Monday, July 30, 2012

Hvar, Hvar, Hvar!

Ron, our friend and frequent travel companion in search of fine eats sent me a link to a web site advertising Golden Olive Oil from the Isle of Hvar, Croatia. (From Croatia came Ron's ancestors.)

This is a very special olive oil, we are assured, for it is infused with 24 karat gold flakes.

I am crestfallen. How could I have lived a full life without this luxury olive oil, complete with hand crafted wooden box, exquisite glass bottle, and get this: a card of ownership attesting to my good taste and furthermore, allowing me the privilege of buying a plain Jane refill bottle. You also have an invitation to visit the Isle of Hvar where this oil is crafted.

Here is an illustration. You may wish to shield your eyes against the glory.

I would guess that only Arabian Oil Sheikhs and perhaps Carlos Slim would buy this stuff.

I haven't looked at the price. Probably, if you have to ask, you can't afford it. I would have to walk the roadways, collecting aluminum cans for the rest of my life to afford this precious Golden Fluid. Maybe I can have a bake sale or two.

Perhaps I can start a fund for me, the underprivileged, and you, my loyal readers, can send donations to my PayPal account.

Wait, wait! Just a little more of this nonsense. How could anyone resist What's In The Box?
2 dcl of extra virgin olive oil with 24-karat edible gold flakes...
A handmade wooden box with a lock
An owner’s card with a unique item number
A serving glove and an anti-dust bag

I shall say no more.


Churpa said...


DonCuevas said...


I had overlooked the price in Ron’s email: it’s $900 USD for 2 dcl. I had to look up “dcl”. It’s 1/10th of a liter, what a steal! (A steal, depending on your point of view.)

Saludos, Don Cuevas

DonCuevas said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Churpa.

By chance would you be Steve and Tina's daughter, of People's Guide to Mexico renown?

Saludos, Don Cuevas

Mike Dunham said...

How can you say no?  only 444 left! those hard-working Croatian craftsmen have other things to do and they are just not going to make any more. Well.... maybe

DonCuevas said...

Mike, please, just buy just one, so that the rest of us have a chance!

Saludos, Don Cuevas

jennifer rose said...

Goldschläger is so yesterday.

Tancho said...

It's wasn't that special, the oil was lacking the fruit notes I was expecting. We used it to make some zucchini bread, to add a few gold nuances in the sliced presentation....
The Costco brand is a better oil, if you can live without the gold flakes.

DonCuevas said...

That's o.k., Tancho. You can give me yours. (The comment really cracked me up.)

Really; when we bought olive oil recently, we bought it at Bodega Aurrerá and got the house brand. "Bubba/Hound Dawg", who some of you may know from Mexconnect, had said it was good. My opinion is,  that it's the oil for those who could accept Nescafé Clásico Café Soluble as their personal instant coffee. We have. I'm having some now.

Saludos, Don Cuevas

DonCuevas said...

I knew of Goldwasser, but I had to look up Goldschläger.

The wikipedia page has some really weird drink mixtures.

Saludos, Don Cuevas