Which Type of Country Crock Butter is Vegan?
Country Crock is available in nearly every supermarket in the USA and Canada, but unfortunately their classic (non-plant based) varieties aren’t exactly Vegan.
Some of that’s due to D3, made from sheep wool, which I know many people ignore when it comes to being 100% vegan, but in my book it’s not entirely vegan to do so so I didn’t list them as Vegan. I do clarify which contain more than just D3 though if you do make such “exceptions.”
Make sure to check out the bottom of the article for the plant-based butters Country Crock recently introduced. They may not be available at your local supermarket (yet) though, as they are quite new.
What (Classic) Country Crock Butter Sticks are Vegan?
Unfortunately both of their butter baking sticks (salted & unsalted) contain whey, a milk by-product, and thus aren’t vegan.
If you’re dead-set on butter-sticks Earth Balance makes vegan butter sticks that are available in most supermarkets in the USA/Canada. Alternatively, check out Country Crocks new Plant-based line of Butter-sticks (see below).
What (Classic) Country Crock Spreadable Tub-Butter is Vegan?
While none of them are truly vegan, most of them do not contain dairy or other animal products that all vegans and plant-based eaters avoid. Most of them simply contain D3, which in this case is generally from sheep-wool byproduct (lanolin).
Other than the non-vegan D3 aspect the following flavors also contain dairy.
- Churn Style (Buttermilk)
- Sunflower Oil Butter Spread (Natural Flavors)
Country Crock (New) Vegan Plant-based Butters
Good news though, Country Crock recently announced new Plant-based options for both their spreadable and stick varieties.
As for the Vegan butter sticks, they have the following varieties:
- Plant Butter Sticks with Avocado Oil
- Plant Butter Sticks Olive Oil
- Plant Butter Sticks with Almond Oil
As for the Completely Vegan spreadable butter tubs:
- Plant Butter Tub with Olive Oil
- Plant Butter Tub with Almond Oil