Taste Test: The Best Butter

We sampled more than 60 sticks and tubs of butter (straight off a spoon, people!), and we're giving these 10 (five winners and five runner-ups) some serious pats on the back.

Dina Cheney

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For butter that's soft straight out of the fridge, you have two choices: whipped, which is pure butter with air beaten in, or spreadable, which means oil has been added to soften the consistency. Check the label to determine whether the oil used is good for you (such as olive or canola) or worth avoiding (partially hydrogenated).

We tasted these, as well as sticks, and found our favorites -- check out the winners and runner-ups in our five categories!

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