Preview: Snackmasters


In Snackmasters, renowned maître d’ Fred Sirieix sets an extraordinary challenge for some of the country’s top chefs – to try to work out the secret techniques and recipes behind some of Britain’s best-loved snacks.

This time, it’s a packet of pickled onion flavour Monster Munch as Matt Worswick, the head chef of Michelin-starred The Latymer in Surrey, goes head to head with the formidable Tristan Welch – chef director of Cambridge’s renowned Parker’s Tavern.

The challenge has both chefs at their wits’ end, as they resort to extreme and often hilarious measures to replicate this well-known snack. After spending weeks on their recipes, the rivals compete in a head-to-head cook-off before presenting their replicas to the most demanding diners of all – the factory’s flavour and quality bosses who make the real thing.

Meanwhile, comedian Jayde Adams takes a guided tour of the Monster Munch factory to reveal how one of the nation’s favourite snacks is made.

Snackmasters – Tuesday at 9.15pm on Channel4.