I wanted to see if this is my imagination or if any of you have noticed the same thing:
All summer, I've been buying unsalted Kerrygold that's wrapped so that I can open the package and rewrap it conveniently - the edges run along the long side lengthwise. That Kerrygold tasted wonderful - it melted on my tongue instantly when I ate it right off the knife.
Lately, however, there's been a "different" Kerrygold. It is a paler yellow than the other Kerrygold, isn't as sweet, and leaves a slight residue on the roof of my mouth after I finish eating it. The wrapper is quite different - the back closes with diagonal edges reaching closer to the center, and it's a pain to open and rewrap it so I can slice perfect slices off the side. The design on the front is also a bit different - I can't remember how now, but I think the new one appears more sliver/white overall.
I'm disappointed - I found the "new" Kerrygold at Trader Joe's, immediately noticed the difference in the taste, and went back to buying from Whole Foods. But now my Whole Foods is only selling the "new" one too!
Is this a seasonal change? A permanent one? If it's permanent - I don't like the taste1 Any recommendations for a replacement?
asked bybarefeet (2038)
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on September 16, 2011
at 01:07 PM
There is more beta-carotene in the Spring grass, which impacts the color of the butter. Fresh grass is also nutritionally more dense. Now that we're nearing the end of the good growing season, the taste of butter will change.
on September 19, 2011
at 01:39 PM
We are very sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your recent purchase of Kerrygold Butter. Rest assured that we have not changed any part of our natural, grass-fed farming methods nor to our butter production. Our Kerrygold Butter should still be the rich, luxuriant butter that you have been used to.
Would you please send us an email to [email protected] with any other information that you have about the butter in question so that we can pass this onto the butter-makers in Ireland?
I would like to thank you once again for bringing this matter to our attention.
on September 16, 2011
at 05:06 PM
Grass fed cows are by definition grass fed. meaning they move from pasture to pasture. each time they are moved there is bound to have different types of grass in each pasture that also change from season to season. That will change the color and flavor of both milk and butter of those cows.