Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
|My favorite olive oil for just about everything.|
There’s no question that this Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Costco is long overdue for being chosen as one of my picks for ingredients I buy over and over and happily recommend to the readers of Kalyn’s Kitchen. Olive oil snobs may turn up their nose at the idea of buying olive oil from a big-box store like Costco, (and I can appreciate an expensive imported olive oil as much as the next food obsessed person), but for nearly everything I cook that uses olive oil, I’m thrilled with the flavor of this oil. And at a little over $10.00 for one-and-a-half liters of olive oil this is definitely a bargain. Even if you use olive oil often like I do, this bottle will last for a long time.
Normally when I write about my picks, I like to show recipes where I’ve used that ingredient, but if you enter “olive oil” into the search box in the upper right sidebar, I’ved used this olive oil in every recipes that comes up unless (very rarely) another specific brand is mentioned.
Other people who recommend this oil:
–CBS Money Watch includes this olive oil in 5 Things You Should Be Buying at Costco.
–A member on Milepoint calls Costco’s olive oil The Best Kept Secret in the Store (with links to a study comparing olive oil where this was the only inexpensive oil that got a nod.)
–Author Tom Mueller wrote a book about why many imported olive oils don’t make the grade, but he gave Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil a thumbs up.
–LA Weekly Blogs picks this brand as The Best Bargain Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
–Addicted to Costco also gives this oil a big thumbs up.
Have you tried this olive oil from Costco?
If so, we’d love to hear in the comments about how you like it. (I’m sorry I can’t permit recommendations for other brands of olive oil, because I know allowing that will generate spam links “advertising” other products.)
Costco actually does know about my blog because I was interviewed once for their magazine, but they have certainly never paid me or given me samples to write about their products. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I no longer accept sample products of any kind.
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24 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil”
Is this year Kirkland buying from Greek instead of Italy. So whats the difference between Kirkland EVOO and Kirkland Organic EVOO? They both from Greece right? Same supplier so do they farmed differently with their Olive trees??
Since I wrote this in 2013, I have no idea what other options for olive oil they might have at Costco now. (In those days they only had regular and organic olive oil.) So I'm afraid you'd have to ask Costco employees for your question.
BJ, I think the organic tastes better, at least to my taste. And I assume the difference in cost is because the organic comes from trees grown with organic methods, but not sure.
What is the difference between Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive oil which comes from Italian Olives and Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil that is a blend of olive oils from the Mediterranean countries other than the later is pricier.