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I personally love olives, black or green I like the bitter taste. But no one in my family likes them. I think they are like marmite.

beccatavender
3 weeks ago
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angelik
angelik3 weeks ago

Loathe them unfortunately. I want to like olives, but I've tried them several times and just don't like the taste.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

My sister is the same, I love them with Feta cheese or on their own.As I've gotten older my taste buds have completely change and I now like bitter things, I even like grapefruit juice πŸ™‚

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seasider71
seasider713 weeks ago

I'm an olive lover. I like them on their own or in various dishes. I also like them stuffed with garlic, pimento or anchovies and marinated with lemon and herbs.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

Have you tried olive bread ? It's delicious

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seasider71
seasider713 weeks ago

beccatavender Yes I have. Very nice.

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davey184
davey1843 weeks ago

Horrid in my opinion, taste like unsweet, unripe, greasy grapes. But everyone has their own taste and I will always respect that.

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didbygraham
didbygraham3 weeks ago

love olives especially stuffed ones - with cream cheese, or even better jalapenos. The wife hates them which means I dont have to share. Image

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

I love olives, but no one else in the house does my husband bought me a massive jar from Lidl Image

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ACR
ACR3 weeks ago

I really like them. I usually buy them pitted to save time. They are also my favourite pizza topping.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

They are so much better pitted, the pips are really big. I only made that mistake once πŸ™‚

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble3 weeks ago

Only had them once and thought they were nothing...I do like Marmite actually!

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 weeks ago

I like the Spanish olives with pimento inside but not as keen on italian olives. I'd typically use them in a salad. It's pretty much like eating sea water though, very salty, you can't really taste much of the olives themselves. They definitely work well in a salad though. I don't like the one's in Home Bargains or Lidl's they seem very low quality to me with the olives having a softer more decomposed flesh which I think is more typical of Italian olives in jars. I should add I'm referring to olives in brine in jars. I haven't had much experience with other types. I think I had some from the chill counter from sainsburys sometime ago but don't remember them being much better.

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva3 weeks ago

I would rather have marmite than olives as I like marmite but don’t like olives

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19633 weeks ago

Yep .Marmite for me as well.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry3 weeks ago

I have an olive tree in my garden and desperately waiting for it to produce, my other fruit trees are doing well, funny how you eat what you grow even though your not keen.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 weeks ago

Olives dont fare well in a UK climate unfortunately.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 weeks ago

MelissaLee1963 My olive tree is not in the uk.

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Yahya
Yahya3 weeks ago

Olives on their own not that great, chucked in a mixed salad they taste lovely

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ch7leach
ch7leach3 weeks ago

Never have liked them, I do however keep trying them from time to time to see if one day I do but still not convinced of that.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen3 weeks ago

I don't think I've tried them whole or chopped up I can't remember πŸ™ˆ but the oil is nice

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19633 weeks ago

All my life I have wanted to like them because they are so very good for you. I am a trained hypnotist and have studied NLP and Psychology. I have done just about anything and everything to render them acceptable. Changed size,texture,colour and still I deplore the things although I can hold one in my mouth for about 40 secs. As Kryptonite is to Superman as magnets are to Daleks so are olives to me. My mum eats em by the bucketload. Oleuropein is the pungent yerkiness that is to blame.Heard them referred to as balls of hell. Image

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer2 weeks ago

Loathe them. Its a grape gone wrong lol

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 weeks ago

Very wrong lol. Even grapes are graded with me .Black seedless at top and sour green a can do but not nearly so enjoyable.I am more fussy than I had given credence to lol

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sunny101
sunny1012 weeks ago

Up until a few years ago I didn't like them but tried them at a local food festival. They were the size of small plums and they changed my opinion, forever. I'm still very picky about which ones I buy because many of them are just 'salty demon nuts'. That said, I've obviously moved over to the dark side because I also love a spoonful of capers.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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2 weeks ago

I like capers, gherkins and jalapeno pepper. I like things which have a bit of a bite. However I don't like, cucumber or tomatoes unless they are dried πŸ˜„

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NatalyKroxa
NatalyKroxa2 weeks ago

Love them, and eat them very often.Only I in my family eat them, other members dont like .

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GSM
GSM2 weeks ago

Love them but the only brand I buy which I love is fragata, it is Spanish and they sell in Waitrose and Tesco. The piquillo pepper ones are amazing.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 weeks ago

There is something about Spanish olives that are better in my experience but I've never tried those so will have to give them a go.

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GSM
GSM2 weeks ago

BonzoBanana definitely to give them a go. Last time they were in offer in Waitrose and bought around 6 bottles.

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flynny39
flynny392 weeks ago

It's a loathe from me, I've tried them and simply can't bear the consistency feeling in my mouth

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barbarabanks47
barbarabanks472 weeks ago

I don’t like them at all I have tried over the years but never acquired the taste

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Fresh olives are better, I even like olive oil and bread πŸ™‚

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janetchamb7964
janetchamb79642 weeks ago

Love love love em!

Half a jar in fridge right now .I tuck in almost every time I open the fridge . Irresistible!!

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bethgriff
bethgriff2 weeks ago

Love black olives, hate green olives!

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