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    I buy a Greek olive oil from my local health food shop called Hellenic. It comes in 5 litre tins and is absolutely delicious (and it does get thick and cloudy when put in the fridge). If I can't get that, then I buy Il Casolere olive oil from Sainsbury's, which is delicious - and the bottles are great for storing stock in the fridge ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribal Rob View Post
    I use the extra virgin stuff from aldi and I have no idea on the integrity,
    I honestly think Aldi's stuff is all reasonable quality.

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    I agree, I've always found the quality of aldi stuff to be good, their EVOO goes cloudy when it goes cold, often in the store. I think one of the reasons they are so cheap is they don't put the heating on to save money, it's always bloody freezing in there, but it's so small compared to a tescos hyper store we are out in 20 - 30 mins
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    Quote Originally Posted by oliviascotland View Post
    I buy a Greek olive oil from my local health food shop called Hellenic. It comes in 5 litre tins and is absolutely delicious (and it does get thick and cloudy when put in the fridge). If I can't get that, then I buy Il Casolere olive oil from Sainsbury's, which is delicious - and the bottles are great for storing stock in the fridge ...
    Great tip - thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
    I honestly think Aldi's stuff is all reasonable quality.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tribal Rob View Post
    I agree, I've always found the quality of aldi stuff to be good, their EVOO goes cloudy when it goes cold, often in the store. I think one of the reasons they are so cheap is they don't put the heating on to save money, it's always bloody freezing in there, but it's so small compared to a tescos hyper store we are out in 20 - 30 mins
    I'm inclined to agree - I think their products are pretty good. It's too easy to forget that Expensive ≠ Better quality.
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    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinoHunter View Post
    Yeah, real olive oil will go cloudy & solidify at lower temps, try popping it in the fridge to see if it goes cloudy/thick.
    Napolina Extra Virgin has failed the test!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YogaBare View Post
    Napolina Extra Virgin has failed the test!
    How long did you leave it in? I think I read somewhere that sometimes it needs to be left a while... like a couple days?... not sure if thats correct...
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    I use Primadonna Extra virgin olive oil from Lidl. Tastes fine, I use it for everything as super cheap! I have a friend who's a proper olive oil snob and he said it was 'quite reasonable' ... so... that's OK then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinoHunter View Post
    How long did you leave it in? I think I read somewhere that sometimes it needs to be left a while... like a couple days?... not sure if thats correct...
    Oh cool... it's only been in for seven hours or so! I won't put it on the enemy list just yet
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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