Anchor butter salted 500g £2.79 at Costco
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Anchor butter salted 500g £2.79 at Costco

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As per the subject, in store at Costco. Works out cheaper than the usual offer on the 250g which comes down to £1.50.
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tawse5732 m ago

Anchor STOPPED being made with grass-fed NZ milk years ago. It is just the …Anchor STOPPED being made with grass-fed NZ milk years ago. It is just the usual British or perhaps even EU milk now so you are just buying for brand name thinking you are getting that quality of years past.You would be better off buying a supermarket brand for much less money.


For those that still buy Anchor and have a Costco account, this is a deal, no two ways about it. If you don't like or buy Anchor, don't look and move on.
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Anchor STOPPED being made with grass-fed NZ milk years ago. It is just the usual British or perhaps even EU milk now so you are just buying for brand name thinking you are getting that quality of years past.

You would be better off buying a supermarket brand for much less money.
tawse572 m ago

Anchor STOPPED being made with grass-fed NZ milk years ago. It is just the …Anchor STOPPED being made with grass-fed NZ milk years ago. It is just the usual British or perhaps even EU milk now so you are just buying for brand name thinking you are getting that quality of years past.You would be better off buying a supermarket brand for much less money.


Supermarket brand is now 1.40 upwards a block so this is cheaper
Edited by: "deanos" 17th Dec 2017
deanos2 m ago

Supermarket brand is now 1.60 a block so this is cheape




True on price. But IMPO Anchor is now a pretty yucky tasting butter. I would pay more for some of the supermarket own brands which, IMPO, taste much better.

Shame that the Anchor of old is seemingly long gone forever.
What I noticed is that while supermarkets own brand butter has gone up, the big brands haven't increased much. Guess they figured if they put their prices up as much as the cheaper brands, nobody will buy them.


I usually buy Lidl's which is £1.40 now! Salted only.
Who buys unsalted ? yuck
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tawse5732 m ago

Anchor STOPPED being made with grass-fed NZ milk years ago. It is just the …Anchor STOPPED being made with grass-fed NZ milk years ago. It is just the usual British or perhaps even EU milk now so you are just buying for brand name thinking you are getting that quality of years past.You would be better off buying a supermarket brand for much less money.


For those that still buy Anchor and have a Costco account, this is a deal, no two ways about it. If you don't like or buy Anchor, don't look and move on.
When did Anchor stop using milk from grass fed cattle?! What other brands, if any, use grass fed?
candyman866 m ago

When did Anchor stop using milk from grass fed cattle?! What other brands, …When did Anchor stop using milk from grass fed cattle?! What other brands, if any, use grass fed?




Several years back.

Kerrygold is supposed to be 90% grass-fed. Has become so popular as a health brand in the US that several US states have now used loop-holes to ban it as it was impacting locally produced butter sales.
PizzaTheHutt.39 m ago

What I noticed is that while supermarkets own brand butter has gone up, …What I noticed is that while supermarkets own brand butter has gone up, the big brands haven't increased much. Guess they figured if they put their prices up as much as the cheaper brands, nobody will buy them. I usually buy Lidl's which is £1.40 now! Salted only.Who buys unsalted ? yuck


Unsalted is good for baking and those that need to watch their salt intake.
mayzi6 m ago

Unsalted is good for baking and those that need to watch their salt intake.


I only ever used salted for baking and don't care what recipes say if they call for unsalted I use salted. A lot of recipes call for unsalted, then add salt to it which I remove of course.


Even buttercream icing it tastes so good with salted butter. You wont find many recipes that do this, but anyone who actually bothers to experiment with salted will know its amazing and tastes so much better imo.

A slight saltiness to all that sweetness...heaven.
Edited by: "PizzaTheHutt." 17th Dec 2017
Would love to know where people are buying £1.40 butter this week?

All supermarket own brand is at least £1.80 this week - there is a butter shortage at the moment and every week the prices are creeping up 10/15p.

I’ve even checked ‘cheap’ shops like Iceland and farm foods for own brand butter but can’t find £1.40 butter anywhere.

I got two blocks of lurpack for £3.40 in Tesco earlier and thought that was a good deal but the one posted is even better.
uk.businessinsider.com/but…-10

About the butter shortage and why prices have gone up
Edited by: "pumpkinette" 17th Dec 2017
tawse572 h, 8 m ago

Anchor STOPPED being made with grass-fed NZ milk years ago. It is just the …Anchor STOPPED being made with grass-fed NZ milk years ago. It is just the usual British or perhaps even EU milk now so you are just buying for brand name thinking you are getting that quality of years past.You would be better off buying a supermarket brand for much less money.



Anchor butter has been made with British milk, from British Arla dairy farmers, since 2012.

Arla is a farmer-owned dairy cooperative & so, as a coop, all returns from sales of all the products made from our milk is divided equally between us all & paid out as our milk price.

Anchor & a lot of the supermarket own brand butter is made at our Westbury processing.
Check out the code for Westbury on the butter packs ...

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candyman861 h, 23 m ago

When did Anchor stop using milk from grass fed cattle?! What other brands, …When did Anchor stop using milk from grass fed cattle?! What other brands, if any, use grass fed?


All British dairy cows are grass fed - it's the natural vegetation of Britain.

When grass quantity & quality allows (Spring-Autumn) most British dairy cows graze in fields. If they are indoors they are fed silage (preserved grass).

(USA cows are mostly corn fed)


Thank you to everyone who buys Arla products, your support is greatly appreciated.
pumpkinette30 m ago

http://uk.businessinsider.com/butter-shortage-why-prices-are-rising-and-supply-is-falling-2017-10About the butter shortage and why prices have gone up



Yes, more people are enjoying the benefits of drinking whole milk & eating butter now.
So there's less butterfat spare from skimmed milk to make into butter & cream.
Whole milk is only ~4% butterfat.

The price increase is purely down to supply+demand.
theguardian.com/uk-…les
Keep your eyes peeled for cream reduced in the shops, you can usually get it cheap after Xmas.
Simply use an electric whisk on it for about 7minuites then you have butter and the water left behind is buttermilk.
I should mention if you do make your own butter wash it once the buttermilk separates. Just put it under a cold tap and squeeze it then put it on greaseproof paper and roll it into a sausage.
yummy homemade butter with no preservatives, if you add salt it lasts a bit longer.
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