When you're at a restaurant do you prefer to eat your bread with olive oil or butter? Perhaps both? Here's a thought. Land O' Lakes just launched butter with olive oil ($2.49 for 7 oz tub), which is said to have 0 trans fat, 45 percent less saturated fat, and 50 percent less cholesterol than regular butter. So it's a healthier alternative to butter, but does it taste good?
We were intrigued by this 3 ingredient spread made of cream, olive oil and salt. We wanted to know if it really tastes like olive oil or butter. We gathered around and each took a sample of this slightly pale yellow spread with a regular butter-like consistency. "Slightly sweet, creamy and oily," said one taster. "Certainly tastes more like olive oil than butter," commented another. "I don't love it, but I don't think its bad," declared another.
One editor was happy to find that this could be a great alternative for butter lovers who have high cholesterol, but just can't live without the stuff.
Would you give butter with olive oil a try?
by Carolina Santos-Neves
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