Valentine’s Exclusive: gift one of 50 “love letters” of extra virgin olive oil for just £15 from a small-batch, family producer in Greece

A letterbox-friendly gift that says “Olive You” this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Exclusive: Gift one of 50 "love letters" of extra virgin olive oil

by Ryan Gilmore |
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Are you looking for a gift from the heart this Valentine’s Day that isn't a bottle of wine? Packed with all the good stuff, small-batch Greek extra virgin olive oil can totally transform how you cook. Whether it’s drizzled on roasted veg, warm sourdough, or a fresh tomato salad – a great olive oil, especially of the extra-virgin variety – is the perfect partner. If food is your love language, say “Olive You” with fresh and flavourful EVOO from this Great Taste winner, brought to you by Citizens of Soil.

The Valentine’s Special Extra Virgin Olive Oil is £15 for a 500ml pouch. All the way from the wine region of Crete, there are just 50 in the batch, and it sells out every year.

The first crush of the olive yields the most flavourful and antioxidant-rich EVOO. Gift this unique olive oil to a loved one this Valentine’s Day. It will arrive in their letterbox along with a beautiful card that says, “Olive You.”

Valentine's Special Extra Virgin Olive OilCitizens of Soil

Produced by the Amargiotakis family, in the village of Dafnes, Crete, this EVOO is a blend of Lianolia with a little bit of Koroneiki olives. The olives are milled within 24 hours of harvest and the oil is unfiltered, so it's packed with polyphenols. Maria and her husband Dimitris have been regenerating their olive groves, adding more biodiversity.

Maria from the Amargiotakis family harvests the olives to make her small-batch extra virgin olive oil.
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Citizens of Soil describe the taste of this EVOO as: “Fresh-cut grass on the nose, then flavours of banana and tomato leaf with a note of avocado coming through. There’s a slightly peppery finish that's a sign it's rich in Oleocanthal (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant 'superfood' compound).”

This exclusive Valentine’s extra virgin olive oil is incredibly versatile. Whether you drizzle it on bruschetta or make your own salad dressings, pour it on with love. According to Citizens of Soil: “it’s glorious in a martini and THE BEST THING EVER on ice cream.”

About Citizens Of Soil

This pantry essential can now rival the finest bottles of merlot, boasting complex flavours, beautiful presentation, and an environmental cause. Citizens of Soil is dedicated to bringing you the best quality small-batch olive oil from women-owned olive groves.

More versatile than any bottle of wine, a quality bottle of olive oil will last longer too, and can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of dietary restrictions. So, if you're looking for something to drizzle over a pizza, stir fry some meatballs, or even as a quick shot for some extra nutritional benefit.

Each batch of extra-virgin olive oil is made from top-quality olives and features a transparent supply chain. The quality is clear from the fact several Michelin Star restaurants use Citizens of Soil olive oil in their kitchens.

Don't forget the environment here, either. Citizens of Soil is a B Corp company and is partnered with ClimatePartner to support ecosystem restoration projects. Also, one per cent of every sale goes toward environmental charities thanks to a partnership with 1% for the Planet. The glass bottles are refillable via soft pouches.  Not only does this mean the oil is sustainable, but you'll be supporting a good cause with every drizzle.

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