WMG / Chopped

The last set of ingredients will contain stuff to give professional chefs a Heroic B.S.O.D..
There are a few foods that most high-end chefs, and even medium-end chefs, just cannot stand. Heck, they hate them so much, some don't even call them food. Thus, a basket in the final episode will consist of:
  • Velveeta
  • Chili Peppers
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Frozen Fish
  • Canned Spam
  • Margarine (optional)

I've left Kraft Singles out because there's a lot of overlap between it and Velveeta. And one good-spirited chef will laugh and laugh. Probably the one from Guam.

  • Spam has already been used in one competition. And while Velveeta and Kraft Singles haven't been used, Cheez Whiz has.
    • Kraft Singles (well, "processed cheese slices") have now been used in Chopped Canada.

You tick off the production staff at your own risk.

Inevitably, the more obnoxious chefs on the show get handed a basket that grosses them out. Considering these are deliberately selected items, one wonders if the production staff are playing favorites...or maybe trying to teach said chefs a lesson.
  • Jossed... sort of.
  • Actually, that's confirmed. The episode where one of the contestants presented soupy ice cream to the judge because he did not freeze it during the holding period was because the producers never told him about it. And he was kind of an asshole overall.

Eventually to try something drastic and homage their history, Chopped will try the tournament of champions
Namely, that after 16 different chopped champion tournaments, the next one will be all 16 grand champion winners coming back together to become the supreme chopped champion. And just to give the thing extra spice, the grand prize will be double what they got the first time: 100 grand.
  • THAT would be awesome! And maybe they could do a part like in the Chopped Ultimate Champion and have professional chefs go up against amateur chefs.

Chopped is basically Food Network cleaning out its pantry.
It's that last day before you go grocery shopping, writ large.