International Movie Theater Snacks Taste Test

– Today's episode's lookin' like a snack A movie theater snack

– Let's talk about that (upbeat music) – Good Mythical Morning! – Our novel, "The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek", is scary, it's funny, and it's comin' out on October 29th We've crafted a very special live event for that week called Bleak Creek Conversations Now the tickets are limited, and each one comes with a copy of the book – What? Each one comes with what? – With a copy of the book, Link! A ticket and a book, in your hands

So scoop 'em up, go to bleakcreekcom – Speakin' of scary, it was a hot movie weekend y'all, with "It Chapter Two" giving clowns all over the world a bad name Isn't that right, one of the stars of "It Chapter Two", Nic Hamilton? – That's correct, Rhett and Link (laughter) – Woo! There he was

– Also speaking of scary, I'm gonna be throwing darts again today – Yes, you are Now movie goers around the world are screaming at scary clowns while throwing back their favorite cinema snack, and today we find out what sorts of strange food movie lovers across the globe are shovin' down their gullets It's time for "Where In The World Do These International Movie Theatre Snacks Come From?" – Okay, here's what we're gonna do We're gonna try a concession stand snack served in a movie theater somewhere around the world, and we're gonna guess what country sells that movie theater snack by throwing a dart at that country on the map over here, and we've got Chase, the theater cartographer

– Yeah, I got an usher's hat thing (laughter) – [Link] Don't raise your hands above your head– – Sorry – It's too revealing – Well it's already, it kinda is just revealing as he stands there, so – He's gonna measure how far our dart is from the correct answer

– Okay, and the person with the lowest score at the end, of course, is the winner And now listen, I mean, Link shook things up last time I shouldn't have given him my new secret, but he won last time, and that means that I get a special advantage this time I get the pop dart A handful of popcorn, coated in melted chocolate, that I can use whenever I please

– I know your secret The winner gets a bowl full of butter fingers, and no, it's not what you think (exciting music) – What is happening here? – We have some sorta stack situation There's– – [Rhett] There's a straw that goes through a bowl of orange chicken – Fried chicken sauce on a bed of rice

– Well, first of all, can you taste the rice and the chicken? – Well it's weird because– – By sipping coke through it? – When I'm drinking the coke, it starts to taste like fried chicken, because– – Because you're smelling it – Because that's all I'm smelling – You're calling it fried chicken I know it is but typically I would call this like, an orange chicken, or– – Well, what color, let's see if it's orange – Yeah

– That's pretty much orange chicken – This happens at a movie theater somewhere? – All right Since you're getting the advantages this time, because I'm the reigning champ, in the short term, – Yep – For darts, I'm gonna go first, giving you the advantage – Why don't you keep your chicken on the dart? That would be great

– Nah, I'll just save that for later Now, because this, I mean it's orange chicken on rice, you know, this is like a East Asian type situation, right? I mean, I'm just gonna, I gotta throw over there towards South Korea – Don't forget, if you miss the board entirely, it's 50cm automatically, so – Here we go, South Korea – Don't get too close to the edge – [Link] Oh! – [Chase] Not bad

– [Link] Yeah, thank you Chase – I mean, yeah, this has gotta be in the area that you threw it in, right? But which one is it? I'm actually leaning more towards Philippines Because in my experience, the Philippines have been a little bit more experimental with this kinda thing Like, stacking things, and this, it just feels– – Have you ever been there? – No, but I've been on the Internet – And your experience with the Philippines on the Internet

Okay, it's a little lower, seemed to be what you wanted – [Rhett] Mm-hmm – [Stevie] You just ate Chicken Pile, which is a serving of boneless chicken thighs glazed in honey soy sauce, served on top of rice, on top of a fountain drink

Chicken Pile is sold at movie theater concession stands in the Philippines (cheering drowns out speakers) – Dang, I almost hit it – Yep, Link had 12 and Rhett had 4 – Ooh – Nice

(exciting music) – Am I missing something, or do I just have like– – You have ice – A cup full of coke? – No, that's not coke, friend – Oh – Hold on, that's prune juice – Oh my gosh, it's very medicinal

I don't know that it's prune juice – I think I could sip on this I would be afraid to – If I knew what it was, I might like it – It's one thing to get up in the middle of a movie and take a whizz (laughs), it's a whole 'nother thing to drop the kids off

Okay, here we go – Right Rhett, you're gonna toss first this time – [Rhett] Okay, again, I've spent a lot of time on the Internet, and what I know about prune flavor, is that it's used in Asian cooking, but it's also something, there's like, I might call it plum, rather than prune, which, think about it, plum is prune (laughs) I learnt that last week I think this is in India, is what I'm getting at, is they have that plum sauce that you can get– – Oh, with the naan? – Yeah, you can get with the naan, and I think this is an iteration on that

