“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Snacks „
When it comes to olives I think really your either a lover or a hater of them. Me, I absolutely love them! In particular I love stuffed big green ones (no stones and fresh!). However I'll have what ever when it comes to olives and the other day I saw these black ones and decided to give them a bash!
Gold 185g gold tin with ring pull to the top of it. Around the middle of the can, (black at the front and light blue on the back of the label) in lilac writing I'm told that they are Sainsbury's Pitted Black Olives that are 'Ripe black olives in brine bursting with flavour'. There is a picture of a black olive and I'm told the size of the can (which I have told you already) and I'm told the best before date is stamped on the base (which it is). On the back of the can in black and white writing I'm given a list of ingredients and given allergy advice, nutritional information, I'm told once they are open to keep them refrigerated, contact details for Sainsbury's are given and finally there is a bar code on there. Nice, attractive packaging I do say!
30 shiny, black olives none of which had stones in (I was told on the back on the can to watch for those just in case). The can is packed full and all of the olives are similar in size and of decent size at that. The brine they are in looks a really blackish colour when you first see it which means you can't really see the olives but when you've eaten some and look in the tin the brine juice is simply a dark brown slightly stained colour.
Taste wise with these I was really impressed with them to be honest. Light and delicate in flavour, they tasted really as you would expect a fresh olive to although slightly more moist I think as they have been sat in liquid but saying that they arnt just slushy messes they still have a slight bite to them and a good texture. There's an aroma to them which is natural and all round I think at 69p they are true bargain! Not only are they cheap but because they are not sat in olive oil and only in salty water they are really healthy in the old calories so great to snack on!
They make a great snack but you can of course drain them well and use to them to cook with which is simply great cos in that case you always have them to hand and if you do purchase fresh olives you will be aware that they don't last all that long so for someone like me they are perfect! Tasty, not at all bitter sure they're not quite as fresh as 'fresh' but they don't lack in the flavour department and are not soggy offerings!
water, Black Olives, Salt, Ferrous Gluconate.
Due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product, it is not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.
Suitable For Vegetarians.
Nutritional Information....Per 100g....
Carbohydrate: less than 0.1g
of which is sugars: 0.1g
of which is saturates: 2.3g
Only available in Sainsbury's! 69p for small 185g can (which is one I reviewed) but also is available in 400g size for 99p!