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Fresh Food Wednesday: A Review of Oloves

This is a review of Oloves. The company sent me a free sample in exchange for an honest review.
I love olives. All kinds of olives. From sweet black olives added to a Greek salad to tangy green olives tossed with Romaine, a salad just tastes better with olives.
So I was intrigued when I was asked to review a product called Oloves. Oloves are packaged, flavored, delicious olives. They come in sealed packages like the one pictured above, and you buy them in cartons of several packages. Each package contains a satisfying amount for a healthy snack, or enough to add zest to at least two entree salads.
I was sent four types of Oloves to try. My favorite by far was the basil and garlic flavored green olives. Oh my, oh my! Like an Italian FEAST. I ate them directly from the package and loved every bite.
I received one package of each of the following flavors to review:

  • Oloves Basil and Garlic
  • Oloves Chili and Oregano
  • Oloves Lemon and Rosemary
  • Oloves Chili and Garlic

Among these flavors, by far the best was the basil and garlic. The flavors blended well with a salad and with a dish of zucchini, chick peas and tomatoes that I cooked for supper one evening. The Lemon and Rosemary olives tasted great as a snack. I mixed a small dish of lemon and rosemary Oloves with fresh cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of feta, dressed it with the juices from the Oloves pouch, and it was perfect.
The Chili flavors were just too darned hot and spicy for me to get the full flavor of the olives themselves. The Basil and Garlic and Lemon and Rosemary Oloves contained green olives, while the two chili flavors used black olives as the base. I think the green olives themselves were superior in freshness and taste to any you can buy in the store. If I bought them again, I would definitely buy the basil/garlic flavors and maybe the lemon/rosemary flavors.

Source: Imelenchon, Morguefile.com

Oloves: My New Favorite Olive Brand
Oloves are a great idea. The little packs are sealed, so you can pack them in a child’s lunch box or in your own bag to take to work. There are no pits or stones, so you can just pop them in your mouth. They taste great and satisfy a craving for salty-fatty foods without sacrificing your diet or calories. Each package contained under 100 calories, so they made a great diet-friendly snack.
Olives themselves are wonderfully healthy for you and part of the so-called heart-healthy “Mediterranean diet”. ¬†Oloves are gluten-free, vegan and 100% kosher, so they fit into many different diet plans.
I really loved this product and look forward to purchasing more. I recommend it to anyone interested in a healthy snack option or who loves olives just as much as I do!
Disclaimer: I received four free packages of Oloves as part of this review from the company. I was not paid to endorse the product or to write this review, and this review reflects my own personal opinion of the product. The Oloves photo at the top is used under license from my Amazon affiliate link. If you click the picture, you can buy the product on Amazon, and I receive a small commission. This does not affect your price in any way.
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