Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 34oz (2)

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 34oz Tin 2-Pack
$26.99 $40.00 33% off List Price
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List Price: $40.00 (Includes Shipping)
Discount: 33% off List Price
(2) - Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 34-Ounce Tin

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Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 34oz Tin 2-Pack
$26.99 $40.00 33% off List Price
Sale Price: $26.99 (Includes Shipping)
List Price: $40.00 (Includes Shipping)
Discount: 33% off List Price
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Some years ago, an Italian-born friend recommended this brand. I’ve bought it ever since, and love it. The label says they buy their oils from Italian farmers only, then blend their products to their standards based on Italian traditions and all that. Whatever, it works! The product is sold locally here at grocery stores, but not in large containers like this. If you use enough olive oil to justify buying this much at one time, the brand has proved delicious over some ten or more years to date. Sounds like a recommendation, huh?

Wow ! I am almost ready to pull the trigger on this offering - however 2 questions if Woot or a knowledgeable poster can advise please…

  1. what is the sell by date please?

  2. how long can olive oil normally be kept under appropriate conditions as listed on the container please?

 Thanks Folks :)

This oil is not made from olives all harvested in Italy. They make a 100% Italian olive oil but this is not that product. These olives are sourced in Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal.

It’s not a terrible deal for two liters of medium to low grade grocery store olive oil. I could probably catch a sale at the store for $15 a liter for bottom shelf Colavita. Not bad to use if you insist on frying in olive oil or something like that, but definitely not the fancy oil you put out at a special occasion. I think I’ll pass, but not as bad as some other gourmet woots.

yeah you can even read it on back of this tin in the last image. hard as hell to make out, but its there

cheaper at Walmart. $32/ 3L

Per California Olive Ranch website:
Here is a lesser-known fact: Extra virgin olive oil is fresh-squeezed juice. Consequently, extra virgin olive oil is perishable. And, unlike wine, extra virgin olive oil doesn’t improve with age. It’s for these reasons that we go to great lengths to ensure our oil stays as fresh as possible once we harvest and crush our olives. So, when you use and store your olive oil at home, keep in mind that extra virgin olive oil has four enemies:

Once bottled, olive oil has an 18-24 month shelf life. And once you open your oil, you’ll want to use it sooner than later. We recommend using up the oil within 30 to 60 days upon opening.

Exposure must be minimized or eliminated at all times. Extended exposure to light can deteriorate the quantity and quality of the antioxidants found in olive oil.

The optimal storage temperature for olive oil is 60 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposure to warmer temperatures causes unpleasant flavors to develop in the olive oil.

Exposure must be minimized or eliminated during storage. Otherwise oxidation of the oil occurs, which causes off flavors in the olive oil. We top off each bottle of our oil with a small amount of nitrogen to force out any residual oxygen before the bottle is capped.

It is important to store your oil with care to ensure maximum freshness. Be sure to use your olive oil within the ‘best by date’ on the bottle.

Place your olive oil away from the stove and oven.
Store olive oil in a cool, dark place away from light and heat.
Always reseal your bottles tightly after use to ensure limited exposure to oxygen.
After opening a bottle of oil, use it up quickly and replace it with a fresh bottle every couple of months.

Per Lifehacker. Buyer Beware.
Frauds! An estimated 69% of all store-bought extra virgin olive oils in the US are probably fake, according to tests by the University of California. UC Davis tested samples from the top-selling extra virgin olive oil brands to find the ones that are not worth buying and those that are.

In two studies, UC Davis researchers analyzed a total of 186 extra virgin olive oil samples against standards established by the International Olive Council (IOC), as well as methods used in Germany and Australia. They found:

Of the five top-selling imported “extra virgin” olive oil brands in the United States, 73 percent of the samples failed the IOC sensory standards for extra virgin olive oils analyzed by two IOC-accredited sensory panels. The failure rate ranged from a high of 94 percent to a low of 56 percent depending on the brand and the panel. None of the Australian and California samples failed both sensory panels, while 11 percent of the top-selling premium Italian brand samples failed the two panels. Sensory defects are indicators that these samples are oxidized, of poor quality, and/or adulterated with cheaper refined oils.
Brands that failed to meet the extra virgin olive oil standards, according to this study: Bertolli, Carapelli, Colavita, Star, Pompeian. Eat Grown Local also reports: Filippo Berio, Mazzola, Mezzetta, Newman’s Own, Safeway, and Whole Foods in this list; the data may be from the earlier 2010 study when more brands were evaluated.

The real deal: California Olive Ranch, Cobram Estate, Lucini. Kirkland Organic, Lucero (Ascolano), McEvoy Ranch Organic are also noted by Eat Grown Local.

NPR also has more information on this subject.

They show the 3 liter cans in the photo (photoshopped to 34 oz)…
The dummies that order this think they are getting two 3 liter cans…
The 34 oz comes in a glass bottle and is always 10.99 - 11.99 in local stores…

The 34 oz. tins can be seen at many websites, as Google will show.

Best By February 2019

I don’t know if the amazon-woot synergy means i can mention this or not, but there’s literally a 68 ounce colavita EVOO bottle on amazon for 19.99… so what makes this a better deal in any way?