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Truffle oil pricing

the_sneeb Nov 15, 2009 03:00 PM

If truffle oils are just olive oil inoculated with thioether, why is there a difference in price of white and black "truffle" oils?

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    adamshoe Nov 15, 2009 03:41 PM

    @ the sneeb, See P.T. Barnum for the answer to that! adam

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      KTinNYC Nov 15, 2009 03:52 PM

      Maybe because white truffles are 10x more expensive then black truffles?

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        the_sneeb Nov 15, 2009 04:03 PM

        Correct... but in the making of almost all truffle oils no truffles are used, however truffle oil pricing is such that it reflects the difference in pricing of the actual mushrooms. Thus the basis of my question.

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