Q -- WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA FOR FLAVORED BUTTERS?
A -- Have you ever had one of those what-the-heck-was-that dreams?
That is how Dream Butters was born.
In 2015, I had a dream. I was talking with my son, Brad, and said, "I think you should make flavored butters." I woke up, sat up in bed and thought, "What the heck...?" But, I must admit, was intrigued.
Since Brad is a trained chef with a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management, I thought he might be interested, but I needed to do my homework first. I started researching and found very few flavored butter companies. Once I was satisfied that I had all the information I needed, I showed my idea to Brad. He loved it and said, "Why not?"
In TV cooking shows, chefs were teaching their audiences how to make their own flavored butters (also called "compound butters"), but most people don't take the time to do it. They have become used to the convenience of having products ready-made for them. So, we knew people would love the accessibility, as much as the unique flavors, of Dream Butters.
But, how could we make the best product on the market? By using the best ingredients, of course!
We use real butter from California Our ingredients are natural and real. No artificial colors. No artificial flavors. No preservatives. No additives. You can pronounce everything on the label.
We started at holiday craft shows and have continued promoting our products and watching our popularity grow. However, we knew we were destined for more.
Dream Butters has now joined the Safeway family! Find us in your local Colorado Safeway from Durango to Ft. Collins. We are also in Rapid City, South Dakota, Aztec, New Mexico, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Watch for us to be coming to California next, then, who knows! Everywhere!
Q -- WHY DON'T YOU USE COLORADO BUTTER?
A -- Our product is Colorado-made; however, there are no butter dairies in Colorado.
Q -- WHY CALIFORNIA BUTTER?
A -- We visited California Dairies and saw how the cows were treated and fed. They don't use rbST (a protein hormone) and produce a high quality, flavorful butter. We wanted the best for our product. Many people ask how the cows are fed. California Dairies is a co-op. The cows' diet is designed by a nutritionist. They graze in pasture, eat hay and alfalfa, and get fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Their diet varies--just like a human. And, NO, if you are allergic to peaches and a cow eats peaches your butter WILL NOT have those allergens. If you feed a cow a Hershey bar, do you get chocolate milk? Nope!
Q -- DO YOU MAKE A VEGAN OR DAIRY-FREE PRODUCT?
A -- There are a wide variety of non-dairy "butter" products, including, soy, soy-free, margarine-based, olive oil, avocado oil, palm oil, canola oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, cashew, almond, macadamia nut, and aquafaba (a brine from chickpeas). How do we choose the right product for our customers? Instead, we packaged the dry ingredients of three of our flavors so our customers can add them to the dairy-free product of their choice. The dry mixes also make great dips when added to sour cream, mayo, or cream cheese--both dairy and non-dairy varieties.
Q -- I DON'T LIVE IN COLORADO. WHEN WILL YOUR BUTTERS BE IN MY STATE?
A -- We are working on that. With the outbreak of Covid-19, many corporate offices closed and are not taking new customers. We would love to expand throughout the West Coast and into Idaho and Texas by 2021. If you have any recommendations, drop us an email. We will check it out. In the meantime, we do deliver.
Q -- Do you have two logo?
A -- It might look that way, but we have a logo and a mascot. The logo is at the top of the page. Our mascot is Buttercup, and it is her job to promote our delicious ingredients and the versatility of our butters. She is quite a character...and you never know where she might pop up!
Enjoy Dream Butters! They were made especially for YOU!
Susan and Brad Tyra, Owners of Dream Butters