La Tourangelle Infused White Truffle Oil, 8.45 Ounce Tin
- 100 % pure, expeller-pressed organic sunflower oil infused with White Truffle Extract (infused in California by La Tourangelle).
- ORGANIC SUNFLOWER OIL infused with natural and artificial flavor.
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No matter what they call it (truffle flavor, truffle essence, natural flavors related to the truffle) all "truffle oils" - every single one of them - use fake flavoring, specifically 2,4-dithiapentane. This is the main flavor compound found in truffles, similar to how vanillin is the main component of vanilla beans but can be made artificially. A few oils do contain tiny amounts of real truffles, but it's just for show; a "pure" truffle oil would require hundreds of dollars worth of white truffle just to make a few ounces of flavored oil.
If all truffle oils rely on the same compound that can be made relatively cheaply and consistently, how do the "better" truffle oils justify the higher price? First, they package them in fancy looking tiny bottles. Second, they use Italian olive oil as the base oil. The goal is to suggest (falsely) that the truffle flavor comes from real Italian truffles.
So while it's true that some truffle oils taste better than others, this is mostly (perhaps entirely) due to the quality of the oil used. La Tourangelle uses organic safflower oil, which is nearly flavorless. On its own, it does tastes more "chemically" than olive-oil based oils. If it took a lot of truffle oil to flavor a dish, this might be a serious weakness. But in reality it takes just a few drops to flavor a dish, so you're usually going to add additional fat anyway. You can put your savings towards the premium oil of your choice.Read more ›
I bought this brand to try (it was so cheap that it was worth to try) The difference in price between rolands and this brand is enormous, but also the difference in quality. I dont think truffle oil is a staple for the kitchen, unless you make rissoto three times per week, so if Im gonna make rissotto once per week or twice per month I will use the good stuff (especially the difference it makes in the dish).
This oil is very aromatic, but when you use it in your food it almost doesn't have any flavor.
It was very disappointing. I wont buy it again.
How about where it says in the label that "White truffles originate in Alba, Italy and are considered to many to be the most prestigious truffles"...do you suppose that means white truffles from Italy have anything to do with this concoction? Well, they don't. They might as well have written, "The sun is so and so many miles away from the earth." They put that sentence in just to further trick you so you think that you are getting an expensive product with a grand tradition behind it when all you are getting is some cheap oil with some synthetic chemical added to it.
They should be ashamed of themselves. Should they be allowed to sell you a synthetic chemical to eat? Maybe. Should they be allowed to market the product to convince customers that they are getting a product made with real truffles? No, they absolutely should not. We have food laws that are supposed to protect customers from this sort of trickery. The FDA has really dropped the ball on this.
Update: They are getting even trickier. Their label has now been changed to read truffle extract instead of truffle aroma. I called the FDA. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (see section 201 for definitions) has never defined the term extract. I was specifically told this on the phone by an FDA representative. She said because the term extract has not been legally defined by this act, anything can be called an extract. Thus, La Tourangelle can legally get away with calling something a truffle extract even if truffles weren't used to make it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered this one because w e love truffle oil so much and I like to try different versions. We did not find this to be flavorful enough to really make a difference in the dishes... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shopperdeluxe
Guess it's good, not an expert, truffle flavor on the cheap!Published 22 months ago by Adrienne0711
This is VERY impressive stuff. A little goes a long way. Adds more of an aroma, than flavor. But wow, anything fried, this would make taste amazing. Read morePublished on May 17, 2014 by K. C. Saechao
I decided I wanted truffle fries more often. So I bought this, went to In-N-Out and poured the truffle oil on them. Pretty close to what you'll find at restaurants. Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by Ed Figueroa
infused with truffle aroma.. smells stronger that it taste. iv'e had the truffle oil from legit brands and tasted well. Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by giovanni lammoglia
I imagine the oil is great, but the container was dented when I received it, so I was concerned about its quality and safety and did not open it.Published on November 17, 2013 by rfe22