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Flora Buttery product test feedback thread - £200 John Lewis voucher to be won

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Dec-13 13:08:59

This thread is for the 250 Mumsnetters who are taking part in the Flora Buttery challenge.

Here's what Flora have to say, "Lovingly blended for a flavoursome buttery taste, Flora Buttery has a splash of buttermilk mixed in with our natural sunflower goodness. Buttery is super easy to spread and that also means that it's magic for mixing, especially when baking with the kids - it's super for special cakes or every day cupcakes alike, and also makes a mean icing! Check out our website for some recipes that we know will soon become super-speedy family favourites.

Why not find out if you're a better baker with Flora Buttery?"


Testers were given a voucher to buy Flora Buttery.

We've got a set of questions we'd like you to answer about using Flora Buttery, but please also feel free to add any other thoughts you may have.

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

All testers who leave their feedback on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 John Lewis voucher.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

kazzzyh Sat 07-Dec-13 14:24:41

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I usually use butter to bake with and Stork Margarine to spread things.
How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
I thought using the Flora Buttery made beating the fats and sugar together much easier.
What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
I think it looks and smells a bit like both butter and margarine.
How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Flora Buttery tastes quite nice, it does have a faint margarine taste when baking cakes but all my baking came out just as well as usual.
Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I probably will buy Flora Buttery in the future especially when its on offer in my local supermarket.
If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would recommend Flora Buttery to friends and relatives as it is a really good alternative to butter.

Wantapony Sat 07-Dec-13 19:20:47

I received a voucher to buy some Flora Buttery and test it (thank you, I love this kind of challenge!) However, I went to a supermarket and it wasn't stocked there. Went to another, different brand one when doing a top-up food shop and they did sell it, as in there was shelf space and a label for it, but it was either out of stock or not in yet. Interestingly, the label price was 18p more than the voucher value! I'm not being skinflinty ,mentioning that I hope, I was just a bit surprised! :-0
So, I gave up in the end as it was just too much hassle and fuel expense trying to hunt down this mythical Flora Buttery stuff for a £1.70 voucher.
I can therefore answer the first question, but not any others...I use Clover as our family butter for baking and for toast etc. Sometimes Clover Lighter when I'm trying to cut calories, but it doesn't beat the taste of the 'proper' Clover!
Happy to tell you the supermarkets I tried if you wish to know, but wasn't sure if I could/should name them publicly.

EverythingIsTinselyBaubleyBoo Mon 09-Dec-13 14:03:59

Marking place ready to feed back later (when dc's are in bed)

stimlin Mon 09-Dec-13 14:11:59

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Supermarket brands

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
Easy!

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Lovely! Great on crumpets

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Delicious, easy to spread

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
If it was on special offer

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, great taste

lilyloo Mon 09-Dec-13 14:12:09

Still waiting for my voucher smile

Macdog Mon 09-Dec-13 14:12:40

Marking place

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Mon 09-Dec-13 17:42:26

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

I use Lurpak for sandwiches and on toast, the children and DH usually have one of the Flora tubs. I bake with block butter, usually Waitrose unsalted dairy butter.

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Nothing of note tbh, a spread is a spread.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

DH said it was very buttery. DS1 likes the way it melts on his toast and he prefers it to Lurpak spreadable as he says that is quite hard.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Looked more yellow which makes me wonder what is in it to make that colour tbh.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I probably will buy it as I have bought it before and I think I would find it a losing battle to get everyone on to proper butter full time.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I don't tend to talk about spread!.

One separate point - the voucher is only valid for a certain amount so if the shop charges more you have to pay the difference.

Thank you for the chance to try it!

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

To be honest, im quite a spread tart and generally use whats on offer at the time. Whilst receiving this product, i currently have Utterly Butterly in my fridge!

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Not a problem at all, i like the Flora brand, so am happy to use.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

I thought the packaging was premium, the spread was super soft and so easy to spread on bread etc. Loved that it melted in to everything so easily.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I find my normal spread are normally hard-ish and not always easy to spread but this just glided on sandwiches etc. The taste was excellent, not too buttery and overpowering, just right.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would definitely use again as i always see the 'buttery' label and think its gonna be too buttery for my liking but this proved it wasn't at all.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I would recommend it to friends and family if they mentioned how difficult their spread was to spread! I would tell them how soft and luxurious it is!

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Mon 09-Dec-13 17:43:49

Wantapony - get it and just pay the difference! That is what I did.

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
it was used first for hot chicken buns, has been used to make the childrens sandwiches and to grease the tins for mince pies.
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
it was easy to swap as im not a set brand person i tend to go with whatever is on offer or is the best deal so that was simple
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
it tastes nice especialyl melted i thought. it melts really easily, it doesnt taste quite like real butter but is definatley a nicer flavour than the supermarket own spread is. It didnt last as long as my usual spread but maybe thats because i was keen to keep trying it in different things. i would use again to grease mince pie tins as they came out so easily compared to doing it with stork which is what i used previously to do that.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
it was a richer flavour that i enjoyed but the children didnt seem to like much and complained that it didnt taste the same as " the normal one we have" which is ironic since i never buy the same one so i wonder how truthful that statement was!
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
i would if i were baking as i think it would be alot easier to use for example if i needed to melt it and use in a recipe the flavour would be better and for greasing it was better. i dont think i would buy it for everyday spread as the kids didnt like the taste much
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
i would if they were looking for a richer flavour than supermarket spread

BlondieTinsellyMinx Mon 09-Dec-13 17:49:07

Placemarking for later; need to go and actually use my voucher!

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? To bake cakes, sandwiches, cooking
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery? I normally use use unsalted butter. I found it just as easy use.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? It is easy to use and mixes well. Only issue is saltiness
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? Texture is light and creamy
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? No I won't use but hubby likes. I find it very salty. They need a unsalted version!
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? It's good on sandwiches but not for cakes as I need non salted. So not sure

seventiesgirl Mon 09-Dec-13 18:52:56

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Sandwiches, toast. Not had chance to do any baking

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before
Butter, either salted or unsalted. Not keen on the additives in spread.

How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
Easier to spread in the morning when my kitchen is cold, even when I leave butter out if the fridge....

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
A good quality spread, buttery taste but not as tasty as butter.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
See above

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Possibly will try it for baking mixed with butter

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I doubt it would come up in conversation.

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

When I can afford it butter, when not whatever spread is on special offer except utterly butterly which the teenagers wont touch

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Fine, the teenagers ate it on toast and in packed lunch with no complaints, i used it to to cook banana bread and flapjacks and both came out fine.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
I liked it on toast and i don't normally like anything except butter on toast.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I would prefer real butter but this comes a close second.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Depending on price it is nearly £2.00 in my supermarket but i noticed it was half price this week so did get another one. If it was cheaper ii might buy it all the time, but will probaley stick to butter of what is on offer.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I cant imagine anyone asking me for recommendation on spreads, but if they did i would recommend it as one of the nicest 'fake' butter spreads.

mk39 Mon 09-Dec-13 19:03:57

Mon 09-Dec-13 18:52:56

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Sandwiches, toast, baking, frying

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before?
Butter or flora spray

How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
Easy

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
A good quality spread, more buttery taste than normal flora but not as tasty as butter.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?Texture fine but taste no where near same as butter

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
No, prefer butter

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Not something that would come up in conversation

poppy1973 Mon 09-Dec-13 19:43:11

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Generally I use stork for baking and supermarket branded butter for eating. When on offer I purchase the Flora original brand

- How did find swaping to Flora Buttery?
Easy - I tend to swap brands when on offer.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

It seemed more yellowy and was very easy to spread. Very fluffy when mixing as we made a nice shortbread biscuit using the flora buttery. It was a nice taste, it melted nicely on toast and crumpets and the children didn't really recognise any difference.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I might use again, especially if the item was on offer.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes

Mignonette Mon 09-Dec-13 19:48:45

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge
I always use butter to bake and cook with- usually Waitrose own brand salted/unsalted and for a treat, Breton butter w/ salt crystals in. However on my toast and sandwiches I use low fat spread. Whatever is on offer as I have no brand loyalty.

- How did find swapping to Flora Buttery
It made no discernible difference because I don't notice the flavour od the product as I only use it under jam.

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery
I can't say I noticed anything different about it, wouldn't replace butter with it and would only buy it if it was on offer that week.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc
I noticed no difference.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not
If it is on offer when I shop I will buy it. But I would not seek it out.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not
I wouldn't think to recommend any spread product. I only use it for limited meals and would never cook with it.

Bert2e Mon 09-Dec-13 20:09:28

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I spread butter on bread, bake with butter sometimes and Sainsbury's baking soft spread the rest of the time

How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
Fine

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It's fine for everyday baking

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It tasted just like marg - not at all buttery. I wouldn't use it in sandwiches or posh baking but it was fine in everyday cakes where I would normally use marg

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Only if it was cheaper than my normal spread

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I'd say it was fine but that the buttery name was a bit of an imagination stretch

LegoCaltrops Mon 09-Dec-13 20:20:57

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? - I use butter for spreading, DH uses Clover, we stock up when it's on offer. Bake/cook with butter or oil. Sometimes use a cheap own brand margarine for sponge cake etc.

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?- no problem.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?When used as a spread, not very buttery TBH, & quite greasy feel compared to butter & Clover.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?- It spreads straight from the fridge, much easier than Clover/butter. Not very buttery - we used it in Sandwiches, on toast, in mashed potato. Comparable to most vegetable margarines.

Having said that, I did some research excuses, excuses I made 3 small batches of fairy cakes: 1 with butter, 1 with my regular (cheap) soft baking margarine, & 1 batch made with the Flora. I tried them out on DH without telling him which was which, both of us preferred the cake made with Flora, then the butter. The cheap margarine was last. I wouldn't have thought it would make such a difference TBH but the Flora buns were by far the best for texture & flavour.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?- Perhaps if it was on offer & I knew I was going to be baking some sponge cake or similar.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? - I don't really talk about spread. It's ok but it was just margarine.

parques Mon 09-Dec-13 20:28:36

Used to use 'diet' spreads - a convert now! Have even bought a second tub! Great taste, easy to spread! Not a big baker, but might attempt some fairy cakes! Even my mum liked it & she's usually a margarine hater!!!!!

heyday Mon 09-Dec-13 21:10:07

I usually either use butter or a dairy free version of margarine.
I thought colour and text were nice. It tastes ok but nowhere near as nice as butter. The only real advantage of using this over butter is that it has a lot less saturated fat.
I will try and bake with it soon. Not sure i would buy it again as I would probably just use ordinary Flora or revert back to normal butter.
Not sure i would recommend it but neither would I put people off of using it.
I think I will make a more honest opinion once I have done some baking with it.

janeyh31 Mon 09-Dec-13 21:13:51

Thank you for choosing us to be part of this trial.

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I tend.to use clover as a spread and stork to bake with

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
We enjoyed switching to flora buttery. It had a lovely buttery flavour but it's great knowing it was healthier. My husband is really fussy about butter and will only really eat clover but he.really enjoyed this

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Really enjoyed flora buttery especially on toast & trumpets and my daughters have really enjoyed this to. I have notice they have started asking for toast & butter more since we switched

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Love the overall taste. Had a lovely buttery taste but didn't seem heavy or oily a my usual butter

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes definitely love the taste and the fact it's better for my family

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes definitely

We have enjoyed trialling out flora buttery and would definitely keeping.using in the future :0)

mawbroon Mon 09-Dec-13 21:16:53

- butter
- ok for baking, not so nice for spreading. Saying that, I would not like to bake something with a high butter content using Flora buttery eg shortbread or boterkoek
-overall impression is that it is like margarine
-not a patch on real butter
-no, much prefer real butter, it hasn't been processed and at least I understand what I am eating when I eat butter
-no, unless they were asking me to recommend a poor substitute for butter

Siri1 Mon 09-Dec-13 21:16:57

What did I use before: tried all sorts from lurpak butter to supermarket own brand marg.
swapping: not all supermarkets had it on shelf although there was a space

Overall impression: pretty good, not too oily

overall taste: was good, especially on comparison to other spreads, often have benecol, much tastier than that bit not butter.

Used it to bake some favourite cakes, they came out well with the lighter texture of marg cakes (cpared to butter) but were less marg tasting so very pleased with that

I would use it in the future but prob only if competitively priced, def would if on offer. I'd also recommend it to friends & id let them know if I saw it on promotion.

k8thegr8 Mon 09-Dec-13 21:20:59

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
What ever butter is on offer.
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
Easy.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Lovely buttery texture, easy to spread and great for baking.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Lovely on toast. Not as good in sandwich. Fantastic to bake with.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yep. The above.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? Probably if it came up in conversation, but would t go out my way.

Catnap26 Mon 09-Dec-13 21:52:10

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Clover lighter for spreading and own brand unsalted butter for baking.

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Easy to use and to use in spreading and baking.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Spreads easily and mixes well with flour to make crumble.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

It was nice but the flavour didn't quite meet that of real butter.i felt you could easily tell the difference but like I said it was nice and good to try something different. It also went a little watery when melted onto my crumpets instead of sinking in like butter.again it was very easy to spread though.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I think I would if it was on offer and cheaper than my usual.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes for baking.

