Pomora Olive Oil – Review


Pomora provide olive oil in the most conscientious and considerate way imagineable.

In their own words,

Pomora is an adoption programme. Our goal is to create a community of food lovers and food producers who share an ethical vision. People who care about high quality, wholesome foods of known provenance; people who care about mother earth and treating her with respect; people who care about and look after each other; people, we hope, like you.

The message is, adopt an olive tress and enjoy the finest olive oil throughout the year whilst supporting traditional farmers. It’s an original, welcome and ethical way to support farmers & their local communities, and also sustainable farming methods. But what about the olive oil itself?

An annual adoption subscription will get you the following:

– Winter: 3 x Olio Nuovo – our youngest, freshest oil;
– Spring: 3 x flavoured oils (e.g. 1 x Lemon, 1 x Chilli and 1 x Rosemary);
– Summer: 3 x classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil;
– Autumn: 3 x flavoured oils (e.g. 1 x Basil, 1 x Garlic and 1 x White Truffle).

Review
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Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as with all their oils, comes in resealable 250ml tins. The oil is full flavoured and with a great fruit, well balanced taste. Pomora say it is “a great base for vinaigrettes, focaccia or simply as a dip”.  I used it in a mustard and tarragon sauce with some grilled bream. Some people say you shouldn’t use it for frying but I say why the hell not! It’s a far healthier alternative when shallow frying and has it’s own wonderful taste which is far nicer than other oils. As long as it doesn’t go over 207 centigrade (EVOO’s smoke point) then it is fine to cook with.

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The other olive oils Pomora sent me to try out were flavoured – lemon, chilli and rosemary. All of the Pomora flavoured olive oils are made with extra virgin olive oil but generally a milder oil than their standard Extra Virgin Olive Oil to let the flavours shine through.

I decided to experiment with the oils in a meal and see how it turned out.

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I had a notion that the rosemary-flavoured extra virgin olive oil would work well in some bread mix. I simply made up the mix and added in 10ml of the rosemary Pomora.

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My wife walked into the kitchen and asked where the smell of rosemary was coming from! We tasted the freshly baked rolls and they were beautiful. I read mixed reported on the effects of adding olive oil to bread dough, but, as far as I could tell, it had no detrimental effect at all.

The dip you can see in the top right of that picture was made of the lemon olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Again, a wonderful combination because of the quality and flavour of the oil.

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The Pil Pil prawns were made with the chili oil, while the paella, mushrooms and patatas bravas all contained the original extra virgin olive oil. All tasted all the better for it.

Subscription

The full annual Pomora subscription is more than just an incredible gift. (As well as the oil you get an Adoption Pack which consists of an Adoption Certificate and an Adoption Booklet of information about your olive tree.) It’s a big step in helping independent family growers to keep producing amazing oil, and get their fair share rather than the middle man taking his cut.

206 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    16 September 2016
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    the classic

  2. Joanne Casey
    16 September 2016
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    My favourite flavour would probably be the chilli one

  3. janet humphrey
    16 September 2016
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    think it would be the rosemary flavoured one, which would be lovely in bread

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    16 September 2016
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    Rosemary flavour sounds fabulous

  5. Tracy Nixon
    16 September 2016
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    The Rosemary would be lovely to try!

  6. Julie T
    16 September 2016
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    Wow, Chilli flavoured must be the one, sounds fantastic.

  7. Tracey Peach
    16 September 2016
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    I would love the rosemary flavour think rosemary goes well in most dishes 🙂

  8. Emma Jones
    16 September 2016
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    I would love to try the Chilli flavour

  9. Joanne Beale
    16 September 2016
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    I think it will be the rosemary

  10. pete c
    16 September 2016
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    Limone for me

  11. Tracy Hanley
    16 September 2016
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    I think we would love the The chilli olive oil or garlic

  12. laura stewart
    16 September 2016
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    i think the Chilli one would be good

  13. dawn f
    16 September 2016
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    I would love to try the chilli I love spicy food

  14. Kim M
    16 September 2016
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    The lemon one x

  15. Rebecca Morton
    16 September 2016
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    I Would Love To Try The Lemon Flavour As I Adore Anything Lemon.

  16. GEOFF WICKENS
    16 September 2016
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    CHILLI IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES

  17. 16 September 2016
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    Mine would be rosemary

  18. lucy higgins
    16 September 2016
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    Chilli as I really love it!

  19. 16 September 2016
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    peanuts would be awesome….

  20. Andrea Fletcher
    16 September 2016
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    I would like to try the Limone.

  21. Kate Phillips
    16 September 2016
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    I’d like to try the rosemary flavour.

