“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Snacks „
Very Nice...but i don't like olives
I didn't think I liked olives until I was encouraged (forced) to try some when on holiday in Portugal. They were amazing! Huge, fresh, plump and delicious so I spent the whole trip eating as many olives as I could find. I was sure that I wouldn't be able to find any of the same quality back home in England.
However, on my return I started the search. I've found nice olives in some restaurants and farmers market stalls but I've struggled with the supermarkets. Even the same brand and product in the same shop can vary from day to day. It was all very disappointing.
As a last resort, I picked up these Basics green pitted olives for just 99p. I wasn't very hopeful but I was very pleasantly surprised! They aren't the nicest supermarket olives I've ever tasted but they are the best value for money. Fresh olives tend to be very expensive and I'm not too fond on buying them in jars as they're don't taste as fresh.
These olives are tasty, plump, and fresh, although not as strong tasting as some more expensive alternatives they are still pretty flavoursome. They are served in sunflower oil but there isn't too much so they don't taste too greasy. It might be worth emptying them onto a tea towel to soak the oil up before eating though so you can taste the actual olives and not the oil.
The olives aren't huge, but there are enough in the tub to satisfy a craving, I'm glad they're pitted as it makes them a lot easier to mindlessly snack on then if they weren't. The only downside to this product in my eyes is that its far too easy to eat the whole tub very very quickly!
I have developed something of an olive addiction and last week I had a craving but I'd forgotten to buy a jar from the supermarket (I usually have some sat on my desk ready for when I get a craving). so off I popped to the Sainsbury's Local - that is situated close to my city centre workplace.
I went straight to the chilled section and I noticed this product - a 90g pot of Spanish green olives dressed in sunflower oil for 99p. I thought this seemed like a real bargain, because usually, if you purchase olives from the chilled counter you can expect to pay around £2 for them.
************* Nutritional Information **************
Per ½ pot:
Carbohydrates: 5.8g; (of which are sugars: 0.0g);
Fat: 2.7g; (of which are saturates: 0.5g);
Ingredients: Green pitted olives (95%); sunflower oil. Green pitted olives contain: green olives; salt; acidity regulator: citric acid; antioxidant: ascorbic acid.
Other nutritional Information: Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.
***************** Taste Test **************
I was very impressed with the quality of the olives in this pot - they had a delicious taste and the sunflower oil surrounding them really complimented the taste.
Personally, once I'd started eating these I couldn't stop! I devoured the whole pot in one sitting - which came to a calorie count of 98 - the same as a low fat packet of crisps. But this snack was much tastier and much more filling than a processed corn snack!
These olives had all of the pips removed and although each individual olive is relatively small this didn't affect the taste.
*************** Overall *****************
I was very impressed with this Sainsbury's Basic product because the olives certainly didn't taste basic to me! They were very tasty and no dissimilar to other branded olives that I have eaten.
This is certainly one no frills product I will be buying again. With 90g of olives for 99p, containing just 98 calories, you just can't go wrong. Five out of five stars!