Crawford County ‘Buttercups’ to hit Kroger stores statewide
“I wanted to make a more heart-healthy butter,” says Sandra Duncan
Duncan is one of the owners of Heart Foods in Roberta. The company started in 2008. She says she struggled to keep the company a float for several years.
“A number of things happened that were completely unexpected things like tornado, and drought and tremendous loss,” she explained.
But her persistence has paid off.
“I came to develop what I call my Buttercups blend that is a European-style butter,” she added.
Duncan’s excited to see her products on shelves at Kroger grocery stores, starting with a dozen locations in Middle Georgia and the Atlanta-Metro area. Her number one seller of her Buttercups is the Olive Garlic Butter.
The Buttercups are available in a variety of flavors including lemon butter, unsalted sweet cream, honey butter, and sweet cream with sea salt.
“What’s unique about our product is that it has a minimum of 50-percent less cholesterol, 50-percent less sodium, 50-percent less saturated fats, and 20-percent less calories than our USDA butter,” says Heart Foods District Manager, Joni Evans.
“It’s nutritious and healthy for our human bodies,” interjected Duncan.
After seeing all of her hard work pay off, from the farmers markets to now a national grocery chain, Duncan hopes Buttercups will become a household name.
Heart Foods is also working on creating a maple pecan butter. Buttercups will soon be sold in 21 Kroger stores across Georgia, including in Macon, Warner Robins, and Perry.