When a dear customer told us there was a bug in the colatura, we couldn’t believe it. A bug? He said, not a problem, I don’t have a problem with the bug, I just wanted to tell you, dear Gustiamo. (BTW, I’m always amazed at how lovely and understanding our customers are.) But we wanted to see the bug and he was nice enough to send the bottle of Colatura back to the Bronx. Yes, there is a bug, perfectly conserved, in this amber salty liquid. Can you see it?
I immediately called Giulio Nettuno. He said it happens. Rarely (in fact, it is our first time, after 13 years of importing their Colatura), but it happens. When we bottle the Colatura, Giulio said, bugs are attracted by the strong smell and go for it. He was very nonchalant about it. So are we. If it happens to you, do not worry. It’s just an indication that the product is handmade. Things happen!