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  #2867384 13-Feb-2022 10:04
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Both brands admitted to stretching out their oil to meet demand so there's no excuse like a mistake at the bottling plant. Even Italian brands often contain some Spanish olive oil. If it's good enough for Italians, I'm happy to buy Spanish oil too.

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  #2867939 13-Feb-2022 23:19
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Consumer NZ finds some New Zealand olive oils to not be 100% local

 

 

The olive oil market, at least in the US and Europe where there's data available, is slightly less legitimate than electronics on Aliexpress. A lot of generic olive oil is made up largely of pomace, the gunk of skins, stems, pits and leaves that's left over when virgin/extra virgin is extracted. Even stuff sold as virgin or extra virgin typically isn't, there was a survey done a few years ago of 31 brands of extra virgin olive oil from German supermarkets of which one single one was actually extra virgin, nine were virgin, and the rest were graded lampante, lamp oil unfit for human consumption.

 

 

One type of olive oil that I've found to be pretty good here is Tunisian-sourced, it's both helping out Tunisian farmers and not mangled and chemically manipulated like a lot of generic Italian oil is.

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  #2867940 13-Feb-2022 23:22
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Bung: Even Italian brands often contain some Spanish olive oil.

 

 

Mass-market Italian brands typically use Turkish or Spanish olives, sent to Italy for processing whereupon the oil can be sold as genuine Italian olive oil.

 

 

You don't want to know what they do to those olives to get the maximum amount of oil out...

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  #2867941 13-Feb-2022 23:32
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Bung: Even Italian brands often contain some Spanish olive oil.
Mass-market Italian brands typically use Turkish or Spanish olives, sent to Italy for processing whereupon the oil can be sold as genuine Italian olive oil.

 

Sounds like Italian leather - if the leather is even financed by someone with an Italian name or someone who once ate pizza, it gets the stamp.





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  #2867983 14-Feb-2022 09:37
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neb:
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Consumer NZ finds some New Zealand olive oils to not be 100% local

 

The olive oil market, at least in the US and Europe where there's data available, is slightly less legitimate than electronics on Aliexpress. A lot of generic olive oil is made up largely of pomace, the gunk of skins, stems, pits and leaves that's left over when virgin/extra virgin is extracted. Even stuff sold as virgin or extra virgin typically isn't, there was a survey done a few years ago of 31 brands of extra virgin olive oil from German supermarkets of which one single one was actually extra virgin, nine were virgin, and the rest were graded lampante, lamp oil unfit for human consumption. One type of olive oil that I've found to be pretty good here is Tunisian-sourced, it's both helping out Tunisian farmers and not mangled and chemically manipulated like a lot of generic Italian oil is.

 

Wasn't there a big scandal several years ago where people died from Spanish 'olive' oil? I don't remember the details.

 

 





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  #2868007 14-Feb-2022 10:24
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Lack of standardisation is another 'fun' one. My TV at home has a red light for off, and a green light for on. The TVs at work have a red light for on, and nothing for off.

 

 

We have two cars with 'sportsmatic' transmissions.  One is push forward to change down, the other is push back.  PITA

 

 





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  #2868017 14-Feb-2022 10:33
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On the subject of Olive Oil.  I find Neudorf very good.  They are an independent Olive Mill near Nelson.  Their Yuzu Olive oil is amazing on seafood.  Quite hard to get hold of, but if you're ever in the area.  Recently sold to new owners, and hopefully they start doing online sales.





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  #2868272 14-Feb-2022 16:31
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I went to pick up Mum from the hospital today (it's nothing serious). They asked why I'm there, I told them, she gave me a sticker, and I proceeded in. I didn't actually look at the sticker until after I left.

 

"Covid-19 tested negative"

 

They didn't even ask the usual "do you have a sore throat?" stuff and I certainly wasn't tested!

 

 

Someone else from work went into the hospital over the weekend and she had a similar story. They did at least ask the "sore throat" questions but again, got a sticker saying she was negative without a test. Makes a bit of a mockery of it really!

 

Meanwhile my boss had a test this afternoon and she returned negative, which probably bodes well for the rest of us in the room :)


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  #2869045 15-Feb-2022 19:20
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MikeAqua:

On the subject of Olive Oil.  I find Neudorf very good.  They are an independent Olive Mill near Nelson.  Their Yuzu Olive oil is amazing on seafood.  Quite hard to get hold of, but if you're ever in the area.  Recently sold to new owners, and hopefully they start doing online sales.

 

 

Consumer just did an article on extra virgin oils, as referenced indirectly by the OP. Their top-rated oil was Olivo Extra Virgin from Martinborough which I've just ordered a bottle of to see what it's like. The Tunisian-sourced Pam's that I like rated a silver medal, beating other oils costing twice as much (this isn't an uncommon result for things Consumer tests).

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  #2870335 17-Feb-2022 13:39
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neb: Consumer just did an article on extra virgin oils, as referenced indirectly by the OP. Their top-rated oil was Olivo Extra Virgin from Martinborough which I've just ordered a bottle of to see what it's like.

 

 

It just arrived, and it's the closest I've found in NZ to proper Italian olive oil. By "proper oil" I don't mean "assembled somewhere near Italy", I mean grown in the centuries-old grove behind someone's house with hand-labelled and numbered bottles. It's really good, and not outrageously priced when you get the larger bottles.

 

 

Compared to the last one I tried, from Olives on the Hill in Mangawhai, it's a bit sweeter, meaning the Mangawhai one tastes slightly bitter in comparison. Possibly just the olives, Ascolano for Mangawhai, Manzanillo/a for Olivo.

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  #2870363 17-Feb-2022 14:25
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MikeAqua:

 

On the subject of Olive Oil.  I find Neudorf very good.  They are an independent Olive Mill near Nelson.  Their Yuzu Olive oil is amazing on seafood.  Quite hard to get hold of, but if you're ever in the area.  Recently sold to new owners, and hopefully they start doing online sales.

 

 

I can highly recommend River Estate too.


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  #2870622 17-Feb-2022 21:38
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They must be using horse and cart for areas outside of Auckland. Overweek delivery. 

 

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  #2871237 19-Feb-2022 09:49
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The helmet market is getting out of hand. 

 

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  #2871368 19-Feb-2022 15:22
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The helmet market is getting out of hand. 

 

AU 2017 Foray Helmet - Matte White/Silver | Torpedo7 NZ

 

 

Hahahahahaha

 

Down from $9,999.99 huh.


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  #2871476 19-Feb-2022 22:59
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Shipping from the US to NZ:

 

 


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