Parents' Guide to


By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Competition has cool edible sculptures; lots of promotion.

Foodtastic Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Such a wonderful show

What a great show for artists to show what they do best and to make them Think outside the box!! For all you people complaining about food waste what do you think happens on all these cake shows???? It doesn’t get eaten! Please relax it’s called tv. Besides all the unused food was donated to food banks as stated. Believe me you wouldn’t want to eat that cake.
age 5+

Good Waste is Real

I would love it if someone can tell me that all the food in this show is eaten, but I doubt it. The production value is good, the contestants supportive and obviously very talented. To use an entire ham to look like a pencil eraser - I’m not sure it’s an ethical show worth supporting.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Disney fans will especially love seeing their favorite characters come to life in food form. While the artistry in the show is impressive in its own right, some of the episodes in Foodtastic may fall flat for kids who don't really care for parts of the Disney-verse like Star Wars or Marvel superheroes. Host Keke Palmer is a delight in both her official hosting duties and her silly dramatic scenes (which are entertainingly narrated by Jane the Virgin narrator Anthony Mendez). Since the giant sculptures are not judged on taste, one occasionally wonders why these artists have to go through the hassle of using food and don't just make sculptures out of other more suitable mediums. Slightly silly premise and extensive Disney mentions aside, Foodtastic is a fun family-friendly watch.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

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.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate