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For many years I wouldn't go near butter with the thought that it was horrible greasy stuff that would clog up my arteries preferring to use St Ivel Gold or other such like low fat spreads. However this all changed a year or so ago and I have never looked back! I adore butter now, so much so that I have gone and bought myself a wonderful butter dish that sits out on the side meaning my butter is wonderfully soft and spreadable for whenever I need it. As of yet however I have not made my mind up on my favourite butter and am constantly switching between Countrylife and Anchor.
Anchor butter is made in New Zealand whereas Countrylife is a British butter and for me I would have to give a mark in favour of buying the Countrylife. The anchor butter is usually slightly cheaper than Countrylife and at the moment it is £1 for a 250gram block in Lidl and various other places. This to me represents good value for money and thus I have been buying Anchor over any other butter.
Anchor is also doing a promotion where upon you get a code with each item purchased. This code once entered online with give you wither 1, 2 or 3 "cows" to add into your virtual heard. Once you have collected enough cows you can then claim one of various prizes they have to offer. I have managed to collect 10 cows over the past several months and have recently requested that a Fuzzy Felt farmyard be sent. This is yet to arrive.
The anchor butter itself is a good quality which I guess is why it has been a popular British butter for many years. The bright yellow packaging is more or less the same as I always remember it being and it works well with the product. The butter inside the packaging is also a vibrant yellow colour and compared to the milk tones of Countrylife is almost obscene.
There is not much of a smell that comes with the Anchor butter but the taste makes up for this. Anchor has a taste unlike many other butters and this is for the good. The taste is rich and creamy and makes me feel like this is the "real deal". It seems rather like how butter should taste but whether this is purely because Achor has been around for so many years. Compared to the cool and clean taste of Countrylife butter it somewhat gives the impression of a different product all together!
Of course eating a lot of butter is certainly not recommended as it contains such a lot of bad fats. However a little bit of what you fancy does do some good and if eaten in moderation is a delight.
Even now as I write I have not come to a conclusion as to which butter, Anchor or Countrylife. I do think that Anchor has a "proper" butter taste but Countrylife is a butter in a league of its own. I think I will probably continue to buy both and enjoy them each with their different and wonderful flavours.
I think on the whole Anchor butter is a good one. It has a very nice buttery taste and is often at an affordable price. It has more reasons to buy it at the moment with the special offer and the free goodies available. I would only award a good score of 5/5 stars for this Anchor butter and give it a high recommendation as this is surely what it deserves.
I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you.