There was success overnight for Croatian olive oils at the prestigious New York Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC).
A total of 40 out of 45 Croatian olive oils were awarded last night in New York at the world’s largest olive oil competition in front of 200 journalists and olive oil producers and food industry professionals.
Around 1,000 entries from 27 countries were judged by a panel of 18 expert judges, including one from Croatia. The most entries came from Italy (253), followed by Greece (157) and Spain (153). Croatia submitted 45.
There were entries from the USA, Chile, Lebanon, China, South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, Slovenia, Japan, Egypt, Uruguay, Israel, Morocco, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Algeria and Argentina.
The NYIOOC | World Olive Oil Competition is the largest olive oil quality contest and its annual listing of award winners is widely considered the most trusted guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils. The complete list of award winners is presented on the Official Index of the World’s Best Olive Oils.
Croatian gold award winners included Exclusive Selection (Brist), Vergal (Novigrad), Vosten, Oliva Lucia Organic, De Kleva (Marija Bursic OPG), Plominka, Bozic Uje, Kozlovic and Fortica.
Results are presented on the official NYIOOC results website, bestoliveoils.com. You can check out all the Croatian winners here.