Mignonette Mon 09-Dec-13 22:13:27

I will bake some scones with it tomorrow and do a comparison.

Turnipvontrapp Mon 09-Dec-13 22:18:02

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? butter
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery? We liked the taste on our toast.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? Tastes better than olive spreads
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? Better taste
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes would do as long as its not too expensive
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes would recommend as we liked the taste.

seventiesgirl Mon 09-Dec-13 22:19:32

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Sandwiches, toast. Not had chance to do any baking

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before
Butter, either salted or unsalted. Not keen on the additives in spread.

How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
Easier to spread in the morning when my kitchen is cold, even when I leave butter out if the fridge....

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
A good quality spread, buttery taste but not as tasty as butter.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
See above

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Possibly will try it for baking mixed with butter

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I doubt it would come up in conversation.

maxybrown Mon 09-Dec-13 22:21:45

I still haven't had my voucher sad I have emailed you MN but no reply

missorinoco Mon 09-Dec-13 22:32:33

Thanks for the voucher. I used it for baking biscuits, spreading on sandwiches and toast, and as a fat for frying pancakes.

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I use spread - usually whatever is on offer for baking, oil for cooking and butter for pastry or crumbles.

- How did find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Fine. I replaced the spread. Still unconvinced anything other than butter will do for a crumble.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It was very yellow! I liked it - spreadable straight from the fridge, as compared to some spreadable butters.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Texture comparable, taste good. Still doesn't taste like proper butter on toast though, not unreasonable given that it isn't.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, although I do bulk buy on offer. But if nothing was on offer I would happily pick up Flora Buttery as an option.

Jinty64 Tue 10-Dec-13 06:38:36

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I usually use clover to bake with and spread on toast.
How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
I thought the Flora Buttery tasted good.
What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
I think it looks and tastes a bit like butter.
How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Flora Buttery tastes quite nice but ds2 didn't like it.
Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I probably will buy Flora Buttery especially when its on offer.
If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would recommend Flora Buttery. It works as well as anything else and tastes fine.

Wantapony Tue 10-Dec-13 07:11:48

Hi Toffee
I would have paid the difference, honestly!
Its just that I went to two different supermarkets and the first had no shelf space for Flora Buttery, didn't sell it at all and the second supermarket had shelf space and a label, but no Flora Buttery stock! I will check again this week when I do another shop!

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Tue 10-Dec-13 07:47:18

Wantapony - I meant more that you can, not that you wouldn't want too smile.

Wantapony Tue 10-Dec-13 10:40:33

Phew and thanks!
Dreaming of yummy buttery toast now...

Bubbles85 Tue 10-Dec-13 13:28:31

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I used Anchor butter for baking and Flora Original for spreading and generally Olive Oil for cooking.
How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
I found it was an easy swap, although I still think would only use a soft butter for spreading on sandwiches and toast etc. as I am so used to a oil for cooking and butter for baking.
What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
I really liked it and found it to taste really nice.
How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
The taste was far more buttery (as the name suggests!) than my usual spread and I did think it was easier to use for baking as it was already soft.
Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would buy it of it was the same price or cheaper than my usual spread. However, I wouldn't buy it if it was more expensive.
If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would recommend Flora Buttery to friends and relatives as a spread that tastes nicer than a normal spread.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 10-Dec-13 17:03:12

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Rapeseed oil for cooking, butter for spreading and baking, marge for baking sponge.

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
No difference from any other marge for baking, easy to beat with sugar. It was quite unpleasant as a spread though, greasy texture and tasted quite artificial, like butter flavoured rather than actually being buttery.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
OK. No better than Stork for baking, but no worse. I wouldn't want to eat it as a spread again.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Not good, I like butter and this wasn't like butter in taste or texture.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
No. It's good for baking, but no better than cheaper marge, so I'll stick to Stork.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
No, it didn't impress me. It isn't like butter.

mindingalongtime Tue 10-Dec-13 17:57:52

I haven't found any yet, shelf space but no stock, and not stocked in the other.

Tidypidy Tue 10-Dec-13 19:59:12

I haven't had a voucher yet. Feel left out!

CheeryCherry Tue 10-Dec-13 22:17:13

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I vary what I use, from Flora original, Stork and Lurpack.

- How did find swapping to Flora Buttery?
It was fine, not too dissimilar.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Good texture, and it held its firmness when creamed and blended. Not too yellow, no measurable smell. Tasted fine on toast.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I used to use Flora original until the recipe changed and it became too runny to bake with. I then used Stork which is good for baking but not for spreading on bread/toast. I like the buttery as it is firm and smooth, easily spread, and maintains its texture when baking with it. ie butter cream.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I think I will, especially when it is on offer. Will probably alternate with Stork. I like the taste, it made good butter cream, and I made light, fluffy, tasty buns with it. They rose nicely and were not too greasy.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes i would, and I already have recommended my mum tries it as she bakes a lot and is a die hard Stork user!

Thank you for letting me try this trial!

sharond101 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:21:33

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? I used a Lurpak store copy before to spread and a block butter to bake with.
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery? I wasn't concerned, my HUsband was worried as he is stuck on the variety we already use.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? I liked it to bake with and was fine for me and DS to spread. DH not convinced he likes it for spreading as prefers taste of the lurpak type spread.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? Was looser to mix when baking, softer to spread so less damage to sandwiches.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? I would in baking but not for spreading due to DH dislike.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? yes, I found it made perfect scones.

glastohead Wed 11-Dec-13 11:55:37

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Butter for cooking and baking - whatever is on offer for spread

- How did find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Great - nice to find compromise between butter and healthier alternative for day-to-day use

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Tasty, versatile

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Favourably - would definitely use it again.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, most likely, as better flavour than other spreads without the guilt of butter.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, because of its taste and versatility.

cherriemayhem Wed 11-Dec-13 12:29:27

1. What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I used to cook with olive oil, bake with margarine and spread with a combination of butter or olive spread.

2. How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
Swapping to Flora Buttery was easy because it is available in most supermarkets and is competitively priced. I am used to using spreads like this, so the type of packaging is one that I like and I also like spreads that are soft enough when you first take them out of the fridge.

3. What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It's a tasty buttery spread, easy to use, and can be used in lots of different ways.

4. How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Flora Buttery is more buttery than the olive spread and olive oil that I use.

5. Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would happily use Flora Buttery in the future, although I think I will stick to Olive Oil for most of my cooking. I like Flora Buttery as a spread.

6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes I would highly recommend it as a spread. It is perfect for people who like butter and want to be able to spread straight from the fridge.

Teladi Wed 11-Dec-13 12:31:51

Marking my place, looking forward to getting my voucher!

PolterGoose Wed 11-Dec-13 16:47:24

Thanks for the voucher flowers

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Cook with rapeseed and olive oil
Spread and bake with butter
Occasional baking with dairy free spread (Pure)

How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

confused

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

It smelt like margarine, and had a weird filmy texture on toast. Was ok spread thin in a sandwich and some all in one fairy cakes rose well and tasted fine.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Not favourably. The taste was typical margarine, the texture was too soft and filmy.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

No, it just doesn't come close to butter, when I do use a soft spread I prefer no smell/taste.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I can't imagine discussing spreads ever.

DifferentNow Wed 11-Dec-13 20:54:40

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

I use Stork for baking, unsalted butter (usually Asda brand) for cooking and sunflower spread (usually normal Flora).

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

I'm not really loyal to a particular brand for spread (although the normal Flora is probably my favourite) so I am used to swapping between brands and the variations in taste.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

It tastes a bit like spread and a bit like butter, to be honest I don't think I like that. I'd rather it be one or the other.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I often use the normal Flora which is probably my favourite spread. I prefer my normal spread to Flora Buttery. Saying that, I have used this type of spread/butter product before and of the others I've tried, Flora Buttery would probably be my favourite.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I may if it was on offer and the normal Flora wasn't.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I can't ever imagine having a conversation with a friend or relative about butter!

beeelaine Wed 11-Dec-13 21:44:09

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
we normally use Clover for spreading on toast/sandwiches etc and Stork or Butter for baking/cookies depending what it is etc.
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
I found it lasted longer than the Clover - but this might be due to our son who plasters the Clover on things like Crumpets lol - to be honest he wasnt as keen on Flora as he is on Clover (he is 12), but the man didnt notice the difference and to be honest if I didnt think about it I probably wouldnt notice either.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
I just thought of it as another margarine, it looks like the others and tastes the same, it does the job.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I would say I was happy it seemed to go further when spreading so you dont use as much (which is good for the hips) and as I have said its only our son who has said its different than the usual (but that might be a tastebud development thing?) he didnt know which margarine went in the mashed potato!!!!
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes I dont see why not, I like to take advantage of offers in the supermarket being a frugal shopper!
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? I would say its good for lasting longer as it spreads a lot easier so yes.

NicNak71 Thu 12-Dec-13 09:52:13

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I use Stork for baking and Dromona butter for spreading.

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
It was reasonably easy to swap for me, I did notice a slight taste difference from the real butter, but not unpleasant.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
I think Flora Buttery would definitely be one of the better choices for a spread, it looks very similar to my normal butter in the tub. I do like the fact that there is less saturated fat.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
The colour and texture are very good and in terms of overall taste, I definitely think that Flora Buttery is at the top end of the alternative spreads. I have tasted a few and most of them taste very fake and manufactured, Flora Buttery tasted much more "real" I think it would take a little getting used to, but once it became my regular choice, then I doubt that I'd notice a difference any more.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
If it were on offer then I would definitely buy it. As someone who comes from a family with hereditary High Cholesterol, then I know that I should be more careful with what I eat than I currently am. As yet I haven't been inflicted with high cholesterol, but I guess "prevention is better than cure" so perhaps I should make the move now and ditch my real butter.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Actually, yes I would. I have tried a few of these spreads in the past and was never that impressed. The Flora Buttery was definitely in my opinion much nicer and much closer to the butter taste.

trikken Thu 12-Dec-13 10:13:45

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? I usually alternate between stork and unsalted butter, I like to use stork but forget to buy it.
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery? I found it fine for sandwiches and baking. Was a bit worried it wouldnt work well for a sponge cake but seemed to work well.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? I really liked it and will be buying it again.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? I thought it tasted really nice,no strange after taste and no weird flavour like a lot of margerines do. (Im usually quite fussy about this) Wasnt too salty and yes buttery flavour to it.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes I like the flavour and was easy to spread from the fridge, doesn't cost too much either so reasonably priced,
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not why not?
yes definitely. I think its a good product.

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

For spreads, whatever is on offer - Lurpak, supermarket own brand, Yeo Valley organic if I'm feeling flush / virtuous. Baking - I used unsalted block butter again either what's on offer or supermarket own brand.

- How did find swopping to Flora Buttery?

No problem, nice to try something new.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Liked the packaging, looks premium. Spreads well, not too oily.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Very nice - kids liked it on toast. I used it in mash potatoes but would prefer real butter. As a spread it tasted nice, better than some of the olive oil based spreads that we've tried.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes if it was on offer but not at full price

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes I would as it is a nice tasting product

rootypig Thu 12-Dec-13 10:32:08

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Butter to cook and spread (keep it out of the fridge in a dish), Stork for cakes because my mum does!

How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
Well without this challenge I wouldn't have done it. I'm a butter person - love the taste and the texture and am rather suspicious of margarine as a non-natural product. I can't believe it's healthier.

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Nicer than Flora, which we had as kids at relatives houses and I thought was vile tasting. But I still find it rather artificial seeming, something about the uniform slightly odd texture??? [overthinking] confused

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/etc?
Hmm. Am used to marg in baking and noticed no difference in the cake really, though I 'm so sentimental about Stork and it's cheaper anyway so can 't see me switching. For cooking / eating - no no no. Doesn't come close to butter (which I spread thick enough to taste blush), it's too soft and greasy/ slippery. I use butter with a little oil added for cooking where I want the flavour and that works really well for me.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Doubt it, for reasons above. My husband does like spread but I get him dairy free ones, as he likes the taste / feels they're healthier.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I don't think so. I see Flora products as being a bit suspect (sorry!) and this hasn't changed that.

babster Thu 12-Dec-13 22:50:58

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I usually buy Clover, sometimes Flora if it's on offer.
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
Fine, nobody noticed (except me).
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It's easy to spread and generally inoffensive! I made cookies and flapjacks with it successfully.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I prefer Clover on toast as I thinkit tastes more buttery. However, in sandwiches and baking, nobody could tell the difference.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'd buy it again if it was on offer - it tastes good and is easy to spread.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
We don't really discuss butter/marg, but if asked I'd recommend it!

EverythingIsTinselyBaubleyBoo Thu 12-Dec-13 23:17:27

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery? It was ok, not the best I have used but by no means the worst.

