Team Top Chef

The chefs try to create their own candy bar before cooling off at a water park.

Sep 21, 2011

Hi my little Slip 'n Slides! First, I want to say thank you for admitting that you, too, cried during lat week’s episode, and I that I wasn’t alone. I didn’t cry during this week’s episode, though, so there’s always that. I can’t promise that I won’t cry again this season, as it looks like we still have a ton of fun episodes coming up. Secondly, I just want to make a point to say that the title of this week's recap is in honor of my hometown water park in Riverheard, Long Island -- a place I was forced to take many a day camper.

I now interrupt this recap for a random moment with our Top Chef producers:

Anyway, for this week’s Quickfire, the chefs had to create their own candy bar, complete with wrapper! Seriously, how much fun is that? I actually didn’t know that Orlando has his own candy company, which obviously means I didn’t read his bio closely enough. I will say that I actually eat candy bars a little too much -- if I’m hungry when I’m shopping (which, everyone knows, is the worst time to grocery shop), I will buy a candy bar the counter. The Take 5 changed my life. Whomever thought putting the five best parts of every candy bar together was a good idea deserves my respect and gratitude. My other favorite is the Baby Ruth. What are your favorite candy bars?!