I have had friends hold this in their hand and exclaim "This is butter!". It makes me really sad that shrewd marketing/packaging wins out yet again.... This brand of spread that has been on our supermarket shelves for a while now.
|Buttercup does not indicate butter anywhere on the pack|
People, do NOT buy this brand if you need/want butter. Especially if you are baking and your recipe calls for butter. It will likely ruin your attempt.
You go home thinking that you got a good deal, buying butter at half price. Think again. More like half butter at full price.
The list of ingredients in Buttercup's luxury spread.
It lists palm oil as the first ingredient. Ingredients are typically arranged from the highest proportion to the lowest. I am of the opinion that its closer to being margarine than butter. If you are against processed foods, this is way more processed than genuine butter. Also, palm oil does not strike me as particularly luxurious either.
This is a typical ingredient list for butter. Doesn't get more straightforward than this.
|Only cream and water|
|Cream and salt for the salted variety|
The price of butter has gone up in recent years, so its a good idea to stock up ahead of festive seasons if you intend to do alot of baking, like cookies etc... Look out for special offers leading up to festive season. They keep quite well in the freezer for a few months. If you don't end up baking, just give the butter away. Their price has gone up, I'll take them if your friends won't.
Personally, I will not buy Buttercup's (not so) luxurious spread even if I were looking for margarine, for reasons stated in this post.
"TOAST IS A VEHICLE TO TRANSFER AS MUCH MELTED BUTTER (SHORT OF DRINKING IT) TO YOUR MOUTH AS POSSIBLE" quote here
I do need to go to the store for a loaf of bread now....