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The next time you’re cooking, baking, or simply slathering a piece of toast, reach for one of these—the cream of the crop of 78 butters and spreads.
Land O Lakes Unsalted Butter
The lush, creamy flavor and the silky texture of this workhorse explain why it has been the go-to stick for generations of bakers.
To buy: $4.50 for 1 pound.
Kate’s Homemade Butter
Tasty crystals of sea salt stud this farm-fresh pick. The ultimate finishing touch for everything from pancakes to peas.
Organic Valley Unsalted Butter
Crafted from antibiotic- and pesticide-free milk, this bold option trampled the flat-tasting competition.
To buy: $6 for 1 pound.
Plugrá Unsalted Butter
Slow churning and less water are the secrets to this intensely rich, golden brick, which is suited to every cooking task.
To buy: $3 for 8 ounces.
Country Crock Spreadable Butter
Good things—and softened butter—come to those who wait. For those who can’t, try a schmear of this salty blend of butter and canola oil. It has a balanced flavor that bested its greasy rivals.
To buy: $3.20 for 12 ounces.
Land O Lakes Light
Best Butterlike Spread
Brummel & Brown Made With Nonfat Yogurt
Yogurt lends brightness to this tangy, low-calorie butter alternative for those looking for a cholesterol-free topper. It’s meant for bagels and bread, not cooking.
To buy: $3.30 for 15 ounces.