KCOM launches search to find the sweet taste of Hull
Can you help capture the authentic taste of Hull in a sweet treat?
Results of competititon to find Hull's favourite flavour
Hull has revealed its favourite flavours when it comes to having a sweet tooth.
In August, KCOM launched a competition to find ‘the flavour of Hull’ so it could distil them into three sweets that capture the essence of the city.
Now after hundreds of votes and suggestions from the public – the three winners have been chosen.
A spokesman for KCOM said: “Our search to find the essence of Hull has proved hugely popular with hundreds of suggestions pouring in with a wide variety of flavours that evoke the city.
“We’ve been inundated with some very imaginative entries ranging from the Dead Tasty Blueberry Bod and the Reckitts Blue Intensely Minty Chew through to the Bee Lady Bon Bon and the Pangalactic Gargle Blaster, inspired by Spiders nightclub’s legendary cocktail.
“It was a difficult choice to pick three winners to be made into real sweets in time for Christmas – but in the end we picked three worthy winners that shine through with ‘Ullness.”
The winners that have now been turned into boiled sweet treats are the Hull City Sweet, created by seven-year-old Harrison Walker, Green Ginger, created by 89-year-old Jean Anderson and the honey-flavoured Bishops Bee Burst, created by James Challen.
The triumphant trio have now collected bags of their sweet creations to enjoy during the festive season.
Retired Jean Anderson said she chose to name her sweet after Hull’s famous Land of Green Ginger street.
She said: “I chose it because it’s an unusual and unique part of Hull’s history.
“I’m shocked I won to be honest. I can’t eat too many sweets because I’m diabetic but I’ll share them with my friends when I go sequence dancing on a Tuesday.
“I think they taste really nice – like gingerbread which I love.”
Football fan Harrison also got an extra treat with tickets to a Hull City home match where he met Tigers legend Dean Windass.
He said he designed his sweet – a chocolate orange creation – after hearing about the competition at the Freedom Festival.
He said: “I chose chocolate because it’s my favourite flavour – and now I’ve tasted it I think it’s yummy.
“I can’t believe I won. I’ve told all my friends at school and they’re very excited; they all want to try my sweets now.”