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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? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7208...

        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.