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Goya olive oil in 3 L cans ??

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makko Nov 17, 2009 03:47 PM

Where can I purchase this oil in 3L cans within the Manhattan/Norwalk, Ct. area?
If necessary, I will purchase by the case, again, only in 3L cans.
My source for this product is no longer available.

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    wineconsul Nov 19, 2009 01:43 PM

    Any large Supermarket that carries Goya products will special order it for you, by the case

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      makko Nov 19, 2009 04:15 PM

      I was trying to avoid doing just that but, when all is said & done, that may turn out to be the best solution.

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        theAVE Nov 21, 2009 03:13 AM

        Fairway should have it, no?

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        makko Dec 23, 2009 09:08 AM

        Apparently not anymore. Made this request with all the large supermarkets in Stamford/Norwalk area and struck out.
        Their story is " the 3L product is not in their system and therefore cannot be offloaded to their store even though the product is on that truck available for delivery".

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          coll Dec 23, 2009 10:39 AM

          You could just follow the truck and see where else he delivers....or ask the driver. Not joking, I've done things like that, the drivers are usually very friendly.

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            lillydaisy Dec 26, 2009 05:44 PM

            It requires a membership (a la Costco) but if you know anyone who might use Restaurant Depot perhaps they can look for you. Have any friends in the restaurant/catering business?

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              coll Dec 27, 2009 03:26 AM

              I'm almost positive Rest Depot doesn't carry Goya, you have to buy direct from Goya (98 case minimum I believe) or (just recently, for smaller quantites) from a "re-distributor" that only sells to big wholesale foodservice companies.

              I looked online and Goya sells to the public, however only small olive oil bottles listed. There are alot of smaller grocery chains that specialize in Spanish clientele, I'm going to my local one this morning and will scope it out. If anyone has it, they will. If they don't, then I will guess that it's possibly discontinued? I know that happened to Progresso olive oil many years ago, to my great disbelief.

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                coll Dec 27, 2009 06:48 AM

                Just got back, they have one of the largest Goya selections around that I know of; plenty of Goya olive oil but only the smaller ones pictured on the website, in clear bottles. All cans of olive oil are Italian. Have you tried calling Goya directly, they would have a lot more info than asking your local supermarket, just ask them if it's discontinued, and if not, who they sell it to. If it was a slow mover, they could have stopped packing it.

                http://www.goya.com/english/products....

                I'm also thinking that the Spanish speaking market goes more for corn oil, which I see they carry in gallons, albeit plastic.

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                  makko Dec 27, 2009 09:03 AM

                  I did contact Goya back in Apr09 and they identified (3) locations and all are hit or miss, almost always a miss. I did have one store, that has a large Spanish speaking clientele, special order for me but recently underwent a change in ownership and new owners are not so amicable. If I were to see a Goya truck offloading, I would definitely buy a case fromf the driver. Who would have thunk this would be so difficult?

      3. OLIVER_J Dec 27, 2009 09:25 AM

        why does it have to be goya specifically?

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          makko Dec 28, 2009 12:45 PM

          Goya extra virgin suites my palate.

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