Monday, April 30, 2012

Bzzcampain: Filippo Berio Olive Oil

Bzzcampaign: Filippo Berio Olive Oil

Ooo I just love the description of this product in our bzzcampaign letter, "liquid gold". That it is! I am super excited to have been included in this campaign. I absolutely love cooking and the cherry on top was that I ran out of olive oil just yesterday and my package came in today! Yay! I can't wait to try out some of those delicious recipes I have been hoarding on Pinterest! We will be sure to keep you all in the loop and update with plenty of delectable recipes and mouth watering photos!

This campaign's bzzkit included:

The Filippo Berio Olive Oil Bzzguide
  • One 8.4oz bottle of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  •  Recipe booklet
  •  A "Mediterranean Way" brochure detailing the benefits of a Mediterranean diet (shopping list included)
  •  An olive oil substitution chart magnet
  •  A Filippo Berio Olive Oil jar opener

Below is some wonderfully useful information that I found in my bzzagent campain bzzguide. Bzzagent (www.bzzagent.com) has always provided us with a wealth of information to pass on to fellow consumers. I think it is a fabulous way to pass along great information and to help others learn more about the products we use regularly.

What's The Bzz?

Here is our straight from the Bzzguide "What's the Bzz?"

If you're looking for a simple solution to keep you on the path to a healthier lifestyle, look no further than Filippo Berio® Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You will soon discover the many ways that Filippo Berio can be a healthy and flavorful addition to your favorite everyday meals. From marinades and sauces to simply drizzling on salads and steamed vegetables, Filippo Berio is an easy addition to your daily routine. You get all the healthy benefits without compromising taste.
Filippo Berio Olive Oil is steeped in the Tuscan tradition and expertise of its founder, Filippo Berio. For nearly 150 years, they have been crafting distinctive olive oils that maintain a classic Italian flavor that stays true to the vision of their founder. Filippo Berio's commitment to excellence is reflected in their continued attention to detail, making sure that every bottle of Filippo Berio Olive Oil meets the highest quality standards.
Whether you're preparing a homemade salad dressing, cooking a family meal or making your favorite dip, you can count on Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil to deliver healthy, great-tasting recipes that you'll feel good about serving. -www.bzzagent.com

The Scoop

Straight from the bzzagent website:

There are numerous uses for Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil and they are growing every day as people continue to learn more about its health benefits and versatility. Check out and share the tips below, then visit the Campaign Homepage for even more.
  • Salad Dressing: Whisk together 1/3 cup of wine or cider vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil until well blended. Serve over salad greens.

  • Pasta Perfection: Place 1/3 cup of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 2 large garlic cloves in a microwaveable dish and cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes, or until sizzling. Drizzle it over 1 pound of spaghetti; toss with fresh parsley, salt, and crushed red pepper.

  • Healthy Finish: Keep a cruet of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil on your table to drizzle and enhance the flavor of vegetables, baked potatoes, soups, and stews.

  • Marinade: Start with Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Mix in minced garlic, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper. Marinate fish, poultry, or meat, covered for two hours.

  • Condiment: Grind generous amounts of coarse sea salt and black pepper into Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Use as a dip for bread or a variety of raw vegetables (such as, celery, fennel, radishes, carrots, and red peppers) displayed in a large basket or bowl." -www.bzzagent.com
My Input

Our household has always preferred the taste and fragrance of olive oil over any other. Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil is just such a wonderful example of a good, quality product.

A few things worth noting in our bzzguide were the extraordinary benefits of substituting items such as margarine, butter, and other oils with olive oil.  The benefits of olive oil are phenomenal as well. Filippo Berio Olive Oil is:
  • Is high in monounsaturated fats (also known as "good fat")
  • Contains no trans fat or cholesterol
  • Contains no sugar, salt, or gluten
  • Can help reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as help control blood pressure and blood sugar levels

For more information and recipes for Filippo Berio Olive Oil, visit http://www.filippoberio.com/yourhealth/substitution

For more information about becoming a Bzzagent, such as myself, visit: www.bzzagent.com

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