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  1. #1
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Costco Olive Oil

    I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    when it shows up early summer (?). Yesterday I found a
    two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.

    It has a seal of certification (sorry, I don't know what it's
    called) that's different from the seal on the Italian stuff,
    naturally.

    nancy

  2. #2
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:11:37 -0400, Nancy Young
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    >when it shows up early summer (?). Yesterday I found a
    >two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    >This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    >Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.
    >
    >It has a seal of certification (sorry, I don't know what it's
    >called) that's different from the seal on the Italian stuff,
    >naturally.
    >
    >nancy



    I went looking for their good stuff a week or so ago and only found a
    co-branded Kirkland/Berio oil. I was disappointed, but bought some, as
    I was out. It is ok - not bad, not good. The previous Tuscan stuff had
    wonderful flavor.

    Perhaps we'll get some in a month or two. I should call and ask them.

    Boron

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil


    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    > when it shows up early summer (?). Yesterday I found a
    > two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    > This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    > Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.
    >
    > It has a seal of certification (sorry, I don't know what it's
    > called) that's different from the seal on the Italian stuff,
    > naturally.
    >
    > nancy


    I've used it. It's good.



  4. #4
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On Sep 21, 6:11*am, Nancy Young <rjynlynos...@vverizon.net> wrote:
    > I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    > when it shows up early summer (?). *Yesterday I found a
    > two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    > This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    > Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.
    >
    > It has a seal of certification (sorry, I don't know what it's
    > called) that's different from the seal on the Italian stuff,
    > naturally.
    >

    Costco's organic olive oil blend is tasty. It comes in a two-pack of
    1.5 l bottles. I don't like the taste of their standard EVOO, and
    always bought another brand for salads. But their organic oil stands
    on its own.


  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:11:37 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    > when it shows up early summer (?).


    Italian olive oils are pressed in late fall, so I suspect CostCo gets
    theirs in January-February - maybe even sooner. It's mroe espensive
    when it's fresh and sometimes the price drops $2 or 2. They had it
    for at least 9 months 2 seasons ago. I don't know about last year's
    batch.

    -sw

  6. #6
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On 9/21/2012 10:16 AM, Boron Elgar wrote:
    > On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:11:37 -0400, Nancy Young
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    >> when it shows up early summer (?). Yesterday I found a
    >> two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    >> This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    >> Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.
    >>
    >> It has a seal of certification (sorry, I don't know what it's
    >> called) that's different from the seal on the Italian stuff,
    >> naturally.


    > I went looking for their good stuff a week or so ago and only found a
    > co-branded Kirkland/Berio oil. I was disappointed, but bought some, as
    > I was out. It is ok - not bad, not good. The previous Tuscan stuff had
    > wonderful flavor.
    >
    > Perhaps we'll get some in a month or two. I should call and ask them.


    I don't know how I noticed it. The bottles are similar but a bit
    shorter, and plastic wrapped together.

    nancy


  7. #7
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On 9/21/2012 10:34 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote


    >> I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    >> when it shows up early summer (?). Yesterday I found a
    >> two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    >> This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    >> Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.
    >>
    >> It has a seal of certification (sorry, I don't know what it's
    >> called) that's different from the seal on the Italian stuff,
    >> naturally.


    > I've used it. It's good.


    Oh, good, thanks.

    nancy


  8. #8
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On 9/21/2012 11:24 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > On Sep 21, 6:11 am, Nancy Young <rjynlynos...@vverizon.net> wrote:


    >> I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    >> when it shows up early summer (?). Yesterday I found a
    >> two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    >> This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    >> Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.


    > Costco's organic olive oil blend is tasty. It comes in a two-pack of
    > 1.5 l bottles. I don't like the taste of their standard EVOO, and
    > always bought another brand for salads. But their organic oil stands
    > on its own.


    I've only tried the Toscano stuff, and I buy enough that it gets
    me through most of the year. I never noticed the blend, I'll keep
    an eye out for it when I run out.

    nancy


  9. #9
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On 9/21/2012 6:57 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:11:37 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    >> when it shows up early summer (?).

    >
    > Italian olive oils are pressed in late fall, so I suspect CostCo gets
    > theirs in January-February - maybe even sooner.


    Could be, I know to start looking for it in late winter. Looking
    at a bottle now, I see the Toscano was from the October/November
    2011 harvest.

    This oil says Arbequina and Suriana from Spain and it's from the
    November/December 2011 harvest.

    > It's mroe espensive
    > when it's fresh and sometimes the price drops $2 or 2. They had it
    > for at least 9 months 2 seasons ago. I don't know about last year's
    > batch.


    They always run out relatively quickly, I buy a bottle or two whenever
    I think of it until it's gone. I only wind up with 6 or so bottles,
    usually.

    nancy


  10. #10
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:58:10 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > On 9/21/2012 6:57 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:11:37 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >>
    >>> I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    >>> when it shows up early summer (?).

    >>
    >> Italian olive oils are pressed in late fall, so I suspect CostCo gets
    >> theirs in January-February - maybe even sooner.

