The Tale

We love our olives over here at Honest Toil, and we’ve got a hunch you will too…

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Our family’s passion to bring to your table an unadulterated, all natural, extra virgin olive oil is, in our humble but sincere opinion, evident in our product.
Since establishing our little business, we have found that there are a fair few people out there who agree with us, and, much to our appreciation, our oil has been greatly acclaimed by those restaurants, delicatessens and individuals to whom we’ve supplied.

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Our little orchard of Koroneiki trees is tucked away in the Western Peloponnese region of Greece. Our plants produce a yield of relatively teeny fruits whose full and fantastic flavour is renowned for making the superlative oil that is characteristic of this region. So much so, that during the months of the harvest, the magnificent smell of fresh olives rises from local presses and weighs heavy on the sultry air. It is this sensuous aroma which hits the curious nose hovering over a bottle of Honest Toil, and this same deep, delicious aroma that’s locked within the liquid.

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Initially, there is a charmingly subtle, almost peppery type of spice to the bite which combines with the oil’s smooth, silken texture. It leaves with a distinctive and complex aftertaste that belies the simplicity of its transformation from inedible fruit to flavoursome gloop.

…It is a full-of-life flavour.

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The rich, and typically ‘olive’ colour of the glorious, green juice we produce is indicative of its quality and of its freshness. It stands out in a line up of ‘off the shelf’ test subjects. It is great for practically any culinary venture, from baking to drizzling to marinades to dipping. Independently, or as an ingredient, Honest Toil Olive Oil packs its own idiosyncratic punch. And the good news doesn’t even stop there, for, although we are certainly fond of our flavour, we also know it’s important to keep in good health…

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Olive oil is a well-known constituent of the salubrious Mediterranean diet – it is high in monosaturates, high in antioxidants and high in vitamins A and E. It is completely, naturally, free of cholesterol. Our batches come from the freshest Messinian mountain olives and are pressed only once to ensure that all of our oil maintains every last little bit of the good stuff, and remains wholly undiluted until it reaches you!

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From the branches of our trees to the bottles in our store-room, the Honest Toil ethos combines naturalness and simplicity to provide, for your enjoyment, an indisputably fine grade of Greek olive oil.