Whenever you go into Bristol Farms, Whole Foods Market, or any of the speciality food stores, you’re bound to see rows of olive oil lined up and ranging in price anywhere from $3 a bottle to $100. I never thought I would be able to taste a difference until the day came I got to sample Frantoia Silician Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. This unfiltered, cold-pressed olive oil has a beautiful golden green hue, a slightly spicy aroma, and an unmistakable taste of early-harvested Sicilian olives that simply can’t be beat. After a simple taste test at the market, I was convinced… I was in love! Now, three years later, my relationship with Frantoia Silician Extra-Virgin Olive Oil hasn’t faded and is still going on strong =P
It’s hard to believe that this oil has the perfect blend of fruitiness, nuttiness and smoothness all packed into a reasonably priced bottle, too! A 17-ounce bottle at Whole Foods costs less than $20, (and you can definitely find better deals elsewhere and online) which is well worth the quality of the oil. I actually watched Mario Batali use almost an entire bottle of this liquid gold once on his cooking show. I could seriously survive soley on this olive oil and some crusty bread alone =P Now, sometimes I do wonder how much better the $100 bottled olive oils must be… but hey, why mess with a really good, wonderfully great thing?