Irish radio weighs in on 'illegal' Kerrygold butter

The 'illegal butter' is made in Ireland
Posted at 12:48 PM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 15:19:55-05

An Irish radio station weighed in on a local issue this week, discussing a butter deemed illegal that is made in Ireland. 

Kerrygold butter has a strong Wisconsin fanbase, but has deemed illegal in the Dairy State due to an obscure state law passed in 1970 that requires all butter sold in Wisconsin to be tested by a panel of exerts and given a letter grade for quality.   

The company had no idea selling the butter was illegal in Wisconsin until the state told stores to pull the butter off their shelves.

TODAY's TMJ4 I-Team reporter Steve Chamraz, who broke the story last week,  joined The Ray D'Arcy Show, an Irish talk radio show on RTE Radio 1, to talk with the host about how the odd law has upset Kerrygold butter fans.

The host, Baz Mam Nancy, said (in jest), “This is shocking news, I’m horrified.”

“Believe it or not, there is a crisis unfolding right no in Wisconsin, in America, right now and it’s all about Kerrygold butter. It’s not a laughing matter,” Nancy said. "There's a headline here 'You will pry my Kerrygold from my cold, dead hands'. Wowzers."

Take a listen to the full interview below:




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