If you’re a fan on our Facebook Page, or if you follow us on Instagram, you heard the big news over the weekend! We officially opened our shop and debuted the first items in our new product line.
Kate and I use olive oil pretty much every time we head into the kitchen to cook. Sometimes the choices in oil is overwhelming- we know you agree because we get LOADS of emails about this very topic.
We’ve been working hard over the past year, sourcing olive vineyards in order to create a custom product that was incredibly high quality, without an outrageous price. While Italy might be the most well-known for olive oil, California is actually the olive capital of the US. We definitely wanted to produce a product made right here in the United States of America. We love knowing that our line keeps Americans working in the work force, and makes use of our own wonderful resources.
If you don’t know much about how olive oil is made, the reason “Extra Virgin” is the most sought after, it’s because that’s the very first press. The actual olives are pressed to extract the oil and the first press is the most rich and flavorful. After that, subsequent “presses” become less and less potent, and that’s where we get “light” olive oils. All of our premium oils are Extra Virgin and made in small batches.
Taste was obviously our first priority, but after that- we wanted to make sure our bottles LOOK as good as they taste! That’s why we’ve designed each one in fresh, fun colors so they look amazing wrapped up in a ribbon for a gift, or simply sitting on your shelf.
Currently in the shop, we have large 500ml bottles of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and smaller 250ml bottles in 3 flavors: Garlic, Lemon, and Basil. Flavored olive oil is an amazing thing. It’s not artificially flavored. For example, the way we get our lemon olive oil is by taking actual fresh California Lemons, and literally crushing them to extract their oil, just as we do the olives. The olive oil is infused with the bright, clean, fresh scent of lemon. The same is done with fresh garlic and basil. The result is an oil with a whole other layer of flavor, and you use them just as you would regular oil. Here’s a run-down!
Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from made from a blend of the finest Mission, Manzanillo, and Sevillano olives straight from Northern California. This is a first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and it’s your perfect all-purpose oil. You can use it in everything from from stir-fries to salad dressings, sautéing meat to marinades, or for dipping your favorite loaf of rustic bread. It has a perfect flavor, with the richness you expect from premium olive oil, but with a mellow enough flavor to really work in a variety of cooking dishes. This bottle is twice as large as our specialty flavored oils and will work it’s way into everything you make!
It’s no secret at ALL that here at Our Best Bites, we’re fans of garlic. Two of our very favorite things come together in this bottle, when flavorful roasted garlic is infused into our first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. Use this anywhere you might want a little extra garlic flavor, like drizzled over hearty bread, a garlicky starter to your favorite soups and sauces, jambalaya, pasta, marinades, dressings, or your favorite meat straight on the grill. If you love garlic as much as we do, this bottle might take the place of your regular extra virgin! Kate and I personally go through loads of this flavor because it’s so, so versatile in the kitchen.
Almost every time I open my cupboard door, I grab this bottle, open it up, and just smell. The bright, clean flavor of California’s very best lemons is infused into our first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, making it easy to add a little splash of sunshine into your favorite salad dressings, meat marinades, or for sautéing fresh vegetables. Grilling Greek-inspired chicken or lamb? Try making a simple marinade with our lemon extra virgin olive oil, some red wine vinegar, and a sprinkling of Greek seasoning, or use it to sauté green beans or asparagus for a quick, healthy side dish. This oil instantly brightens any dish- and it’s great for baking sweets, too!
A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, a whole lot of home; fresh, aromatic basil is the secret (or not-so-secret) ingredient to so many of your favorite comfort foods. When you’re making your favorite pasta sauce, try sautéing your garlic and onions in our basil-infused first pressed extra virgin olive oil straight from California. It’s also fabulous brushed on top of homemade focaccia loaves before they go into the oven, Italian-inspired soups, or your favorite chimichurri or pesto recipes. At my house, I’ve been drizzling this over pasta and topping with Parmesan cheese. Amazing.
You can purchase any of our flavors as single bottles, including the basil,
that delicious garlic,
the bright, fresh lemon,
or the Extra Virgin.
And if you can’t decide, the 3 pack is the way to go! You instantly save 10% when you purchase all 3 flavors together. You’ll have no trouble at all going through all the bottles (trust us!) and you could even pick a bottle for yourself and share another bottle or 2 with a friend.
If you want to tack on an Extra Virgin to that 3 pack, we’ll give you some savings there, as well! Save 10% when you order everything together. So far this is our top seller!
These bottles make terrific gifts. Just today, I made up some gift baskets for some of my family members with a loaf of artisan bread, a cute little dipping dish and one of our flavored oils. (I tucked in some homemade jam, fruit, and chocolates, too!)
They’re stylish and delicious so any foodie is bound to love and appreciate it. It’s also perfection paired with one of our cook books!
If you’d like these for Christmas gifts I suggest you order ASAP, we definitely have a rush of orders already, and if you order soon you should have no problem having them arrive in time! If you’d like to ship this to someone directly, and would like a gift packing slip included, just leave a note with your order (you should have that option in paypal).
Also, we’ve had lots of questions about shipping internationally. While we don’t have international ship rates, we’re happy to send our products anywhere in the world for the actual ship cost. Simply email us at [email protected] and our shipping manager can give you a shipping quote for your location. If you decide you’d like to order, you’ll receive an invoice via email.
We also offer case pricing, and wholesale if you’d like to carry our product in your own retail store. Send all inquiries to [email protected].
Head on over to the shop and check it out. We’re positive you’re going to love these as much as we do and we can’t wait to debut more items to our product line in 2014!
