Heston's Fantastical Food

Series 1 - 6. The Massive Lunch Box

The Massive Lunch Box
Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

A packed lunch. Does that instantly remind you of a windy beach and gritty sandwiches? Does it take you back to the thrill of peeking inside during school break to see what Mum had put in there? Or is it a yawn because you’re one of the 70 per cent of adults who take a packed lunch to work every day?

In this edition, Heston Blumenthal hopes to trigger childhood memories of how exciting lunch boxes once were by inviting disillusioned lunchers to taste monster-sized treats, including the world’s biggest KitKat, and a massive carton of Um Bongo, the drink with the unforgettable slogan “They drink it in the Congo”.

About this programme

6/7. Heston Blumenthal celebrates the packed lunch the only way he knows how, by filling a theme park with super-sized versions of nostalgic favourites and inviting disillusioned lunchers on a surprise school trip. His epic pack-up includes a massive sandwich big enough to feed a coachload of hungry adults, a bag of Hula Hoops with crisps so large they can fit on people's heads and an enormous carton of the 1980s fruit drink Um Bongo. Finally, he realises a childhood dream by creating the world's biggest Kit Kat.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Heston Blumenthal

Crew

Executive Producer
Jenny Byrom
Series Director
Jay Taylor
Series Producer
Natalie Hill
Categories
Food