Cadbury Crowns Its First-Ever Frog
Congratulations to this year’s Cadbury Bunny Tryouts Contest winner, Betty.
A new Cadbury Bunny is hopping into town.
The Easterrific chocolate brand has just named the winner of its 2021 Cadbury Bunny Tryouts (the third annual, for those of you keeping track at home) and it’s ... Betty the Australian White’s Treefrog from Stuart, Florida!
Chosen by fans and a team of judges (including last year’s winner, the adorable pooch Lieutenant Dan) from a record 12,000 entries that poured in from all over the country, Betty, a frog with a remarkably photogenic face, is the first amphibian to don Cadbury’s honorary bunny ears. She’s also the contest’s first female winner and its smallest winner to date.
Betty will star in this year’s iconic Cadbury Clucking Bunny Commercial, which will air on TV nationwide this spring (although you can watch a sneak preview here), and receive a $5,000 cash prize. Cadbury will also spread the love and support to other animals, donating $15,000 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
“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!” Kaitlyn V., Betty's owner, said in a statement. “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.”
Comely young Betty, who is less than one year old, is certainly making the most of her first ever Easter. According to Cadbury, she spends most days sleeping and “enjoys snacking, bathing in her favorite bowl, jumping around and hanging out with her fellow frog friends.”
Among the nine other finalists she beat out for the crowning ears were a donkey, miniature horse and goat; Cadbury notes it was the most diverse finalist lineup yet.
“Thank you to all of our amazing finalists in the Cadbury Bunny Tryouts this year and congratulations to Betty the frog, our newest Cadbury Bunny!” said Trevor Jakubek, senior associate brand manager Cadbury Brand team. “We are so excited to pass the coveted ears to her and know that she is going to make a great addition to our Cadbury Bunny ‘hall of fame.’”
So let’s hear it for Betty, this year’s Cadbury Bunny and a true credit to her species.