Last month our entire international snack blog was dedicated to British Snacks. At the first of this month we launched are long awaited online snack store. Our inventory currently consists of all British Snacks but each month this year we will expand our inventory to include a new country and their best sweets and treats. Now that our store is open for business our blog will get back to touring the world in search of the very best snacks anywhere. Well today, we are back in England again and for a good reason.
Our snack under review today is very unique and produced by a company with a fun name, Oloves. Oloves was founded in March of 2007 in West Sussex, England. Company founders lived in Spain for a stint and while there decided to sell pitted olives on the beach. They came up with their snack concept and decided to head home and take their business to the next level. The result, award winning, gluten-free, low calorie, healthy treats. Today they boast they are not a global company, however their product is in 14 different countries and their branding is by far some of the best we have seen in the snack industry. Let’s take a look at a few of the flavors offered by Oloves.
If you haven’t put it together yet, Oloves are olives. Not a typical snack you’d find in the US. I personally have spent time traveling aboard and living in England, and last I checked over there olives are not at typical snack item. That being said, we love items that are not typical! Our snack pack arrived from the UK and the first thing we noticed was the packaging. They arrived in matte finished small pouches with some bold styling and some 3D imagery of an olive in the center. The package is very high-end and quickly got us excited about the snack. In addition, the Oloves website is truly stunning. Even before we tried this snack we had an idea that we would like them. Our sampling includes Oloves Hot Chili Mama, Tasty Mediterranean, and Lemony Lover. Let see how they taste!
Our second sampling was the Oloves Lemony Lover. The first thing I personally noted was that the lemon flavor was not overpowering, something that is too common in lemon based snack items. Three out of the four testers truly enjoyed this version although all testers said this version was their least favorite of the group.
The last flavor of Oloves that we sampled was the Hot Chili Mamma. This is the one that most excited me personally. Pitted green olives with Habanero chilies sounds like a match made in heaven! Although it wasn’t until this particular test that I realized I like green olives to being with. I’ve always been a Kalamalata olive type of guy. This version of the Oloves was the most loved by the entire panel. The spice was mild but added enough zest to it to really round out this British snack. A side note about all three flavors, their epic website does not list them and being they came directly from the Oloves company we think they may be a test product for a future release.
Will World of Snacks offer the Oloves for sale online in our British Snack Store? We are not sure yet. We really do enjoy this snack but we feel for traditional snackers it may be a better fit as a bar condiment (these would be unreal in a martini). That being said when we do intended to extend our inventory passed traditional snacks from England. When we do, these unique and healthy treats will be on the top of the list. Next month we are launching our American Snacks segment of our international snack store and will ship our snacks to England and the rest of the world. To stay up-to-date with our progress and to receive special offers leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
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Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.