Chefs Vs Normals Taste Testing Pretentious Ingredients | Vol. 2

  • Published: 09 September 2018
  • We raided Barry's kitchen AGAIN this week and look at all the pointless fancy ingredients that we found! Do these ingredients have a place in your home?

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    Flowering Tea -
    23ct Gold Hot chocolate -

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Comments • 1 861

  • Max Davies
    Max Davies  6 days back

    i have the flowering teas, and there are so many better ones that are cheaper as well. although this is from when i lived in hong kong so i dont know how well they have traveled

    • josh benton
      josh benton  1 weeks back

      jesus that hot chocolate is expensive, I can get some amazing italian hot drinking chocolate for 19 dollars a Kilogram

      • Ana Schneider
        Ana Schneider  1 weeks back

        Most of the things in this episode seem like they are not things pretentious people buy, it's just gifts you buy for someone you don't really know or like that much, but you have to get them something

        • Zachary Snyder
          Zachary Snyder  2 weeks back

          As an average Jewish man. I can attest that that final joke is factual.

          • andsundry
            andsundry  2 weeks back

            I've seen "organic MSG" from mushrooms, etc., sold in Asian supermarkets. So I don't think the product is inherently pretentious. But marketing it as a tiny "umami pot" ... kind of is. MSG as a seasoning isn't used to sprinkle on top of food at the table. But added in the cooking process by a spoonful or two. It's not meant to be strong enough that a light dusting would have a discernible impact.

            • MissCoati
              MissCoati  2 weeks back

              Y'all realize hydrolyzed collagen is just gelatin, right? You paid for $30 unflavored jello. Congrats.

              • Pirie’spinkargylesweater

                I wanted to bang my head on to the wall at the end bc of that dad joke lol!!! BLUMIN CRINGEEEEEY

                • Pirie’spinkargylesweater

                  James: I am such a good chef!
                  Me: Nah don’t be pretentious now James
                  Ebbers: Look at that little pretentious smile on his face!

                  • Joseph birchall
                    Joseph birchall  3 weeks back

                    Soooooo is the Umami a hipster version of MSG?

                    • Gone
                      Gone  3 weeks back

                      British people..

                      • Claudia Trammell
                        Claudia Trammell  3 weeks back

                        I just love you guys

                        • waffleMAN 2121
                          waffleMAN 2121  4 weeks back

                          Is that the Austin Powers song

                          • Athrun000
                            Athrun000  4 weeks back

                            The "umami seasoning" is something else or just plain regular MSG?

                            • Christian Storms
                              Christian Storms  4 weeks back

                              "I think tea is one of the things that's actually worth paying money for" British af.

                              • Joh447
                                Joh447  4 weeks back

                                I really want to slap the guy that made that cocoa stuff.

                                They made a perfectly good product and then jacked the price and ruined it by adding the literally flavorless and useless gold.

                                • ViolentVixen
                                  ViolentVixen  4 weeks back

                                  After having saffron candied pears, I have come to the conclusion that saffron has turned into a pretentious spice/herb despite once being a wonderful aromatic addition to a dish.

                                  • Real Salica
                                    Real Salica  4 weeks back

                                    Ben is always better at telling the dad's joke .

                                    • Rigo Valdez
                                      Rigo Valdez  4 weeks back

                                      I like all of you guys except the chef dude that’s always in the black chefs coat. He’s just so very annoying. My favorite is the other chef the ginger chef dude. He’s just funny as shit. The lisp is funny too lol 😂

                                      • Sahiba Thind
                                        Sahiba Thind  1 months back

                                        Are we really sure Mike and James aren't together. They're practically soulmates, and are ridiculously in sync!

                                        • Alberto Diaz
                                          Alberto Diaz  1 months back

                                          Really enjoy your videos, never stop
                                          Pd: nice camera

                                          • SarahJ67
                                            SarahJ67  1 months back

                                            Please tell me I'm not the only one who shouted "Iocane powder!" when he said it was odourless and tasteless.

                                            • AbhiSasha
                                              AbhiSasha  1 months back

                                              Dont worry bro....
                                              We use hands and dont hesitate to say we cant use chopsticks!
                                              I mean if i cant be loyal to my stomach and think what people will think, then i am even lesser human than i think!
                                              Just enjoy.....

                                              • Taip How Tan
                                                Taip How Tan  1 months back

                                                You pay too much for the flower art tea

                                                • K. Vasanth Kumar
                                                  K. Vasanth Kumar  1 months back

                                                  I want Mike in these series again...

