More Than Olives is more than just a shop; it's an experience. That's the promise made by the owners, Ken and Joan Masegian. And you know what, they're right. I found shopping at More Thank Olives not only fun but educational as well. If you want to shop for high-quality olive oil and vinegar, taste everything before you buy, learn about the health benefits of vinegar and olive oil, AND have fun while doing it, put More Than Olives on your list of shopping destinations.
California Olive Oil Council
The Masegians are adamant about offering the freshest, high-quality product possible when sourcing their olive oil and vinegar. As owners of this successful business, they will often be the ones that go to California olive orchards to get the oil they carry in their store. The growers they buy from are certified annually by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC). This seal of approval means a great deal to those selling olive oil and, of course, to those of us who buy it. But what does this approval imply? First, let's put it in perspective. California is known to hold amongst the highest standards in the world when it comes to extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil displaying the COOC seal on the bottle means it's 100 percent California grown and has passed highly stringent quality assurance testing. It not only guarantees a fresh product, but it also guarantees truth in labeling. No olive oil sold at More than Olives is without the COOC seal.
California Extra Virgin Olive Oil Freshness
In the olive oil world, something is considered “Extra Virgin” when it meets both sensory and chemical standards set forth by international standards. To be true "Extra Virgin," an oil must be free of defects of odor and flavor. COOC's seal certification program requires member producers to comply with the certification process, which reaches the highest standards in the industry. Extra virgin olive oil is pressed and ready to be consumed immediately. Because it requires no time to mature, buying a COOC-approved product ensures it will be the freshest you can buy. California olive oil producers have the additional advantage of growing a large variety of olives because of the range of growing conditions in the state. And because the best health benefits and flavor are achieved with the freshest possible product, buying a COOC-approved extra virgin olive oil is the way to go. That's all you'll find at More Than Olives! Because there are samples of every product sold in More Than Olives, you can set your taste buds free to explore many kinds of extra virgin olive oil. But just as the store name implies, this place is about more than olives.
Balsamic Vinegar for Every Taste
While I was raised on red wine vinegar and have learned to appreciate the value of raw apple cider vinegar, I can't deny that I'm really into balsamic vinegar. Balsamic vinegar differs from other types of vinegar as it’s a very dark, intensely flavored vinegar made from grape must. Grape must is freshly crushed grape juice with all the seeds, skins, and stems. The Balsamic vinegar offered at More Than Olives is created with the highest quality of vinegar and enhanced with equally high-quality flavors. This results in an intensely delicious vinegar that perfectly complements the olive oil sold at More Than Olives. And just like with olive oil, every vinegar is offered for you to sample so you can fall in love with the right product.
Shoppers Become Fans
More Than Olives is a family-owned business. The original location opened in Placerville in 2007 and became very popular. In 2013, the family opened the store in Old Folsom, and it's also been an enormous success there. What makes More Than Olives an experience rather than just a place to shop is the winning recipe of high-quality products, knowledgeable staff, and a pleasant ambiance. Staff can help you decide which product best suits your taste and needs, educate you on the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and speak to what makes everything else sold here a great buy. So, what else is offered in addition to extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar? Read on for the winning line-up.
As with everything else, More Than Olives sells only high-quality fruit spreads and jam, baking mixes, sauces, condiments, seasonings, and tapenades. Of course, feel free to sample all these beautiful products, or take my word that the fig and olive tapenade will be your favorite in the above line-up. The combination of deeply intense, sweet figs and rich, salty olives is unbeatable. Whether stocking your pantry up or buying gifts for others, you will become a More Than Olives fan club member. Treat yourself to the More Than Olive experience. You won't regret it.
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More Than Olives
713 Sutter Street
Folsom, CA 95630
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 10 .m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m