Best-Rated Butter

Canstar Blue’s butter review compares ALDI’s Beautifully Butterfully, Mainland, Lurpak, Western Star, Devondale, Woolworths, Bertolli, Just Organic (ALDI) and Coles on taste, texture & consistency, ease of spread, range variety, packaging, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Best butter 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | Beautifully Butterfully (ALDI)

Aussie shoppers rated ALDI best in Canstar Blue’s butter ratings, scoring it five-star reviews for texture and consistency, ease of spread, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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ALDI’s Beautifully Butterfully toasts competition in butter ratings

Butter is the unsung hero of any muffin, croissant, crumpet or toast. It’s the staple that pops up in all kinds of recipes, so you’re bound to have it stocked in your fridge ready to be whipped into action. As the backbone of our meals and desserts, butter needs to have the right blend of taste and value. But which brand is the bread to our butter?

To find out, we’ve again surveyed nearly 2,000 Australian consumers for their feedback on the butter they’ve purchased and consumed within the last three months. Respondents rated their brands on taste, texture, ease of spread, packaging, range variety, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands that received the minimum sample size (30 responses) are featured in this year’s report.

Our latest survey saw ALDI’s Beautifully Butterfully whip up five stars across most of the table, including for overall satisfaction! The private label brand previously took out the top gong for best butter from 2016 to 2020.

Best Butter

Butter compared

Here are the best brands for butter in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:

  1. ALDI Beautifully Butterfully
  2. Mainland
  3. Lurpak
  4. Western Star
  5. Devondale
  6. Woolworths
  7. Bertolli
  8. Just Organic (ALDI)
  9. Coles

Beautifully Butterfully (ALDI) was rated best in our butter ratings and scored five stars for texture and consistency, ease of spread, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Mainland was the only other brand to receive full marks in any area, namely for texture and consistency, taste, packaging, and range variety. The majority of the brands landed four stars overall, except for Just Organic (ALDI) and Coles which got three stars.

Top Butter Brand ─ ALDI Beautifully Butterfully

ALDI butter

One of ALDI’s not-so-well best-kept secrets is its home brand butter ranges, Beautifully Butterfully and Just Organic. Its Beautifully Butterfully line-up offers the most spreads, all of which are claimed to be Australian-made, vegetarian-friendly, and free from preservatives or artificial colours. A Halal-certified option is also available.

Here are some butter options from ALDI:

  • ALDI Beautifully Butterfully Unsalted Butter
  • ALDI Beautifully Butterfully Salted Butter
  • ALDI Beautifully Butterfully Dairy Blend

ALDI’s butter products come in the standard 250g or 500g tubs, usually costing between $2.79 and $4.99. There’s additionally the Beautifully Butterfully Caterer’s Selection Buttery Spread, which comes in a 1kg tub for $3.99.

  • ALDI’s Beautifully Butterfully rated five stars for texture and consistency, ease of spread, value for money, and overall satisfaction. It got four stars for taste, range variety, and packaging design.

What are the different types of butter?

Best butter packaging

Did you know 38% of Aussies we surveyed have tried multiple brands and types of butter? Here’s a rundown of several options you can find:

  • Unsalted butter: doesn’t contain added salt. Since the level of salt in butter varies between products, unsalted butter is the preferred option when baking as a way to ensure consistent results.
  • Salted butter: once the churning process separates the salt and buttermilk, more salt is added and the mixture is churned once more.
  • Plant-based butter (i.e. certain types of margarine): derived from vegetable oils such as olive oil, or almond oil.
  • Cultured butter: live bacterial cultures are added to pasteurised cream before the mixture is churned. It has a higher fat content than non-cultured butter, giving it a creamier consistency that makes it easier to spread.
  • Whipped butter: less dense than non-whipped butter, making it suitable as a table spread but not for cooking or baking.
  • Clarified butter (i.e. ghee): is commercially available or can be created at home by melting a stick of unsalted butter in a pan. It’s essentially the remaining butterfat left over after impurities like water and lactose have been removed. This is ideal for searing meats or sautéing vegetables due to the higher smoke point.

Our latest survey found nearly one in three Aussies (28%) eat butter daily, with a similar portion mainly using the spread when cooking (25%). A fifth of those surveyed (20%) try to stick to the healthier stuff, such as the light or reduced salt alternatives.

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and consumed butter from a supermarket or grocer within the last three months – in this case, 1,983 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best butter for overall satisfaction: ALDI’s Beautifully Butterfully butter rated best overall.
  • Best butter for value: Consumers ranked ALDI butter number one for value.
  • Best butter for range variety: Mainland butter rated number one for range of options available.
  • Best butter for taste: Mainland butter proved to be the tastiest.
  • Best butter for texture & consistency: Mainland butter scored best for texture and consistency.
  • Best butter for ease of spread: Consumers rated ALDI’s Beautifully Butterfully butter as the easiest to spread.
  • Best butter for packaging: Mainland butter took the top spot for packaging.

These are the previous winners of Canstar Blue’s butter ratings:

  • 2021: Duck River
  • 2020: ALDI Beautifully Butterfully
  • 2019: ALDI Beautifully Butterfully
  • 2018: ALDI Beautifully Butterfully
  • 2017: ALDI Beautifully Butterfully
  • 2016: ALDI Beautifully Butterfully

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