"It absolutely is insane: that Food Network combined the magical ingredients of Chenoweth and Candy Land and produced this monstrosity that they should have revealed by yelling, Nailed it! They didn’t," says Andy Dehnart. He adds: "That’s such a simple format it offers so many opportunities to be translated to television, perhaps with players moving their game pieces or themselves down the path. But no, Candy Land the reality competition doesn’t care about replicating or adapting the game. The teams who aren’t eliminated do have oversize game pieces, but they just picked up them up and walked around and did nothing with them while looking as confused as I was. It’s very clear Candy Land is only interested in borrowing the board game as a support, over which its producers have thrown the tasteless and overused piece of fondant that is the Food Network Wars franchise."