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Snack vs. Chef

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Tasty battles bring the fun while glorifying junk food.

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In this culinary competition, a group of professional chefs compete to create tried-and-true favorites as well as new and innovative snacks. Delving deeper into the food industry than most cooking shows, Snack vs. Chef will inspire kids interested in cooking to learn more about what it takes to be a professional chef, baker, food scientist, or even a food research and development specialist. It also serves up occasional tips and tricks (like how to melt chocolate without burning it) that will help newbies in the kitchen to improve their skills. The lead judge, Helen Park, is also a standout with her no-nonsense and knowledgeable approach adding an extra layer of excitement to the competition.

However, the show does have its drawbacks. The focus on using only common kitchen ingredients to create imitations of popular shelf snacks gives a deceptively wholesome impression of overly processed foods, without addressing the use of chemicals in most packaged snacks. Additionally, the cast is a little bloated and each episode ends just before the next snack is revealed, which may make it hard for kids to turn the series off when TV time is over. Despite these issues, Snack vs. Chef is still an enjoyable watch for the whole family and will inspire kids interested in cooking to learn more about the culinary industry.

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