Have you heard, y'all? Paula Deen has her own line of butter now. Yes, I know it totally sounds like the premise of a Saturday Night Live sketch, but it's true. The Southern cooking queen, who went public with her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis early last year and says she has since been committed to making healthy lifestyle choices, is peddling a whole new line of Paula Deen-branded foods, including five "finishing butters," which supposedly "let cooks bring a wonderful fresh butter taste to various dishes while just adding butter to the end of the cooking process." They come in five flavors: Southern Grilling Butter, Lemon Dill Butter, European Style Butter, Sweet Citrus Zest Butter, and Garden Herb Butter.
Of course, at first glimpse, this looks crazy. Who is she kidding? "Finishing" or not, butter is still evil, fattening BUTTER, right? But meh. I'm not so sure we should be lambasting this move so quickly.