So I'm going for– – It seems like a stretch to me – India – Go for it – [Link] Ooh, you almost hit India, which is the wrong answer – Okay

– I've got a lot of experience on the Internet with Portugal – Oh – [Link] Maybe it's just 'coz it starts with a P and so does prunes – That's a good reason – All right, so I'm thinking Portugal

– [Link] Ooh – [Rhett] Man, that technique is really– – [Link] Yes – I mean– – Thank you for that – You get so close to what you guessed now It's not as fun as it used to be

– Yeah, (murmurs) – You used to be so far away from the guess – Are you at ease now, Chase? – I definitely am, you seem a lot more confident than– – Is this prune juice? – [Stevie] This is not prune juice, it's called Kvas, which is a fermented Slavic beverage made from rye bread and commonly referred to as black bread, and it's served in movie theaters in Russia (Rhett laughs) – Ooh – Yeah, which is pretty close to India

(laughs) – Okay, so you're measuring to the, to like the dot in Russia? – Yeah, that's been the rule for like, three years, man It's a questionable rule, but it's the rule – All right, Link had 26 and Rhett had 17 – Oh, thanks for falling behind – It ain't over

(exciting music) – Looks like we got squid, Link – Oh man, there's like– – We've been squid-ed – There's like the heads of squid, and then there's like the tails of squid Or is that the legs? – I don't think I've enjoyed this part of the squid before – Yeah, I mean, fried squid is fine because it's fried, but this is difficult for me

– It's not bad It's not good – There's something stuffed inside of it, is that squid guts? – Yeah – You sure it's not like, cottage cheese? – I think that's just what the inside of a squid looks like, I don't know – They shoulda got rid of that

– Wouldn't you wanna eat that while you're watching a movie though? What? Okay, you don't want that happening next to you when you're trying to really get into a movie, so – Right, it's worse than being on your phone – Okay, I'm in the lead, I'm still gonna go first here It feels like the obvious answer is when seafood finds its way into situations that most people in the west would find disagreeable, it's usually something that's coming from an Asian country So, just going by that logic, I would say that this is Indonesia or South Korea

Man, but that's, if I'm wrong, and it's Brazil or Colombia, but you know what, you gotta go with your instincts South– – You're up by 17, so – South Korea – Oh, going for the guess though – (yells excitedly) Philippines

– Hmm, I'm still thinking Portugal – Okay – I mean, there's loads of squid everywhere They're just squid-ing all around the ocean Coming– – It is a seafood-heavy country

– I gotta hedge my bets a little bit Halfway between your dart and Portugal – (enthusiastic noise) Right there – [Rhett] Nice – [Stevie] Okay, you just ate buttered squid which is a chewy treat that's grilled, buttered, and tossed with soy sauce

Buttered squid is served in movie theaters in South Korea – Dang it, god! All right, I'm glad I went to the right sum, so you're not pulling that far ahead – Yeah, I mean, it wasn't that big of a difference – All right, Rhett had 9 and Link had 20 (both inhale deeply) (exciting music) – Got one little ramekin here

What, are these ants? – [Rhett] They look to be ants – [Link] What is this big black thing, like a tail? Or an ant antler? – Well let's eat it and find out (crunching sounds) Got a real bad after taste (Link coughs) – The aftertaste is like, the woman who was my babysitter when I was in like, early grade school, like her breath– – Oh, the aftertaste of your babysitter? – Her breath is like this aftertaste – That sounds like something you flip through very quickly in the info guide on your cable

(both laugh) No, no, no, we're not gonna watch that (laughter) – Oh gosh, so, I'm losing, so you're gonna– – So I'm going first again – You're gonna dart again – So you're gonna have the advantage of the reasoning that I'm about to say I don't know if it's gonna be good reasoning

– Gosh, it's horrible – Now, okay Again, Asian countries have shown a propensity to be probably the most adventurous in food, you know, on the planet, I would say So, you would think– – Which planet? – Insects at the theater, oh this has gotta be probably Indonesia, because that's the last East Asian country that's left, but I know for a fact that ants are a big part, like large ants, is a very South American thing I think that this is probably Brazil, but because I have a lead, I'm going to kinda just hedge my bets and aim at Africa

– [Link] Okay He has hit Africa – [Rhett] It's not an option – I'm gonna make this simple on myself, I'm performing so horribly today, instead of thinking about this, I'd rather consult one of the stars of "It Chapter Two", Nic Hamilton – I'm Nic Hamilton

