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(SacBee)   Olive oil may not really be virgin. Popeye is not going to like this   (sacbee.com) divider line 37
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2013-09-14 04:51:05 PM  
Given that it's controlled by the Mafia, I'm not surprised.
 
2013-09-14 04:53:29 PM  
i54.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-14 04:58:18 PM  

ajgeek: Given that it's controlled by the Mafia, I'm not surprised.


This. I remember hearing some time ago it was mostly soybean oil and stoolie blood.
 
2013-09-14 04:58:19 PM  
Yeah, I wouldn't trust those European claims of quality any further than I could drink them
 
2013-09-14 05:00:56 PM  
Olive oil is overrated. Northern Uzbekistan fig seed oil is what's hot now.
 
2013-09-14 05:16:28 PM  
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Cheap Floozy Olive Oil

i105.photobucket.com
Suspicious Package Olive Oil.
 
2013-09-14 05:22:02 PM  
Yep. The profit to be made by diluting olive oil with saffron, soybean, palm, and sunflower have proven irresistible.

If it's coming out of Italy, it ain't pure olive oil. And how the hell would you know?

(I know because I have a child allergic to sunflowers but not olives, and whaddaya know, all the Italian brands of olive oil set him off.)
 
2013-09-14 05:26:38 PM  
Lard, the ONLY way to go.
 
2013-09-14 05:30:31 PM  
www.tntmagazine.com
 
2013-09-14 05:42:21 PM  
Why did Popeye punch The Pope? Because the Pope went to Mount Olive

YEEEAAAH!!!!

drops mic, leaves stage
 
2013-09-14 06:06:33 PM  

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Lard, the ONLY way to go.


Bacon fat you heathen
 
2013-09-14 06:07:32 PM  
Ric Romero working for the Sac Bee now?
 
2013-09-14 06:32:29 PM  
Hmmm. The Yurrupeens enacted an olive oil law that said it couldn't be served in anything other than sealed, one-time-use, factory-labeled bottles. They said it was to avoid adulteration and fraud, but the real effect was to screw small local producers who couldn't afford a bottling line and whose products restaurants were using. That would give large industrial producers an effective oligarchy. Luckily the outcry got the law ditched, but I wonder if something like that is the real motivator in this case?
 
2013-09-14 06:46:47 PM  

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Lard, the ONLY way to go.


That sounds like it would make a terrible salad dressing.
 
2013-09-14 07:04:14 PM  
Food products aren't as advertised? Ya don't say...?

Best we just come to terms with the fact that we are living on a spectrum. This spectrum ends at an unspecified point in our shared future where we all find out our food is actually made out of bugs/shiat/PEOPLE/lab-grown-horrors/etc

Every day, between this and then will be a shade darker towards that twilight.

/mmmm bug burgers
 
2013-09-14 07:16:01 PM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-14 07:21:24 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Lard, the ONLY way to go.

Bacon fat you heathen


Hogget tallow, the cuter the animal the more delicious the rendering
 
2013-09-14 07:42:08 PM  
Bluto has some explaining to do.
 
2013-09-14 10:10:14 PM  

max_pooper: Smeggy Smurf: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Lard, the ONLY way to go.

Bacon fat you heathen

Hogget tallow, the cuter the animal the more delicious the rendering


Different pig products for different purposes.
 
2013-09-14 10:33:40 PM  

Breathe Laugh Twitch: Yep. The profit to be made by diluting olive oil with saffron, soybean, palm, and sunflower have proven irresistible.

If it's coming out of Italy, it ain't pure olive oil. And how the hell would you know?

(I know because I have a child allergic to sunflowers but not olives, and whaddaya know, all the Italian brands of olive oil set him off.)


From a study in 2010 and another in 2011- most "extra virgin" olive oil only meets the "virgin" standard. But they didn't find much evidence of cutting with other oils, even imported stuff.
 
2013-09-14 10:34:28 PM  
I thought this was common knowledge by now.
 
2013-09-14 11:52:58 PM  
This was in the news a few years ago, with the requisite witty FARK headline: Link
 
2013-09-15 12:28:54 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

It's okay. Popeye wasn't that faithful anyways.
 
2013-09-15 12:42:10 AM  
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When Popeye realized his Olive Oil was not virgin.
 
2013-09-15 01:52:43 AM  

almandot: It's okay. Popeye wasn't that faithful anyways.


yafh.com
 
2013-09-15 02:48:36 AM  
Well blow me down!
 
2013-09-15 03:16:33 AM  
Olive oil imported from Italy is typically oil from Spain that's been blended in Italy. You'll never see actual Italian olive oil in the store because they keep that for themselves.


But there are plenty of American olive oil companies that sell extra virgin.
 
2013-09-15 06:44:07 AM  
Don't really care as it depends on what you plan on using it for.  Virgin is fine if you're sweating onions for a marinara sauce.  First cold pressed for dipping or salad dressing.  And forget Europe, COOC is where it's at.
 
2013-09-15 07:21:00 AM  
You can avoid all these issues if you buy olive oil from California. At least that's what I tell myself.
 
2013-09-15 10:54:38 AM  

noazark: almandot: It's okay. Popeye wasn't that faithful anyways.

[yafh.com image 600x500]


I made it my mission
To do me some fishin'
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
TOOT TOOT
 
2013-09-15 01:03:43 PM  
Technically, Greek olive oil is always virgin.
 
2013-09-15 01:40:48 PM  

relaxitsjustme: Don't really care as it depends on what you plan on using it for.  Virgin is fine if you're sweating onions for a marinara sauce.  First cold pressed for dipping or salad dressing.  And forget Europe, COOC is where it's at.


The majority of olive oil is cold pressed.


It's a marketing ploy that appears to work.
 
2013-09-15 03:34:52 PM  

jjorsett: Hmmm. The Yurrupeens enacted an olive oil law that said it couldn't be served in anything other than sealed, one-time-use, factory-labeled bottles. They said it was to avoid adulteration and fraud, but the real effect was to screw small local producers who couldn't afford a bottling line and whose products restaurants were using. That would give large industrial producers an effective olivegarchy. Luckily the outcry got the law ditched, but I wonder if something like that is the real motivator in this case?


/FTFY
 
2013-09-15 05:06:26 PM  

spcMike: Olive oil imported from Italy is typically oil from Spain that's been blended in Italy. You'll never see actual Italian olive oil in the store because they keep that for themselves.


But there are plenty of American olive oil companies that sell extra virgin.


Why would they use Spanish olive oil?  Spanish oil is better. Spain has a better growing season for olives.  Spanish grown Hojiblanca olives make excellent oil, far better than the bitter crap that comes out of Italy.
 
2013-09-15 06:35:47 PM  

Shazam999: spcMike: Olive oil imported from Italy is typically oil from Spain that's been blended in Italy. You'll never see actual Italian olive oil in the store because they keep that for themselves.


But there are plenty of American olive oil companies that sell extra virgin.

Why would they use Spanish olive oil?  Spanish oil is better. Spain has a better growing season for olives.  Spanish grown Hojiblanca olives make excellent oil, far better than the bitter crap that comes out of Italy.


Here's the thing, it starts with "racist" and ends with "stereotype.
 
2013-09-15 11:49:39 PM  
Somewhere, Rachael Ray is clutching a bottle in tears, "No, say it ain't so... You're still EVOOTHAT'SEXTRAVIRGINOLIVEOILKIDS!"
 
2013-09-16 12:07:01 AM  
California olive oil, biatches.
 
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