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Consumer Reports tests extra virgin olive oil
« on: May 23, 2013, 09:34:57 PM »
http://www.wsbt.com/business/wsbt-consumer-reports-extra-virgin-olive-oils-arent-all-the-same-20120810,0,2753874.story

Sesame oil is great too, my favorite. Kadoya brand from Japan is one of the best. 

Helpful hint - if you want to lose weight and are hungry:  sip a little bit of olive oil or sesame oil.  Then you won't feel so hungry anymore.  And it's good for you, in moderation of course.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 09:58:14 PM »
CR is a marketing tool. In this case they're pushing California olive oil.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 07:34:29 AM »
CR is a marketing tool. In this case they're pushing California olive oil.


I thought that CR's rep has been pretty good for many years. Lots of companies whose products get rated low would love to get some dirt on them, but I don't think they have. There was some brouha about a rollover car test years ago...Got any links to back up your allegation that CR is a "marketing tool".

As for olive oil, there are other testing and tasting places that have come up with similar results.  Imported olive oil with fancy labels and expensive prices may well be fake.  When the Godfather said he was in the olive oil business in the movie he wasn't just kidding.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 06:58:27 AM »
Consumer Reports

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Reports

As far as I know they've been doing honest product testing since 1936.

I think they were much more useful prior the internet, but now there are many online places to get reviews.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 10:15:25 PM »
CR is a marketing tool. In this case they're pushing California olive oil.

Reminds me of 'Scientific American'.  Used to have a good rep for many years.  Now they are just jew pseudo-science and yet another good rep has been ruined by monopolization of the nation's media.

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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 08:11:52 AM »
You too, where's your evidence that CR is "Jew pseudoscience"?   Or are you guys like the occupational government -  "Ebidence?  Ebidence?  We don nid no stinkin' ebidence!"


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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 05:21:34 PM »
You too, where's your evidence that CR is "Jew pseudoscience"?   Or are you guys like the occupational government -  "Ebidence?  Ebidence?  We don nid no stinkin' ebidence!"

Scientific American is, definitely.  Seemed to me to have changed in the late 80s.
Consumer Reports, I can believe Laconas.  And yes, the article was giving high marks to Costco/Kirkland and other olive oil from California.  I doubt California gives us the best olive oil, nor do they have the best wine.

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 07:02:10 PM »
Nobody's talking about Scientific American magazine except you.  Likewise wine.  And Laconas said that he agrees with CR that the top Costco olive oil - which is from Italy not CA - is the best buy in olive oil. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2013, 06:31:44 AM »
You too, where's your evidence that CR is "Jew pseudoscience"?   Or are you guys like the occupational government -  "Ebidence?  Ebidence?  We don nid no stinkin' ebidence!"

Uh oh. What's this, ebidence?  An April Fools joke?  Is CR going commercial?  Et tu, Brute?



http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2013/06/consumer-reports-unveils-a-revolutionary-nexen-car-tire.html
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