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Oliviers & Co olive oil

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jojobobo Jun 10, 2011 01:13 PM

Hi ! Does anybody know where to buy O&C olive oil in Toronto since their only outlet closed 2 years ago? Thanks. - jojobobo

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    vidkid RE: jojobobo Jun 10, 2011 02:50 PM

    I'd love to know too. I was originally introduced to it at Atelier Thuet, Marc Thuet's brunch place at Liberty Village. When I found the actual retail store, I was in heaven but they soon packed up and moved to Montreal where they closed shortly after.

    Right now I order online or load up on my trips to Boston.

    Some of the best balsamics and olive oils IMHO.

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      laolao RE: vidkid Jul 12, 2011 05:53 AM

      I've been trying to find it as well. Where do you order it online?

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        vidkid RE: laolao Jul 13, 2011 07:48 AM

        Go to their website: http://www.oliviersandco.com

        Shipping is darn expensive which is why you should either buy in bulk or load up when you visit one of their boutiques (I travel to Boston fairly frequently so their location on Newbury is convenient for me).

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      SusanB RE: jojobobo Jun 10, 2011 03:43 PM

      I have no idea what Olive & Olives is like, but they opened in my neighbourhood this week. Here's their website -

      http://www.oliveolives.com/en/

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        jojobobo RE: SusanB Jun 10, 2011 03:48 PM

        Hi SusanB, thanks for your response. May I ask where is your area, is it in Toronto or Montreal? Thanks again.

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          jojobobo RE: SusanB Jun 10, 2011 04:11 PM

          Hi SusanB, I think it is a different company. Anyway thanks again.

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            erly RE: jojobobo Jul 13, 2011 11:25 AM

            I don't know if it matters to you, but they once sold mainly French Olive Oils,
            now all of the Oliviers Tins are imported Oils from Italy.
            Very disappointing.
            Their small Jars of French Olive oils were much more expensive than comparable French brands.

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              vidkid RE: erly Jul 13, 2011 02:11 PM

              Just the tins? Or all O&CO olive oil products? I had no clue! Do you have any links to more about this? I found this info about the founder:
              http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oi...

              I know their balsamics are primarily from around Modena.

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                erly RE: vidkid Jul 13, 2011 06:58 PM

                I was in one of their shops in Dijon a few Months back, and discussed the Oils with the Staff.
                They told me that all tins were indeed from Italy, but up to their standard.
                Brought home a Couple of tins anyway to try the Truffle and Basil Oils, and they were nothing special.
                I prefer the light French oils for Salads.
                I didn't buy the small Bottles of French oils from them because the price was much higher than other French Brands that I like

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                  jojobobo RE: erly Jul 13, 2011 07:54 PM

                  I would like to know which is your favorite brand and if it is available in Toronto.

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                    erly RE: jojobobo Jul 14, 2011 04:35 AM

                    I am looking at the side of my latest Oliviers can and it does say made in Italy.
                    I do have a Ceramic Bottle of their oil from the Fall and it is France, but was no longer available, at least in Dijon.
                    I am currently using Chateau d'Estoublon Magador and L'Aureillia De Provence.
                    but don't know if they are available here.
                    Both are very light in color and delicate which is my preference for Salads
                    mcewan and Pusateri, etc. will have a selection, but a tasting would be ideal.
                    Second an aware staff member.

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                      jojobobo RE: erly Jul 14, 2011 08:18 AM

                      I still have couple small cans of O&CO's olive oil which were bought from the TO store 2 years ago. It does say product of Italy. They are time-expired, I hope it is still safe to use for cooking.
                      Also I will check both stores for the brands that you mentioned. I am still looking for some light tasting oils for Salads.
                      What do you think of organic olive oil?

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                        erly RE: jojobobo Jul 15, 2011 01:51 PM

                        mcewan sells Chateau d"Estoublon $45. per bottle
                        They sell Oliviers also
                        Checked the Label says "Europe"
                        Quite misleading as most would think France
                        I have had Organic Olive Oils no difference in taste.
                        If your Cans were not stored in a very cool place they may be rancid
                        The taste will tell you.

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