[03/10/10 - 12:42 PM] TLC's New Special Mega Bites Builds Big for Local Community The special pairs a host, food scientist, and engineer to help the La Cañada community tackle the creation of the world's largest Rice Krispies Treat.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC's new special MEGA BITES builds big for local community
Team creates the world's largest Rice Krispies Treat to benefit La Ca�ada Flintridge
TLC's new special MEGA BITES builds big for local community Team creates the world's largest Rice Krispies Treat to benefit La Ca�ada Flintridge A sweet fundraiser to benefit La Ca�ada Flintridge will be captured as part of a new special to air on TLC. Titled MEGA BITES, the one-hour show pairs a host, food scientist, and engineer to help the La Ca�ada community tackle the creation of the world's largest Rice Krispies Treat. La Ca�ada Flintridge is a community that has faced several uncontrollable challenges, ranging from devastating fires to unpredictable mudslides. Many of the community's resources have gone to managing the impact of such events, and as a result, other programs have lost funding. In an effort to preserve the children's art's program at the Community Center, the close-knit city is getting creative with its fundraising tactics � hosting a Carnival Fundraiser that will feature a variety of activities, including the highly anticipated unveiling of the Treat. Leading the development and build will be chef Brian Malarkey, a San Diego-based restaurateur, food scientist Todd Menaker, and engineer Scott Stukel. Together with hundreds of volunteers, they will help transform 5,000 pounds of Rice Krispies, which have been donated by Kellogg's, and 7,000 pounds of marshmallow over 48 hours into a giant, edible, can't-miss creation. The build will begin on Thursday, March 11 through Saturday, March 13. The event will take place Sunday, March 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm at the Community Center of La Ca�ada Flintridge, located at 4469 Chevy Chase Dr., La Ca�ada Flintridge, CA. To volunteer for either, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. TLC is capturing the entire process for a one-hour special scheduled to air in early summer. Beyond Productions is producing the special for the network.