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Old 12-05-2010, 06:28 PM   #21
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i'm aware that this thread is from 3 years ago,
but i recently encountered the same problem!

i have pics of it...

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i haven't tried warming the olive oil up yet but i will try...
anybody know what this is? bacteria?


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Old 12-06-2010, 06:46 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by KlnAir4U View Post
We just came home from the store with a 1L size of EVOO and it was full of exactly what you described as little white balls, some floating throughout, some sinking to the bottom and some clinging to the sides of the glass bottle. The Store Manager assured us that it was OK and was simply caused by the cold during shipment from Italy and that it would disappear as it warms up in our house.

Dubious, we took it home, left it on a warm air vent in the kitchen while we went out for a few hours and when we came home, guess what ... it was as clear as any EVOO we had ever had. And it tastes great, too.

So, relax and enjoy your EVOO.

~ Erik

I guess this one explain the curiosity about the floating white balls. As for me,
I was also intrigue with that matter. :D

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:31 PM   #23
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i think it was wise to return it. sounds like mold to me. yes, olive can go bad. i don't use a big bottle in a year and if i do it smells rancid . i try to buy small bottles but if i happens i toss it. it affects the taste in my opinion.

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