Do you have questions about a product or recipe? We're here to help. Find all of the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Country Crock® here.

About us

  • What’s included in the range of Country Crock® products?

    Our spreads come in Original, Light, Churn Style, and Calcium tubs. We also have Country Crock® unsalted and salted Baking Sticks. Country Crock® Plant Butter sticks come in Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, and Almond Oil. Plant Butter tubs come in Olive Oil and Almond Oil.

  • How is Country Crock® different than dairy butter?

    Country Crock® is a spread made with oils from plants, whereas butter is made with milk or cream from cows. Country Crock® has less saturated fat per serving than dairy butter, but still has a delicious buttery taste. Country Crock® products also tend to be softer out of the fridge for easy spreading.

    Country Crock® sticks and tubs contain between 1g and 5g of saturated fat per tbsp, depending on the product. Butter contains 7g saturated fat per tbsp.

  • Where can I buy Country Crock® products?

    Check out our Store Locator to find a store near you that sells Country Crock®.

  • How does Country Crock® Plant Butter differ from other Country Crock® products?

    While all our delicious products are made with oils from plants, they differ in terms of dairy and usage:

    Country Crock® Plant Butter does not include dairy ingredients and is tested as dairy free by Upfield. Country Crock® Original, Churn Style, and Calcium do not include dairy ingredients but are not tested as dairy free. Other products, specifically Country Crock® Light and Country Crock® Baking Sticks do contain dairy ingredients. The product labels are clearly marked to help guide you through your Country Crock® spread choices.

    Baking and Cooking: Country Crock® Plant Butter can be used 1:1 for butter in recipes. Country Crock® Original tubs have a lower fat content than butter so they cannot be substituted 1:1 in every recipe.

Our Ingredients & Nutritional Information

  • Is Country Crock® better for me than dairy butter?

    Country Crock® products are all made of plant-based oils – a source of good fats.

    Because we use plant-based oils, all our Country Crock® products contain less saturated fat than dairy butter, as well as zero cholesterol:

    Product Calories Saturated Fat Omega-3 and Omega-6
    (Good Fats)
    Cholesterol
    Dairy Butter 100 7g 0.4g 31mg
    Country Crock® Original 50 1.5g 2.5g 0mg
    Country Crock® Light 35 1g 2g 0mg
    Country Crock® Churn Style 50 1.5g 2.5g 0mg
    Country Crock® 8% Daily Value of Calcium Per TBSP 45 1.5g 2.5g 0mg
    Country Crock® Baking Sticks 100 3.5g 4g 0mg
    Country Crock® Plant Butter Tub with Almond Oil 100 4g 4g 0mg
    Country Crock® Plant Butter Stick with Almond Oil 100 5g 1.5g 0mg
    Country Crock® Plant Butter Tub with Olive Oil 100 4g 4g 0mg
    Country Crock® Plant Butter Stick with Olive Oil 100 5g 1.5g 0mg
    Country Crock® Plant Butter Stick with Avocado Oil 100 5g 1g 0mg

    Because Country Crock® is made with plant-based oils, the product is an easy way to add essential fats and omega-3s to a healthy diet.

  • Are Country Crock® products nut-free?

    None of our products contain nut ingredients, however our products are not tested for traces of nuts.

  • Are Country Crock® products gluten-free?

    None of our products contain gluten ingredients. All Country Crock® products are tested as gluten-free (as defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) by Upfield except for Country Crock® Baking Sticks. Please also refer to the product labels, which are clearly marked to help guide you through your Country Crock® spread choices.

  • Are Country Crock® products Kosher?

    Yes, all Country Crock® products are certified Kosher.

  • Are Country Crock® products okay for vegan diets?

    Country Crock® Plant Butter is suitable for vegan diets.

    Upfield defines “vegan” as food products that are made with no animal-derived ingredients. A “vegan diet” includes Plant-Based foods and strictly excludes foods produced with animal-derived ingredients (such as meat, milk and eggs). “Plant-Based” food products are made with plant ingredients (such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds and/or legumes) and no animal-derived ingredients.

  • Is Country Crock® dairy-free?

    Product Free from Dairy and Lactose Ingredients? Tested in production as Dairy Free?
    Country Crock® Original Yes No
    Country Crock® Calcium Yes No
    Country Crock® Churn Style Yes No
    Country Crock® Light No No
    Country Crock® Baking Sticks No No
    Country Crock® Plant Butter Yes Yes
  • Does Country Crock® contain cholesterol?

    No, all our spreads and sticks are completely cholesterol-free.

  • What are "Plant Butter" or "Plant-Based" butters? How do they differ from butter?

    A plant-based butter is a dairy-free product made with oils from plants. Dairy butter is a dairy product made with cream or milk from cows. Our Country Crock® Plant Butter was specifically created to taste like dairy butter and be great for cooking and baking.

  • Does Country Crock® contain artificial ingredients?

    The primary ingredients of Country Crock® products are a blend of plant-based oils, water, and salt.

    Country Crock® products contain no artificial preservatives or flavors, including: Country Crock® Original, Light, and Churn Style spreads as well as our new Country Crock® Plant Butter sticks and tubs. Instead we use ingredients like vinegar to maintain product taste and freshness.

    Country Crock® Calcium and Baking Stick products are made with a common food preservative call potassium sorbate, a type of salt that is used to maintain freshness.

  • Why use palm oil?

    Palm oil, which comes from the flesh of the palm plant, is a harder Plant-Based fat that gives our products the right consistency so that they can be spread easily.

  • Is the palm oil certified sustainable?

    We use palm oil in some of our products for taste and texture. As a proud member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), in 2019 we are committed to sourcing 100% of our palm oil from physically certified sources and ensuring that the palm oil in our supply chain is traceable. Please visit Upfield.com to learn more about our commitment.

Cooking & Baking with Country Crock®

  • Can I bake and cook with Country Crock® Spreads?

    Yes! Country Crock® is great for cooking and baking. Certain Country Crock® products can be swapped 1:1 for butter in cooking and baking recipes: Country Crock® Baking Sticks and Country Crock® Plant Butter sticks and tubs. The rest of our products have lower fat content and cannot always be swapped 1:1, particularly in baking. You can find all the right measurements in our Country Crock® "Recipes”.

  • Can I bake with salted sticks?

    Both our Salted and Unsalted Country Crock® Baking Sticks are perfect for baking. Either one will work – it’s all about your personal preference.

  • Is Country Crock® Honey Spread available?

    Our Honey Spread has been discontinued. To make your own, just mix honey and cinnamon into our Country Crock® Original for a dab of buttery sweetness on your favorite baked goods!

Storage

  • What’s the best way to store Country Crock® and keep it fresh?

    Always refrigerate the product after every use and use a clean knife every time you dive in.

  • Can I freeze Country Crock®?

    Country Crock® Baking Sticks and Country Crock® Plant Butter tubs and sticks can be frozen. Our other Country Crock® tub products are most delicious when they are fresh – so we don’t recommend freezing them.

  • Are the containers microwave and dishwasher safe?

    Our tubs are not dishwasher-safe or microwaveable. They can be recycled and hand-washed to use again.

Recycling

  • Are your tubs recyclable?

    All our plastic tubs and lids are recyclable. To learn more on recycling in your area, visit how2recycle.info.

  • Can I recycle the box for the sticks?

    Yes, the cartons for Country Crock® Plant Butter sticks and Country Crock® Baking Sticks are recyclable. The inner wrappers that cover each individual stick are not recyclable.