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'Rewrapped' returns for second season filled with more iconic snack foods, culinary competition

by jmaloni


Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am

Season two premieres Monday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. on Food Network

From Sno Balls to Ho Hos, and Thin Mints to potato chips, the second season of "Rewrapped," premiering Monday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. on Food Network, is stuffed with even more iconic snack foods viewers have enjoyed for years. On each of the 13 episodes of this culinary competition, hosted by Joey Fatone, three competitors recreate and innovate some of the most popular guilty pleasures. They must conquer two rounds of challenges to win the grand prize of a year supply of the featured snack.

In the first round, all three competitors must recreate the beloved snack food from scratch, but can they make the perfect homemade Sno Ball or Ho Ho to look and taste like the original? Only two contestants will move on to the second round, where they must use their creativity and imagination to prepare an innovative, delicious dish using the original snack food as an ingredient. On each episode, head judge Marc Summers ("Unwrapped") leads a rotating panel of experts as they decide who will be crowned the winner.

Throughout the season, competing chefs are challenged with recreating and inventing beloved snacks, including Lays "Do Us A Flavor" Potato Chips, Hostess Ho Hos, Tastykake Koffee Kake Juniors, Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Hazelnut Pirouettes, Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli, Hostess Sno Balls, Swiss Miss Triple Chocolate Dream Pudding, Girl Scouts Thin Mints, Nabisco RITZ Bits with Cheese, Pepperidge Farm Santa Cruz Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Dunkin' Donuts Glazed Pumpkin Cake Donuts, Jelly Belly Candy Corn, and Hammond's Candy Canes.

Former *NSYNC star Fatone is a natural entertainer, having appeared in film, stage and screen. He previously competed on Food Network in "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off" and "Chopped All-Stars," and has appeared on "Dancing with the Stars." He is the host and executive producer of Hub Network's upcoming unscripted parent-child swap series "Parents Just Don't Understand." Fatone also served as host of NBC's international series "The Singing Bee" and, in late 2007, hosted the Australian version of the successful series.

Very few people can lay claim to having hosted literally dozens of TV shows. Marc Summers can state that lofty achievement as fact. In addition to his prominence in front of the camera, Summers also has been successful in his career as a stand-up comedian, an author, and an executive producer, working on Food Network's "Dinner: Impossible" and "Restaurant: Impossible." A native of Indianapolis, Summers moved to Los Angeles during the golden era of stand-up comedy. His career shot into high gear in 1986 when Nickelodeon hired him as the host of "Double Dare," helping to firmly establish Summers as a popular TV personality. He previously hosted the Food Network show "Unwrapped," which each week uncovered behind-the-scenes details on classic American food - from peanut butter and chocolate syrup to French fries and bubblegum.

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