Josie, the proprietress of Ensaymada factory (and Empanada factory), emailed me a couple of days ago to say she “still had a can of Bruun butter in her refrigerator, did I want photos of it?” — my heart skipped a beat. OMG, there was actually still some Bruun butter floating around? In Manila? Within reach? Or at least close enough for me to get a recent photo of it? YES! Of course I would like to see a photo, and she has kindly emailed me these snapshots…
But alas, so close and yet so far. Josie writes, “I am forwarding photos of Bruun butter. It is no longer available in the supermarket. I got this (can) at Rustan’s Supermarket more than 10 years ago at PHP110 per can, and I don’t know why I kept it in my refrigerator and (did) not throw it out. I was able to talk to the importer of this butter at the food show, I think five years ago, and she told me the factory had already closed.” Hmm, I wonder if the can is unopened. And if the butter is still edible. :) So there you have it, a real honest to goodness photo of Bruun butter in Manila. Thanks, Josie. :)
Note: Both photos in this post were taken by Josie I. of the Ensaymada/Empanada Factory.