Frequently Asked Questions

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The purpose of FAQs are generally to provide information on frequent questions or concerns.

Where is your food sourced from?

All GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic food is source from Greece.

Are GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians?

Most of our food is suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians. Please search for Vegan logo on the products.

Do you air freight GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products to UK?

No! We love the environment so none of our products are shipped by air – we have simply chosen the most sustainable option of rail, seaway and electric driving.

According to recent reports, air transport produces 20% of the world’s food transport carbon emissions. Rail, sea transport & electric driving produce 10% each of the world’s food transport carbon emissions.

We always try to find more sustainable options for the future use as soon as they are available.

Who is behind GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic?

GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic is a family-run company founded by Andrew Adri Saliaj & Asimina Tsi. We produce sustainable and unique organic foods for EVERYONE. We strongly believe that organic foods and healthy natural ingredients offer an amazing combination for healthy benefits and well-being!

Are your farms receive ethical treatment?

Our key is our PEOPLE that involve & support GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic. Everyone in our organic family: our customers, our suppliers, our employees, our supporters & our partners!

GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic do all professional and personal steps to ensure all our employees receive fair, ethical treatment. The driving force behind GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic always been and always will be our ethical views!

Why you choose the name GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic?

All our products are GOLDEN & VIRGIN. We choose special & authentic organic ingredients for all our products, so that’s why we call them GOLDEN & VIRGIN.

Where can I find nutritional information about GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products?

Nutritional information is displayed on each product page, simply click on the product you want more information on.

What are you doing to reduce the amount of plastic you use?

Here at GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic, we are working very hard every day to minimize the use of plastic in our products, and our goal is to be as sustainable as possible. Many of our products are available in glass jars that can be recycled without any compromise to their structural integrity.

We understand the concerns surrounding the use of plastic and we are passionate about this issue as well. Rest assured we are doing our best to work with our production sites in order to find suitable alternatives.

Is there any slave labour involved in your harvesting?

Over time many migrants have fled to Greece seeking asylum, which has resulted in them being exploited by the agricultural sector. Their working conditions have often been described as a form of modern slavery.

At GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic, building long-lasting supplier relationships is at the forefront of what we do. We make sure to only ever work with those who are committed to respecting and protecting the human rights of all those involved in the production of our organic and sustainable range of products. All GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are harvested properly which means at no point throughout the supply chain is forced labour used.

Are your ingredients naturally grow & ethical?

Yes, all our ingredients are naturally grown & ethical produce and harvest.

Are your products handmade?

Yes, most of our products are handmade. This way we protect the old authentic recipes and you can taste healthy and wonderful organic products with the seal of GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic.

Are your products Gluten free?

Yes, all our products are Gluten free.

Are your products free from Palm Oil?

Yes, all our products are Palm Oil free.

Are your products NO ADDED SUGAR?

Yes, most of our products contains naturally fruit sugar, NO ADDED SUGAR.

Are your products free from genetically modified (GMO free) ingredients?

Yes, all our ingredients are free from genetically modified (GMO free).

Where can I buy GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products?

Our products are available in a large number of stores. To view more stores on and offline, click here.

In addition our range is also available from a large number of independent & online stores.

Why can’t I find my favorite GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products in my local shop?

Retailers are constantly adjusting their range and if you can not find the product you are looking for, talk to your Store Manager or Head Office.

Where can I buy big quantities & ask more details?

If you are interested to buy big quantities please feel free to get in touch with our head office here.

Do you sell your products in Germany?

Unfortunately, we do not sell any of our products in Germany. However, if you are a trader please get in touch.

Do you sell your products in Russia?

Unfortunately, we do not sell any of our products in Russia. However, if you are a trader please get in touch.

Do you sell your products in USA, Canada?

Unfortunately, we do not sell any of our products in USA, Canada. However, if you are a trader please get in touch.

Who do I contact for wholesale / direct sales?

Unfortunately, we don’t currently have the ability to sell directly in small quantities for obvious reasons. In order to provide direct accounts, for your best services due to the way our business model and policy work, we can not provide volumes less than (conform qualities – minimum open order).

If your business requirement is for a smaller volume you can contact one of our UK wholesaler distributors, who would be happy to assist in smaller orders or you can inform your UK wholesalers to stock our products and distribute to your business.

If you have any further enquiries or want to learn our UK wholesaler distributors, please contact us here!

Do you offer samples?

If you are a store or trader and would like to stock GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products, please feel free to contact us here!

Do you use any depot/warehouse near London?

