Unwrapped 2.0

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  • TV-G
  • 2015
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.5  (46)

Unwrapped 2.0 is a television series that originally aired on Cooking Channel in 2015. The show is hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, who is best known for his role as Carlton Banks on the hit sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The series is a spin-off of the original Unwrapped series, which was hosted by Marc Summers.

The show follows Ribeiro as he explores various food and beverage products from around the world. Each episode features a different theme, such as candy, snacks, or fast food. Ribeiro visits factories, farms, and restaurants to learn about how these products are made and to meet the people behind them.

One of the unique aspects of Unwrapped 2.0 is that it focuses on the science and technology behind food production. Ribeiro explains the chemistry and engineering that goes into creating foods such as soda, chocolate, and donuts. He also talks about the history of these products and how they have evolved over time.

The show also features taste tests and cooking demonstrations. Ribeiro tries the products he features on the show and provides his honest opinion about their taste and quality. He also showcases recipes that incorporate these products, such as a candy bar cheesecake or a pork dish with a soda glaze.

In addition to Ribeiro, the show features Dan Forcier, a culinary consultant who provides additional insight into the food industry. Forcier has worked with major food brands such as McDonald's and Pizza Hut and has extensive knowledge of the science and technology behind food production.

The production values of Unwrapped 2.0 are quite high, with a slick and modern look that is different from the original Unwrapped series. The show incorporates many visual effects and graphics to illustrate the science behind food production. The music is upbeat and energetic, giving the show a fun and exciting feel.

Overall, Unwrapped 2.0 is a fascinating and informative show that provides insight into the world of food production. Alfonso Ribeiro's charisma and enthusiasm make him a great host, and his willingness to try anything adds an element of unpredictability to the show. The series is a great mix of science, history, and cooking, making it an entertaining and educational experience for viewers.

Unwrapped 2.0 is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on February 2, 2015.

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Simple Goodness
13. Simple Goodness
January 8, 2017
Alfonso Ribeiro is featuring all things simple from snacks that bring back childhood memories like iconic Hostess Twinkies and the colorful Jel Sert Otter Pops to easy supper solutions like Bertolli's Chicken Parmigiana and Penne. He's also getting a closer peek at how the minimal components in Manischewitz Matzo are kept kosher.
Quick Fix
12. Quick Fix
January 1, 2017
Alfonso Ribeiro will save us all with quick fixes. P.F. Chang's Home Menu Beef and Broccoli frozen entree makes weeknight dinners simple and Chocolate Chip Quaker Chewy Bars are a great snack for children as well as adults. Decadent Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes, with their well-known swirl, are just right for a chocolate fix, while Keurig has fashioned Green Mountain Coffee pods into the ultimate coffee quickie.
Farm Fresh
11. Farm Fresh
December 18, 2016
Alfonso Ribeiro is spotlighting foods with farm-fresh components. Go hog wild over Benton's Bacon, see the Georgian pecans going into Carolina Foods' Duchess Pecan Pies and the North Carolina potatoes in the Trinity Frozen Foods Southern Sweet Potato Fries. Finally, Mott's Snack & Go Strawberry Applesauce Pouch is sweet to see fixed.
Little Bits
10. Little Bits
December 11, 2016
Host Alfonso Ribeiro examines little goodies with big flavor like the colorful Carousel gumballs at Ford Gum, Ghirardelli Chocolate's decadent semi-sweet Baking Chips and the tasty Duchess Gem Donuts from Carolina Foods. He'll also go see Sugar Bowl Bakery whose Petite Palmiers are prepared with hundreds of layers of delicate pastry dough.
Pop Stars
9. Pop Stars
December 4, 2016
Host Alfonso Ribeiro takes a deep look at goodies with a serious pop. Featuring: Snapple Kiwi Strawberry beverage; Big League Chew shredded bubblegum; Pez candies; and Popchips.
Freaky Flavors
8. Freaky Flavors
November 27, 2016
Alfonso Ribeiro spotlights snacks with some creepy flavors! From Upton's Naturals Bacon Seitan to the Smoked Nib Brittle from Olive and Sinclair, to Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers, these strange treats are good eats. Then, spin the Jelly Belly BeanBoozled wheel for a serious flavor shock.
Sweet Sensations
7. Sweet Sensations
November 20, 2016
Host Alfonso Ribeiro gets a sweet sensation from goodies such as the iconic Sugar Daddy, colorful Warheads Chewy Cubes, and the luscious Milk Chocolate with Caramel Squares from Ghirardelli. Then, experience how fun it is to watch Mrs. Freshley's Peanut Butter Swiss Rolls be given their signature swirl.
It's a Rainbow
6. It's a Rainbow
November 13, 2016
It's a kaleidoscope of color as Alfonso Ribeiro learns how RW Garcia get their tortilla chips so vibrantly red. Then it's over to Amy's Kitchen for their multicolored, palate-pleasing Thai Red Curry Bowl. All the colors of the rainbow are included in Caroline's Cakes' Over the Rainbow Cake and Jelly Belly invents an assortment of Rainforest Animal-Shaped Fruit Snacks.
Inside Job
5. Inside Job
November 6, 2016
Alfonso Ribeiro learns how they get the filling on the inside by watching how Parla Chicken and Spinach Ravioli is prepared. Then he gets the scoop on Lovely Candy Company's Superfruit Chews and discovers what's in a Colt's Bolt. Finally, come see how cheddar cheese gets fired up at Sweetwater Valley Farm.
Layers of Flavors
4. Layers of Flavors
October 30, 2016
Alfonso Ribeiro examines layer after layer of taste when he is given the inside scoop on Tootsie's Caramel Apple Pops, Bissinger's Coconut Caramel Chocolate Bar and Tastykake's Cherry Sweet Rolls. Then, observe how fun it is to see Parla's Asiago Tortellini get its quadruple cheese filling.
Tongue Twister
3. Tongue Twister
October 23, 2016
Alfonso Ribeiro tastes Warheads Extreme Sour Hard Candy, a candy that almost needs a warning label, observes how Frank's RedHot gets its heat and takes a look at a dynamite mole sauce from Rico Chicken Tamales. Then, Bissinger's Apple Ghost Chili Salt Caramels burn the tongue with a unique blend of chocolate, apples and hot peppers.
Local Legends
2. Local Legends
October 16, 2016
Alfonso Ribeiro brings you on a voyage of local legends, from Tennessee's iconic Jack Daniel's Whiskey to the Fannie May company in Ohio where sweet Buckeyes are prepared. He also learns how a novel mix of hard candy and gum became the Charms Blow Pop and why you don't have to visit NYC for the Original Soupman's tasty Chicken Gumbo.
Backyard Cookout
1. Backyard Cookout
October 9, 2016
Alfonso Ribeiro reveals the secrets behind heat-and-eat barbecue from Farm Rich Smokehouse, the super yellow color of French's Mustard and the sweet-sour punch of Mt. Olive Bread and Butter Pickles. Plus, Christie Cookie Co.'s serious Chocolate Brownies are packed with three types of luscious chocolate and a surprising ingredient.
Where to Watch Unwrapped 2.0
Unwrapped 2.0 is available for streaming on the Cooking Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Unwrapped 2.0 on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 2, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (46)