Easy snacking, no stones, no oil, no mess – Mr Filbert’s Olive Snack
Grabbing some olives, to take as an on-the-go snack, may not always seem an obvious choice, mainly because they can be a little messy but Mr Filbert’s have made things better with their Olive Snack range.
We were sent three varieties to try packed in handy 30g portion pouches which contain just enough to enjoy as part of a meal or to complement a drink.
Rather than swimming in brine or oil, Mr Filbert’s Olive Snack bags keep the contents a little drier for a more pleasant eating experience.
The olives have also been carefully pitted so there are no stones to deal with either.
Good quality olives have been selected which have a nice texture, neither too hard or too squishy and the flavour is full and fruity.
There are small flecks of herbs and spices providing evidence that real ingredients have been used to marinate the olives.
Kalamata Pitted Olives marinated with thyme & parsley
Wonderful moist and fruity black olives with a subtle herby flavour which is woody and fragrant from the thyme although the parsley is not very noticeable. The initial flavour is fairly faint but the herbal notes come later.
Kalamata & Green Pitted Olives marinated with sweet chilli & basil
Again, good flavoured black and green olives. The chilli is quite tame and to be honest we were expecting a little more kick. That’s probably not a bad thing as some people prefer their chillies not too hot. The basil adds some aniseed background flavour.
Green Pitted Olives marinated with fennel & coriander
Nice juicy green olives and in our opinion, this variety is the best of the bunch with a bright and exciting flavour. The fennel has a nice aniseed flavour backed up with the fragrance of coriander leaf which doesn’t have that characteristic soapy taste which some people notice.
Retailing at 99p per pack, which seems quite a lot to pay, but for the convenience of individual portions with less mess, there seems to be a logic in this.
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