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Waffles + Mochi's Restaurant

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Foodie puppets return; same food education and celeb fun.

Waffles + Mochi's Restaurant

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This charming spin-off is a bit more accessible to younger kids -- it's shorter, with more straightforward and preschooler-relevant storylines. That said, older kids won't find it "babyish" by any means; even grown-ups will probably learn new food factoids from watching. The original series was fairly highbrow and cerebral for a kids' show. While this show still has foodie bonafides, it's more down-to-earth and focuses on food with more kid appeal (like cheese and chocolate, compared to the first show's soy and pickles).

Like the original, what makes the show shine is still getting the behind-the-scenes story on various ingredients, and learning how to use those ingredients in meals. The puppets are still silly and quirky, though the new Waffles performer Sarah Berman gives Waffles a more sweet and less unhinged quality than the original series. Kids who loved Waffles + Mochi will still recognize a lot of their favorite parts of that show, and the subtle changes may help open the show up to an even wider audience. Grown-ups will continue to enjoy watching this show alongside kids, and will appreciate the celebrity cameos throughout.

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