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Old Country Olive Oil Newsletter May 2017

Lots of news in the world of Old Country Olive Oil!! We are well into the month of May and we are almost sold out for this season's batch! This is indeed a record for our United States sales! Thank you!!As you may or may not know, Old Country Olive Oil has been around for centuries but has only been available in the USA for the past 10 years. That being said, this year we have brought 3 times more than we have ever brought before so that we could try and meet the demand of our loyal customers. It is just as frustrating to us as it is to you when you need more Old Country Olive Oil and we are out for 6 months! We are also extremely proud to report that we were also able to give back $7,000 through our $5...

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Don't take your Old Country Olive Oil for granted! You never know just how good you have it until, well, you don't!  Lucia Iannotta, head of an olive farm, checks an olive tree branch in at the family business' grove, in Capocroce, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, fans of Italian olive oil are in for a surprise this year as prices are due to jump by as much as 20 percent. Source: Houston Chronicle 

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Do you know what's in your olive oil?

Do you know what's in your olive oil? Lucky for you we know what's in ours-nothing but the finest extra virgin olives, hand-picked, cold-pressed, unrefined, and unfiltered. Nothing is ever added or taken away-we guarantee it. The 14 Fake Olive Oil Companies Are Revealed Now – Avoid These BrandsIt was found that even 7 of the biggest olive oil makers in the USA, mix their items with cheap oils to get more profits. Namely, one of the products we regard as healthiest and a remedy for longevity has been corrupted. Apparently, even 70% of olive oil sold in the U.S. stores is fake, as they have been cut with cheaper, inferior oils like canola and sunflower oil! This is similar to the 2008 practice in Italy. This meant seizure for 85 oil farms that mixed some percentage chlorophyll with sunflower and canola to the olive...

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Everything we love to eat is a scam

Among the many things New Yorkers pride ourselves on is food: making it, selling it and consuming only the best, from single-slice pizza to four-star sushi. We have fish markets, Shake Shacks and, as of this year, 74 Michelin-starred restaurants. Yet most everything we eat is fraudulent. In his new book, "Real Food Fake Food," author Larry Olmsted exposes the breadth of counterfeit foods we’re unknowingly eating. After reading it, you'll want to be fed intravenously for the rest of your life. Think you're getting Kobe steak when you order the $350 "Kobe steak" off the menu at Old Homestead? Nope - Japan sells its rare Kobe beef to just three restaurants in the United States, and 212 Steakhouse is the only one in New York. That Kobe is probably Wagyu, a cheaper, passable cut, Olmsted says. (Old Homestead declined The Post's request for comment.)...

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