TRASIMENO S.p.A (Olive Oil) ITALY
The oil has a charm that comes from the product of the direct relationship with the earth, clinging to it with the olive tree, fruitful for centuries and with milgliaia of fruit garnish her hair, offered to the sun with exuberance, almost with joy.
From the outset the company, from small crusher at present modern industrial structure, we have pursued as main purpose the quality of the product, in particular the high level of its intrinsic characteristics and the consistency of the quality of its taste and not only for reasons commercial, ours is a passion.
“Lavoriamo con la stessa passione e competenza di oggi fin dal 1945 seguendo tutte le fasi di produzione per garantire la bontà del nostro prodotto”. (Famiglia Arioli)
Trasimeno S.p.A.-Via Ardeatina Km. 28,800-04010 Tenuta di Campoleone-Aprilia (LT), Italy-Tel: +39 06 927 8177-Fax: +39 06 927 8490
My hubby was just lamenting the fact that America is sooo consumer based…that people don’t seem to produce products here anymore. Boy wasn’t he thrilled to find out that his favorite source for all of my cooking has a home-grown, AMERICAN product. I’m crossing my fingers for a gift card!
I know you said they are all natural, but there seems to be a disagreement on what constitutes as natural these days. Are the ingredients Non-GMO? Thanks 🙂
Wow. You girls are amazing. All of this could not be happening to any two nicer people. I’m excited to keep my eye on your shop!
These are so great! It will make a great gift for my mom…I sure hope she’s not reading this right now!
These look awesome! 🙂 If we were giving Christmas presents I would totally do this but we’re tight this year. Will definitely keep in mind for next year. Every time I make something, it’s SUCH a hit and people ask me where I got the recipe. The answer is always, “Our Best Bites, of course!”
Super excited to try and see how you incorporate into your future recipes!! Great Stuff!!
I’m curious — is the lemon oil in your brand the Meyer lemon? Or Eureka or Lisbon? I prefer the milder Meyer and will definitely try this one. Also, I live in Northern California and am always trying to find local products to give as presents to others in far-away states, so you have solved my gift-giving problems for next year (already done for this year). Would these, by any chance, be Mr. Bariani’s oils? If so, I shall stock up on your oils for me, too!
Just wondering if these Olive Oils are Organic.
This is not a certified organic product, but we do source the best all-natural ingredients. 100% extra virgin oil from olives and fresh lemons, garlic, and basil. Those are the only ingredients in the bottle!
I just ordered and am hoping it will get to my friend in time for christmas!!??
Bethany- yep, if you’ve already ordered, it should have no problem arriving in time for Christmas! Most orders are shipped out same day. If it’s a gift and you’d like a gift-packing slip or gift tag, shoot us an email at [email protected] (if it hasn’t been shipped out already- they leave fast!)
I want to order the 3 pack for my husband who loves to cook. If I order today will I get it before Christmas? I live in Salem, OR. So excited to try them out and she what recipes you make with them!
Yes Daisha- you should have no problem getting it by Christmas! If you order now, it should go out today and you should have it in just a few days (maybe less since these ship from Idaho and you’re close!)
Woohoo. I’ve been stressing all morning because I don’t have a Christmas present for my in-laws yet. Ordered the 3 pack. They’re in Northern California so they’ll love that they’re made with California olives. Thank you!
Wow…way to go for your dreams and achieve them! Can’t wait to try some…
I was going to ask if these were all 100% olive oil, and not cut with any lesser quality oil as some “olive oils” are. I hopped on over to the store and see that they are labelled 100% California olive oil…thank you so much for making a quality product that I’m sure tastes amazing as well! Can’t wait to try them!
No shortcuts here, Liz! 100% Extra Virgin 🙂
As soon as I saw the post on facebook I bought a bottle of the lemon oil! I think it will go great as a gift with the vanilla I made and I plan on buying myself the 4 pack after Christmas! So excited about this!
You girls are awesome and I am sure these oils are amazing. I can’t wait to get mine, and I can’t wait for you to add more OBB products to your line! I love that you include ideas on how to use the oils, gift basket suggestions, pretty much everything! Congratulations, you know I love you and wish you all the success in the world! xoxo
Oh, and the bottle labels are so cute!!!!! #OBBcuteness
Fabulous. I love it – definitely need to try this yum yum!
I wish your recipe index was searchable by ingredient. Any plans for that? Would be so much easier to search for recipes with EVOO.(or whatever else)
Congratulations you guys! How exciting! I love me some good olive oil :0) Way to go!
I am so happy for your success!!!!
Is it bad for me to say how much I miss the stories, fun and recipes though? It was special on the days I visited and found yummy goodness for my soul and tummy! I found myself just waiting for the next post….(sigh)….
Congratulations on your new adventure! I wish you the best of luck!!!
Kari, I’m not sure how you can miss recipes, it’s only been a couple of days since the last one! This site isn’t turning into the shop and taking the place of our recipe posts, we’re announcing something fun and exciting that we’ve been working on for a year now, and telling you where to find it. We hope that our loyal fans will share in our excitement!
How exciting!!!! Congrats girls! I’m going to need me some Garlic!!! 🙂
Perfect! I was just looking for some more goodies to put in a Christmas gift basket for my mom- she will love this. Well done, ladies!
Good for you! These look amazing and I’m excited to see more this coming year.
So delicious and exciting! I read on the shop website that you don’t ship internationally. We live in South America but have a DPO address- can you ship to DPO’s?
We’re happy to ship to you at cost. Shoot an email over to [email protected] and our shipping manager can let you know how much shipping would be. Then if you’d like to do it, they’ll just send you an invoice. Let us know if you have any other questions!