Do any "foodies" out there know of an olive oil that tastes like OLIVE oil? All the companies seem to be advertising a "light" taste. I'm looking for something with an unmistakable olivey flavor, even better if it doesn't cost a fortune.
Simply purchase the oil labelled "extra-virgin". The darker the color, the more olive taste you will get. Go for the "cold pressed" as well. I suggest you purchase the less expensive for cooking, or in things where you are not depending on the flavor; then purchase a small bottle of the most expensive you can justify, for when the taste really needs to shine though!
Look for Extra Virgin.....it has a more greenish color than the regular olive oil, which is usually yellow.
You're lucky, less expensive varieties often have a more pronounced taste which many don't care for.
My mom used to use one that comes in a ridged
bottle and it is called Pompi or something like that
I used to love to get a taste of it. My mom would give us a spoonful with a squeeze of lemon and maybe a teeny dash of salt.
I dont no where you live but here in New Zealand we have some fine tasting olive oils. Made here or from over sea's. Its a case of you get what you pay for. All I can say is use the cheaper brands for cooking. And find your self a good tasting oil for making dressing or to sprinkle over your food. There are many many good oils around. Its just a matter of finding one for your taste. I my self have found that Spanish olive oil is more to my taste. Just buy small bottles untill you find the one you like. But remember to store in a cool and dark place. Never in the fridge. Good luck and I wish you well
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I bought some, "Botticelli" premium 100% extra virgin olive oil- first cold pressed italian olives.
17 fl oz for $6.97 and it is greenish, taste like olives, strong flavor, thought was not good as not had any with this taste before.Could not find expiration date or sell by--- it's kept in cool pantry.
You pay for Olive Oil that is everything but nowadays. Did you know that an export company will make 10 liters of 'Extra Virgin' from one liter of our Greek oil? What you need to do is get your oil straight from the source.
I buy an imported brand called "Sultan" from a local small middle eastern market. It's far better than any of the cheaper oils I've ever tried from a big grocery store, and it's pretty inexpensive. I've never looked for it outside of my town in Florida though.
I just purchased a 68 fl oz container of Botticelli 100 % pure olive oil - imported from Italy. This "olive oil" tastes like motor oil and has a smell that is uncharacteristic of olive oil. I would really like to have the "olive oil" tested by a laboratory to determine the REAL contents... SO disappointing. The product is unusable.
Editor's Note: Whenever you are unhappy with a product or you believe it is "bad", take it back where you purchased it and ask for a refund. I'm sure it cost a lot.
I wish you had posted earlier. After reading another poster's "somewhat" favorable assessment of the oil, I bought the same product July 10, and because it was on sale, I purchaed not 1, but 2 tins(greed). She(wife) will never let me live this down.
Actually, I didn't think it tasted too bad, but after reading the verbage on the packaging, which neglects to say "100% olive oil", does make one wonder just what are the contents.
The darker green color olive oils have the stronger taste to them. If oil is kept to long or is in the heat too long it will go rancid and have a very bad taste to it as will any type of vegetable oil. If it tastes funny do not use it, it will usually smell funny also. It is not a scent I can describe though, maybe someone with more eloquent speech can describe it better. I just know it is a very undesirable taste and smell.
I have smelled potato chips that were past their freshness date and they smelled the same, that rancid smell and I could not get it past my lips or nose to taste it. I have also had chow mein noodles that went rancid, mostly it seems to happen in the summer heat. I prefer the extra virgin olive oil, it is a lighter taste but I can still taste the olive, just a very light taste.
Well I dont wanna be the partybreaker, but I truly think that you actually can't buy real olive oil in any of supermarket or those terrifying stores where you buy stuff. Reason is quite simple there is no integrity in those merchants who supply stores. People who dont know what is real olive oil will not recognize bad oil, so there is no reason why they should not mix olive with god knows which other oil and make them count.
Croatia haves truly great oil, but truth is that any real producer with integrity and good tree can make good oil, but it takes time work and passion to do that, and all of three are quite expensive in today's world.
I agree with the person who wrote complaining about the flavor of Botticelli olive oil. I bought 2 bottles thinking it was a great deal for Extra Virgin olive oil and proceeded to use it in making my usual homemade salad dressings- the result was disgusting, and I had no idea why until I tasted the oil - absolutely horrible. I think my recommendation for price and quality would have to be Trader Joe's organic Extra Virgin.
Old thread but .... Just noticed that Botticelli Foods is being sued for their "olive oil" not being real olive oil by the legal definition. a copy of the suit is at http://www.perkinscoie.com/files/upload/05_28_2013_Kovacs_v_Botticelli.PDF
Botticelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil is by far one of the superior brands of Olive Oil. They offer several #1 Classic Olive Oil (blue label) #2 EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil using olives from the Mediterranean (green label) #3 ***Their best EVOO using only 100% Italian Olives from Italy.**** #4 Light Olive Oil which is light in taste (its a blend). I have worked at Botticelli and have been a consumer so I have been on both sides and rest assured this is the real deal. The quality is top of the line and if you should ever ever have a problem in any way, they'll replace it. I don't work there anymore so I have nothing to gain by sharing this information with my online friends. Donna
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