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Sep 11, 2006 12:36 PM

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?


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  1. 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.

    1. I think they have several good brands - Santini, IIRC, is a very decent one. I was just at my local (Burlington, MA) store, and my friend and I saw an Australian olive oil. Didn't get it; have no idea how it is, but it just doesn't seem like a place I'd think of for olive oil.

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      1. re: LindaWhit

        The Australian Extra Virgin olive oil is excellent and a great bargain! Now going to try T. J.;s Organic (Spanish) Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, cold Pressed. Australia's olive oil production is now growing much like its wine production has also. Try it!

      2. 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.

        1. They seem to have Greek, Italian, French and domestic (mostly CA). I've tried most of them and all are very acceptable.

          1. I use TJ's Kalamata for cooking. Best value around for a full-flavored green oil. (It does not have that new-oil bite.)