For the third consecutive year, Goya’s extra virgin olive oils have won over the jury of the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC).
On this occasion, Goya’s Unico, Organic and Robusto/Fruity oils have won three gold medals, in addition to a silver medal for Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This means that the prizes for the 2020 edition bring the total number of medals won by Goya oils in this competition to nine, in addition to the more than 100 international prizes won by the brand in competitions and contests held on the five continents.
The four medals obtained by Goya oils in the NYIOOC highlight the value that Spanish extra virgin olive oil has to North American consumers. As Goya Spain’s Marketing Area states: “These awards are very important for us as they confirm that the quality of olive oil is increasingly important for North American consumers”. “Being recognized in the NYIOOC encourages us to continue in this direction and to extend our collaboration to companies and organizations in the sector that work to consolidate the culture of olive oil in the United States”, the company adds.
Taste and tradition united in quality
Goya Spain bottles and exports its extra virgin olive oils under the most demanding safety certifications. These include the British Retail Consortium (BRC) “AA” accreditation, an international standard that guarantees Goya’s handling of food for human consumption.
Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil is based on the careful selection of the Hojiblanca and Picuda olive varieties. With an intense green fruity aroma, its reminiscences of almond, tomato and apple stand out.
Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a blend of the Picual, Hojiblanca and Picuda varieties that guarantees an extraordinary sensory experience: an intense green fruity aroma, with notes of herbs and green leaves, and hints of tomato, apple, green almond and artichoke, it is somewhere between bitter and spicy in the mouth, balanced and elegant.
Together with Unico and Organic, Goya Robusto/Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil offers a concentration of green aromas from Hojiblanca and Arbequina olives, evoking memories of freshly cut grass, leaves, aromatic herbs, green tomatoes and artichokes. However, in Goya’s Robusto/Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil, this freshness is balanced by the intensity of the oil, providing sweet and pleasant sensations on the palate.
Lastly, Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil, extracted mainly from the Hojiblanca, Lechín, Picual, Arbequina and Manzanilla varieties, stands out for its delicate almond flavor. It is characterized by the balance and harmony between its subtle spiciness and bitterness.
Organized by the Olive Oil Times portal, the NYIOOC is one of the main international competitions and its results are considered the most prestigious guide to olive oil. In the 2020 edition, 900 olive oils from 26 countries were presented.