Historically, olive oil has been used for lamp fuel, as a medical ointment, and for the consecration of kings. At Trader Joe’s, we just like to eat it. Naturally, our quest for good-tasting olive oil led us to Tunisia, the fourth largest producer of olive oil in the world. Tunisia sits at the northern-most tip of the African continent—just across the Mediterranean Sea from Sardinia, in the heart of the region where humans first cultivated the pitted pearl.
The caliber of our Organic Tunisian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rooted in the trees. These are huge, gnarled, and hundreds of years old, never having been exposed to anything aside from time and their terroir. They thrive in very sandy soil that is never irrigated. (When we say “organic” we really mean it!) The fruit of these prolific trees is expeller-pressed and subsequently unfiltered—allowing for tiny bits of fruit to remain, augmenting the full flavor. The result is a very grassy, slightly peppery taste. We recommend that you simply enjoy it with the dip of some crusty bread. No need to ruin it with balsamic! Of course, it will also enhance any dish requiring a superior olive oil.
As usual, we cut out the “middle-man” so you can save on the best. By purchasing from Tunisia directly, we are able to guarantee the highest quality oil with the fewest hands touching it—at an amazing price. Anoint your palate like royalty for just $9.99. Look for the eye-catching, rectangular, one-liter, screw top tin.