It’s not MiWadi, it’s Emma’s Wadi and it’s reportedly Ireland’s favourite squash.
Emma Dorgan from Rathcormac, Co Cork, who celebrates her fifth birthday on Friday, was yesterday chosen from 23,000 children in Ireland who entered the MiWadi MiWay competition.
Emma’s chose all of her favourite flavours when creating Banaberry Split — blackcurrants, bananas, and ice cream.
After 3,000 votes were cast over three days, MiWadi finally had their winner with Emma’s fantastic fusion of flavours and the newest squash available on the Irish market.
Her father Don said there would be plenty of Banaberry Split at Emma’s birthday party on Friday.
“I have tried it myself and it really does taste delicious, which I found pleasantly surprising,” he said.
“The reason behind Emma’s choice of flavours is simple — blackcurrant is the MiWadi she takes to school each day, bananas are her favourite fruit, and she always picks ice cream when ordering dessert.”
Emma is looking forward to starting school this September in Rathcormac’s Scoil Bhríde, and letting all her schoolmates know about her new-found fame.
“I can’t wait to start school so I can show all my friends my Wadi,” she said.
Don said Emma decided to enter the competition after being encouraged to do so by her older sister, Kate, 9. Emma also has a younger brother, Daniel, 2.
Emma’s prize is a trip for herself and her family in Disneyland’s resort in Paris, plus €1,000 in spending money.
Her mother Lynda said they were extremely proud of Emma, who loves playing with her dolls and her sister when she is not inventing flavoured squashes.
“The kids are so excited about going to Disneyland and can’t stop asking when we are going. We plan to go in September as it will mark our 10th wedding anniversary, so it will be very special,” she said.
The competition gave children an opportunity to enter a virtual MiWadi factory to select the fruits and flavours for their ‘Wadi’ and name their new flavour.
Dee Cunnian from MiWadi, part of Britvic Ireland, said they were delighted to launch their new limited edition Emma’s Wadi to the market.
“Emma’s Wadi is simply a creation that only a child’s imagination could conjure up. Her blend of delicious flavours certainly has a distinctive taste from any other squash.”
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