- What was your overall impression Flora Buttery?A good substitute for 'real' butter

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?You could tell it was a mad product, it cooked and baked well but was quite pale and didn't melt on toast quite the same.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?I would if it was on special offer but if I had to pay full price i would use a more convincing marge/butter substitute like Clover.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?I would, if only to say I had tried it and it was nice, but it depended what it was being compared to st the time. If it was the one on offer and cheaper than some of the other branded butter substitutes then yes definitely, but if it was a straight choice between this and clover, i'm afraid that I would not chooee this one.

SantasSprouts Thu 12-Dec-13 23:44:03

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I used either lurpack or country life spreadable butter.

How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
It was quite nice at first trying something different as I had considered buying cheaper spreads due to the cost of our food bill rising. But we are butter fiends and I started to miss our usual. The children however really like Flora Buttery now.

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It tasted fine and much better than normal marge. The packaging is pleasant enough too.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It doesn't taste as good as butter but we didn't expect it to. As a cheaper substitute it is not bad at all. The texture is more artificial but once in a sandwich or cooking that doesn't matter. It is easy to spread.Flora Buttery does have a vague buttery taste and a less noticible 'margarine' flavour. It is better than other things we have tried in pursuit of a cheaper alternative.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would use it again but will continue to buy butter while we can afford it. I would actually buy a small tub for DD as she genuinely likes it!

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes I probably would as the difference between that and spreadable butter isn't that bad- there is quite a big taste difference between flora buttery and pure butter though. If they were budgeting and missing butter I would say Flora Buttery is ok. I wouldn't recommend normal Flora as I have never liked it.

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Fri 13-Dec-13 10:08:34

1. Prior to using Flora buttery I use whatever butter/spread is on offer in the supermarket. If there is nothing on offer I buy supermarket own brand spread. I currently have Clover in the fridge. For baking I use Stork margarine.

2. Swapping to Flora Buttery was fine. I had to go to a big supermarket to get it as I couldn't find it in any of the small supermarkets in the town centre where I live.

3. It was very nice. The packaging was inoffensive and the spread itself tasted fine. It was very easy to spread straight from the fridge which was great as a lot of products advertised as spreading straight from the fridge actually don't.

4. I would definitely buy it if it was on offer when I was shopping. I wouldn't buy it at full price because it's just too expensive and I am really very penny pinching when I do my food shop!!

5. If someone asked me about it I would say that I had tried it and that I liked it.

WowOoo Fri 13-Dec-13 10:19:30

Thanks for letting me try something new.

1.Salted butter. We also have Olive Spread and I sometimes buy Soya spread.

2. Swapping was OK. The one good thing was that it is easy to spread. The butter has been solid in these cold mornings. My children didn't notice a taste difference, but I did.

3. Overall, it was OK but I didn't think it was buttery at all. If I'm going to have a spread I think I rather original Flora.

-4. I prefer butter taste wise. I also prefer Olive spread. It didn't really taste of anything much to me actually. My husband though said it was nice and smooth. I asked what my children thought and they said they liked it. Thumbs up from everyone but me then!

5. I don't think I'll use it again as I didn't realise it's substantially more expensive than other spreads. I don't understand why this is.
Dh says he'd buy it.

6. I'd recommend it because it's nice enough and easy to spread.

Wantapony Fri 13-Dec-13 10:52:07

Really delighted, finally got some, so here's feedback as follows:-
1. Long time users of Clover.
2. Happy to swap to Flora Buttery and try something new. It has a nice buttery taste, not too synthetic.
3. Easy.
4. Taste and texture is relatively comparative to Clover, but maybe a little more of a margarine taste, rather than a butter taste.
5. I might use it in the future, but only if it had an offer that made it cheaper than Clover.
6. I might buy some for mum, who uses normal Flora/Flora Light for everything, she loves it, but I think it tastes synthetic. I think she might notice a positive difference with the more buttery taste of this one.

Thanks for choosing me for the product test!

MadMonkeys Fri 13-Dec-13 19:29:44

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

I use Lurpak and Vitalite for spreading, Lurpak/vitalite/flora original or oil for baking

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

It's good, nothing amazing though.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

It's ok

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I love butter, and Flora Buttery is just not butter. As a margarine though it is good. The taste and texture is definitely more like margarine than butter.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Maybe, I'll be guided b y the price

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it, but if someone mentioned it I would recommend it.

billybear Fri 13-Dec-13 19:41:23

we used lurpack before I tested flora buttery.actually it tasted a lot better than I thought it would, great on toast and crumpets.overall impression was a great product, would buy again especially if on offer.texture and taste was good tasty we all enjoyed it.. I will continue to use flora buttery in future more likely to get it when its on offer . I would recommend to a friend in fact I have done already enjoy testing things for you

cazboldy Fri 13-Dec-13 21:16:57

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Supermarket's own brand sunflower spread or butter occasionally.

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Easy!

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Nice. I liked how easy it was to spread. It was nice on toast, just on its own. The packaging looks nice.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I think it is much nicer than what we normally use.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would buy it if it was on an offer in the supermarket, but probably won't switch all the time.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes, probably in as far as it tastes good.

HamletsSister Fri 13-Dec-13 21:21:36

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I usually use butter to bake with Lurpak spreadable for toast and sandwiches. My husband thinks margarine is the work of the devil.
How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
It was easy to bake with and the taste(in a cake) was fairly buttery. Not so good on toast.
What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Better than margarine but not as good as butter.
How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Ok in baking but the taste is a bit oily.
Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, if it was a good price and I wanted to do a batch of cakes or pastry.
If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I might comment that it is Ok but I would stop short of a wholehearted endorsement.

DeckTheHallsWithBoughsOfHorry Fri 13-Dec-13 21:41:15

I usually use Stork to bake and Lurpak to spread (or own brand knockoff if feeling skint that week grin ). DH uses Flora pro-activ because he's trying to get his cholesterol down.

Swapping was easy. Was pleasantly surprised by how good it was for baking - soft enough for mixing straight out of the fridge and gave a light
non-greasy sponge.

Kveta Fri 13-Dec-13 21:41:33

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
either unsalted butter or anchor spreadable

- How did find swapping to Flora Buttery?

I was less impressed than the rest of the family

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

I didn't like it. I wanted to, as it is cheaper than butter (and I'm a Flora!!), but just found the taste unpleasant.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I found it very artificial tasting, but DH and the DC didn't notice any difference! I used it on bread, in mashed potato, and in a cake, and I could taste it in all of them - DH and th DC didn't. Not sure how much this was because I knew it was there or not, but I am quite a pernickity eater, and am the type of person who will complain if I am served pepsi rather than diet coke (or coke light rather than diet coke, bleurgh).

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

until we finish the tub, yes, and I may use it for baking in the future - but I think on balance, the taste of real butter is worth the price.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

probably not, I didn't like it.

CantaSlaus Fri 13-Dec-13 23:24:18

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

I usually use I Can't Believe Its Not butter.

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Easy, I'm not too fussy about my spreads so had no trouble trying this one.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Don't know if they're all like that but the tub looks dirty, like the paints coming off it which makes it speckly which did not appeal, not sure if it's supposed to be like that or if it was just my tub. The lid is very hard to get off and feels quite flimsy, like it could tear with the pressure I had to use to open it with.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I don't think it had a very strong flavour, I mainly use I can't Believe Its not butter which I think tastes quite strong so this was rather bland to me. It spread nicely and was a very pale colour which I found appealing. It did leave a bit if a greasy residue, like I'd put lip balm in my lips though.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

If it was on offer I would buy it again. I don't like the taste I normal Flora but this one was nice. In Asda it was £1.80 which is too expensive for a small tub of butter when you can normally find a 1kg tub of ICBINB for £2.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I wouldn't recommend it as such but I would say it was alright.

mindingalongtime Sat 14-Dec-13 15:19:00

At last, I fond some in Morrisons, but forgot to take the voucher with me, but bought it anyway as on offer.

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

I always use unsalted, either President or Lurpak

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

I found the texture a bit odd, and oily.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

It looked very similar to all the other tubs, so hard to differentiate it at first.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I found it a bit acrid and it left an aftertaste which wasn't pleasant.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

No, I prefer block butter for the taste and easy to measure by slicing a piece off!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

No, I don't tend to talk about things like this, especially if I don't like it, people can make their own call!

KnitActually Sat 14-Dec-13 23:16:22

We usually buy tesco brand sunflower spread, but swap about sometimes, and use actual butter for special baking
Swapping to Flora Buttery has been pretty seamless because we're not very fussy.
It didn't stand out as being particularly special
I think we need to test it more to really check how it tastes, but it didn't taste as buttery as butter on bread. Not sure that there would be any difference between it and margarine if baked
To be honest we wouldn't switch permanently because the price is higher and no particular health benefits, we do up brand for health reasons, e.g. extra virgin oils but not for taste/appearance, e.g. value brand cereal/extra value leeks
On that basis, I don't think I would really recommend it

SpicedTeaAndXmasCakeOrDeath Sat 14-Dec-13 23:26:46

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Lurpak for spreading and 'proper' butter for baking

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Fine, just used the voucher to get the tub when the last tub of Lurpak ran out and used it then on in for a week or so

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Felt the tub/lid felt a bit flimsy

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Didn't taste 'right' to me (like it was a bit off?) and left a bit of an oily film but still tasted less synthetic than margarine so plus on that

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

No, didn't like the taste or texture

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not

No, think its a matter or personal taste

CrewElla Sun 15-Dec-13 07:06:59

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Butter for baking and cooking, margarine for toast

How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
Swapping Flora for our regular margarine was no problem but when it came to cooking and baking when really missed butter!

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Okay substitute for regular use margarine (e.g. toast) in terms of texture and taste but doesn't replace butter in a recipe, the end product just doesn't come out the same, whether it's taste, colour, consistency.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Compares to other margarine fine, there's no real difference but when replacing butter it doesn't mix in the same, or melt the same or give the same texture/consistency to the recipe

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Definitely not for baking or cooking but it would all right as a regular margarine

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Only as a replacement for regular use margarine

HootyMcOwlface Sun 15-Dec-13 11:52:36

I use butter to cook and Lurpak unsalted for spreading.
Swapping to Flora buttery was fine.
I liked the taste and thought it was better than most margarines, but I still prefer Lurpak for spreading. I think Flora buttery was fine for baking, tasted good in cakes. I would use it again for spreading and baking if it was on offer in the supermarket.
I would recommend it, if it came up in conversation (although its not the sort of conversation I tend to have!).

Misschicken Sun 15-Dec-13 16:40:32

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Real butter or own brand butter-like spread.

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Fine, we enjoyed the taste!

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

A buttery tasting spread with the quality I would expect from Flora. Not too watery like some of these spreads.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Fine, a nice light flavour. Not as salty as some.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would use again. Particularly if on offer as it is more expensive than some brands.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes I would recommend it to those seeking an alternative to butter as it is not too watery which I find as the main problem with spreads.

littleoaktree Sun 15-Dec-13 19:36:46

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Lurpak spreadable for toast/sandwiches, unsalted butter for cooking/baking

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Ok - I didn't swap for everything as I had some important baking to do I couldn't risk something different. I found it was ok for cooking but not great - eg a white sauce went a bit lumpy which it never normally does, it wasn't great at greasing baking tins as the grease proof paper didn't stick to it and I had to revert to normal margarine. The dc didn't notice any difference when I put it on toast for them.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Packaging looks a bit odd. Feels like lid of tub will break quite easily. Otherwise it's ok.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Found it a bit odd - better than normal margarine but not really like butter. Bit salty for my liking.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

No probably not, couldn't really see any particular benefit and I prefer the taste of lurpak.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

No probably not unless they were specifically looking for a non-butter spread in which case I would do so as I preferred it to others I'd tried like 'can't believe it's not butter'.

ThisIsMeNow Mon 16-Dec-13 08:21:30

* I use fry light to cook with and bertolli to spread and bake with

* I found it easier to mix the flora in my baking as it didn't set as hard in the fridge

* overall impression is ok, seemed a little 'plasticky' and manufactured but baked well and bun came out nicely!

* the taste was slightly more margarine like than normal, I did feel you could taste the difference but no change in texture

* I wouldn't continue to use this product as I prefer my usual

* I wouldn't recommend this as I still prefer my usual

Tanee58 Mon 16-Dec-13 12:11:08

I would love to have tried this, but the Royal Mail ripped my voucher across the bar code, rendering it unusable, and delivered it in a plastic 'damaged mail' envelope. sad

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Oil to cook, Lurpak Lighter for spreading and unsalted butter for baking.
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
Better than expected.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Sort of half between margarine and half butter.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I liked it in sandwiches but would not use it for cooking or on toast as when it was hot/cooked it had a stronger margarine taste.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would choose it behind Lurpak Lighter Spreadable but would not completely discount buying it as I would have before testing it.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes I would, if they used a margarine product, I don't think that it measures up to butter though so do not think that it would replace a butter product.

(Sorry for the quick feedback - breastfeeding DD and she seems to object to the sound of the keys tapping away).

