Parents' Guide to

Sugar Rush

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Timely twist on baking contest adds strategy to the mix.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 2+

Need new female judge!

Candace Nelson is a terrible judge.. She never takes enough of a bite to be able to give feedback. If she is so worried about messing up her lipstick, she needs another show. I stopped watching because it is ridiculous.
age 9+

Bit of silly fun, but overall it may be a bit racist...

A fun show, not particularly edgy, mostly friendly, etc. But after having binged a few seasons while doing stuff around the house, I have to say it leaves sort of a racist aftertaste - people of color rarely make it to the last round, and if they do they tend to lose - even in close calls the balance seems to be against them. Out of curiostiy I may try to actually keep a tally - I haven't done that but it is starting to make me uncomfortable, Might be worth pointing that out and having a chat with the kids if you start to notice that too.

Is It Any Good?

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This fast-paced baking competition distinguishes itself from a smorgasbord of other shows in the genre with a unique twist on the time crunch that really challenges the contestants' strategy. To allow for maximum time in the last round of truly impressive concoctions, many teams race through the first and second rounds of baking, but they risk attention to detail that could lose them the whole thing. On the other hand, eating up too much of the clock in pursuit of perfection can leave them short on time in the last challenge when minutes count the most.

Sugar Rush's mostly congenial competition and the truly impressive cake art can be engrossing to watch, and viewers may pick up a trick or two they can implement in their own kitchen. More generally, the show celebrates creativity and the contestants' ability to think outside the box with regard to this sweet art form. Cooking and baking contest series are generally decent -- and educational -- family fare, and this addition to the mix is no exception.

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