Where is the best deal on Virgin Olive Oil?

Where is the best deal on Virgin Olive Oil?

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Old 08-28-2018, 09:13 AM
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I usually use Costco's Kirkland brand but TJ's is pretty good as well.

Don't fall victim to olive oil fraud - CBS News
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I usually use Costco's Kirkland brand but TJ's is pretty good as well.

Don't fall victim to olive oil fraud - CBS News
This is very interesting and enlightening. Extra virgin is first pressed from olives. I didn't want to ask out loud among so many east coast people who must have grown up using olive oil (I did not) So how long does it stay fresh because oil get's rancid?? Is there any shame in cooking with oil that has no odor, like corn oil or vegetable oil?? or butter?

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Generally, I don't use EVOO for cooking. Heat will affect the taste of a good EVOO and it has a lower smoke point than a more refined olive oil.
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I buy the gallon size in Sam's Club. It's all the same.
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I get mine at Walgreens next to the K-Y Jelly aisle.

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Since reading about olive oil fraud, I've been buying the California Olive Ranch olive oil. I know it's in Publix; can't remember where else it is.

We don't fry anything, so no really high heat, and this oil is good for most everything, from salad dressings to sautéing.

Ancient Olive store has some interesting varieties (grassy, a little spicy, mild). I've not looked up where their oil comes from. But for everyday use, we use the California brand. I buy small quantities and keep it in the dark pantry or in the fridge.

There's a lot of fraud olive oil out there in terms of extra virgin, even name brands like Bertolli, Carapelli, Colavita, Star, Pompeian. I tried to post a link, but it was a million lines long.
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Since reading about olive oil fraud, I've been buying the California Olive Ranch olive oil. I know it's in Publix; can't remember where else it is.

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I am using their "Everyday" EVOO right now. I believe that Winn Dixie also carries it. I used to be able to get their "Arbequina" variety at Fresh Market.
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Olive oil lasts a very long time. I get the Pastene in a 3L tin and have never had it go bad. I order it from their web site along with San Marzno ground tomatoes. Makes the best marinara sauce.

I keep the olive oil tin in the wine cellar at 57 degrees and it never gets rancid. I usually order once a year so it lasts a long time. As was noted above, olive oil should not be used for high heat cooking. Never let it smoke. But for saute anything it works great. ie making a soup where you start with onions, carrots and celery sauted, olive oil is much better then most other oils.
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Ever wonder where Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from?

Extra ugly olives.
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