British Food Taste Test ft SORTEDfood

British Food Taste Test ft SORTEDfood


There’s some British food
with some really weird names. And we’re gonna eat some of it. (Barry and Jamie) Let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme music) ♪ Good Mythical Morning. Welcome to a very special
episode of the show with special guest, Barry
and Jamie from Sorted Food! – So special.
– Thank you very much. Thanks for coming, guys. If you are human and you like food, you should subscribe to their channel. (Jamie) It’s a great thing.
Everybody has to eat. But you don’t have to be British. But you guys have special knowledge. – Yes.
– Do we? Well, we think you have special knowledge – just because of your accents.
– Yeah, it helps. It does make you sound cleverer
if you are British, instantly. But I don’t think you can say that.
No, we can say that. Oh no, we can, ’cause we’re British. – Oh, right.
– (Jamie laughs) You may be complete idiots, but we all think that you’re geniuses, and you should roll with that. – Well, I know that you guys are–
– What do you mean by “think”? You guys are good with food.
We do know that. – Yes.
– You’re food geniuses, at least. – Uh-huh.
– And I’m good at tasting food. What we’ve heard is that
there’s a lot of British foods – with weird names.
– There are. So what we’ve asked them to do
is to bring some of these foods – and teach us what they actually are.
– But the game is, you guys are gonna tell us about a food. You’re gonna just say
what it is and describe it, and then we have to guess
if it’s real or fake. – Okay.
– Easy. My understanding is that you have both the real and the fake versions
for us to taste and see. That we do. I think it’s gonna be a little bit tricky.
Should we get started? Well, we should. But first,
let’s say what’s at stake, – because the loser–
– We’re going against each other. It’s Rhett versus Link,
and the loser has to eat – an entire spoonful of Marmite.
– (man gags) Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to play… (Rhett) Is That Really a British Food? Or Did Some British Dudes Just Make It Up? Game. – Food one!
– Let’s start, okay. This one’s– I think
this is really obvious. It is quite an obvious one. It’s bubble and squeak. – Have you heard of bubble and squeak?
– Bubble and squeak. Bubble and squeak– that’s what
they called us in high school. – (Barry and Jamie laugh)
– This is just simply, it’s a– I’m trying to figure out
which one I would want to be. – (laughter)
– I’m very hard-pressed. – Am I bubble or squeak?
– I don’t know. This is something you usually
have on a Monday, purely because over the weekend
you’ve had your roast dinner. – That sounds fake.
– (Barry laughs) You’ve had your roast dinner, and you’ve had your
full English breakfast. And you basically take all
the leftovers from those two, merge them in one, and
you create bubble and squeak. So bubble and squeak is
basically mashed potato, cabbage or Brussels sprouts, some bacons, some onions, and some garlic, mashed together into
little kind of patties. A leftover loaf. Where’s the bubble and the squeak come at? – Well…
-Well, we’ll tell you that – once you work it out.
– Nowhere, if they made it up. – So we’ll give our answers in unison?
– Okay. We’re good to go? Okay. Is it real or is it fake?
In three, two, one. (Rhett and Link) Real. Oh, we agreed. So only thing that’s up for grabs
is learning something. – Okay.
– You still think it’s real? Well, it definitely looks
like what you described. – (Jamie laughs) Leftovers.
– That… – is real.
– Yeah, it’s real! Yeah, it’s real! It’s basically like a baked potato
in the shape of a burger. I made it this morning,
and I’m not gonna lie. I’m a bit proud of these. – Well, you’ve said that–
– Boy, that tastes good. – Bubble and squeak.
– They’re done really well. But it’s not bubbling or squeaking. No, so the bubble
and squeak is basically– it’s apparently the noise
the cabbage makes while it’s in the pan. It squeaks. – You wash your cooking there.
– I wasn’t there for that. And the noise you make
a couple hours later? -Mm-hmm.
-Okay. (Rhett) Okay, that’s real. Second up. Now, I’m pretty sure you’ve actually heard of this one,
because it is so popular. – Toad in the hole.
– (Rhett chuckles) That’s tricky. – (Rhett laughs)
– I see what’s happening. Okay. Toad in the hole. So this is a dish which we have in England where we take sausages
and we put them in a pudding. But that pudding has
to come from Yorkshire, okay? Like chocolate pudding? It’s a pudding, and it has
to come from Yorkshire. – So it has to be a Yorkshire pudding.
– That’s a place. And we put the sausages
within the pudding. And then we usually serve that
with maybe some mashed potatoes, some gravy, and some veg. I see the theme here– mashed potatoes. So the toad is the sausage,
