Dear Mummy, as you know we are big fans of Melissa & Doug toys! We buy a lot of our items discounted from Achica online. Melissa & Doug is an American manufacturer and purveyor of children’s toys. The company was founded by Melissa and Doug Bernstein in their basement in 1988 and they sell their toys throughout the world. They produce all sorts of toys from fancy dress, to train sets, to arts & crafts!
This week we are reviewing Melissa & Doug Wooden Fridge Food and Melissa & Doug Sandwich Making Set.
The first set is called Wooden Fridge Food and contains 9 pieces of carved wooden items, we bought it for £9.99.
2) Orange Juice
4) Swiss Cheese
6) Strawberry Yoghurt
7) Ice Cream
It seems very Americanised and probably because Melissa & Doug are an American Company. The wooden items are painted and waxed in colourful brights and their edges are rounded slightly and not sharp. It shapes are very tactile and I love holding them and putting them in my mouth. Great for role playing, I have a little shopping bag that I carry around and I pretend that I am doing my weekly shop. My mummy also asks me to identify each food item, the colours on the packaging and to count each item which as a great additional learning activity.
The other Melissa & Doug set that I have is the Sandwich Making Set which comes with 16 pieces. We bought it for £9.99. The attention to detail is amazing on this set and even the bread has coloured shading on the edges which makes it look real. I also love the wooden packaging tray that it came in, as I use it to serve the food on, very 1950’s looking! All the wooden elements stick together with hook & loop and make it easy for small fingers to add and subtract the ingredients. I love making sandwiches!
1) 4 x Bread Slices
2) Burger Bun
4) 2 x Tomatoes
6) 3 x Cheeses
8) 2 x Lettuce
9) Ham When combined these two sets make a fabulous collection! We have great fun playing shop and pretending to be on a picnic. I love preparing sandwiches with the bread and butter and using the knife to spread and cut up the slices. I like making daddy a burgers and pouring him an OJ. I also use the cartoon of milk to make tea.
What a fabulous range of role playing toys. Melissa & Doug do other sets of wooden food and I can’t wait to add to my collect. Hopefully next time it will be ice cream or cakes!
Love Bella x
17 thoughts on “Melissa & Doug Wooden Food”
My daughter loves playing with her Melissa & Doug wooden food too – ice cream or cakes, but do have Xmas cookies 😉
*no ice cream or cakes
….soon my friend. Soon.
We don’t really have much wooden food but Z has a till with some bits and bobs and loves it so much. He’s always selling me things for an extortionate price 🙂
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It’s funny you mention that….I wanted £100 for a mushroom the other day! 😉
I love Melissa and Doug toys – they are so lovely and bright and good quality too! #TiredTested
Melissa & Doug are my special treat! We love them so much it makes us want to be kids forever! 🙂 #triedtested
This looks lovely. We have their cookies that have been lots of fun
Melissa & Doug toys are brilliant. Your Mummy & Daddy are very kind for buying you those sets to play with. I think my little boy would love these too. Perfect for role playing games.
Melissa & Doug toys are brilliant and really good quality. Your Mummy & Daddy are very kind for buying you those lovely sets. I think my little boy would love these too. Absolutely perfect for role playing.
I love anything from Melissa & Doug – this looks like a fab addition too! #triedtested
Oh I love the look of that! Will definitely have got get some for Emma for when she’s slightly older 🙂 #TriedTested
I love the look of these, my toddler is getting a wooden kitchen for Christmas and these would go perfect with it. xx #TriedTested
Oh these look great, I bet Elliot would love the sandwich making set! I realised earlier that we have quite a few Melissa and Doug craft bits, I shall have to look out for these ones too. 🙂 #triedtested
Nice to meet you Baby Isabella! sophie love Melissa and Doug too!
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OOoo like the look of the burgers, we have the other wooden set for our play shop 🙂 I think their toys are brilliant xx #Triedtested
Ah I love M&D toys – they always feel & look great. Great set!