    >
    > Could be, I know to start looking for it in late winter. Looking
    > at a bottle now, I see the Toscano was from the October/November
    > 2011 harvest.


    I thought I had read that someplace, just didn't remember where. The
    bottle - doh! :-) I get at least one a year, but there's some
    California EVOO's I like even better than the Kirkland Toscano.

    > This oil says Arbequina and Suriana from Spain and it's from the
    > November/December 2011 harvest.


    Sow how does it taste and how much did it cost?

    > They always run out relatively quickly, I buy a bottle or two whenever
    > I think of it until it's gone. I only wind up with 6 or so bottles,
    > usually.


    I've bought the Toscano 8-9 months after it first came out. I think
    that was the 2010 batch. <clickety click> Here it is - this picture
    was taken August of 2011 and shows the bottle I just bought. It was
    $12 as opposed to $14 it was earlier in the year.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7275891...n/photostream/

    There's my preferred olive oil in the background behind the pickles.
    An arbosana from California.

    -sw

  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:16:10 -0400, Boron Elgar
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:11:37 -0400, Nancy Young
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    > >when it shows up early summer (?). Yesterday I found a
    > >two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    > >This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    > >Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.
    > >
    > >It has a seal of certification (sorry, I don't know what it's
    > >called) that's different from the seal on the Italian stuff,
    > >naturally.
    > >
    > >nancy

    >
    >
    > I went looking for their good stuff a week or so ago and only found a
    > co-branded Kirkland/Berio oil. I was disappointed, but bought some, as
    > I was out. It is ok - not bad, not good. The previous Tuscan stuff had
    > wonderful flavor.
    >
    > Perhaps we'll get some in a month or two. I should call and ask them.
    >

    If you ever want to stray into the realm garlic flavored EVOO, Annie's
    (at Costco) is really good.


    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  12. #12
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:11:37 -0400, Nancy Young
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    > when it shows up early summer (?). Yesterday I found a
    > two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    > This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    > Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.
    >
    > It has a seal of certification (sorry, I don't know what it's
    > called) that's different from the seal on the Italian stuff,
    > naturally.
    >

    Just remember that EVOO has many nuances, just like wine and vinegar
    do so even if you're not impressed by this particular Spanish oil, you
    may find one you like. Ex: I'm not enamored with the Spanish at
    Trader Joe's but I found one at my green grocer that I like as well as
    I like Tuscano (tastes similar) and is $2-3 less per liter. The best
    part was that I saw it on the UC Davis approved list.


    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  13. #13
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On 9/22/2012 12:33 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:58:10 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:


    >> Could be, I know to start looking for it in late winter. Looking
    >> at a bottle now, I see the Toscano was from the October/November
    >> 2011 harvest.

    >
    > I thought I had read that someplace, just didn't remember where. The
    > bottle - doh! :-) I get at least one a year, but there's some
    > California EVOO's I like even better than the Kirkland Toscano.


    I really like the Kirkland but I'm not under any delusion that it's the
    best oil available.

    >> This oil says Arbequina and Suriana from Spain and it's from the
    >> November/December 2011 harvest.

    >
    > Sow how does it taste and how much did it cost?


    I haven't opened it yet, wasn't planning on it any time soon. Maybe I
    will. While the bottles are shorter, they still contain 1 liter and,
    strangely enough, I have the receipt sitting right here, I can tell
    you the two pack was ... woah! $11.99. Cheap.

    > I've bought the Toscano 8-9 months after it first came out. I think
    > that was the 2010 batch. <clickety click> Here it is - this picture
    > was taken August of 2011 and shows the bottle I just bought. It was
    > $12 as opposed to $14 it was earlier in the year.
    >
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/7275891...n/photostream/


    I don't know why, I never noticed the price changing. I notice the
    price of other things when they change.

    > There's my preferred olive oil in the background behind the pickles.
    > An arbosana from California.


    Where do you buy it, do you have some specialty shops or does your
    supermarket have a good selection?

    nancy




  14. #14
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:47:45 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > On 9/22/2012 12:33 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:58:10 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >>
    >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/7275891...n/photostream/
    >>
    >> There's my preferred olive oil in the background behind the pickles.
    >> An arbosana from California.

    >
    > Where do you buy it, do you have some specialty shops or does your
    > supermarket have a good selection?


    This is upscale supermarket brand name on this one ("Central Market",
    the upscale arm of H-E-B grocery), but when I'm pretty sure it's just
    rebranded California Olive Ranch Oil

    <http://consumers.californiaoliveranch.com/2012/07/06/our-arbosana-olive-oil-named-best-of-usa-in-global-competition/>

    Central Market also rebrands some other oils that match the rest of
    the California Olive Ranch oil lineup - which is why I suspect they're
    the same brands. It's considerably cheaper than the price you see
    there. I pay $8/500ml and often you can find $1/off coupons or sales.

