Elysian Foods isn’t just renown for its Taramasalata and Tzatziki. We also import the best Greek Olives available, and marinate them in fresh New Zealand garlic, lemons and wild Greek Oregano. At the moment we only sell them in bulk to supermarkets and restaurants (although you’re very welcome to drop by the warehouse/kitchen in Miramar, where we always keep a supply of 1kg bags available for customers).

The olives arrive in these beautiful tins (with 10 or 12kg of olives in then, depending on whether they are pitted or whole). To date we’ve been recycling these tins. But we think that they are too good looking to be so casually discarded. So, after a bit of trial and error, we’ve worked out how to take the top off the tins without leaving any sharp edges. Note that some of the tins have minor creases or marks on them.

They can be used as rubbish bins, planters (ideal for your potted Olive Tree perhaps?) – or anything else you can think of (send us your photos and we’ll put them up on our website).

Dimensions: 350mm high by 235mm square.

How to get hold of your Olive Tin

We’d like to give away all of the tins that we use.

If you’re a not for profit organisation then we can supply them free of charge (freight charges may apply if you’re outside Wellington). We’d appreciate it if you give a shout out to Elysian Foods in return.

Everyone else, we’ll supply them in return for making a donation to our preferred charity – Kaibosh. Make a donation to this Wellington based charity that collects surplus food, mainly from supermarkets, and makes sure that it reaches those in the community who need it most. Send us a copy of the receipt and your details, and we’ll drop your Olive Tin off to you (note – freight charges may apply if you live outside Wellington City).