and it makes a hole in the pudding? – It’s a toad in the hole.
– Okay. Is it real? In three, two, one… – (Rhett) Real.
– (Link) Yes. – Okay.
– Okay. So we’ve made some here for you.
This is what they look like. – These are little miniature ones.
– Oh, so it’s like a… It’s basically a pancake batter. – You made this.
– This is real? – We made this.
– That is real. This is real, yeah. (Rhett) You know why
we’re so good at this? Because we share a lineage.
My people are from where you’re from. I also got it right. – I said we’re so good at it.
– Oh yeah. Who are your people? Do we know them? – It’s a small country.
– The Scottish? – (Barry laughs)
– Dude, that’s my water. – They are still our people.
– Just. – Just. (laughs)
– Only just. – They don’t want to be, really.
– So we’re two for two. – Two for two.
– We’re blindly guessing, but we’re doing a good job
at it and we’re tied. – Okay.
– That, too, tasted very good. – Yeah.
– Oh, good. – I like how you guys–
– I made that one. – Thinking about moving.
– Mm-hmm. Okay, so this one is
a bat on a sticky wicket. (Rhett and crew laughing) – Yeah, right.
– (laughter) Oh, come on. This one, we a nice– It’s kind of a street food in the UK. – Mm-hmm.
– We’re not very well known… – Sure it is.
– …for our street food. But we’re big fans of cricket,
hence the “sticky wicket.” – Oh yeah.
– Yep. You know cricket? No. Well, I know that it’s a sport, but I don’t know what a wicket is. It’s basically as boring as baseball. – Right.
– Got it. They don’t have gloves, though.
That makes it more interesting. Their bat is called a wicket? No, the wicket is what
you have to hit with the ball. – That’s behind the bat.
– Behind the bat. – Huh?
– Basically, a bat on a sticky wicket– Okay, so you made this one up.
Even the word “wicket” is made up. – (Barry and Jamie laugh)
– No, I’ve heard that before. So it’s basically a chicken on a stick with this really kind of
cool curry glaze on it. Obviously, the UK is well-known
for its curries as well. – Yep.
– So it’s a combination of those two. But it’s not a bat. It’s not a bat, as you all know. – But…
– It’s on a stick. It looks like a bat from wicket. – Oh.
– All right, let’s guess. I thought the meat was
supposed to be like a bat meat. – No.
– Let’s guess. – Okay.
– That’d be silly. In three, two, one… Fake! I was gonna say “fake,”
but then I heard you say it, so… – Oh, okay.
– I’m going with real. Oh. Split. So we’ve
made some for you here. – What do you think?
– There we go. Oh, is this real? This is something you got
from Target or something. – This is fake.
– No, it’s fake. It’s definitely fake. – (laughter)
– It’s really definitely fake. It does look like
a bat on a stick, though. – It’s barbecue on some chicken tenders.
– Yeah. – (crew laughing)
– Don’t… – Why are you laughing?
– (crew member) You can eat it. – How did you prepare this?
– (crew member) It’s okay. – Badly.
– Oh. – We didn’t make it at all.
– (Jamie laughs) You got them to throw
together this nastiness. I put that in my mouth, and the
look of the crew was like, “No!” But I do feel like I need
to clear something up, because cricket is real
and wickets are real. And sticky wicket is when
you’re in a difficult circumstance. – You’re stuck on a wicket.
– Yeah, you’re on a sticky wicket. In a sticky wicket. Well, Link’s in a sticky wicket,
’cause he’s down one. – (others) Ooh.
– Ha! – Bring it on, boys.
– Okay, so number four: – squidgy fiddlesticks. Okay?
– Oh, mmm. So this is one of my nan’s favorites, ’cause it originated in World War II. You know, there was rationing.
It was hard times. So people were trying to club together and find the kind of foods that
they could make for themselves. And so it’s made up of chips– or, you’d probably call them French fries. – Yeah, we would.
– You would. So it’s made up of chips
covered in a mincemeat. You can use different meats, I suppose. – You can choose other meats.
– Yep, and then a brown– Which was hard to get back then, as well. Brown sauce. So it’s just
using very few ingredients because of the rationing
and because of trying to find– Quite a backstory to this one. Seems like you’re
compensating for something. – Squidgy fiddlesticks.
– Squidgy fiddlesticks. – All right. I’m ready.
– So is it real or fake? In three, two, one. – (Rhett) Fake.
– (Link) Real. Ooh, time for me to tie it up. – Okay.
– And here it is. – That looks good, guys.
– Squidgy fiddlesticks. – Is that dogfood in the middle?
– (Barry snickers) You didn’t make this, did you?
You got these hacks to make it. – This is not real.
– This is fake. – Yeah-ha!
– (Barry and Jamie laugh) The bloodlines, man!
This is about the bloodlines. You must not be from the islands. Come here. I don’t know
if you call them the islands. I think you call them the isles. Don’t be giving him high-fives.
