Oil-curing is what makes them wrinkly, nicely salty, and delicious. These whole olives have concentrated woodsy, winey, raisiny flavors. Meaty and firm texture.
For three generations the Arnaud family has been curing and selling traditional Provencal olives in the small town of Fontvieille-en-Provence, France. These green olives are cured for several months in gros sel, course sea salt. The olives macerate in their own juice, retaining a simple fruity olive flavor. They are then seasoned with sunflower oil and aromatic herbs grown in the countryside of Provence. Our olives are among the most delicious in the world. These sterilized tins have a shelf like of over 5 years. Tender olives, pasteurized to give them a long shelf life. These olives have less salt than their fresh, unpasteurized counterparts.
Alfonso olives are oval, purplish olives grown in Chile. They are firm in texture and have a slightly sour taste. Krinos alfonso olives are marinated in a vinegar brine enhanced by a touch of olive oil. Krinos olives are better tasting because they are always 100% naturally cured.
These all natural Italian olives are commonly known as the largest olive in the world, mirroring the size of a shelled walnut. They have a crisp bite and a firm texture with a mild flavor that holds just the right balance of saltiness and sweetness.