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What is Your Favorite Olive Oil at Trader Joe's

niki rothman Oct 20, 2006 10:31 PM

I bought Trader Giotto's Extra Virgin Olive Oil and made some marinara sauce. It has an after taste I don't like. So, what is your own favorite olive oil at Trader Joe's.

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  1. Robert Lauriston Oct 20, 2006 11:09 PM

    Kalamata. Only one of theirs I've really liked, with the exception of the white truffle infused olive oil.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      niki rothman Oct 21, 2006 01:38 AM

      I DO have the white truffle oil already (so who in their right mind could resist at that wonderful price?) but I'll buy some kalamata olive oil next time I'm at TJ's.

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      rainey Oct 20, 2006 11:15 PM

      Not specifically olive oil but I just had some of their white truffle oil drizzled on some lobster bisque. It was really *very* nice. I've had truffle oils that barely could be tasted. But this held up marvelously to a full-bodied soup.

      1. pitu Oct 21, 2006 12:47 AM

        did you buy the truffle oil recently?
        I understood it to be out of stock until later in the year . . .
        I REALLY want to try it .

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        1. re: pitu
          Robert Lauriston Oct 21, 2006 02:05 AM

          Not recently, they've been out for quite a while.

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          michelley Oct 21, 2006 02:13 AM

          Santini in the green square bottle

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            Spike Costa Mar 27, 2007 07:37 PM

            Trader Giotto's Sicilian Seleccion Extra Virgin. Has a light, pleasant grassy taste and no aftertaste. We taste tested with the TJ Spanish Extra Virgin and found the Spanish oil had a decidedly bitter aftertaste.

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            1. re: Spike Costa
              EAH Mar 28, 2007 12:53 AM

              The new organic spanish olive oil is great. Very fruity.

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