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Olives to Go! - Healthy Snacking That Tastes Good! Review and Giveaway [Ends 11/21]

I try very hard to stay focused on my health and selecting the right foods for my diet (that aren't too expensive!). It can be especially hardest for me around lunch time these days and ESPECIALLY around the afternoon slump (between 2 and 4 pm!). I get a major craving for chips or chocolate or SOMETHING. So I couldn't wait to try out Pearls' Olives to Go! and add that to my snack routine.

The Musco Family Olive Company built the name brand we all know as Pearl Olives. It's a privately held family business and is the leading supplier of table olives in America. Isn't that incredible? Started by Nicolo Musco he worked in his family's merchant business to sell olives, cheese and other foods from village to village all from his donkey-driven cart. In 1922, he moved from Italy to New York and started his own Italian food distributorship. He then moved from New York to Northern California and started his dream to create olive oil and olives. In 1960, he passed the business onto his two sons Nicholas and Damian and the business grew quickly. In 1987, Nicholas' son Felix followed in his father's (and grandfather's) footsteps and continued the family business. I love when a company has family roots like this! It shows the care and love that goes into the product. Read more about their company history here.

I tried four different types of olives - Black Pitted, Pimento Stuffed, Sliced Black Olives, and Kalamata Olives. THESE WERE SO GOOD! Both my mom and my older brother enjoyed them! For me personally, I enjoyed the pimento and the kalamata olives the most. These tasted fresh and was the perfect amount for me! My mom also had the unique idea of tossing the sliced black olives into soup! I tried that with a black bean soup I brought with me to lunch and it was a great addition. I would say these snack packs are kid AND grown-up friendly.

So, for a 4-pack, expect to pay about $3.50 or so in your local grocery store. I think this is a fantastic deal for a lunch time snack! It's also a much better choice than having chips or crackers during lunch.

If you want to buy Olives to Go, check out where you can purchase Olives to Go near you!   Also make sure you follow Olives to Go on Facebook and Pinterest.

Best of all, I get to giveaway the four flavors of Olives to Go to one of my lucky readers!

Enter via Rafflecopter below. The giveaway ends on 11/21.
a Rafflecopter giveaway I received complimentary boxes of olives in exchange for my honest review.

Comments

  1. I would love to try all 4 flavors!

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  2. I'd like to try their recipe for Super Scones. A savory scone with olives sounds yummy!

    Nancy
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  3. The Caprese Sandwich with Olives sounds great to me!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  4. i would love to try this recipe and many more Chicken Pita with Olives, Feta and Yogurt Sauce this sounds yummy!!! thanks for this chance

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  5. I would go with the featured recipe Black Olive Bruschetta. Right away this one caught my eye.

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  6. Super scones with olives sounds wonderful and I think I want a scone to munch right now.

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  7. I love finding new recipes- cannot wait to try some of them.

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  8. wow wow wow, there are several recipes that look good. the pictured black olive bruschetta looks amazing but the south of the boarder dip, black olive lasagna or olive salsa cruda sound yum yum too! i love olives, green andblack, stuffed or not, pitted or unpitted :) i think i hit the jackpot with these recipes :)

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  9. I would try black olive pizza. Yummy!
    Cynthia

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  10. I would make the Infusions Olive™ Tapenade.

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  11. I would like to try Santa Fe Chicken Enchilada Stacks

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  12. I would love to try all 4 flavors!, they all sound great

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  13. I'd love to try the Black Olive Lasagna.

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  14. when visiting ur fb page and coming back the button says i follow on twitter??

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  15. weird tried again now it doesnt any who i love lasagna and the black olive lasagna sounds delish thanks for your generosity

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  16. I think the recipe I'd be most interested in trying with these yummy olives would have to be the Pepperoni Olive Florets, would be the perfect sandwich garnish

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  17. Black Olive Bruschetta

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  18. I would love to try all four flavors

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  19. I love using pearl olives in antipasta salads

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  20. I would jus eat them plain. I LOVE them that way!!

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  21. Comfort Food: Home-Style Mac & Cheese with Olives

    i love it!

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  22. I would Definately make the Meatless tacos. Looks delish!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  23. I would make the South of the Border 7-Layer Dip if I didn't eat them all first.

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  24. I would love to make the chicken enchilada stacks!

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  25. I would make the Prosciutto Wrapped Olives.

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  26. I would go with the featured recipe Black Olive Bruschetta.

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  27. I'd love to make their Chicken Pita with Olives, Feta and Yogurt Sauce!

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  28. South of the Border 7-Layer Dip

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  29. I would love to try the Santa Fe Chicken Enchilada Stacks they sound so yummy.

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  30. South of the Border 7-Layer Dip, please for me!

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  31. I would like to try the 7 Layer Olive Drip. Thanks for the chance!

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  32. I'd make the Santa Fe Chicken Enchilada Stacks. Yum!

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  33. I would love to make the Black Olive Pizza!

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  34. maybe the Santa Fe Chicken Enchilada Stacks recipe

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  35. I would make the 7 Layer Olive Dip.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  36. I would love to try the Spicy Buffalo Olives. Sounds like a good recipe for a potluck.

    nonna(dot)yrbis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. We would have the pizza party! My kids love pizza & they love olives - this is a win win for everyone.

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  38. I would make the black olive pizza
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  39. I can't wait to try the Fabulous Pasta salad... as well as some of the other recipes!! They look so yummy!! Thank you!!

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  40. I would make the Prosciutto Wrapped Olives.

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  41. For starters I would make the Greek Style Lemon Chicken (I would need a few extra olives to sustain me while I cooked.)

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  42. The Spicy Buffalo Olives sound so yummy!

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  43. I'd try the Black Olive Pizza, my favorite kind of Pizza!

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  44. They all look great but I would make the Black Olive Bruschetta first!

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  45. That Fabulous Pasta Salad looks delicious!

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  46. My favorite lo cal snack!

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  47. South of the Border 7-layer Olive Dip!

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  48. The Black Olive Pizza sounds amazing! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  49. My husband would adore the Meatless Lasagna.

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  50. I would make black olive pizza. It's cold outside and nice to turn on the oven.

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  51. i would love to make the 7 layer olive dip or the fabulous pasta salad

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  52. I would like to make the Black Olives Bruschetta

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  53. love oldies never enough especially in everything including olive loaf. thank you for this give eay pasta salad amazing

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  54. The black olives bruschetta... Thats IF the olives even make it through prep... I'll probably eat them all first.

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  55. I love olives on pizza - so that!

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  56. I'd love to make the 7 layer olive dip. It looks and sounds so yummy.

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  57. I would make the black olive pizza, my son LOVES olives!!! :) thanks

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  58. Black olive pizza...yum. I love black olives on my pizza.

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