Recently a friend passed along a couple bags of Gloria's Harvest Olives for me to sample. I had never heard of this product but being a fan of olives was happy to try them out.I'll admit I was a skeptic about the bag until I gave these all natural pitted Greek olives a chance. Gloria's Harvest Olives are grown in the ancient fertile lands of the Mediterranean Coast and imported and distributed to certain states throughout the US. The pitted salad mix contained a well rounded variety of kalamata, green, black and blonde olives. They are hand picked and naturally cured, the flavor blend of olive oil, vinegar, sea salt, herbs and spices is truly fantastic. So, why the bag? Gloria's Harvest organization is committed to not only a high quality product but to sustainability and the preservation of our roots in mother earth. Shipping glass and brine half way around the world was not a carbon foot print they were interested in supporting. The innovative solution yielded a sophisticated 3 ply aluminated bag that allows for extended shelf lives without unnatural preservatives being added. (source)
They are conveniently pitted, fresh tasting and perfect for an easy hors d'ouvres option or a compliment to an antipasti! I encourage skeptics to give them a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. You can find these bagged olives at your local grocery stores produce section. Have you ever tried Gloria's Olives?