Hardly any product exudes such a seductive scent as butter. When it melts in the pan and glazes onions and butter in it or in the oven when the smell of cake wafts through the apartment. But fewer and fewer people can still afford the butter on their bread. Between autumn 2021 and 2022 alone, the price of butter rose higher than ever before. By 72 percent. Half of the products even cost more than three euros. A good reason to take a look behind the scenes. Is the butter really worth the price?
No, as "Ökotest" finds out. Of the 20 products in the test, 17 received the rating "poor" or "unsatisfactory". Including five with an organic seal, but also branded products such as Kerrygold (3.49 euros per 250 grams) or Weihenstephan (3.49 euros). Why is it?
The ÖMA Allgäu farmer's butter sour cream (3.36 euros) is particularly negative: it is so heavily contaminated with mineral oil residues that "Ökotest" has never seen such a value before. In addition, the butter also has the maximum content of aromatic mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOAH), which are viewed particularly critically because some compounds in the group of substances can be carcinogenic.
The testers can only recommend one butter: the organic barrel butter from the Gläserne Molkerei, which costs 3.49 euros per 250 grams, but is the only product that received the grade "good".
You can read the whole test here for a fee!