Great Dunmow's own Willy Wonka sets the sweetest of challenges
PUBLISHED: 13:10 25 January 2010 | UPDATED: 07:31 30 May 2010
GREAT Dunmow s very own Willy Wonka is setting the sweetest of challenges to the town s residents by giving them an opportunity to design their very tasty treat. Mr Grumpy s old fashioned sweet shop owner, Carlos Ghosh, has laid down the gauntlet at the f
GREAT Dunmow's very own Willy Wonka is setting the sweetest of challenges to the town's residents by giving them an opportunity to design their very tasty treat.
Mr Grumpy's old fashioned sweet shop owner, Carlos Ghosh, has laid down the gauntlet at the feet of adults and children and challenged them to create their own one-off piece of confetionary.
He will then use a mystery manufacturer to create the product which will be sold in his Stortford Road shop.
Mr Ghosh said: "Anyone can enter, but I did originally think the competition would just be for children. However, when we ran a small pilot competition last year we found that adults were just as keen to design their own sweets, so, we have opened it up to everyone and anyone."
The only rules in the competition stipulate that all entries must be drawn by hand and the product must be a sweet - not a chocolate.
Entry forms are available from the shop and the competition will run from this week right up until March 13.
The winning sweet design will be chosen by a select panel of five judges, including Mr Ghosh, and once the winner has been announced the sweet will be put into production and sold in the shop.
The winner will also receive a year's supply of their own sweet at the ratio of 200 grams per week.
Mr Ghosh added: "We hope are hoping to get lots of entries and therefore lots of ideas, we want people to be as creative as possible.
"We will welcome entries from anywhere by any number of people. Children could even work in groups if they wanted - the whole competition is all about having fun."
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