Aldi used to carry Kerrygold irish butter and then they stopped. Now they carry their own brand of irish butter. I’ve had both of them before but not at the same time. So I went out and got one of each (and two others) to compare them side by side.
Watch my Aldi irish butter review
Aldi Countryside irish butter vs. Kerrygold
Both of these butters have the same two ingredients, cream and salt. When I unwrapped them, they looked identical in color. They were a medium shade of yellow. When it comes to butter, just like with egg yolks, the deeper the color, the richer the nutrients.
The texture was the same also. And when I tasted them, they tasted exactly the same to me. There’s no way I could tell one from the other in a blind taste test. It makes me wonder if they come from the same supplier.
Bonus review: Irish butter vs. european pasture raised butter
When I was shopping for irish butter, I happened to find this Danish Creamery european pasture raised butter.
It also has the same ingredients, cream and salt. The box implies that their pasture raised butter is better than grass fed because their cows are grazing all day on a “rich and varied natural diet.”
The color is definitely lighter than irish butter.
But the color is slightly deeper than your average supermarket butter. Here it is compared to Kirkland butter.
And the taste is different as well. It tastes more like fat and has less of that butter flavor that I prefer. When checking the box, indeed it does have one more gram of fat per serving.
The verdict: Does Aldi irish butter whip Kerrygold
When it comes to taste, Aldi irish butter and Kerrygold are tied. But Aldi butter wins because of price. It currently is $2.99 for 8 ounces ($5.98/pound). And that’s even cheaper than buying Kerrygold in bulk at Costco ($6.50/pound).
Have you tried Aldi Countryside irish butter? Which butter is your favorite?