Traveling in other countries and then cruising Mexico and Central America, one of our favorite snacks was a little bag of olives. But I never found them in the US . . . until today!
In many other countries, olives — particularly green olives — are most often sold in these little packages. And today, there they were in my Walmart Supercenter (yeah, it’s the “big” grocery store in town where I live) had them stocked right with all the other olives. Just 64 cents a package!
Since we’d eat a single packet at a sitting, I never had to worry about refrigerating leftovers, which is a huge benefit in my estimation. I never really liked glass jars of olives as they can break (they seem to be thinner glass than pickle jars and some others) and I’ve had bad luck with the lids leaking . . . meaning that I had to store them in a different container and the glass jar was relatively large in the trash. These plastic pouches, in contrast, are tiny in comparison.
I almost always had some stashed in our snack bin (where anyone is welcome to take anything anytime without having to ask), and we’d frequently take a package along on a hike. They were also a frequent treat at happy hour, with one package being just about right for two people.
So if you like olives, look for these the next time you’re at the store!