Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sponsor Review: Pop Chef

I wrote this post while participating in a campaign by FuelMyBlog for Pop Chef and will receive a product sample as compensation and to thank me for my time. All views and opinions with regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced, nor reviewed, by the company prior to posting.

    One of my favorite aisles in the CVS store is the "made for TV" aisle. Which are products that you see on television commercials that apparently you can only buy off of the television or internet or your local CVS pharmacy.
     I was asked by the wonderful people over at FuelMyBlog if I would be willing to test some of these "made for TV" products. Of course I was excited to try some. I have always contemplated ordering them, but you are never quite sure how good they may or may not be. I was excited to try the Pop Chef. I had heard a lot about it.

   The Pop Chef has the special 3-in-one action which shapes, pops and creates stars, circles, hearts and more without the mess or hassle of knives or cookie cutters. You can design your own eye popping snacks, party platters, meals and even gifts like a pro! It's a snack-tivity that's even safe for kids to use.

     Basically, it looks like a bunch of cookie cutters on a popping mechanism. You can cut up fruits, cheeses, vegetables, breads and more with it and create fun patterns and edible displays. We had a good friend of ours over and she had her seven year old son with her. So her, her son, my husband and I had fun playing with the Pop Chef and making sure it tested well.
     Unfortunately, since it is November there is not a lot of good fruit in season, but we managed to get a small watermelon and honeydew to do the testing. You do have to cut whatever you want to make the shapes with into 1" pieces. So the watermelon and honeydew still had to be chopped into 1" thick pieces.

         I was very impressed with the amount of different designs and even sizes that came with the Pop Chef. In fact it is a 10 piece set. I was disappointed that the popper that I got with the Pop Chef was cracked. Although that could have been done in shipping I still like to know how well a product is made and if the plastic cracked in shipping it is not made with very strong plastic.

Cracked piece, but still worked!
     The majority of it does not go in the dishwasher though I did find them easy to hand wash. Plus, it got harder with the fruit the more you used them. The cutters are made of plastic so you put a bunch of pieces of juicy watermelon in them over and over and it gets messy and does not work as well. Be sure if you are using it for fruit to keep a paper towel handy for drippings.

    All in all it was a fun product. I highly recommend it for creative/crafty people or if you like to entertain a lot. It worked well, we only did fruits but I suspect it would work even better on cheese and sandwiches. There is even a little recipe book that came with it that has some nice easy ideas to make which I definitely liked. Also, it was a fun activity. The seven year old had a blast and it really got him to eat his fruit! So if you have a picky eater this may definitely help you over that hurdle as kids really have fun with the Pop Chef. In fact, we all had some fun creating our own little shish kabobs of fruit designs.
     If you are looking to have some fun in the kitchen or a fun activity for your kids and family to try you can buy the Pop Chef 10 piece set for $10.99 at fine retailers everywhere.

For more information on the Pop Chef you can visit their website at

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