A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about developing skills, making creative choices, and thinking about others' feelings.
Positive Role Models
Contestants show creativity, skill, ingenuity, and good sporting conduct.
Most of the contestants and judges on Ben & Jerry's Clash of the Cones are people of color, but that isn't noted. The focus is strictly on ice cream.
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Products & Purchases
Ben & Jerry's Clash of the Cones is practically an infomercial for Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Product placement is everywhere.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol is sometimes requested or used as an ingredient in the ice creams, but all the actual alcohol content is burned off before the ice cream is consumed. No drug use or smoking are shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ben & Jerry's Clash of the Clones is a cooking competition show where ice cream makers compete by creating flavors in the style of Ben & Jerry's. The brand and products get a ton of product placement throughout what is otherwise a fairly standard cooking competition. The contestants compete in two challenges each episode. The winner of the first challenge receives a prize and an advantage in the second challenge; the loser of the second challenge is sent home. The series features guest ice cream fans like Kevin Bacon and Ludacris. Positive messages include developing skills, making creative choices, and thinking about others' feelings.
Is It Any Good?
Cooking competition shows tend to thrive on low-key drama, like whether or not something will bake right, or whether the food gets on the plate in time. Ben & Jerry's Clash of the Cones has an extremely familiar format, with a vibe similar to The Great British Baking Show. They even cook in a tent. But the focus is so hyper-specific (not just ice cream but Ben & Jerry's-style ice cream) and episodes are so strangely long that the minute-to-minute intrigue is lukewarm throughout. Not a great way for ice cream to be served.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.