Olive oil

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How do you tell if olive oil has gone rancid? I’m incredibly sensitive to smell and whenever I open the bottle, I find it smells like alcohol. I really don’t want to use it, and anyway I much prefer actual olives. Could the plastic bottle have desintegrated into the oil?

And can you throw oil out by just emptying it in the sink? Or toilet? Hmmm…


  • Don’t dump it in your sink, you’ll clog up your drain! Trust me on that one. I think you basically have to throw it out.

    How old is your Olive Oil? If stored in a cool place, it should last quite a while, but if it’s been getting warm, it may well be bad. The plastic bottle may certainly have contaminated it – most plastic bottles leech toxins into the liquids they carry, and should be avoided.

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