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– April 15, 2021
Slightly grassy. Somewhat bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Not peppery at all. Silky mouth feel. Beautiful green-gold color. Cloudy sediment at the bottom (normal and should not be considered a defect). Great for dressings, finishing, and for use in marinades. Also a great option for coating veggies with before throwing in the oven to roast. I’ve had better olive oils (I prefer more peppery notes) but this is a very good olive oil and one I would buy again, for its versatility alone. Folks who like a more mildly flavored olive oil but still want the benefits of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil will be pleased with this option.
– September 26, 2021
I love this olive oil. Many olive oils have a slight ‘machine oil’ smell. But this oils has a great fragrance and taste. I use it mostly in salad dressings and for cooking.
I like it so much I buy 12 bottles so I’ll have it year round.
– January 27, 2022
I love olive oil. I never knew about the differences in the quality and tastes of olive oil until we spent much time in Italy. It’s on the same level of developing a good palette for coffees, wine, oolong tea, etc. I always look forward to Trader Joe’s having this olive oil in stock since it is not offered all year long. Sorry, but I was very disappointed with the taste, fragrance, and quality of Novello this time (Jan. 2022). I has the qualities of inexpensive olive oils in Italy and it doesn’t at all compare to prior purchases last year and the year before in taste and fragrance. Very disappointed.
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