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Help! I am almost out of the olives I bought in Spain!

Apr 16th, 2007, 10:46 AM
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Help! I am almost out of the olives I bought in Spain!

I loved the olives that the restaurants served in Barcelona....they tasted different at each restaurant, but I enjoyed them all. I brought some home from the grocery at El Corte Ingles, but they are almost gone.

Has anyone found any similar olives in the US? What would I look for on the label? The olives in the stores that have the bins of "gourmet" olives seem to be Italian, and black, rather than green.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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Have you looked to see if they are sold online? What is the brand you are currently enjoying? You can google to see if those are sold either in the US or can be shipped directly to you.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Apr 16th, 2007, 11:43 AM
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Hi missypie, just don't buy any olives that are from Bari, Italy. I just read an article that the olives have boutolisim (sp) and are being recalled. They are sold under various brands and some are in cans and some in jars. I just read the article and then clicked on Fodor's and saw your thread so couldn't resists even though I know you want olives from Spain. Hope you can find them!
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Apr 16th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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Well, a nice case of food poisoning would certainly take care of my olive cravings! (Thanks for the warning.)
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Apr 16th, 2007, 12:30 PM
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Dear missypie:

Try this site:

http://www.spanishtable.com/

Good luck,

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Apr 16th, 2007, 12:35 PM
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Thanks for inducing my craving.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 12:38 PM
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check out www.queencreekolivemill.com to see if they have any type you like
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Apr 16th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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I also suggest The Spanish Table as well.

www.thespanishtable.com

My husband loves the olives stuffed with anchovies. I know I know. bleck! But they are delicious. Call them and they can help you put a box together.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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Do you have a Spanish restaurant nearby that might sell them to you? When we go out for tapas, we usually bring home a tub of olives. We're in the Chicago area, so that probably won't help you, but perhaps you have a restaurant that does the same.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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Go to google, type in the brand names and see what sources are available online. I have done this many times for products obtained on travels, that we ended up loving and wanting more.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 12:57 PM
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Try La Tienda online. I've ordered olives from them, as well as spices, and their service is very good.

http://www.tienda.com/

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