Despite the underwhelming response to the overwhelming depth of knowledge agonizingly acquired over countless hours, invariably followed by an extremely rough next day, contained in our compendium of wine reviews, here’s another list of reviews that people can ignore.
As implied above, it’s much easier and faster to go through a bottle of wine in the normal course of everyday life than a bottle of olive oil. Given that, this list will start off with only 3 items, versus our Top 10 Wine Review which currently has a list of around 20 wines(yes, I sometimes have a math problem).
However, the top 1 of this list appears on a lot of other top olive oil lists. For someone looking to quickly find a top olive oil at a good price, just go buy number 1 below (TJ’s Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil). With the time and money saved, buy yourself one of the top 1 or 2 wines on our other list. You’ll double your pleasure that way.
This one not only tops this list but also, if you want to do the research, appears at the top of many other lists. That’s especially true when the list takes into account value, as in, quality per dollar. High quality at a low price. $5.99/liter
This one is the equal of my number 1 above. The only reason why it’s not a tie for first place is the $3 more per liter price. $8.99/liter
This is another high quality, low price choice. The taste is a little more subtle than the Spanish variety above. $5.99/liter
While a slightly lower price than the first three above, this one doesn’t measure up to the quality of the first three. However, it’s still the equal of most olive oil on supermarket shelves. And you’ll save a dollar or two from what the supermarket will normally charge. But, for 50 cents more (yes, that’s all), pick up either of the $5.99 oils above from Trader Joe’s. $5.49/liter
While twice the price, it’s not twice as good. In fact there’s not much difference between this and TJ’s just Extra Virgin Olive Oil above. $5.99/500 ml (half liter)