MasterChef 2016: Gregg Wallace said chocolate and ginger don't go together and Twitter crucified him for it


Another new bunch of budding chefs took to the MasterChef kitchen to create some tasty looking dishes for John Torode and Gregg Wallace - but Twitter was up in arms over a comment Gregg made about chocolate and ginger.

One contestant, surgeon Kath, went for the perfectly reasonable - no, classic - combination in a heavenly looking tart during an invention test.

ginger and chocolate tart
A beauty of a chocolate and ginger tart (BBC/Screenshot)

Look at it's beauty! Crumbly shortcrust pastry, chocolate ganache infused with stem ginger, spun sugar and a ginger cream.

Kath on Masterchef
Kath knows what flavour combinations really go (BBC/Screenshot)

We thought pudding man Gregg would fall head over heels for Kath's dessert, but then he uttered the strange words: "I'm not convinced of the combination of chocolate and ginger".


Twitter was outraged. It was like chicken and cheese gate all over again.

Later he said mushrooms and parsley didn't go, and even John had to ask what he was on about.

To top it all off poor Kath was sent home. But at least she can take comfort in the fact that ginger and chocolate DO go.