Do you love olive oil, but prefer a sweet buttery flavor instead of a bitter & peppery one? Our ‘Sweet Mission’ has a delicate underlying touch of sweetness and subtle notes of olive blossoms; it’s like tasting sunshine in a bottle. Superb as a heart-healthy butter replacement – try using it with a touch of sea salt for buttery-flavored popcorn – without the butter!
As an olive ripens on the tree, the oil inside becomes sweeter. Sciabica’s olives are carefully harvested at different points of ripeness for superb “dialed-in” flavors. Fully ripe ‘late harvest’ Mission olives result in delicate, sweet flavors without the bitterness or pungency of the ‘early’ harvest olives.
Mission variety olives are native to California, and only Mission olives have fully adapted to the California climate (many trees are well over 100 years old) allowing the olives to remain on the tree for several months after most producers have completed their harvest – becoming ever riper and sweeter.