What is is?
Punchy packets of fat and juicy marinated Greek olives that are so full of flavour they’ll make your lips pucker up and kick start your tastebuds into overdrive. Seriously, grab a napkin cause as soon as you’ve ripped open the bag and gotten a whiff of these beauties, those saliva glands will get a serious workout.
Who makes them?
Olly Hiscocks, a self-confessed olive addict who, after completing his degree in neuroscience at the University of Manchester, ended up turning down an offer to study postgraduate medical to take his Chiswick-based olive business to the top.
What do they taste like?
Olly’s basil and garlic olives are by far our favourite flavour. Perfectly seasoned and intensely buttery, they taste great and smell great – although maybe your colleagues might disagree with that if you crack one of these pungent packets of joy out in the office. The lemon and thyme are briney and sharp and aren’t too bad either. Chilli and rosemary didn’t quite do it for us, but maybe that’s just because we couldn’t handle the heat.
Where can I get it?
Olly’s Olives started out as a stand at Richmond food market in 2016. It didn’t take long for people to get a taste for his wares and now you can spot Olly’s bright packets in pubs and stores across the UK including Selfridges, Sourced Market, Brewdog and Craft Beer Co.