Learn more about our Olivio product family!

Original Buttery Spread FAQs

Q: Why would someone use Olivio instead of real butter?

  • In addition to an elevated taste, Olivio spreads have less fat, fewer calories and zero cholesterol compared to regular butter and margarine. Each spread and spray is made from the highest quality ingredients, including 100 percent California olive oil.
  • In particular, Olivio’s Light Spread contains half the total fat, and calories of traditional butter and margarine per serving, while the Original Spray contains zero calories and no fat per serving.

Q: How are Olivio’s spreads different from margarine?

  • Unlike Margarine, Olivio spreads contain less than 80% oil fat, which makes our products a healthier choice. Olivio uses a blend of oils including canola, palm and olive oil. We formulate all of our products with this specific blend to ensure the absolute best flavor and texture.

Q: Are Olivio products non-GMO?

  • New Olivio Ultimate Spread, which is 100% plant-based and made with California olive oil, is non-GMO.

Q: Do Olivio products contain dairy?

  • Yes, most Olivio products contain dairy. Those with dairy and lactose sensitivities can enjoy our new Ultimate spread, which is dairy-free.

Q: How much olive oil is there in each spread? 

  • Olivio spreads are made with 100 percent California olives and contain 5% olive oil in each product.

Q: Why do Olivio products contain soy and soybean? 

  • Soy lecithin, an ingredient found in Olivio spreads and sprays, is often used in products like chocolate, margarine, cheese, etc. to keep ingredients from separating and clumping. For Olivio’s spreads, the soy lecithin helps to keep the buttery, creamy consistency that consumers know and love.

Q: Are Olivio products organic? 

  • While Olivio products are not organic, the new Ultimate Spread is non-GMO.

Q: Why does Olivio use a vegetable oil blend? 

  • Olivio products contain a vegetable oil blend that includes 100 percent real California olive oil to create a deliciously rich and creamy taste that rivals butter but with less fat, fewer calories and zero cholesterol.

Q: Where does Olivio source its canola oil and palm fruit oil? Is this from California as well? 

  • Our manufacturer requires all palm oil suppliers to maintain good standing with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – you can visit their website at www.rspo.org for more detail.

Q: Do Olivio products need to be refrigerated? 

  • Yes, Olivio spreads and sprays should be refrigerated both before and after opening.

Q: Did your Olivio Original Change? 

  • Thanks for reaching out to Olivio. You are experiencing our new Original Spread with California Olive Oil! To make the product perform more like butter, we increased the total oil content from 60% to 67%. it works great in all recipes in place of traditional butter!

Q: Where can I buy Olivio?

  • Olivio products are available at traditional grocery stores nationwide, including Kroger and Walmart. To find a store near you, please visit our store locator: https://olivio.com/product-locator/

Q: Does Olivio have any recipes available? 

  • Yes! Olivio offers fast, fun, simple and delicious recipes that are always made with the goodness of olive oil including pizza, bread, cookies, dinners, veggie dishes and more. Discover Olivio recipes at www.olivio.com/recipes

Q: Who created all your recipes?  

  • Chef, working mom, culinary expert and food writer Anna Rossi created all Olivio recipes. She focuses on simple, clean and healthy ingredients, and easy recipes to please the whole family. Rossi not only sees food as a vehicle for health and nourishment, but also as a form of self-expression and motivation to build community, slow down and savor the moment.
  • With a deep-rooted passion for healthy living, Anna Rossi joined the Olivio family as a national spokesperson and ambassador to help spread the goodness of olive oil with others.

Q: How did the company start? 

  • Olivio was created in 1993 to help bring the goodness of olive oil to everyday foods with the full flavor of butter. Born in the vineyards of founders Ned and Lee’s family villa in Tuscany, Olivio was created to encourage others to use more olive oil in their daily lives. Olivio was the first buttery spread in America to be made with golden, delicious olive oil.
  • In 2019, the company made an exciting move to source its olive oil a little closer to home in California; a state that produces not only amazing wines, but exceptional olive oil as well.

Q: Where can I find more information on Olivio? 

  • For more information, feel free to peruse Olivio’s website at www.olivio.com

 

Chocolate Buttery Spread FAQs

Q: What is the Chocolate Buttery Spread and how can it be used? 

