Candy Queen

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Workplace reality full of sweet ideas and salty language.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The series shows the kind of creative thinking and hard work that goes into running a business and making candy art.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Jackie is very professional with her clients and wants to make their candy fantasies a reality. She spends time teaching her staff on how to improve their technique.


Contains humorous references to "punching people out." Some of the clients' backstories include stories about loved ones being deployed in Iraq.


There's some minor flirting (especially with Adam), and at least one comical references to "naked Twister." Jackie is pregnant. Occasionally references are made to women's body parts.


Words like "ass," "crap," and "hell" are audible. Occasional curses like "f--k" are fully bleeped. The word "bitch" is occasionally bleeped.


The series is a promotional vehicle for Hollywood Candy Girls. Occasionally celebs like Hank Azaria are featured. Jackie and her team carry displays in a Chevrolet SUV. Hollywood venues include the Intercontinental Hotel.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Parties sometimes include the serving of alcohol, but this is not prominently featured.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this reality series, which features the owner of Hollywood Candy Girls company and her staff creating fantastic creations out of sweets, is fun, but contains some strong language ("ass," "crap," "hell"; the occasional stronger curse is bleeped). It also contains some mild references to "being naked" and "punching people out" that are intended to be humorous. Hollywood venues and celebs are sometimes featured.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJOJO2230 January 6, 2012


Really inappropriate for young kids! But other than that, EXCELLENT!!!! Favorite show on the whole dang TV.
Kid, 10 years old March 9, 2012

Cant wait

Idk i really wanna see diz

What's the story?

CANDY QUEEN is a reality series about a woman who built an entire business around her love of candy. Jackie Sorkin, the owner of The Hollywood Candy Girls, is dedicated to creating mind-blowing art and beautiful candy buffets to suit the sweetest palates. From creating opulent candy favors to larger-than-life sophisticated displays, Jackie uses her passion for sweets and her creative vision to go beyond her clients' expectations. After Jackie shares her ideas with viewers using animated diagrams, assistants Jessica, Briana, and Cameron help her make them a reality using massive amounts of every type of candy imaginable. Candy engineer Adam helps with things like motorized elements and lighting to enhance the edible masterpieces. It takes long hours and a lot of work, but Jackie and her team shows that no matter what the challenge, candy will always make it better.

Is it any good?

The series showcases the work and creativity that goes into candy art and design. It also shows how someone's idea can go from a creative concept to an actual finished product. Candy decorating techniques are also explained.

The format of the show isn't particularly unique, and conversations that go beyond the creative work featured here seem a little forced. But the endless piles of treats, as well as the magical displays being created here, makes it feel (sort of) like a guilty pleasure.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about candy designers. What kind of training does one have to have to get into this kind of work? Is it hard for creators to watch people eat their creations after they've spent hours creating it? Working with candy is great, but do you think people who work with it every day ever get tired of eating it?

  • Do you think the projects Jackie and her staff work on are typical, or do you think they're a result of being on a reality show? Does anything seem staged for television? Why do you think Jackie agreed to be featured on a show like this?

  • What is the appeal of workplace reality shows? Is there a workplace that you'd like to see featured on reality TV?

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