The series, executively produced by Chrissy Teigen and her Suit & Thai Productions, was inspired by the Japanese game show, “Sokkuri Sweets” by Nippon TV.
Quibi announced one of its most recent additions, “Eye Candy,” produced by All3Media America’s Main Event Media."The pastry chef creates objects that are impossible to detect if it’s real or a sweet confection; the suspense is immense, and the result is so satisfying,” said Atsushi Sogo, President of International Business Development, Nippon TV. “I am very confident that Quibi audiences will be glued to the screen to find out for themselves and look forward to many mouth-watering episodes.”
“Eye Candy” is executively produced by Chrissy Teigen via her Suit & Thai Productions. The series was inspired by the game show, “Sokkuri Sweets” by Nippon TV. Other producers who contributed include Jimmy Fox, Linda Lea, Soichiro Shimada, and Nippon TV’s Tom Miyauchi, Chrissy Teigen, and Luke Dillon from 3 Arts Entertainment, Stephanie Valentin and Amy Stanford. All3Media America, Suit & Thai Productions "Chrissy's Court," and Good Egg Entertainment from "Chopped," "Dishmantled."
The show demonstrates the work of teams of celebrities and civilians who create outrageous, out-of-the-ordinary edible creations designed to look like everyday ordinary objects. “I’ve been fascinated by all the mind-blowing cake videos seen around the world and I’m thrilled to be a part of introducing Eye Candy to many others,” Teigen said.
The original Japanese format was originally revealed by Nippon TV, as an offering at MIPTV 2019, and the deal was finalized between Nippon TV and All3Media America for the format to stream in America under the new name Eye Candy on Quibi. “Literally anything that appears onset could be made of chocolate or an undercover cake creation. The culinary artistry on display in the show is incredible and at the same time utterly ridiculous in all the right ways,” said Jimmy Fox, President of Main Event Media.“Congratulations to Chrissy, Jimmy, and Quibi for finding our signature dish/format amidst the myriad of delicious plates/shows in the world! Sokkuri Sweets airs each New Year’s Day on our Nippon TV Network throughout Japan to stellar ratings. Families watch the hottest and trendiest celebrities of the moment bite into a doorknob, a plant, or even a shoe, to find out if it was eye candy or an actual object!"
The pastry chef creates objects that are impossible to detect if it’s real or a sweet confection; the suspense is immense, and the result is so satisfying. I am very confident that Quibi audiences will be glued to the screen to find out for themselves and look forward to many mouth-watering episodes.” Atsushi Sogo President, International Business Development, Nippon TV