THE children behind the latest addition to Turf Moor’s match-day menu were delighted to meet their heroes when the recipe was tried out on the players.

Year Two pupils from Brunshaw Primary won a four-way taste test to find a broth that could be sold for the Clarets next home match against West Ham on Saturday.

And the youngsters put their vegetarian soup to the ultimate test when they were invited to serve it to the first team squad at Burnley.

Class teacher Amy Newton said the children were thrilled to meet their heroes and give them a tate of their broth.

She said: “We’re all really excited at winning the competition, our current topic is all about healthy eating and growing our own fruit and vegetables and we based our work around our entry to Burnley Broth. "One of the things we wanted to do was make learning more interesting for our boys and by making the connection with Burnley Football Club we achieved this.

“It’s also helped our children to make links with the community and, hopefully, improve their food choices “All the pupils were really enthusiastic and put a lot of hard work into the recipe and making up the soup.”

The other finalists were Patricia Hopkins (chicken and veg); Godfrey and Rosemary Hands (minced beef and veg); and Bellisimo Expresso Bar (chicken and veg).