What's the most you've ever paid for Olive Oil?

@GreenMoo (11842)
March 14, 2008 6:50pm CST
We have some french guest here just now and they've been telling us about friends who own an olive plantation & grow named varieties of olives which they sell for seriously huge amounts of money. I personally cannot imagine spending the sort so sums they were talking about on oil, but I bet it tasted good! So what's the most you've paid, or would pay, for olive oil? Was it a special occassion, or do you use the expensive stuff for everyday use?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Mar 08
We paid around $17.00 for a large tin and that was cheap. I also got a bottle of one through a gift card, and that was a bit much but it is worth it. I have a friend who sells cookware and the next time she throws a Pampered Chef party I am going to get a sprayer so I do not have to use that much for cooking. We use the expensive stuff for saueting, and salads. It is not recommended for deep frying, for that I have some peanut oil, although I will use regular olive oil for oven frying. But the extra virgin olive oil was only a couple of dollars more, so my husband said we should get it since it is good for us. I watch Rachel Ray and she uses extra virgin olive oil all the time, but then again, she does not do any deep frying.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
15 Mar 08
Those oil sprayers are great. I don't use one for olive oil as I don't often use it for frying, but I use one for ordinary vegetable oil when Im frying to keep the calories down. I use my olive oil for salads mainly.
@GreenMoo (11842)
22 Mar 08
I hadn't realised that there were more health benefits using it 'raw' than 'cooked'. Thanks for that tip.
• United States
22 Mar 08
I buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil, I wont pay more than 6 or 7 dollars for it and I use it for alot of things I cook.. I wonder if the expensive oil is better or tastes better?
@GreenMoo (11842)
22 Mar 08
According to my French friends, the more expensive oils are immediately obvious. I've never tried myself though, so I really wouldn't know.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
17 Mar 08
Hi there... The most I've ever paid for olive oil was $6.95 for a 1 litre bottle of olive oil... We do use olive oil for cooking, but olive oil seems to last longer in our house, compared to other oils we use as well...
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@GreenMoo (11842)
17 Mar 08
That's a good price. I'm beginning to think that no-one uses the real real quality oils my friens were talking about though. I guess not many people do!
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
15 Mar 08
I've paid about $4.00 for small bottle. I don't think I'd pay much more than that. I use it some when I'm cooking pasta dishes but it is something I can do without. I use it more for the health benefits.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
17 Mar 08
Nobody yet seems to spend allot of money on their oil.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Mar 08
Thank you for the best response. This was a good discussion since it seems that olive oil is good for you and the more people use it, the prices will come down.