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Imported Greek Olive Mix

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Cesare


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Imported Greek Olive Mix
$19.99 + $5 shipping
CONDITION: Greek
PRODUCT:
1 Mani Foods Imported Greek Olive Mix
TYPE:
1.8kg Plastic Barrel without Pits,
1.8kg Plastic Barrel with Pits

Olivey website

In for one. Love olives!

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greenmonkey125


quality posts: 10 Private Messages greenmonkey125

has anyone ever tried these? This sounds great... but 4lbs of olives is a big commitment...

k1avg


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Yeah, buddy. I eat olives like it's my job.

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pblgov


quality posts: 15 Private Messages pblgov

i'm assuming this isn't kosher

k1avg


quality posts: 82 Private Messages k1avg
greenmonkey125 wrote:has anyone ever tried these? This sounds great... but 4lbs of olives is a big commitment...



No, but I've seen plastic jars of olives exactly like these (i.e., same shape and color, though I don't know from memory if they're the same importer and all that) in the Greek deli I frequent at least once a week, and they're legit Greek. The owner's name is Kostas, for goodness sake.

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greenmonkey125


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Along with my commitment issues, (and kind of in the same vein) does anybody know how long these would last if/after being opened? And should they be stored in the refrigerator? My guesses would be... quite a while, and yes. But I'd like to know if anyone's an... expert?

eastercat


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Does anyone know if there's a quality difference between pitted and non? For example, is the non pitted less processed?

if u cn rd ths u cn gt a gd jb, bt if u rt lk ths u r a mrn.

k1avg


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greenmonkey125 wrote:Along with my commitment issues, (and kind of in the same vein) does anybody know how long these would last if opened? And should they be stored in the refrigerator? My guesses would be... quite a while, and yes. But I'd like to know if anyone's an... expert?



Well, I'm no...expert, but yes, they'll need to be refrigerated after opening, and should last for a while. I had a jar of kalamata olives last well over eight months hidden in the back of my fridge in one of my college apartments. They'd gotten a little acidic by then, to be sure, but they were still, as it were, good eats.

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Anorion


quality posts: 36 Private Messages Anorion

Gluten free?

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k1avg


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eastercat wrote:Does anyone know if there's a quality difference between pitted and non? For example, is the non pitted less processed?



Well, by definition, yes.

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tytiger58


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Oh yea on these like sugar on a cupcake! I love me some Greek olives.

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k1avg


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CaptainWes wrote:Can we just get finefoods.woot.com rolling already and leave this site for the alcoholics?
Are these olives extra-virgin?



"Extra virgin," "virgin," and other such designations only refer to olive oil and depend on the process used to press the oil. There are not, to my knowledge, any such quality designations for whole olives.

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k1avg


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Anorion wrote:Gluten free?



Dude, they're olives.

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speedogirl2


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eastercat wrote:Does anyone know if there's a quality difference between pitted and non? For example, is the non pitted less processed?



Don't know if this helps, but someone at an italian market once used this analogy: pitted olives are like eating canned peaches and unpitted olives are like eating fresh peaches.

greenmonkey125


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eastercat wrote:Does anyone know if there's a quality difference between pitted and non? For example, is the non pitted less processed?



The pitting process (as I'm aware) is pretty simple and minimally invasive... well... as non-invasive as poking a pit out can be (I believe it's a mechanized process with a 'plus shaped' rod that goes in one side and pushes the pit out the other side). They're not chemically altered or anything for the pitting process. I just prefer the texture of olives that have stayed with the pit, but that's just my opinion.

k1avg


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speedogirl2 wrote:Don't know if this helps, but someone at an italian market once explained to me that pitted olives are like eating canned peaches and unpitted olives are like eating fresh peaches.



Sounds like they were trying to sell you some unpitted olives.

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worldofjohnboy


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Considering my wife and I don't care for olives, today's WW is "the pits" for us!

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eastercat


quality posts: 4 Private Messages eastercat

I love olives. These'll be excellent on the nights when I have dolmas, hummus and pita. In for one.

if u cn rd ths u cn gt a gd jb, bt if u rt lk ths u r a mrn.

speedogirl2


quality posts: 28 Private Messages speedogirl2

The photo of the product shows the unpitted olives as 2kg weight, and pitted as 1.8kg of weight, but the woot description states 1.8kg for either unpitted or pitted. Either the description is incorrect, or the photos are incorrect.

EDIT: Woot fixed the description. Yay they actually listen.

By the way 2 kg equals 4.4 lbs of olives.

greenmonkey125


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k1avg wrote:Dude, they're olives.



Translation: as olives are... olives, and not a wheat/rye/barley product, it's kind of impossible for there to be gluten.

eastercat


quality posts: 4 Private Messages eastercat
k1avg wrote:Well, by definition, yes.

Sorry, I meant processed in the sense that they lose their flavor. I normally buy my olives in small quantities and don't have them as often as I'd like.
However, it looks like speedogirl2 and greenmonkey125 answered my question.

Thanks for humoring this very tired wooter.

