A new four-part series which sees some of the country’s top chefs try and work out the secret recipes behind Britain’s best-loved snacks.
Over four episodes, two chefs will battle it out to see who can create the most perfect replica of one iconic snack. They’ll be taking on the Kit Kat, a Snickers bar, the Burger King Whopper and a packet of Pickled Onion Monster Munch.
On completing their masterpieces, the chefs will bring their replicas to the very factories that mass-produce them, to be judged by the assembly-line workers and bosses behind the real thing.
Each week, the chefs’ culinary technical skills will be put to the test as they attempt to reverse engineer the snack, with the product’s published list of ingredients as their only clue.
Meanwhile comedian Jayde Adams will be going behind-the-scenes in factories to reveal the real processes that produce millions of the nation’s favourite treats.
In Fred’s opinion these are culinary works of art. After struggling to unlock their secrets, will the chefs agree? Speaking about the new series, Fred said “I have worked with top chefs all my life. I know only too well how competitive and particular they are. But this is a challenge on a different scale. It is the defining moment of their career. Can they actually replicate a world-famous snack? How will they go about it? Believe me when I say this, these snacks are the hardest thing they ever had to make.”
Snackmasters will air on Channel 4