When I visited my Mom today, I got my Oil book back (The Good Cook’s Book of Oil and Vinegar by Michelle Anna Jordan).
We did a comparison tasting of the three different olive oils that she had in the house. Here are the results:
Tenuta Colifiorilo Castel Madama – extra virgin olive oil
She bought it at New Seasons. She said it was expensive. I do not think it was worth it, the flavor was bland with a sharp aftertaste of soap
Martubus Kalamata – extra virgin olive oil
This was purchased at Trader Joes and is from Greece. The flavor is very mild, but still has the classic olive oil flavors
KirklandTascano November/December 2005 harvest – extra virgin olive oil
This had a sharp flavor, but not unpleasant. There was a hint of green apples in the flavor
So the Costco and Trader Joes oil were very good.