Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mario Olives Review!

We love olives! My Mom and I can eat them all day long and into the night!

Not long ago, I received a complete set of the new 100 Calorie Olive Pouches from Mario® Camacho Foods.

The new pouches are the perfect snack size!

Packed loose without the juice, these 100-calorie, easy-to-open pouches are the perfect on-the-go snack without the mess. Our premium manzanilla and kalamata olives are pitted and mildly flavored with seasonings, garlic, thyme, or chilies. No brine means less mess, so you can pour them on a salad, use them as an ingredient, or eat them straight out of the pouch. However you choose to eat them, we are sure you’ll love the taste. Imported from Spain. Kosher. Gluten free. Cholesterol free.

I am crazy about the chile and thyme olives. They have a mildly spicy heat that makes them perfect for hearty Mexican salads and tucked inside tacos and burritos.

My Mom loved the Garlic Olives. Straight from the bag or popped in her margarita -- her favourite! I expected the garlic olives to be over-powering but they were actually mild and so delicious.

Mom and I both liked the kalamata olives. We sliced some and tossed them in salads. Kalamata olives are very hearty -- so we some diced some and mixed them in ground beef for olive burgers! YUMMEH! Topping pizza also comes quickly to mind!

These small pouches really appeal to me because of the built-in portion control (100 calories per pouch) and the lack of messy juice. The olives really do seem fresher and tastier this way. I'm sold on them for sure!

There are so many ways to use olives in salads, appetizers, main courses... just use this handy Recipe Guide to discover just how you can use olives in your family's meals!

I'm very impressed with Mario® Camacho Foods. This is a company with a long and storied reputation for excellence.


As one of the largest and most recognized global marketers of specialty food products in the North American marketplace, Mario® Camacho Foods strives to continuously improve its position as the leading supplier of quality olives, olive oil, and innovative specialty food products. From production to the dinner table, our consumer oriented marketing philosophy coupled with our unique, long-term supplier and customer relationships are a time-honored formula for success. Mario® Camacho Foods' team approach practices a socially responsible corporate philosophy, committed to decentralized and innovative management.

You know how much I admire and respect companies that give back, and Mario® Camacho Foods is doing just that -- they are showing great support for our Troops!

For every pouch we sell at Publix until the end of the year, we will be sending one to our Troops overseas in gift baskets through Operation Gratitude!

Varieties available at Publix include:

*Pitted Manzanilla Olives mildly seasoned with Garlic and Thyme
*Pitted Kalamata Olives mildly seasoned with Thyme

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DISCLOSURE: I received a set of Mario Olives for the purpose of review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the items.

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