Product Review: Garlic Stuffed Manzanilla Olives by Mario

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Garlic Stuffed Manzanilla Olives by Mario:

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Garlic Stuffed Manzanilla Olives: Olives are a Mediterranean staple. But they are also a very versatile food that can be eaten in various ways in other cuisines too as a stand-alone snack, on top of a pizza, or served with a sandwich. I noticed this brand of olives during a recent shopping trip. I had not tried Garlic Stuffed Olives by Mario before. I wondered what these olives would taste like. As I enjoy the taste of olives from time to time and I am a big fan of garlic, I thought I would try this product and see if it was as good as it looked.

Garlic Stuffed Manzanilla Olives by Mario

How To Use Garlic Stuffed Manzanilla Olives:

Manzanilla olives are from Spain and can be found in your supermarket’s international aisle. The jar of Garlic Stuffed Olives contains 141g (5 oz) of drained olives for just $0.85. This is a very affordable price for the number of olives you receive. The olives are preserved in brine.

After washing and rinsing the olives of the excess salt, I topped a plate of spaghetti Bolognese with a few olives. The olives tasted good. But when I tried to detect a hint of garlic, I could not make it out. I then cut an olive in half and tasted the garlic on its own. It was mushy and had lost its flavor. I was a little disappointed, as I usually like the taste of pickled garlic. But the olives had lost their crunchiness and distinctive taste. Garlic stuffed olives that are preserved in oil have a higher fat content, but they tend to yield a better taste as far as the garlic goes.

Here is a summary of the nutrition facts for this product:

Serving size 4 olives (14g) 
Servings about 10

Calories 25 Calories from fat 20 
Total fat 2g 
Saturated fat 0g 
Trans fat 0g 
Sodium 230mg 
Total carbohydrate Protein 0g

Each serving of olives contains just 25 calories, which is reasonable. There is no saturated fat to worry about in this product. The only concern is the sodium content. At 230mg per serving, it provides 10% of a person’s daily recommended allowance. If you overindulge in the olives, you could very easily consume too much sodium.

Garlic Stuffed Manzanilla Olives by Mario

Overall, I would recommend Garlic Stuffed Manzanilla Olives by Mario. They are not as plump or as tasty as the Greek Kalamata olives that go well in Greek salads, but these olives are still worth trying and adding to your meals or eating as a snack.

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