Store Bought Restaurant Food Taste Test

– Do restaurant's dishes taste the same as their frozen versions you make at home? – Let's talk about that (upbeat music) (fire roaring) – Good Mythical Morning

– Today we're shake shake shakin' our booties at the butt disco and guessing the original, extremely unhappy endings to popular fairytales – Mhm, but first, have you ever wandered through the grocery store and noticed that they have a lot of your favorite restaurant appe-teasers in the frozen section? – Yeah, but do they have the same magical taste at home as they do in the restaurant? I don't know, let's find out It's time for Was This Food Made by a Restaurant Chef or Sold In a Grocery Store by a Guy Named Jeff? – I love Jeff, he's great Alright, this is how it's gonna work We're gonna have two identical meals placed in front of us

One dish came from the actual restaurant, it was prepared there, the other dish will be from the grocery store version that the restaurant sells in the frozen section that was prepared here, or it could be prepared by you at home – Wow you just made it more complicated than it actually is – Really? – One's from the restaurant, one's from the grocery store You could have just said that We're going to select which one is from the restaurant with this nice little credit card holder

Now, of course, the person who gets the most ones right wins a special restaurant-themed surprise – Nice (hip hop music) Arby's curly fries, hm – I didn't know you could get these in a store Did you know about the frozen ones? – Yeah, in a big frozen bag

– I've been missing out – Let's eat off of this one first When you cook out of the bag, do you re-fry them or do you just bake them? – I think you could do either, right? – Do you know? – [Man] The bag recommends to bake, so we baked them – Okay, hm – So, they're already fried and then you just heat them up in the oven – Now, there's a distinct color difference Did you notice that? – These are darker – These are more vibrant

(both mumbling) – That's a good curly fry – They've vibrant – And I'm picking out a tight curly from each one – Wow, holy moly, they're very different – I was actually thinking they weren't that different

These are a little more crunchy – No, they taste different, but I don't know which one tastes like what – They taste the exact same to me, man – No, there's a big difference in taste, but I don't know which one's more frozen tasting – These taste better to me, – Those taste better

– which is why I'm voting for these as from the store – These have a mealiness – Not from the bag

– These have a mealiness that it feels like it's gone through some sort of transformation – Now, they're not horrible, though – Alright – We agree Are we right, Stevie? – [Stevie] The restaurant fries are on Rhett's side

(buzzer) (laughing) – How is that possible? Arby's, I don't know what to say (hip hop music) Okay, now we've got the Panera Bread broccoli cheddar soup, which you can get inside a bread bowl You ever done that? Woo, you have not lived if you haven't done that, my friend, but this is just glass, (tapping) not bread – Every time I go to Panera I'm miserable – Oh, they make a Hold on, they make a different sound Maybe that's a clue Do it (tapping) Jaws

(laughing) That was amazing, how What are the chances that we just made the Jaws theme with two bowls of broccoli cheddar soup? I mean, (sighs), we've just peaked We should quit right now

– Yup – Alright – I'm still gonna sit here though, 'cause Oh, let's try this one first This is pretty great, me Alright, you're back, I can talk to you now – Are you still making the show? – Yeah, I didn't think that was legit peak It was just a nice little

– Oh, I quit for a little bit It felt great (laughing) – Warning, it's very celery forward

– This is the one you tried first? – Yeah, try it – Celery forward, huh? – Yeah Isn't it? – I would call it broccoli forward – Oh, is that what that tastes like? Now let's taste this one Well, I didn't get any broccoli in that other bite

They look identical and they taste identical – Again, I don't agree

– Really? – I don't know which one I like more, but they taste different – Well, what do you think is different about them? – This one has, like, a If I were to describe it as a musical note, not just because we just played a musical note, ironically, (tapping) – It's the same now

(tapping) – No – No – This one tastes high – Hold on, I felt like we were about to peak that time – Hold on, this one, ironically, tastes higher, and this one tastes lower

You know how some things have a higher taste, like a more acidic taste? And some have a bassier taste? That's actually what's happening right now, but they're making the opposite notes and so my mind is blown – I think the only differences I can discern is that the broccoli's a little firmer in this one – I'm going restaurant on this one – You know what, I'm gonna differentiate myself I'm gonna change my vote

– Okay, that's a strategy It might work because I'm kinda guessing – [Stevie] Okay, the restaurant soup is on Rhett's side – Yeah, see? – Yeah, okay – But Panera did a good job of freezing up this bowl of stuff

– Yeah, I actually preferred the taste of this one – Indiscernible to me (hip hop music) Tater skins from the Friday's – Now, without even tasting these, I just Blind guess, these are from the frozen on ones and these are from the restaurant, just because the process that leads to bacon distribution in the factory, and this is just Dwight who works at TGI Friday's just making a decision or maybe having a bad day – So, it's Jeff, that's Jeff, and this is Dwight? – Jeff and Dwight – Now, because this one has a lot more bacon is just another way that I'm interpreting this Dink it

– Right It's part of the process, and there's the same amount of bacon on each one because it's a machine It's not Jeff, Jeff is just selling to us – That tastes good – Really tasty

– Really crazy tasty – Not as much bacon, it seems Oh, this is obvious Even, this is so much more potato-y tasting It just stays fresher, the potato itself

