As part of Food Network's biggest Halloween lineup, Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark will see competitors prove themselves with inspired takes on a ‘Creepy Crawly Carnival’.
After running through the park on a chilly and rainy night, the pastry artists take a spin on one of the park’s most dizzying rides. Back in Chocolate World, a self-taught and gravity-defying cake artist quickly runs into problems, forcing them to adjust the design on the fly.
Meanwhile, a sugar artist almost loses a battle against a 33-pound slab of dark chocolate, and a sculpting enthusiast uses enough Hershey’s candy to empty the whole store.
Other episodes include the pastry chefs using Reese’s Pieces and Almond Joy candies to create a Scary Sci-Fi chocolate showpiece. And the competitors have their work cut out for them as they create Frightful Forest-themed chocolate displays incorporating Twizzlers Twists and York Peppermint Patties.
“Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark combines two of my all-time passions, going to amusement parks and creating art with food,” said Anderson. “I cannot wait to share these amazing chocolate displays with viewers, featuring some of the most talented pastry chefs on the planet.”
The winner of each episode earns a year's supply of Hershey’s candy, a Hersheypark vacation and a cash prize. The first episode premieres on Monday, September 27 at 10pm ET/PT.
Created by Milton S Hershey 115 years ago, Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania , is a 121-acre amusement park featuring three parks in one with more than 70 rides, a full water park and zoo attracting families to the one-of-a-kind destination.