Last Updated: May 18, 2023 @ 1:41 pm.

What is the best butter powder? To find out, we did a blind taste test with 7 major brands, stirring the powder into popcorn to check for flavor. Here are the ones we think taste the best.

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Powdered butter: clever uses, tips and advice

Here’s a secret bakers know: powdered butter added to pizza dough or bread gives it a special flavor boost.

Yes, some folks even add powdered butter to their coffee—it’s easier to dissolve.

Of course, if you are assembling a hurricane or earthquake supply stash, powdered butter can be a key component of your emergency food supply.

One tip: after reconstituting the butter with water, let it sit for a few hours—this gets rid of the grainy texture. 

Another tip: consider using olive oil instead of water to mix with the powder—this also reduces graininess.

We tried out several powdered butter brands before deciding these are the best choice for most folks.

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Great For Zombie Apocalypse

10 year shelf life
Loved the bang for the buck here—and it keeps for up to year after you open the can. We loved the real butter taste here.
$25.73

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Best For Camping

Great aroma
The resealable bag makes this brand a good choice for outdoor adventures—we liked the taste on popcorn. Made in the USA, this butter powder has no GMO's.
$18.49 ($1.16 / Ounce)

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Best for Popcorn

Made in the USA
So yummy! We loved this powder, which also is great for baking and pancakes. We liked sprinkling it over popcorn, but it also works nicely for veggies.
$19.99 ($1.25 / Fl Oz)

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Best for Soups, Sauces

Great for mashed potatotes
If you just need a small quantity of powder butter for a special recipe, this would be our choice—this powder is made in the USA and is great for camping.

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