Badder (also Batter,Budder)
An extract can have many different consistencies, textures, and appearances. Badder/batter, and budder are common terms that are used to describe these differences. Sometimes they look can resemble a greenish brown type of color, and other times it can look like gold. The way to tell the difference between high and low quality badder and budder is that usually the high quality will be of a bright blonde color.
Badder/budder are fairly similar, but the main overall difference is the manufacturer’s preference and the spelling. Badder/batter can feel and look a little like the frosting on a cake, but the texture and appearance all depends on the type of extraction method used, as well as the starting material. Sometimes it can be sticky like a sauce, and other times it can appear like a crumble that is quite bumpy.
Budder more commonly appears to look like a stick of butter. It is popular in many of the solvent-based extractions. Budder entered the scene around the mid 1990s from a concentrate maker in Canada. By 2003, the maker went to the founder of a smoke and beverage shop with the extract and gave out samples called Butter Hoots.
The shop distributed the concentrate, but eventually, the police shut it down and demand for it grew. After this, extract makers began popping up and started to sell batches of concentrates. The original maker known as BudderKing tried to patent the word butter, but was denied. Someone in his family suggested to just use the name budder instead. He didn’t want to change the old way of spelling it, but after a while, he did. Many dispensaries now know the name of BudderKing. Budder should be typically stored in an air and light proof container, preferably silicone or glass.
Use of Term
This dab of budder tastes like so many different terpenes.