then it's TJs unsalted.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: September 25, 2020 09:04AM
We have a covered butter dish we keep out with enough in for toast or a waffle in the AM. When it runs out, we add more from the fridge.




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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 25, 2020 09:05AM
one of many googled entries in The Butter Debate



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: September 25, 2020 09:24AM
1. Even regular butter takes a long time to spoil.

2. There are many ways of storing butter outside of the fridge.

3. You want flavor? You want long-lasting? BUY GHEE--the Indian name for clarified butter-which is butter melted and the non-fatty components settle out. This stuff is amazing. You can also clarify butter yourself.

This one looks decent; you can also find at your local Whole Foods or health food store:
[www.amazon.com]

4. IMHO, butter from grass-fed cows is significantly healthier. In the olden days, some doctors used concentrated butter oil from grass-fed cows as medicine, because it had high proportions of nutrients such as Vitamin K.

Enjoy!
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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: d4
Date: September 25, 2020 09:28AM
When I use butter for my kids' toast/bagels I bring it out and back into the fridge. We just don't use it enough to have it cluttering up the kitchen countertop. It's been months since I last ate butter. I've been low/no carbing it recently, so no need for spreading it on anything for myself.

I used to LOVE butter and sprinkled white sugar on a toasted Thomas English muffin. I remember my dad doing it when I was a kid. I think of him whenever I have it.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 25, 2020 09:36AM
I get unsalted sticks, while still wrapped they are refrigerated, once ready for use a stick is on the counter 24/7 until gone. A pound lasts us 2-3 weeks



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: September 25, 2020 09:39AM
We keep salted butter out in a covered butter dish nearly year round. The only exception is the dead of Summer when it can get quite warm in the house. (no A/C).

We tend to keep butter in the fridge when temps get unreasonably high. Like this past Summer, where it was above average high temps for a few months.

We use enough butter daily, so no worries of it becoming rancid.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: davester
Date: September 25, 2020 10:50AM
We keep it in a covered butter dish on the counter except during heat waves over about 90F. During those it hides in the fridge.

We generally buy Kerrygold irish butter which is from grass fed cows and has higher butterfat content than American butter. Because of that it's not only tastier, it's naturally yellow and spreads much more easily, even if refrigerated.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 25, 2020 10:53AM
Wow, I had no idea butter could be happy outside the fridge for so long!

Thank's for all the information.

Would wrapped sticks left in the fridge last a month, maybe two?

I think that's what it would take for me to go through a pound.




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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 25, 2020 11:10AM
I use mayo for sandwiches, where my mom would have used butter. It takes me ten months to use a pound of butter and two months to use a jar of mayo.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: September 25, 2020 11:19AM
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RAMd®d
Would wrapped sticks left in the fridge last a month, maybe two?

The guidelines say at least a month after the "sell-by" date marked on the package. After that the butter is still usable, but the texture and taste can start to change. Salted butter stores better and stays good longer. Leave the wrapped sticks in the carton, store in the main part of the refrigerator compartment, not the butter compartment on the door.

Butter can be stored safely almost indefinitely if frozen, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or place in a heavy duty freezer bag. Unsalted butter will start to have texture changes after about 6 months, salted after about a year.
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Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 25, 2020 11:52AM
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davester
We keep it in a covered butter dish on the counter except during heat waves over about 90F. During those it hides in the fridge.

We generally buy Kerrygold irish butter which is from grass fed cows and has higher butterfat content than American butter. Because of that it's not only tastier, it's naturally yellow and spreads much more easily, even if refrigerated.

Kerrygold Irish butter is THE BOMB. Last time I checked, my local Costco carries it.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 25, 2020 11:53AM
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RAMd®d
Wow, I had no idea butter could be happy outside the fridge for so long!

Thank's for all the information.

Would wrapped sticks left in the fridge last a month, maybe two?

I think that's what it would take for me to go through a pound.

Absolutely. I buy the 4-pound Kirkland-brand butter at Costco and it keeps in the fridge just fine.

I also keep in-use butter in a ceramic butter thingee on my kitchen counter. Never had a problem with it going bad.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 25, 2020 11:55AM
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JoeH
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RAMd®d
Would wrapped sticks left in the fridge last a month, maybe two?

The guidelines say at least a month after the "sell-by" date marked on the package. After that the butter is still usable, but the texture and taste can start to change. Salted butter stores better and stays good longer. Leave the wrapped sticks in the carton, store in the main part of the refrigerator compartment, not the butter compartment on the door.

Butter can be stored safely almost indefinitely if frozen, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or place in a heavy duty freezer bag. Unsalted butter will start to have texture changes after about 6 months, salted after about a year.

Who buys unsalted butter? smiley-signs006



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: September 25, 2020 12:05PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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JoeH
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RAMd®d
Would wrapped sticks left in the fridge last a month, maybe two?

The guidelines say at least a month after the "sell-by" date marked on the package. After that the butter is still usable, but the texture and taste can start to change. Salted butter stores better and stays good longer. Leave the wrapped sticks in the carton, store in the main part of the refrigerator compartment, not the butter compartment on the door.

