Trader Joe's olive oil
Running out of olive oil--should I stick with my expensive stuff, or does TJ's have any great offerings?
About a year ago I bought some of their EVOO I can't remember the name but it was not a name that you'd recognize. (But it was Greek) I think the litre was around 5 or 6 bucks and stupid cheap! I couldn't believe the excellent quality. Even if it were double the price it would have been a bargin. I think I've heard that you cant always get the same things at TJ's. But I'd still check it out. If you are in the NYC area, others here on the boards have very recently touted Fairway's brand EVOO.
There are almost too many different types of extra virgin olive oil at Trader Joe's. It's difficult to figure out what is supposed to distinguish them.
They seem to have Greek, Italian, French and domestic (mostly CA). I've tried most of them and all are very acceptable.
I use TJ's Kalamata for cooking. Best value around for a full-flavored green oil. (It does not have that new-oil bite.)