- Verdial olives - meaty and flavorful
- In a marinade of herb, bay leaf, and garlic
- Just like from a market in Spain
- Contain pits
- Size - 5.6 oz/160 g drained wt
(en español abajo)
The olives in this jar are lightly cracked in order to take full advantage of the herb, bay leaf, and garlic marinade. The result perfectly captures the flavors of Old Sevilla, down to the crunchy garlic clove, which is mild as mild can be. La Tienda is the only place you can purchase these olives outside of Spain.
How we came to have these remarkable olives is another example of Spanish generosity. We were enjoying tapas one evening in Sevilla with the owner of a noted olive company. We were savoring tangy, firm cracked olives - one after another. We wondered out loud: "Oh, if we could ever get these in America." He was surprised to hear of the limited varieties of olives available in the United States.
We had hardly returned home when a package arrived from our new friend, Antonio. He had sent a custom product from a recipe he had developed - succulent cracked Verdial olives marinated with cloves of garlic, oregano, sea salt and a bay leaf or two. They tasted just like the ones we'd had that night, or the ones I would see in barrels at the local municipal markets!
Great when paired with aged Manchego cheese and sherry or beer.
¡Las aceitunas de este tarro son las mejores que hemos probado nunca! Carnosas y verdes, las aceitunas están ligeramente machacadas para aprovechar al máximo el marinado de hierbas, laurel y marinado de ajo. El resultado captura perfectamente los sabores de la vieja Sevilla, hasta el crujiente diente de ajo, que es de lo mas suave posible. Tienda es el único sitio donde los puede comprar fuera de España.
Cómo hemos llegado a tener estas buenísimas aceitunas es otro ejemplo de la generosidad española. Dejen que se lo explique. Estaba tomando tapas una tarde en Sevilla con el propietario de una destacada empresa aceitunera. Un colega y yo estábamos saboreando aceitunas machacadas cremosas y ácidas, una tras otra. Dije !Oh, si sólo pudiéramos conseguirlas en América!. Se sorprendió al enterarse de la limitación en la variedad de aceitunas que hay en Estados Unidos. Acababa de volver a casa cuando llegó un paquete de mi nuevo amigo, Antonio. Me había mandado un producto personalizado de una receta que había desarrollado: aceitunas Verdial machacadas, suculentas, marinadas con ajo, vinagre, oréganos, sal gorda y una hoja o dos de laurel. Sabían igual que las que tomamos esa noche, o las que veía en barriles en los mercados municipales locales. Son estupendas servidas con queso manchego curado y jerez o cerveza.
Verdial olives with pits, garlic, oregano, bay leaf, water, salt, citric acid (acidulant), lactic acid (antioxidant), Vitamin C (antioxidant). Pasteurized.
Serving size 4 olives (15g) Servings per container about 13. Calories 34.1, calories from fat 26.1. Total fat 2.9g (4.5%), monounsaturated fat 1.5g, polyunsaturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 193.3mg (8.4%), total carbohydrate less than 1g (0%), protein 0g (0%). Not a significant source of saturated fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, C, calcium and iron. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Customer ReviewsAverage rating from 15 reviews Write a review
"top quality . best I tasted ."
David Zdan - Bradenton, FL - Oct 18, 2015
"These cracked green olives are not comparable to Greek cracked green olives"
Arthur Geisler - THE VILLAGES, FL - Oct 4, 2015
"Takes us back, close your eyes and you are back in Spain."
Peter D Colon - SUMMERVILLE, SC - Jul 14, 2015
"Love these olives. Will definitely order again."
Beth Wheeler - Beaumont - May 26, 2013
"I love them"
Antonio Navarro Jr - Covington - May 12, 2013
CJ - Marshfield - Apr 14, 2013
"My wife, friends and in-laws loved it. Great flavor and texture. "
Damir - Orlando, Florida - Jan 14, 2013
"These olives are delicious with the right blend of spices and garlic. I use them in my salads. "
Doglover211 - Coconut Creek, Florida - Jan 6, 2013
"Wow. These were some of the best olives I've ever had -- and I ate a ton of olives when I lived in Spain for about a year. Flavor is excellent, texture is firm, and the amout of saltiness is just right. A perfect snack with a beer on a hot day."
Scott - Apr 4, 2012
"Unique and delicious flavor. I tried one, ate 5 or 6, went back for a few more! I have to have a few more jars!"
profkathleen - Nov 20, 2011
Linda - Nov 13, 2011
"Good and exactly as described. Very mild green olives with good flavor. One of the jars leaked a bit during shipping but it was no problem. This company packaged everything beautifully."
didi - Jul 14, 2011
denny conway - Feb 28, 2011
"I love olives and these are my favorite olives. They are great for parties or a snack. I lived in southern Spain 5 years where I was in olive heaven. Happily, I discovered La Tienda (it was a little mail order catalog of 2-3 pages then) before we left Spain, so my Spanish olive supply was not interrupted by our return to South Carolina. "
Yvette in SC - Jan 11, 2011
"This is how an olive should taste. Firm, flavorful, and not the "pucker inducing" saltiness that you find in most "Spanish" olives today. Once you've had these you'll never want that jar on your grocery store's shelf again!"
Cj - Nov 10, 2009