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'Rewrapped' recap: How'd you make such a Tastykake?

Season 1 | Episode 9 | “Now Krimpet! Krimpet Good!” | Aired June 9, 2014

There are a few foods that just don’t go together. Pickles and chocolate, ice cream and pasta, and fish and butterscotch, to name a few. When it comes to Food Network’s cooking competition shows, however, no combination is off-limits. On the June 9 episode of Food Network’s Rewrapped, two out of three contestants go savory with their innovative creations, and both are surprisingly successful! But before any of that can happen, the contestants have 30 minutes to recreate the Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet.

The sweet snack cake is a favorite in Philadelphia, and Tastykake factories produce 160 million cakes every year. As contestants Jared, Toni and Clint try to recreate the treats, their biggest challenge is the unique shape. The pans are custom-made for Tastykake, but on Rewrapped, the competitors have to find a way to shape the cakes themselves. (The best plan of action comes from Jared, who quickly shapes molds out of heavy-duty aluminum and moves on to rolling out his fondant icing.)

Toni decides to forgo butterscotch chips in favor of vanilla and butter flavoring; it’s a choice that will either push her to first place or plummet her to the bottom of the pile. Judging begins a moment later, so we’ll soon find out!

Jared is up first with a great-tasting cake that’s too dry, and icing that’s too thick. He scores 17 out of 30 points. Meanwhile, Toni’s flavor is spectacular, but her appearance is all off. Still, she scores 23 points. Clint’s Krimpet is the last to be judged, and it’s too crispy, so he also scores 17 out of 30. Toni leads the two men as the contestants move on to round 2.

For at least the second time on Rewrapped, a contestant is taking his or her sweet treat and turning it in to fried chicken and waffles. It’s a gimmick, sure, but it always looks delicious, so we can’t really fault them. Jared’s fried chicken isn’t the only savory dish, however. Clint is across the kitchen, cooking up a pan-roasted mahi-mahi with butterscotch croquettes.

As the judges point out, fish and butterscotch are two ingredients you never expect to hear together, but we’ll just have to wait to find out if it works. If Clint can get the fish to cook, that is. After struggling to get a pan hot enough, he moves his mahi-mahi from stove to oven — and still fails to get enough heat going as the commercial break comes on.

Toni, a baker, is playing to her strengths with a dessert innovation, turning the Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet into a salted butterscotch caramel bourbon bar. One word: YUM.

We learn another fun fact about Krimpets — Tastykake ships in 2,400 gallons of milk every week to make the butterscotch snack cake — and then it’s on to final judging. Jared’s fried chicken is up first, and it looks delicious. Marc seems to like the taste too, but it’s predictably too sweet and the waffle is too savory. With only 21 out of 30 points, he’s probably not taking home the grand prize.

Next up is Toni, and host Joey Fatone sums up her dish perfectly: “Anything goes good with bourbon!” Her flavors are good, but the judges are disappointed with her presentation. In this case, playing to her bakery strengths may result in harsher judging. Toni scores a 22 out of 30, putting her in first place as the judges move on to Clint.

Clint’s dish is “fantastic,” and Marc Summers has “zero complaints,” so it looks like fish and butterscotch really can go together! He needs 29 points to win, and only scores enough to tie. With 28 points for round 2, it’s up to the judges to confer and choose a winner. As they discuss who “wowed” them, they don’t once mention the recreate round. With that in mind, it’s pretty clear that the winner will be the person who scored 28, not 22, in the second round.

The announcement comes, and Clint is the winner! He heads home with a year’s supply of Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets — and bragging rights, of course.

Next week on Rewrapped, the contestants take on Wise Cheez Waffies, a snack food that host Joey Fatone told us he had never even heard of before the show began. To see more of Joey’s thoughts on the show, check out his EW Community interview.

Rewrapped airs on Mondays at 8/7 C on Food Network.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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