Two of the seemingly most insurmountable sabotages, however, occurred in the first two weeks of the series, when Alton revealed French wine and blue cheese, which had to be featured in one chef’s French toast preparation, and bright-green sour apple gummy candies, which were to be used in place of fresh apples when making a dish of pork chops and apple sauce. What happened next in both instances was a no-nonsense bidding war, with several contestants willing to go to great lengths — and exorbitant sums — to avoid cooking with these products themselves.
Want to see how the auctions unfolded? Click the play button on the video above to watch Alton dish out the French delicacies, then head over to the Cutthroat Kitchen headquarters to find out who was forced to work with the sour candies. Which sabotage has been your favorite so far, and how much would you have been willing to spend to avoid cooking with it?