Schoolgirl gets star treatment

Crewe Guardian: Rowan Dempsey Rowan Dempsey

A DREAM came true for a porridge-loving little girl when Mornflake invited her behind the scenes of its famous breakfast foods factory.

Rowan Dempsey, aged four, had the VIP treatment when she visited the kitchens where the company’s team of super-tasters create new products and flavours for the nation to enjoy.

The Nantwich youngster handed in a letter to Mornflake staff manning a stand at the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival.

She told them about how much she loves eating the Crewe-made breakfast brand calling it ‘yummy’ and suggested the company make a vanilla flavour.

Marketing spokesman Catherine Sadler said: “We were so charmed by Rowan we invited her to see the kitchens at work.

“Mornflake products are made to a secret family recipe and only staff are allowed in but for Rowan we made an exception.

“Although we don’t have vanilla-flavour porridge in our product portfolio, we made one up specially for Rowan and she lapped it up. It could be something we consider in the future.”

Rowan decided to take the porridge and her Mornflake goodie bag to Weaver Primary School for ‘show and tell’ to classmates.

Her mum Laura said: “Rowan absolutely loves passing the factory and we guess at what is going on inside. She has her Mornflake porridge milky every morning and was so excited, she counted ‘sleeps’ to her visit. To go inside where it’s made, taking the delicious aroma of the oats toasting, was a treat she will always remember.”

Mornflake is the major sponsor of the festival and welcomed hundreds of product fans to its stand in the gourmet food hall. It sold more than 500 packs of its famous oats and other products including muesli and granola.

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