First-ever amphibian becomes 2021 Cadbury Bunny

By Anthony Myers

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Pic: The Hershey Company
Pic: The Hershey Company

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The Hershey Company, which sells Cadbury products in the US under licence from Cadbury UK Ltd, has announced the winner of its 2021 Cadbury Bunny Competition – and it’s a frog called Betty!

With more than 12,000 entries nationwide, the Australian White's Treefrog from Florida is the first female and first amphibian to take the top prize in the Easter-themed contest.

Betty will be the new star of the iconic Cadbury Clucking Bunny Commercial, set to air on TV nationwide this spring​.

According to her owner, Kaitlyn V., Betty enjoys snacking, bathing in her favourite bowl, jumping around and hanging out with her fellow frog friends. Aside from being the contest's smallest winner to-date and a natural at the bunny hop, Betty is also making history as the first amphibian and first female winner.

"Betty's been a great addition to our home and we are so glad we get to share her with the rest of the world!"​ said Kaitlyn V., "she has been a wonderful companion at college and thanks to the support of my friends, family and the amphibian community, I know she'll make Cadbury proud as she inherits the bunny ears​."

Cadbury Bunny Tryouts

With over 12,000 entries nationwide, 2021 was a record year for the Cadbury Bunny Tryouts. Together, the Cadbury team judges and last year's winner and guest judge, Lieutenant Dan, narrowed the contenders down to the most diverse 10 finalists ever, including a frog, donkey, miniature horse and goat.

For the second year in a row, the winner selected by the judges was also chosen by America and this year, Betty was the fan favourite, said a spokesperson for Hershey.

In celebration of her win, Betty will not only star in the 2021 Cadbury Clucking Bunny Commercial, set to appear this Easter season, but will also receive a $5,000 cash prize.

To honour animals nationwide, the Cadbury brand is also donating $15,000 to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), continuing its partnership with the nation's leading animal welfare organization.

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