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Picture the fun we had with this: skilled pastry artists molding chocolate like champs and spinning sugar into gold in the wee hours inside our very own HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction. But only after Food Network host Sunny Anderson leads them through an eerily deserted Hersheypark solving clues. It’s all part of the fun in the new Food Network primetime series, Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark. And yes – it was filmed right here inside HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD!

The four-part series premieres Monday, September 27 at 10 PM ET/PT and is part of Food Network’s biggest Halloween lineup yet. Each episode of the all-out fight or fright competition features three confectioners who must brave the thrilling rides at Hersheypark, then work at breakneck speed back inside HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD to devise their spectacular creations using HERSHEY’S sweets before the night is over.

Be sure to tune in weekly to the hour-long chocolate challenges. BUT – you can also come to HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD throughout the month and experience some additional excitement inspired by the one-of-a-kind premiere!

Exclusive Giveaways

In partnership with Food Network, we’re offering special treats – as featured on the show – on the following dates: Sept. 24-27, Oct. 1-3, 8-10 & 15-17:

  • HERSHEY’S Chocolate Meltdown S’mores*: the first 100 visitors at 11 AM will receive a FREE s’more using house-made graham crackers customized for Chocolate Meltdown!
  • HERSHEY’S Melted Hot Chocolate*: the first 100 visitors at 3 PM will receive a FREE cup of our own hot chocolate in a 12 oz. Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark souvenir cup

Fun Photo Opps

Gather your friends and pose in front of our scenes inspired by the show – a competitor’s station used on set or a life-sized s’more! And be sure to tag us when you post your memories using #chocolateworld and #HersheysAfterDark.

Want to learn more about the show?

Check out all the incredible creations and see Sunny and judges Ralph Attanasia and Maneet Chauhan compete in their own "chocolate-themed challenges" and experience all HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD has to offer at And follow along with the competition using #HersheysAfterDark.



*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to visitors at Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction. 100 free s’mores will be given out at 11 a.m. ET and 100 free melted hot chocolate will be given out at 3 p.m. ET (“Giveaway Items”) every Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning September 24, 2021 through October 17, 2021. 100 S’mores and 100 melted hot chocolate also to be given out on premiere day of Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark, on Monday, September 27. Visitors to Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction who stop by the Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark kiosk will be entitled to receive a Giveaway Item, which will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Once Giveaway Items are awarded, no further items will be available. Giveaway Items are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and non-refundable, have no cash value, and may not be combined with any other offers or promotions. Only one Giveaway Item per person. Sponsor: The Hershey Company, 19 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033