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Are you familiar with this Kerrygold product?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Hi all,

I know we all mostly love our Kerrygold round these parts, so I was interested to see their new spreadable product - Kerrygold with olive oil: http://goo.gl/RgQBX

Unfortunately, when I got this home and actually read the back of the label [yes, I know it would have saved me money had I done it in the shop] it contains 20% "vegetable oil" as well as the grass fed butter and OO...

I can't help feeling a little let down by Kerrygold to be honest. :/

What do you think about this?

D3495cd9e3e7173f24e1dbee40774573

on August 23, 2011
at 07:52 PM

Glad you like it- it's my favourite butter. I'm sure if I was to find a great dairy farm nearby then it would be even better:D

D3495cd9e3e7173f24e1dbee40774573

on August 23, 2011
at 07:26 PM

According to their website, the cows are 100% grass fed

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on August 22, 2011
at 07:36 PM

David I think that was me! Ha! Yes kerrygold is grass fed. I live an hours drive from the fields that the cows graze in. All butter in Ireland is grass fed, it's too expensive to buy grain. Some dairy cows do get feed (grains) in part of winter but this is minimised as much as possible due to expense. I believe Kerrygold is only made from summer milk in any case. Case closed!

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on August 22, 2011
at 05:55 AM

I'm just on by first bar of Yeo Valley - and I've got to be honest, it's absolutely *gorgeous* stuff.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 22, 2011
at 01:10 AM

so, ok.. this *is* an advertisement, but surely they aren't blatantly lying...? http://www.kerrygold.com/usa/press/kerrygold_consumer_fact_sheet.pdfcopy/paste from link:::: • Cows are entirely grass-fed • Beta-carotene, nature’s own pigment from Ireland’s intensely green grass, gives Kerrygold dairy products distinctive golden color and flavor definition • Ireland is one of the few countries left where dairy herds roam free • Ireland has the longest grass-growing season in the world, which means dairy herds enjoy fresh pastures • Kerrygold dairy products are growthhormone-free

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 22, 2011
at 01:08 AM

so, ok.. this *is* an advertisement, but surely they aren't blatantly lying... http://www.kerrygold.com/usa/press/kerrygold_consumer_fact_sheet.pdf copy/paste from link:::: • Cows are entirely grass-fed • Beta-carotene, nature’s own pigment from Ireland’s intensely green grass, gives Kerrygold dairy products distinctive golden color and flavor definition • Ireland is one of the few countries left where dairy herds roam free • Ireland has the longest grass-growing season in the world, which means dairy herds enjoy fresh pastures • Kerrygold dairy products are growthhormone-free

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on August 21, 2011
at 10:50 PM

Did a side by side comparison and smjor tastes and looks butter imho

11838116de44ae449df0563f09bd3d73

(655)

on August 21, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Look very closely at melted Kerrygold butter. Compare to regular melted butter.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 21, 2011
at 07:41 PM

I hadn't even thought about that because I put the butter out to soften for someone else, but I can't think of anything I've really spread butter on in ages. I've smeared ghee on fish I was about to grill though and butter could be used them same way.

8e3782b68e033763485472f414f507a5

(2433)

on August 21, 2011
at 06:57 PM

"what is the source of our information that they only use milk from grass fed cows anyway?" LOL. Our source is Kerrygold themselves. What more do you want? Shall we all go to Ireland and do an investigation?

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on August 21, 2011
at 05:36 PM

That's a great question! I'm racking my brain right now and can't come up with anything I need pre-softened butter for! All my butter consumption seems to echo yours, lol.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 21, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I think a little skepticism is a good thing but I feel certain that Kerrygold has been properly vetted and deserves the praise it receives.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on August 21, 2011
at 05:22 PM

I love Smjor's butter.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on August 21, 2011
at 05:21 PM

I love Smjor butter!

