Millie’s sweet idea goes UK-wide

A Shropshire biscuit company has helped a six-year-old girl get her biscuit design into national supermarkets.

Millie Horbunowicz inspired the new unicorn design
Millie Horbunowicz inspired the new unicorn design

Market Drayton-based Original Biscuit Bakers has helped make Millie Horbunowicz’s dream come true by producing a new unicorn-themed gingerbread biscuit for Waitrose, recently launched in over 240 Waitrose shops nationwide.

The new gingerbread biscuit ‘Millie the Unicorn’, has been named after Millie of Swindon, who wrote to the baker at Waitrose requesting a unicorn-shaped biscuit, after being disappointed when she couldn’t find her favourite mythical creature among the dinosaurs and dragons when visiting the shop with her aunt in 2020.

Waitrose quickly responded, and, working in partnership with Market Drayton biscuit supplier Original Biscuit Bakers, produced a brand new novelty biscuit – shaped and decorated as a unicorn.

It was decided by the Original Biscuit Bakers that the new line should be named Millie, after the little girl’s request to have a unicorn biscuit.

Millie Horbunowicz inspired the new unicorn design

Millie said: “I really, really like the biscuit, because it has my favourite unicorn colours and it’s named after me. The colouring, gold unicorn feet and head horn are just perfect and it was delicious, I give it 11 out of 10! I really like unicorns; if I was a biscuit, I would be a unicorn.”

Sales and marketing director of Original Biscuit Bakers, Sarah Hopcroft, said: “We were delighted to be approached by Waitrose to help develop a unicorn biscuit to make Millie’s dream come true.

"We wanted to name the biscuit after Millie in recognition of her initiative to ask Waitrose to develop a new gingerbread product.”

Phillippa Bortoli, Waitrose bakery buyer, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to take Millie’s idea on board.”

Val Shepherd, Millie’s aunt, said: “Millie is a delight to be with; she has a very enquiring mind, so any time spent with her is enlightening.

"It’s so lovely to see a little girl’s ideas being listened to by a large supermarket. Well done Millie, we are all so proud of you!”

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