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We read or heard somewhere that the Greek economy wasn't doing so hot. We also read or heard somewhere that Greek people have lots of olives. So we figure it's just a matter of time before olives become a form of currency in Greece. And then they'll be a form of currency in Europe. And then you'll be able to buy that island you've had your eye on.

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Imported Pitted Greek Olive Mix
$22.99 $36.00 36% off List Price

Imported Kalamata Greek Pitted Olives
$22.99 $30.00 23% off List Price

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Someone was just asking for these the other day...

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chipgreen wrote:Someone was just asking for these the other day...



yep!

bstromberg1


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Can't believe they are back! Finally! Thanks WOOT! These are incredible olives folks! In for 2 and questioning if I should have gone for 3. As they are in a brine, they are good for a long time so don't worry about that. Some have posted that they get saltier over time, however I have not noticed that. I just make sure to drain the brine to just cover the olives that are in there. On a side note, we've even used the extra brine on a brisket and it tasted awesome!

Did I say I love these! ;)

NurseyC2


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Bought one the last time, this time I am buying 2! These are the best I have ever had.

trismic


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Very tempting.

I spent 2 years on Crete, and have been mostly disappointed with the taste of Kalamata olives since returning to the USA, even "Greek" ones. Are these really good? It would be nice to get back to the taste I remember from 40 years ago.

I hear these store well, but is 6 months too long? Any thoughts on storage time?

shahnm


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My last jar went moldy *well* before I expected it to (stored in pantry). Are you guys keeping your olives in the fridge or pantry?

cmaldoon


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Winedavid39 wrote:yep!



Hey David... What's the chance we can see these in the black (with pits) version any time soon? I much prefer them that way and haven't seen them in a while.

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Winedavid39 wrote:yep!



WD: It was I who asked for these. Wifey will be very happy! Thanks much...

and for my second wish,

I would like some Corison Cab before the end of the year....New Years Day would be fine too!

bstromberg1


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shahnm wrote:My last jar went moldy *well* before I expected it to (stored in pantry). Are you guys keeping your olives in the fridge or pantry?



Once opened, it's to the fridge. I am just finishing a tub that I know are 6 months plus with no issues. You only need to remember to get them out early so they can "thaw" the oil, and the olives for that matter. Yes, it thickens the oil a bit.

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bobrush12866 wrote:WD: It was I who asked for these. Wifey will be very happy! Thanks much...

and for my second wish,

I would like some Corison Cab before the end of the year....New Years Day would be fine too!



yea, I wish too. I think cathy is tired of hearing from me after all.

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Winedavid39 wrote:yea, I wish too. I think cathy is tired of hearing from me after all.



Say it ain't so!

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shahnm wrote:My last jar went moldy *well* before I expected it to (stored in pantry). Are you guys keeping your olives in the fridge or pantry?



I kept mine on the counter for just shy of a year. I primarily use these to make tapenade and only occasionally as a snack, so they tend to hang around.

Make sure you only use clean utensils to scoop them out, or wash your hands before sticking them in. Also, you'll want to change the brine after several months - empty out the barrel, mix up some salt and water and put everything back in.

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cmaldoon wrote:Hey David... What's the chance we can see these in the black (with pits) version any time soon? I much prefer them that way and haven't seen them in a while.


Haven't had this brand and was ready to pull the trigger until I read this post. I assumed these were black Kalamata. Am I missing something here?

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In for two! I love olives and can never pass this one up. Now I am craving olives. I live in Plano, is it possible for me to drop by Carrollton and pick some up??

glaicius


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cmaldoon wrote:Hey David... What's the chance we can see these in the black (with pits) version any time soon? I much prefer them that way and haven't seen them in a while.



I think these are the same as the ones in the black container, except that these are pitted.

Can anybody else weigh in?

glaicius


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These are awesome olives. I should have ordered more than one container last time they were offered. I can not find them anywhere else. Even when I tried to get them through whole food websites and amazon I couldn't find anything that could compare.

I'd rather have them with pits, as I think they aid in keeping the flavor trapped in.

As far as how long they last once opened, I can only attest that they last you at least 3 months in the pantry.

I'm in for 3 this time.

cmaldoon


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pseudogourmet98 wrote:Haven't had this brand and was ready to pull the trigger until I read this post. I assumed these were black Kalamata. Am I missing something here?



glaicius wrote:I think these are the same as the ones in the black container, except that these are pitted.

Can anybody else weigh in?



