I have to admit that I am not much of a Olive Oil connoisseur or even a foodie for that matter. My grocery lists usually consists of whichever items I can get the least expensive with coupons, so finding the right kind of Olive oil never really occurred to me. Then, Carapelli sent me a HUGE bottle of Olive Oil to try out and that is exactly what I did.
Here were my initial thoughts:
OMG…I can smell the olive oil. Never have I been able to smell olive oil, or maybe I was never paying attention…but as I was pouring the olive oil into the plate, I could actually smell it and it was very fragrant…very rich….very delicious. I immediately wanted to dip my french bread in it and gobble it up.
But, I didn’t…at least not right away anyway, Carapelli believes in a 4-S process when enjoying Carapelli Olive Oil: Swirl, Sniff, Slurp & Swallow. I thought…ok..I can do this…this is how I drink my wine
Swirling the olive oil actually releases the aroma…which I already told you was deliciously inviting. Then comes sniffing…once again, got this down! The scent smells like what I imagine the purest of olive oils to smell like, or what I envision real Italian restaurants to smell like. Then it came time to slurp, which let’s be honest is a bit of mouthful..especially with pure oil. So I tipped my head back, brought the plate to my lips and took a big old slurp..and surprisingly it was really light. I anticipated a thick mouthful, instead it was delightfully pleasant. I swallowed the mouthful and went down smoothly and had such rich flavor.
So after 15 minutes of sniffing, swirling, slurping, swallowing (a whole lot of it) I am confident that I have not tasted an olive oil this flavorful and light ever. The best part is that I’m able to off you a $1.00 OFF coupon at www.CarapelliUSA.com
Be sure to come back here and let me know what you thought about it!