Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Best olive oil in the supermarket

Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil not only comes out on top in several taste tests for low- to midpriced olive oils, it also holds up well when pitted against the more expensive brands -- although reviewers admit that if price isn't an issue, the premium oils are typically superior. Overall, Goya strikes the best balance of flavor, price and availability. Goya also garners quite a few enthusiastic posts from users, with high praise for its robust olive flavor. While this Spanish olive oil is more expensive than well-regarded budget oil Whole Foods 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Goya Olive Oil is carried by most supermarkets.
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Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Best budget olive oil

Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil is named the best budget oil in several blind taste tests, and it gets a stream of enthusiastic postings on foodie message boards. It rates just as well as Goya and outranks even some premium brands as a good everyday oil. It also costs less than almost any other extra-virgin olive oil. The downside? If you don't live near a Whole Foods store, you're out of luck.
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*Est. $8 for 33.8 oz. Estimated Price
Columela Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Columela Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Premium olive oil

Columela Extra Virgin Olive Oil wins top honors from one highly reputable review source and has a legion of fans online, with users praising this Spanish olive oil for its smooth, delicate floral notes and general fruitiness. However, there are scores of highly regarded premium olive oils on the market, and only a few of them have been included in taste tests, so direct comparison is difficult.
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California Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
California Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

American olive oil

Almost all olive oil available in the United States is imported from Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal or France, but there are a few domestic olive oils that get some reviews. California Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil (available in specialty stores and online) wins a major taste test by a highly regarded review source, which judges it to be "lovely, nutty and fruity." This California olive oil earns high praise in other reviews as well, not only for its quality but also for its relative affordability compared to other boutique brands.
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