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Vegan Shopping Basket – The Best Vegan Butter

by Laura Barns

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These dairy alternatives to butter are so good you’ll want to spread the news like wildfire (as well as spreading on your toast). 

Flora Dairy Free

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. 

Best for: when you want a familiar brand you can trust

Average price: £2.00

Availability: 5/5 

Taste: 5/5 

Overall rating: 5/5

Vitalite

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. 

Best for: vegan cooking and baking 

Average price: £1.40

Availability: 5/5

Taste: 3/5

Overall rating: 4/5 

Pure

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.

Best for: if you want a brand with a varied range

Average price: £1.50

Availability: 3/5

Taste: 3/5

Overall rating: 3/5 

Naturli Vegan Spreadable

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.

Best for: fans of nut milks  

Average price: £1.50

Availability: 2/5

Taste: 5/5

Overall rating: 4/5

Tesco Light Olive Spread

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. 

Best for: if you want a no-frills option on a budget

Average price: £0.90p

Accessibility: 4/5 

Taste: 2/5

Overall rating: 35

Fry Light

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.

Best for: health-conscious cooks

Average price: £2.00

Availability: 5/5

Taste: 4/5 

Overall rating: 4/5 

Koko Dairy Free Spread

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. 

Best for: slathering on jacket potatoes and other veg

Average price: £2.20

Availability: 2/5 

Taste: 4/5

Overall rating: 3/5 

Mouse’s Favourite Slightly Salted Vegan Butter Alternative

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. 

Best for: regular butter lovers who want to splash out

Average price: £4.99

Availability: 2/5 

Taste: 5/5

Overall rating: 3/5 

Stay tuned for the next instalment in our Vegan Shopping Basket series.

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Laura Barns
by Laura Barns

Laura is our Copywriter, who is obsessed with the Hearty Roots Stew (and has been known to eat a double serve for lunch on more than one occasion). On her day off you’ll find her walking her puppy Ralph, stopping off at bookshops and cocktail bars along the way. 

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