Trend skepticism: TikTok butter boards – Axios

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A butter charcuterie board with organic honey. Photo: Lauri Patterson/Getty Images
? Annalise here. Have you ever looked at a classic charcuterie board and thought: I wish this was all butter?
Welcome to butter boards, a viral TikTok recipe trend I've frowned at while scrolling for the last several weeks.
How it works: For an appetizer, butter is spread across a serving board. It's sprinkled with things like herbs, salt crystals and spices, then scooped up with slices of crusty bread.
My take: I love a good dip, but this feels like an unnecessary, oily mess that will leave guests touching my doorknobs with greasy butter hands.
Plus, for the dessert-inclined, there's the option of the peanut butter board.
Zoom in: We looked around Detroit and weren't able to find a restaurant capitalizing on the trend.
Tips: If you push past my personal reservations and make one of these, it's probably best to spring for good butter that's served at room temperature.
Go deeper: This savory trend may be boosting butter sales, Axios Twin Cities writes.
? If you see any butter boards on restaurant menus, or want to convince me they're a good idea, please email [email protected]
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