SaltySeaBird Mon 16-Dec-13 13:47:20

Firstly I was a bit irritated that the voucher for a free tub of Flora buttery was actually a voucher for an 85% discount off a tub of Flora buttery. The voucher was up to £1.70 off a tub and in my local supermarket, Sainsburys, it was £2. I had done my shopping online and as I couldn't use the voucher I stopped at the supermarket especially to pick up just this product and didn't have enough change on me (probably why it annoyed me otherwise wouldn't have noticed).

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I've always used Clover. I used to occasionally try other spreads on offer but never liked any of them.

How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
I was pleasantly surprised to find it very similar to my normal product and I didn't notice a lot of difference in taste. I've always associated the Flora brand with margarine and on the rare occasions I have tried it I've not been keen. I've used it in the same way as Clover and it has performed just as well.

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It has been positive (apart from the bad start of discovering my voucher didn't cover the product cost).

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It is very similar, perhaps a little softer to spread (maybe a little too soft if I am being very critical). I made a cake with it and couldn't notice any difference to my normal cakes in taste / texture.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
If I saw it on offer then yes, definitely. If it wasn't on offer I'd probably continue to use Clover out of habit and because I feel more positive about the Clover brand as a whole.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
If a friend asked me about it (for example saw it and tried it at my house) I would tell them to give it a try as it is actually a nice product and good all rounder.

Macdog Mon 16-Dec-13 14:16:41

Still no voucher here....

maxybrown Mon 16-Dec-13 18:01:02

nor me macdog sad and there are others so can't just be the post

Fumnudge Mon 16-Dec-13 18:16:12

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? Anchor spreadable lighter
- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery? Fine, bit more buttery than my usual
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? packaging a bit 1970's
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? Equally as spreadable, more buttery tasting, didn't sweat like some substitutes
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? Probably not as I prefer the 'lighter' lower fat quality of my usual
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes as my mother uses full fat spreads (Clover) and I preferred the Flora taste

Follyfoot Mon 16-Dec-13 20:38:25

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Butter or Lurpak Spreadable

- How did find swapping to Flora Buttery?
It looked very 'margariney' in the tub. Bright yellow and with the slightly odd very opaque and slightly dull look that margarine has.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Not great to be honest. Didnt like the fatty coating it left in my mouth, the colour made me think about additives and the flavour was very rich but in a slightly chemical way.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I wasnt as keen, definitely prefer the items I normally use

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Probably not, no

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
No, it was just too synthetic tasting for us.

Thank you for the opportunity to take part in this product test though smile

iamaredsmartie Mon 16-Dec-13 20:47:05

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Used real butter to bake with, spreadable butter spread for sarnies

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?
Easy

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Easy to spread, very easy to bake with, gave a nice sponge texture

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Not as buttery as real butter, but then I wouldn't expect that as its not butter. Texture the same as my current spreadable

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
No, because I wasn't that keen on the taste, to artificial

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
If they were after a good spread suitable for spreading and baking without being too buttery then yes, I would recommend it, otherwise no because I didn't like the taste.

Crazybit Mon 16-Dec-13 21:57:23

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Whatever is on offer, usually Utterly Butterly.

- How did find swapping to Flora Buttery?

Easy

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

All fine, nobody noticed a difference.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It was actually quite similar.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I would as it can be used for many different things, and tastes nice.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes I would I guess, but I wouldn't have thought that it would!

IsawJimmykissingSantaClaus Tue 17-Dec-13 10:16:58

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Proper butter but it is too expensive.

How did find swapping to Flora Buttery?
Fine. It made no difference using this to real butter. Plus it was nice not having to remember to get the butter out of the fridge to soften.

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Felt quite posh having a brand name product in my trolley! We usually buy the value products. Tub was easy to open. Spread was easy to spread - I have tried other butters in tubs before which did not spread well. Everyone liked it in this house.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It was fine. Nothing is going to taste as lovely as real butter but this was definitely tastier than margarine. A good compromise as butter is quite pricey. It had a lovely, smooth texture and was very easy to spread. This was satisfying for my preschooler who likes to make her own sandwich.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
If it's on offer we would definitely buy it. If our finances improve we would buy it. If our finances improved greatly we would buy butter!

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes I would.

Fletch049 Tue 17-Dec-13 10:38:24

I still haven't received the voucher for this hopefully will turn up this week

michele1970 Tue 17-Dec-13 11:02:40

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Before this challenge I used Clover margarine as a spread and Kerrygold butter for baking

- How did find swoping to Flora Buttery?

Swapping was not a problem except that I originally had trouble locating it in my local supermarket!

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Excellent! It was lovely and soft which made it very easy to spread on bread and toast straight from the fridge. It had a lovely buttery taste and my children both loved it. My husband is a bit of a butter connoisseur so I thought he would be harder to convince but I spread some on fresh bread and didn't tell him what it was and he loved it! He said it tasted just like butter. It was very easy to bake with and because it was so soft it was easier than my usual butter to blend in with sugar when making cakes.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

As a family we agreed that we liked the taste better than the Clover we were using before. The texture is definitely softer which makes it more user friendly for my 10 year old to use. We all loved it.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, we have already swapped to using Flora Buttery because it is easy to use, tastes great and is lovely to bake with.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes, I have already recommended it to my sister and friends. My sister had some at my house and commented on how nice it was, she has since brought some for herself.

DeckTheHallsWithBoughsOfHorry Tue 17-Dec-13 12:07:31

It is £1 in Morrisons at the moment.

babsmam Tue 17-Dec-13 12:16:32

I'm still hoping for mine too fletch

I am just checking in to say I still haven't received my voucher so cannot answer the questions yet.

maxybrown Tue 17-Dec-13 13:01:34

Seems quite a few of is not got them yet then!

Ticktock80 Tue 17-Dec-13 14:37:03

I'm still waiting too.

Teladi Tue 17-Dec-13 15:39:11

Also still waiting. Couldn't put off buying butter for my Christmas cookie baking anymore either!

Faithless12 Tue 17-Dec-13 15:48:41

Still waiting, but got an email to say they should be sent out again this week I think.

mummylovescakes Tue 17-Dec-13 16:15:13

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
We use Clover for toast and spreading on bread and sandwiches and I use supermarket butter for baking.

How did find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Very easy

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Very buttery on toast and ok in cakes. I'm afraid I still like butter in cakes.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Taste was fine on bread and toast. The kids liked it more than I did. The texture is similar to our usual spread.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Possibly, if it was on special offer. I would not use it in cakes and baking as I don't think it gives the right flavour.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not
Sorry I wouldn't. It just isn't that special. I don't usually talk about spreads to my friends or family!

Thanks for letting me try this anyway.

LoveIdris Tue 17-Dec-13 17:40:17

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Very little as my cooking skills/time to cook diminished after 4th child!! Keen to get back in the saddle
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
My DD's are fussy about which Spread they like so was very aprehensive
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Scared of butter substitutes as have had scary experiences of them but ws very pleasently suprised. Wasnt synthetic tasting
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
We often buy Flora and used to that taste but also use butter.Flora Butter doesnt compare in taste to butter so dont expect this but had a good taste- my DD's prefered this to Clover|!
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? Price will determine weather its affordable as normally urge towards decent spread on offer
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? Because I rarely talk about baking and cooking... and if I do , I am too busy taking notes about techniques etc. I really enjoyed trying Flora Butterey though and actually made time to cook fairy cakes(which incidently were delicious!)

Willemdefoeismine Tue 17-Dec-13 20:59:20

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I was brought up using margarine for making cakes etc...but switched to butter when I had my DCs much to my Mother's chagrin!

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
I've been using it for cooking primarily and I've found it very easy to use and enjoyed the resulting fruit crumble and lemon drizzle cake (pictures to follow). It's just softer to use - a real issue at this time of the year with butter!

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Very positive for cooking so could see swapping (isn't this the correct spelling and not swopping??) over to using Flora Buttery but I think there would be a riot if I tried substituting it for butter for sandwiches and toast...

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Cooked into a cake or crumble I couldn't tell the difference in taste although both were less 'oily' than the equivalents made with butter.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I think for cooking yes, as I'm sure I heard it said on some cookery programme that margarine makes lighter cakes and who am I to argue with that? The 500g tub I exchanged for my voucher (didn't get the BOGOF in my Sainos) was worth £2 which is about the same price as Lidl butter so not much in it price-wise.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would for cooking but not sure about using it as a butter substitute for spreading...

Thanks for letting me be involved in this product trial. It's always good to challenge habits and try something new!

Sparkles23 Tue 17-Dec-13 21:39:03

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? Usually butter or sunflower oil for baking and other flora or clover for spreading
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery? Yes it was nice-a v good butter substitute for toast!
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? I liked it
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? Much nicer than usual spreads, closer to butter tasting
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes as its a good butter sub and prefer how it melts into toast compared to some spreads-closer to butter. I don't think if use it for baking as not convinced it would be totally safe, and is be worried the cooking process would alter it and make it like a trans fat! But for toast and sarnies great!
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes I think so-as tastes nice

JParkson Wed 18-Dec-13 10:35:15

I found my voucher! It came through last week then 'D'H tidied up the kitchen - lethal!

I shall pop out and get some later and let you know how I get on smile

SaltySeaBird Wed 18-Dec-13 22:20:17

Since my earlier feedback DH has had a change of heart. I was just doing my shopping list and he asked if we can go back to Clover this week even if the Flora buttery was on offer as apparently it is too soft and feels half melted straight from the fridge.

He doesn't seem to object to the taste, just can't get his head around the texture!

Mammabear31 Thu 19-Dec-13 09:08:29

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
It depends on whio does the shopping! DH prefers olive oil based margerines, but I would usually get utterly butterly or clover as I prefer their taste on toast.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
We've use flora butterly before, as mentioned previously I prefer the buttery taste compared to margerines that just taste like nothing. I liked the product, but it was honestly no different to the other brands we have tried. I used it to make biscuits and a couple of sponge cakes, on which I normally use butter and I couldn't taste any difference (and neither could DH) which is good - it was much easier to use this for baking, as it was already "softened" unlike butter.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
A good product, if not a little expensive for what it is. At first I was a little apprehensive as it didn't look appetising - very "shiny" and plasticy, but as I wrote above thankfully the taste was fine.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

It was definately better than margerine, which I don't really like. It had a buttery taste but was a bit oily and due to the softness, it just didn't seem "right" ... I can't explain it any better really, I know that's not very useful sorry!

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I think I would, if I was baking and it was on offer. However I wouldn't use it day to day as I didn't like the texture on my food.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I would recommend it for baking, as the softness means it is ready straight from the fridge. However for day to day use, no I wouldn't....sorry!!

Thanks for letting me take part in this product test smile

Still no voucher after having Flora saying to me on Twitter that another one had been sent out. If I don't receive it by the first week after Christmas then I am making a complaint. I have waited and waited and promised my blog readers that I shall be writing them a review whilst baking Christmas cookies. Well Christmas is less then a week away and I doubt it's going to happen. At this rate the only blog post that will be made to do with flora will be a rant at how bad their services are.

Spirael Thu 19-Dec-13 09:39:15

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Unsalted butter for baking with, olive/sunflower oil (usually a spray) for cooking with and an olive oil based spread for sandwiches and similar.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
It was an interesting experiment. My DH couldn't tell any difference, but I could. I liked the initial buttery taste of the Flora, but there was an aftertaste that I wasn't too keen on. However, as a disclaimer, I am pregnant at the moment and have been finding strange aftertastes on a lot of foods that I normally enjoy-!

My DH used the Flora to make a fruit cake as well, as part of the testing. It seemed to work ok and the flavour of the cake was good, but he reckoned the cake cooked slightly quicker than normal.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It was very easy to spread, my 3 YO has been having an easier time with it compared to what we usually use. It's a nice rich colour and has a yummy buttery smell too. The packaging has held up to the manhandling of a toddler without splitting.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
For spreading on sandwiches, I think the texture was nicer, and the initial taste was slightly better, but the lasting taste was not quite so good.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I might do, but I tend to choose spreads based whether they're on offer and default to an olive one if there are no offers. Maybe make a Flora Buttery with olive oil?

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I might do, but I can't say I discuss butter/spreads very often or even at all!

LovesBaublingTheTreeAgain Thu 19-Dec-13 11:17:37

And no voucher yet here either.

lilyloo Thu 19-Dec-13 11:27:34

Still no sign of a voucher here either , wonder how on earth they can have missed so many of us out ?

FernieB Thu 19-Dec-13 19:39:34

I normally use salted butter for baking and some cooking (usually whichever brand or own-brand is on offer as long as it is British).

I rarely spread any marg/butter on bread or toast as I just add jam to toast and put the filling straight in a sandwich with a bit of mustard, mayo or ketchup. If I use anything it is sainsburys light olive spread.

Flora Buttery was easy to spread onto toast and bread but I didn't like the buttery flavour.

I used it once for cooking but it was not as good as butter or oil for this. The flavour was not great and it burned quickly.

I haven't used it for baking yet as I haven't been baking recently.

I won't get it again as I can only see it being good to spread on bread and I don't like the flavour. It is also more expensive than my usual choices. For the same reasons I would not recommend it to friends.

