Our Olive Oil Brands
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the worlds healthiest fats packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. These health benefits and the influx of high quality brands from Europe have meant the popularity of olive oil in the UK is at an all time high. This rise in popularity though has also bought to light the shadier side of the olive oil industry.
A recently published academic food study taking place over 30 years that olive oil is most fraudulently adulterated food in the world. In fact, another study published by the University of California suggested that 69% of all extra virgin olive oil imported into the USA did not meet the international governing standard. Many of the offending olive oil brand originated in Italy, where high quality olive oil is mixed with cheaper vegetable oil. La Stampa, an Italian national newspaper tested 20 popular olive oil brands and found 45% of these olive oil brands had a product line where olive oil was mixed with a cheaper oil substance.
All of the olive oil brands that we have handpicked for sale at the Olive Pit Stop produce authentic, unadulterated olive oil which meet the International Olive Oil Council (IOC) extra-virgin standards. So you can be sure that when you purchase from us that the olive oil you will get is the authentic experience that the producer intended.
See below a list of all our olive oil brands and click on a link to get more information about that artisan.