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

    17.2%
  3. I am neither here nor there about olives

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  4. I don't like them

    10.3%
  5. I hate olives you sick fuck

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  1. Zu-Klara

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    I love them. Green marginally more than black but basically any. Although not the pre-sliced nonsense you get on certain pizzas and certainly not PRE-STONED ones :gross:

    Standards PLEASE
     
  2. Indie

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    What about pre-stoned ones stuffed with a pimento?

    Om nom nom etc
     
  3. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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  4. Rita

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    My father was born in Italy so we were weaned off the breast on to a diet of olives and Bolognese.
     
  5. Zu-Klara

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    Oh yes they’re fine because the green ones tend to retain their flavour post-stoning, whereas the black ones might as well be bits of old Odor-Eater. I also like the ones with the nuts :)
     
  6. Ag

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    FUCK STONES.
     
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  7. Suedey

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    Greek olives are my fave.
     
  8. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    Nobody actually likes Olives. People pretend to because it makes them feel grown up until it's gone on so long that they believe it themselves. They're much like red wine in that respect.
     
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  9. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    I love green olives, black ones are okay but not as good. But why do most recipes call for black olives, not green ones?
     
  10. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Oh I agreed with you until the last bit. Replace red wine with dark chocolate.
     
  11. Indie

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    Red wine *is* the best.
     
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  12. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    That bitter taste is nature's way of telling you that it's gone bad and you should spit it out. Yes, I am aware that many things that I do like are exactly the same but I don't care.
     
  13. Ag

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    I hate red wine and dark chocolate. Olives are amazing.
     
  14. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I don't really enjoy red wine unless I'm eating. I find it too much if I'm only drinking.

    Dark chocolate I'm kind of ambivalent about.
     
  15. Suedey

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    Red wine on its own .. well it depends on the wine .. French with food of course but not on its own unless it’s like a light Cote du Rhône or table wine type affair. If I just want to enjoy a glass of red I would go for South African or Chilean. Italian reds are terribly hit and miss for me.
    How pretentious.
     
  16. Suedey

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    *clutches pearl necklace*
     
  17. FetchFugly

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    I love olives, though on a pizza they are just not right.

    Dark chocolate is also wonderful, but not the 85% stuff. 70% cocoa or less for me. I'll have a glass of red wine if offered but I am not really fussed.
     
  18. Alla

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    Love them as a kid, one of the very few things I don't eat now.
     
  19. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I love red wine, dark chocolate AND olives.

    But I love white wine, milk chocolate AND er, something that is the opposite of olives TOO.
     
  20. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I actually could live without chocolate happily in all forms, though. With the potential exception of Lindt balls...
     
  21. Mats

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    while I like chocolate I feel the same way. it isn't an essential like liquorice or crisps
     
  22. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    You couldn't be more wrong.
     
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  23. Dark Carnival

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    Dark chocolate can fuck right off. Regular chocolate is not THAT welcome either to be honest.
     
  24. Suedey

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    I love chocshit! Tee hee hee
     
  25. big ron

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    I love olives, but I've eaten them maybe twice outside of living in Spain. They just don't taste as nice when you're not basking in the Mediterranean sun.
     
  26. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I really occasionally get a chocolate craving but when I do, more than anything else, I have to eat some immediately. Same with cake- normally couldn't give a fuck, but when I want it, FUCK I want it.

    Having said of all this, at Christmas, I practically LIVE on the aforementioned Lindt balls...
     
  27. Suedey

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    I love chocolate! I cycle into work most days so if I've missed breakfast before getting in then my 'treat' is a Snickers bar for breakfast.

    DON'T HATE.
     
  28. Alex

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    Old world> new world :evil:
     
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  29. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    WINE TOPIC NOW
     
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  30. octophone

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    That sounds like a fabulous exclamation of disgust...a useful follow up to "Fucksocks!"
     
  31. octophone

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    I wish that were me. I'm a terrible chocoholic.
     
  32. Rita

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    I am very much take it or leave it with chocolate. When I go for it, I go ALL IN. Generally all my spare calories go on wine. Far too regimented. :(
     
  33. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    More savoury than sweet.

    I actively dislike actual sugar, for instance...
     
  34. Suedey

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    With food - bien sur; but to enjoy on its own? Hmmm. Not so sure!
     
  35. Ag

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    CHIPS.
     
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  36. Suedey

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    Same. I had a terrible sweet tooth in my younger days but I'm far more a savoury fiend nowadays.

    I tell you one thing I could never live without and that is CHEESE.
     
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  37. Sheena

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    I’m not bothered by those either in fairness. I can ENTIRELY live without chips. They’re just a vessel for sauce.
     
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  38. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    SING IT SISTER
     
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  39. Alex

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    Can we agree that oaky crap from the US and Australia is vile though. :o
     
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  40. Suedey

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    For sure

    (But some Australian chardonnays are okay!)
     

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