Win limited batch of Warriors mint balls

Joint managing directors John Winnard MBE and Antony Winnard, right, taste the sweets, as the company Santus famed for making Uncle Joe's Mint Balls, have produced a unique Cherry and Whites flavoured sweet to celebrate Wigan Warriors playing in the Super League Grand Final.

Joint managing directors John Winnard MBE and Antony Winnard, right, taste the sweets, as the company Santus famed for making Uncle Joe's Mint Balls, have produced a unique Cherry and Whites flavoured sweet to celebrate Wigan Warriors playing in the Super League Grand Final.

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TWO of Wigan’s most famous exports have come together in celebration of this Saturday’s Old Trafford showdown.

To mark the Warriors reaching the Super League Grand Final - and giving themselves the chance of a rare double with the Challenge Cup already in the trophy cabinet - the makers of Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls have come up with another novelty line of sweets.

And Wigan Evening Post readers have the chance of winning two sharing jars of these Cherry and White Drops. The William Santus and Co factory in Dorning Street this week produced the limited edition batch of cherry-flavoured confectionary in the Warriors’ traditional colours.

Co-director John Winnard said that it was the obvious and logical thing to do because of the team’s terrific achievements this year and because the firm did something similar for Wigan Athletic as their FA Cup adventure neared its equally spectacular conclusion in the spring. He added: “We always want to treat our two great sporting teams equally and pay tribute when they are doing something special.

“This year we produced our first black Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls - on account of the away strip Latics were wearing for the FA Cup Final. And now to celebrate the Warriors reaching the Grand Final against Warrington we have come up with some Cherry and White Drops for the first time.”

For Wigan Evening Post readers to be in with a chance of winning one of the sharing jars of Uncle’s Joe’s Cherry and White Drops, answer correctly the following question and e-mail it along with a daytime telephone number to newsroom@lancspublications.co.uk before 10am tomorrow.

The winner would have to be able to come into the Wigan Evening Post’s offices at Martland Mill to pick up their prize before 4pm on Friday.

Q: In what year did Wigan Warriors last win the Grand Final?