Coming to Nine later in 2021, Snackmasters is a unique cooking contest hosted by Scott Pickett and Poh Ling Yeow (MasterChef Australia) where highly awarded chefs at the top of their game go head-to-head to perfectly replicate famous Aussie snacks.
The new series will have all of Australia asking can our top chefs crack the magic snack?
Each week the chefs will wrestle a selected snack into submission in their own kitchens, before entering the Snack Arena for a cook-off judged by the very factory workers who make the snack every day. The chef whose recipe is closest to the original will take home the highly coveted Snack Trophy and bragging rights as a true Snack Master.
Yvie Jones, ex-Goggleboxer and self-confessed snack lover, journeys deep into our food factories to find the secrets that go into the creation of Australia’s favourite snacks and see where the chefs are getting it wrong – and right.
Featuring snacks like Twisties, Drumsticks, Whoppers, and Cadbury Favourites, this is the only Aussie food show on prime-time TV where viewers know exactly how the finished results should taste, and whether our chefs have truly mastered our favourite snacks.
Snackmasters is based on the BAFTA-nominated UK program format and made by Warner Bros. International Television Production for the Nine Network.
Snackmasters was nominated for a BAFTA award in the Best Feature category in the 2020 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, and features chefs trying to make snacks like KitKats, Monster Munch, Burger King Whopper, Quavers, Domino’s pepperoni pizza, KFC Zinger burger, Original Recipe Chicken and Supercharger Mayo, Wagon Wheels, Shreddies, and Snickers.
Chiefs going head to head in the UK series have included Daniel Clifford and Vivek Singh, Tristan Welch and Matt Worswick, Lisa Goodwin-Allen and Claude Bosi, Anna Haugh and Aktar Islam, Jason Atherton and Francesco Mazzei, and Paul A. Young and Sarah Mountain.