Olives - WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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Do you OLOVE them?

  1. I olove them

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  2. I like them

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  3. I am neither here nor there about olives

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  4. I don't like them

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  5. I hate olives you sick fuck

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  1. Ag

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    Olives do seem to be the most MARMITE food stuff these days. Astonishingly this at least the 4th topic about them on Moopy, but is has been 7 years, so I'm ok with that.

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  2. Edward

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    I'm always amazed by adults who DON'T like them. To me an appreciation of olives is not so much of an acquired taste but more a rite of passage.
     
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  3. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    Olives = LIFE.

    End of.
     
  4. Star

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    Oh god I want some now
     
  5. Ag

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    I totally get this. I feel it always separates those with a more developed taste in food to those who... well I don't know what people who don't eat olives eat.
     
  6. Ag

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    Obviously they're best STUFFED with something amazing.
     
  7. Ag

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    But then aren't we all.
     
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  8. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    A really good, fat, juicy green olive is a thing of UTTER BLISS.
     
  9. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    I love them, especially stuffed with garlic. And the shiny big green ones. But I hate it when you order them in restaurants and they have clearly just got them from a jar from Tesco's
     
  10. Rita

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    I absolutely LOVE olives.
     
  11. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    Someone here must hate them, we need some debate
     
  12. Edward

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    I think the natural course of life in relation to olives is that you hate them as a child but you bloody love them when you're grown up.

    I am at this minute drooling at the thought of enjoying a bowlful together with some Marcona almonds and some manchego.
     
  13. Indie

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    Olives less than three.

    I prefer black ones, although they do seem to go manky quicker than green ones.
     
  14. Ag

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    Oh I hated them as a child. Find me a child who likes olives and I'll slap them.
     
  15. OutSynk

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    I like them. I always buy the black ones.
     
  16. OutSynk

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    Im fact I'm going to open a jar RIGHT NOW.
     
  17. Ag

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    How amazing that I've inspired an event in Estonia.

    Maybe I should post about Ed Sheeran having a car accident.
     
  18. Indie

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    Olives from a jar are the worst though. Only good for cooking.
     
  19. Ellie

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    Quite gross. I don’t mind a chopped up black olive as an ingredient in another dish, but green ones are vomit worthy.
     
  20. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I don't think I even knew what one was until I was a teenager.

    Same for herbs and spices, really. The only herb I was aware of was mint, and the only spice was pepper. And that was white and powdered.
     
  21. Ellie

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    No BASIL or even Rosemary?
     
  22. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Definitely not basil. Rosemary POSSIBLY. But it certainly was never in anything my mother cooked.

    Salt was the only flavouring she ever added. And then salt and pepper on the table.
     
  23. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Outside of horrid processed chicken kievs, i don't think I knew what garlic was, either.
     
  24. octophone

    octophone smack your lips (clap your teeth)

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    2 words: Kermit's bollocks.
     
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  25. lolly

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    I get that, but is it good or bad?
     
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  26. octophone

    octophone smack your lips (clap your teeth)

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    I'm not a fan. My 5 years old niece loves them and thinks that anyone who doesn't is weird. But she talks to a 5 inch LOL Surprise toy and expects an answer so, y'know, yer mileage etc...
     
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  27. octophone

    octophone smack your lips (clap your teeth)

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    I don't think they're Satan's haemorrhoids or anything like that, they're just not for me. It's not like tuna where I'm offended by the very presence.
     
  28. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Mmm, TUNA
     
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  29. ameraal

    ameraal true love is making a comeback

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    until quite recently black olives were one of the only foods i could not even stand the smell of - i find their odour rather pungent. these days i can handle them if they're cooked but i'd still much rather they keep the fuck away.

    i do like green olives however, preferably well stuffed.
     
  30. Mats

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    I don't like stuffed olives. I prefer them plain or with herbs, like thyme

    I eat olives almost daily, they're the perfect snack
     
  31. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    I LIKE them but I can't say I LIVE FOR THEM
     
  32. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I ADORE olives- all types, but if I had to rank:

    1. GREEN
    2. BLACK
    3. PURPLE

    I have to say, though, I've moved from fresh olives to tinned/ jarred massive ones from expensive delicatessens, which are generally INCREDIBLE
     
  33. Mats

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    I get mine from a little shop called STIG'S OLIVES
     
  34. OutSynk

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    I've never noticed a difference. Have I even had anything other than jarred ones?:o
     
  35. Ag

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    An olive shop!
     
  36. Ag

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    I do actually love Nando's olives.
     
  37. Edward

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    Ooh, Nandos does pickled garlic as well doesn't it? Yum.
     
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  38. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    Love love LOVE. Olives are LIFE, but then I’m mediterranean.
     
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  39. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    Oh now I feel like having an olive and fig tapenade! *salivates*
     
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  40. KindaCool

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    They're beyond staple in our Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine. We'll put them with every fucking thing there is. They're THAT good.
     
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