The former first lady of the United States of America is here to teach your children about the wonders of food. In a wholesome show including magical lands, delightful creatures Mochi and Waffles, and world-renowned celebrity chefs! It’s definitely a must-watch for families to watch with their kids, a show both the parents and kids can enjoy and learn from!
Both Michelle Obama and Barack Obama serve as producers for the show. Along with the series directors, Alex Braverman and Jeremy Konner. The show was created by Jeremy Konner and Erika Thormahlen. Mixing in elements such as colorful animation and live-action, it’s the perfect show to capture a child’s attention. The cast also includes famous chefs from all across the globe such as Bricia Lopez, José Andrés, and Samin Nosrat.
At its heart, Waffles + Mochi is an educational show about food. Teaching you how to understand food in a way that you can have a healthy diet and also enjoy the taste! Yes, it’s a concept that can exist!
So, Waffles and Mochi are two puppets that really want to cook and make new fresh meals. They’ve gotten pretty tired of just living off ice cream and ice for meals. So, they travel via a magical flying shopping cart and go meet Michelle Obama. She sends them on a mission where they get to meet famous celebrity chefs such as Massimo Bottura from Italy and Jose Andres from Spain.
The first episode deals with the age-old confusion of whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable. Mochi and Waffles go on an adventure to find out what it actually is. And what they end up doing will make you laugh out loud. It’s definitely an entertaining watch for both parents and their kids.
Check out the trailer below:
The production company, Higher Ground Productions, shares that they found some inspiration from the show by Michelle Obama herself. Michelle Obama has the wonderful Let’s Move campaign where there’s an attempt to enlighten the world about the wonders of healthy eating and food. Similarly, Waffles + Mochi has the aim “to take kids on an adventure around the world, and bring culture and the joy of cooking into their lives.” Moreover, the production company will also work with Michelle to start programs with food banks and retailers to assist families in being able to have fun with food.
When Michelle Obama joined the project, Waffles + Mochi, she shared her excitement:
“I couldn’t be more excited to join in this hilarious, heartwarming and simply magical show — and I’m not just saying that because of the flying shopping cart. I only wish ‘Waffles + Mochi’ had been around when my daughters were growing up, because it’s the kind of program that’s fun to watch together as a family, and gives parents the peace of mind to know that their little ones are learning something too.”
Waffles + Mochi is streaming all ten episodes on Netflix now.