Still no voucher.

maxybrown Thu 19-Dec-13 19:45:30

nor me

maxybrown Thu 19-Dec-13 19:45:51

these havent been lost in the post have they? just not been sent out sad

MrsWeasley Thu 19-Dec-13 19:45:55

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? what ever was on special offer.
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery? easy, easy to use and tasty
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? Nice texture and taste
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? better but not noticed by all of the family
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes if it was equally priced with others on the market.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes I would but I wouldnt rave about it!

Polgara2 Thu 19-Dec-13 19:52:01

I haven't received my voucher yet either - wonder what is going on?

Babycarmen Fri 20-Dec-13 10:05:20

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Tesco own brand spread or I cant believe its not butter.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
The first thing i noticed is that it tastes a lot nicer!

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It tastes really good, it actually tastes like butter but its very light and smooth.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
A lot nicer! We were all impressed, and you can even notice the difference when baking with it.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, we definitely will smile

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
It has a great taste!

JParkson Sat 21-Dec-13 09:40:42

Firstly, can I say thank you for letting me take part in this challenge? I'm a bit of a butter-fiend but being on a well-known slimming campaign has scuppered me slightly.

Although Flora Buttery is still not great 'penalty'-wise, it is very enjoyable and should be much healthier than my ultimate weakness!

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
If I could I'd use butter for everything, but diet and price has meant I haven't been able to enjoy it as much as I would like. As previous posters have mentioned, I usually go for whatever is on offer - at the moment I have Clover Lighter, Vitalite and Trex in my fridge. I usually use Stork in baking, but DD2 has been diagnosed with cow's milk allergy, so I'm trying Trex.

How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
I really enjoyed it! I used it mostly for spreading; I found it wasn't as salty as the clover, lovely and rich flavour, and spread very easily.

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
As above, I enjoyed it! I'd happily switch to it if/when I could afford it.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Again, as above - nice buttery flavour, not too salty, and spread very easily.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'd like to as I like the product, but to be horribly honest I wouldn't be able to buy it unless it were on offer.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would recommend it. I shall be trying it out on my MIL this week - she is the ultimate Cloverphile! I'll let you know what she thinks of it fwink

Thank you again for the opportunity, good luck everyone, and Merry Christmas to all fsmile

AndHarry Sat 21-Dec-13 14:34:54

1. I just used unsalted butter for baking and olive oil for frying and other general cooking. Nothing for spreading.

2. I was a bit sceptical about using it to bake but it actually worked really well and it's much easier to mix cake ingredients. I didn't like using it as much for frying as I'm not so keen on having my food taste of butter.

3. A good butter substitute.

4. I thought it was very good: like butter but spreadable. It melted very quickly for frying.

5. Probably not as it's more expensive than what I normally use. I'd consider it if I was going to use something for spreading though.

6. Yes, if it came up in conversation.

aaaaagh Sat 21-Dec-13 19:23:17

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? Supermarket own marg with a buttery pun in the name (not loyal to a particular supermarket - just bad puns) and sometime the really cheap supermarket own marg
How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? DS (8)didn't like it as spread. He saw it and said 'That's the one with the weird advert' (oops) then tasted it and said this butter tastes funny. I thought it tasted like marg - not like butter at all. Made 2 cakes one with flora and one with cheap cooking marg - they tasted the same.
What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? we didn't like it - it's easier to have one spread in the fridge for eating and baking (we do eat what we bake but you know what I mean!!!)
If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? No - we don't recommend things we don't like.

androbbob Sat 21-Dec-13 20:36:46

Still no voucher here despite two apparently being sent out. Wonder if there is a pile of post stuck somewhere sad

Coconutty Sat 21-Dec-13 20:38:30

Didn't get mine despite telling them twice. Have given up on it now tbh.

BlastOff Sat 21-Dec-13 20:48:45

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Supermarket butter for all.

How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

Makes lunch boxes are infinitely easier in the morning! And children didn't notice and seem happy.

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Quite yellow! Like a cross between butter and marg (I don't like marg)

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

More oily than butter, but taste generally fine. Prefer real butter for eg hot cross buns or scones, but really good for sandwiches. And I use less than butter because it's easier to spread.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, am going to continue to buy it for sandwiches, but won't stop buying butter completely.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes, I suppose so.

MoogDroog Sat 21-Dec-13 22:50:50

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Butter for baking, usually Clover for spreading
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
easy, well for spreading anyway. Have only baked with it the once, but that was easy too.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It's good. I dislike the smell of spread generally, but this doesn't seem to have that. The colour is appealing too, and we all like the taste.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Compares well. Much easier to spread - doesn't tear up the bread straight out of the fridge. Taste has been well received by all.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, though I'm often led by supermarket offers. If it's a good price, I'd buy it!
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
YeS I would. That said though, it's not often something I talk about!

maxybrown Sun 22-Dec-13 20:56:42

Not got mine either. TBh I think there are far too many of us for it to be the post. sad

pussinwellyboots Mon 23-Dec-13 09:42:45

We've got a set of questions we'd like you to answer about using Flora Buttery, but please also feel free to add any other thoughts you may have.

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
lots of different things - generally use stork or real butter for baking and aldi version of lurpack (Norpack?) for spreading, but if i run out and am not off to aldi whatever spread is on offer/ supermarket own.
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Very easy
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It did not stand out as ay different from the others. To me it tasted ver like margarine, and I prefer real butter/norpack
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
As above - it did not stand out.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? be tempted but if not I would not pay the extra.
If it's on offer I may
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Not specially. Does not have anything to offer over more competitively priced alternatives.

Macdog Mon 23-Dec-13 13:22:55

Still no voucher.
Have abandoned all hope of it ever arriving

maxybrown Tue 24-Dec-13 00:13:24

me too Macdog, I can't believe they were ever sent - for so many of us to not have received 2? hmm

scrivette Tue 24-Dec-13 07:01:50

I usually use Aldi butter or spread , or whatever is on offer in the other Supermarkets.

I found it very easy to swap.

Overall I liked it, as it was so soft I wasn't sure about using it for cakes but after seeing comments on here I will try it.

I liked the taste and texture. DH was especially impressed with the texture as it was so easy to spread on the sandwiches. It tasted quite buttery and was especially nice on hot toast.

I would definitely purchase it when it was on special offer and I would recommend it to others.

LovesBaublingTheTreeAgain Tue 24-Dec-13 07:08:18

Am officially counting myself out of this test now as still not received and after visiting 4 supermarkets yesterday I will not be going anywhere today.

someone must be sitting on a buttery mountain somewhere

Coconutty Tue 24-Dec-13 11:49:28

Me too Lovebaulbling

I'm out.

mirpuppet Fri 27-Dec-13 12:59:23

I also didn't get voucher.

babsmam Fri 27-Dec-13 13:10:22

I'm out too. No voucher.

unadulterateddad Fri 27-Dec-13 21:43:22

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Block butter or Lurpack spreadable
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Seemed pretty easy to use, soft and was easy to blend
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
meh, didn't grab me as something special.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Seemed a bit more "manufactured" and a less natural taste
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Too manufactured for me
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would have no credibility left if I started talking about spreads in conversation!

GoodKingWencesLACK Sat 28-Dec-13 00:52:30

Sort of glad I'm not the only one not to receive a voucher yet. Have emailed Angelie a couple of times since the initial "ooh it's been delayed" email, but nada.

I know it's only a trial of pretend butter, but it's a bit crap MN that so many haven't received their vouchers.

DecorKateTheXmasTreeMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 28-Dec-13 10:43:49

Hullo everyone,

Really sorry some of you haven't received your vouchers - will chase this up and try and get an update for you.

mummy81 Sat 28-Dec-13 13:10:44

I never got my voucher so can't really comment as I use Anchor butter.

Fletch049 Sun 29-Dec-13 19:25:30

still not received the voucher for this

maxybrown Sun 29-Dec-13 21:37:43

same her, no voucher/s - as I said before these just obv haven't been sent out, no way so many of us could have had apparently 2 lots lost in the post

Same I still haven't received a voucher depite flora tweeting me themselves saying they would send one out! Flora just gave themselves a bad reputation on twitter that's for sure.

Happiestinwellybobs Mon 30-Dec-13 08:28:17

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Own brand spreads, or branded products eg flora, clover, utterly butterfly if on offer. For baking, I use butter.

How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

Very easy

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Liked the taste on crumpets and toast, although not had time to do any baking. It was really easy to spread, and didn't tear the bread up like butter does.

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I preferred it to the own brand spread we have been using.

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, but only if it were on offer.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I did - on Christmas Day. My brother was spreading it on his cheese crackers!

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 30-Dec-13 10:39:06

Hi everyone - sorry again to those of you who haven't received your vouchers. The problems in getting the vouchers to you were completely unforeseen, but Flora have assured us they're doing everything they can to get them to you as soon as possible in the new year. Both Flora and us at MNHQ would still like as many of you as possible to take part so please do bear with us if you can. Thanks

DameDeepRedBetty Mon 30-Dec-13 13:54:48

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Whatever was on special offer that week that would do, as long as it wasn't Utterly Butterly or similar stuff that comes in yellow tubs. They're all vile.
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Liked the little I managed to get of it. DP and children got through three quarters of the tub while I was out! Some of it went into some home-made brownies which tasted fine.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It was nice, but have you changed the recipe? Got some a few months ago when it was on offer, and I'm sure it used to be yummier than it is now.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It was about the same, I'll use it if it's cheaper than Bertolli or one of the ownbrand clones of Bertolli.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'll happily buy it when its BOGOF or otherwise half-price.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, I'd certainly tell them it was nicer than the various Yellow Tub stuffs.

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 30-Dec-13 17:54:11

Just adding a comment to say that I never received my voucher, so I've not tried the spread either.

lemony7 Mon 30-Dec-13 17:57:47

I've still not received my vouchers sad

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 30-Dec-13 22:18:21

No sign of my voucher, so I decided to go ahead and just buy it because we were baking again today & we were out of butter.

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Butter (unsalted, basic/own brand or whatever is on offer for baking, Kerrygold softer butter for spreading).

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
It was easier to beat with sugar to get light & fluffy for baking. Didn't have to remember to leave it out overnight. spread easier than the kerrygold.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Good

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I can't say I really noticed any difference in taste after it had been cooked with sugar, vanilla & cinnamon. I think we all prefer the taste of kerrygold.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would for cookies if it worked out cheaper than what I currently use. I wouldn't use it for making crackers/cheese biscuits. Not for spreading.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, I think so. It's handy for baking and tastes better than margarine, but not for spreading. I'd still recommend kerrygold softer butter.

lilyloo Fri 03-Jan-14 10:22:03

Still waiting smile hope its worth the wait

florencebabyjo Fri 03-Jan-14 12:10:34

No voucher for me yet either

WhenDoISleep Sat 04-Jan-14 10:47:59

Still waiting for my voucher as well

fishewen Mon 06-Jan-14 14:06:12

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I usually use butter to spread, sometimes margarine to cook/bake.
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
We used it over christmas and everyone really liked it, especially those who were used to a spread rather than butter.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
The flavour was much better than I expected, and it looked more appealing too.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
The taste and trexture were very good. Not exactly like butter but a very good substitute.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would be very happy to have it as a standby in the fridge, but something still makes me prefer a more vatural and less manufactured spread such as butter - maybe its the plastic tub?
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would happily recommend it over other spreads in tubs, but not sure if I would suggest it to those who are die hard butter users.

cather Mon 06-Jan-14 14:30:03

I still haven't received the voucher.

maxybrown Mon 06-Jan-14 21:55:35

nor me

emily80 Tue 07-Jan-14 14:46:28

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I tend to buy what is on offer - my favourite is Bertolli
- How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
Good, I like the taste a lot and it is very versatile, I can use it for everything I need to from spreading to baking.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Very good, we all liked the buttery taste and it spread easily.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Probably a bit nicer as it has a more buttery taste than my usual spreads.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I will, I'll probably wait until it's on offer but will happily buy it amongst other spreads
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, it has a nice taste and is easy to use.

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Tue 07-Jan-14 20:51:52

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I usually use vegetable oil to make pastry and Tesco's version of lurpak as a spread.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
As a spread the flavour was just as good. I didn't like it in the pastry though - too pronouced a flavour.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It was ok but not significantly better. I was hoping to be able to use it for DD who is allergic to dairy. Unfortunately, once I bought it I realised it contains 30% milk.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Taste and texture were similar to Tesco's version of lurpak.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
No, I will go back to what I am used to as I'm sure it's cheaper and tastes the same.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
No, it wasn't significantly better and therefore I wouldn't recommend it

Ticktock80 Wed 08-Jan-14 08:21:52

Well my feedback is inconclusive. I never received my voucher. So my answer to all questions is.....I have no clue!

luciferswench Wed 08-Jan-14 13:50:03

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
stork or supermarket brand butter
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
We swapped easily.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
i liked it. one product used in baking, cooking and for spreading.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
i do prefer real butter on my crumpets. however for sandwiches it was fine. Didnt really alter the taste of my baking.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Maybe but its not really much different to what i use taste wise just more expensive price wise.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Depends on what they wanted to use the product for.