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

(6092)

on August 21, 2011
at 05:16 PM

I met a women who lived near one of the Kerrygold farms in Ireland. She told me it's legit. (In an Irish accent)

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

(6092)

on August 21, 2011
at 05:15 PM

It's kind of like Jeopardy, must be in the form of a question. Heheh

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

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on August 21, 2011
at 02:51 PM

Completely with you on room temperature, but I live in sunny Blighty. Room temperature is usually only a fraction above fridge temperature; but I digress... :) I'm well aware of the "no brand is your friend" adage, but when a company does go and market it's product as "100% grass fed" and "no vegetable oil", to launch a new line when consumers may *expect* the same quality - to me - is slightly unfair. Just my 2p. And I'm trying Yeo Valley grass [and clover] fed butter as we speak. h

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

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on August 21, 2011
at 01:05 PM

Ditto, thanks Karen, much appreciated.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on August 21, 2011
at 12:53 PM

thanks @Karen -

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 21, 2011
at 12:46 PM

"my definition of spreadable butter: butter that's been sitting out on the counter long enough to reach room temp" - perfect

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on August 21, 2011
at 12:38 PM

that spreadable product has been out for years.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on August 21, 2011
at 12:20 PM

@Harry, unfortunately there's no question here. Can you edit your post into a question? Otherwise, it will be closed.

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

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on August 21, 2011
at 12:08 PM

The kerrygold butter was tested in germany and it was found it has the best omega3/6 ratio of all products.

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Ffbae451fdea9352a40cf7176c2c29f5

(143)

on August 21, 2011
at 01:55 PM

Buy Smjor butter from Iceland. They don't promote it much, but their standards are very high in Iceland. The cows are pastured and the use of drugs is heavily regulated. Plus, it isn't very expensive.

Helps that the whole country is covered in grass.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on August 21, 2011
at 05:22 PM

I love Smjor's butter.

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on August 21, 2011
at 10:50 PM

Did a side by side comparison and smjor tastes and looks butter imho

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on August 21, 2011
at 05:21 PM

I love Smjor butter!

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Bdcb2101fd3f1853cfd645094d8ad086

on August 21, 2011
at 12:06 PM

Kerry Gold ... let's be honest here... what is the source of our information that they only use milk from grass fed cows anyway??

Once a big company successfully "brands" itself and has people thinking it's God's gift to ... whatever product category it competes in ... it is economically incentivized to reduce costs and ramp up production, with the almost inevitable result of a loss of quality or quality control.

Kerry Gold brand doesn't care about your paleo diet, Harry.

By the way, my definition of spreadable butter: butter that's been sitting out on the counter long enough to reach room temp.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 22, 2011
at 01:08 AM

so, ok.. this *is* an advertisement, but surely they aren't blatantly lying... http://www.kerrygold.com/usa/press/kerrygold_consumer_fact_sheet.pdf copy/paste from link:::: • Cows are entirely grass-fed • Beta-carotene, nature’s own pigment from Ireland’s intensely green grass, gives Kerrygold dairy products distinctive golden color and flavor definition • Ireland is one of the few countries left where dairy herds roam free • Ireland has the longest grass-growing season in the world, which means dairy herds enjoy fresh pastures • Kerrygold dairy products are growthhormone-free

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

(6092)

on August 21, 2011
at 05:16 PM

I met a women who lived near one of the Kerrygold farms in Ireland. She told me it's legit. (In an Irish accent)

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

(1453)

on August 21, 2011
at 12:08 PM

The kerrygold butter was tested in germany and it was found it has the best omega3/6 ratio of all products.

