Hersheypark Gets Spooky for an All-New Late Night Competition

Sunny Anderson hosts the Halloween-themed series premiering September 27 at 10|9c.

Judge Ralph Attanasia, host Sunny Anderson, and judge Maneet Chauhan, as seen on Chocolate Meltdown at Hershey Park, Season 1.

Judge Ralph Attanasia, host Sunny Anderson, and judge Maneet Chauhan, as seen on Chocolate Meltdown at Hershey Park, Season 1.

Photo by: Anders Krusberg

Anders Krusberg

Skilled pastry chefs enter the famed Hersheypark after dark and compete to create the most mind-bending chocolate showpieces in the new primetime series, Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark. The four-episode series, produced in partnership with Hershey’s, premieres Monday, September 27th at 10|9c and is hosted by Sunny Anderson, who challenges the brave and talented pastry artists to create some of the most incredible chocolate creations we've ever seen!

Working at breakneck speed with the help of just an assistant within Hershey’s largest candy store, Chocolate World, the competitors race against the clock as judges Ralph Attanasia and Maneet Chauhan keep a watchful eye to determine who was the most successful at molding chocolate and spinning sugar into works of art. The winner of each episode earns a year's supply of Hershey’s candy, a Hersheypark vacation and a cash prize.

In the premiere episode, 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 premieres Monday, September 27 at 10|9c.

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