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Old 07-30-2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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Bitter olive oil

I bought De Cecco extra virgin olive oil and to me it left a bitter taste .
I thought this was a quality oil. I am disappointed in it.

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Old 07-30-2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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Take it back and ask for a replacement. If it still tastes the same way, then you know its the brand and won't buy it again.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:48 AM   #3
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Don't eat it. It could be rancid. Do as brother Mav said.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:48 AM   #4
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I have a bottle of De Cecco and it dosen't tast bitter. May be a bad bottle.

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:56 AM   #5
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Some olive oils are bitter. Others are more mild. Each oil has its own characteristics and those can change from harvest to harvest (just like wine). A bottle of De Cecco from this years harvest could taste very different from a bottle from last years.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:24 AM   #6
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Some olive oils are bitter. Others are more mild. Each oil has its own characteristics and those can change from harvest to harvest (just like wine). A bottle of De Cecco from this years harvest could taste very different from a bottle from last years.
I did some research, there is a brand that is non bitter so I might order it online.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:26 AM   #7
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I can't really add anything except to say that EVOO's can be tricky, at best. I have never been a huge fan of them but I finally found one I like. Here is the website. He is a friend of mine but his olive oil is still the best!!!

I understand that bitter taste completely though!
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:32 AM   #8
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Maybe it has white pepper in it?! Ha just kidding

Sorry you got a bad oil. I agree that you should switch it like Mav says.
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Also, even good and great quality olive oils can develop bitterness if they are blended with a stand or immersion blender. If you're going to incorporate it in something like a salad dressing, it's usually better to whisk it in.
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Also, even good and great quality olive oils can develop bitterness if they are blended with a stand or immersion blender. If you're going to incorporate it in something like a salad dressing, it's usually better to whisk it in.
I hadn't even used it , only did a taste test. I returned the bottle and got a refund.
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