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Where to find bleu cheese stuffed olives

joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 11:25 AM

I'm craving a martini with a twist, and a friend recommended adding one of these babies in. I don't recall seeing them anywhere. Does anyone know where I might be able to find some in Cambridge area, or Boston in general? Thanks lots in advance!

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  1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 11:28 AM

    They're not uncommon -- I've bought them at the olive bar at Star Market in Packards Corner. Try the bar at the Porter Square Shaw's.

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      joolseyc09 RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Feb 24, 2010 11:31 AM

      Thanks! I guess I never looked for them before, so they sounded pretty exotic to me. Silly me!

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        BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 11:33 AM

        Well, I don't think you'd find them just anywhere, but most supermarkets that have good-sized olive/antipasto bars have blue-cheese olives. They *are* really tasty!

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      bear RE: joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 11:33 AM

      Just saw some yesterday at Russo's in Watertown.

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        kitsune RE: joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 11:36 AM

        These are a personal favorite of mine when it comes to garnishes for dirty martinis. I highly recommend the Divina brand in jars if you can't find them at the aforementioned antipasto bars, and I usually get the best price on them at the Wine & Cheese Cask.

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          galleygirl RE: kitsune Feb 25, 2010 07:00 AM

          FYI; Divina also does the olives at the antipasto bars at Whole Foods, Roche Bros., and the new Star at Chestnut Hill...

        2. joolseyc09 RE: joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 11:42 AM

          Thanks guys! Can't wait till 5!

          1. dane18 RE: joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 11:50 AM

            I can't help you any farther north than the Mason-Dixon Line but here is SC Total Wine has them, it is a large chain like Whole Foods so you should check there! Good luck - I love them, too! In a Bloody Mary with Zing Zang spicy mixer!

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              Pegmeister RE: joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 03:55 PM

              Cheesecake Factory puts them in their bloody marys.

              1. gansu girl RE: joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 04:00 PM

                I think Trader Joe's carries them, but I might be mixing them up w/garlic-stuffed . . . if you call your local TJ's, they'd be able to tell you for sure.


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                  cmd RE: gansu girl Feb 26, 2010 04:51 PM

                  I know I've bought them at the TJs in Brookline before, but I don't know if I have recently.

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                  STL BOS RE: joolseyc09 Feb 24, 2010 05:00 PM

                  I like to buy a good hunk of blue and good olives and make my own.

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                    johnbrowneyes RE: STL BOS Dec 30, 2010 03:46 PM

                    Yes I agree...I buy the cheese and olives and stuff them myself. Everyone loves them but won't make them. I remove the pimento and stuff with the crumbled cheese....and put 3 on a pick and add to a nice gin martini. Cheers!

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                    mwk RE: joolseyc09 Feb 25, 2010 10:36 AM

                    I just bought 3 jars of blue cheese stuffed green olives, at Ocean State Job Lot. They were $1.50/jar. They also had jars of pitted calamata olives for $1.50/jar as well.

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                      MParente RE: mwk Feb 25, 2010 11:11 AM

                      28 Degrees in the South End serves gigantic martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives.

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                      bornagainitalian RE: joolseyc09 Feb 25, 2010 05:13 PM

                      don't do it, they are addictive. but if you must, Marty's in Newton. There you may acquire olives stuffed with just about everything.

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                        grant.cook RE: joolseyc09 Jan 1, 2011 05:13 PM

                        I just saw them in the Newton Whole Foods (jarred) last night..

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                          Gabatta RE: joolseyc09 Jan 2, 2011 09:12 AM

                          Don't cheese the vodka!

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