What an astonishing production! Having Gail announce the original cast from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and watching them interact as a part of this episode on TCJD2 was unbelievable! This definitely was one of the highlights of Season 2, but I promise you, there is more to come! Didn’t you love when Veruca Salt said: “I want it and I want it now!” It took you straight to the original movie!
What was different this time? No Quickfire -- we are going straight into the Elimination Challenge, creating an edible wonderland inspired by Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, reproducing the scene of the movie when the children enter the chocolate factory, a room filled with pure edible imagination. It was a serious undertaking that could only be achieved through teamwork!
I did like the way that they broke down the entire challenge into two teams: the creative team and the production team. In my opinion, that was the only way to do it and be successful.
There were two benchmarks in the challenge: One, when the chefs discovered the landscape where all the magic would happen, and two, finding out that Ron Ben-Israel would be the guest judge. Both exciting and nerve-wracking moments of this episode!
chocolate. great theme for a do it yourself wedding. little white dress, gold shoes, gold tussy mussy with white roses. red wax flower in simple gold bud vase.
Dear Hubert, Thank you for your insightful blog. Although I didn't get to taste the creations, based upon the participants' reactions, I completely agree with the outcome. Craig was simply drowning in his own ineptitude and inexperience. He really had to go. Melissa made one dish too many.
I think a chocolate lake that was used as a fondue pot would have been fanstastic. There are so many things you could have dipped into it. What fun. Loved the episode.
It was wonderful to see the expressions, not only on the kids, but on the judges and the "Wonka Kids" when they stepped into the room. I also loved the expressions on the chefs' faces when the movie started . . . this whole episode captured the magic of childhood and how special moments can take us back there. I really loved watching it.