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Aug 24, 2012 12:53 PM

Costco Olive Oil

Just went to buy Kirkland OO, and it is now Kirkland Filippo Berio Olive Oil. What is the story?
Costco is in PA

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  1. They simply partnered with them and rebranded the Philippe Berio brand.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      my best guess? berio realized that it's oil was getting rave reviews. Figured leaving it "no-name" was costing them advertising...

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Isn't Berio one of the brands found to not contain what it was labeled, EVOO?

        That said, the Toscano is very good and the Arbequina I've bought in Melville, NY is even better, much better, whatever is in it.

      2. I use it for every day cooking, really good and a great value.

        1. Just checked the Filippo Berio gallon jug my husband bought this past week at a Virginia Costco. Still is labeled just "Filippo Berio".

          We used to buy either Kirkland's or Filippo Berio's extra-virgin olive oil depending on price. Both were good, but Filippo Berio started being consistently several dollars less per gallon, so we pretty much stayed with them. I use it for pretty much all my cooking on a daily basis.

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          1. re: Bacardi1

            This Kirkland brand is just regular OO and comes in a twin pack. The Kirkland EVOO, I believe, comes in a 3 litre jug.

            1. re: cstr

              There is also a 1 liter glass bottle Kirkand brand EVOO from Tuscany that is harvest dated.

              1. re: FoodDee

                This is the one I really like, but it wasn't available at our store yesterday. :-(

                1. re: onrushpam

                  Its only available certain times of the year - it seems to have a vintage "release" period.

                  1. re: FoodDee

                    I am *guessing* -- not sure -- that it will be back around December / January. Can anyone confirm this? I thought we purchased it last year around that time, and the harvest date was November.

                  2. re: onrushpam

                    The estate EVOO from Italy has been discontinued and replaced with a two-pack of Spanish EVOO. The Tuscany oil was never seasonal. It's been available year round (at least in our area) for years.
                    Major bummer IMO.

                    1. re: TraderJoe

                      Haven't checked or asked -will have to do so.

                    2. re: FoodDee

                      I have not seen the Tuscany variety at my local Costco. Check every time I'm there.

                      1. re: scubadoo97

                        If you were in the DTW area as you posted the stores you mentioned in other threads have had it in stock for years. It came in a single bottle but it's gone now.