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Good news, fellow Brightland olive oil fans: As of today (May 4), the brand’s highly sought-after Mini Essentials collection is officially back in stock. This is pretty major, considering the fact that this particular set has sold out not once, not twice, BUT THREE times already.
If you don’t know what all the fuss is about yet (key word, yet) here’s a starting point: Brightland is a direct-to-consumer brand that creates high-quality olive oils and vinegars that people simply can’t get enough of. (Kitchn staff included.) We’ve been fans of the stuff ever since we caught up with the California company’s founder, Aishwarya Iyer back in 2018 — and we’ve been following the brand’s every move ever since.
Okay, back to the big news: If you’ve never tried Brightland before, the Mini Essentials capsule might be your perfect entry point because you get to try a little taste of everything. Here’s a glimpse at what you’re in for.
The Mini Essentials capsule includes the brand’s four best-sellers (two olive oils and two vinegars): AWAKE, ALIVE, RAPTURE, and PARASOL packaged in “petite” 100-milliliter bottles. They’re the perfect size for storing in a very prominent place on the countertop, which is ideal because, honestly, how could you not leave these out on display? As with the rest of Brightland’s offerings, these minis taste as high-quality as they look.
Here’s a tasting guide for when you get your hands on this gorgeous set (because there’s no way you’re not going to, right?).
AWAKE and ALIVE are the brand’s core olive oils — but they couldn’t be more different. AWAKE is complex, herbaceous, and grassy, while ALIVE is nutty with smooth notes of green tomato and green pear. RAPTURE is a raw balsamic vinegar blended with Triple Crown blackberries. It is full-bodied with strong-yet-subtle notes of blackberry, plus that vinegary tang. And finally, PARASOL is a raw Champagne vinegar blended with navel and Valencia oranges which make it super bright and crisp — and citrusy.
Again, this mini set has already sold out three times. So get it now, while you can!