Parents' Guide to

Waffles + Mochi

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Funny puppets explore food with Michelle Obama and celebs.

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

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 7+

Not happy

The show is good but I was very disappointed when they said " eat your parents" . Actually my 7year old grand daughter pointed it out to me. I was so shocked. Why would they do that. I really like the show but "eat your parents " sentence it's not appropriate in an educational programme.
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age 3+

Fun, engaging and educational with positive nutritional value!

The characters showcase a deep love of learning as their curiosity runs wild taking them all over the world to learn about, pickles, salt, potatoes and so much more. It’s a great real life connector between the local garden, grocery store and the worlds crops and even more than that the cultures and people and how the foods come about and what they mean which is often more than just nourishment. And for the adults, Michelle Obama holds her space as an advocate for healthy eating while delivering her lines with a dry sense of humor. Our household loves Waffles and Mochi.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15):
Kids say (4):

Waffles + Mochi is a fantastic, non-preachy way to get kids excited about healthy food. There's no lecturing about eating healthy foods -- instead, the show makes the food seem appealing to kids by emphasizing how it's delicious to eat and fun to cook. Kids get to learn about how food grows and how to cook it, and they also get to learn about the cultural aspect of food around the world. Kids will love Waffles, a hilarious puppet who knows little about life on Earth and is trying all these new foods for the first time. Mochi is equally lovable as an impossibly cute and small nonverbal sidekick. The world of Waffles + Mochi is whimsical and quirky, with a mix of puppets, live-action scenes, and animation.

Waffles + Mochi is an awesome show for families to watch together. The grown-ups will enjoy the guest appearances by celebrities (and Obama herself), and will also appreciate the subtle adult-oriented humor sprinkled throughout. Adults might even learn a thing or two about food and cooking from the experts, and may be inspired to get in the kitchen and try something new with their kids. The show is probably best suited for elementary school-age kids, but preschoolers will enjoy it and learn from it as well. Waffles + Mochi delivers a lot of yum and a lot of fun to kids of all ages.

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