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    Bulk Olive Oil

    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?

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    I buy the genco cans at Costco....

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    I use Sciabica's. It's the best I've ever tasted.

    http://www.sciabica.com/
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    Try Safeway Select Extra Virgin. 2 liters about $15 to $20. Won't kill you! Do check the expiration date on the bottle.
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    A few websites have recommended the Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

    http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2...est_costco.php
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    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.

    k.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanb View Post
    I use Sciabica's. It's the best I've ever tasted.

    http://www.sciabica.com/
    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

    parthenonfoods.com

    labellamarketplace.com

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

    k.
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    Let us know how you like it, I thought about grabbing some as well, but didn't want to chance not caring for 1L.

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