  22. Lydia Barton
    16 September 2016
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    They all sound great, maybe rosemary!

  23. Annabel Greaves
    16 September 2016
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    The rosemary flavour looks nice

  24. Jules Naybur
    16 September 2016
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    The lemon would be awesome made into a salad dressing and you could use that instead of butter to make a lemon drizzle cake!! Yum x

  25. William Gould
    16 September 2016
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    The rosemary one sounds interesting!

  26. Martina Pichova
    16 September 2016
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    I think I would love the rosemary flavour.

  27. Katie
    16 September 2016
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    The chilli one

  28. Toni Pearson
    16 September 2016
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    Lemon sounds great.

  29. maria blythin
    16 September 2016
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    they all sound lovely but i would love to cook my lamb in the rosemary x

  30. michelle smith
    16 September 2016
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    Rosemary flavoured

  31. Kevin000
    16 September 2016
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    Chilli, without a doubt

  32. Rebecca Nisbet
    16 September 2016
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    i would like the garlic olive oil.

  33. Kim Styles
    16 September 2016
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    The Lemon flavour sounds lovely perfect with a fish salad

  34. Gillian Brewster
    17 September 2016
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    Rosemary flavour.

  35. Nora
    17 September 2016
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    I would like the Garlic Flavour

  36. claire blaney
    17 September 2016
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    Rosemary flavour sounds amazing

  37. Ruth Harwood
    17 September 2016
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    Chilli as we love a bit of spice xx

  38. Hayley Atkins
    17 September 2016
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    I would probably want to try them all but the rosemary one sounds particularly versatile for flavouring a wide range of dishes.

  39. Nigel Soper
    17 September 2016
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    I would love the CHilli flavour

  40. Rebecca Smith
    17 September 2016
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    Definitely the chilli

  41. Holly Gibson
    17 September 2016
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    The rosemary one, I bet it would be lovely to dip freshly baked bread in

  42. Hayley Straw
    17 September 2016
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    My favourite would probably be the garlic one

  43. Lisa Crowther
    17 September 2016
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    I think my favourite would be the rosemary to splash on a focaccia or over a mushroom risotto…lovely.

  44. amy bondoc
    17 September 2016
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    probably be the chilli one i love chilli! the roasemary one probably a close second though!

  45. Wendy butcher
    17 September 2016
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    Probably Rosemary flavoured

  46. jodie beaumont
    17 September 2016
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    rosemary!

  47. Catherine Warburton
    17 September 2016
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    Wonderful flavours I just thought it would be plain olive oil!

  48. holly harmsworth
    17 September 2016
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    chilli

  49. Laura Jeffs
    17 September 2016
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    I think I might love the Basil oil best, although I’m pretty sure I’d love them all!

  50. Lorne Bedford
    17 September 2016
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    My favourite would be Chilli I love a lite spice in my life

  51. Richell Lever
    17 September 2016
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    it would have to be the chilli!

  52. Lance Bellers
    17 September 2016
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    Lavender

  53. ElizM
    17 September 2016
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    extra virgin although I’m intrigued by the idea of lemon

  54. cheryl hadfield
    17 September 2016
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    Garlic

  55. Lisa Parker
    17 September 2016
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    The chilli flavoured oil is my favourite x

  56. Karen Barrett
    17 September 2016
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    I would like to try the garlic olive oil.

  57. Karen Wells
    17 September 2016
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    the white truffle

  58. Solange
    18 September 2016
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    Rosemary

  59. Jodie harvey
    18 September 2016
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    i think the chilli would be my favourite, the garlic would be my partners!

  60. Ray Becker
    18 September 2016
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    the chilli one

  61. martha chisholm
    18 September 2016
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    I’d have to try them all, they sound so good..

  62. helen tovell
    18 September 2016
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    The chilli flavour

  63. Rosemary bowhay
    18 September 2016
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    They all sound amazingly good

  64. Jo Carroll
    19 September 2016
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    The Garlic one would probably get the most use although the Chilli one sounds pretty cool…or should that be hot? 😉

  65. Stevie
    19 September 2016
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    I’d like to try the chilli version first of all.

  66. judy kennedy
    19 September 2016
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    Olio Nuovo fresh straight on to my salad with some balsamic

  67. Liam Bishop
    19 September 2016
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    I’d love the white truffle one, decadent!

  68. Kerry Kilmister
    19 September 2016
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    I imagine the chilli flavour to be amazing

  69. Rhiannon Alwen
    20 September 2016
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    I’d have to go with rosemary. I’ve tried to make my own flavoured olive oils and while a lot are fairly easy rosemary always went a bit weird. I think it’s because it’s such a sticky plant. Getting some made by professionals seems like the best bet.

