Olives...black or green?

United States
November 28, 2015 4:15pm CST
This afternoon I had a huge salad from a local pizzeria and it was delicious. After all the food I ate the past two days I needed something light and not so full of calories and carbs. This salad had everything in it from lettuce, peppers, red onion slices, shredded carrots and also black & green olives. I'm not fond of green olives so I picked them out and ate the black ones. So, this makes me wonder. Do you have a preference? or do you like both or neither
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@DeborahDiane (19196)
• Laguna Woods, California
28 Nov 15
We should be having salad tonight, but we are going to eat pizza, instead!
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• United States
29 Nov 15
How about pizza with salad on the side? Yum.
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@marlina (70117)
• Canada
29 Nov 15
And why not? If we don't enjoy our favorite foods once in a while, there is no fun.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
@deborahdiane our local pizza place makes salad pizzas. It's a combo of pizza with salad on top
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@TRBRocks420 (71164)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Nov 15
I like the black ones too eat plain, but I love the green ones in macaroni salad.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
I love black olives but have never thought much about the green ones
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• United States
29 Nov 15
Love Love Love Black - hate hate hate green
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• United States
29 Nov 15
@abbygreenhill I knew we had a lot in common
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• United States
29 Nov 15
@Marilynda1225 LOL probably more than just olives!
• United States
29 Nov 15
Black olives for pizza.
• United States
29 Nov 15
I never had black olives on a pizza. Maybe I'm missing something??
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@nanette64 (16734)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Nov 15
@Marilynda1225 And they're excellent on a Subway sandwich too. Especially the Meatball Sub.
• United States
29 Nov 15
I love them both, but can no longer digest the green (unripe) ones. Thank goodness I can still enjoy the black ones. My favorites are the jumbo pitted, so yummy. I eat them every day and have super great cholesterol numbers. This may be part of the reason why.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
@elizabethwallace I don't eat olives often because of the high sodium but it's interesting to know that they might be a contributing factor in your great cholesterol numbers.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
@Marilynda1225 My blood pressure is low and so is my sodium count. I'm just lucky.
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@boiboing (12219)
• Northampton, England
28 Nov 15
I prefer black - so long as they're not too salty - but I also like green ones when they're stuffed with bits of anchovy.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
I never got into green olives stuffed or otherwise. Wonder if it has something to do with growing up and we never had green olives in our house.
@slund2041 (3386)
• United States
29 Nov 15
I eat Black Olives in Salads or Mexican food. However, I never eat green olives.
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@cindiowens (3844)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
28 Nov 15
I love the black ones on a salad. I don't care for the green ones.
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@JudyEv (115810)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Nov 15
I don't have a preference. I eat to live really, not the other way round, and have never really noticed if they taste different from each other. I must take more notice.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
Green ones are a little bitter, but yummy. Black ones are mellow, and yummy.
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@JudyEv (115810)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Nov 15
@ElizabethWallace As long as they're both yummy, that's fine by me.
• United States
29 Nov 15
Personally, I don't have a preference. Normally, when I buy a sandwich from Subway, I add black olives. That is the only olive they have. When I eat at the dfac, I usually take green olives. A friend introduced me to it. Try it with carrots. They have an amazing taste.
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@nanette64 (16734)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Nov 15
Definitely on the Subway sandwich @olisaumeka ; especially the Meatball sub.
@garymarsh6 (13097)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
I like olive oil but hate olives!
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• United States
29 Nov 15
@garymarsh I don't think that's too unusual really. I love olive oil
@Lucky15 (33450)
• Philippines
29 Nov 15
Black for me. Love them on my salad.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
I love black olives in my salad too
@jstory07 (64186)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Nov 15
I only like the black olives. I like them on salads and sandwiches and pizzas. OR buy themselves.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
I don't think I've ever had them on pizza but I do like them in salad
@amadeo (58824)
• United States
28 Nov 15
I loved them all.No discrimination from me on this. Talking about Italian olives.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
Italian olives are in a class by them selves
@Dalane (704)
• United States
29 Nov 15
I like the black and green ones. Both taste great in a salad. I could eat them plain too.
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@Wordly1 (478)
• Kingston, New Hampshire
29 Nov 15
I like both the black and the green. The black seem to have a tougher texture and less taste, but, they're great in salad. However, I love the green(pitted) as a snack either plain or stuffed(with red pepper).
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• Madrid, Spain
29 Nov 15
I have never tasted black olives.
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@Ponder243 (198)
• United States
29 Nov 15
I prefer black olives as well. I use green olives in a few recipes, but generally opt for black is possible.
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• Philadelphia, Mississippi
29 Nov 15
Sounds delicious....I love them both.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24365)
• United States
28 Nov 15
I love all olives.
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