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Source for 3L jugs of EVOO with good turnover?

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Klunco Feb 4, 2013 06:09 AM

We go through a lot of olive oil around here and for the past year I've been buying the 3L tins of Italian grown from Whole Foods for around $20. Problem is, recently it's become increasingly difficult to find the Italian kind.

I'm not opposed to Spanish/Greek/Med olive oils, but at the lower end I only find the peppery, assertive character (rustic?) that I enjoy in Italian grown. That said, is there a better source for these around the area? I'm picturing maybe a place in the North End or an Italian market where they would have decent turnover of this and where it wouldn't break the bank? This is an everyday olive oil, not a finishing oil, so not looking for anything spectacular, but at the same time don't want a completely neutral tasting "olive oil" either. Suggestions?

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    bear Feb 4, 2013 06:22 AM

    I buy the 3 L. jug of Filippo Berio evoo from Costco for under $17. Of course, you have to purchase the $55/year membership so that adds to the cost.

    1. trufflehound Feb 4, 2013 06:52 AM

      I buy EVOO from MB for around $14, sometimes on sale for $10 or so.

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        gimlis1mum Feb 4, 2013 06:54 AM

        Two-liter cans of Capatriti often go on sale ($10-13) at Stop & Shop and Market Basket.

        2nd the Filippo Berio from Costco, too.

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