Yes, I really enjoy the flavor and the quality/mix of these olives. I just find the texture of olives with pits more to my liking (and they take a bit longer to eat!)

The Black container (not black olives, black jar) was the one with pits while the red has always been pitted.

I'd buy these elsewhere too if I could find them but as far as I can see Woot gets these direct from the importer and I don't know who else does.

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klezman wrote:Say it ain't so!








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rpstrong


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Bring back the pits!!! They are so much better. I'd be in for three - damn, they're good!

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Woohooooo! These usually are featured on Woot in the middle of summer, but I never saw them and have been depressed for months. I am in for at least two.

I have purchased both the pitted and ones with pits, and agree that there is more flavor when these olives have pits. However, I think the pitted olive mix still is fabulous and is great for serving on their own to chopping up and using in recipes.

I know people in past Woots have said these are too salty and have recommended washing them, but I haven't found the need to do that.

Also, I haven't had a problem with the brine/olives going bad and have waited at least six months to open a container. Once opened, I have put the big jug in the refrigerator, but also have separated them out into smaller containers with the brine so as not to contaminate the whole lot.

Just my three cents ...

ThatKoolChica


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These make excellent dirty martinis!!! Yum yum yum!!

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Just buy them... they are very high quality... worry not!

Once opened, I do keep them in the fridge... they will last a great deal longer, and you don't have to hassle with making new brine, or other tedious things... 'sides, they usually don't last long enough to get weird or strange on you... I try to max out my order when they are offered... .

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These are the best!! I bought my first jar August 2012. Left on the counter for about a month, then I put it in the fridge. About two months ago I put the last cup of so into a small jar to save for the holidays. Just went and tasted them to be sure they were still good and .....they may not still be here by Tuesday.

Sheena3745


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I'm tempted, but broke & could probably only manage 1. Questions for the experts, please:
1) I've never had these. Is the mixed jar a good idea for a newbie about Greek olives?
2) What's the jar's volume? (1.8kg doesn't say much) Just roughly would do, or even how many olives it fits (not sure of the olive size either).
Many thanks & happy days!
Rosie

glaicius


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Sheena3745 wrote:I'm tempted, but broke & could probably only manage 1. Questions for the experts, please:
1) I've never had these. Is the mixed jar a good idea for a newbie about Greek olives?
2) What's the jar's volume? (1.8kg doesn't say much) Just roughly would do, or even how many olives it fits (not sure of the olive size either).
Many thanks & happy days!
Rosie



Rosie, buy the mixed olives container. It'll give an array of flavors and textures for you to try.

Personally, I think these are the best olives I've ever tasted state side. I'm always going to specialty shops and little Italian and Mediterranean type stores to find great tasting olives. So far non have compared to these.

I've never had their pitted olives, and as another post mentioned, the ones with pits have more flavor. Regardless, I purchased one of each.

As far as volume.....1.8 kg is very close to 4 lbs. I couldn't tell you exactly how many olives though. Ha ha. If you are trying to imagine volume, I'd say that one container would probably fill a normal size blender 1.5 times. But I'm just guesstimating.

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glaicius wrote:... one container would probably fill a normal size blender 1.5 times...


Exactly the kind of estimate I was looking for. Thank you!
Thanks also for the recommendation. My palate has gotten adventurous in my old age & I'm trying lots of new flavors.
Rosie

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Has anyone compared these to the Roland brand? I had been looking at trying them but hadn't pulled the trigger because of the mixed reviews.

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chado006 wrote:Has anyone compared these to the Roland brand? I had been looking at trying them but hadn't pulled the trigger because of the mixed reviews.



Seems like almost every review is glowing.

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kylemittskus wrote:Seems like almost every review is glowing.

Except the moldy one, and I think there were a few additional on earlier offers as well.
Still, I finally grabbed one, but would have preferred pit-in.

CT

elocinoco


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I adore these olives. I prefer they have pits but I will definitely take them pitted. Great price for the amount and quality of the olives.

As for the moldy reviews, I am wondering if people are mistaking the olive oil/brine for mold? If kept in the fridge, the oil/brine does clump and look odd. And if kept out on the counter, the oil looks scummy because of the oil and olive pieces.

Whatever the reason, I keep my opened jar in the fridge and have never had a problem with mold.

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Just received 2 jars of the mixed olives. One of my jars lids was busted, and leaked all over inside of bag / box. Not sure if that jar is safe to eat / store.

HELP WOOT!

On a side note, anyone use the brine for dirty martinis? Seems like it may be to oily to use for this.