They say that butter makes everything better, but is one butter better than another? I have heard people RAVE about Kerrygold Butter, and they get SO excited when it shows up at ALDI Stores because of the AMAZING Price ($2.89 per 8 oz). When this seasonal item popped up in stores last month, I bought a bar to see what the fuss was all about!
I normally purchase Countryside Creamery Butter (Spreadable & Stick), and the first thing I noticed is that the Kerrygold comes in a big chunk, rather than sticks. (I believe you can purchase sticks elsewhere). Also, the color is a deeper yellow than typical butter. I don’t know if this is the grass-fed/happy cow-ness/Irish magic that makes it this way, but it’s definitely more yellow.
How does it taste? All of my readers were indeed correct: Kerrygold Butter IS tastier than regular old butter. I’m having a hard time putting it in to words, though. It’s a little creamier tasting…a little saltier…a little richer…everyone was right: You can’t just explain it, it just tastes better.
While ALDI is supposed to have a most excellent price on Kerrygold Butter at $2.89 per half pound, the deal seeker in me just can’t pass up the Countryside Creamery brand for $2.99 (and sometimes less!!) for a whole pound. So I’d give this an “A” for taste, but for the simple fact the price won’t cause me to convert butter brands, I grade this a “B”.
This is a Seasonal Item (I’m guessing through the holidays?) so if you’re a lover of the KG Magic, you better go stock up!!
The ALDI Nerd Grade: B
- A = Excellent! I LOVE this product!
- B = Good! I really like this!
- C = This is just okay. I just kind of like this.
- D = Not Great. I’ll keep it, but probably won’t buy another.
- F = BUMMER! I’ll probably return this to the store.