Container of extra virgin olive oil in a restaurant setting, Half Moon Bay, California, January 2, 2022. Photo courtesy Sftm. (Photo by Gado/Getty Images)
What Sets Costco Extra Virgin Olive Oil Apart From Other Brands
By Elaina Friedman
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) tends to be more expensive than other varieties, but high quality often comes with a high price. Tracking down good EVOO doesn't require a trip to Italy, and as luck would have it, a TikTok video posted by @FlavCity extols the virtues of this gem sold at Costco.
Holding a bottle of Kirkland Signature 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil in the video, @FlavCity calls the Costco-brand product, "one of the cleanest on the market." He dotes on its size and price ($14.49 for two liters), which is less expensive and significantly higher in volume than other good-quality olive oils.
@FlavCity gives a mark for the plastic packaging but admits that "if it's cold-filled in plastic and kept out of sunlight, I'm totally fine with that." Some olive oils may claim to be Italian when, in reality, they are not, but as @FlavCity notes, Kirkland Signature's olive oil has a certification from Bureau Veritas and has been confirmed to be "100% Italian," per