Product FAQs

Specific ingredients vary from product to product and flavor to flavor. Any major food allergens contained in Butter Braid products can be found on the back of each package in the allergen notice under the ingredients list, and are also listed in the allergen notice under the ingredients list on our website.

Visit the braided pastries nutrition and ingredients section or the pastry roll nutrition and ingredients section to find the information you are looking for. Once on the nutrition and ingredients page for your specific product, click on the flavor icon of your choice to find the allergen notice under the ingredients list.

Generally speaking, Butter Braid products do contain Egg, Milk, Soy, and Wheat. Butter Braid braided pastries do not contain and are not made with peanuts, tree nuts, or any other kind of nuts; however, we do manufacture a different line of products with nuts on the same manufacturing equipment.

Maple Walnut Butter Braid pastry rolls contain Tree Nuts. Please refer to your product package for a full listing of ingredients.
These are specific to each product and/or flavor. Each product ingredient list and nutrition fact panel can be found on the back of the product package as well as in the nutrition and ingredients sections on our website.Visit the braided pastries nutrition and ingredients section or the pastry roll nutrition and ingredients section to find the information you are looking for. Once on the nutrition and ingredients page for your specific product, click on the flavor icon of your choice to find the nutrition facts and ingredients list.
Since 2002, Butter Braid products have not been sold in stores. This has allowed our company to fulfill its mission of “Helping Others Help Themselves.” For almost 25 years, with the help of our network of local dealers, we have been able to help thousands of groups across the country nearly raise $200 million dollars!
Please visit the how to get more section on our website for detailed information.
Please keep products frozen at all times until you are ready to use them. We recommend storage in a chest freezer at 0° F or below for optimal product longevity.
Butter Braid products are delivered frozen to fundraising groups. They will stay frozen for approximately 1-2 hours after delivery depending on temperature and other circumstances. Once the product starts to get soft, it must be put back into a freezer. If the Butter Braid product has started the rising process, (you will notice this if it starts to expand) it cannot be refrozen without affecting the performance of the product. There are no food safety issues if the product is re-frozen during the rising process; however, being a yeast-based product it will most likely not perform as expected when you go to prepare the pastry.
Butter Braid product shelf life is 6 months from date of manufacture when kept at 0° F or below. We do recommend that you use your Butter Braid products within 6 weeks of receiving it for best product performance. If product is not used within the 6 month period, product performance may decrease due to aging of yeast. At this time there are no food safety concerns, just product performance concerns. Although we have had many consumers call and let us know how wonderfully their 1 or even 3 year old product performed, looked and tasted, we do not recommend this approach.
Depending upon which Butter Braid product you are referring to please visit either the braided pastry baking and handling page or the pastry roll baking and handling page.
We recommend sharing! A braided pastry (with filling and icing) is 22 oz. in size or 1 lb 6 oz. The recommended serving size is a 2 oz. slice. Your braided pastry should serve eleven, each with a 2 oz. slice.
Your braided pastry should double in width and height at the end of the raising process! Product performance is also dependent on the freezer storage conditions, room temperature in which the pastry is rising, length of raise time, etc. We recommend a room temperature of 72° F. Don't let your pastry raise for too long! After a certain point in the raising process the yeast becomes so expanded that it will "fall" much like a rubber band that can no longer stretch. If that happens, it's nothing to worry about, you'll just have a flatter pastry than normal.
Generally, this isn't something most people have to worry about since they disappear rather quickly! But, in the case that you have some left over you may store them covered at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
If you were surprised to see the purple icing of our blueberry pastry rolls or the orange icing of our orange rolls, there is nothing to worry about! The icings and glazes of all our rolls are specially made and flavored to add an even more unique experience to each bite of your roll.
If you have further product questions please use the contact us form. If you have questions regarding fundraising, try the fundraising page or use the find-a-dealer feature to find specific information for your area. We value your questions and concerns and will respond to you as soon as possible.