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PigletJohn Thu 11-Oct-12 20:22:44

Much as I hate to start a panic, my chums in commodities tell me that the European Olive harvest is very bad this year, and you can expect that good-quality oil will be scarce, and the rest will be expensive. You might like to consider putting a bottle away for later.

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 11-Oct-12 23:44:16

I have some laying away in my cellar, already.


Brycie Thu 11-Oct-12 23:46:15

That's interesting (!) seriously it is though because earlier this year there was a glut so olive oil was really cheap. But thanks.

But may I say ho ho ho at a mumsnet panic at olive oil shortages. Next up: apocalyptic buying of balsamic vinegar. The sky is falling!

Cheddars Thu 11-Oct-12 23:53:32

shock I will pop into Waitrose ASAP.

PigletJohn Fri 12-Oct-12 00:26:30


perhaps I should post about the forthcoming rationing of Gregg's sausage rolls?

Brycie Fri 12-Oct-12 00:32:25

Shame I was hoping to use a few as draught excluders.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 12-Oct-12 18:00:37

I bought 5ltrs for £10.99 in Costco. Phillip Berio Extra Virgin.


PigletJohn Fri 12-Oct-12 18:26:38

That really is a bargain.

My local Bookers has put the Berio wholesale price up already - now £24.55 plus vat for a 5 litre can, and £20.59 for the pale.

Aldi are still selling EVOO and pale OO at the old prices, which are cheaper than my wholesaler

MajesticWhine Fri 12-Oct-12 18:34:06

Thanks for the tip off

Bunbaker Sat 13-Oct-12 11:15:21

Thanks for the heads up. Off to Aldi to stock up.

AdoraBell Sun 14-Oct-12 16:08:27

So that's why I can't get my favourite Italian EVOO in Chile right now. Phew! I was beginning to think it was a conspiracy to make me switch to the yuky local brands.

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