Sunny Anderson and Food Network create the sweetest Halloween fantasy show

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Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in Hersheypark? While the cheers from the rollercoaster might be muted and the lights might be dimmed, there is something curious about afterhours at a theme park. On the new Food Network show, Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark, Sunny Anderson asks celebrated pastry chefs to turn their chocolate fantasies into reality.

This Halloween season, Food Network offers its largest amount of spooky and sweet offerings. From the always popular Halloween Baking Championship and Halloween Wars to this new food television show, there is always another reason to watch.

According to the Food Network, it is the “first ever to film overnight inside Hersheypark and Hershey’s Chocolate World.” Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. Said, “Our partnership with the iconic candy brand and the show’s no-holds-barred access to rides, sweets, and everything Hershey, Pa. offers, makes Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark an addictive new highlight to our supersized Halloween lineup.”

For this new show, pastry chefs are walking into some people’s ultimate chocolate fantasy. In the quite of the darkened Hersheypark, the pastry chefs solve clues, ride the thrills and create eye dropping chocolate creations in order to win the ultimate prize.

As Sunny Anderson said, “Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark combines two of my all-time passions, going to amusement parks and creating art with food. I cannot wait to share these amazing chocolate displays with viewers, featuring some of the most talented pastry chefs on the planet.”

Joining Anderson are Ralph Attanasia, who assists Buddy Valastro in Buddy vs. Duff) and Maneet Chauhan the recent winner of Tournament of Champions, Season 2. The two judges keep a watchful eye on the pastry chefs has they transform these candies into masterful works of art.

Through the series, the pastry chefs draw inspiration from Hersheypark rides. From the spins to the big drops, those thrills add to the excitement of the creations. With all the Hershey candy at their disposal, those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twizzlers and even Almond Joy will definitely make their way into a creative confection.

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Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark premieres on the Food Network on Monday, September 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

What is your favorite Food Network Halloween show? Are you counting down the days to the sweetest, spookiest day of the year?