Does anyone know where I can buy French butter with salt crystals in it? I will be moving to San Diego North County and would like to know where to shop
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Look for your local specialty market. Maybe Sprouts, Trader Joe's or possibly Henry's will work as well. You might see it as European butter (maybe called cultured butter as well). To me it has a taste different than sweet cream butter, as I believe it is cultured and will have a little higher butterfat content. I am not sure I have ever seen the salt crystals in it before. But all salt is a crystal so if you find it labeled salted than go with it. If not, or want it to be more French, just buy some unsalted and some fleur de sel (french sea salt) and make a compound butter from it.
OK, so maybe salt alone wouldn't quite make it a compound butter but you get what I mean.