So, they're compensating with more bacon and cheese, which, let me tell you – And they're doing a job of it – I actually think it's better, but I can tell this is from the store

Do you think this is better? – You mean the restaurant – The restaurant – Because they're both stores – True – Yeah

– [Stevie] Okay, the restaurant's skin's are on Link's side (bell rings) – Yup, we got it, – So close But I recommend these from the grocery store – I'll eat another one right now (hip hop music) Now we've got Chili's cajun chicken pasta, and, newsflash, they use different pasta

Look at that, they've got Is that penne? Is that the correct name for this one – [Stevie] Penne, yes, that is correct

– Penne pasta, and then what's the other one? What's that? – Shells They look like shells, you know – That's the curly Q – What do you call that? What's the official name of that? – [Stevie] I think it's a derivative of fusilli, but I can't really see that well – A derivative of fusilli

(laughing) – [Stevie] Cavatappi, sorry – Papatappi? – Cavatappi – Cavatappi – Just like that, yeah – Papatappi? – Yup, that's the one

– Cavatappi, no You've already eaten this, huh? I've never ordered this in the store The restaurant (laughing) This tastes really good – Yup, what is the philosophy behind changing the pasta? Is it so you know that you got the frozen one? – I don't know the answer to that

I'm not Mr Chili (laughing) – It tastes completely different too – Nothing like it Oh, it's

– It's super spicy – It's really spicy It's not the same thing in any way – And we're sure this is what they

They sell it as the same thing They're calling it cajun chicken pasta – [Stevie] That's correct

– Well – Yeah, this is This has gotta be the restaurant, right? – I just think because the flavor intensity in this is so high that it just feels like more of a processed thing, and again, this feels like Dwight threw it together last minute – This is like This like a TV dinner type situation

– Yeah, right – Are we correct? – [Stevie] Okay, the restaurant pasta is on Link's side – [Both] Yes – Yeah, yeah, don't go for that Chili's, you need to revamp

You need to re-examine yourself – Well, it's not bad, I'm still gonna eat it (hip hop music) – Beef and broccoli from PF Chang's What a store – Yeah, it's a great store

– Now, this one is juicier looking This one's a little dry looking – Now, right off the bat, I would say that this is from the freezer section because of the lack of juice, but you know, when they sell a Chinese food item at the store, they give you a packet of sauce that you warm up and pour over the food a lot of times So, that makes me think that that might be why it's more juicy – Or it might have more preservatives

Let's see if it tastes better – It tastes better because of all the sauce – Mhm, but the sauce is kinda like gravy in not a good way It's gravy-ish – I'm kinda going out on a limb here and I'm going restaurant on this side because of my juice packet theory

It's not the first or the last time I'll use my juice packet theory Solved a lot of my own personal problems with that – You're right, the consistency of this is better, but I'm 100% sure that this is the restaurant – Oh, 100%? – Yeah – [Stevie] Okay, fine, the beef and broccoli from the restaurant's on Rhett's side

– Yes! – This isn't bad though I'm not gonna not recommend it I'm just not gonna not gonna not recommend it – Right, mhm (hip hop music) – Alright, we've got a California Pizza Kitchen gluten free barbecue chicken pizza

– Oh, this is gluten-free, huh? – Yeah, and that's just a game changer – Which means they're both gonna be bad – Now, there's a distinct difference I mean, this is like little chopped up ingredients You know, look at the size of the chicken, look at the size of the onions

We got whole onions here, and we got larger pieces of chicken, different kinds of pieces of chicken Just right off the bat eye test, that's gotta be from the restaurant or the store, as Link calls it – So, let's eat this one first – It's tasty – It is good

– But it can't be as good as this one, right? – This one is stacked It's three times as heavy If you served this at a restaurant, you have a riot on your hands You know what I'm saying? – You could serve this at that What's that place, Cici's? Remember when we used to go to Cici's and spend three hours there? – You can serve anything at Cici's – Yeah, it's an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet You just go in there and you just rack up – You can just flatten out somebody's flaked off skin and people would get up there and just take it down

– Mhm, yeah, and you can't complain 'cause it costs like $199 – And it's skin, but it's pizza skin – Yeah, and I get as much of it as I want – Okay, so I can't win at this point

It's all about pride, but I'm not gonna guess different just to be different 'cause that would be wrong – [Stevie] Yeah, you're right, it's totally on Link's side That's obviously the restaurant version – Yeah, but never would you venture to eat these at the same time You could trick yourself into thinking this was good if you're home alone watching reruns of Frasier, you know, just living your best life

– That does sound like a good time – You might be kinda happy with just that – Let's do that tonight Let's take these two slices – So, I win, what do I win? Where's my prize? – It's right here

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ ♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ ♪ Happy birthday to dink ♪ ♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ Okay, bye – Happy birthday, dink – Don't forget to tip your waitress Tip your waitress – Eat your ice cream, make a wish, man

You're the winner (exhaling) How do you feel? – Like maybe I shouldn't have won (laughing) – Okay, alright Next, see what happens when Link and I take our butts to a butt disco Eat up with your friends and shirt up with us with this dink it and sink it tshirt, available at mythical

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