Olive Harvesting in Spain - Mechanical vs Hand Picked

Olive Harvesting in Spain - Mechanical vs Hand Picked
A very curious statement is printed on every bottle of certified extra virgin olive oil in Spain. The statement is: "Superior category of Olive Oil obtained directly from olives and solely by mechanical means." When I moved to Spain and began learning about extra virgin olive oil, I found this...

Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape

Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape
Recently, a US District Court in Minnesota sided with one of the largest olive oil companies in the world, and ordered a permanent injunction against further publication or dissemination of false and misleading information circulated on social media.  The main source for the information circulated on social media is a heavily read, referenced and criticized study … Continue reading Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape

Box Store Olive Oil Not Up to Par – Even in Spain!

Box Store Olive Oil Not Up to Par – Even in Spain!
More than half of the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) sold in Spanish supermarkets and superstores does not pass standardized taste tests.  Wow! This, according to an article recently published in El Pais (a leading newspaper of Spain).  See article here. Of course this is controversial.  Olive oil merchants are intent on making a profit, and one … Continue reading Box Store Olive Oil Not Up to Par – Even in Spain!

GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!

GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!
Since we launched our GringoCool brand of Spanish extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), we have encouraged our friends and family to hold test tastes in their neighborhoods.  We are very proud of the quality of EVOO that we sell, and we will gladly put ours in a test taste with any –mano a mano!  – bring … Continue reading GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!

The 2018 Olive Harvest Has Begun in Spain

The 2018 Olive Harvest Has Begun in Spain
The 2017 summer was hot and dry here in southern Spain.  Not much precipitation at all……   which bodes well for fans of flavorful Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Just like any other fruit, when there is an abundance of moisture during the growing season, the fruit becomes fat and juicy and the olive oil extracted … Continue reading The 2018 Olive Harvest Has Begun in Spain

Essential Oils – Grandma’s Remedies?

Essential Oils – Grandma’s Remedies?
Over the decades, Grandma’s remedies such as a spoonful of codfish oil each morning  has been replaced with supplements and visits to the doctor for drugs to improve symptoms of illness.  Now, I am beginning to think many people are finding their way back to Grandma’s remedies. Since GringoCool launched “Cold Pressed Elixir“,  an organic … Continue reading Essential Oils – Grandma’s Remedies?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste Test – Pullman, WA

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste Test – Pullman, WA
Head to head comparison of olive oils just like the old Coke vs Pepsi challenge.  Here at GringoCool, we are encouraging head to head taste tests between our Spanish, organic extra virgin olive oil and any takers.  We want people to discover the difference themselves because we believe our organic EVOO is unbeatable for flavoring salads … Continue reading Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste Test – Pullman, WA