We are excited to announce that Spartan Oil is officially an award-winning olive oil! The results of the 2015 Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition were recently announced and Spartan Oil was awarded TWO medals. The first medal is for the oil itself and the second is for package design.
The LA Competition is regarded as the most prestigious olive oil competition in the United States and among the top 5 in the world. This year's competition included over 500 entries from 14 countries. The judges are widely regarded as among the best in the world and spent 2 days tasting and rating olive oil (sounds like fun!).
While competitions are fun and can help validate the quality of a product, they are certainly not the end-all be-all of olive oil. For example, some of our colleagues in the industry had dramatically different results with the same oil at different competitions. Taste is a personal experience and the ratings of our customers are much more relevant to us. We are very proud of our perfect 5-star ratings on our website and on our Amazon.com product page.