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Just a Spoonful of Butter...

Though none of our sources agreed to go public with their confessions, we have received notice - several times - of folks eating Chattanooga Butters straight out of the jar with a spoon. We're not talking large helpings, like ice cream, but rather an extra little bite after the biscuit's already been devoured.  You really can't help yourself. These flavors are amazing and because we use pure, natural ingredients, the stuff tastes like real food...like something you'd eat just to eat, muffin or no muffin. It is real food! 100%!  For various reasons, eating butter a la carte, as a snack is kind of a taboo. And that's fine. We get that. But we also want y'all to know that...

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Nobody Wants to Eat Butter Gone Bad

Let's talk dairy science, hot sauce and expiration dates!  To ensure freshness, we send our butters (by 2-Day Priority Mail) straight from the freezer, alongside a cold pack, and packed inside a thermally insulated pouch. Because we keep selling out, no butter stays in our freezer for very long!  Because real milk has naturally occurring bacteria, it will eventually go bad. However, it also has good bacteria (not killed in any crazy industrialized process) which works to the advantage of the shelf-life. Smell it, as you would any dairy product. You'll know! All of that said, you can freeze our butters for 6 to 9 months (for best quality) and even a little longer safely. In the fridge, it'll stay...

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Coconut Oil Rocks!

A healthy diet is well rounded - consisting of leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits, protein, fiber-rich grains and...fat. Yes, fat!  Though we may still reach instinctively for that low fat cottage cheese, we also understand that "good" fats are not only "OK" to eat in moderation, but that we SHOULD eat these fats as a part of our daily balanced diet.  Saturated fat, once deemed a monster by health professionals and fad diet enthusiasts, can actually be good for us.  Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, but also rich in amazing health benefits. It tastes good, is easy to use and a little bit goes a long way.  The benefits of coconut oil include: Efficient Metabolism - Unlike the saturated fat...

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Baking, Butter & Breaking Rules

Most baked goods consist of flour or meal, a fat and a liquid. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule. Some cookies are pure butter and flour. Some items use a leavening agent like baking soda. An interesting fact that many devout recipe followers aren’t aware of is that there is a bit of leeway when it comes to liquid and fat. As long as the amounts (or ratios) remain the same, the kind of liquid or fat can be swapped out or mixed. When baking cake, for example, a recipe that calls for water or milk can be reinvented with chocolate milk, Coca Cola, juice or beer. As for the oils – butter, shortening, coconut oil, olive oil...

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Fat is Healthy!

  One of the craziest fads in the American diet is the onslaught of low-fat and non-fat foods. This really spiked in the early 90s with synthetic non-fat versions of foods typically high in fat - ice creams, cookies, crackers, breads.  While some lower fat versions of dairy products are still healthy - such as cottage cheese or yogurt made with milk from grass fed cows - the truth is that the body needs fat to run properly. It is fats, not carbs, that give us energy.  Though fats are a vital part of a balanced diet, not all fats were created equal. Hydrogenated oils are hard to break down and are high in trans fat. Butters and creams made...

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