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Entry from July 11, 2020
“How do you make extra virgin olive oil?"/"Use extra ugly olives.”

"Extra virgin” olive oil comes from the first cold press of the olives, but there are “virgin” jokes.

“And where do you get extra virgin olive oil? From exceptionally ugly olives, of course!” was posted on the newsgroup talk.politics.mideast on March 23, 1993. “How do you make extra virgin olive oil? Extra ugly olives” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on July 11, 2020.


Wikipedia: Olive oil
The grades of oil extracted from the olive fruit can be classified as:

. Virgin means the oil was produced by the use of mechanical means only, with no chemical treatment. The term virgin oil with reference to production method includes all grades of virgin olive oil, including Extra virgin, Virgin, Ordinary virgin and Lampante virgin olive oil products, depending on quality (see below).

Google Groups: talk.politics.mideast
State
Oded Feingold
3/29/93
(...)
And where do you get extra virgin olive oil?
From exceptionally ugly olives, of course!  (Couldn’t resist (*)).

Google Groups: rec.food.cooking
Virgin?
Jim Weir
1/19/97
(Sam J. Turner)
shared these priceless pearls of wisdom:
->Richard Thead () wrote:
->
->:  Actually, extra virgin comes from the first cold press of th olives

I was taught that virgin olive oil came from ugly olives....  {wink

Google Books
Gambit:
A Story of International Intrigue and Nuclear High Jinks

By Antoinette Falquier and Joseph Harned
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse.com, Inc.
2000
Pg. 252:
“I received a bottle of Casa del Frances Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Now I’ve heard of virgin, but what in the world does ‘extra virgin’ mean?”

“Really ugly olives, Sergei!”

Newspapers.com
3 February 2001, Sydney (New South Wales) Morning Herald, “Letters,” pg. 39, col. 7:
Looks aren’t everything
For the benefit of Kerry Robinson (Letters, February 1), I am reliably informed that extra virgin olive oil is derived from very ugly olives.
Peter Dougherty
Grafton, February 1.

Twitter
Chloe Tse
@coldv
ROFL @mikeroweworks:"what does extra virgin mean?” olive farmer: “really ugly olives” / “really?” / “no, I just had to say it”
7:07 AM · Mar 25, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/QuaereVerumm August 17, 2015
My boyfriend said, “Do you know how extra virgin olive oil is made?”
“How?”
“It’s made from really ugly olives.”

Twitter
Neal Boortz
@Talkmaster
Where does extra virgin olive oil come from?  Really ugly olives.
8:16 AM · Nov 30, 2016·Twitter for iPad

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/gumbywithaY December 28, 2018
where does extra virgin olive oil come from?
extra ugly olives

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/reg-reagen July 11, 2020
How do you make extra virgin olive oil?
Extra ugly olives.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, July 11, 2020 • Permalink