Country Crock Plant Butter Tubs Help Spread More Dairy-Free Options

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It’s wonderful to see a widely distributed brand come out with dairy-free options, and Country Crock has released five of them! They’ve launched three plant-based buttery sticks and two plant-based buttery spread tubs. In this post, I’m covering the Country Crock Plant Butter Tubs in detail, but you can read about and rate the sticks on this other post.

At first, I assumed that Country Crock’s Plant Butter Sticks were the best option for baking. But they state that Country Crock Plant Butter Tubs are “excellent for cooking, baking, and spreading” too. However, these product lines do have different formulas.

The tubs contain soy (oil and lecithin), while the sticks do not. But the tubs are made with faba bean protein instead of pea protein, like the sticks. So I suspect your preference will come down to taste or dietary need, rather than the packaging.

Country Crock Plant Butter Sticks Review - Dairy-free, vegan, and sold in 2 varieties

Country Crock Plant Butter Tubs Help Spread More Dairy-Free Options

The two tubs, or “buttery spreads” as I like to call them, are almost identical. But one has a splash of almond oil, and the other olive oil.

with Almond Oil

Country Crock Plant Butter Sticks Review - Dairy-free, vegan, and sold in 2 varietiesIngredients: blend of vegetable oils (soybean, palm kernel, almond, palm fruit oil), water, salt, faba bean protein, soy lecithin, lactic acid, natural flavor, calcium disodium edta (to protect freshness), vitamin e acetate, vitamin a palmitate, beta carotene (color). Contains: soy, tree nuts (almond).*

Nutrition (per 1 tablespoon serving): 100 calories, 11g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein.*

with Olive Oil

Country Crock Plant Butter Sticks Review - Dairy-free, vegan, and sold in 2 varietiesIngredients: blend of vegetable oils (soybean, palm kernel, olive, palm fruit, extra-virgin olive oil), water, salt, faba bean protein, soy lecithin, lactic acid, natural flavor, calcium disodium edta (to protect freshness), vitamin e acetate, vitamin a palmitate, beta carotene (color). Contains: soy.*

Nutrition (per 1 tablespoon serving): 100 calories, 11g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein.*

More Facts on Country Crock Plant Butter Tubs

Price: $4.49 per 10-ounce tub

Availability: Country Crock Plant Butter Tubs are sold at major grocers and natural food stores in the U.S.

Certifications: Country Crock Plant Butter Tubs are Certified Kosher Pareve and Certified Plant Based.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Country Crock Plant Butter Tubs are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. One variety is made without nuts.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Country Crock website at www.countrycrock.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Rated 4 out of 5
May 27, 2021

the taste is great, BUT how ever it has Lactic Acid in it

Richard Elliott

Response from Go Dairy Free

It does contain lactic acid, but this is not a dairy ingredient. Enjoy! See our dairy ingredient guide to better understand confusing ingredients -> https://www.godairyfree.org/dairy-free-grocery-shopping-guide/dairy-ingredient-list-2

Better tasting than standard tub spreads.

Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2021

I found this an excellent spread for breads and cooked vegetables. I have not tried cooking with it yet.

Eric

Great Tasting Butter

Rated 5 out of 5
February 16, 2021

This butter tasted great. I had given up bread and butter for various reasons, but after spreading this on toast and back at it again, on occasion. It’s also great in oatmeal and various other dishes, with a light and rich flavor that delights the palate.

Ashley

Best tasting vegan butter by far!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 13, 2021

I have only tried the country Crock tub with almond oil….and I am telling you…..super delicious…..much better than any other vegan butter brand….especially if you do not like coconut oil or coconut cream, which is what you will find in most alternative buttery spreads….Earth Balance vegan butter does not contain coconut oil or cream and is not bad, however, the Country Crock is far superior in taste!

Laura

Best alternative than butter

Rated 5 out of 5
October 23, 2020

Even though its a little saltier than salted butter.. creamy texture like it melted but the taste is great.

Joe

Plant based butter w/olive oil

Rated 5 out of 5
September 30, 2020

Pleasantly surprised I really hope that I don’t hear Negative in the future because it sure taste great!!

Lydia

Delicious taste when spread of bread, muffins, bagels

Rated 5 out of 5
August 20, 2020

I have been using this product for several weeks now and I love it. It is dairy free. I cannot speak for its safety or how it differs from other vegetable or corn oil based spreads but I can tell you that it is absolutely delicious. I would strongly urge you to try it.

Jason Di Palma

More like butter than butter!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 9, 2020

At 66 years old I’ve been eating butter since I was a baby according to my mom. I don’t eat margarine and I hate the rate. I can remember eating butter when noone else in the house did. But this plant butter has allowed me to leave the butter behind for obvious reasons. I’m a fan for life. Even my husband loves it!

Gretchen White

Can make some things soupy

Rated 4 out of 5
July 27, 2020

I recently started going dairy-free. I tried the almond oil tub on a baked potato and cooked carrots. It did fine on the potato, but the carrots were soupy. I will use this again, but I will be more selective.

Cynthia Coleman

Good but cookies really SPREAD!

Rated 4 out of 5
July 18, 2020

Was excited to find dairy and soy free sticks at the regular supermarket (instead of the far pricey natural food store). I’ve used other nondairy butter/margarine in tubs for baking but it’s a pain. I’ve been using the Country Crock sticks for a couple months now and while I don’t have any taste or smell concerns I’m finding the cookies spread A LOT. Doughs and batters are just thinner when using these sticks, even when I firm up the dough in the fridge. I’m going to try a batch with half shortening. Anyone found other solutions?

Jen K

Response from Go Dairy Free

Since it is an oil-water mixture, there can be spreading if the buttery sticks are not properly emulsified and “bound” to prevent separation. What you can do is simply reduce the amount you use, and add a little liquid to the dough (milk beverage, applesauce, dairy-free yogurt, etc) until it reaches a proper cookie dough consistency. Cutting in half shortening is an option, too.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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