CMI Puts Ambrosia Apples in the Gift Bags of Hollywood's Hottest Stars for the Oscars
- by Andrew McDaniel
WENATCHEE, WA - Oscar hopefuls this year are getting a sweet consolation prize, thanks to Ambrosia™ apples.
The company is stepping up its apples as a first-time featured item in the official gift bags that non-winners in the major categories will receive at the 87th Annual Oscars®. Ambrosia™ apples will be the only fresh produce item to be included in this year’s gift bag, and will be part of over $80,000 worth of merchandise given as part of the “Everybody Wins at the Oscars®” nominee gift baskets.
“Ambrosia™ apples really are exceptional, worthy of Hollywood’s best,” said Steve Lutz, Vice President of Marketing. “While the award nominee gift bag is always unique, sweet, crisp Ambrosia™ apples have earned their moment in the spotlight as well. We’re delighted to have Ambrosia™ apples included.”
With a name meaning “food of the gods,” Ambrosia™ apples are right at home on Oscars night, according to a press release. Ambrosia™ is a relative newcomer to the American-grown apple market, after being discovered by chance in Canada.
Ambrosia™ apples in the United States are exclusively grown by McDougall & Sons, a family-owned fruit farming company in Wenatchee, Washington with roots going back over 100 years. All Ambrosia apples are non-GMO, and after 10 years of orchard development, both organic and conventionally grown Ambrosia apples are now available nationally in leading food markets.