– Hey Nic – How you doing? – I'm doing good – Whatta ya got? – Well, I've got ants – Okay Always wanted to try an ant

It's flavored in some, that's, I don't like it – Yep – I don't like it – There's a second taste – Don't like it, yeah

– That's weird, that aftertaste is weird – Now, you're from the land down under – I am, but it's not there – Right, so is that going to help you help me? – I mean, we're close to Asia, and I don't recognize it, so I don't think it's Asia I mean, Rhett said Brazil but then hedged his bets, so I'm thinking we just go straight on Brazil

– All right, I'm gonna aim for Colombia, because that might (laughs), that might, that's how I'm gonna hit Brazil – Oh fair, okay, gotcha – [Link] Ooh, a little high – [Nic] Shoulda aimed for Brazil – All right, Stevie? – [Stevie] Okay, so you were right, you did just eat ants, roasted ants

Leafcutter ants are believed to be an aphrodisiac, and are served at traditional weddings and in movie theaters all over the country of Colombia Oh, happy movie watching – We got it – Yeah, Rhett had 27 and Link had 8 – Oh

– All right, we're pulling back closer, thanks to star of "It Chapter Two", Nic Hamilton – I don't wanna eat any more ants so I'll leave, that's good (exciting music) – Got some chicken wings? – Some sorta fried, mushy thing – Oh, it's plantains Oh man, these are so good

– [Link] And there's that dip – [Rhett] There's like a caramel sauce That's the best thing that I've had this entire show (laughter) – Wow – And– – I could eat that in a movie theater

– That's great movie theater food, for real Now, Link– – You're still winning – I'm winning, so I can go first, but I am going to employ my pop dart, because, (laughs) – It's a power that you have – Because I've never gotten a cheat before, and I wanna use it – Fried banana

– You want me to do that, you want me to go now? – Yeah, I at least want some advantage to go second – So, the rule is anywhere there's chocolate, you can measure from – [Chase] Got it Well, there's also a rule about how much chocolate you can put on the popcorn, it's now Stop! All right man, it is not gonna be easy to clean up all that chocolate

– I mean, I could miss the board altogether – That would make it worse to clean up – I mean, that could happen I'm gonna have to – Oh, you're gonna, you're not gon' put it in your hand first? And then toss it? – No, I'm gonna toss the, either the whole thing, or just the contents at the board I think I'm gonna do the contents at the board, because it's like a shotgun level spread I've never gotten a cheat before, I wanna do it right! – Sometimes it doesn't help – I know, I'm almost positive the answer is Brazil, and I should just throw a dart at it, but I wanna use the cheat

Here we go (grunting noises) – [Rhett] I almost missed – [Link] Okay The thing is it's not Brazil, it's Portugal I've got a connection with Portugal

– Yeah, these are really good Coulda just thrown the frickin' dart, man – All right Let's see, so, for strategic purposes, I am gonna aim for Brazil, but my answer is Portugal For the win

Oh, man it! (laughter) – [Rhett] It's gonna be close, man – [Link] All right, Stevie – [Stevie] It's a fried banana, but I'm gonna let Davin take it from here (Davin speaks in foreign language) – Indonesia – Man, there's some– – I'll be dang-it! – There's some chocolate over there next to Indonesia, isn't there Link? – [Chase] There is, right there

– I'll tell ya, they got it figured out over there – Rhett had 14 and Link had 59 (Rhett laughs) – All right, Rhett – Wow, that cheat really, you know, having a cheat– – Let's bring in the butter fingers – Really helps

– A gift for, for Rhett (murmurs) – Oh, thank you – [Nic] It's Butterfingers It's butter and fingers – [Rhett] Oh, thank you

Oh, and look, I can just, I can put 'em on – I would recommend not, but that's fine – Oh my gosh, that is not appetizing – Enjoy it – I'm a winner, I'm a winner again! Thanks Nic

– No worries, I'll leave that (laughter) – Buttery – Thanks for liking, commenting, and subscribing – You know what time it is – [Person With Glasses] Hello Rhett and Lee, my name is Danish, and as you can see, I'm about to watch "Avengers: Endgame", and it's time to spin to the wheel, (speaks in foreign language)

– 'Bout to enjoy some cinema snacks Click the top link to watch us try British movie theater snacks with our friends from Sorted Food and Good Mythical More – And to find out where the Wheel of Mythicality gonna land – [Rhett] Do a blind taste test in your sleep with our mythical sleep masks, available now at mythicalcom

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