RoaringForties Wed 08-Jan-14 15:11:05

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
To cook usually Stork, maybe butter. To spread always butter.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Ds and dh liked it, ds chiefly because he could spread it without tearing great holes in his bread. Me not so much, clutches butter dish to bosom.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It does look a marginally better colour than Flora original, slightly more natural looking, liked the gold accented tub.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I will not be swopping my butter dish but may well use it in baking as we could not tell any real difference. Ds loved it as he found it far easier to make cakes.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I will probably consider purchasing for baking as far easier, cakes seemed fine and texture ok, well as ok as our cakes ever are anyway!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I guess if it was to come up in conversation I might mention it especially if talking baking.

RedKites Wed 08-Jan-14 15:32:36

I was just coming onto the thread to see if I was the only one not to receive my voucher. I'm not sure whether to be happy or not that I'm not the only one.

maxybrown Wed 08-Jan-14 17:03:09

grin Redkites!

any update MN?

It's on offer for a £1 at the minute in Iceland too grrr

kelzw84 Wed 08-Jan-14 21:56:58

never got my voucher so cant anwser questions

LackaDAISYcal Thu 09-Jan-14 00:07:19

Still waiting here too. An update would be good MN. I know it's only a tub of fake butter, but it's not looking very professional of Flora tbh.

verap Thu 09-Jan-14 10:58:22

Still waiting for my voucher....

chipbuttyandacoke Thu 09-Jan-14 11:47:19

Still waiting here too for voucher to arrive

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 09-Jan-14 17:28:28

Hi everyone, both Flora and us at MNHQ are very sorry for the delay in getting vouchers to some of you - the vouchers are being prepared (they needed to be reprinted) and will be sent out soon.

SlayerKat Sun 12-Jan-14 13:15:48

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Anything that is on offer at the supermarket. Could be Flora, could be shop's own, use a lot of Stork because it comes in huge size.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

Didn't mind at all.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Really happy with it. Use it mostly on kid's sandwiches. Easy to spread straight from the fridge. Looks like butter. Kids did not comment which is actually a good thing because they didn't notice the change. As well as buying butter which we keep on top on the fridge in a butter pot, we always like to keep a spreadable butter/spread in the fridge.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Tastes just like butter.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes but only if it's on special offer.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes definitely.

dstill1964 Sun 12-Jan-14 15:58:06

Never received my voucher and now keep getting apologising emails saying the voucher for the flora buttery will be sent out shortly

MrsPnut Mon 13-Jan-14 09:50:27

I've never received my voucher either, despite apology emails.

I'm not sure I can be bothered now.

MTBMummy Tue 14-Jan-14 08:56:45

Glad I'm not the only one that's still not got it, was tempted to get some on my last shop just to do the test, but not really feeling the love for flora after this

Laurac2 Thu 16-Jan-14 15:06:53

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Clover light
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
We loved it. No problem finding it in stores and tastes great.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Very good
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I think it was softer than clover but I liked that - easier to spread. Tasted good on toast, some others I find disgusting when melted.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I probably would recommend although my friends tend to go for 'light' versions.

perfectview Thu 16-Jan-14 15:08:26

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Various other spreads, some 'buttery' ones so was interested to compare.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

As we use a variety of spreads it was not difficult to make an adjustment to a new one.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

We liked Flora Buttery. None of the family noticed a change in a negative sense.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Flora buttery has a nice texture - one that I am used to having grown up with the original Flora.
I didn't think it was as buttery in flavour as some of the other buttery spreads I have used in the past. The reason I enjoy these spreads is because I like the taste of butter but dislike the additional greasiness and the problems with keeping fresh when out of the fridge, so this was a slight negative in my opinion.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would definitely use it again if it was on offer but I generally choose what spread to use on this basis so am not very product loyal!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I would recommend it on the basis that it is pleasant and it is useful that it can also be used for baking, but not on the basis that it is a 'buttery' spread.

Nightfall1983 Thu 16-Jan-14 15:09:41

I received my voucher in December but failed (in 3 different supermarkets) to find the product. Then Christmas got in the way and I forgot about it. I've seen it since then in store but have now lost my voucher. Oh dear.

directoroflegacy Thu 16-Jan-14 15:13:59

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I usually use margarine to both to bake with and for sandwiches/toast.
How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
I thought using the Flora Buttery was v easy , also I don’t tend to have a brand loyalty when it comes to spreads
What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
I think it looks and smells like an inbetween of butter & marge.
How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
DH, who is normally fussy, didn’t notice at all!
It was v easy to spread on toast – didn’t create holes in it!
It was great to use for baking – v easy to mix
Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
It was on offer recently and I bought it!
If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, I would recommend Flora Buttery to friends and relatives as it is a good alternative to butter.

PantsInWash Thu 16-Jan-14 15:14:13

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
For cooking - olive, groundnut or sunflower oil, depending on what I was cooking, sometimes butter along with the oil (if using a Nigel Slater recipe, usually!)

For spreading - Bertolli olive spread, very occasional use of unsalted lurpak but I'm the only one who likes it so I only get it occasionally
- for Baking - Stork hard / soft margarine (because this is what my Mum always used and I'm used to the taste and how it cooks)

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
OK, I suppose, a bit non-plussed TBH.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Not as good as butter, not sure about the taste. I couldn't work out if I could detect a different flavour / texture for baking, it seemed different but I couldn't put my finger on it and thought it might be because I was trying to detect a difference and ended up imagining it grin

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
- some of the family didn't like the the taste, especially the kids as they are so used to the olive spread we've had for years

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I might buy it again, as it's cheaper than Bertolli - but the health benefits of olive spread and the fact that the kids prefer it may mean we end up sticking to Bertolli - they are creatures of habit!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
- possibly - if they like buttery stuff and want to have a lower fat alternative then it would be a good option

AmazingDisgrace Thu 16-Jan-14 15:15:35

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? Butter
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Ok, it doesn't have the same texture for when making pastry etc though
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It seemed more like a buttery margarine than butter
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It doesn't really compare to actual butter but would do if nothing else to hand. The texture was a bit too soft for me. The taste was OK but a bit too fake. I couldn't quite establish what it tasted of but it wasn't butter if that makes sense. There was something else.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'll revert to butter but would use it if I had nothing else
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
If it was appropriate then I would, eg if someone had run out of whatever they normally use I'd suggest it

Tanfastic Thu 16-Jan-14 15:21:35

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

I normally used supermarket own unsalted butter for baking and supermarket own brand "light buttery" spread for sandwiches.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

It wasn't a big difference. I found it very similar to the one I use at present that is supermarket own brand.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

I thought it was very nice.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I found it very similar to be honest. I tend to buy supermarket own brand "buttery" spread and this goes down well with all the family. I found the Flora brand to be much of a sameness (but maybe more expensive).

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I did not find it any different to be honest to the one I normally use from Lidl but obviously the price tag makes a huge difference.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I would recommend it as it was nice but I think there are other brands on the market that do just as good a job and taste as nice with a smaller price tag.

MaryBS Thu 16-Jan-14 15:30:25

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Utterly butterly or butter

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
The cakes I made with it were very good, I'm impressed. Both for baking and also for the butter cream.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Very favourable
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Better than the margarine we were using, although for sandwiches/toast 50% of the household still preferred butter. But the margarine lovers really liked it.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, most definitely for cake baking, it gave the cakes a lovely colour and texture, better than anything else I've tried
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, because its a good product, especially for baking.

Baconsarnie Thu 16-Jan-14 15:31:17

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Madeira cake
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
No problem at all. Made it easier to beat the sugar in.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It didn't look that appetising, but it was great to bake with.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I thought i would be able to tell the difference between Flora Buttery and real butter, but I couldn't at all, certainly not in baking. To look at though, yes.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
We've been using it ever since.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, I would, on the basis it's (got to be) healthier than butter. Though I would probably want to check that before I stated it as a fact!

MegGriffin Thu 16-Jan-14 15:32:12

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Real butter and sometimes flora/clover.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
The family ate it without complaint although I prefer real butter personaly.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It was quite a useful product as you can spread and bake

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery c
ompare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
We usually have butter but it was very nice compared to some other spreads we have used.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes as it was great for baking.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes I would for baking and as a spread if they were not real butter consumers.

ChunkyPickle Thu 16-Jan-14 16:04:59

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

cook - real butter, olive, or vegetable oil
spread - real butter and clover
bake - real butter, stork, supermarket own brand marg

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

OK for baking, I don' like using marg for cooking, and it was fine to spread, but tasted and smelt quite margarine-like which I didn't enjoy (DP tried it and went straight back to Clover)

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

fine for baking, but I didn't find the taste buttery.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

texture was great (not grainy like some spreads are), colour was fine, it was just the taste that wasn't for me.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

no. Prefer Clover or butter.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

No - because of the taste (I had a flashback to my Nan's St Ivel Gold when eating it on bread)

fivesacrowd Thu 16-Jan-14 16:05:10

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Toast, sandwiches, cupcakes
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Dc liked it, I prefer Lurpak as it doesn't melt so easily into toast.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It was nice, but I prefer to bake with unsalted butter, I find it more consistent
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Tastes like butter, but I prefer Lurpak spreadable
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Was difficult to find in local supermarkets, I might buy if if i could find it and it was cheaper than Lurpak.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
It's unlikely butter would come up in conversation, but I would recommend it if someone asked me!

firawla Thu 16-Jan-14 16:10:34

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Normally real butter as DH notices a big difference between that and low fat spreads

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

I can't notice a big difference myself, I found it pretty good. DH noticed a difference but not too much

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

I think it could be a good compromise between me and DH's needs

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

soft and easy to spread so no complaints on texture

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, may well keep buying it

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I think so - as its a good comprimise

spottymoo Thu 16-Jan-14 16:13:57

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before the challenge
Lurpak

How did you find swapping to flora buttery
For baking I liked the flora buttery but didn't like the taste on toast and sandwiches

What was your overall impression flora buttery?
A great product for baking

How did the overall taste and texture of flora buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oils etc
I didn't like thr taste in sandwiches it tasted to much like margarine for me.

Do you think you'll be likely to contuine using flora buttery in thr future? Yes I've carried on buying it for baking.

If it came up in conversation would you recemenf it?
Yes I'd recommend to a friend for baking if they were after recemndations for buttering bread I'd suggestion they try it and they their own mind up as everyone has different tastes.

dragonbear Thu 16-Jan-14 16:38:26

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Very nice although I still have a preference for real butter

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Nice light texture much better than other maragrines or butter substitutes

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes ...in preference to any other butter substitute
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes as a good alternative to any others I have used and if butter is not liked

treaclesoda Thu 16-Jan-14 16:41:58

I never got a voucher for this. It's like some sort of mythical creature, I've heard about the voucher but never seen it wink

countingdown Thu 16-Jan-14 17:57:28

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? I normally use Lurpak spread, and Lurpak butter for baking/cooking.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery? Fine. I wouldn't have used it for baking.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? I liked it, but didn't find it massively different to other spreads.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? It was fine - nothing strange or different!

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? I would, if it was on offer.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? To be honest, I can't think of a situation where I would be discussing butter with friends...but, yes, I guess I would.

DameDeepRedBetty Thu 16-Jan-14 17:59:37

Update - It's on a 2 for £2 deal in Tesco at the moment, so I now have one entire shelf of the fridge filled with tubs.

Tobagostreet Thu 16-Jan-14 19:02:54

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Anchor spreadable for spreading in toast/sandwiches. Stork for baking cakes and supermarket own brand butter for buttercream.
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
I found it very easy. The taste was better tan Anchor and I felt that the cakes turned out better than with Stork (which I've used for the past 20 yrs!)
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Very positive. Nice taste and very versatile.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Better than my usual product choice.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I enjoyed using it so much that I've switched to it (2 tubs new in my fridge right now). Seems to be on offer quite a bit as its new, so very affordable.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would recommend it for baking, as that is likely to come up in conversation, and it got better results than Stork.

busymummy3 Thu 16-Jan-14 19:38:49

Really sorry for delay in feedback - delay in receiving voucher along with my local supermarket- Morrisons not having stock in when I did my main food shop due to it being on special offer resulted in my not receiving the product until week before Christmas and this then led to my not finding time to post until today.
1. Used Utterly Butterly for spreading and Stork for baking
2. I have never eaten butter or margarine or any other low fat / full fat spreads I eat everything dry . My family therefore were the testers they liked it.
They found it easy to spread and light. We didn't use it for baking as it was Christmas and wanted to stick to our familiar Stork we always get good results. We would use Flora Buttery again and we would recommend it to others

ibbydibby Thu 16-Jan-14 20:31:40

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Sainsbury's sunflower spread for spreading, and Sainsbury block butter for baking

How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Didn't really like it

What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Didn't really like the taste

How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Not as good

Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
No, didn't really like the taste

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
No - didn't really like it

Despite not really liking the taste, thanks MN for inviting me to try it!!

