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mr drinky
05-29-2011, 12:18 AM
My 5 litre extra virgin olive oil can is running low, and the Italian restaurant that I used to buy it from has gone out of business. Does anyone know of a good supplier of good extra virgin olive oil in large cans?


El Pescador
05-29-2011, 12:36 AM
I buy the genco cans at Costco....


05-29-2011, 03:33 AM
I use Sciabica's. It's the best I've ever tasted.


05-29-2011, 04:59 PM
Try Safeway Select Extra Virgin. 2 liters about $15 to $20. Won't kill you! Do check the expiration date on the bottle.

05-29-2011, 05:17 PM
A few websites have recommended the Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


mr drinky
05-30-2011, 12:14 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'll look into trying some of these brands, but by the liter they can still be quite expensive. That Sciabica's looks interesting, and I will probably try a liter of that. I don't have a Costco nearby so that rules out those other brands for now.

I am starting to think I got lucky on a close-out deal with my last oil can. It was actually 5L of Marca Verde from Sur la Table for $30. They sell liter bottles for $10, but I don't like clear glass with my olive oil. That is fine when buying by the liter, but shipping by the liter becomes costly.

I know that my local grocery carries Partanna Sicilian, so I might check if they can get their 3L can in for me.


05-31-2011, 09:20 AM
I get my EV from this place: http://www.uzelolive.com/home.php

It's probably not useful for you, since it's in Canada and shipping across the border likely isn't cost-effective. It's nice for me, since I live around the corner. They do ship though, so it might be worth an e-mail.

06-08-2011, 05:43 PM
I was just at my local Mexican supermarket and bought a 1 liter bottle of EVOO for $3.99. I don't think I've ever seen it that cheap. The brand is Alidoro. I figured worst case scenario I use it to keep my carbon and cast iron pans oiled after use.

mr drinky
06-09-2011, 09:44 PM
I use Sciabica's. It's the best I've ever tasted.


Well, I got three 1 liter cans of the Sciabica. I thought I would try smaller units to maintain freshness. They also give a 10% discount if you buy three cans because they discontinued their 3L can. Lastly, their shipping was very reasonable.

With that said, here are some other sites I considered:

christosmarket.com (http://www.christosmarket.com/Greek-Olive-Oil-and-Vinegar-s/47.htm)

parthenonfoods.com (http://parthenonfoods.com/-c-82_146.html)

labellamarketplace.com (http://labellamarketplace.com/index.php?p=catalog&parent=2&pg=1)

These all had some larger tins of olive oil for reasonable prices, though I didn't check the shipping on all of them.


06-10-2011, 09:31 PM
Let us know how you like it, I thought about grabbing some as well, but didn't want to chance not caring for 1L.

Eamon Burke
06-10-2011, 10:07 PM
For the bulk of my cooking, I use the Filippo Berio (http://www.amazon.com/Filippo-Berio-Extra-Virgin-Olive/dp/B000LRKP8Y), because they have it at Kroger, it's often on sale, and isn't stored in plastic(which is nasty) or glass(which is expensive).

mr drinky
06-10-2011, 10:11 PM
Also, light is not good for oil, so I usually steer away from clear bottles especially. Of course, if you use the oil fast enough, it doesn't matter that much, but it is always a good idea to take the bottles from the back of the shelf at the store. You never know how long the oil has been sitting there.