Our main depot/warehouse is located in Essex area. We use depot exclusively to serve our existing customers with certain order volumes every month or week and with long term trade history to avoid product overstocking, fight waste food and of course offering 100% fresh organic ingredients with good shelf life. This way we protect the healthy ingredients that we use in our products.

Existing Customers:  We serve our existing customers direct from our main depot/warehouse located in Essex area.

New Customers: If you would like to stock GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic, please get in touch with us and let us know your order volume and products that you are interested to purchase every month / week.

Who do I contact for trade enquiries?

If you are a wholesaler, food distributor or a trader and would like to stock GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products, please feel free to contact us here!

Is your packaging recyclable?

Yes! We only use in our packaging recyclable materials to protect & save environment.

Where are your products packed?

GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are packed in Greece.

Do you donate to charity or offer samples and sponsorship?

We receive many letters on a daily basis asking for us to contribute samples. Sadly we are unable to accommodate every request, which is why we have a policy in place where we prioritize giving free samples to charitable causes. Therefore, we are concentrating our efforts on proudly supporting our nominated charitable partners

Do you hold any surplus stock?

Fortunately, we have improved our waste management with our customers, this meaning that we currently hold no surplus stock.

What are the GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic values?

Below you can find our values:

  1. PLANT BASED
  2. NON-GMO
  3. TRUSTED
  4. NATURALLY MADE
  5. ETHICAL
  6. HIGHEST STANDARD
  7. FAMILY RUN
  8. PROTECT PLANET
  9. AMAZING TASTE
  10. 100% TRACEABILITY

What are the GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic memberships?

  1. Soil Association Certifications Ltd
  2. The Vegan Trademark Ltd
  3. Organic Trade Board
  4. EU Organic Agriculture
  5. Protected Designation Of Origin (PDO)

Are GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products certified?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are fully certified.

  1. Organic
  2. Vegan
  3. ISO
  4. HACCP
  5. PDO
  6. etc

How can I contact GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic?

Feel free to get in touch with us, here!

How is possible GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic to produce healthier food with same taste and texture than other companies & existing products in the market?

We ditched the unhealthier ingredients. The first factor when making a product is choose the best & healthier ingredients that can be consumed safely. The second factor is to have an amazing taste and texture so that you can enjoy daily our products.

What is the different of GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic between existing products in the market?

At GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic foods, we produce sustainable and unique organic foods for EVERYONE. We strongly believe that organic foods and healthy natural ingredients offer an amazing combination for healthy benefits and well-being. Here we manufacture healthy organic foods, safe to consume for everyone. Same taste with healthy natural ingredients without preservatives & artificial colors.

What Vitamins & Minerals contains in GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic?

All our products are great source of Vitamins and Minerals. Read the product you are interested in, below, in order to be properly informed.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products contain Omega 3 & Omega 6?

Some of our products are great source of Omega 3 & Omega 6. Read the product you are interested in, below, in order to be properly informed.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products contain protein?

Some of our products are great source of protein. Read the product you are interested in, below, in order to be properly informed.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products contain Polyphenols & Antioxidants?

Some of our products are great source of Polyphenols & Antioxidants. Read the product you are interested in, below, in order to be properly informed.

Where is your Olive Oil sourced from?

All our Olive Oil products are sourced from Greece.

What kind your olive oil varieties you produce?

We produce one of the healthier olive oil variety. Exclusively koroneiki variety.

What is the acidity level for your extra virgin olive oil?

Acidity level is less than 0.6.

Are any chemicals used in the production of your oils?

No, we don’t use any chemicals in the production of our oils.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils contain Vitamins & Minerals?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils contain great source of Vitamins A, E, K and Minerals iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and plenty of beneficial fatty acids.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils contain Polyphenols & Antioxidants?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils polyphenols have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-atherogenic, anti-thrombotic, anti mutagenic  and  hypoglycemic characteristics. Hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, and oleuropein are the  phenolic compounds that are mainly responsible for antioxidant activity of olive oil.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils contain Fatty Acid?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils consist mainly of oleic acid (up to 83%), with smaller amounts of other fatty acids including linoleic acid (up to 21%) and palmitic acid (up to 20%). Extra virgin olive oil is required to have no more than 0.8% free acidity and is considered to have favorable flavor characteristics.

Are GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils follow cold extraction method?

Yes! The oil extraction follows the “Cold Pressed 25C°” method while the storage in stainless steel tanks using nitrogen and the bottling under the strictest quality practices ensures a high concentration of antioxidant and polyphenolic elements.

Are your Olive Oils Vegan?

