- YouTube star MrBeast recreated Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory for his latest video.
- It featured a series of challenges, including one judged by chef Gordon Ramsay.
YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, known as MrBeast, recreated the set from the 2005 movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which included a “chocolate river” and featured celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
In his latest video uploaded on June 4, Donaldson, who is known for giving away large sums of money and elaborate prizes in his videos, asked 10 contestants to compete in a series of challenges, saying the winner would get to keep the recreated factory.
The video set featured multiple rooms, each inspired by a type of confectionery. One of the rooms had a marshmallow theme, with large white cushions that contestants were seen jumping on in the video, and another featured a recreation of the “chocolate waterfall” from the movie.
—MrBeast (@MrBeast) May 9, 2022
According to Donaldson, the rules stated that one contestant would be eliminated during each of the challenges.
In one challenge, contestants were asked to throw a white pellet, which resembled a giant mint, into a large Coca-Cola bottle. The winner of the challenge was the first person to land the pellet in the bottle, causing brown foam to spurt out and stain one of the set’s walls.
In another challenge, contestants were instructed to pick from a lineup of four toilet seats in order to guess which one was made entirely out of cake.
During the final challenge in the video, Donaldson brought celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay onto the set to judge the contestants, who were asked to make a chocolate dessert which Ramsay would score out of 20.
Ramsay could be seen talking to the contestants as they made their desserts in the video, criticizing their creations and spitting out the desserts as he tried them.
—MrBeast (@MrBeast) May 29, 2022
After Ramsay finished scoring all the desserts, the winner, who received a score of 14/20, was given a piece of paper by Donaldson, which the YouTuber said was the “deed” to the chocolate factory.
Donaldson then showed the contestant two carts that appeared to be full of cash which the YouTuber said amounted to $500,000, offering to give them to the contestant in exchange for the piece of paper. The contestant said he chose the money and could be seen picking up the piles of cash at the end of the video.
During the video, which now has 34 million views, Donaldson promoted his chocolate business, called Feastables, which he launched in January, and various Feastables chocolate bars and logos were featured on the chocolate factory set.
—MrBeast (@MrBeast) May 7, 2022
Viewers said they were impressed with Donaldson’s video, with top comments saying, “This guy has no boundaries on how crazy he can get with his videos,” and “It’s crazy how you made this Factory and even had Gordon Ramsay.”
Donaldson has become well known for producing elaborate sets for his videos, creating a real-life version of the set from popular TV series “Squid Game” and asking contestants to compete for $456,000 in a YouTube video posted in November 2021 that now has 254,000 views.