A touch of Cobram has made its way to Canberra, with those at the highest level of the Federal Government momentarily swapping politics for taste testing.

At Parliament House this month, Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, introduced Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister and leader of The Nationals, Michael McCormack, to MP Harvest Foods’ Apple Crisps.

Not to be left out, Victorian Senator, Bridget McKenzie, also tried some of the innovative new product.

All three gave a thumbs up in approval.

The Apple Crisps are produced by MP Harvest Foods, a division of family-owned Cobram fruit grower Manto Produce. The company, led by John and Nicholas Mantovani, sources its fresh fruits from Manto, as well as from local growers.

“I applaud MP Harvest Foods for their innovation and determination in bringing their unique Apple Crisps product to market,” Mr Drum said.

“The crisps are essentially dried apple pieces that are not baked or fried, have no oil or added sugar, preservative, flavours or colours, and are vegan friendly.

“As more and more people opt for healthy food options, I expect Apple Crisps to be the snack of choice for people looking for something new and exciting – and healthy!”

In January, Mr Drum visited MP Harvest Foods to inspect the innovative technology being used to produce Apple Crisps.

“More than two years ago, John Mantovani brought the idea to my attention and despite many challenges along the way – not the least being COVID-19 – it is fantastic to see things now at the production stage,” Mr Drum said.


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