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 • 1 830

  • Gemma Lindridge
    Gemma Lindridge  16 hours back

    More more.

    • Dimitri Isov
      Dimitri Isov  2 days back

      Those would be so so so much more expensive in LA

      • Slime_ ASMR
        Slime_ ASMR  6 days back


        • Clemen Ong
          Clemen Ong  1 weeks back

          tea is something worth paying for #opiumwar

          • M. Moore
            M. Moore  1 weeks back

            Said pretentiously: "I am such a good chef." 🎉✊🏽

            • Becca Intille
              Becca Intille  1 weeks back

              james getting so happy about guessing the aztec hot chocolate was the cutest thing ever

              • Vincent Chan
                Vincent Chan  2 weeks back

                There are so many nicer versions of the flowering tea.

                • Juan Dela Cruz
                  Juan Dela Cruz  3 weeks back

                  Umami pots for 6.50 pounds? In Asia, we call that MSG and it cost way less than that.

                  • Hate9.
                    Hate9.  3 weeks back

                    Serious question: what's the difference between a pot of umami and a pot of MSG?

                    • CV Nacianceno
                      CV Nacianceno  4 weeks back

                      Umami pot? So msg then

                      • The Steel Centurion 21
                        The Steel Centurion 21  1 months back

                        *I'm done.*
                        So here I am, right? Lying on my side?
                        It gets to the poin th where Barry is saying he knows what this is at around 7:24 ish. And my phone turns off, because I accidentally hit the button. I'm not thinking, and it cuts out at just the right time that I think they made a cliff hanger. It took me five seconds to realize this.
                        I'm done.

                        • Dan Katz
                          Dan Katz  1 months back

                          "wow, you've got two friends coming round, bust out the Kettle Chips"

                          Excellent delivery!

                          • ElleCullen17
                            ElleCullen17  1 months back

                            I WANT THAT TEA SET!!! Anyone have a link by chance??

                            • arnel furing
                              arnel furing  1 months back

                              His chopstick form is killing me

                              • IrishSparrow
                                IrishSparrow  2 months back

                                I want to see them try different 'Foodie' Subscription Boxes

                                • Michaela LaLonde
                                  Michaela LaLonde  2 months back

                                  With the cardamom and saffron, the “Aztec” hot chocolate sounds more Indian to me

                                  • The Curry Cat
                                    The Curry Cat  2 months back

                                    the fact that mike cut use chopsticks literally hurts my sole

                                    • Lara Bsk
                                      Lara Bsk  2 months back

                                      3:43 had me crying

                                      • Fairy Fox
                                        Fairy Fox  2 months back

                                        I could go to my favourite store and buy a 3lbs bag of msg for like 5 bucks. Its just umami in a bag that's cheaper.

                                        • Charley Bea
                                          Charley Bea  2 months back

                                          "I think tea is one of the things that is actually worth paying money for" -James Currie

                                          Could there be a more british sentence?

                                          • keeran leonard
                                            keeran leonard  2 months back

                                            You guys should make a video on weird food combinations (chicken-white chocolate

                                            • Tabitha Fox
                                              Tabitha Fox  2 months back

                                              As a person with a BAD mushroom allergy who doesn’t react to synthesized MSG, I hate the major backlash against MSG, because the “natural” replacement is usually just mushroom bowser and beef stuff. So I now am finding new foods that I used to be totally fine with until they started advertising as MSG FREE

                                              • Reeinki
                                                Reeinki  2 months back

                                                They literally just fed the guys MSG powder lmao. Using MSG to cook, not pretentious. Highly recommend trying it.

                                                • Amishman
                                                  Amishman  2 months back

                                                  I would love to see them try to make their own version of that Aztec hot chocolate. Just without the gold.

                                                  • Danito
                                                    Danito  2 months back

                                                    The guy with the beard is my fave. At first I was gutted because he wasn't being the Normal tester, then I saw him in the background and decided to continue watching 😁

                                                    • Outtake 99
                                                      Outtake 99  2 months back

                                                      12:00 My powers have doubled since the last time, Count.

                                                      • Alison Brown
                                                        Alison Brown  2 months back

                                                        It would be interesting to see the USD conversion

                                                        • Ashley Flynn
                                                          Ashley Flynn  2 months back

                                                          I'm a bit late to the party here, but you can make your own (possibly better) drinking chocolate for far less than that, and add your own spices.

                                                          • Max Davies
                                                            Max Davies  2 months 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 b
                                                              josh b  3 months 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  3 months 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  3 months back

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

                                                                  • andsundry
                                                                    andsundry  3 months 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  3 months 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 months back

                                                                            Soooooo is the Umami a hipster version of MSG?

                                                                            • Gone
                                                                              Gone  3 months back

                                                                              British people..

                                                                              • Claudia Trammell
                                                                                Claudia Trammell  3 months back

                                                                                I just love you guys

                                                                                • waffleMAN 2121
                                                                                  waffleMAN 2121  3 months back

                                                                                  Is that the Austin Powers song

                                                                                  • Athrun000
                                                                                    Athrun000  3 months back

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

                                                                                    • Christian Storms
                                                                                      Christian Storms  3 months back

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

                                                                                      • Joh447
                                                                                        Joh447  3 months 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  3 months 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  3 months back

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

                                                                                            • Rigo Valdez
                                                                                              Rigo Valdez  3 months 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  3 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  3 months back

                                                                                                  Really enjoy your videos, never stop
                                                                                                  Pd: nice camera