expired Red Island Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Litre $8 @ Woolworths

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Highly rated Aussie EVOO by Choice Magazine. Looks like the price hasn't been this low in over a year.

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  • +3 votes

    thanks for the link. i just discovered my squeaky gate oil is not as squeaky as i thought it was …

    • +2 votes

      Compare the taste and smell of Squeaky to Cobram or Red Island - the quality is very different (much poorer).

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        the quality is very different (much poorer).

        I agree, Cobram and Red Island aren't anything special.

        You're best to go to your local continental deli and get a quality extra virgin olive oil for around $25-$30 for 4 litres.

        • +2 votes

          i guess your not allowed to agree jv…

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          What makes the extra virgin oil olive your local deli sells a quality oil? Is it imported or Australian?

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          @chumlee:

          What makes the extra virgin oil olive your local deli sells a quality oil?

          It tastes better and has received international awards from Sommeliers of Olive Oil.
          Measures such as the olive oil free acidity are an important factor.

          A bit like how some wines are better than other wines.

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          @jv: any brand recommendations as will have a look when at deli on weekend?

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          @chumlee:

          Ask at the store for their recommendations.

          I usually try different ones when there's specials on. Most of the oils from Crete I find really good quality and value.

          I see you're from Melbourne. If you're near one of these stores, drop in and have a look… https://ada12370.wixsite.com/orlandosgreekdeli

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          @jv: thanks JV will check it out

        • +4 votes

          The issue with this is that EVOO actually degrades quite quickly.
          There's no point buying expensive oil unless you can use it within a month or so of opening (and within 1-2 years from production date).

          Also store it away from heat and light.

          Personally i think freshness is more important than brand name.

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          You're best to go to your local continental deli and get a quality extra virgin olive oil for around $25-$30 for 4 litres.

          That's lot of oil to consume before it goes rancid!

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          @lostinsydney:

          It lasts us a few months… It doesn't go rancid unless you've had it open for a very long time or kept it in the wrong place.

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    can this be used for stirfry cooking ?

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      No - you can't stir fry with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

      You could try using Extra Light Olive Oil though.

    • +3 votes

      No, it will smoke and become rancid under stir-frying temps.
      You should really use oils with a high saturated fat content as opposed to PUFAs as they have higher smoking points and won't become oxidised.
      Dripping and ghee are good options.
      I use this https://shop.coles.com.au/a/a-national/product/york-foods-dr...

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        any alt healthy stirfry oil ?

        what about rice bran oil ?

        • +3 votes

          Coconut oil would do the trick I'd think.

        • +5 votes

          Rice bran and peanut are both good choices

        • +1 vote

          Contrary to the general consensus, saturated fat IS healthy, and much better for you than consuming rancid PUFAs after cooking.
          Refined Coconut oil is a decent option for mid-high temp. Rice Bran oil is ~37% PUFA, which isn't great.
          Olive oil is great as a salad dressing and some low temp cooking.

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          @daffo: Not entirely true. Light extra virgin olive oil has one of the highest smoke points at around 242C which is around the same as ghee.

      • +4 votes

        This is misinformation. The smoke point of a high quality EVOO is at around 190C

        Are you really stir frying at 190C?

        Cobram estate bottle says its suitable for cooking, including for roasting vegetables. I do this and haven't seen it degrade at all.

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          Considering the Mediterranean diet is widely considered very healthy and much of it includes cooking with olive oil, I wouldn't worry about it too much…

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          Frying w/Extra virgin olive oil is (in my opinion) wasted - I personally add it raw as a flavour enhancer on cooked pasta, soups, meats, salads, etc. (it almost goes well with anything as long as you don't overpower the original flavour, unless you're really like into its taste, that is).

          For frying I'd use canola or (other) "high smoke point" oils.

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    keep a bottle beside the bed

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    I fully agree that olive oils are likes wines, they definitely aren't all the same.

    A good quality olive oil over a salad is pretty amazing and good for you also.

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    If you live in SA, check out Hugo Wines. They make the most incredible Olive Oil I've ever had. They have two tiers, the highest tier is hands down the best I've ever had and their slightly cheaper tier is almost as good and would still rate as the 2nd best olive oil I've ever had.

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    If you want to go the extra mile

    consider this

    https://oliveoilschool.org/course/campbell-september-2018-2/

    or this

    http://www.oliveoilacademy.org/eventi-seminari/olive-oil-som...

    then you won't have to depend on anyone else's recommendations :)

    • +1 vote

      Whoever decided to change the glass bottle containing Coles Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil into a plastic one deserves a failing grade in any debate

      Especially as their standard Coles Extra Virgin remains in a glass bottle sigh

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    Could somebody confirm for me, are the bottles that this oil is sold in made of plastic or glass?

    Thanks!

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    I bought a bottle of Coles brand extra virgin olive oil from servo last month, found it is bitter. Is there a problem with the olive oil?

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    Just an FYI not all Woolworths stores stock the 1L bottle. Two I tried today both didn’t stock it - only the two smaller sizes and the giant can.