A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about creative problem solving and positive competitive spirit.
Positive Role Models
Competitors show creativity, skill, teamwork, and perseverance.
The cast is diverse in race, religion, sexual identity, and gender identity, and encourages its cast members to incorporate their backgrounds into their work as chocolatiers.
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Products & Purchases
A chocolate sponsor is featured throughout the show.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cast members cook using alcohol, and judges eat the alcohol-infused desserts and comment on their taste and experience.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Great Chocolate Showdown is a cooking competition show for amateur chocolatiers. The show follows the familiar cooking competition format, where each episode involves multiple challenges wherein the chefs test their skills under a significant time pressure. Some segments do get into how to create specific tastes or visual effects with chocolate, but viewers would need significantly more detail and very specific equipment to repeat them at home.
Is It Any Good?
Lots of competition shows overcome their overly familiar formats by offer unique challenges or compelling casts -- unfortunately, this one isn't that dynamic. That leaves very little to dig into for viewers who aren't already candy connoiseurs or insatiable cooking competition fans.
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.