Sometimes it can feel like Hollywood is lightyears away from Seattle. How they dress, how they shop - especially on nights like the Academy Awards. Can you imagine movie stars sauntering though our city in full-on evening gowns? We can't either.
But tonight, everyone in the major acting and directing categories at the Oscars are getting a little piece of Washington's finest in their swag bags: Opal Apples. They're a mix between a Golden Delicious and a Topaz, and are grown and packed in exclusively by Broetje Orchards in Washington State.
This isn't the first time Washington apples have taken a spot in the illustrious bags - and you may be thinking; huh. Why in the world is there an apple in a SWAG BAG? It's like that one neighborhood lady who gives out carrot sticks on Halloween.
But bear with us a minute here - because Opal apples in particular are pretty cool. They've only been on the market in the U.S. for a couple years, but are already known as the 'non-browning' apple. They, unlike many other apples, have a naturally slow oxidation rate so they don't brown after slicing.
Take that nominees! Talk about #FunFacts!
Receivers of the swag bags will get a sample box of six Opal apples, and a gift certificate they can redeem for monthly delivery of the apples while they're in season (October through June).
The rest of us have to visit Walmart, Whole Foods or Trader Joe's like normal people...ahh, to be a star and get free apples.
The Academy Awards are on Sunday, February 27 on KOMO at 5:30 p.m.. Enjoy!