  70. Annakloa Hilmarsdottir
    20 September 2016
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    Rosemary

  71. Tom D
    20 September 2016
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    I think my favourite flavour would probably be the classic one.

  72. Michael Griffin
    20 September 2016
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    Rosemary flavour

  73. ADEINNE TONNER
    20 September 2016
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    I would have to say the lemon flavour as i’m a huge lemon fan.

  74. lynn savage
    20 September 2016
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    My favourite one would be the lemon one

  75. Marie Jacobs
    21 September 2016
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    Rosemary

  76. 21 September 2016
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    The Rosemary Flavour would be my choice – so many possibilities x

  77. Samantha Bolter
    21 September 2016
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    the rosemary would be fab in some fresh baked focaccia 🙂

  78. Phyllis Ellett
    21 September 2016
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    Oh has to be garlic, we just love anything garlic in this house.

  79. Pam Francis Gregory
    21 September 2016
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    Chilli & Garlic

  80. Jackie Kelly
    21 September 2016
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    Definately chilli – I grow my own chillis so I can make chilli oil – yum!

  81. Laura Nice
    21 September 2016
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    Rosemary sounds amazing!

  82. allison sullivan
    21 September 2016
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    gotta say we love oils and make ours with a balsamic and salt n pepper for flavours but love the sound of a rosemary the tastes would go so great with many dishes

  83. Jessica Sawyer
    21 September 2016
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    Definitely Garlic

  84. Tricia Cowell
    22 September 2016
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    I think the garlic oil would be my favourite

  85. jo liddement
    23 September 2016
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    Chilli Olive Oil sounds great

  86. Helen Moulden
    24 September 2016
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    Would love the chilli one!

  87. Denielle Nicol
    24 September 2016
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    Rosemary for me

  88. claire griffiths
    24 September 2016
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    rosemary one for me

  89. Judith Allen
    25 September 2016
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    Bet the rosemary one smells wonderful, but I would probably use the chili one more.

  90. lyn west
    25 September 2016
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    I’d use the chilli one – a lot

  91. nolene oneill
    25 September 2016
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    have tried the garlic one and it is gorg! Would love to try the chilli one next

  92. 25 September 2016
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    The Lemon… I hate chilli so I will discount that one 🙂

  93. Victoria Thurgood
    25 September 2016
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    Chilli sounds good

  94. JULIE WARD
    25 September 2016
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    The garlic one, my son would disagree but tough on him

  95. Simon C
    26 September 2016
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    There’s no question about it — basil is the perfect flavour for olive oil. The others look nice, but basil oil is something special.

  96. Gemma Massey
    26 September 2016
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    The chilli one sounds delicious thanks for the chance xx

  97. ABIGAIL HAMILTON
    27 September 2016
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    Al Aglio

  98. Lyla
    27 September 2016
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    Chilli

  99. Katie Kingsbury
    28 September 2016
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    Chilli

  100. Emma Walton
    28 September 2016
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    I think the garlic or the chili would be my favourite 🙂

  101. Loretta Mcdonald
    28 September 2016
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    Rosemary

  102. Mary Chez
    28 September 2016
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    The chilli flavour

  103. Rich Tyler
    29 September 2016
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    Chilli for sure 🙂

  104. gemma raines
    29 September 2016
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    I think the garlic one would be lovely 🙂 and the rosemary one would be a close second 🙂

  105. Michaela Smith
    29 September 2016
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    Garlic 🙂 🙂 🙂

  106. Susan B
    30 September 2016
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    Al Limone is my favourite. Yum!

  107. Kathy B
    30 September 2016
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    My favourite flavour would be the Rosemary-flavoured extra virgin olive oil! Yum!

  108. Tim Bain
    30 September 2016
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    Rosemary , no doubt

  109. Rosie
    30 September 2016
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    Spring rosemary flavored oil sounds wonderful, they all sound perfect!

  110. Maria Dhillon
    30 September 2016
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    Al Rosmarino

  111. Jennifer Toal
    1 October 2016
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    The chillie one

  112. Chris Andrews
    2 October 2016
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    What do you think your favourite flavour of Olive Oil would be? . . . . . . Lemon – l use it a lot

  113. Liz T
    2 October 2016
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    Rosemary soulds interesting.

  114. 3 October 2016
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    I know I am old fashioned, but Pomora Extra Virgin Olive Oil is my fave.

