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BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? #7582247
05/11/22 08:46 PM
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The date that is on the 1 pound containers of Butter; is that a use by or sell by date ? What is the expiration date, if the Butter was stored in the Freezer ?

Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582251
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Butter will last indefinitely in a freezer. It is a very stable product that rarely truly goes bad. If it is bad you should be able to clearly see that it is no good.

Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582268
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If that's a concern for you then you just bring the paper plates and napkins, okay.

And you might want to reconsider Alabama.

Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582286
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Upon consultation with the butter expert of the family (my wife who is a lab technician in a dairy plant that produces butter) the quality of the butter will degrade over time but it should not really go bad. Obviously storing in the freezer will slow the degradation to a very slow rate. Typically the most common problem with butter is mold growing on it when kept on the counter in hot weather.

As to the dates on the package she says it would depend on the brand. Some of their customers will order it with a sell by date others will request a use by date.

Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582302
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You talking "Butter" or Margarine"?


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Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: BigBob] #7582339
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Originally Posted by BigBob
You talking "Butter" or Margarine"?

Parkay...... laugh


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Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582393
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If it passes the smell test itís good. Same for butter and most everything else.


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Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582459
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I keep it in the refrigerator for over a year with no problems.
I see it on sale , and figure a pound per month and buy 12 pounds .
I don't always go through a pound a month .
Have to watch how long you leave it out on the counter though .


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Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582644
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I watched an interesting you tube video not long ago of a woman pressure canning butter. She said she got over three years storage out of it on a shelf. She canned regular walmart butter. It was pretty interesting.

Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582682
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Itll.last in the freezer for about ever but it will get a strong taste to it.

Mom had it mold in her fridge before.

It never lasts long enough to mold at my house..
(I have some blue Bonnet in the freezer now that a friend who runs a store gave me because it went out of date.
I've been using on it for a while now and it's still good.)


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Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: lestan101] #7582729
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Originally Posted by lestan101
I watched an interesting you tube video not long ago of a woman pressure canning butter. She said she got over three years storage out of it on a shelf. She canned regular walmart butter. It was pretty interesting.



There's others that can purified butter , ghee I think they call it .
Canning is making a come back .


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Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: cathryn] #7582730
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Originally Posted by cathryn
Itll.last in the freezer for about ever but it will get a strong taste to it.

Mom had it mold in her fridge before.

It never lasts long enough to mold at my house..
(I have some blue Bonnet in the freezer now that a friend who runs a store gave me because it went out of date.
I've been using on it for a while now and it's still good.)




Blue Bonnet is a margarine isn't it ?
I keep my regular 4 sticks per pound butter in the container it came in, over a year with no problem .


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Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582734
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We used to buy it in cans. For a very long time that was all that was available. Stuff would keep for years without refrigeration.


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Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7582744
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Butter in the freezer, forever.

Margarine anywhere on the planet, if it is within 100 years of the date, it is no good toss it in the toxic waste facility.

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Margarine may taste ok but ainít much different than eating plastic, so Iím told.

Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Dana I] #7582827
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Originally Posted by Dana I
Butter will last indefinitely in a freezer. It is a very stable product that rarely truly goes bad. If it is bad you should be able to clearly see that it is no good.



Nailed it. We have bought 30 lbs at a time when it is on sale. Lasts forever in the freezer.

Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Mark K] #7583034
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Originally Posted by Mark K
Butter in the freezer, forever.

Margarine anywhere on the planet, if it is within 100 years of the date, it is no good toss it in the toxic waste facility.

Well said.


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Re: BUTTER : USE BY OR SELL BY DATE? [Re: Canvasback2] #7583043
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I probably eat more butter than I eat cheese. The only time I've had butter turn was when I was a kid and we would leave it out to keep it soft.

Depending on where you are, try to find some under the table unpasteurized/real butter.

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Originally Posted by learch
Margarine may taste ok but ainít much different than eating plastic, so Iím told.

Margarine was invented by Napolean during is campaign east. At the time, bread and butter was a staple but they could provide their troops with enough butter so they created a emulsified vegetable oil that looked like butter and had sufficient calories to keep the soldiers marching.

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Originally Posted by Pike River
I probably eat more butter than I eat cheese. The only time I've had butter turn was when I was a kid and we would leave it out to keep it soft.

Depending on where you are, try to find some under the table unpasteurized/real butter.



HA the good old days.
Getting hard to find fresh milk any more .
Growing up there were dairy cows and farms everywhere .
Now it's hard to find one, unless it's a huge operation .

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