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angelsmom Aug 24, 2012 12:53 PM

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

  1. Bacardi1 Aug 25, 2012 11:32 AM

    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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      cstr Aug 26, 2012 11:11 AM

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

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        FoodDee Aug 26, 2012 12:00 PM

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

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          onrushpam Aug 26, 2012 12:10 PM

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

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            FoodDee Aug 26, 2012 05:48 PM

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

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              Rilke Aug 27, 2012 05:42 AM

              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.

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              TraderJoe Aug 27, 2012 02:01 PM

              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.

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                FoodDee Aug 27, 2012 02:57 PM

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

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                  angelsmom Aug 28, 2012 08:17 PM

                  I agree

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                scubadoo97 Aug 28, 2012 01:18 PM

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

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                  TraderJoe Aug 29, 2012 05:51 AM

                  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.

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            treb Aug 25, 2012 05:50 AM

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

            1. ipsedixit Aug 24, 2012 01:07 PM

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

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                Chowrin Aug 25, 2012 05:36 AM

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

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                  mcf Aug 29, 2012 06:39 AM

                  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.

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