Everything “strictly local” at Monty’s of Montville

Everything “strictly local” at Monty’s of Montville

If you’re looking to buy a Coca Cola in Montville, you’ll be wasting your time by dropping in to Monty’s of Montville.

The store sells proudly sells only Queensland-made products, and some98% of those are sourced from producers locally in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Their blued ribbon products include 43 different milkshake and thick shake flavours, using only local Maleny Dairies milk, ice cream from Colin James in Maleny and flavouring syrups all sourced in the Sunshine State, mainly from Crows Nest.

The store was recently voted among the best milkshake outlets on the Sunshine Coast, by metropolist.com.au

“There was no one out there that sold only local products – they might do one shelf of them – but I wanted to do a whole store that was predominantly locally made,” owner Greg Burnett said of his motivation to open the store.

That was five years ago, and so far it’s been a huge success, with some of their jams and chutneys in such demand from one-time English tourists that they’ll pay whatever it costs to get them posted to their home in London.

“We’re in Queensland and I just wanted to showcase as much local as possible – if someone comes in from down south, they don’t want a bottle of jam from Victoria if they’re from Victoria themselves.”

Monty’s of Montville also sell a musk flavoured soft drink made exclusively for the store, as well as exclusive dukkah’s in flavours like Montville Citrus Twist (nuts, herbs and spices ideal for savoury dishes) and Montville Summer Delight (which goes very well with plain yoghurt).

It’s also known for its waffle cones that are all gluten free.

“It’s great because those with a gluten intolerance, who have never had a waffle cone, can now have a waffle cone, and they feel really special,” Greg said.

“Some of the feedback we get, ‘they’re the best milkshakes we’ve ever had’ and ‘really friendly service’, and we’re getting really good reviews on Trip Adviser.”

To try one of the many milkshakes, or some of the other Queensland products, make sure you drop into the store in central Montville.

The story is located at Shop 8 / 171-183 Main Street, Montville. The website address is: www.montysofmontville.com

Come On Up is an independent publication featuring the best kept secrets in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Locally published and produced by Hinterland Publishing House.

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