  • Light, creamy and not too sweet, Olivio Chocolate Buttery Spread is the perfect addition to warm flaky croissants, toast and freshly made pancakes or An ideal addition to any bread or baked good, the Chocolate Buttery Spread can be also used instead of butter in your favorite recipes from cookies to cupcakes to brownies and more

Q: Why would someone use Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread instead of another leading brand of chocolate spread? 

  • Olivio Chocolate Buttery Spread does not contain nuts, though please take note, it is manufactured on equipment used to process nuts.
  • It is dairy-free, making it an option for those with sensitivities to dairy products.
  • It is lower in calories and fat, not too sweet, and good for both sweet savory recipes.

Q: Is Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread dark or milk chocolate?

  • Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread is made with baker’s chocolate (aka chocolate liquor). This doesn’t necessarily fall under “dark chocolate,” even though the spread does contain real chocolate. Our spread is also dairy free!

Q: Is it non-GMO?

  • No, Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread does not currently hold non-GMO status.

Q: Is it kosher? 

  • Yes, Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread is kosher.

Q: Is Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread dairy free?

  • Yes! Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread is dairy free!

Q: Is Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread vegan?

  • No. The spread is dairy-free, however is not vegan due to the processing method of the sugar in the product.

Q: Is Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread gluten-free?

  • Yes! Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread is gluten-free!

Q: Is Olivio® Chocolate Buttery Spread sugar free?

  • Though not sugar free, there are only 2 grams of sugar per 1 TBPS serving.

Q: Why does it have Palm Oil? 

  • Palm oil is the best option to ensure that the product has the right consistency, instead of using partially hydrogenated oils that have been known to cause “trans-fat”. We chose palm oil in order to get our product to 0 grams trans-fat.

Q: Why does my chocolate spread have a marbled/swirled look to it? 

  • The swirl is simply how it’s blended! The marbled effect is due the oil composition of the spread, and is totally normal and expected.

Q: Does Olivio have any recipes available for the Chocolate Buttery Spread? 

  • Yes! We are so excited to develop recipes with this delicious spread. MasterChef USA Season three finalist, working mom, culinary expert and food writer, Anna Rossi created all Olivio recipes, and is having a ball working on creating both sweet and savory dishes using Olivio Chocolate Buttery Spread. Our mouths are watering at what’s she has already dreamt up – Banana Bread Croutons, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Rubbed Baby Back Rips, and more! Discover Olivio recipes at www.olivio.com/recipes

 

Ultimate Buttery Spread FAQs

Q: What is the Olivio® Ultimate Buttery Spread and how can it be used? 

  • Ultimate Buttery Spread is a clean-label buttery spread – dairy free, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, with all the butter flavor you want, and without the ingredients you don’t. It can be used in place of butter for spreading, baking, frying and sautéing.

Q: Why would someone use Olivio® Ultimate Buttery Spread instead of another leading brand of vegan spread or butter? 

  • In addition to an elevated taste, Olivio Ultimate has less fat, fewer calories and zero cholesterol compared to regular butter and margarine. Olivio Ultimate is also vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO. Additionally:
    • 0g Trans Fat * see nutrition information
    • No MSG
    • Excellent source of ALA Omega 3 fatty acids
      • Contains 400 mg of ALA per serving, which is 25% of the 1.6 Daily value for ALA

Q: Is it non-GMO?

  • Olivio Ultimate Spread is non-GMO.

Q: Is it organic? 

  • While Olivio products are not organic, the new Ultimate Spread is non-GMO.

Q: Is it kosher? 

  • Yes, it is Kosher Pareve.

Q: Is Olivio® Ultimate Buttery Spread dairy free?

  • Yes, the Ultimate spread is dairy-free, 100% plant-based and vegan.

Q: Is Olivio® Ultimate Buttery Spread soy-free?

  • No, Ultimate contains soybean oil in the oil blend.

Q: Is Olivio® Ultimate Buttery Spread gluten-free?

  • Yes! Olivio® Ultimate Buttery Spread is gluten-free.

Q: Does Olivio have any recipes available for the Ultimate Buttery Spread? 

  • Yes! Olivio offers fast, fun, simple and delicious recipes that are always made with the goodness of olive oil including pizza, bread, cookies, dinners, veggie dishes and more. Most recipes made with Olivio Buttery Spread can be made instead with vegan Olivio Ultimate Buttery Spread, with some substitutions. See more at olivio.com/recipes