Costco Shoppers Can’t Agree On The Best Kirkland Olive Oil
Votes on Reddit were split between Kirkland’s 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil and the brand’s organic EVOO. These were Costco shoppers casting the votes, of course, so some just said “whatever’s cheaper,” which would be a vote for the organic.
Kirkland’s organic extra virgin olive oil actually got a huge, unsolicited celebrity endorsement from Samin Nosrat, author of “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” (via The Seattle Times). Other food experts like Kirkland’s organic, too. Registered dietitian nutritionist Kaleigh McMordie told The Healthy it was tasty, healthy, and — importantly — available in bulk quantities. “I go through tons in my house!” McMordie said. Chef and author Danielle Oron recommended Kirkland organic to The Strategist for the same reason. If you’re a heavy olive oil user, you gotta like a decent brand that’s available by the half-gallon.
But Samin Nosrat and the others might want to give the 100% Italian a taste. Sure, it’s a little more expensive, but expert tasters at OliveOil.com gave the Italian a rating of 2.9 out of 5, saying it was good for dressings and cooking both. The Kirkland organic rated a 2 out of 5, with reviewers calling it “a bit tired.”
If packaging matters to you, know that both of these Kirkland EVOO’s come in plastic bottles, so you’ll want to make like chef Oron and use them up quickly.
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