countrylife spreadable 500g tub £1.10 @ Morrisons
countrylife spreadable 500g tub £1.10 @ Morrisons

countrylife spreadable 500g tub £1.10 @ Morrisons

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This is not proper butter BTW , notice how it dosent say butter on the packet !

You are right.
It's butter mixed with vegetable fat.
Doesn't taste right to me,

just buy normal butter and keep it out the fridge.
Wont last as long but spreads fine.

It also contains alot of water, its horrible on toast


It also contains alot of water, its horrible on toast

Is it like "Gold Spread" where it goes really weird when put on toast?

Well its horrible full stop to be honest, you can really taste the water in it

Product: Country Life Spreadable Butter
Date: 30/10/08 (164 review reads)
Advantages: Spead thicky over hot toasted muffins
Disadvantages: very high in fat
Country life Spreadable butter has to be my all time favorite butter, It tastes like real butter, thats is because is it, not like other butter brands who tend to fob of their butter as 'real' butter.
It is the only major butter made here in the UK, which guarantee's that it's kept fresher for longer.
Made from natural ingredients like fresh milk, cream and salt.
Country life spreadable is made from the same ingredients as the block butter, only a little vegetable oil is added so it is easy to spread straight from the fridge.
It is also the only butter which carries the little red tractor logo, which means it's only made with milk which comes exclusively from British Dairy farms and all other ingredients within the UK, so by buying this butter you can be assured that your doing your bit to help British farmers.
Country life butter is manufactured by Dairy crest, who used to have a factory is the town i live,and offer a wide range of other products all in keeping with the same great taste these include-
* Country Life sweetcream salted butter - 250g and 500g
* Country Life unsalted butter - 250g
* Country Life Spreadable - 250g and 500g
* Country Life Spreadable Lightly Salted - 500g
* Country Life Cornish Butter - 250g
* Country Life Shirgar Butter - 250g
* Country Life Somerset Butter - 250g
* Country Life Lighter Spreadable - 500g
Being a proper butter im sad to say that it is high in fat and calories, so by introducing lighter spreads, countrylife can be eaten by all types of people.
I personally keep it for treats, for example on, hot toasted muffins, crumpets, toast, crosssiants, etc, and use other cheaper spreads for cooking as it can be pricier than other butters. But well worth it as your getting proper tasting butter!
Summary: A proper pure british butter.

Product: Country Life Spreadable Butter
Date: 01/05/09 (277 review reads)

Advantages: A great British butter

Disadvantages: Eat in moderation

Country Life butter is British through and through, the milk made in the production of the rich butter comes from farms throughout the UK, this in turn makes good common sense because we then know that the end product hasn't travelled around the world before it lands on our supermarket shelves here in Great Britain.
In essence it is good to know that we are buying British goods and Country Life butter is the only major British butter on the market.
Country Life can offer you block butter, both salted and unsalted. The spreadable butter comes in both salted, reduced salt and a lighter version for anyone who is watching either their weight or their cholesterol levels.
They also produce a Cornish butter which uses the finest Cornish cream, a Welsh butter which has been made to a traditional recipe and also a Somerset butter .
As Country Life point out, all of their butter tastes supreme on bread, toast, crumpets, teacakes, in baking and any recipes in general.

Having just had my first `Country life` spreadable experience I thought that I would share it with you.
For starters what an elegant tub, a good thick plastic tub that looks very chic in a pale shade of gold. On the lid the product information tells us that the spreadable butter has been freshly churned and in keeping with the countryside theme they have added a picture of a large tree. Quite cleverly the designers have incorporated the tree into the letter `Y` and the `Y` forms the trunk of the tree, very ingenious.
The `Red tractor logo` of the Assured Foods Standards gives us confidence in the butter, we know it has met the standard requirements when it was being manufactured.
The words `British Spreadable` also appear on the top of the lid.

My 500g tub of Country Life spreadable contains a blend of British butter and vegetable oil.
The spread is 66% butter, 23% vegetable oil, water and just 1.3% salt.

100g contains 689 calories, 0.2g protein, 0.3g carbohydrate of which 0.3g is sugar, 76.0g fat of which 35.7g is saturated, 26% is mono saturates and 8.6g is polyunsaturates, 0.5g of sodium.
Country Life also have their customer care line number on the base of the tub, they want you to enjoy the product and they welcome any feedback.

When I bought my tub of Country Life spread I automatically put it into the fridge, so when I took the lid off of the tub and removed the thin layer of greaseproof paper the spread was fairly hard.
Country Life is a very pale cream coloured butter come spread and as it reached room temperature it became much easier to handle.
I will confess that I used it to make a sponge cake, it states clearly on the side of the tub that it can be used for roasting or baking, in fact it is described as a great cooking ingredient.
The spread is made from milk produced by British dairy farmers which was good to hear.
Country Life can be frozen and then defrosted in the fridge but it must be used within three months of freezing.

Just to get an idea of what sort of taste I was injecting into my sponge cake I spread a cracker with a light layer of Country Life, I do like salted butter and this has a touch which just adds enough to satisfy me.
The spread on my cracker looked pleasant and it spread reasonably well. I enjoyed the definite buttery flavour that was there.

I put 6 ounces of butter into my mixing bowl and creamed it, I often use Utterly Butterly and I have to say that it does cream quicker than the Country Life spread but at the end of the day it all comes down to taste.
The sponge cooked well and the spread coped well in the heat of the oven. The butter almost certainly enhanced the flavour of the sponge cake and the pale buttery colour was reflected in the appearance of the sponge.

I left the tub out on the worktop to see how long the contents took to become soft enough to easily spread on to a slice of bread. Within half an hour the country Life spread was plenty soft enough.
Put a touch of the buttery spread on to the top of your finger and just taste the spread, it is pleasant and not salty.

I have to be honest that at £2.20 for a 500g tub this may be one that is reserved for high days and holidays. But apart from the price the spreadable butter is very pleasant.
I am going to keep an eye out on my travels and see if there are any good promotions on the Country Life butter.

Summary: It looks good, it tastes good and by gum it is good.
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