What to the codes on the back mean? The the 2nd digit IE 06 or 07 stands for the harvest years of 2016 or 2017. The 3rd and 4th digit IE 02 or 11 means the month of the product was bottled, Feb for 02 and November for 11. Remember, we bottle in Canada.
Best Before or Expiry Dates? Storing olive oil in a dark and cool cubboard will protect it's taste, colour and nutritional value. So, in our view, adding a best before or expiry date is not meanignful information. The harvest year and month of packaging is a more meaningful date. We also encourage the retail stores to have the product on lower shelves vs high on the shelf and to turn off or dim lights. So a good olive oil, stored in a dark and cool place from the day of the harvest to the date you use it, will last longer than one exposed to light and stored in a warmer place.
Subject: Best Oil I have ever had
Hello Nick and John,
I purchased a bottle of your organic olive oil from you at The Healthy Butcher the other day.
I just wanted to let you know this is the best oil I have ever used.
I once tried an oil from Greece that was from a family farm, and it tasted very similar. It was at a Greek restaurant on Avenue Rd., near Wilson Ave. and they use their own Greek Olive oil.
Many thanks for the excellent product. It is nice to use the finest ingredients when cooking, and this oil is definitely of the finest quality. I will highly recommend this to my friends and family.
and here is a recipe I created:
I really love this product and I hope you continue to offer this product in Toronto forever. What an amazing addition to my cooking arsenal.
I truly believe in hand made products. I believe you can taste the extra love and effor. The processes by hand can never be matched by machinery or automation. This oil is proof that old-world techniques produce the best end product. I feel like when I add this to a dish, I am adding something that someone deeply cares about, and has a passion for. Labour intensive processes like olive oil and maple syrup intrigue me, as I am very certain the amount of effort and energy that goes into its production, comes through in the end product.
I made a really good vinaigrette up when I got home from the store, as I had bought your amazing Olive oil, and an organic Ontario Maple syrup. A celebration of two of the planets most extremely labour intensive crops.
1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp Sherri wine Vinegar
3 Tbsp of your Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
An amazing dressing.... great on a salad with walnuts, as the maple/walnut combo is beautiful.