Sorry for the delay in getting this post out. We had some technical difficulties but are back up and running today!
So a lot of people have been asking me why I decided to do a taste test on, of all things, butter. I mean how different can one butter be from another right?
I think you might be surprised to find out!
About a month ago I went to a health and wellness conference where they were serving a coffee I had never heard of called bulletproof. Bulletproof coffee is made in a very unique way. After it is brewed coconut oil and butter are blended into it.
If you have never had bulletproof before I am sure this concept sounds crazy to you! I was definitely a little weary of drinking oil and butter! What sold me was Bulletproof’s story.
It is the purest form of coffee you can drink, in other words, all the toxins are removed. For this reason there are no side-effects (no jittery feeling or tummy aches) and you cannot become addicted to it.
The butter and coconut oil offer tons of health benefits and many of their clients have lost a ton of weight drinking it. I encourage you to go to their website http://www.bulletproofexec.com/ to read the full story.
For the record… the coffee is so good! You really can tell a difference between it and “regular” coffee.
I had the pleasure of having breakfast with Dave Asprey founder and creator of Bulletproof and his lovely wife one morning. What I found intriguing was the couple had traveled all the way from the west coast of Canada to Florida carrying their own stash of Kerrygold butter!
Since I know the Asprey’s take their butter seriously I knew right then and there a taste test had to happen!
A Bit on Butter
Some of you might be wondering why a health and fitness person, like myself, would be encouraging people to use butter. Well the truth is, butter has gotten a bad rep over the last few years.
Believe it or not, butter is much much MUCH better for you than all the other “spreads” and butter substitutes out there.
It doesn’t matter whether the package says that it is healthy because it is “made with yogurt” or “heart healthy” because it’s made with olive oil. None of this is true! All butter substitutes contain loads of harmful chemicals.
At first glance these butter imposters may appear to be better for you because they have less calories and fat but in actuality none of this really matters. Your body metabolizes real butter much quicker and easier than fake chemical ridden crap!
This means all the systems in your body (including the fat burning process) work more efficiently when you eat REAL butter or REAL anything for that matter.
The bottom line is, real is ALWAYS better than chemically processed, refined crap that’s made in a lab.
On to the Results!
I normally buy Publix Greenwise Organic Salted Butter Sticks. I have always been happy with it. Basically, it tastes just like butter is supposed to taste.
I had considered buying Kerrygold in the past but steered away from it simply because it does not come in stick form and I really like to keep my butter out of the fridge in my butter dish.
I realized if you cut the brick of Kerrygold right down the middle it is the exact same size as a regular stick of butter. You can see the before and after in the pictures below.
When I got it home I immediately cut the Kerrygold in half. I put half in the fridge and half in my butter dish. After cutting the block in half, there was butter left on the knife so I decided to go ahead and try it plain just to see if I could tell a difference.
Let me tell you… I was AMAZED by how much of a difference there was in the taste. I mean this butter is delicious! It was so good I actually wanted to eat it plain! I know that sounds weird but you’ll just have to try it yourself so you can see what I mean.
Just to find out if I was being delusional, I asked my business partner Jackie to taste it. She had the same reaction I did! And the next time she came over she put a tiny bit on her finger just to taste it again! I am telling you it is so good!
Why is it so Different?
The only difference between Kerrygold and the Greenwise version is that Kerrygold is made from the milk of grass-fed rather than grain-fed cows. That is it. Everything else is the same. You can see their description of this in the picture below:
This makes a ton of sense because grass-fed meats taste MUCH better than grain-fed meats. Grass-fed meats are much healthier for you too.
Another thing that is a little different is the Kerrygold is more airy. It almost has a whipped consistencey. There are tiny air pockets in the stick that I have never seen in other butters before. I tried to capture it in the photo below.
Besides the airiness and the grain-fed cows everything else… fat, calories, and sodium are all the same.
So the winner is… KERRYGOLD by a landslide!! You seriously have to try it and let me know what you think! I am dying to find out if Jackie and I are just freaks or if this butter is indeed that much better than the rest!
Now head to out to the store and buy yourself a brick!