I don't usually think of olives as fruits, but you really appreciate that they are when you try Scourtins from Lark Fine Foods. These golden-brown, appealingly crumbly little wafers have olives baked right in.
The olives themselves have the concentrated sweetness of raisins or prunes, dark and complicated. While they may seem a little jarring at first (particularly if you give them a quick glance and expect chocolate), a lot of salt and a lot of butter help bridge that savory-sweet divide. The sweetness is there, but in the background. Lark calls themselves "Cookies For Grownups," and judging by these, that's about right.
Lark Fine Foods
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