Product Review: Olympos Pitted Green Olives

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So before I get started I want to express these views are solely my own and don’t reflect anyone else’s views. Even if I do or do not enjoy a product I encourage you to try it out and let me know what you think! Everyone has different tastes. I was NOT paid or reimbursed for this review and I purchased these products with my own money. Thank you! ^_^

If you would like to get your own snack box for free, all you pay is $2 shipping. Click HERE or go to: http://lovewithfood.com/invite?m=r&ref=213t . Full disclosure: If you do use my link I will get 500 points for merchandise in the future. This is no gimmick, if you don’t like the box just cancel your subscription. It’s super easy. =)

Anyways, If you watched my unboxing (and you should) you’ll know just how excited I was to see olives in my snack box. I ADORE olives, it’s a love affair for me and has been since I was a small child. I like everything from canned black olives to gourmet olives at the olive bar. Heck I’ve even gotten expensive olives imported from Italy before.

I thought the packaging was strange but being a snack box they had to figure out how to send out a tiny amount of olives. Looking at the ingredients they are – Ingredients: Pitted Greek Green Olives, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Kosher Vinegar, Thyme, Parsley. Okay nothing crazy, no sorbates or glutamtes for flavor. I’m a fan so far.

When you open them up however the smell is bad, the look is just green olives drowned in oil with dry herbs. Very not appetizing looking. Trying to push past looks I tasted one, and folks I couldn’t swallow it. (in fact I had to try THREE of these, 1 off camera, 1 when my first review disappeared off my SD card and a third for the one you see in the video.) I have NEVER hated an olive as much as I do these. They tasted like salty used gym socks or something. VERY nasty. They were bitter beyond imaginable. The taste was horrid and I’m so thankful I didn’t put theses on a pizza. They are so oily I would have had a grease pool on top of my food. Taste is a 1/5 and only because I have to give it a number, it should be a 0/5.

There also is no value here. I cannot find the manufacturer website online leading me to believe there isn’t one. I have to go based off of Love with food’s store and WOW expensive. 10 pouches of these 30 gram bags (1.05 ounces) which is like 7 olives costs a whopping $11.99! Let me do math for you: that’s $18.29 a lb. The most expensive olives at an olive bar like Whole Foods is usually no more than $11 per pound. Again 1/5.

Overall I have to give it a 1/5 but honestly this is terrible. While I encourage you to try these products for yourself and not blindly follow mine or anyone else’s opinion, these are so so bad.

Taste: 1/5
Value: 1/5
Overall: 1/5

If you guys have tried these let me know what you think! Thanks.

Unboxing Video for December 2014 – HERE
Referral Link for Love with Food – HERE ^_^

Product Review: Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Coconut

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So before I get started I want to express these views are solely my own and don’t reflect anyone else’s views. Even if I do or do not enjoy a product I encourage you to try it out and let me know what you think! Everyone has different tastes. I was NOT paid or reimbursed for this review and I purchased these products with my own money. Thank you! ^_^

If you would like to get your own snack box for free, all you pay is $2 shipping. Click HERE or go to: http://lovewithfood.com/invite?m=r&ref=213t . Full disclosure: If you do use my link I will get 500 points for merchandise in the future. This is no gimmick, if you don’t like the box just cancel your subscription. It’s super easy. =)

Anyways, when I first saw these in my box I wasn’t sure if that was a good thing or not. Typically I’m not a fan of dark chocolate, coconut, or sweet things. Going into this review, this product had everything going against it. However, I was very happy with it and the more I ate the more it kinda grew on me. They are tiny crunchy pieces of dried coconut covered in a dark but not too dark, sweet but not too sweetened covering. I feel like goldilocks, but let’s move on. It was very easy to eat the whole tiny packet and I wish I had more. Taste wise a solid 4/5.

Value was surprising as well, I expected these to be stupidly expensive. If you go to the manufacturers website they send you elsewhere online and by far the cheapest place was Vitacost.com. If you want to check these for yourself CLICK HERE . You have to buy atleast 2 bags and each bag is 4 ounces for $4.59. Compared to treats at Whole Foods and similar that is cheap, so again 4/5.

Overall I’ve giving it a solid 4/5. If I have things to buy from vitacost I would totally add these in. I’m hoping I’ll find these locally but so far no luck.

Value 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

If you guys have tried these let me know what you think! Thanks.

Unboxing Video for December 2014 – HERE
Referral Link for Love with Food – HERE ^_^

Product Review: Bali’s Best Espresso Candy

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So before I get started I want to express these views are solely my own and don’t reflect anyone else’s views. Even if I do or do not enjoy a product I encourage you to try it out and let me know what you think! Everyone has different tastes. I was NOT paid or reimbursed for this review and I purchased these products with my own money. Thank you! ^_^

If you would like to get your own snack box for free, all you pay is $2 shipping. Click HERE or go to: http://lovewithfood.com/invite?m=r&ref=213t . Full disclosure: If you do use my link I will get 500 points for merchandise in the future. This is no gimmick, if you don’t like the box just cancel your subscription. It’s super easy. =)

Anyways, I knew the moment I saw these they were going to my husband. If you watch my unboxing video (link at the end of the post) you’ll notice he actually stole these and ran around the apartment, he’s such a goofball but I love him! After finally getting them back I tried some and I have to say, very pleased!

Ingredients (from the website) are: Glucose, Cane Sugar, Glycerine, Coconut Oil, Coffee Extract, Milk Powder, Natural Coffee Flavor, Salt, Caramel. CONTAINS: Milk. While they are “healthy” in that they don’t contain corn syrup or other weird sweeteners keep in mind that glucose syrup and glycerin probably aren’t the healthiest things so eat them sparingly.

Taste wise they are VERY strong, you could probably dissolve one of these and use it in cooking for brownies or something. If you love black coffee you’ll love these. We both give them 5/5.

Value wise, very surprising. If you go to their website (CLICK HERE) you’ll see that you have to buy 12 bags, each bag has 42 candies, 12 bags cost $23.88. Basically they are $2 a bag. Even to corn syrup filled candy these are super cheap, I did the math for you and each candy is 5¢! Big 5/5 for value.

Overall I give them 5/5. Shockingly (or not) my first 5/5 all around. I would totally buy these again if I found them locally. My husband is sad he ate them all.

Value: 5/5
Taste: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

If you guys have tried these let me know what you think! Thanks.

Unboxing Video for December 2014 – HERE
Referral Link for Love with Food – HERE ^_^