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Is this real butter?

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I just bought a few packages of butter made in New Zealand. I thought it was rather cheap, considering it is an imported product, and I read the package carefully to make sure it wasn't blended with oil or anything. It said "no hydrogenated oils" so I was satisfied. Right now, as I was scraping the last bit of butter off the paper, I noticed these words, in tiny print, on the wrapping: gold star premium butter blended. Huh? So it's butter blended with vegetable oil? I did notice that it was very soft butter and easily spreadable. That, along with the fact that it was cheaper than the other "harder" butters makes me think it is probably not pure butter. Does softer butter always equal blended butter? Any opinions? Thanks!
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Is there contact information anywhere? A company name? Your best bet is to contact the company directly and find out the ingredients. Why guess?
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Duh, I don't know why I didn't think of that.

So yeah it is blended with sunflower oil - 13 percent of it. They did a poor job on the labeling bit!
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I recently went to buy some Kerrygold butter and the store no longer had the regular butter wrapped in foil, instead they had a tub of "softer" butter.  It is all butter, the website says something about it being churned differently.  I'm never really sure if Kerrygold is the best choice regardless, but this "softer" butter does seem to be real butter.  It tastes the same as regular Kerrygold.

 

http://www.kerrygold.com/products/pure-irish-butter-softer-tub

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