Dysgu Thu 16-Jan-14 21:37:40

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Generally some type of olive oil spread because DP thinks it is healthier and I buy butter too because I like the taste.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

Easy, we are used to trying new things.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

It was more buttery than the olive oil spread and I preferred it. It was easy to use in cakes with the children as it was already softer than butter so was much easier to cream without forward planning.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I preferred it to the spread but still prefer butter.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I will still buy butter as I do prefer it but would happily buy Flora Buttery as a spread, especially if it was on special offer which is how we often select what we buy.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes, it tastes nice, works well in baking and is a comparable price to other products.

woodrunner Fri 17-Jan-14 08:46:02

I was a tester.

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Lurpak spreadable or Sainsbury butterlicious for bread and cakes, butter for cooking and butter icing.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Was surprised how much the children liked it. they said they preferred it to normal. easier for them to spread it themselves too.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
That it was convenient and popular with the children. I found the taste fairly unobtrusive. It didn't have that bitter margariney taste that some spreads have.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Much more like a margarine in appearance and texture: it's bright yellow and very soft and easy to work.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
We already have. My husband has bought it several times since the trial, as the children like it and he thinks it's a good medium between cheap supermarket brands that they don't like much, and Lurpak which can be a silly price. As I tend not to eat bread, I'm happy for them to continue to use it if they like it. They were pretty grumpy when I economised down from Lurpak to supermarket so this is a happy medium!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Truly, I can't imagine it coming up in many conversations, but I might recommend it to my mum or father in law, as it is easier to spread than butter, and now they are old they struggle a bit with things like that.

RubyRR Fri 17-Jan-14 12:49:51

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? I initially used them to make cakes, the sponge seemed to have a deeper colour than usual. Comments were they tasted different in a dubious tone! I then used the rest of it making sandwiches, nobody seemed to notice any difference.
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery? Fine, I don't think I'd use it for baking again but for sandwiches I'd buy if on offer.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? I didn't notice any real difference apart from colour
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? Changed the end product when making cakes but wasn't noticed in sandwiches
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? I would buy it again
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? I'd mention it if the topic came up, I wouldn't discourage the purchase but wouldn't rave about it either.

wanderingsheila Fri 17-Jan-14 18:58:10

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I can't believe its not butter
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
easy
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
good
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
similar
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, because I like the taste

snice Fri 17-Jan-14 22:10:01

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

children have butter, me and DP use Flora light or supermarket version depending on whats on offer for spreading then I usually use butter for baking

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

not much of a change for me and DP so fine

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

quite strong yellow colour otherwise very like other spreads

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Quite good taste-one of the better ones I have tried.Taster better than the supermarket versions, more like a premium product. Texture is never going to be as good as spreadable butter but was not bad. Made decent cake but no good for scones or pastry

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

would do depending on the price as its one of the better spreads

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

possibly although I can't imagine this conversation!

DurhamDurham Sat 18-Jan-14 12:52:45

I never did receive the voucher but thought I had better buy some and feed back for fear of being blacklisted my Mumsnet smile

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

I never stick to one particular brand, I bought what ever was on special offer. I remover using Stork, Lurpak and lots of supermarket own brands.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

No problem, it tasted lovely, I would use it again.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Creamy, tasty, easy to use, great packaging, I easily found it on the shelf.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

I found it to be creamy and very easy to mix in to the other ingredients, it wasn't too thick or too thin, just right.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Although I am easily swayed by special offers I will use this brand again, however I cannot promise to use it everything because if another brand is half price that's the one I will go for.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

I would recommend it, I have already when someone complimented by biscuits, I told them all about. Mumsnet too!

Blondieminx Sat 18-Jan-14 21:47:03

blush at my tardiness in adding this feedback. Sorry, Christmas hectincness added to my general scattiness... sorry MNHQ <sheepish>

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I use regular unsalted butter to cook and bake with, and a spread for errr, spreading. Usually a spreadable butter or sometimes a sunflower spread (if the latter, usually Sainsbury's own brand). I try and avoid ones with strange sounding chemicals in them.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Fine - just switched from my usual spread to this one

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
A nice spread

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
spread very well, DD liked it in her sandwiches smile

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Maybe, depends on price.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Errr IF it came up in conversation then yes I'd recommend it (then seek help as it'd come to something if we were chatting about spread hmm
)

Thanks again MNHQ for this product test thanks thanks thanks

clairew111 Sun 19-Jan-14 14:24:40

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? Tesco Olive Spread

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery? It was ok.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? Bit too strong taste

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? Prefer normal one

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? No. I prefer my normal brand

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? no. Prefer other brands

Thewildthingsliveatmyhouse Sun 19-Jan-14 21:25:34

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Butter to cook with, olive spread or whatever is on offer to spread.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
No problem, but it wasn't stocked in my local co op or Tesco Express which made finding it difficult.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
The same as any other spread.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Not quite as greasy as some, easy to spread.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Not sure of the healthy benefits compared to vegetable oils, it was also difficult to find!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
If it were on offer then yes.

littlemonkeymum Mon 20-Jan-14 13:51:23

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I used a variety of different spreads, usually depending on what was on offer, occasionally getting butter as well.
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
I found it really easy to spread when making sandwiches, more so than a lot of other brands I have used.
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
We all liked the taste and I really liked the fact it spreads so well.
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It was quite a pleasant taste, better than other spreads but not as good as butter.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
If on offer I would definitely stock up for sandwiches but I still prefer the taste of real butter
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, for spreading on sandwiches but wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it otherwise

AGnu Mon 20-Jan-14 16:06:31

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I fried with olive oil, baked with butter & spread Utterly Butterly

- How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
Not great, to be honest! It's not as buttery tasting as Utterly Butterly & my cakes weren't quite right. Perfectionist!

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It reminded me of the sunflower spread my parents use but with a tiny bit of buttery flavouring.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It was soft, so easy to spread but the taste just wasn't right.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
No, I'm happy with my current fat choices! I'd swap if there was a cheaper, equally good alternative but this just isn't that, sorry!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
No, if I don't want to use it myself why would I recommend it?!

helcrai Mon 20-Jan-14 16:18:53

- before trying the Flora I would use Stork or any generic butter to bake with; for spread I usually buy whatever is on offer in supermarket at the higher end of the product choice eg brands like Olivio, Utterly Butterly etc. I also buy supermarket own brands for spread but only if nothing else is available on offer. For general cooking I use olive oil mainly but sometimes butter or a butter-type spread if I don't have the other stuff in. It's rare that I use actual butter for anything but the taste of it is always better than spreads- up to now.

- swapping to Flora Buttery was easy as its the type of thing I use anyway. I tried it with all the things I do in a typical week- sandwiches for packed lunches ( husband commented that it tasted better and less artificial than what usually use). Stir fried veggies and they came out really well- as if cooked in butter. Haven't tried any baking but imagine would work well as taste and texture quite natural and distinctly buttery.

- overall impression very good. A good substitute for real butter and nice taste and smooth texture. Like that it spreads easily from the fridge- the main reason I don't use butter is that it has to be left outof the fridge if I want to use it for sandwiches.

- as above, the taste was very good and butter-like although could tell it wasn't butter. Didn't notice any difference in texture to any of other spreads I use.

- I would definitely buy Flora Buttery again if it was on offer as that tends to be my main reason for buying anything these days due to budget constraints. I don't think the taste is that different from anything else I've bought to make me switch on that factor alone. If I was planning to do some baking I would probably buy it as its a very good substitute for butter and healthier.

- I would probably recommend it to my mum as a healthier alternative to butter, which she really likes the taste of & uses a lot for all purposes.

kasbah72 Mon 20-Jan-14 16:23:45

I STILL haven't received my vouchers! Don't want you to think I am ignoring the feedback request. Anyone else?

zipzap Mon 20-Jan-14 17:01:33

Yes! Me too - I'm still waiting for a voucher. Last I heard was the email to say the vouchers were being printed. Sorry, pc not on so can't say when that was exactly. Last week? Week before?

And likewise I'm not ignoring you either!

WhenDoISleep Mon 20-Jan-14 20:33:36

Yep, not received my voucher either.

maxybrown Mon 20-Jan-14 20:48:21

same here, no voucher still. Very odd and a bit of a bad show really!

schilke Tue 21-Jan-14 00:03:55

I'm still waiting too!

georgieandjess Tue 21-Jan-14 09:39:32

Still waiting on the voucher too

treaclesoda Tue 21-Jan-14 11:38:43

Still no voucher here either.

MTBMummy Tue 21-Jan-14 14:53:50

Was just about to ask if I was the only one still waiting on a voucher, but I'm glad I'm not alone

lilyloo Tue 21-Jan-14 19:26:50

Will those of us picked but haven't received any vouchers still be able to go in the prize draw?

Cannot understand the delay, am sure it was October last year this was originally meant to begin. confused

sewingandcakes Wed 22-Jan-14 07:21:23

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Olive spread for baking, olive oil for cooking, and butter for spreading.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
It was alright; same as other margarines really. Tasted ok. Not as nice as butter on my toast.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Similar to other "buttery taste" margarines; not comparable to butter really.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Taste was possibly a bit nicer than olive spread, the texture (on toast) is not like butter; it makes the toast too soggy.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
If on offer I might; otherwise I'll use olive spread for baking, and butter/spreadable butter for toast.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
No, but I don't tend to recommend one brand over another at all anyway (except for Azera coffee!).

kelandab Wed 22-Jan-14 22:18:35

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? - Real butter

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery? - nobody notice the difference

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? - no difference could be detected by anyone in my family except my husband who didn't like it on his toast (he is very fussy though!)

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? - it was actually in a way more buttery than butter but really I couldn't tell the difference.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? - I don't think I will all the time as my husband prefers butter but I would buy it for cake making and if it was on a special offer deal.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? - yes I would, if they were looking for an alternative to real butter, this is what I would recommend to them.

I think it's safe to say we have been forgotten about. Not impressed with Flora at all!

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 22-Jan-14 23:23:38

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Butter block for baking, anchor spreadable for toast.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

Bit disappointed

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

It didn't taste like butter. It spreads easier than anchor but tasted like all the other butter substitutes, not like butter.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

No, I prefer the taste of anchor.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? No see above.

LackaDAISYcal Wed 22-Jan-14 23:27:01

I know it's only a voucher for free spread, but I think Flora have damaged their PR a bit with these delays (how long does it take to print some vouchers?? hmm ) as rather a lot of MNers haven't had theirs. Not sure I'll be using Flora anything after this; I was looking forward to trying something different and allegedly healthier. Ah well, we'll stick with Lurpak thanks!

It's the fact we were accepted and kept on getting empty promises I agree with the above I too won't be buying Flora again. If they can't even print and send a few vouchers then there customer service must be terrible! Considering they even contacted me on twitter and promised it's just not on!

Fletch049 Thu 23-Jan-14 09:54:07

I still haven't received the voucher so i am guessing I am not in the test even though getting told i was

boptanana Thu 23-Jan-14 15:23:03

No voucher here either!

maxybrown Fri 24-Jan-14 17:04:36

same here too no voucher, this is all a bit ridiculous to be honest hmm same as everyone else says

Katz Sat 25-Jan-14 08:57:48

Before we used either stork or butter for baking and the whichever spread was on offer.

Swooping was easy, bought a big tub to be able to use for lots of things. Used for sandwiches, toast, baking and making butter icing. Was impressed.

We were happy with it, nice flavor and works well for making cakes

We all liked the taste and texture. It melts nicely onto bagels

We have continued bought another tub and wil probably continue

I would recommend it. I've been pleasantly surprised at using it to make butter icing, works straight from the fridge and taste wise almost perfect.

KJ123 Sun 26-Jan-14 14:01:27

Still awaiting my voucher!

CatAmongThePigeons Sun 26-Jan-14 16:17:11

Still awaiting my voucher, not holding any hope of getting one and has rather put me off Flora due to this messing about.

Alyssa1978 Sun 26-Jan-14 18:14:01

question one I used flora original

question two we loved the buttery taste and the children definately noticed the difference and wanted more smile

question three i was very impressed with flora buttery and the fact my kids loved it is a huge factor for me

question four we really enjoyed the taste and it seems really light if you know what I mean?

question five yes we have already switched over.

question six yes we would and we already have

Loved taking part in this, thank you grin

maxybrown Fri 31-Jan-14 12:09:39

I am guessing weeks down the line those of us who didn't get our voucher will not do so now? hmm all seems very strange

CatAmongThePigeons Fri 31-Jan-14 20:35:32

I doubt it now. Angelie can you tell us any more than please? Even if it is to say we're not getting them...

kelzw84 Mon 03-Feb-14 00:40:39

I was also excepted for this but not had the voucher still.
glad im not the only one. did get a few emails apologising and saying that their were a few proplems but it would be getting sent soon.

wonder if we'll still get excepted into the draw or not.
makes flora look bad though as it seems like quite a few of us haven'nt had them shame as i do like flora products.

