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About this item

Highlights

  • Sturdy wooden food set featuring items from the five food groups for healthy pretend play
  • Includes watermelon, corn, milk, cheese, cereal, fish, eggs, and more
  • Stores neatly in four wooden crates
  • Fun and educational whether as a stand-alone or as part of a play kitchen
  • Makes a great gift for preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, for hands-on, screen-free play

Specifications

Number of Pieces: 21
Dimensions (Overall): 10.44 Inches (H) x 10.34 Inches (W) x 2.56 Inches (D)
Suggested Age: 2 Years and Up
Assembly Details: No Assembly Required
Educational Focus: Creative Thinking
Includes: Pretend Kitchen Accessories
Material: Polyolefin, Plywood, Paper
Battery: No Battery Used
TCIN: 53691571
UPC: 000772002714
Item Number (DPCI): 204-06-2085
Origin: Imported

Description

Planning a well-balanced meal is child's play with this wooden set. Items from the five food groups--including watermelon, milk, cheese, fish, eggs, and much more--are crafted of solid wood and come with four wooden baskets for sorting and storage.

For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” Today, Melissa & Doug is proudly partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to foster early brain development and help children build important life skills through play.
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2.56 inches length x 10.44 inches width x 10.34 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.64 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 360 reviews
83% would recommend
55 recommendations
quality: 4.59 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.7 out of 5
value: 4.58 out of 5
length of play: 4.62 out of 5

Not in 2023

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Megan - 17 days ago
I like the concept but protein isn't just dead animals; it's beans, lentils, tofu, seitan, etc. Dairy as got to go as well. This is 2023. We aren't baby cows, we don't need their milk.
1 reply from Shelly team - 15 days ago
Hi Megan, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the Food Groups. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to pass it along. Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
length of play: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
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Great toy

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Addie W - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great quality toys, always have high expectations for Melissa and Doug toys my daughter hasn’t disliked one!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Caused blisters on my baby's lips

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Skirby - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
My baby was chewing on these toys and caused her lips to blister
1 reply from Shelly team - 2 months ago
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the Food Groups. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Please give us a call at 800 718 5365. Anyone on our consumer care team will be happy to help you. Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
quality: 1 out of 5
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Excellent wooden food set

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Alchurch - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
All the food you need to start a kitchen. Well made and sturdy. Great starter food set for those looking for wood. The four boxes are studry as well and have been reused to stor puzzles.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Cute, but cheap quality

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
mpciochon - 5 months ago
Cute, but quality is not as expected and some pieces have wood splitting out of them. My daughter has already broken one of the slices of bread in half.
1 reply from Shelly team - 4 months ago
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the Food Groups. We have a great partnership with Target and ask that you reach out to them directly for resolution with your issue. Your Friends at Melissa & Doug
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Always a Quality Product

5 out of 5 stars
Karen H - 6 months ago
originally posted on Melissa and Doug
I'm thrilled to purchase wooden toys for my 18mo grandson. Melissa and Doug never disappoints. He loves to pretend to cook.
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Good toy

4 out of 5 stars
L - 6 months ago
Some sawdust on the box.
value: 3 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Disappointed in the quality

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Grace - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
I like the foods included, they are very cute. I was disappointed with the quality though. The wooden boxes are rough and a few of the foods have some imperfections. For example, the holes in the Swiss cheese have wood chips that were painted over—pretty gross. I would return it if I didn’t already open it.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Great

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Brit - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great quality. Good addition to a play kitchen.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Minimalist Food Toys

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Bree - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Super cute toy. Comes with individual baskets to organize. Got it on sale for a good price. Made of wood so I feel like it will last longer than the plastic ones. Overall feeling better than a typical plastic food toy. Pretty minimalist design.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
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Just okay

3 out of 5 stars
Huey L - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
We bought this as the first foods for our toddler's toy kitchen. He's not very interested in these foods. Maybe if there were more colors he'd be more interested (e.g. some bright vegetables instead of all the brown meats and breads). The food group crates seems like a good idea for preschool age, but we're not there yet. We didn't have any of the quality issues that others had.
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Excellent!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Hailey S - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great quality! The wooden baskets make it easy for organization. These will last us for years to come!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Cute kitchen food

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mama__x2 - 7 months ago
These are cute and my child loves playing with these. Just be careful since they are solid wood, especially if baby likes to throw! These have held up well - had them over a year.
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Melissa and Doug Play food

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
ToddlerMom - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Melissa and Doug toys are such great quality! I know these play food groups will last a long time! Great size for toddler hands.
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Between definitely recommend and no not at all

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jamma - 8 months ago
Nice wooden play things in little wooden boxes, wrapped in totally unnecessary plastic.
quality: 4 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Cute but far from a homerun

4 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Buyer - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good quality wooden food toys but not really a big hit at our house.
value: 2 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Toxic

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
TieDyeJessi - 9 months ago
These items are literally toxic. They reak of formaldehyde. I've washed them with dawn dish soap. I've used vinegar, I've tried method lavender all purposes cleaner. Nothing will get rid of the smell. It's really strong
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Nice and solid

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Lesa - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
my granddaughter loves it!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Food Groups

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ed - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Wooden and nice paint
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Cute, sturday and fun, but messy paint job

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
ETETET - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
These are a great addition to our child’s play kitchen. We love how sturdy and colorful everything is. Minus one star for quality control, though. It looks like some food items in our set were packaged before the paint fully dried, so there is quite a bit of paint transfer. Our orange and bananas have black paint dots from being packaged next to the watermelon (with black seeds), and so forth.
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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