HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >
What have you made lately? Tell us about it

Is this truffle oil?

Puffin3 Mar 8, 2012 01:11 PM

Just bought a small bottle of 'Quintessence' truffle oil with ceps'. It's got not smell and no flavor. It's only a 80 ml bottle which cost about five bucks. I thought the smell and flavor would be intense.

  1. TeRReT Mar 8, 2012 07:06 PM

    probably no

    if its this product:


    Then no. It sounds like this product or similar, ceps makes me think porcini, so it sounds like a poricini and truffle blend. This products ingredients are

    Grapeseed Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Porcini Mushrooms (Boletus Edulis), Flavors.

    No truffle listed, just "Flavors" so that would likely explain the lack of smell or flavour.

    1. chefathome Mar 8, 2012 07:55 PM

      The real thing costs several times that amount and is intensely aromatic.

      2 Replies
      1. re: chefathome
        Puffin3 Mar 9, 2012 05:34 AM

        Yeah it's the same product. The reviews on 'Amazon' were NOT good. Anyone want an 80ml bottle of 'used only once (cough) truffle oil? It free. "Just pay shipping and handling" (thirty bucks) Actually I've got another 'free bottle. "Just pay separate shipping and handling" LOL

        1. re: Puffin3
          TeRReT Mar 9, 2012 05:42 AM

          wow, i didn't even read the reviews, they're pretty funny

      2. b
        bsims76 Mar 9, 2012 05:08 PM

        FYI, most "truffle" oils don't contain any truffle, or, at least are "enhanced" with artificial flavors.


        Show Hidden Posts