Updated: Nov 29, 2020
I'm not sure if 'Goats' needs an apostrophe or not. I'm an English teacher and it's making me nervous. But this butter makes me not care!
Ah, the UK. I love it so much and I miss it every day. They have some of the best supermarkets in the world. When I lived there, my favourite thing to do after a long day of teaching was go zonk out at a supermarket and check out all their fresh produce. No country in the world packages things like the UK does. They package almost everything they possibly can in neat, prim, quaint and heavily stylised packaging that evokes the trust inspired by a Cornish b&b owner, the reliability of a Yorkshire pub landlord and the finite yet comforting Scottish intolerance of nonsense (does not always apply to Glaswegians).
Shout out to our Local, #TheFoxAspenden, of which I apparently never got a photo whilst I was there. Too busy amusing myself with other pursuits, presumably.
In what other country do you get so much Descriptive Language on packaging? I'm impressed no one has come down with Adjective and Fronted Adverbial fatigue. And yet the applied rules for apostrophes seem to be as consistently modified as the Brexit negotiations. Remember when that was our biggest problem?
Like I said. Quaint.
I agree with Samin Nosrat on BBC 4's The Food Programme (#BBCFoodProg) that the UK has some of the best food in the world. #PearcesFarmShop was our local farm shop and I still have some of their products, carefully vac packed in the back of my freezer, waiting for the days when I really am too homesick to bear and have to eat my feelings. It breaks my heart in the best way possible.
I don't remember ever having seen Delamere Dairy's products while I lived there but that's probably because I wasn't paying attention. The packaging noise can be quite loud. I am, however, delighted to finally have an opportunity to sample this tasty treat, not only because of its packaging but also its contents! Plus, I adore strong flavours. I have a real food allergy: I'm not interesting on further restricting all the delicious things I could be sampling because I'm too scared!
Delamere Goats Butter Appreciation
Butter Break Down
Appreciation Date: 25 May, 2020
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Point of Procurement: Carrefour (UAE)
Purchase State: Refrigerated
Price/100 g: AED 7.80
Milk: Goats' milk; presumed pasteurised, though not indicated on the packaging
Salt Content: Salted; 1%
Ingredients: Goat's butter (from goats' milk), salt 1%, colour: beta carotene
Declared Possible Allergens: Goat's Milk
Company Website: https://www.delameredairy.co.uk
In which we discuss our appreciation for Delamere Dairy's Goats Butter.
Me: I'm really excited about this one.
G, 9: Is it made of goat?
Me: No, goats' milk. You'll be fine.
Me: WOW. It has no smell.
G9: Really? *sniffs*. It just smells like butter.
Me: That's just impressive. (Thinking... I hope they didn't obliterate all the goat...)
Me: Great Goat, this is amazing!
Me: This is what I wish goats' cheese tasted like.
G9: It's not my favourite.
Me: That's okay! I'm proud of you for trying it! You don't have to finish it if you don't want to.
G9: No, I'm not sure if I like it. I need to try it again.
Me: You did well, kid. Do what you can.
Me: 5/5. 6/5. 10/5!!!!!
Final Run Down
This is a majestic butter. I love it so much. I completely understand the price point from both a logistics and product value point of view. It's beautiful and creamy with just a hint of goat, unless you're a kid with opinions who likes anchovies and chicken feet but hates cheese. This is exactly why the children get only 20% of the input. Sometimes they're just wrong.
This is an exceptional Grown Up Butter. I'm neither sharing nor telling my husband about this one. And don't you go telling him either. #JoeyDoesntShareFood.