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The 2023 NYIOOC Competition recognizes Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oils as among the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the world

  • GOYA® Unico, Organics and Robusto Extra Virgin Olive Oils were awarded 3 gold medals. 
  • With these three awards, Goya’s track record at this competition leaps to a total of 16 gold medals won in the last six years. 
  • For the first time, the 2023 NYIOOC Competition was divided into hemispheres. Over 1000 samples were submitted in the Northern Hemisphere, with a notable number of organic olive oils.  

For the sixth year in a row, the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) once again recognized the extraordinary quality of Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oils. As such, the premium extra virgin olive oils GOYA® Unico, Organics and Robusto won three gold medals at the 2023 edition.  

 Goya Spain is home to the brand’s factory for olive oils, olives and capers. The factory is located in Alcalá de Guadaíra (Seville, Andalusia) and has become a world leader in the manufacture and export of these products from Spain. With these three awards, Goya has now been honored with 16 gold medals at the 2023 NYIOOC Competition. We are also celebrating the fact that GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oils have now won more than 260 awards at competitions and contests around the world.  

 As the General Manager of Goya Spain, Antonio Carrasco, highlights, these three gold medals are “a reward for our consistent hard work to offer consumers extra virgin olive oils produced from olives grown in groves in southern Spain”, adding that “Thanks to our raw materials and, despite the ongoing scarcity of rainfall throughout the season, we were able to offer a superior olive oil.”   

The CEO of Goya Spain stated that “we are extremely proud that the NYIOOC Competition awarded GOYA® Organics, our organic extra virgin olive oil.”   

About Goya EVOOs

GOYA® Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the result of meticulously selecting the very best Hojiblanca and Picuda varieties in Andalusia (Spain). GOYA® Unico olive oil provides a sensory experience with an intense aroma of fresh herbs, fruit trees and tomatoes. The fruity green aroma has prominent notes of almond, tomato and apple. 

On the other hand, GOYA® Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil is created from a perfect coupage of Hojiblanca and Picuda varieties from Andalusia (Spain), ensuring an extraordinary sensory experience: an intense and fruity green aroma, with notes of grass and green leaves, hints of tomato, apple, green almond and artichokes, with an elegant balance in the mouth. 

Last but in no means least, GOYA® Robusto oil is produced from the Hojiblanca and Arbequina olive varieties. Robusto of Andalusia (Spain) evokes hints of freshly-cut grass, leaves, aromatic herbs, green tomato and artichokes for consumers. The sensation of freshness stands out due to the intensity of the olive oil, which provides a sweet and pleasant taste on the palate. GOYA® Robusto is a highly balanced olive oil, with a sweetness as it enters the mouth, and an intense green aroma.

About the 2023 NYIOOC Competition

Organized by the industry publication the Olive Oil Times, the NYIOOC Competition is one of the main world contests and its results are considered to be the most prestigious guide to olive oils and their producers. Its panel of judges is made up of experts who follow a technical protocol to analyze each oil with respect to its characteristics and sensory qualities. 

For the first time at the 2023 edition, the competition was divided by producers’ origins into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. A total of 1084 samples were submitted in the Northern Hemisphere, with a high presence of organic oils (nearly 50%). 

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