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

Organic Valley Whipped Butter
Best Whipped

Organic Valley Whipped Butter: Nothing's finer slathered on a bagel than this airy -- but rich! -- butter from a co-op of family farmers. Made with sweet cream and salt, "It tastes so fresh!" commented one panelist. ($3.89 for 8 oz.)

Runner-Up: Land O' Lakes Salted Whipped Butter ($2.49 for 8 oz., or $.31 per oz.)

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