                                                  • khamsiah ishak
                                                    khamsiah ishak  1 months back

                                                    Just keep putting James infront of the camera!
                                                    His shyness is totes adorable!

                                                    • khamsiah ishak
                                                      khamsiah ishak  1 months back

                                                      I have a crush on James! He's just adorable!

                                                      • meluflor
                                                        meluflor  1 months back

                                                        Can I marry James.... pretty please

                                                        • Joshua Billson
                                                          Joshua Billson  1 months back

                                                          You guys should try challenges where they have to use these or try recreate them in a less pretentious way

                                                          • Joshua Billson
                                                            Joshua Billson  1 months back

                                                            If you looking for something pretentious, that floral shirt should work(great show) 😂😂

                                                            • canaryinacoalmine
                                                              canaryinacoalmine  1 months back

                                                              “Something that you do, or buy, in order to impress; regardless of whether it’s actually a good product or not” - Mike.
                                                              Best definition of pretentious I’ve ever heard from another person.

                                                              • Erin Petersen
                                                                Erin Petersen  1 months back

                                                                Any chance you could tell us where you got the teapot and covered teacup from? I LOVE it!

                                                                • Jennifer Liu
                                                                  Jennifer Liu  1 months back

                                                                  I cannot believe “caviar chips” are a thing!

                                                                  • The Giant Squid
                                                                    The Giant Squid  1 months back

                                                                    So if your body breaks down your food into amino acids which are then turned into proteins having specifically collagen shouldn't make any difference, should it?

                                                                    • WhiteBread
                                                                      WhiteBread  1 months back

                                                                      Trader Joe’s has an umami seasoning, it’s like $4/5 but you can put that on anything, it’s crack.

                                                                      • Me Here
                                                                        Me Here  1 months back

                                                                        LOL @ collagen. It’s extracted from beef by-products they usually throw out!

                                                                        • Erik Martinez
                                                                          Erik Martinez  2 months back

                                                                          God, why's the one with the horn-rimmed glasses horrible undercut, and pattern shirt such a unbearable twat?

                                                                          • Masca Trails
                                                                            Masca Trails  2 months back

                                                                            I'm loving these pretentious ingredients videos. Would love to see more! Maybe test the Jefferson's Ocean Whiskey, which is aged at sea or some Runamok infused or aged maple syrup.

                                                                            • Jenrose
                                                                              Jenrose  2 months back

                                                                              Quick test: Does it contain gold leaf, which has no taste, insignificant texture and no health benefit? If yes? It is automatically pretentious. Doesn't mean there aren't situations that might warrant it, but lets not kid ourselves... gold leaf is always about impressing someone.

                                                                              (The collagen supplement is very worth it if you need it, and ridiculous if you don't. I take collagen daily because I feel worse without it, but I have garbage collagen anyway.)

                                                                              • Shimon Lavi
                                                                                Shimon Lavi  2 months back

                                                                                Hummus and Crisps?! What is this blasphemy?! 😂🤣😂🤣

                                                                                • Robin Duppui
                                                                                  Robin Duppui  2 months back

                                                                                  I‘m not a chef, but isn‘t saffron completely from the other side of the world for aztecs?

                                                                                  • Alecto 79
                                                                                    Alecto 79  2 months back

                                                                                    Mike is a cutie

                                                                                    • Amber Thorn
                                                                                      Amber Thorn  2 months back

                                                                                      As a tea lover, the only reason your green tea is bitter is because you burnt it or let it steep for too long. Don't put boiling water on green tea and don't over steep it =)

                                                                                      • Diana Barzey
                                                                                        Diana Barzey  2 months back

                                                                                        The teabloom didnt steep all the way its supposed to drop the to bottem of the pot and at that point its fully open and steeped

                                                                                        • Amanda Nilsson
                                                                                          Amanda Nilsson  2 months back


                                                                                          • david mahoney
                                                                                            david mahoney  2 months back

                                                                                            gold in food items: Pretentious : rich people pooping out gold...yep Pretentious =)

                                                                                            • Maddie Pyke
                                                                                              Maddie Pyke  2 months back

                                                                                              I love when you find a new channel you love so you binge watch all their videos then you realise it is going on 2 am and you have work in the morning

                                                                                              • Yasiru Vidanagamage
                                                                                                Yasiru Vidanagamage  2 months back

                                                                                                James have you tried Sri Lankan tea(Ceylon black tea)? If not you must they are soo good. Please try it♥️♥️♥️

                                                                                                • Raina P
                                                                                                  Raina P  2 months back

                                                                                                  Even more than the 23 carat gold leaf, the saffron is probably what makes that so expensive and pretentious.