You’re supposed to be impartial. – Oh, we are completely impartial.
– Yeah, completely. – I hope that you like marmites.
– They can’t eat that, can they? (crew member) Oh, sure. Take a big bite. Take a giant bite of that. – Did you say you put cat food in it?
– No. – (crew member) It might be cat food.
– That’s cat food. – That’s cat food.
– (slight laughter) You’ll eat that in Good Mythical More. – (Jamie laughs)
– Gotta get those views. Guys, sorted up. – So you’ll take it really badly.
– (Rhett laughs) Yeah. Come on, you can turn this around. Just in case you didn’t
want to know. Thanks, Dan. – Thanks for the reminder.
– I’ve gotten them all right. So the next one–
now, I’m gonna be honest– I hadn’t heard of this before. This is a singing hinny. – Okay?
– Mm-hmm. Yeah. Sure. Which is– (laughs with Jamie) It comes from the north of England,
so you would call it a… From the homeland. Yeah, in your best and
Northern Scottish accent. – Northern Scottish?
– You know… (with accent) Singin’ hinnies? (all using accents)
Singin’ hinnies. – It’s a singin’ hinny.
– Singin’ hinny. – It’s a singin’ hinny.
– Hinny. It’s a singin’ hinny. – I sound like a…
– Wow. …New Yorker that’s been in an accident. (exaggerated accent) It’s a singin’ hinny! It’s like, what’s wrong
with your diaphragm? (laughter) Okay, so what I can
make out– this is kind of– it’s like a scone. It has raisins in it. – But it’s been fried in lard and fat.
– Ooh. – We have raisins in it as well.
– A deep-fried scone. – Not deep-fried.
– Not deep-fried, but just fried in animal fats. – Pan-fried, and then in the oven.
– Pan-fried. So the question is,
is it real or is it fake? Three, two, one. (Rhett and Link) Real. Okay. Right. I know what’s from my home
country and what’s not, guys. Okay, so these are our singing hinnies. – And they are real.
– Yeah! – And I’m being honest.
– But you didn’t know about it. I had no idea of them originally. We’ve not got any idea
what these are like. – So we want to apologize in advance.
– Oh, my goodness. – I made them this morning.
– That’s some dry stuff. That is good. See, man? – Is it good? I made it this morning.
– (Rhett) Yeah. – Okay, here we go.
– Okay, so to finish us off, we have Jammie Dodgers. – Hmm.
– Okay, so these are– – Baseball team.
– They’re a very– Well, they’re close. They’re a very popular British biscuit. Okay, so we’ve put a bit of jam
in between two biscuits. – Don’t wink at me.
– And sometimes you also get– – Period.
– (Jamie laughs) Sometimes you also
get a little heart cut out, so you can see the jam through the top. – It was also Jamie’s nickname at school.
– Yeah. – It really was.
– Jamie sounds like Jammie. – It’s just got an extra M.
– Yeah, Jammie Dodger. – Yeah.
– Did you wear your PJs to school? No, I was the Artful Dodger
in a production of Oliver – when I was 12 years old.
– Okay. I like this story a lot. ‘Cause we call PJs jammies.
I’m ready to answer. – I know I’ve already lost, so whatever.
– In three, two, one… – (Link) Yes.
– (Rhett) Real. I’ve heard of this. – Okay.
– Yeah. – Yeah, they’re very real.
– They came in a packet. – Wow, did you make the packet?
– (Barry) They are delicious. Oh, man. I am so excited about those. All right, so break out the Marmite. You guys can dig into the
goodness. Now, you like this, so… I like it. You don’t. – Of course I do.
– They scrape this off of the… Get a spoonful, now. A spoonful. – No, a spoonful.
– That’s a half. That’s a half spoonful. – Okay, that’s three quarters.
– Usually, we put this on toast. Never go for a full
spoonful, but you know. It smells really sweet
but musty or something. That’s quite a good description. You get it in there and
see what you think about it. It sticks to the spoon quite a lot. – Oh.
– (Jamie laughs) While you’re trying to get
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You know what time it is. – Hey, guys. I’m Lucy.
– I’m Oliver. – And I’m Emily!
– And we’re from… (all) Britain! It’s time to spin
The Wheel of Mythicality! Make sure you check out
Jamie and Barry’s channel, Sorted Food, on YouTube. It’s amazing.
And you know what? Some people you might know
are gonna be making an appearance – on their channel a little bit later.
– Ugh! Also, click through to Good Mythical More. – They got two more things for us to try.
– (Jamie chuckles) – I can’t wait for that.
– (Barry and Jamie laugh) “Old Lady Knitting Competition.”
That’s all four of us, boys. – Okay.
– Okay. (wretched elderly voice)
Three, two, one. (frantic knitting sounds) – (high-pitched voice) I’m gonna get you.
– (yipping sounds) – I’m gonna– I’m gon’ knit.
– (Jamie snoring) – She’s out.
– All right. – Gertrude. Gertrude, wake up. Wake up!
– Look at that. – We’re losing.
– (startled yelp) It’s a giraffe. I’m done. I win. – Smell my breath. (blowing)
– Whoa. [Captioned by Sebastian:
GMM Captioning Team]