Yes! Naturally extra virgin olive oil is Vegan. GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils are certified Vegan with the highest standard.

Are your Olive Oils GMO free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils are GMO free.

Are your Olive Oils Gluten free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® olive oils are Gluten free.

Where are your Olives & Pastes sourced from?

All our Olives & Pastes products are sourced from Greece.

What kind of Olives you produce?

We produce Kalamata Kalamon Olives & Green Chalkidiki Olives.

Are your Olives Vegan?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes are certified Vegan.

Are your Olives in brine?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives are in brine. This way you can enjoy the authentic taste of Greek Olives & Pastes with NO preservatives & artificial colours.

Do your Olives contain any preservatives & artificial color added?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from preservatives & artificial colours. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Are any chemicals used in the production of your Olives?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free chemicals. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes contain Vitamins & Minerals?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes are great source of Vitamins A, C, E, K & great source of Minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, cooper.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes contain Polyphenols & Antioxidants?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes are great source of Polyphenols & Antioxidants.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes contain fatty acid?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes are great source of healthy fatty acid. According studies olives contain Oleic Acid (C18:1), a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid.   Linoleic Acid (C18:2), a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that makes up about 3.5 to 21% of olive oil. Palmitic Acid (C16:0), a saturated fatty acid that makes up 7.5 to 20% of olive oil.

Are your Olives Hand-Picked?

Yes! All our Olives are Hand-Picked. This way we can protect the olive origin and make sure olives are produced with the highest standard.

Are your Olives GMO free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes are GMO free.

Are your Olives Gluten free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes are Gluten free.

Are your Olives Ethical produce?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Olives & Pastes are ethically produced.

What is the different between Kalamata Olive & Green Olives?

Kalamata Olives are produced exclusively in Kalamata of Greece & Green Olives are produced exclusively in Chalkidiki of Greece. Kalamata olives are healthier than Green olives (please check nutritional declaration on product details).

Where are your Vinegars & Glazes sourced from?

All our Vinegars & Glazes products are sourced from Greece.

Are Balsamic Vinegars & Balsamic Glazes NO ADDED SUGAR?

Yes! All our products are NO ADDED SUGAR, we use natural fruit sugar. We ditched the sugar and produce healthier organic products for everyone.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Balsamic Vinegars & Balsamic Glazes contain any preservatives & artificial color added?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from preservatives & artificial colours. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients.   

Are Balsamic Vinegars & Balsamic Glazes Vegan?

Yes! Our Balsamic Vinegar & Glazes products are certified Vegan.

Are any chemicals used in the production of your Vinegars & Glazes?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from preservatives & artificial colours. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Vinegars & Glazes contain Vitamins & Minerals?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Vinegars & Glazes are great source of Vitamin K1 & great source of Minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, manganese.

Are Balsamic Vinegars & Balsamic Glazes GMO free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Balsamic Vinegars & Balsamic Glazes are GMO free.

Are Balsamic Vinegars & Balsamic Glazes Gluten free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Balsamic Vinegars & Balsamic Glazes are Gluten free.

What is Spoon Sweet?

Hmmm, Spoon sweets are sweet preserves, served in a spoon. Spoon Sweet is one of the older & authentic products in Balkans. Our Spoon Sweets contain whole pieced of fresh and seasonal organic fruits.

How to eat a Spoon Sweet?

Spoon sweets are usually offered to guests served by the teaspoon in a small porcelain or crystal glass dish or bowl, with coffee or tea and cold water. Our Spoon Sweets contain whole pieces of fresh seasonal organic fruits.

Where are your fruit ingredients sourced from?

All our organic fruits products are sourced from Greece.

Are Spoon Sweets NO ADDED SUGAR?

Yes! Our amazing range of spoon sweets contain natural fruit sugar for health benefits. GOLDEN VIRGIN® spoon sweets are NO ADDED SUGAR and give you different and superior taste.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Spoon Sweets contain any preservatives & artificial color added?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from preservatives & artificial colours. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Are any chemicals used in the production of your Spoon Sweets?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free chemicals. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Spoon Sweets contain Vitamins & Minerals?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Spoon Sweets are great source of Vitamins such as A, B1, B6, B9, C, E, K (K1) & great source of Minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, calcium, phosphorus.

Are your Spoon Sweets Vegan?

Yes! Our Spoon Sweets products are certified Vegan.

Are your Spoon Sweets GMO free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Spoon Sweets are GMO free.

Are your Spoon Sweets Gluten free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Spoon Sweets are GMO free.

