Parents' Guide to

Chopped Junior

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kid cooking competition is fun and family-friendly.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 4+

A really educational show for kids about cooking!

(From my 8 year-old) I liked how they gave kid's baskets of foods that showed their abilities. Not all kids were good role models...some of the kids were show-offs.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 14+

A somewhat entertaining show

The interactions with the child contestants is entertaining. Although alcohol is available to the children for cooking purposes, it is inappropriate and in a subtle way is promoting the use of alcohol. The judging appears to be inconsistent- they need to use a rubric.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The fun, family-friendly series offers viewers a chance to see how kids can be creative in the kitchen. The young contestants aren't only smart, confident, and articulate but they also reveal a willingness to try new things and take chances. In exchange, judges offer constructive feedback while remaining supportive.

There are lots of warm and fuzzy moments here, but ultimately it is a competition. Like the adult competitors in the senior series, the cast sometimes gets frazzled, which can result in the occasional tear come elimination time. But overall, it's a positive show that teaches a few lessons about cooking food.

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