Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster meets up with Countdown’s Rachel Riley in our exclusive video

Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster

Sesame Street's Cookie Monster met up with Rachel Riley to learn about veganism and to practise counting in our exclusive video.

Alongside best pal Gonger, he stars in Cookie Monster Foodie Truck, as part of Sesame Street’s new series.

During the segment in the long-running kids' show, they pair travel around in their truck seeking ingredients to make recipes requested by young viewers.

In recent episodes, they've  visited an orchard to make an apple pie,  harvested cranberries to make cranberry muffin, and even visited a chicken farm to collect eggs for a birthday cake.

Recently, they took a break from their travels to meet Countdown’s star Rachel Riley on their first visit to London.

In our exclusive video, they tell Rachel how much they love cooking, and they even came dressed in tiny chef hats.

And, of course, the troublesome pair were excited when Rachel revealed a chocolate chip cookie from her bag.

The dynamic due also learned about the vegan diet. Rachel, a vegan herself, gave the monsters some top tips on a vegan diet and vegan recipes.

Cookie Monster was correct when he said a vegan cookie is made without eggs, milk or dairy.

She suggested using coconut oil, coconut milk and nut butters instead of animal products.

The pair even gave Rachel a sneak peek of their song from their new show – and, we weren’t surprised when the song featured Cookie Monster’s favourite sweet snack – a cookie.

But the tasty treat didn’t last long and was soon gobbled up by Cookie Monster.

If you think your kids will love Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck show, below are details of how your little tots can keep up to date with the monsters' foodie adventures.

Watch Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck every weekday at 8.15am and 4.45pm on Tiny Pop. Available on Freeview 207, Youview 207, Virgin 737 and Freesat 605.

Sibelle Mehmet
Junior Digital Writer

Sibelle Mehmet is a Junior Digital Writer at She joined the team in April 2019 and was her first job since completing a MA in Magazine Journalism at City, the University of London in the summer of 2019. Sibelle previously interned at a number of national titles including OK!, Heat, Closer, Mother & Baby, and The Times Newspaper magazine. She's written extensively about the latest celebrity, showbiz, and royal news.