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May 16, 2014 08:18 AM

Addicted to Abuela olives

My sister and I (already olive fanatics) found Abuela olives in La Cortes Ingles when we in Barcelona recently. We both brought home containers but they are going fast. I have looked to see if we can get them in the US and am getting confused with the names of olives. Are Abuelas a specific type? Do they have another name? TIA.

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  1. Do you know the complete name of the olives you bought? AFAIK, Abuela is not a type of olive, but it looks like it's a brand used by Chicon Lebron for a few of its olives.

    1. Unfortunately my Spanish isn't up to asking for the complete name.

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      1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

        You said you brought them home with you. What does the label say?

        1. re: SnackHappy

          It doesn't say anything because these are from the olive bar and the wrapping is gone. I will see if the receipt says anything.

      2. There are all sorts of different names for different types of "aliños" and they vary all over Spain--many stores and bars even have their own. "De la abuela" where I buy my olives is verdial olives (a mellow variety) with garlic, cumin, and pimentón.

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        1. re: butterfly

          I guess we are just going to have to try a bunch of vedial olives and see if we can find one that suits. sigh ;)