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Your Extra-Virgin Olive Oil May Be Fake


Did you know that the Mob makes money hand over fist by selling you fake olive oil? Olive oil is a $1.5 billion industry in the United States alone. According to Tom Mueller, an intrepid journalist who wrote a scandalously revealing book on the subject, 70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is adulterated — cut with cheaper oils. Apparently, the mob’s been at it so long, that even most so-called “experts” can’t tell a real olive oil from a fake olive oil based on taste alone.

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Why Thank You Jen!

It's Christmas in August!!!!!!!

Contacting has now.

Thanks for your help!

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--Voltaire

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good deal on honey......

But hopefully you would know if you just got fcuked. What's that got to do with fresh honey anyways? ;-)

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I don't know. I'm in Wisconsin.

Know your source. Or ask an Indian . Shit.

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Oh please Chris Oncheeseski,

we all know people in Wisconsin only eat cheese.

cheese and bratwurst. it's like sausage but

Wurstier.

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We were at a Walls bargain center..

basically they buy closeouts and stock from closing stores at 1/4 the price, then sell them at 1/2 price. You never know what you will find in there so we make it a weekly trip for shats and giggles.

Anyway, they had "EVOO" but when I looked closer it was actually 70% sunflower oil. It was cheap enough that I went ahead and bought a bunch because we love sunflower oil. Really thought we hit the jackpot on that one, and then it was fake. Better look closely my friends.

WALMART'S GREAT VALUE

WALMART'S GREAT VALUE -FAILED.

Now this isnt EVOO but just regular olive oil.. However after 30 hours in the refrigerator it is still as runny as it was at room temperature.

that seems like a fail to me.. but given their ice cream sandwiches arent made with real ice cream im not surprised.

Sam Walton wouldnt have tolerated this crap.. and neither will i.. garbage

Weird. I have GV OO and my

Weird. I have GV OO and my husband put it in the fridge the other day and it was solid.

You guys shop at Wal-Mart for "food"

I salute your bravado and willingness to take your lives into your own hands. Personally, the last time I went into a Wal-Mart was to pick up a plastic cover for our table because nobody else carries it in my area and that was months ago.

Also, if you are brave enough to purchase anything with the GV logo on it please do not be surprised if what you get isn't exactly food like.

Yeah...I live in a small town

Yeah...I live in a small town where grocery stores are far and few. The small stores around here don't have much on the shelves and are marked up 300%. It sucks.

OUCH.

Man, you are right, that sucks.

FAIL:

My Bertolli™ Extra Virgin First Cold Pressing(EVFCP) failed the fridge test spectacularly. After spending a day in the fridge it is as fluid and viscous as ever.

I am trying my Fillippo Berio™ EVFCP now and a Greek variety I got at a Greek Mart.

Now I know why I get kicked in the gut sometimes from olive oil

Now I know why I get kicked in the gut sometimes from olive oil. They're cutting it with oils that I have known for years that I'm intolerant to.

I'm gonna have to go to Italy and kick some mafia ass. Ok, well maybe not. But I will stop using olive oil. Always thought it was overrated anyway. And I hear one more pommie cook on a cooking show say EVOO I'll scream.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

olive oil mayo

I cannot find olive oil mayo anywhere. There are lots of brands made "with" olive oil, which I think means they lubricate the mixing machines with it.

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Olive oil is a bit strong for mayonaise.

I make mine with a 3:3:3 ratio of olive:melted coconut:grapeseed for a very nice flavor.

Just emulsify egg yolks, salt, lemon juice, and mustard with your oils. The brands at the supermarket all contain soybean oil, which is GMO, so I make up a batch every two or three weeks.

I wonder if coconut oil would work?

I know it would turn hard in traditional mayo, but I have a recipe for cooked mayonnaise, and once it was cooked in I am not sure it would act the same way.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

We've been using refined avocado oil

We've been using refined avocado oil lately for sauteing and unrefined for to drizzle on salad. Keep finding it at farmers markets. High in Omega 3 and the refined is clean tasting with a fairly high smoke point.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

I actually have my own cold press

I ought to experiment.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Sure, why not. It might be

Sure, why not. It might be tough to make something clean enough for your liking in mayo. But who knows?

Spectrum makes a refined avocado oil. Get that at Whole Foods when we run out of the brand that seems popular at the farmer's markets.

http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=6#j40

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More on fake olive oil

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/08/13/070813fa_fact_...

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Thanks!

Good article.

OK, if no one else will say it, I can no longer resist....

Are you saying someone screwed my virgin?

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

LOL screwed blued and

LOL screwed blued and tattooed!

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Read the link I posted above.

Your virgin hasn't been virgin for many years...

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I wonder if we're being sold

I wonder if we're being sold down the river regarding organic foods as well?

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Almost certainly.

This is an experiment, we are the lab rats.
They can write ORGANIC on the label in big, colorful letters, then put "ingredients" in fie print. If you want to know what you are eating, you have to know your food when it is still alive.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

I hope not.

Better check if my chives and thyme are OK.

They're just sprouting :-)

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Whole Foods - California EVOO

Whole Foods has a California Olive Oil in their 365 product line. Pretty good.

Well fukc all... Sometimes I

Well fukc all... Sometimes I just want to get off this goddamned rock... Sigh! Why can't we build a city of light where we don't have to deal with all this shit? Because were all too selfish and hard headed I guess even those of us that want to do it... But gotta start somewhere... I figures the more work I/we do this time around the less we will have to do when we come back... ;)

The mob the government what's the difference...

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End The Fat
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Yeah...

...news like this is disheartening. Will have to doublecheck all the oil at Whole Foods now.