Consumer and Retail Forms of Butter
Forms
Description
Bulk
Size dimensions vary. Typical dimensions are 1 cubic foot, 30 lb. 25 kg, and 68 lb. Packed in poly-lined cartons.
1 pound solids
One pound solid blocks of butter wrapped in grease resistant paper. Can be packed in Elgin style butter cartons.
1 pound quarters
Four sticks individually wrapped and packed in various styles – Elgin, Eastern, Western.
Whipped products
Butter is whipped with air or nitrogen, packed in tubs, cups or in bulk.


Foodservice Forms of Butter
Forms
Description
1 pound quarters
Four sticks individually wrapped and packed in various styles – Elgin, Eastern, Western.
Individual service portions
Chips - Individual die cut pats of butter adhered to greaseproof paper. Most popular 90 count - 3 sheets per pound.
Reddies - Individual pats on paperboard cards with greaseproof paper cover. Packed in trays. Most popular size 90 count - 45 pats in half-pound tray.
Continentals - Foil wrapped portions salted or unsalted packed in trays for food service use.
Cups - Portions in plastic cups with peelable heat sealed lids. Tumble packed or collated.