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Leigh Baker
(leighb) - F

Locale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
olive oil packets? on 03/27/2010 14:34:43 MDT Print View

I have seen these referred to in posts, where do you get them?
thanks,
leigh

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: olive oil packets? on 03/27/2010 14:43:43 MDT Print View

I've seen them at world market here in the east.

Edited by idester on 03/27/2010 14:44:13 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: olive oil packets? on 03/27/2010 15:03:39 MDT Print View

I go to Subway, smile, and ask them if I can have some olive oil packets for camping. They usually ask "How many?" , and I end up with quite a handful. Never been denied.

Also, look for "single serving" salad dressing packets at supermarket salad bars. Newman's Italian is great. (not Creamy Italian.)

If you need a large quantity, try minimus.biz, but only if you can put together an order large enough to justify shipping.

Edit: Corrected typo. Thanks Bob.

Edited by greg23 on 03/27/2010 15:12:30 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: olive oil packets? on 03/27/2010 15:08:11 MDT Print View

That's minimus.biz

--B.G.--

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: olive oil packets? on 03/27/2010 15:52:07 MDT Print View

Minimus is your best choice. You only need order $20 in stuff for free shipping!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: olive oil packets? on 03/27/2010 16:59:13 MDT Print View

$20 worth of olive oil is a lot of packets.

--B.G.--

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: olive oil packets? on 03/27/2010 17:30:03 MDT Print View

There is plenty of tasty and fun items to order ;-) $20 at Minimus equals a summer of better tasting food! I think the best part is being able to get one item of something exotic to try - or hard to find items like lower sodium soy sauce (something I love).

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: Re: olive oil packets? on 03/27/2010 18:24:02 MDT Print View

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) too.

Misfit Mystic
(cooldrip)

Locale: "Grand Canyon of the East"
RE: olive oil packets on 03/27/2010 23:58:59 MDT Print View

Carrabba's restaurants have them for takeout. Get some carryout and ask for a few extra packets. A couple bucks tip will get you enough to last all summer!

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 00:35:52 MDT Print View

Since were on Mediterranean cuisine, do any of these places, or others that you know of also have the parmesean cheese packets?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 00:46:40 MDT Print View

Check just about every pizza joint that delivers.

--B.G.--

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 05:54:33 MDT Print View

The Costco food court ;-)

But seriously....Minimus, Minimus and Minimus! They carry the good sized green Kraft ones which hold up well in packs.

Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 08:56:32 MDT Print View

I read that as Parmesan Jackets. :)
Why not carry a chunk of Parmesan and cut it into your food?
Wrap well in plastic or dunk in wax.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 09:40:32 MDT Print View

"Factory grated" cheese is much more consistent than anything I grate myself. If it is a sealed foil packet, its shelf life is very long and it has little odor (which is important when in bear country). If I have to use my own knife to carve up a block of cheese, then that will be just one more thing to be washed.
--B.G.--

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 11:44:00 MDT Print View

The packets are extraordinarily handy to have along - you can figure out ahead "Oh I need 2 or 3 packets per dinner" and then also toss in a couple more - shelf stable Parmesan really helps enhance a bland meal and also works as a thickener if you add too much water.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 14:21:07 MDT Print View

Aren't parmesan packets full of that stuff that smells and tastes like vomit? Maybe it's an acquired taste?

I don't hike in bear country, so a hunk of real parmesan finely sliced into a meal is one of my favourite treats. Yum. And I don't bother washing the knife if all it's had on it was some cheese. It's not like I'm gonna get food poisoning from it. However you really have to hide your cheese well from those pesky Keas!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 18:18:23 MDT Print View

Lynn, I think we should export some brown bears and black bears to your backpacking area to help clean up the Keas.
--B.G.--

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Re: Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 18:27:30 MDT Print View

Maybe we should export some of our Keas to tear the rubber off of your gear and parked cars? I'm sure Keas would love teasing the bears too ;)

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 18:36:25 MDT Print View

No, we don't need Keas for that. In the Mineral King area, we have yellow-bellied marmots that will eat anything rubber or leather as if it was candy.

I've often considered "harvesting" one of those fat little critters.
--B.G.--

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: what about parmesean packets? on 03/28/2010 23:15:45 MDT Print View

oh, the marmots.