Harrison and Margo Hocking present Kirsty Marwood from Port Fairy Consolidated Primary with a cheque for $1000. Margo and Harrison Hocking dressed as characters from the Willy Wonka film during their visit to the Wonka factory.
Harrison and Margo Hocking with Sunrise television weather presenter Edwina Bartholomew and two Wonka Oompa Loompas.
The Hocking family on the Wonka factory tour.
PORT Fairy siblings Margo and Harrison Hocking have the golden touch.
The two were winners of the Wonka Golden Ticket competition with the prize a visit to the company’s chocolate factory in Melbourne.
Along with their parents, Steve and Philippa, they were chauffeur driven to Melbourne for the tour and put up in five-star accommodation.
During the two-day tour of the Wonka factory the siblings got the chance to create their own chocolate block, which they called the Pondicherrylicious.
This creation was made of red cherry pieces, roasted coconut and mini pink Smarties.
They were able to take 50 of these special chocolate blocks home with them to share with family and friends.
Another 50 blocks will be given out randomly by the company to people who voted for it.
That the Hocking children produced a winning recipe should come as no surprise. The family knows a thing or two about quality food, as they run the Time and Tide restaurant in Port Fairy.
The Hockings were one of five families chosen to undertake the tour from the thousands of entries from across Australia and New Zealand.
Each of the five winners were asked to put forward a recipe for a new chocolate block, with the public then voting on their favourite recipe.
The creation from 11-year-old Harrison and nine-year-old Margo proved to be the most popular giving them the chance to bring their recipe to life.
Mr Hocking said the support of the Port Fairy community played a big part in this win.
“The children at both Port Fairy Consolidated, where Margo and Harrison go to school, and St Patrick’s Port Fairy provided great support through plenty of votes, as did the wider Port Fairy community,” Mr Hocking said.
“It was such a wonderful experience for our family with the Wonka company taking great care of us and the schools being so supportive.”
The support of the two schools was rewarded with the Wonka company presenting them both with a cheque for $1000 for their support of the Hocking family.