Taste The Olive is a gourmet olive oil shop located in the Forum on Military Cut off Rd. Now, before you stop reading and dismiss it because you think that an entire store dedicated to olive oil would be boring – don’t give up yet.
Taste the Olive is so much more than just olive oil. Of course, they have a wide variety of flavored oils and vinegar. The store is set up as a tasting bar so you are able to taste all the oils and vinegar (our favorite part). My favorite is the blueberry balsamic vinegar – I’ve heard it’s great on ice cream. They also have an oil that is butter flavored. It is amazing and so much better for you that butter or margarine.
The health benefits of olive oil, both internally and externally are almost too great to mention. From it’s high antioxidant level to it’s Omega-3 fatty acid content, it is just full of good qualities.
In addition to the oil and vinegar, the shop also carries salts and other spices, specialty foods, including a great selection of cheeses, wine and, of course, body care products. You can purchase all of Glynne’s Soaps Simply Olive Oil line of soaps at Taste The Olive; we have three scents – Lemonbalm, Lavender and an Unscented variety. Olive oil is extremely moisturizing and great for your skin.
We also make two different custom lip balms that use oils from the store to get their moisturizing qualities and their flavor. The first is made with a blood orange fused oil. When the olives are pressed to obtain the oil, blood oranges are pressed as well, allowing the flavor of the orange to permeate the oil. This lip balm has no other flavoring or scent to let the great orange flavor shine. The second lip balm is made with the lime fused oil and we have added a mint essential oil for a flavor very close to a mojito.
If you haven’t been to Taste The Olive yet, you are missing a real experience. And next time you do go in, tell them “The Soap Ladies” said Hi!