MrsPnut Mon 03-Feb-14 11:08:42

I still haven't received a voucher, it's a very poor show from Flora.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Feb-14 15:31:47

Hi all,

Thanks for continuing the flag this up to us. We've passed your messages on to the relevant people, and we hope that we'll have an update for you soon.

LoveBeingCantThinkOfAName Tue 04-Feb-14 18:43:58

Very strange, wonder how many of us didn't get them?

No voucher here either.

shrunkenhead Fri 07-Feb-14 06:45:37

Please could you tell me when I could expect to receive my voucher, have been waiting ages now!

LackaDAISYcal Fri 07-Feb-14 10:53:24

It's irritating as I didn't so much volunteer to test the product as want the chance of winning a £200 John Lewis voucher! I assume that no voucher=no feedback=no entry to the prize draw?

starlight36 Sat 08-Feb-14 12:38:30

No voucher here either. Despite all the advertising on the TV I haven't seen the product widely stocked in our local shops yet. Still quite keen to try it for baking if the voucher arrives.

I never did get my voucher for this - had forgotten all about it.

androbbob Sun 09-Feb-14 21:55:57

No voucher here either, despite chasing it u with MN HQ twice.

ILoveMyCaravan Tue 11-Feb-14 14:18:06

Still waiting for my voucher...

maxybrown Thu 13-Feb-14 12:41:39

never got mine either

mummyofcutetwo Fri 14-Feb-14 17:47:24

Nor me! Never mind...

Reastie Fri 14-Feb-14 18:14:53

No voucher here still. I did email mn a while ago about this but thought I'd pop on here and say I'm not refusing to fill in the questions, it's just I haven't had the voucher.

snowymum12 Mon 17-Feb-14 08:52:56

Still no voucher here either :-(

cather Mon 17-Feb-14 14:58:09

I still haven't received my voucher. I hope not completing the task doesn't affect our chances of taking part in future product tests.

yesididthat Thu 20-Feb-14 10:34:51

Guess what's just popped through my letterbox! Yes, a Flora Buttery voucher - I'd forgotten about this.

Anyone else received theirs today?

ClaimedByMe Thu 20-Feb-14 13:16:46

Jeezo I just got my voucher!!! Can anyone update us on what we are supposed to be doing with it??

JUST got my voucher. FINALLY! I'll try to not let it effect my opinion to much but I can't promise anything. Really not pleased with Flora one bit. 3 months is unacceptable. now got to remind myself on the task by looking on the front page completely forgotten what we actually have to do it's been so long. think it was cooking.

Floralnomad Thu 20-Feb-14 13:46:59

My voucher has just arrived ! Shame I've given up cooking now .

maxybrown Thu 20-Feb-14 18:56:45

Well I didn't get my voucher as such but apparently I "won" 2 vouchers for free tubs of flora buttery..............

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Thu 20-Feb-14 22:53:36

No voucher here yet...

LackaDAISYcal Fri 21-Feb-14 00:08:23

biscuit

lemony7 Fri 21-Feb-14 11:28:23

I've "won" one tub too. Can anyone clarify what is going on please...?! Are us "winners" supposed to complete these tasks?

zipzap Fri 21-Feb-14 12:38:38

I've just 'won' a voucher for a tub of buttery too.

Maxy you've obviously won the jackpot if you have won two vouchers grin

snowymum12 Mon 24-Feb-14 09:43:51

I've just received my voucher and had a few days to trial Flora Buttery. Here's my review:
1) before this challenge I used 'proper' butter or spreadable butter for spreading and baking.
2) I was a bit anxious about swapping to Flora Buttery as I've never found a spread which gives the same creaminess and slight saltiness that proper butter does. In terms of baking I like the 'creaming' aspect of baking as I feel it adds to the lightness of my cakes and soft spreads just don't cream in the same way as butter.
3) I thought that Flora Buttery was an acceptable alternative to use. It's not quite as good as 'proper' butter for baking but produces pretty light, fluffy cakes. It definitely isn't as nice on toast though.
4) in terms of taste, it doesn't have the true buttery taste that I look for but it would be fine for sandwiches, etc.
5) I might use Flora Buttery again for baking as it is convenient but probably wouldn't use it for toast as I just prefer butter on my bread.
6) as Q5, I'd recommend Flora Buttery to friends and relatives for convenience when baking.

comicsansisevil Mon 24-Feb-14 09:46:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HazelDormouse Tue 25-Feb-14 12:40:58

At long last my voucher came at the weekend.

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
I used a mixture of different products: a light oil, butter and flora Pro activ.
How did you find swapping to Flora Buttery?
It is easier to use/spread than a traditional butter. Found it was really easy to make mash potatoes. It is about as easy to use as Flora pro activ.
What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It has the taste of butter, but the convenience and ease of a margarine/similar spread.
How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
I was surprised how pleasant it tasted. All the benefits of a butter.
Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I will probably use it every now and then. I will probably substitute it for traditional butter but not Flora pro activ. (My husband prefers the latter due to the health benefits.)
If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would recommend Flora Buttery to friends and relatives as an alternative to traditional butter.

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-Feb-14 15:03:04

Hi everyone, apologies again for all of the delays with this. Quite a few of you who have started receiving your vouchers are on the Flora panel, and I've sent everyone on the panel an email. If you haven't received my email but you received a voucher recently, could you please send me a PM?

We've also opened a new feedback thread, so if panel members could post their feedback here, that would be great.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to PM me smile

LackaDAISYcal Tue 25-Feb-14 18:49:20

Still nothing here hmm Given up hope of ever recieving it tbh. And if Flora had any customer service conscience they would be making sure everyone that hasn't received theirs had it by now before sending out the next tranche for their panel. Really put off applying for anything else now MN; this has been a bit of a joke.

florencebabyjo Tue 04-Mar-14 20:42:21

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge? I use butter to spread and stork to bake with usually.
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery? Fine, it was great on sandwiches and everyone said they liked the taste
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery? Light and creamy tasting
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc? I do love the taste of butter but this was pleasant enough although I do prefer the real thing.
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? I think I would use it in bakin as it was nice and light but prefer butter for sandwiches and baked potatoes.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? I would recommend for baking and ease of use.

10thingsihateaboutpoo Thu 13-Mar-14 17:08:36

My voucher never arrived either so it's a big fat boo to Flora from me!

LackaDAISYcal Sun 16-Mar-14 19:51:06

10thingsIhateaboutpoo (Brilliant user name grin ) I started a fred over HERE Come and add your voice to the non receivers...all welcome!!!

MN have said they will deal with it on Monday!

lottietiger Sun 16-Mar-14 20:21:22

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Stork for baking & an Olive oil based spread spreading, butter or olive oil for cooking
- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Easy as i spent the voucher i (eventually) received
- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Overall impression was good
- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
The taste was good, it was less like a margarine and more like a butter spread like Utterly Butterly
- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes i would buy it if it was in my local supermarket and not loads more expensive than my standard spreads
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes i would recommend, it tastes good and spreads easily. Also mixes easily for baking.

KJ123 Mon 17-Mar-14 18:00:03

I used butter, margarine or other spread, and oils, - depending on what I was cooking ( or what I had! ).
Easy to swap to Flora with the voucher, tho didn't think it was ever going to arrive.
It was fine to cook with - didn't notice any difference.
May use it again, depending on price compared to similar products.
Unlikely to speak to others about it as just don't discuss butter/ marg etc that often with friends!!

Macdog Thu 20-Mar-14 14:40:05

Voucher never arrived
Have fun everyone

cather Mon 24-Mar-14 12:40:40

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
For cooking and baking I always use butter or stork depending on the recipe and I always use butter for spreading

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
We didn't really notice any difference with cooking and baking but it wasn't the same as butter on toast and bread

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It was ok for cooking but I wouln't normally buy it for spreading as we all prefer butter

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It tasted better than I expected but not enough to make us swap

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
No as we much prefer butter

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, whilst it wasn't for us I can see the benefits and would recommend it

PurpleCrazyHorse Sun 13-Apr-14 21:32:19

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Olive or vegetable oil for frying and Stork or own brand marg for baking. We tend to buy Lurpak or Countrylife for spreading on bread.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Easy for baking. I didn't really like using it for frying, something about putting in a dollop of spread just seemed lard-like and we didn't like the taste for spreading.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
As above. Fine for baking but DH particularly didn't like the taste on bread.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
We didn't really like the taste on butter preferring our usual Lurpak or Countrylife. Again, I preferred to use oil for frying. For baking it was easy. However the top of my fairy cakes had a strange holey texture. Wasn't a problem when they were covered in frosting, and taste was good.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would probably buy it if it was on offer for baking. However I doubt it would be cheaper than Stork or own brand marg.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I probably wouldn't recommend it. It's not the worst spread we've had on bread but there are others we prefer. For baking, it's an expensive alternative and the slightly strange top to my fairy cakes meant I wouldn't recommend it. Fundamentally nothing wrong with it but expensive, yet not standing out as being delicious on bread. I'd rather by premium spread for eating and cheap marg for baking.

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Unsalted Butter from Asda

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

mixed in fine and tasted no different

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

good impression of the product itself however Flora the company was late 3 months sending me this so that's why my review is late!

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

No different

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would most likely use this if I had no unsalted butter in the house and I already had this in the house. However that's very unlikely now as I shop at Aldi now to save myself a bomb!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes I've recommended it on my blog too! candyfl0sscloud.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/review-flora-buttery.html

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Sun 25-May-14 14:58:18

1. Block of unsalted butter from whichever supermarket im at or anchor butter spread.

2. Swopping was fine although i wasnt sure what the end product would taste like. Unsure to begin with.

3. Looks good, although its a direct copy of the bertolli gold product. Got my flora last week! Inside lookes like the flora margarine anyway just a less yellowy colour.

4. Its margarine, it takes no dirrefent to the normal flora. I think the 'splash' of buttermilk must have missed my tub.

5. No, it tasted like margarine and has no Butter taste whatsoever. Unimpressed.

6. I wouldnt recommend if i was asked about it specifically but i would say its an expensive gimmick and substitue it for a normal pack of flora instead, but I doubt it would come up in conversation.

KJ123 Mon 26-May-14 14:41:53

I think i am on the wrong thread but can't find the one for Gold from Flora - can you help, please?? I need to add my feedback. Thanks!

HeartStarCircleSquare Wed 28-May-14 10:08:44

Same here KJ

MissRee Tue 03-Jun-14 15:47:03

I got notification that I was one of the original testers for Flora Buttery but never received a coupon. Anyhoo, I have bought some anyway and done some baking with it:

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Butter/oil as recipe instructed.

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

Fine - didn't really notice a difference, which was great.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

It baked in the same way that butter did so no reason not to use it in future.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

Neither me or DP could taste or see a difference between the two.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Possibly - especially if its on offer in the supermarket!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes, I probably would if they were looking for an alternative to Butter.

bracken101 Tue 03-Jun-14 20:09:25

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?

Flora light for eating and stork for baking

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?

It was really really delicious on toast and in sandwiches. It tasted nice in a lemon cake I made as well.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?

Very good.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?

It was much more like real butter than the flora light I usually use is.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Double the calories of my usual spread, but maybe for a treat. I would use it in baking.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes, wholeheartedly.

florencebabyjo Fri 13-Jun-14 13:41:53

What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Butter to bake and soft spread for baking. Olive oil for cooking

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
It was fine, but the kids didn't like it as a spread and said it didn't taste 'real'. It was a very different taste to butter but was quite pleasant.

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It was a bit artificial tasting and not really like butter at all. It reminded me of the old St Ivel Gold.

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
The texture was nice and creamy but did not taste anything like butter.

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I might have a tub in the fridge on standby but prefer to use butter on my bread and vegetables. I didn't really enjoy the flavour enough to use it regularly.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would always say to try it, but I would not really recommend as it did not taste buttery to me.

hunhun007 Mon 16-Jun-14 11:05:30

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
We used it to make some cookies, for baked potatoes and on our morning sandwich

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
It is nice but not as a butter replacement; it doesn't have a taste for it

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
Ok... I am not in love with it but I can see some potential use for it

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
It is not as good as butter but it is great in baking

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
We might try it as a replacement of Stork for baking. It worked rather nice in our cookies we baked with it

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
I would but only as a baking ingredient. I do not think it has a taste to replace our everyday butter

rachaelsit Thu 03-Jul-14 11:29:20

- What did you use to cook/spread/bake with before this challenge?
Lurpak and country life

- How did you find swopping to Flora Buttery?
Ok but I do like my 'real butter'

- What was your overall impression of Flora Buttery?
It was healthier but still with rich taste

- How did the overall taste and texture of Flora Buttery compare to that of your usual butter/margarine/oil etc?
Texture was more spread like but the taste was good!

- Do you think you'll be likely to continue using Flora Buttery in the future? If so, why? If not, why not?
No probably not, real butter can't be substituted in my op

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes if they wanted an alternative to butter but not spread

rachaelsit Thu 03-Jul-14 11:31:27

Whoops don't know why I posted on here I was confusing it with the flora gold test!

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