Roland Picholine Olives are medium size and greenish. They have a tart flavor and are imported with the pit. Packed in a brine solution, they are a full bodied olive with a balanced flavor.
- A pack of 5.5-Pounds
- Have a strong olive, woody flavor
The olives arrived in a thin plastic tub not in a metal container pictured on amazon.Even with a one day shipping the tub had a crack on the buttom and is was wet inside the package.I did’t bother to call amazon, because it was the second time,I had a problem with the olives.They were salty, and I had to rinse them several times. After that they were okay but not perfect.I won’t buy them again.I used to buy the 6.1 metal can picholine olives from Roland and they were perfect. For some reason they are not available any more.
These are delicious. Every one I’ve eaten so far has been firm and tasty, and I’ve had to look hard to find any that even have blemishes on them. I do find the brine taste a little strong for my liking, but a quick rinse in fresh water tones down the saltiness just enough. I also tried rinsing some and tossing them with olive oil and some herbs. I think I’m going to experiment with some different herbs to see what I like best because the oil and herbs definitely add to the enjoyment of these olives.
Note that they come in a plastic tub, not in the metal can that is pictured in on Amazon. It is still the same quantity, just easier to open and close.
DaphineSouth Bend, NE
It is not a good sign when you open your door and smell olive juice from a wet package three feet away. The bucket was broken and ALL of the olive juice was drained away. The plastic bucket was sealed with foil and a plastic lid. Then the bucket was wrapped in 2 layers of very heavy plastic. The bucket was broken, the lid was popped off, the foil was torn and the plastic bags were torn open. The box was at least twice as wide and high than the bucket, but there was no padding like air bags – just 2 mats to absorb the liquid, which had soaked the mats and leaked through the box.
Picholine are my favorite olive. These are on the salty side. I do not particularily like them. I have transfered the olives to glass jars, made a brine and put them in the refrigerator. Time will tell if they can even be used in cooking.
I found these olives to be wonderful in taste and size. They fall away from the pit , making them a delight to eat. The flavor is great! Only complaint, about 10% or so of the olives were soft, seemed and tasted like they had gone bad. No shelf life is written on the or expiration date or otherwise. I would like to see that on the packaging. I love the pail. makes it so easy in so many ways!
I have purchased these olives from Amazon in the can. They were excellent. Though Roland still sells the cans, Amazon decided to stock these plastic tubs instead. Bad idea. Mine arrived with the top completely off, the cardboard box soaked with brine and 3/4 of the olives in the moldy cardboard box. The entire mess was unusable. Amazon did their usual great job of customer service… we received an immediate refund, but the trashcan got the olives, not us. I’d give this sad mess zero stars if I could. Last sad little detail is the big ‘Ready To Ship’ label on the top of the container. It clearly wasn’t.
WONDERFUL AND THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD IN ALL THE OLIVES I HAVE EVER TRIED AND THAT IS QUITE A FEW.THE ONLY WAY TO EXPLAIN THE FLAVOR IS TO STATE THAT THEY TASTED MORE LIKE BUTTER MELTING ON YOUR TONGUE.
WHAT A SURPRISE FOR AN OLIVE TO HAVE THIS UNIQUE MELLOW SWEET TASTE.
I ATE THE WHOLE CONTAINER,JUST NOT IN ONE SITTING,BUT ALMOST.BET YOU CANNOY HAVE JUST ONE:)