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  1. #21
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Counterfeit Olive Oil?

    Miche <[email protected]> wrote:
    > In article <j9uuef$55b$[email protected]>,
    > "Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> There was a thread a while back about "counterfeit" extra virgin
    >> olive oil, where it was apparently being diluted, or simply
    >> misrepresented as extra virgin when it's not.
    >>
    >> I think I have inadvertently purchased some of this fake/adulterated
    >> product. It is Nannina Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I bought it in a 3
    >> liter can from Restaurant Depot. Price was very good... I don't
    >> remember how much exactly, but I think 14-15 bucks, maybe less;
    >> maybe the price was too good and that should have sent up a red
    >> flag. They have other choices there at higher prices.
    >>
    >> It is not the usual greenish color, but rather, it's the color of
    >> peanut oil, but several shades darker. It has none of the
    >> characteristic fruitiness, it just tastes like any other plain
    >> vegetable oil.
    >>
    >> Label particulars:
    >> Nannina All Natural Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    >> Packed in Italy
    >> -small print:
    >> Imported by Nannina Foods
    >> Melrose Park IL
    >> Packed in Italy with selected oils from Italy, Spain, Greece, and
    >> Tunisia. SKU is 089397882628.
    >>
    >> It's certainlyusuable oil, but not when I want the flavor and color
    >> of EVOO. I have peanut oil and don't really need a substitute for it.
    >>
    >> Live and learn.

    >
    > Soak a wick (a piece of cotton cloth will do) in the oil and light it.
    > If it doesn't light, won't stay lit, or burns smoky, it's not pure
    > olive oil.
    >
    > And if it isn't, the people selling it need to know.
    >
    > Miche


    It passes the test. Nevertheless, it doesn't taste or smell like EVOO. It's
    olive oil, just not EVOO.

    I doubt Restaurant Depot is going to care much about the complaints of one
    very low volume buyer.

    MartyB



  2. #22
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Counterfeit Olive Oil?

    On Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:43:03 -0600, "Nunya Bidnits"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Miche <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> In article <j9uuef$55b$[email protected]>,
    >> "Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> There was a thread a while back about "counterfeit" extra virgin
    >>> olive oil, where it was apparently being diluted, or simply
    >>> misrepresented as extra virgin when it's not.
    >>>
    >>> I think I have inadvertently purchased some of this fake/adulterated
    >>> product. It is Nannina Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I bought it in a 3
    >>> liter can from Restaurant Depot. Price was very good... I don't
    >>> remember how much exactly, but I think 14-15 bucks, maybe less;
    >>> maybe the price was too good and that should have sent up a red
    >>> flag. They have other choices there at higher prices.
    >>>
    >>> It is not the usual greenish color, but rather, it's the color of
    >>> peanut oil, but several shades darker. It has none of the
    >>> characteristic fruitiness, it just tastes like any other plain
    >>> vegetable oil.
    >>>
    >>> Label particulars:
    >>> Nannina All Natural Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    >>> Packed in Italy
    >>> -small print:
    >>> Imported by Nannina Foods
    >>> Melrose Park IL
    >>> Packed in Italy with selected oils from Italy, Spain, Greece, and
    >>> Tunisia. SKU is 089397882628.
    >>>
    >>> It's certainlyusuable oil, but not when I want the flavor and color
    >>> of EVOO. I have peanut oil and don't really need a substitute for it.
    >>>
    >>> Live and learn.

    >>
    >> Soak a wick (a piece of cotton cloth will do) in the oil and light it.
    >> If it doesn't light, won't stay lit, or burns smoky, it's not pure
    >> olive oil.
    >>
    >> And if it isn't, the people selling it need to know.
    >>
    >> Miche

    >
    >It passes the test. Nevertheless, it doesn't taste or smell like EVOO. It's
    >olive oil, just not EVOO.
    >
    >I doubt Restaurant Depot is going to care much about the complaints of one
    >very low volume buyer.
    >
    >MartyB
    >


    Marty, what they are selling is just a poor quality blend.

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