  115. grainne marnell-fox
    3 October 2016
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    Rosemary flavour sounds fabulous, imagine the roast potatoes

  116. The chilli one looks good to add a kick to meals!

  117. Laura Harrison
    4 October 2016
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    Rosemary sounds very nice xxx

  118. Mary Baldwin
    4 October 2016
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    I’m loving the idea of lemon olive oil – think it would make a fab dressing. I already use garlic oil and truffle oil which are great for lifting a dish, but I think the lemon olive oil would bring a new dimension – want to use it now with salmon.

  119. Jenny Prest
    4 October 2016
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    The chilli one sounds ace!

  120. 4 October 2016
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    The lemon one sounds delicious i would love to try 🙂 x x

  121. michelle o'neill
    4 October 2016
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    Chilli flavoured x

  122. Nat j
    4 October 2016
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    The rosemary one with some delicious crusty bread to dip in

  123. Rachel Butterworth
    4 October 2016
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    The lemon flavoured one.

  124. david cavender
    5 October 2016
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    lime flavoured

  125. Natasha Renwick-Meikle
    5 October 2016
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    The Basil flavoured olive oil sounds particularly nice.

  126. Kirsten Murphy
    5 October 2016
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    They all sound delicious to be honest. I have friends in the Campania region and I have to say the olive oil there is amazing even without flavours. I sometimes think that the oil we get here has just been driven past an olive grove!

  127. 5 October 2016
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    defo the chilli one, i love a little kick in my meals x

  128. Anthea Holloway
    5 October 2016
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    The rosemary flavour would be very interesting I am sure!

  129. Mary H
    5 October 2016
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    I’m a sucker for classic. The basil one does sound interesting. Nice looking bread rolls by the way.

  130. Victoria Dixon
    5 October 2016
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    mmm rosemary as I would mix with garlic and use it as a dip with rustic bread x

  131. Debbie Burfoot
    5 October 2016
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    Chilli flavour sounds lovely

  132. melanie crumpton
    5 October 2016
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    Chilli for me

  133. Sylvia Paul
    5 October 2016
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    It would have to be the Garlic

  134. Fiona jk42
    5 October 2016
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    I like the sound of the basil flavoured oil

  135. Christina Hedges
    5 October 2016
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    These are all gorgeous!! I need them for my Pasta..My mozzarella cheese, avocado & Tomatoes. So healthy 😀 would be an amazing win..my cupboard is right now just rocking vegetable oil..I’ve run out x

  136. Jo McPherson
    5 October 2016
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    The chilli on would be my favourite

  137. Sadiyya Maryam
    6 October 2016
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    The chilli oil would be the one I would most like to cook with. Many thanks for running this lovely giveaway.

  138. Julie Djendi
    6 October 2016
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    Mine would be chilli

  139. Lorraine Stone
    6 October 2016
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    Love the sound of the chilli one

  140. Sheri Darby
    6 October 2016
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    The Chilli one

  141. Maggied
    6 October 2016
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    Chilli flavour would be lovely 😀

  142. AnnaH
    6 October 2016
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    The rosemary one. I love the smell of rosemary!

  143. Chris Fletcher
    6 October 2016
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    I think the lemon one would be interesting

  144. Hayley Colburn
    6 October 2016
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    I think I would most like the chilli flavour

  145. donna l jones
    7 October 2016
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    Chilli flavour for me

  146. Antonio S
    7 October 2016
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    Chilli flavour =)

  147. Amy Dacre
    7 October 2016
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    Rosemary flavour for me 🙂

  148. carol boffey
    7 October 2016
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    id like to try the chilli

  149. Kim Neville
    7 October 2016
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    garlic one would be nice to try

  150. cara-jane Hunter
    7 October 2016
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    THEY LOOK FABULOUS!

  151. Rachel White
    7 October 2016
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    I bet the chilli infused oil is lovely.. I bet it’s nice pan frying some mince in it for a lasagne mmmm yummy!

  152. Allan Wilson
    7 October 2016
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    The Original Oil

  153. eirini kourvouli
    7 October 2016
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    the classic

  154. Heather Haigh
    7 October 2016
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    Rosmarino sounds delicious

  155. GRACE COLLINS
    7 October 2016
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    with rosemary

  156. Lauren Old
    7 October 2016
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    Garlic sounds like my fave!

  157. adrian price
    7 October 2016
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    the lemon flavour sounds awesome

  158. Liam Stephens
    7 October 2016
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    They all sound lovely but the lemon one sound great.

  159. Victoria Prince
    7 October 2016
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    I think my favourite would be the lemon – I love making my own pasta salad with a lemon & olive oil dressing, so this would be soo much better than me trying to mix lemon juice and olive oil 🙂

  160. Diana
    7 October 2016
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    Rosemary 🙂

  161. Kat Allinson
    7 October 2016
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    I’d like to try the basil oil, I love basil so this should be delicious

  162. Natalie Gillham
    7 October 2016
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    I think lemon infused olive oil would be great.

