Monday, March 7, 2016

Influester VoxBox: Filippo Berio Olive Oil

There are few things I love more than getting free stuff!

So as always, I was thrilled to be chosen for another Influenster VoxBox program.  This time, I was sent a mailer containing a coupon for a FREE 16 oz. bottle of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil or a Robusto flavor.

The mailer also included $2 off coupons for these two olive oil options, a butter to olive oil conversion chart magnet, a booklet with 101 ways to use olive oil, and a guide for hosting a tasting party.

Scott and I already use olive oil for all of our cooking/baking/frying needs.  We currently buy a large container of the Daily Chef brand when we shop at Sam's Club.  I was certainly willing to give another brand a try.

The first night I used this oil, I was making Quinoa Chili.  I used a tablespoon to saute some onions and garlic for the chili.

The bottle has a nice pour spout, I thought.  I didn't feel like I would accidentally dump it all over the place!  
When Scott and I make any kind of pasta, we always drizzle some olive oil over into the pot after dumping the pasta into the strainer.  Then we drizzle some more over the pasta and toss it to help it not to stick together.  I also gave this a try with Filippo Berio's Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

On Sunday, I made Kristin's Easy Pizza Dough Recipe, and this was the oil I used.  

I also used it to make some Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins for breakfast this week.  So far, everything has tasted great.

I can honestly say that I don't have any really knowledgeable, deep insight to share about this olive oil.  It doesn't really stand out, but it also doesn't seem to be different than the regular olive oil I use.  Both the regular Daily Chef Olive Oil and the Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil have the same nutritional facts, as well.  (I was always under the impression that EVOO was supposed to be healthier...?)  I also found that this brand is pretty expensive compared to the brand we usually purchase.  It was on sale when I bought mine, and it was still over $6 for a 16 oz. bottle.  If I didn't have a FREE coupon, I wouldn't have purchased it.  I may choose to use some of my $2 off coupons, but I will probably not buy it after that.

Have you ever used this brand of Olive Oil before?

I received this product free from Influenster and Filippo Berio.  All opinions are my own.


Rachel ¦¦ A Nesting Nomad said...

That label does look familiar... Those in the know say they can taste the difference in olive oils like others can taste the difference in wines. Personally I've never been able to do that, and will choose my evoo based on more economically driven factors..!

Healthy Grocery said...

Can look at my blog to see nutritional facts of food at grocery stores.

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