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Terra Delyssa Organic Tunisian Extra Virgin Olive Oil - New at Costco

I was going to post this in the Costco thread but I find that thread so unwieldy now to navigate with the 500+ posts.

I just saw and bought this olive oil at the Downsview Costco last week. It was 2 x 1 litre bottles for $11.89. The label says 'Organic Terra Delyssa Extra Virgin Tunisian Olive Oil'. It has all the right attributes - dark glass (ie not plastic) bottle, packed date and best before date and Lot #.

I only buy olive oil, or any food for that matter, in glass bottles (as God knows what is leaching into the contents when they are constantly in contact with plastic even if it is so-called 'food grade') and usually buy the 'Il Grezzo Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil' (2 x 1L) for heating and the Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1L) for salads and dipping. The Terra Delyssa is less expensive than the Kirkland brand per bottlle and more expensive than the Il Grezzo. It has a less peppery finish than the Kirkland brand and overall I like its taste better. Being organic is a big bonus.

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  1. excellent! I was due for some. thanks Flexitarian.

    1. My wife always commented that she would only buy EVOO with 'acidity level' listed on the label. Even though the label stated its Organic and First Cold Press....etc.
      How important is this 'acidity criteria'?! Is my wife over-reacting?!

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      1. re: Charles Yu

        Yes she is. Ask her why that is important to her. Unless you are someone that has a medical condition that would be affected by a higher EVOO acidity level of, say, 0.5% to 0.8% then you need not be concerned. Real EVOO should be chosen more on taste and your use of the oil (heating, salads, dipping, etc) than the acidity level.

      2. I picked up 2 of their 4 bottle gift packs ... meant for Christmas gifts but now I might keep one pack for myself. They are flavoured oils - lemon, basil, garlic and chili.

        1. I just bought a pack last Thursday, eager to try it when my current EVOO runs out.

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          1. re: Dean Tudor

            When do you think you may actually try it then? I am curious to hear what an EVOO that costs under $6/l is like.

            1. re: foodyDudey

              You were my first hit googling this olive oil. I'm a long-time chowhound, mostly on the Qu├ębec board, sometimes the Ontario one (mostly for Ottawa). I happened to notice 500ml bottles of this olive oil on sale 2 for $5 (or $2.50 apiece) at Loblaws in Mtl. No idea of the quality or wheter the promotion is also in Toronto - we often get the same promotions as Ottawa-Gatineau; Toronto a bit different. It is certainly a decent price if it is indeed authentic olive oil.

          2. My bottle tasted AWFUL - sad to report that it's not a good deal!! I bought a bottle of Terra Delyssa with high expectations, after seeing reviews online, and noticed a harvest date on the bottle. Both seemed to be indicators of a quality, fragrant EVOO. I was so wrong! I had friends over and used the Terra Delyssa to dip a beautiful italian bread as an appetizer. It ruined the bread! The oil tastes like it has a strong oxidized flavor, or seems not pure EVOO! Yuck.

            Either my bottle was part of a bad batch, or I was foolishly mislead into purchasing an oxidized oil that has been cut. I'm sorry to say that I'm highly unimpressed, and will not be buying again. My suggestion: Don't be fooled, and stay away!!

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            1. re: olive_oil

              Must have been a bad batch. Mine is delicious and my friends also rave about it, especially when dipped with my home-made sourdough.

              1. re: Flexitarian

                I bought some of this in April, 2014, but didn't open it until this week. I really like it and tried to buy more at the Downsview Costco, but they don't seem to be carrying it any longer. Has anyone seen the Organic one anywhere? It was 2 bottles for $11.99 or something like that.

                1. re: Yongeman

                  I saw the Terra Delyssa at the Warden Costco this week. I did not check to see if it was organic, but the bottle was the same as what I bought previously so I am assuming that it was. There was plenty of stock.

                    1. re: Yongeman

                      Thanks again cheesymama. I got some a the Warden Costco. It's a great deal for Organic oil, 2 bottles for $11.99.

              2. re: olive_oil

                I agree. I just bought a bottle in Courtenay British Columbia at Real Canadian Superstore. Very faint olive oil taste and color is very, very pale. Clearly has been cut with some other--possibly soybean--oil.

                1. re: paloaltogirl

                  Taste was not up to my standards of what olive oil should taste like -- We used up our two bottles as "adjuncts", when an oil was called for -- best thing to do with olive oil that tastes too light. Makes good soap and cosmetic base, as well as oil to use when covering tomatoes, mushrooms, etc. Candles too...

                2. re: olive_oil

                  You didn't like it because it was pressed from a particular kind of olive. The oil tastes yellowish and a bit astringent. It wasn't to your taste , but for me, yum yum, but not all the time. For many things I like a green tasting oil.
                  You can't complain about a dry red with lots of tannins because it doesn't taste like a Beaujolais Nouveau. Or like Manischewitz Madeira.
                  There is as much variation in olives and their oil as there is in red wine. Pusateri has 250 different kinds of olive oil to satisfy the olive oil needs of its customers.

                3. Last week, up in Richmond Hill's Costco, Olive & Olive has a booth promoting ' Spanish EVOO '. They feature the ' Abbae Queiles' from Navarra. 0.1 Acidity, $29.99 for 500ml ( or may be less? ) and quite amazing tasting. Much much better than a lot of the 'other' EVOO from Spain, Italy, Greece or Tunisia.
                  However, great that may seem, I was given some Spanish ' Andalusia' EVOO to taste at a friend's home. Woah! I was literally blown away!!
                  Guess I have to start learning more about Spanish EVOO!!

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                  1. re: Charles Yu

                    Andalusia is the region of southern Spain on the Mediterranean. My guess is you tasted Hojiblanca olive oil.

                  2. This is being sold at my local Valumart (underhill location) it is $2.50 for a bottle (I think it was 500ml) - not organic. I saw it today. I didn't buy any but I am willing to take a flyer.

                    1. does anybody know if it's cold pressed. i don't have a bottle in front of me , but i am interested in purchasing some. thanks,

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                      1. re: lori_ucb

                        No mention of cold pressed on the label.

                        1. re: lori_ucb

                          "First Cold Press" stated in its website on the pg next to its Nutrition Facts label.