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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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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
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.
You're lucky, less expensive varieties often have a more pronounced taste which many don't care for.
Look for Extra Virgin.....it has a more greenish color than the regular olive oil, which is usually yellow.
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!
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