by Laura Barns
These dairy alternatives to butter are so good you’ll want to spread the news like wildfire (as well as spreading on your toast).
Did you know that the whole Flora range is now vegan? From extra buttery to the light option, you can find the full range in most UK supermarkets.
Another widely-available, sunflower oil-based spread, it’s ideal for spreading, baking, cooking and even freezing. Oh, and it contains 75% less fat than regular butter – winner.
A huge plus is the variety in their range which is dedicated to every type of buttery need. So there’s a baking-style butter, an olive oil spread, a soy-based option and more.
Made from high-quality organic oils in a 100% dairy-free kitchen, the taste is smooth and like butter, with a mild taste of almonds. We also really rate their block for baking.
Not to be confused with the full-fat version which isn’t vegan, this is a good choice if you’re watching your calorie intake as well as your budget.
Ok, not strictly butter, but it serves a really similar purpose for those who love using butter when cooking, and don’t want to sub with heavy oils. This is just one calorie per spray.
Fans of Koko’s milk and cheese may have tried this one, and will appreciate the creamy, coconutty flavour found throughout their range. It’s thick too, so perfect for loading up potatoes.
This one probably resembles butter the most, but with a hefty price tag and online-availability-only, it’s a good one to keep for special occasions.
Stay tuned for the next instalment in our Vegan Shopping Basket series.