    -sw

  15. #15
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:58:10 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> On 9/21/2012 6:57 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:11:37 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    >>>> when it shows up early summer (?).
    >>> Italian olive oils are pressed in late fall, so I suspect CostCo gets
    >>> theirs in January-February - maybe even sooner.

    >> Could be, I know to start looking for it in late winter. Looking
    >> at a bottle now, I see the Toscano was from the October/November
    >> 2011 harvest.

    >
    > I thought I had read that someplace, just didn't remember where. The
    > bottle - doh! :-) I get at least one a year, but there's some
    > California EVOO's I like even better than the Kirkland Toscano.
    >
    >> This oil says Arbequina and Suriana from Spain and it's from the
    >> November/December 2011 harvest.

    >
    > Sow how does it taste and how much did it cost?
    >
    >> They always run out relatively quickly, I buy a bottle or two whenever
    >> I think of it until it's gone. I only wind up with 6 or so bottles,
    >> usually.

    >
    > I've bought the Toscano 8-9 months after it first came out. I think
    > that was the 2010 batch. <clickety click> Here it is - this picture
    > was taken August of 2011 and shows the bottle I just bought. It was
    > $12 as opposed to $14 it was earlier in the year.
    >
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/7275891...n/photostream/
    >
    > There's my preferred olive oil in the background behind the pickles.
    > An arbosana from California.
    >
    > -sw


    I can't see what brand that arbosana oil is. If you have not
    since elaborated, please do so. My Costco finally ran out of the
    Toscano, and I'm not sure what to get to tide me over.

    --

  16. #16
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    sf wrote:
    > On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:16:10 -0400, Boron Elgar
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:11:37 -0400, Nancy Young
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I like their Toscano olive oil, and I buy a few bottles
    >>> when it shows up early summer (?). Yesterday I found a
    >>> two-pack of Kirkland (Costco) olive oil that is from Spain.
    >>> This is the first time I have seen that, usually when the
    >>> Italian stuff runs out, that's it for the year.
    >>>
    >>> It has a seal of certification (sorry, I don't know what it's
    >>> called) that's different from the seal on the Italian stuff,
    >>> naturally.
    >>>
    >>> nancy

    >>
    >> I went looking for their good stuff a week or so ago and only found a
    >> co-branded Kirkland/Berio oil. I was disappointed, but bought some, as
    >> I was out. It is ok - not bad, not good. The previous Tuscan stuff had
    >> wonderful flavor.
    >>
    >> Perhaps we'll get some in a month or two. I should call and ask them.
    >>

    > If you ever want to stray into the realm garlic flavored EVOO, Annie's
    > (at Costco) is really good.
    >
    >

    Annie's? Ooooo! And I was just thinking I wanted some
    garlic-flavored EVOO. ISTR that it is not wise to make it oneself.

    --

  17. #17
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:47:45 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> On 9/22/2012 12:33 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:58:10 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/7275891...n/photostream/
    >>>
    >>> There's my preferred olive oil in the background behind the pickles.
    >>> An arbosana from California.

    >> Where do you buy it, do you have some specialty shops or does your
    >> supermarket have a good selection?

    >
    > This is upscale supermarket brand name on this one ("Central Market",
    > the upscale arm of H-E-B grocery), but when I'm pretty sure it's just
    > rebranded California Olive Ranch Oil
    >
    > <http://consumers.californiaoliveranch.com/2012/07/06/our-arbosana-olive-oil-named-best-of-usa-in-global-competition/>
    >
    > Central Market also rebrands some other oils that match the rest of
    > the California Olive Ranch oil lineup - which is why I suspect they're
    > the same brands. It's considerably cheaper than the price you see
    > there. I pay $8/500ml and often you can find $1/off coupons or sales.
    >
    > -sw


    Oh, bah humbug. I hoped that was part of your Costco haul.

    --

  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:10:22 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My Costco finally ran out of the
    > Toscano, and I'm not sure what to get to tide me over.


    They usually have Sicilian EVOO (here) in a bottle that looks exactly
    like the Tuscan. Ask them if they plan to stock it.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    On Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:11:43 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Annie's? Ooooo! And I was just thinking I wanted some
    > garlic-flavored EVOO.


    You'll love it if Costco carries that brand in your neck o' the woods.

    > ISTR that it is not wise to make it oneself.


    I tried making rosemary flavored EVOO many moons ago and I knew the
    second day that it wasn't a good idea. I wasted a whole gallon of
    EVOO back when it was still *expensive* to buy.



    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  20. #20
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Costco Olive Oil

    sf wrote:
    > On Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:10:22 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> My Costco finally ran out of the
    >> Toscano, and I'm not sure what to get to tide me over.

    >
    > They usually have Sicilian EVOO (here) in a bottle that looks exactly
    > like the Tuscan. Ask them if they plan to stock it.
    >

    I forget the name of what seemed to be the replacement for the
    Toscano. Perhaps I'll have to go back in the near future. Seems
    to me there was something else I wanted there--and a friend is
    letting me sell some antique books in his area at a nearby co-op.

    --

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