  163. Jane Middleton
    7 October 2016
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    The Lemon Flavour

  164. Nancy Bradford
    7 October 2016
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    Mine would have to be Al Peperoncino. Looks lovely x

  165. Paula Cheadle
    7 October 2016
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    I love garlic oil

  166. Christine Hobbs
    8 October 2016
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    The Rosemary one, but who knows they all sound delicious

  167. Tracy Gladman
    8 October 2016
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    Chilli

  168. kelly morgan
    8 October 2016
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    rosemary looks lovely

  169. emma sykes
    8 October 2016
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    ild defo say chilli, with lemon coming in at a close second, i eat loads of fish and these would be perfect!

  170. Petra Beck
    8 October 2016
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    The basil one! Basil is quite a difficult flavour to preserve, as dried basil doesn’t taste anything like the fresh herb. But of course we all don’t always have fresh basil at hand! Hence having the basil flavour captured in an oil ready to use anytime would be awesome.

  171. Angela Cringle
    8 October 2016
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    Rosemary would be lovely. I always roast my veg and potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

  172. Jacqueline Roberts
    8 October 2016
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    The Chili sounds right up my street

  173. Patricia Avery
    8 October 2016
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    Possibly the rosemary 🙂

  174. Pauline black
    8 October 2016
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    The chilli one sounds fab!

  175. tammi nutting
    8 October 2016
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    the chili one

  176. Sam McKean
    8 October 2016
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    The Rosemary sounds amazing, I think that would be my fave!

  177. Steve Davies
    8 October 2016
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    Normally a rapeseed oil cooker but the chilli one looks absolutely fantastic. Developed a real taste for spicy food lately so this and the rest would make a great addition to the kitchen cupboards. Good Luck everyone.

  178. Michelle Stokes
    8 October 2016
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    Has to be the chili one, I love things a bit spicy 🙂

  179. Gwyn Sharps
    8 October 2016
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    I think the chilli one would add a bit of oomph, so I’d give that one a go first.

  180. Natalie Crossan
    8 October 2016
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    The lemon one x

  181. Andrew Loades
    8 October 2016
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    The chili flavour would be my favourite

  182. Hayley Todd
    8 October 2016
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    I would love to try the Chilli as it would give a lovely little extra kick to dishes!

  183. liz ferguson
    8 October 2016
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    the garlic one = perfect combo for wintery weather xx

  184. tracey baker
    8 October 2016
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    Love the thought of Lemon would be great to try it out

  185. Emma Price
    8 October 2016
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    Roasted Garlic flavour would be amazing!

  186. Jennifer morgan
    8 October 2016
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    The chilli one sounds lovely x

  187. Joanna Kasznicki
    8 October 2016
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    Rosemary sounds lovely

  188. Anna Brown
    8 October 2016
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    Rosemary sounds very nice

  189. Corinne Wright
    8 October 2016
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    The Chilli definitely!

  190. Marjoleine Kok
    8 October 2016
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    I love food with a bit of kick to it – So I will definitely be looking forward to using the Chilli 🙂

  191. Natalie Thomason
    8 October 2016
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    Chilli flavour one

  192. MICHELLE TEARALL
    8 October 2016
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    Rosemary would be fabulous in so many things. Like the idea of adding it to bread dough!

  193. Leanne joy
    8 October 2016
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    I think it would be the garlic oil but am sure I would love all of them!

  194. Kaye M
    8 October 2016
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    Chilli & garlic

  195. Kat Glynn
    8 October 2016
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    I would guess the lemon, I bet its great for salad dressings 🙂

  196. KARL BOROWY
    8 October 2016
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    lemonlime

  197. Kirsty Woods
    8 October 2016
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    Rosemary or chilli, love them both

  198. amanda greensmith
    8 October 2016
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    garlic flavour

  199. Jodie W
    8 October 2016
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    Al Aglio

  200. Sparklett21
    8 October 2016
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    Sparklett21@gmail.com I think Al Rosemarino????

  201. Sparklett21
    8 October 2016
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    Sparklett21@gmail.com I think Al Rosmarino

  202. 8 October 2016
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    Garlic as it would be so versatile and could be used in so many dishes

  203. Oksana Fitzgerald
    8 October 2016
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    The chilli one

  204. Leanne Bell
    8 October 2016
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    Rosemary most probably.

  205. George Wright
    8 October 2016
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    Rosemary – I think it’d be divine on home made focaccia

  206. jackie curran
    8 October 2016
    Reply

    I would like the garlic oil the most .

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