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Butter Buds®


Butter Buds®: Concentrated Butter Flavor

Butter Buds® natural flavored butter sauce mix is a healthy and delicious alternative to refrigerated dairy. And Butter Buds tastes just like real butter because it always starts with real butter. Fat and cholesterol are reduced from the butter per serving, which is spray-dried into a powdered form through a patented process. This yields a rich, buttery product without the heavy nutritional profile of full-fat dairy. Butter Buds meets today's high standards for more healthful products. In addition to containing no fat or cholesterol per serving, it contains no artificial ingredients and is gluten-free and certified Kosher and Halal.

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Convenient & Easy


Butter Buds® butter substitute can be mixed with water to produce a liquid butter sauce or sprinkled directly onto foods to deliver rich butter flavor. Highly-concentrated, one pound of Butter Buds® equals the flavor of eight pounds of butter. Each 4-ounce pouch of Butter Buds® produces two pounds of liquid butter sauce; one case equals the flavor of 48 pounds of butter.

Satisfying Savings


Butter Buds® is an economical alternative to traditional butter – and healthier, too. Butter Buds® powdered mixes require no refrigeration and are easy to store, saving on valuable storage space and costs. Butter Buds® also saves on labor costs with faster food preparation.

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Satisfying Savings


Butter Buds® is an economical alternative to traditional butter – and healthier, too. Butter Buds® powdered mixes require no refrigeration and are easy to store, saving on valuable storage space and costs. Butter Buds® also saves on labor costs with faster food preparation.


Ingredient Statement:

Ingredient Statement: Maltodextrin, Salt, Butter, Guar Gum, Buttermilk Solids, Natural Butter Flavor *, Baking Soda, Natural Flavor *, Annatto (for color), Vitamin E, Turmeric (for color). Contains Milk. 
*Natural Flavor complies with 21 CFR 101.22 (a) (3)


Mixing Instructions:

To make a rich butter-flavored sauce:

For 2 lb. of butter sauce – add 4 oz. pouch to 1 qt. of warm tap water and stir

For 1/2 cup of butter sauce – add 1/2 oz. Butter Buds® to 4 oz. of warm tap water and stir


Butter Buds® Packaging:

Butter Buds® 4 oz. Pouches (Product #49835)

  • Pack size: 24/4 oz.
  • Case dimensions: 16-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ x 8″
  • Case weight: 7.5 lb.
  • Case cube: 0.670
  • Pallet configuration: 118 cases per pallet, 6 high in middle core (14 x 8)


Butter Buds® 2 oz. Pouches (Product #20001)

  • Pack size: 48/2 oz. pouches
  • Case dimensions: 14″ X 10-3/4″ X 6-1/2″ (OD)
  • Case dimensions: 16-1/2″ X 9-1/2″ X 7-1/2″ (ID)
  • Case weight: 7.5 lb.
  • Case cube: 0.7560
  • Pallet configuration: 77 cases per pallet (7 x 11)


Bid Specifications:

Butter Buds® Proposed Bid Specifications

  • Butter Flavor granules that are shelf-stable and require no additional cooking
  • One pound of Butter Buds® is equal to approximately eight pounds of butter
  • Must be able to use in a reconstituted form
  • Must be fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in sodium and contain no artificial ingredients.
  • Butter Buds® or equal
  • Must be gluten-free, non-GMO, Kosher and Halal certified
  • Packed 24/4 oz. pouches



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