Thursday, April 23, 2015

Try It: Pearls Olives to Go + Giveaway

For as long as I can remember, olives have been a favorite of mine. As a kid, I would sneak green olives out of my parents' Manhattans. And if olives of any kind were part of an appetizer tray during the holidays, I would pretty much devour them all.

As an adult, I still love to snack on olives. So when asked to review Pearls Olives to Go through a Fit Approach and Sweat Pink campaign, I immediately said yes. I love olives and I especially love olives that are easy and convenient to transport and eat on anytime, anywhere.

Pearls Olives sent me an adorable insulated lunch tote plus four types of olives: Green Pimento-Stuffed Olives, Black Olives, Sliced Black Olives and Kalamata Olives. I immediately began snacking. 


You know how some days you just want something salty? For me, this particular craving usually strikes mid-afternoon. Olives are the perfect fix. I brought my green olives to work and the little containers disappeared within just a few days. 


Beyond snacking, these small containers of olives are just right when you want to add flavor to a salad, stew, casserole, etc. For example, the Kalamata Olives were the perfect addition to my lunch salads. And when I made chicken burritos for dinner one night, the sliced black olives added a bit of extra deliciousness. 


In case you need even more reason to snack on olives, they are a great addition to a healthy diet. Five Kalamata Olives come in at just 45 calories. And you can have three Green Olives for just 25 calories. Although admittedly, I can never stick with only three ;)

So who wants to win their very own set of Pearls Olives to Go with lunch tote? 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  
Milwaukee readers should watch for a Pearls Olives coupon in The Journal Sentinel, The Wall Street Journal and many other Milwaukee-area newspapers on Sunday, May 3. Because life can always use a few extra olives! 

Tell me: What is your favorite type of olive? 

- ST

17 comments:

  1. I love green olives on pizza and kalamata on greek salads!

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    1. Green olives are my favorite pizza topping!

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  2. Oh that is such a tough question! I don't know if I can pick one! I usually all kinds in the house. Meanwhile, my brother and sister-in-law hate olives, so when we get together for meals, it always turns into a salad bar so we can all choose what we want to go in it...but that just leaves me eating the olives before they actually go into the salad...ha!

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    1. Ha, that sounds like gatherings with my family, too. If the olives get set out early, they mysteriously disappear before the meal ;)

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  3. I love all olives! If I had to absolutely choose, it would be between green and black!

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  4. I LOVE olives! Olive tapenade is delicious. Besides that, blue cheese stuffed and garlic stuffed olives are a favorite of mine.

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    1. Yum, I love olive tapenade - I often add it to spaghetti sauce for a little extra flavor!

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  5. Green olives on cheese pizza! Now I am hungry.....

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    1. Yes! Green olives are the best pizza topping :)

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  6. Green olives are my favorite!

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    1. Mine too! The perfect salty snack :)

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  7. I love olives. I am the only one in my house that does. ;) Favs are kalamata & black...love olives on pizza too. Delish!

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    1. That just means more olives for you, Raine ;)

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  8. Green olives are my favorite to eat plain but I love black olives in salad!

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    1. I agree, black olives are delicious on salads! Nom!

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  9. I agree, olives are just about the best addition to any dish! And Pearl Olives are so convenient!

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