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Last updated: 16 May 2019


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We blind taste test and review 33 supermarket butters, from brands including Devondale, Lurpak, Mainland, Pepe Saya and Western Star, to see which is the cream of the crop. 

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How we test


We tested butters that are available nationally through at least one of the major supermarket chains, including salted, salt reduced and unsalted varieties. Price is based on price in stores for 250g block or closest (not on special) in April 2019. A total of 33 supermarket products were tested.


Our experts tasted the butter samples blind (without knowing the brands) in a randomised order, which was different for each expert. 


Experts independently judged all butters, scoring each sample for flavour and aroma, texture and presentation. The overall score is made up of taste 90% (50% flavour and aroma, 30% texture, 20% presentation) and nutrition 10% (100% Health Star Rating, calculated from the details in the nutrition information panel and converted to a percentage). We recommend products with an overall score of 80% or more. 

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        • Nutrition score
        • Energy/100g (kJ)
        • Fat/100g (g)
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        • Sodium/100g (mg)
        • Health star rating (out of 5)
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