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Jelly Babies, Cola Bottles, Haribo or humbugs – what’s your favourite when it comes to the pick and mix counter?
Thanks to KCOM, youngsters will be able to claim a free bag of all their confectionery favourites when it turns its Carr Lane service centre into a sweet shop for one day only.
The centre will be transformed into the Willy Wonka-esque destination of choice for anyone with a sweet tooth, giving out free bags of treats between 9am and 5pm on Saturday, 15 September.
Cathy Phillips, KCOM’s chief marketing officer, said: “We’ll be transforming our Carr Lane shop into a traditional sweet emporium for the day and handing out free bags of pick and mix on a first-come first-serve basis to anyone who has a hankering for Haribo.
“Why not make a day of it and grab a bag of sweets to enjoy while having a wander around our historic city centre phone box trail for a fun, free and informative day out?”
As well as treats for those with a hankering for Haribo, customers who take a selfie in our shop and upload to Instagram using the #myKCOMmix will also be put into a draw to win one of five Netflix subscriptions worth £50 each.
There is even a chance to win a new Samsung Galaxy tablet by designing a sweet for our Hull Sweet competition and posting it into our post box.
The event is part of the launch of KCOM’s new Pick and Mix range of broadband packages.
Pick and Mix enables customers to choose the speed and data that best suits their needs, with the option of adding a call package on top.
As well as opening its sweet emporium, KCOM has recently launched its search to find the “official flavour of Hull” which it will then have made into a range of three new city sweets.
Among the hundreds of ideas already suggested by visitors to KCOM’s stand at the Freedom Festival are the Humber Humbug, the Tenfoot Toffee and the Phone Box Choc.
Other Hull-evoking flavours people would like to see enshrined in a sweet include Spiders nightclub’s infamous cocktail the Pangalactic Gargle Blaster, the Dead Tasty Blueberry Bod, the Reckitts Blue Intensely Minty Chew and the honey-flavoured Bee Lady Bon Bon.
If you haven’t sent in your idea yet there is still time to get involved with the closing date for entries on Sunday, September 30.
To submit your sweet suggestion visit the KCOM Carr lane service centre on Saturday or do it online here.