Q. What allergens do Butter Braid products contain?
Specific ingredients vary from product to product and flavor to flavor. Any major food allergens contained in Butter Braid products can be found on the back of each package in the allergen notice under the ingredients list, and are also listed in the allergen notice under the ingredients list on our website.
Visit the braided pastries nutrition and ingredients section or the pastry roll nutrition and ingredients section to find the information you are looking for. Once on the nutrition and ingredients page for your specific product, click on the flavor icon of your choice to find the allergen notice under the ingredients list.
Generally speaking, Butter Braid products do contain Egg, Milk, Soy, and Wheat. Butter Braid braided pastries do not contain and are not made with peanuts, tree nuts, or any other kind of nuts; however, we do manufacture a different line of products with nuts on the same manufacturing equipment.
Our Maple Walnut Butter Braid pastry rolls are the only Butter Braid product that contain nuts.
Q. Where can I find product ingredient lists and nutritional statements?
Again, these are specific to each product and/or flavor. Each product ingredient list and nutrition fact panel can be found on the back of the product package as well as in the nutrition and ingredients sections on our website.
Visit the braided pastries nutrition and ingredients section or the pastry roll nutrition and ingredients section to find the information you are looking for. Once on the nutrition and ingredients page for your specific product, click on the flavor icon of your choice to find the nutrition facts and ingredients list.
Q. Are Butter Braid brand products sold in stores?
At this time, Butter Braid products are not sold in stores. Due to product mishandling while in store freezers, many consumers were let down when our product did not perform as expected. It was then that we decided to focus on our other market, fundraising.
In the fundraising market, we are able to maintain a greater degree of product quality through trained and qualified Butter Braid dealers, giving you a much better experience with our products. This also allowed us to fulfill our mission of "helping others help themselves" by helping groups across the nation run successful, quality fundraisers by exclusively providing fundraising groups with outstanding products for over 15 years now.
Q. Haven't I seen Butter Braid brand products in stores?
2002 was the last year that Butter Braid brand products were sold in retail stores. As you may have seen, there are a few bread and pastry based imitations in stores and even in the fundraising market, but none have been successful in achieving our standards of quality in appearance, taste, reputation or service. We urge you to experience the Butter Braid difference for yourself!
Q. How can I buy more Butter Braid products?
Please visit the how to get more section on our website for detailed information.
Q. How should I store my Butter Braid products before using?Please keep products frozen at all times until you are ready to use them. We recommend storage in a chest freezer at 0° F or below for optimal product longevity.
Q. How long can Butter Braid products stay out of the freezer.
Butter Braid products are delivered frozen to fundraising groups. They will stay frozen for approximately 1-2 hours after delivery depending on temperature and other circumstances. Once the product starts to get soft, it must be put back into a freezer. If the Butter Braid product has started the rising process, (you will notice this if it starts to expand) it cannot be refrozen without affecting the performance of the product. There are no food safety issues if the product is re-frozen during the rising process; however, being a yeast-based product it will most likely not perform as expected when you go to prepare it.
Q. How long can I keep Butter Braid products in my freezer?
Butter Braid product shelf life is 6 months from date of manufacture when kept at 0° F or below. We do recommend that you use your Butter Braid products within 6 weeks of receiving it for best product performance.
If product is not used within the 6 month period, product performance may suffer due to aging of yeast. At this time there are no food safety concerns, just product performance concerns. Although we have had many consumers call and let us know how wonderfully their 1 or even 3 year old product performed, looked and tasted, we do not recommend this approach.
Q. How should I prepare and/or bake my Butter Braid products?
Q. How many people will my braided pastry serve?
We recommend sharing! A braided pastry (with filling and icing) is 22 oz. in size or 1 lb 6 oz. The recommended serving size is a 2 oz. slice. Your braided pastry should serve eleven, each with a 2 oz. slice.
Q. How big is my braided pastry supposed to get?
An average sized braided pastry after rising will be approximately 5 in. wide by 2.5 in. tall by 13 in. long. We have seen many larger than this and some smaller. It is highly dependent on the freezer storage conditions, room temperature in which the pastry is rising, etc. We recommend a room temperature of 70° F.
A frozen braided pastry, on average, is approximately 2 in. wide by 1 in. tall by 9.5 in. long. So, the size of your braided pastry will more than double in width and height at the end of the raising process!
Don't try for a world record here and let your pastry raise for too long! After a certain point in the raising process the yeast becomes so expanded that it will "fall" much like a rubber band that can no longer stretch. If that happens, it's nothing to worry about, you'll just have a flatter pastry than normal.
Q. How should I store my Butter Braid products after baking?Generally, this isn't something most people have to worry about since they disappear rather quickly! But, in the case that you have some left over you may store them covered at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
Q. Why do my pastry rolls have colored icing?
If you were surprised to see the purple icing of our blueberry pastry rolls or the orange icing of our orange rolls, there is nothing to worry about! The icings and glazes of all our rolls are specially made and flavored to add an even more unique experience to each bite of your roll. Instead of using one common icing, we made the choice to go above and beyond.
Q. What if my Butter Braid product question has not been answered?
If you have further product questions please use the contact us form. If you have questions regarding fundraising, try the fundraising page or use the find-a-dealer feature to find specific information for your area. We value your questions and concerns and will respond to you as soon as possible.
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