Butter can be stored safely almost indefinitely if frozen, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or place in a heavy duty freezer bag. Unsalted butter will start to have texture changes after about 6 months, salted after about a year.

Who buys unsalted butter? smiley-signs006

People who make pastry and other baked goods that use butter. Also for sauces, sometime you don't want as much salt as part of the seasoning.
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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 25, 2020 12:07PM
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JoeH
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N-OS X-tasy!
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JoeH
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RAMd®d
Would wrapped sticks left in the fridge last a month, maybe two?

The guidelines say at least a month after the "sell-by" date marked on the package. After that the butter is still usable, but the texture and taste can start to change. Salted butter stores better and stays good longer. Leave the wrapped sticks in the carton, store in the main part of the refrigerator compartment, not the butter compartment on the door.

Butter can be stored safely almost indefinitely if frozen, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or place in a heavy duty freezer bag. Unsalted butter will start to have texture changes after about 6 months, salted after about a year.

Who buys unsalted butter? smiley-signs006

People who make pastry and other baked goods that use butter. Also for sauces, sometime you don't want as much salt as part of the seasoning.

Yep

You can always add salt to something, but you can't remove it.
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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: btfc
Date: September 25, 2020 12:27PM
A local organic farm sells limited quantities of real butter, so much more flavor than the commercial kind.
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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 25, 2020 12:28PM
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JoeH
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N-OS X-tasy!
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JoeH
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RAMd®d
Would wrapped sticks left in the fridge last a month, maybe two?

The guidelines say at least a month after the "sell-by" date marked on the package. After that the butter is still usable, but the texture and taste can start to change. Salted butter stores better and stays good longer. Leave the wrapped sticks in the carton, store in the main part of the refrigerator compartment, not the butter compartment on the door.

Butter can be stored safely almost indefinitely if frozen, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or place in a heavy duty freezer bag. Unsalted butter will start to have texture changes after about 6 months, salted after about a year.

Who buys unsalted butter? smiley-signs006

People who make pastry and other baked goods that use butter. Also for sauces, sometime you don't want as much salt as part of the seasoning.

Yep

You can always add salt to something, but you can't remove it.


....yup....unsalted....



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: September 25, 2020 12:52PM
THIS!!!! Trader Joe’s carries it around here.

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We keep it in a covered butter dish on the counter except during heat waves over about 90F. During those it hides in the fridge.

We generally buy Kerrygold irish butter which is from grass fed cows and has higher butterfat content than American butter. Because of that it's not only tastier, it's naturally yellow and spreads much more easily, even if refrigerated.

Kerrygold Irish butter is THE BOMB. Last time I checked, my local Costco carries it.
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Posted by: Michael
Date: September 25, 2020 01:11PM
We have 2 butter dishes on the counter. One with regular salted butter and one with Kerrygold Irish butter. We only use Kerrygold for "pure" things like buttered toast because it's pretty expensive. If there's anything else going on it (syrup, jam, etc.) we use the regular salted butter. We also keep unsalted in the refrig for baking. It comes out in the morning if we're going to bake something in the afternoon. We store it all in the freezer; I buy Kerrygold when Costco puts it on sale and we buy Land O Lakes half-sticks when Kroger puts them on sale. I've noticed that Aldi sells their own Irish butter; I'll probably buy some and try it.
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Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 25, 2020 01:13PM
.....both Aldi and Lidl sell their Irish butter.....at prices much cheaper than Kerrygold.....



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 25, 2020 03:42PM
I keep salted and unsalted uncovered on the counter 24/7. It is gone in less than 3 days. None has much taste except Kerry Gold is about 10% better but costs twice as much. I sautée almost everything in butter and olive oil, and bacon grease if I have it.
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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 25, 2020 05:24PM
I buy Kerry Gold which is a softer whipped butter. Butter is kept in the fridge until I’m going to use.
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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 25, 2020 06:10PM
Here, too.

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THIS!!!! Trader Joe’s carries it around here.

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We keep it in a covered butter dish on the counter except during heat waves over about 90F. During those it hides in the fridge.

We generally buy Kerrygold irish butter which is from grass fed cows and has higher butterfat content than American butter. Because of that it's not only tastier, it's naturally yellow and spreads much more easily, even if refrigerated.

Kerrygold Irish butter is THE BOMB. Last time I checked, my local Costco carries it.



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Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 25, 2020 06:47PM
kerry is our reg. if you see it, try anchor from new zealand.
we like more, but very uncommon find. perhaps more in the midwest where their distributor is.



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 25, 2020 08:44PM
....what about butt butter.....??



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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: rz
Date: September 26, 2020 12:11PM
My in-laws go through a stick of butter in a day or two. When they come to visit, they go through a pound of butter (4 sticks) in a week or less.

On the other hand, we go through about one stick of butter every few months. We keep it in the fridge.
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Re: I can believe it's not butter. A question for consumers of real butter...
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: September 26, 2020 03:30PM
In the fridge, except in winter. And yes, love unsalted best.
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