Are your Spoon Sweets Handmade produce?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® spoon sweets are exclusively handmade. This way we protect the traditional recipes and authentic tastes.

What is Chutney?

Chutneys are special sauces made of 100% Greek fruits and vegetables along with herbs and spices. They are an ideal solution to complement your meals: with omelets, snacks, sandwiches, meat, cheese, salads or just as a dip!

Where are your Chutneys sourced from?

All our organic chutneys products are sourced from Greece.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Chutneys contain any preservatives & artificial color added?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from preservatives & artificial colours. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Are any chemicals used in the production of your Chutneys?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from chemicals. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Chutneys contain Vitamins & Minerals?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Chutneys are great source of Vitamins such as C, B (B1, B2, B5, B6), K & great source of Minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus.

Are Chutneys NO ADDED SUGAR?

Yes! All our chutneys are NO ADDED SUGAR. GOLDEN VIRGIN® Chutneys contain natural fruit sugar for health benefits.

Are your Chutneys Vegan?

Yes! Our Chutneys products are certified Vegan.

Are your Chutneys GMO free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Chutneys are GMO free.

Are your Chutneys Gluten free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Chutneys are Gluten free.

Are your Chutneys Handmade?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Chutneys are exclusively handmade. This way we protect the traditional recipes.

Where are your Tomato Ketchups sourced from?

All our organic ketchup products are sourced from Greece.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tomato Ketchups contain any preservatives & artificial color added?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from preservatives & artificial colours. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Are any chemicals used in the production of your Tomato Ketchups?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from preservatives & artificial colours. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tomato Ketchups contain Vitamins & Minerals?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Ketchups are great source of Vitamins such as A, B, B3, B4, C, E, K (1) & great source of Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, cooper, phosphorus, sodium, iron.

Are your Tomato Ketchups NO ADDED SUGAR?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Ketchups contain natural fruit sugar for health benefits. Now you can enjoy your favorite ketchups without concern the sugar.

Are your Tomato Ketchups Vegan?

Yes! Our Ketchups products are certified Vegan.

Are your Tomato Ketchups GMO free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Ketchups are GMO free.

Are your Tomato Ketchups Gluten free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Ketchups are Gluten free.

Are your Tomato Ketchups Handmade?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Ketchups are handmade. This way you can enjoy real Ketchups sause.

Are your Tomato Ketchups Palm Oil free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Ketchups are Palm Oil free.

Where is your Hummus sourced from?

Our organic Hummus is sourced from Greece.

Does GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus contain any preservatives & artificial color added?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from preservatives & artificial colours. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Are any chemicals used in the production of your Hummus?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from chemicals. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Does GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus contains Vitamins & Minerals?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus is great source of Vitamins such as E, B6, K & great source of Minerals such as potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium, calcium.

Does GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus contains Protein?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus is great source of Protein.

Does GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus contains Antioxidants?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus is great source of Antioxidants.

Does GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus contains Omega 6?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus is great source of Omega 6.

Is your Hummus Vegan?

Yes! Our Hummus is certified Vegan.

Is your Hummus GMO free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus is GMO free.

Is your Hummus Gluten free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus is Gluten free.

Is your Hummus Handmade?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus is handmade.

Is your Hummus Palm Oil free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Hummus is Palm Oil free.

Where are your Tahini Spreads (Sesame Spreads) sourced from?

Our organic Tahini Spreads are sourced from Greece.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads contain any preservatives & artificial color added?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free from preservatives & artificial colours. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Are any chemicals used in the production of your Tahini Spreads?

No! GOLDEN VIRGIN® organic products are free chemicals. We care what you eat and our key is our healthy authentic ingredients. 

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads contains Vitamins & Minerals?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads are great source of Vitamins such as E, B2, B3, B5, B6 & great source of Minerals such as zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, calcium, sodium.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads contains Protein?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads are great source of Protein.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads contains Antioxidants?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads are great source of Antioxidants.

Do GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads contains Omega 3 & 6?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads are great source of Omega 3 & Omega 6.

Are your Tahini Spreads Vegan?

Most of our Tahini Spreads products are certified organic. Please check each product details.

Are your Tahini Spreads GMO free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads are GMO free.

Are your Tahini Spreads Gluten free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads are Gluten free.

Are your Tahini Spreads Handmade?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads are handmade.

Are your Tahini Spreads Palm Oil free?

Yes! GOLDEN VIRGIN® Tahini Spreads are Palm Oil free.

Are any of your Tahini Spreads contain nuts?

Please check of products ingredients list of each products in our website for more details.