Originally Posted by rayo de sol
I did the fridge test on Wegmans extra virgin olive oil. It has been in the fridge for almost 3 days, and most of it has remained a clear, thin liquid. There are some solid bits floating in the liquid and adhering to the sides of the bottle. So it seems that Wegmans olive oil is perhaps a mixture of olive oil and some other oil.
The thin puddle of mine in a dish took more than two days to thicken up, but it eventually did. Mine was in the door of my fridge, which is often opened by my children, who stare into it and then forget to close it completely.
I actually emailed Wegmans customer service. I did NOT mention I did the test, since mine was not run under the most scientific conditions. I did
suggest that given the recent publicity about olive oils that they might address what *their* quality control standards were in their little "consumer newsletter" part of their weekly grocery flyer. They emailed back saying they thought that was a good idea, and that as far as olive oil quality goes they rely on their supplier, who supposedly tests regularly and who they trust. Hm.