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Couple turn their oil into gold
Monica and David Nunn of Great Ness Oil
Monica and David Nunn are selling 1,000 bottles of their oil a week

Rape seed oil may not sound the most glamorous of crops but a Shropshire couple have made it into the latest foodie craze.

David and Monica Nunn from Great Ness started their business 18 months ago and are selling 1,000 bottles of their flavoured oil a week.

They have recently struck a deal with supermarket chain, Tesco and also sell to delicatessens.

Their oil is even being used in popcorn making kits.

Although they sell their oil in 60 Tesco stores David said they still valued smaller outlets: "Tesco respected our retails price so that we don't undermine our delicatessen and farm shop business."

Expanding the business

The couple, who bottle all the oil by hand, plan to extend their current range of seven flavours. Monica said it was a very healthy product: " I'm really proud of what we do. It's an incredibly brilliant product. It's just so good for you. It's amazing."

As well as creating more flavours, David said they were expanding their business: "We are moving more now into the food service side of the business which is the commercial oil side.

"The people that supply the to the restaurants, hotels, chip shops and that sort of business."

David said they they were getting inquiries from all over Britain and further afield: "We've had people ring us from the States, from Australia, we seem to be going all over the place."


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