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EVOO in Ontario


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I live in Orillia, a small town with few grocery store choices. I want to buy my oil in a grocery store, not on-line, not a gourmet shop (of which there are none). Now this is the kicker, I don't want to spend a lot of money. The oil would be used mainly in pasta sauces, in dressings and occasionally for dipping bread.

I have been buying Bertoli, but researching online has suggested Coleveti is better and I have seen it in stores. Anyone have an opinion or alternative suggestion? I have access to President's Choice products. This is the price range I am looking at. Thanks

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Look no further. This is great stuff for the price and it's on sale this week for $7.99 a litre, regularly $8.99. I used to buy expensive olive oil at an Italian grocer but I quit when I tried this. It comes in a 500ml bottle as well so you could always try that size to see how you like it. They also have an "old world" one which is slightly more expensive but i have not tried it. It also has a handy pop up spout.20150906_203612.jpg

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If you can get to a Costco once a year or so their Kirkland brand Tuscan olive oil is well regarded.

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Bertoli & Colavita (not Coleveti) are on the list of oils found to fail the standards for EVOO, at least as found in the USA.  Here's a couple of links, there are others.

http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/oliveoil.asp

https://www.templateroller.com/template/2129651/report-evaluation-of-extra-virgin-olive-oil-sold-in-california.html

 

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these tests as indicated are not new.

 

i find it interesting that the tests do not seem to differentiate poorly made oil from olives  and adulterated oils :

 

""  A low level of DAGs indicates that a sample is hydrolyzed, oxidized, of poor quality, and/or adulterated with cheaper refined oils,  ""

 

quality well made EVOO deteriorates quickly at room temp

 

so when you find some, keep it in the refrigerator.

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