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Paula Deen Introduces Line of Flavored Spreads

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- The popular chef who has been called “The Butter Queen” has introduced a line of flavored butters.

But in keeping with Paula Deen’s new image, the butters aren’t meant to be used by the pound. That’s the old Paula Deen. These are “finishing butters,” meant to add butter taste to dishes by being added at the end of the cooking process.

The butters will be sold in Walmart and on PaulaDeenFoods.com. Pricing on the product was not yet available.

The butters will come in five flavors: sweet citrus zest, European style, lemon dill, garden herb and Southern Grillin'. European style, for those wondering, is made with olive oil and sea salt. The Southern Grillin’ butter is similar to a garlic butter.

The chef, 66, found herself in a firestorm of controversy when she announced in January 2012 that she had Type 2 diabetes, a condition she had known about for some time. Critics said that touting her high-fat recipes despite her diagnosis was irresponsible.

Deen also introduced a line of all-natural tortilla chips, made with vegetables. They will be sold at Walgreens and on the Paula Deen Foods website.

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