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Olive oil test 2021: Stiftung Warentest examines extra virgin oils

2021-10-22T07:00:00.743Z

Not all oil is created equal. Stiftung Warentest again took a close look at various olive oils in 2021. In addition to two highlights, there are also two defective products.



Not all oil is created equal.

Stiftung Warentest again took a close look at various olive oils in 2021.

In addition to two highlights, there are also two defective products.

Stiftung Warentest has

tested 27 oils

that show clear differences in quality and price: the price range ranged from 4.50 euros to 52 euros per liter.

Accordingly, the products tested include some from

discounters

such as Aldi and Lidl as well as from

well-known brands

such as Bertolli and Alnatura up to the

high-priced delicatessen sector

.

But is the motto here really expensive is better?

No, because among the best-rated olive oils * in the test there are also inexpensive products with a price from 5.35 euros per liter.

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Olive oil at Stiftung Warentest: What does "extra virgin" mean?

The results of the Stiftung Warentest ranged from

good to poor

. Among other things, taste, pollution and consistency of the origin information were evaluated. But what does “

native extra

actually

mean? This is the highest quality class for which the EU olive oil regulation defines three positive properties: An olive oil can taste fruity, bitter and hot. In relation to this, not all olive oils were able to convince in the test: 15 oils showed clear defects, some were vinegar or metallic, one even tasted rancid. Nevertheless, according to Stiftung Warentest, the

quality of olive oils has increased

overall

in recent years

.

In 2021 there were 15 good results and only two poor.

In the 2020 olive oil test, there were two unsatisfactory and only nine good ones.

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Olive oil test 2021 by Stiftung Warentest: The losers

Surprising and particularly frightening: the

olive oils with

the

lowest ratings

in the test include organic and expensive delicatessen products.

The motto “expensive is better” does not apply here at all.

The most expensive tested oil from Oil & Vinegar is polluted.

product

Price per liter

Overall grade

Rapunzel Nuñez de Prado Flower of Oil Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Organic)

29 euros

sufficient (4.0)

Oil & Vinegar Nocellara Olive Oil Extra virgin olive oil

52 euros

poor (4.8)

Alnatura extra virgin olive oil (organic)

7 euros

Overall grade: poor (5.0)

The test winners of the olive oil test 2021 according to Stiftung Warentest

Unfortunately, the testers could not give the grade “very good” once.

Nevertheless,

according to Stiftung Warentest,

there are

two clear test

winners that outperform all other products - unfortunately, as a consumer, you also have to pay for these two oils.

But the good news for bargain hunters: an oil from the Bertolli brand was also convincing, as did a discount oil from Lidl.

  • the Spanish species-

    appropriate phenolio extra virgin olive oil (organic)

    (promotional link) for 48 euros per liter: quality

    rating

    good (1.8) 

  • the Italian

    Antico Frantoio della Fattoria

    by Selezione Gustini:

    40 euros per liter: quality

    rating

    good (1.8)

  • Bertolli Originale Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    (promotional link): 9.10 euros per liter: quality rating good (2.3)

  • Lidl Primadonna

    extra virgin olive oil

    for 5.35 euros per liter: quality rating good (2.3)

You can find the full test results here (behind the payment barrier).

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