San Antonio chocolatier appears on Food Network to judge Candy Land competition show


  • Instagram / nachoaguirrem
SA's own Nacho Aguirre, the chocolate master behind Délice Chocolatier & Patisserie, appeared on Food Network’s new competition show Candy Land this weekend, working with network personality Aarti Sequeira to determine which teams advance down the life-size board game path.

Aguirre is no stranger to the heat of a Food Network competition show — in 2018, he was crowned the winner of the network's Spring Baking Championship and was asked to return as a judge for the Girl Scout Cookie Championship in February of this year.

The new show, crafted after the iconic Hasbro board game of yesteryear, features five teams of cake and sugar artists who aim to journey to the candy-themed areas of the game while presenting themed sugar masterpieces for Aguirre and Sequeira to judge.

The teams — of course — face confectionery curveballs as they attempt to make it to King Kandy's Castle to win the game and the grand prize of $25,000.

The two-hour debut of Candy Land aired Sunday, November 15, at 8 p.m. on the Food Network, and will run for six weeks.

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest San Antonio dining news with our Flavor Friday Newsletter.

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.