Bournemouth schoolgirl’s winning scrummy sweet could be on sale across the country (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Bournemouth schoolgirl’s winning scrummy sweet could be on sale across the country
A SCHOOLGIRL has designed a sweet which could soon be on sale across the country.
Seven-year-old Humayara Khan was among 290 who entered a competition dreamed up by the owner of their school’s local sweet shop.
Sandy Causley of Kinson Treats asked pupils of Kinson Primary to design a sweet which could be made by the shop’s sweet supplier.
“It took us a long time to choose,” said Sandy.
“There were some really weird and wonderful ideas.
“They were given four shapes that they could use.
“They could colour it in and name the sweet, say whether it was fizzy or sour, and, providing they met all the criteria for manufacture, then we went ahead.”
Humayara’s winning sweet is called Scrummy Yummy Strawberry.
“They make your eyes water for a few moments and then you get into this lovely thick strawberry taste,” said Sandy.
Humayara wins 100g of her own sweets every week for a year, while the school received a 3kg jar of them to use for fundraising.
The sweets are already on sale in the shop, having been manufactured by UK Sweets Limited.
“They’re going to start advertising them and they supply all over the country and internationally, so hopefully you’ll be able to get them across the country,” said Sandy.
The sweets sell for 89p for a 100g bag at Kinson Treats.
Kinson Primary’s headteacher Victoria Bryan said: “It was a lovely community project and that’s why we wanted to get involved. We had all manner of designs, thinking of different flavours, different colours and different combinations of sweets.
“Some children were able to use mathematical knowledge to look at the shape of the sweet, others looked at flavours they felt would complement each other.”
The school’s big jar of sweets is to be raffled in aid of Children in Need.
Miss Bryan said it was currently in her office but she was under orders not to open it.
“They know I’ve got a sweet tooth,” she said.
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