Chocolateas

Twin sisters Jodi and Stella Kean have always dreamed of seeing their business' name up in lights.

Today that dream is coming true as their new company, Choclateas, becomes Newcastle United's sponsor for the day as the Magpies face Liverpool in the Premier League.

Choclateas topped a public vote to become winners of Virgin Money's Big Kick Off campaign, giving their new firm a huge boost in front of more than 50,000 fans and millions more on TV.

They will receive LED advertising throughout the match, static signage, a place on the TV interview boards, editorial space on the Club's website and a half-time pitchside presentation.

Based in Newcastle, the business began when the twins spotted a gap in the beverage market to combine the positive health benefits of tea and sweet treat of chocolate.

Choclateas started with five loose leaf flavours, including Traditional Choclatea, Chilli Choclatea and Wild Berry Choclatea, but the range is now expanding to include a tea-bagged range called Sweeteas.

One-hundred-per-cent natural and Fairtrade wherever possible, Choclatea is a refreshingly unique product stocked in independent stores and online retailers nationwide.

After winning the competition, Jodi said: "Stella and I are over the moon.

"We are so grateful to all who voted for us and to Virgin Money for such a fantastic opportunity to promote our company at the big game.

"My advice to anyone out there who has an idea is just go for it. If you don't, you'll never know how much of a success your business could be."

Paul Lloyd, Marketing Director for Virgin Money said: "We congratulate Choclateas and happily stand aside to let them take over some of our prime sponsorship assets for this high-profile game against Liverpool.

"It will be watched by over 50,000 at St. James' Park and millions of people, throughout the land, on television. We hope it works well for them and brings a lot of valuable business."

To find out more about Choclateas or to order online, visit www.choclateas.com.