100 Comments

  1. It is so weird that I am English and have a relatively strong British accent but hearing British people next to Americans, the American sounds normal and the British sounds so wrong, but if I hear an American talk in person (like at university) it sounds so strange, I don’t understand 😂

  2. Please do another british foods video guys, so funny watching Link eat a spoon of Marmite lol, try it on toast next time though.

  3. I can’t look at Jammie Dodgers and try so hard to not say “TARDIS : Bang bang. Daleks: BOOM” Thank you BBC and Matt Smith 🙄😑😂

  4. I've always been into GMM but only just started watching Sorted, then this pops up. Oh Google overlords, take my soul 🥰

  5. As a mid-Western American, I never understand why some people think British people sound intelligent just because of their British accent. Because of reasons that doesn't have much to do with language, they chose not to speak proper English as we do or are at least taught to in school.

  6. Doing Scottish accents isn't offensive. The incredulous reaction to the notion that there's such a thing as a NORTHERN Scottish accent is. We don't all sound like we're from Glasgow.

  7. Raise your hand if you love Link even though he’s a sore loser!!

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  8. When Rhett tried to do an accent and he said it sounded like a New Yorker who had gone in an accident I thought it kind of sounded like someone from Massachusetts but who would I know I'm from California, am I the only person who gets confused and British people say chips because they really mean French fries or when they say crisps when they really mean chips

  9. My family made a breakfast dish growing up called toad in the hole. But it was a slice of bread in a skillet with the middle cut out and and egg cracked in the middle. So goood.

  10. Some of these I had never seen before, I’ve heard of them but never seen them in real life. I’ve lived in the UK my entire life.

  11. GMM: We think Barry and Jamie have special powers…

    Have you seen the battle episodes?… still love them and the cross-over

  12. If you ever grew up watching 321 Penguins and/or Bedknobs and Broomsticks then you've at least heard of a couple of these.

  13. I can't believe the comments that were made in just the first couple minutes Rhett called them complete idiots and cleverer was that intended

  14. I discovered the SORTEDfood channel about two weeks ago and then I discovered today that they had appeared on GMM a few times (I'd seen this episode back then) and I love moments like this. Rhett & Link have great banter with British Youtubers (the champagne sable thing with those slomo guys was hilarious).

  15. 4:06 g3t used to it Rhett , that's all they eat here in UK , puddings , mash and any other food for old folks.

  16. Every British person excepted it to be a teaspoon and when link heaped a tablespoon we knew he was gonna have a bad time

  17. When you rewatch this episode after becoming a huge SortedFood fan and know why Jamie is so proud of doing something right X'D

  18. This is the episode that introduced me to Sortedfood! I would love to see them do guest "will it" based on British food, like where is it from in the UK.

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