Tuesday 20 August 2019

The Choca-latte kid: Callum's bar in shops

Best bar: Callum Clogher with one of his Choca-latte treats. Picture: PA
Best bar: Callum Clogher with one of his Choca-latte treats. Picture: PA

Gabija Gataveckaite

A teenager has seen his chocolate dreams come true with the ultimate Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory experience.

Callum Clogher (17), from Co Roscommon, is one of three finalists in the Cadbury Inventor competition, which called on chocolate lovers in the UK and Ireland to create a new sweet treat.

His creation, the Choca-latte - a blend of chocolate, coffee, biscuits and vanilla - is now on sale in shops.

"I do think my bar is the best because I love coffee and the bar has a real creamy coffee taste and a lovely smell," said Callum, who is going into sixth year at Coláiste Mhuire secondary school in Ballygar, Co Roscommon.

Members of the public can vote for their favourite and the winner will be announced in September.

"I'm looking for support because I think everyone will like it - people who like coffee will love it, and those who don't like coffee will still like the creamy taste," added Callum.

He and his fellow finalists visited Cadbury's factory in Birmingham, England, earlier this year, where they saw their inventive creations being made.

"It tasted exactly how I imagined it," Callum said.

"It was really strange to put it on a page and have a taste in mind and then have it taste exactly like I imagined."

Irish Independent

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