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Okanagan's Unusually Good Apple Bites looking to be national snack champs


A business venture launched by the Enactus program at Okanagan College is making a pitch at a regional competition that could lead to a national championship.

Enactus is an international student organization aimed at creating “positive change in their communities by using the power of social entrepreneurship,” according to a press release.

In 2018, Enactus students joined forces with the North Okanagan Gleaners Association to create Unusually Good Food Co.

They collect apples that would otherwise go to waste then dice and dehydrate them to make their apple treats.

Then their Unusually Good Apple Bites are given to school children and marginalized people facing food insecurity and have been shipped as far away as Nunavut, Guatemala, North Korea, Ukraine and Armenia, the news release states.

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Unusually Good Food Co. also sells cider.
Unusually Good Food Co. also sells cider.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Unusually Good Food Co.

Since 2018, they’ve harvested 66,550 pounds of apples, conserved more than 13.9 million litres of water, offset more than 130 tonnes of C02 emissions while producing more than 100,000 servings, the news release states.

The Okanagan College students have been accepted to compete virtually in the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition on March 7 to 12 competing against other Western Canadian schools for a chance to go to the National Exposition in May.

Unusually Good also makes a cider that's available in some grocery stores in the Central and North Okanagan, or can be ordered online here.

Learn more about Unusually Good here.

To learn more about Enactus, go here.

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