From back when King Charles was still the Prince of Wales! Waitrose has the contract for the Prince of Wales' Duchy Organic brand of high-welfare, bougie foods. But does it live up to its regal reputation?
The Duchy Originals brand was established in 1990 by the Then-Prince-Charles to sell the produce of Highgrove House and, according to Wikipedia, the first product was oaten biscuits. Nummy. Those are still some of our favourites.
After 30 years of business, Waitrose now has brand exclusivity and it's now known as Waitrose Duchy Organic and it still donates a certain percentage of profits to charity. Available as far as Australia and Japan, this is a unique example of British butter but one that is worthy of international markets.
Waitrose Duchy Organic English Salted Butter Appreciation
Butter Break Down
Appreciation Date: May 24, 2021
Country of Origin: UK (England)
Point of Procurement: Waitrose Motor City, Dubai
Purchase State: Fresh
Milk: Cow, pasteurised
Salt Content: 1.4%
Milk Fat Content: 80%
Ingredients: Butter (Milk), salt (1.4%)
Company Website: www.waitrose.com
In which we discuss Waitrose Duchy Organic's butter.
Upon unwrapping, this butter isn't visually terribly remarkable. It's paler than most British butters but still maintains its rigidity and matte finish at room temperature.
Slicing into it, however, produces a nice little effect and exposes excellent crumbles that separate easily - we love that texture!
The aromas of this butter are different as well - British butters tend to be extremely discrete on the nose but this one is creamy and milky and very soft. No hint of tang or acidity. Just lovely sweetcream.
The flavour profile, however, is where is gets interesting. We found that it has quite a punchy flavour with a good burst of butter on the palate with a solid salt hit. It lingers nicely on the palate and the rigid texture gives it a great, substantial mouthfeel. Even though it's very rich, the texture clears the mouth quickly quickly whist letting the butter linger in the mouth.
This is a beautiful, surprising, very enjoyable butter. It's great on its own but is buttery enough to enjoy even when used in cooking. We love the buttery-ness of it!
Colour: Pale, unassuming
Aroma: Creamy milk
Taste: Clean rich butter
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