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Old 01-05-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
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Member's Mark butter VS most store brands

i tried the member's mark butter on the advice of a friend, and i must admit... IT IS FRESH, SMELLS YUMMY, AND TASTES just as good or BETTER than the more common store brands.

when i opened the pack, i could smell the mild nutty flavor from the butter. i must say, i was pleasantly surprised-esp. with the cost being about $8 for (4) four 1 lb blocks.

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Old 01-05-2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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I buy the butter at Sams Club too, it is alot cheaper and it is good quality for use in cooking. I buy the delicious European style butter (Plugura) for buttering toast.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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I agree!

We have been buying butter at Costco and Sam's for years. The price is regularly less than $2.00/Lb. in packs of four 1 lb packages.

It's the same grade - AA - as Land O Lakes or other major brands and tastes fine.
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We don't have a Costco here but do have Sam's Club. Currently, I can buy butter for less than $2/pound at my local grocery store. Sam's price here for butter is more than $2/pound. I always check when I'm there, though.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:42 AM   #5
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I agree!

We have been buying butter at Costco and Sam's for years. The price is regularly less than $2.00/Lb. in packs of four 1 lb packages.

It's the same grade - AA - as Land O Lakes or other major brands and tastes fine.
i wonder who makes it for them...

any thoughts?
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They probably buy it from various established dairys and have their labels put on.
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They probably buy it from various established dairys and have their labels put on.
whatever they're doing, it's a good product.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:39 AM   #8
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I agree.

I don't think making good butter is a huge secret. Just about any established dairy can make the stuff. You can make it at home.
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I agree.

I don't think making good butter is a huge secret. Just about any established dairy can make the stuff. You can make it at home.
Andy, if i clarify some of this butter, how long will it last in the fridge? i've been wanting to do this for some time now, and it's time that i learned-instead of buying it.
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Clarified butter (any butter) will last a very long time in the fridge. Even longer than whole butter as you have removed the elements that cause and promote spoilage.
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