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NightGhost


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Here's some Olive Recipes.

and more from Explore Crete.

greenmonkey125


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oh and by the way, they have a website manifoods.gr if anybody is interested. And it's available in English (or Greek)!

k1avg


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eastercat wrote:Sorry, I meant processed in the sense that they lose their flavor. I normally buy my olives in small quantities and don't have them as often as I'd like.
However, it looks like speedogirl2 might've answered my question.

Thanks for humoring this very tired wooter.



Well, I suppose they don't lose flavor so much as they do "structure," making it easier for the olives at the bottom of the jar to get a little crushed and mushy. And you do sort of lose the experience of having to carefully gnaw at the olive and spit the pit out.

But then, pitted olives are so much easier to just grab a handful of and stuff in your face.

It all depends what you're looking for, but no, you won't see a discernible difference in flavor (or shouldn't, at least). And now that you're in for this, I doubt you'll want for olives for quite some time.

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k1avg


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greenmonkey125 wrote:Translation: as olives are... olives, and not a wheat/rye/barley product, it's kind of impossible for there to be gluten.



Aye, it's not olive loaf, after all.

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41susan14


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NightGhost wrote:Here's some Olive Recipes.

and more from Explore Crete.



Oh for heavens sake. Olive Recipes:

Unpitted olives: Eat Olive. Spit out pit. Repeat.

Pitted olives: Impale an olive on each of your fingers and thumbs. Eat olives off. Repeat.

Why adulterate yummy olives with other stuff?

k1avg


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41susan14 wrote:Pitted olives: Impale an olive on each of your fingers and thumbs. Eat olives off. Repeat.

Why adulterate yummy olives with other stuff?



I will happily donate my undeserved quality posts to 41susan14 for this pearl of wisdom.

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bitman


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k1avg wrote:Yeah, buddy. I eat olives like it's my job.



Slowly and while watching the clock?

mdnorman


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I can't believe I'm tempted. This is nuts.

hijakk


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Peppers? As in bell peppers?
Damnit, these sounded so good otherwise
I wish I didn't find peppers so horrible.

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zerac


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Not to insult you woot, but somebody missed the boat with the cheese in your picture. That cheese should have been Feta without a doubt. Oh well, I guess I'm not insulted by the cheddar.

k1avg


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mdnorman wrote:I can't believe I'm tempted. This is nuts.



No, dude. Olives.

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hjdttt


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Anybody have the dimensions of the barrel? I want to make sure this will fit in my fridge. And if I get a second, will it keep in a pantry for a while if I do not open? Yes, seriously. We like olives THAT much in our family.

vladistov


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greenmonkey125 wrote:Along with my commitment issues, (and kind of in the same vein) does anybody know how long these would last if/after being opened? And should they be stored in the refrigerator? My guesses would be... quite a while, and yes. But I'd like to know if anyone's an... expert?




I suppose this isn't the answer you are looking for, but I can assure you that the olives shall be long gone before they go bad. They're covered in brine, which means the microorganisms aren't going to have much a chance. If you use clean utensils to draw them out, your olives shall still be good this time next year. I've cured my own olives and found open jars hidden in the back of the fridge several months later that were just fine.

Eleni927


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k1avg wrote:Well, I suppose they don't lose flavor so much as they do "structure," making it easier for the olives at the bottom of the jar to get a little crushed and mushy. And you do sort of lose the experience of having to carefully gnaw at the olive and spit the pit out.

But then, pitted olives are so much easier to just grab a handful of and stuff in your face.

It all depends what you're looking for, but no, you won't see a discernible difference in flavor (or shouldn't, at least). And now that you're in for this, I doubt you'll want for olives for quite some time.



the thing no one's really mentioned and my main reason for going with non-pitted is that the pitted olives, to me anyways, have too much of the brine taste when you eat them. the hole where the pit was gets filled in after all, and though convenient it's too much for me.

kogaku


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k1avg wrote:No, but I've seen plastic jars of olives exactly like these (i.e., same shape and color, though I don't know from memory if they're the same importer and all that) in the Greek deli I frequent at least once a week, and they're legit Greek. The owner's name is Kostas, for goodness sake.



Similar experience, have had two of these jars (one black, one green, both with-pits as I recall), I don't remember the brand(s) on the jars and doubt it matters (was about 15-20 yrs ago). In for one of these tonight (via alternate spousal account to make use of the $5 coupon), have been wanting to get another olive jug for quite some time, and this was the ideal opportunity.

FWIW, I think that with-pits taste better, and, black taste better than green. But, since my wife insists on pitted, I'll have to endure the no-pits. (And since they're assorted, I'll be able to enjoy the black ones to me 'arts content.)

PS:

Anyone else find themselves logged OFF of Woot, and having great difficulty getting logged back ON tonight?

mdnorman


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Any ideas regarding how the strainer thing works? From the "top" picture, it seems that the lid doesn't completely seal the jar.

aspen128


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So the wine can only be shipped to the states listed, but what about the foods? Specifically, can this particular woot go overseas to a military apo?

kylemittskus


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aspen128 wrote:So the wine can only be shipped to the states listed, but what about the foods? Specifically, can this particular woot go overseas to a military apo?



Anywhere in the states. I seriously doubt they will The Strangers (2008)international.

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