The other week we were lucky enough to get a delivery of the entire Yeo Valley Organic range and the children helped me unpack it with great excitement. When we came to the butter, there were two types; hard and spreadable. This caused some confusion and required explanation. Something which basically consisted of me saying that one had additional vegetable oil to help make it less solid. I have absolutely no idea whether this is true or not, but at 2 and nearly 4 years of age they were easily convinced.
Then came the next question: But what is it made of?
‘Err, Butter?’ I tried my usual deflection tactics hoping that they would wander off.
‘Is it from a butter plant?’
“No, it’s from cream which comes from milk, which is from a cow’
‘I thought milk mainly came from mummy’s’
‘No, that’s special mummy milk’ Digging hole deeper, I quickly return to the original question
‘Butter is the product of cream when its been mixed about a lot’