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“You can become a foodie!”

Olive the Senses - A Tasting Experience
Ranked #52 of 139 things to do in Victoria
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have to commend the people that came up with the concept of this place. It's how a wine tasting experience used to be except with oils and vinegars. Friendly staff with knowledge and excitement of the product they have for sale. Decor is very nice, staff are excellent, product is fabulous. So much fun to try the oils and vinegars that taste amazing! They have recipes and suggestions.
You don't have to be a gourmet cook to appreciate the product, but you can sure look like a experienced foodie/ chef next time you have people over.
Take a little spoon and sample, sample, sample........bet you buy something for yourself or a great gift for someone. Perfect hostess gift!

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Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you like olive oil and balsamic vinegar, it'll be tough for you to leave here without making a purchase! You have a chance to try everything, and it's fun! You can tour the store with a small spoon and carefully dispense oils and vinegars that strike your fancy. Staff members are friendly without being overbearing. There are many sized bottles available for purchase. No purchase necessary though to try some/lots! of samples. We'll return.

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Reviewed October 25, 2014

Fell in love with this concept of a business last week..unbelievably amazing! The staff were so helpful and really kind! They made you feel like exploring more and more, so delicious sampling the vinegars and olive oil! Going to buy bottles for christmas presents for sure!

Highly recommend!

2  Thank Island T M
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

You can spend a small fortune in this store without blinking. Their flavored vinegars are exceptional. I didn't even make it to the olive oil section. If you're visiting from the states, have your purchase shipped home. My little bottles were confiscated by TSA, even though they fit in one quart size Ziploc bag, because they were 0.2 ounces over the limit. (Obviously, I'm not good at converting ounces to ml.) Don't go through the heartache of waving goodbye to your purchase at security. Even better, do the tasting in the shop then order online at home.

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Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

In the old Hudson's Bay building, downtown Victoria. BC.
Friendly knowledgable staff.
A true tasting experience. If you like oil and you like vinegar you are going to love this!

1  Thank 1simon1
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