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Olive Oil---What Brand Do You Use and Where do you buy it?

DaisyM Dec 20, 2011 11:29 AM

Just started reading about olive oil and the importance of using high quality olive oil. What brand do you use?

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    laliz RE: DaisyM Dec 20, 2011 04:36 PM

    I buy Extra Virgin at Trader Joe's. It is from California and I do not remember the brand. sorry. Look @ Trader Joes; I got the recommendation from LA Times originally. I am a single household, so I am always careful of how much I buy.

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      escondido123 RE: laliz Dec 21, 2011 08:13 PM

      Ditto, but we use a lot so always have two bottles on hand.

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        Terrie H. RE: laliz Dec 22, 2011 03:20 AM

        I like the President's Reserve EVOO at Trader Joe's, as well.

      2. EmmaToo RE: DaisyM Dec 21, 2011 07:12 PM

        I just started using Apollo Olive Oil - organic from California - and am really impressed. I highly recommend checking out their site which has tons of info on olive oil's properties in general. Also their milling process is pretty fascinating. http://apollooliveoil.com/press.php

        I bought a bottle off their site but I think you can buy it at Whole Foods in northern California.

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          gbque RE: DaisyM Dec 21, 2011 07:30 PM


          Not cheap to ship but throw in a few bottles of wine and it brings it down a bit. I normally buy this 2 bottles at a time and store one in a dark corner of my basement. Although it hardly lasts long enough to worry about the second bottle. I could drink this stuff.

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            Harters RE: DaisyM Dec 22, 2011 04:14 AM

            Most of the time I use supermarket own label extra virgin but also buy Palestinian Zaytoun oil from more specialist food shops (currently easily available as the Israelis seem to have lifted the blockade which prevented export for over 12 months)

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