What's so good about our Olive Oil?
Who are Honest Toil?
Honest Toil is a small project run by Tom & Juli. Based just south of Kyparissia, on the west coast of the Peloponnese, Greece, they bring extra virgin olive oil from their village here to the UK, Budapest, and Berlin.
"The fact that we’re so hands-on also enables us to have sustainability at the core of the project. The olives used for our oil come exclusively from small family farms, and are hand-harvested using traditional methods, without unnecessary strain on the tree or the disruption of wildlife. The olives are pressed in the family-owned village press and the oil is packed locally. We prefer to sell the oil in bulk or refillable containers, and in Budapest & Berlin, we deliver everything by cargobike."
What makes it the best Olive Oil?
We’re determined to share an olive oil that’s exactly how it comes here in the village, fresh from the press; it’s completely unfiltered, so once pressed, it isn’t put through any additional processes. Everything is pressed the same day it’s picked and the oil has an acidity of between 0.2-0.3%, which is pretty impressively low. It’s also completely unblended: unlike most “extra virgin olive oil” found on supermarket shelves, it really is small-batch production, and isn’t mixed with inferior oils or oil from previous harvests… consequently it tastes ridiculously good. As it's unfiltered, the oil contains the sediment from olive skins and pips, giving it a great green opaqueness with a thick texture, and the raw, grassy result is pretty much the same thing the ancient Greeks would have consumed!
We’re determined to keep it simple, so just produce the one variety of olive, and the result is a properly cold-pressed, completely unblended and unfiltered extra virgin olive oil; it really is just raw squashed Koroneiki olives.
What does extra virgin mean?Extra virgin olive oil comes from the first pressing of the olives with no chemicals used to extract the oil
What does cold-pressed mean?The term Cold pressed means that the oil was not heated over 27 °C during its processing and has kept all nutrients and vitamins
Is olive oil good for you?Olive oil is the primary source of fat in the celebrated Mediterranean Diet. And it is quite surprising but various medical studies are proving that a frequent or better daily consumption of olive oil consequently leads to the reduction of the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase of a good one (HDL). It is also proved that olive oil is extremely high in oleic acid which is used to reduce blood pressure. Olive oil is high in polyphenols which is a type of antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage
What you can Find at The Store
We are proud to sell Honest Toil Olive Oil supporting real farmers farming sustainably. We sell the pure olive oil in 500ml bottles and also on tap for you to refill. Click here to purchase online from The Store!