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The white truffle oil I used to buy and love is no longer sold on Amazon in a large bottle. This had good ratings so I decided to try it. I made two huge bowls of pasta and poured this on without tasting it first. And it made everything taste so disgusting that I had to throw the meal out immediately. I thought that the pasta had gone bad.
But then I wondered if it might have been the truffle oil. So I put a note on the top of the oil bottle that says "Does this taste like chemicals?" I decided to taste the oil again a few days later in case maybe my taste buds were off that one day.
I tried it again a week later. It smells good. But it tastes like melted plastic, to me. Straight in the trash!
And I'll have to buy the good tasting oil (da Rosario 2x organic white truffle) online elsewhere.
I have used several different brands of Truffle Oil (which we all know is a lab isolated molecule-yummy so its not natural). This one tastes very little like real truffle. It is very strong (as stated) but has a very chemical and unpleasant smell and taste to it (even when using just a little bit). This is the whole reason you buy truffles or truffle oil is for the smell. If it is not pleasant, it is not a good truffle oil. Obviously this is very subjective but the best oils I have had are Rollands black truffle oil and Urbania . Truffle hunters is very expensive compared to these two. I think the claim they make of it being double strength is because they don't know how to make a good smelling truffle oil like the other aforementioned brands.
Edit: I am updating my review. I have managed to find a place where you can make your own truffle oil. A black or a white truffle oil with natural or original. I have to be totally honest. It is AMAZING. I used my own olive oil and its light years ahead of this stuff. It smells amazing! The black one smells EXACTLY like real truffles. (which some people might not like). There is an earthy mushroomy complexity to it that tastes and smells just like real truffles. The white truffle AROMA (remember what I am saying here if you are trying to google them.) The TRUFFLE AROMA is so good that its better than any other oil I have had. You can order a sampler to about 500ML for around $13. I ordered two small bottles for $26 so I get a FULL liter for $26 plus the cost of the oil. So much cheaper and SOOOOOOO much better. I even took the empty small bottles of TRUFFLE AROMA and put them in a plastic container with a bunch of sea salt and eggs. GUESS WHAT?? Now I have TRUFFLE AROMA sea salt and truffle eggs. The Truffle Essence and aroma is so strong that I keep adding eggs and eating them a day or two later. I LOVE THIS STUFF! Absolutely genius for truffle oil lovers like us. I have no idea why they don't sell on Amazon yet. It was not easy for me to find them. I have already ordered more! Feel free to thank me when you can find them :D
I rarely write reviews but I had no other way in this case to let them know that they delivered a bad product because the item was not returnable. I LOVE truffles and truffle oil, especially the white, but believe me when I tell you that this oil was RANCID. I was so excited that I had already drizzled it somewhat liberally on a large plate of pasta. Sadly it was so bad that I had to throw my dinner in the trash. I didn’t know there was such a thing as bad truffle oil but I learned.
We love to put white truffle oil on pasta, skinny fries and pizza. I had never used this brand but it was a larger bottle and rating had many stars. Opened it last night to eat on pizza crust...it was horrible! It must be me i thought so i gave some to my husband, who had an even more negative reaction. Today i found the answers online w same opinion. Can’t return open food item so i just threw $27 worth of rancid chemical tasting oil in the trash can.
I've tried many different truffle oils and this one is the worst. It has a very strong chemical taste. I added it to pasta and couldn't finish it (which never happens) because of the chemical taste/aftertaste. I tried it separately apart from the pasta and that's the flavor I pick up on, regardless of the amount used.
Would give it ZERO STARS if I could! The infused favoring was overpowering and did t mask oil which had gone bad! YOU CAN NOT RETURN this item so DONT TAKE A CHANCE. Infuse your own or find a different brand. Very, VERY DISAPPOINTED by this product which is SPONSORED BY AMAZON!