Reviewing the Best Butter Available in Pakistan
Written By Store Hopper
I am a staff writer and have visited countless grocery stores numerous times; whatever I need, I know exactly where to get it from! I am a superhero - I identify value for money in any grocery list.
“Butter, oh butter, how you delight, smooth and creamy, oh what a sight. On bread or in baking, you bring such joy, butter, oh butter, my taste buds, you employ. Butter, oh butter! Where do I even begin?”
I can confidently say that butter is essential in any kitchen, as it adds depth and richness to dishes in various ways. One cannot do without this versatile ingredient, whether it’s spread on a slice of toast or used in pastries and sauces.
To me, selecting quality butter is as crucial as picking the perfect diamond, as butter can either make or break a dish. Therefore, it’s vital to consider the quality of the butter for the perfect, mouth-watering food.
When choosing the right butter for my household, I always keep a few things in mind. First and foremost, high-quality butter that is made from cream and holds a rich, creamy flavor is of utmost importance.
Another important factor in selecting high-quality butter is its texture. The butter should be soft and spreadable but not too oily or greasy.
My childhood memories of my mother churning butter at home have set high standards for the quality of butter I use. The rhythmic sound of the hand-held churn, the aroma of the freshly-made butter, and the taste of it on hot parathas were simply irresistible. Even today, nothing can replace the texture, quality, and taste of homemade butter.
Butter is essentially made from two ingredients, cream and salt so it all comes down to the proportions and quality of dairy. This is why differentiating and finding the right butter can be tricky, but I, your very own store hopper, have got your back.
Today, we will compare various butter brands available in grocery stores to see which ones can pass the texture, flavor, and appearance test.
TextureDoes the butter possess a creamy and smooth texture, allowing it to spread easily over bread?
Flavor: Does the butter possess the appropriate level of saltiness? Is the salt content too high for salted butter? Are there any other notable qualities about the flavor?
Appearance: How does the butter appear? Is it more yellow or white in color?
Best Butter Picks Available in Pakistan
Nurpur butter is pale yellow in appearance. It has a smooth, velvet-like texture at room temperature. It tastes creamy, with a rich texture that melts in the mouth with a salty hint in the aftertaste. Since it is slightly salted, it adds another layer of flavor in all my baking recipes.
I stocked up on Nurpur butter from Naheed via Savyour. It comes in different sizes – depending on its weight, and is widely available in the market.
Millac comes with two varieties, salted and unsalted butter, giving consumers to pick wherever their taste and preference lies.
Millac salted butter is bright yellow in color with a sumptuous, creamy texture and an intense salty flavor. It is slightly firmer than the unsalted butter and contains about 6% of salt. This butter is preffered to be used for baking, cooking, greasing pans and as a spread for toast and sandwiches.
Millac unsalted butter, on the other hand, is cream white in appearance, with a creamy texture, mild, natural buttery taste and no salt.
Lurpak butter is a well-known brand of butter that has gained popularity among butter lovers.
Appearance-wise, Lurpak butter has a distinctive yellow color and a smooth texture. In terms of taste, Lurpak butter has a rich and creamy flavor that is both savory and slightly sweet. The butter is made from high-quality cow’s milk, which results in its natural and authentic taste. The flavor profile is well-balanced with a moderate saltiness.
Texture-wise, Lurpak butter is soft and spreads easily on bread or toast. It has a smooth and velvety consistency that melts in your mouth, making it perfect for baking, cooking, or just eating it straight from the fridge.
Overall, Lurpak butter is a high-quality product that delivers on taste, texture, and appearance. It’s a versatile butter that can be used in a variety of recipes, and it’s perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Nestle Milkpak butter
Milkpak butter is made from fresh milk. The milk is sourced from high-quality dairy farms and is treated with utmost care to preserve its natural taste and nutrition. The taste profile is well-balanced, neither too sweet nor too bland. It a slightly thicker texture and has a pale yellow appearance.