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How honey dill chips are helping kids with life-threatening illnesses
Published Friday, August 16, 2019 9:31AM CST Last Updated Friday, August 16, 2019 9:32AM CST
Honey dill chips. (Source: Ace Burpee/Twitter)
Manitobans will soon be able to buy chips with a very familiar flavour and give back to the community at the same time.
Starting next week, honey dill chips will be sold at Red River Co-op food stores and gas bars.
The inspiration for the chip came from Ace Burpee with Virgin Radio, which shares a parent company with CTV News Winnipeg.
He went to Red River Co-Op with the idea for the chips just over a year ago.
Burpee’s dream has now become a reality that will help give back to kids in Manitoba.
That’s because 25 cents from every bag sold will go to the Dream Factory, a Manitoba-based charity that works to make dreams come true for children battling life-threatening illnesses.
“It can be anything from trips around the world to meeting with celebrities, shopping sprees, backyard makeovers. If a kid has dreamed of it we’ve probably heard it here,” said Andrew Kussy, the Dream Factory’s development manager.
The chips will hit store shelves beginning on Monday.