LI startup’s product will be in Oscars swag bags

A Long Island food startup will be headed to Hollywood this weekend when one of its bestselling products makes an appearance in the highly sought-after Oscar gift bags.

Gourmet Ghee Co., a Lynbrook maker of ghee – a type of clarified butter originating from Indian cuisine – was contacted by organizers for the star-studded event last fall. On Sunday, jars of one of the company’s bestselling flavors, Black Truffle, will be given to attendees of the award show and the after-party.

Giving high-value gift bags to nominated directors and actors has long been a tradition at the Oscars and similar awards shows. The bags often contain big-ticket items and a collection of beauty products, and this year’s swag bags are expected to include a variety of cannabis-infused edibles and skin care products.