Crisco Olive Oil Review and Giveaway

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil has been a staple in my kitchen (and my mom’s) for many years. Growing up, my mom used to serve the family boiled potatoes, meat (such as chicken or pork), a side of veggies and EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) to pour over the potatoes. It is so delicious.  It’s still one of my favorites meals today as an adult.

Olive oil, as you know, has many health benefits. First of all, it’s heart healthy – it won’t clog up your arteries, it has vitamin E and it’s full of antioxidants, it raises your HDL (the good cholesterol) and it tastes really good. It’s so rich and decadent unlike regular olive oil which has a lighter flavor.  I like bold flavor so I always opt for extra-virgin.

There are 3 types of olive oils.  Here are the differences:

Extra Virgin – considered the best, least processed, comprising the oil from the first pressing of the olives (best used for salads, marinades & veggies).
Pure – undergoes some processing, such as filtering and refining (best used for sautés & stir-fries).
Light – undergoes considerable processing and only retains a very mild olive flavor (best used for sautéing and/or frying chicken & roasted veggies).

Crisco was kind enough to send me over a basket full of goodies.  It contained four varieties of Crisco oil (EVOO, Olive Oil, Light Olive Oil & Omega-3 oil), a rubber spatula, a nice Crisco apron, a recipe book and coupons for Crisco oils.  I couldn’t wait to start cooking with my new apron, oils and spatula when I received the basket.  It was like a dream.  I have to be honest, I never owned an apron.  What I have are “cooking shirts”.  They are shirts I “use” to cook with because there are stains all over so seeing the apron was definitely a special treat for me and my nice clothes.  Hey, don’t laugh at my cooking shirt! lol

Now on to the great news! Crisco was also kind enough to offer one of my readers their very own basket full of goodies.  They will receive everything that I got (explained above) in the same cute basket and it’ll be very easy to enter.

FYI: If you want to try some awesome recipes, click HERE.

Main Entry

Answer this question: “What is your favorite kind of oil to use when cooking and why?”

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Thank you for entering & Good luck!

Giveaway ends on April 12, 2010 at Midnight EST.  The winner will be announced the following day with the help of RANDOM.ORG and will be contacted via email.

If the winner does not contact us within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

**U.S. residents only**

Full Disclosure:  Crisco sent us sample products for review purposes only. No other compensation was made.


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  2. Annmarie W. says:

    When I have to use oil (instead of just using Pam), I always use olive oil! It’s so much healthier for you & makes everything taste great!

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  9. I love using coconut oil when I make popcorn. Gives it such a good flavor!

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  12. since I cook two different ways…latin and Italian….I have two essential cooking oils, not one….evoo for italian (love the way it tastes!) and canola for high heat when cooking latin foods

  13. “What is your favorite kind of oil to use when cooking and why?”

    My faavorite oil to use is ofcourse – Extra Virgin! Love the taste and its health benefits.


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  15. I had already added your link to my blog 🙂 on the right side column.

    -Rachel 🙂

  16. I commented on your iVillage Dove Event post today! Left me wanting C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E .. 😮 *drools*