Just a Handful of Olives

Just a Handful of Olives

June 5th, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed. 

Manzanilla [man-zah-NEE-ah] olives (aka Manzanillo) are among the most commonly eaten olives. You’ll find these oval, green-hued, small-to-medium sized olives on classic antipasto platters, floating in traditional martinis, and piled in bowls for simple snacking—usually pitted and stuffed with bright red pimentos. Before you find them in those places, they are usually found in glass jars. Trader Joe’s likes glass jars, and we like glass jars filled with olives (we have many!). One of our buyers came across this very variety in a unique, two-serving package not made of glass; we knew right away that we (and you!) were going to eat this manifestation of Manzanillas right up (excuse our ending the sentence in a preposition – it was a turn of phrase we couldn’t refuse).

These Manzanilla Olives come from warm and sunny southern Spain, where some of the oldest olive farms still exist, and from whence this variety (also called “Spanish Olives”) originates. Our supplier harvests the olives by hand at peak harvest time, and then pits them. Rather than jarring and brining them, our vendor simply seasons them lightly with sea salt and packs them into two-serving pouches. These handy packs are the ideal size for snacking, and they eliminate the need for cracking open a full-size jar.

Stash these olives for unforeseen olive cravings. Use the perfectly portioned packs for cooking or cocktails. However you enjoy them, Trader Joe’s Just a Handful of Pitted Salted Manzanilla Olives will prove to be tasty, convenient, and a great value at just 99¢ per 1.05 ounce package (about ten olives). That’s right… 99¢. That’s a value that allows you to keep a handful of money in your pocket. Find them in our grocery aisle, by the olives in glass jars.

Ingredients: Manzanilla Olives, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Lactic Acid.

NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers…;Contact our Crew for current price and availability.

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