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on August 21, 2011
at 02:51 PM

Completely with you on room temperature, but I live in sunny Blighty. Room temperature is usually only a fraction above fridge temperature; but I digress... :) I'm well aware of the "no brand is your friend" adage, but when a company does go and market it's product as "100% grass fed" and "no vegetable oil", to launch a new line when consumers may *expect* the same quality - to me - is slightly unfair. Just my 2p. And I'm trying Yeo Valley grass [and clover] fed butter as we speak. h

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 22, 2011
at 01:10 AM

so, ok.. this *is* an advertisement, but surely they aren't blatantly lying...? http://www.kerrygold.com/usa/press/kerrygold_consumer_fact_sheet.pdfcopy/paste from link:::: • Cows are entirely grass-fed • Beta-carotene, nature’s own pigment from Ireland’s intensely green grass, gives Kerrygold dairy products distinctive golden color and flavor definition • Ireland is one of the few countries left where dairy herds roam free • Ireland has the longest grass-growing season in the world, which means dairy herds enjoy fresh pastures • Kerrygold dairy products are growthhormone-free

8e3782b68e033763485472f414f507a5

(2433)

on August 21, 2011
at 06:57 PM

"what is the source of our information that they only use milk from grass fed cows anyway?" LOL. Our source is Kerrygold themselves. What more do you want? Shall we all go to Ireland and do an investigation?

11838116de44ae449df0563f09bd3d73

(655)

on August 21, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Look very closely at melted Kerrygold butter. Compare to regular melted butter.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 21, 2011
at 12:46 PM

"my definition of spreadable butter: butter that's been sitting out on the counter long enough to reach room temp" - perfect

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 21, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I think a little skepticism is a good thing but I feel certain that Kerrygold has been properly vetted and deserves the praise it receives.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on August 22, 2011
at 07:36 PM

David I think that was me! Ha! Yes kerrygold is grass fed. I live an hours drive from the fields that the cows graze in. All butter in Ireland is grass fed, it's too expensive to buy grain. Some dairy cows do get feed (grains) in part of winter but this is minimised as much as possible due to expense. I believe Kerrygold is only made from summer milk in any case. Case closed!

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on August 21, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Huh? What do you spread butter on these days? I always melt it in the pan, with the eggs, steak, on top of the veggies...

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on August 21, 2011
at 05:36 PM

That's a great question! I'm racking my brain right now and can't come up with anything I need pre-softened butter for! All my butter consumption seems to echo yours, lol.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 21, 2011
at 07:41 PM

I hadn't even thought about that because I put the butter out to soften for someone else, but I can't think of anything I've really spread butter on in ages. I've smeared ghee on fish I was about to grill though and butter could be used them same way.

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A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

on August 21, 2011
at 11:53 AM

That is such a shame. In Ireland they proudly have a big label on their spreadable butter that states 'No vegetable oil'. This leads me to think that they know some of their customers buy their product to avoid veg oil.

Maybe drop them an email letting them know your feelings: [email protected]

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D3495cd9e3e7173f24e1dbee40774573

on August 21, 2011
at 05:34 PM

Hi Harry, I live in Northern Ireland but I don't buy Kerrygold. I think the best easily available butter in the UK is the organic grass fed Yeo Valley stuff. I'm not sure if Sainsbury's organic butter is grass fed, I used to use it before I did the whole paleo thing and it's tasty, but the Yeo Valley credentials seem the best to me. I saw that Yeo Valley are doing a spreadable thing- I didn't look closely but it's made with organic sunflower oil- yuck. I prefer to just cook gently with butter or find a chunk of it softens up nicely on hot food.

D3495cd9e3e7173f24e1dbee40774573

on August 23, 2011
at 07:52 PM

Glad you like it- it's my favourite butter. I'm sure if I was to find a great dairy farm nearby then it would be even better:D

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on August 22, 2011
at 05:55 AM

I'm just on by first bar of Yeo Valley - and I've got to be honest, it's absolutely *gorgeous* stuff.

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65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on August 21, 2011
at 10:51 PM

I've been buying Anchor butter from New Zealand. I'm assuming it's grass fed. Anyone know about this product?

D3495cd9e3e7173f24e1dbee40774573

on August 23, 2011
at 07:26 PM

According to their website, the cows are 100% grass fed

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on August 21, 2011
at 04:55 PM

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