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I genuinely can't believe it wasn't butter !!!

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Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 11:04

For a while i've been buying what I thought was butter...packaged like butter, sold on the same shelf as butter....

That is until I looked at my receipt and saw it was labelled as a *spread*

Ultimately it's absolutely my fault for not looking on the packet myself..but I do find the packaging and the product placement VERY sneaky... I wonder how many other people , like me, who don't like the idea of *spreads* have been picking this product up assuming it to be proper butter.????

It's called Willow btw.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 16 Feb 2013 11:07

Noooooooooooooo and it taste like butter AND has a fat count and as many cals as butter bloody sneaky if you ask me :-|


Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 11:08

Yep. :-S


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Feb 2013 11:10

We buy that! :-D

It took a while before we read the packaging, but as we like it, it doesn't bother us. OH always used to say he didn't like 'marg' but neither of us realised that this was non-dairy.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 16 Feb 2013 11:10

I think I will have ring to warn BC she will be outraged.....have you rang Sue Teresa your mum Joy stray and everyone else :-0


Sharron Report 16 Feb 2013 11:11

OH has been known to bring that home thinking he has bought cheap butter.

Bless him!


Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 11:13

It's the idea of spreads I don't like....they are basically coloured yellow sludge...I liked the taste too Det..but I've sidelined my stock now for baking....



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Feb 2013 11:17

If you are intending to use it for baking, but like the taste as a spread, why not continue to use it as such? :-S


Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 11:19

Just to use it up I know it's sludge it puts me off eating it where it's's just a *thing* of mine !


AnninGlos Report 16 Feb 2013 11:19

Does it detail the ingredients? Spreads have other things in them I think.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Feb 2013 11:19



JoyBoroAngel Report 16 Feb 2013 11:20

years ago i come home worse for wear right sloshed i was
cooked a tin of chicken soup took it to bed enjoyed it
then when i got up read the lable and it wasnt chicken soup at all
it was celery soup

well it tasted like chicken soup to me that night ;-) ;-)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Feb 2013 11:20

Steer clear of Ice 'Cream' then ;-)


PollyinBrum Report 16 Feb 2013 11:24

We have Willow et al, but I prefer best butter on toast so we have both. :-D


Sharron Report 16 Feb 2013 11:37

Dairy farm near me makes wonderful ice-cream now which really is cream. According to our mate Oz,who never quite gets things right, she makes ice-cream on the farm,using her own milk. Wonderful woman,wonderful but very tired now she is supplying wholesale!


Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 11:45

:-D :-D :-D


OneFootInTheGrave Report 16 Feb 2013 13:01

I remember in the late 40's and 50's when butter came in a huge lump and the grocer used butter pats to shape the amount you wanted into a small block.

Maybe it is just me, but butter these days does not seem to taste as good as it did back then.


supercrutch Report 16 Feb 2013 13:07

Hayley, Muffy phoned me at 7 am screaming "what have I done?" then waffled on for 10 minutes talking in tongues . I think those words were the ingredients in her spread.

Please don't encourage her to share :-( she will be reading every packet now and I need to keep my phone line clear :-P ;-) :-P ;-) :-) :-D :-D


Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 13:12


I thought Hayley made a fine point Sue...I think I may send my discovery global ;-)

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 13:13

Willow combines traditionally churned buttermilk, vegetable oil and cream

Take out of wrapping, place in butter dish & no-one except you will know it is not pure butter. (the vegetable oil makes it easier to spread.) :-D