“Life is too short to eat low-quality olive oil,” Cedargren said.
Believing that people deserve fresh, authentic olive oil, Cedargren opened The Spicy Olive in West Chester in September. August 8, 2012. Spicy Olive, as the name suggests, revolves around olive oil products. Twenty-five different flavors of olive oil are sold, including butter, garlic, Tuscan herbs and blood orange. Products are made with olive oil from all over the world, from Portugal, Spain to Australia. To ensure they offer the freshest olive oil, The Spicy Olive changes the hemispheres harvested every six months based on the pattern of olive oil harvesting.
In October and November, olive oils come from the northern hemisphere; in April and May, olives are harvested in the southern hemisphere.
In addition to olive oil, The Spicy Olive also sells olive oil-based skin and hair care products, including hand creams, body lotions, shampoos, conditioners and facial moisturizers. By adding olive oil to the product, Cedargren ensures that the product is full of health-affecting ingredients and lots of moisture.
Like many businesses, The Spicy Olive has been affected by recent supply chain issues and is therefore unable to sell skin and hair care products, but they are now in stock.
Spicy Olive has expanded from olive oil products to other businesses such as balsamic vinegar in 45 flavors. Imported from Modena, Italy, ages 12-18, all flavors are gluten-free, with no added sugar, thickeners or caramel coloring. West Chester Twp at Spicy Olives. The location has a wine section with wines from all over the world.
Spicy Olive has since expanded to two other locations, in Montgomery and Oakwood. At these locations, they’ve held cooking classes, and while they’ve been put on hold due to COVID-19, they’ll be returning in 2023. There are many recipes on the website thespicyolive.com.
Spicy Olive also hosts tastings in West Chester every Friday from 4-7pm.
Spicy Olive West Chester is located at 7671 Cox Lane. The Montgomery store is located at 9901 Montgomery Road and the Oakwood store is located at 2510 Far Hills Drive.