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

Lurpak Slightly Salted Butter
Best Salted Stick

Lurpak Slightly Salted Butter: "Slightly" is the operative word here. With 34 percent less salt than the competition, this Danish butter has a subtle milky flavor that?s enhanced rather than hidden: "The sweetness of the cream really comes through," noted one taster -- making the higher price worth it. ($4.99 for 8 oz.)

Runner-Up: 365 Everyday Value Salted Butter ($4.79 for 1 lb., or $.30 per oz.)

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