Taste Testing Pretentious Ingredients Vol. 8

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Is anyone else feeling a little bit pretentious right now? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Get ready for another tasting and reviewing session where our resident chefs, James and Ben give us their honest opinions on a range of interesting food products.
Argan Oil: bit.ly/2XRxRQJ
Dardiman’s Fruit Crisps: bit.ly/3cS02nc
Savor and Sens Gold Mustard: bit.ly/2UyUlUy
La Molina ​Millestrati Milk Dark White Gianduja Layered Cake: bit.ly/2AWyShy
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  • Telisha Garris
    Telisha Garris11 小时 前

    I use Argan oil in my hair! Not my cooking.

  • faatman42
    faatman422 天 前

    I use argan oil instead of saline drops for my eyes! The wonders you can see when you truly open the potential of your ocular sacks is beyond compare!!

  • Ember
    Ember10 天 前

    Any time gold leaf anything becomes involved in your foodstuffs, it's not a question of IF it's pretentious, but how pretentious it is. Usually, the answer to that is 'so pretentious that it's the sort of thing that makes old money peeps sneer at new money peeps'.

  • Lucas H
    Lucas H13 天 前

    The gold mustard looks like peanut butter more than it does mustard

  • Kagome6691
    Kagome669119 天 前

    I want that cake!!!!!!

  • Joh447
    Joh44722 天 前

    a decent marzipan cake here costs around 50 quidd.

  • Mimi Sardinia
    Mimi Sardinia29 天 前

    In my experience with alcohol-free "wines" (religious-based abstinence from alcohol), there are drinks that are basically drier grape juices, or de-alcoholised wines. Given my utter lack of experience with alcohol, I like the first just fine, the latter tastes too fermented for me.

  • Brad Scarp
    Brad Scarp个月 前

    Are 'salt beef' and 'corned beef' the same thing?

  • Anais S.
    Anais S.个月 前

    As a Californian who has had this brand at a local farmer's market, the issue with the crispness might be the travel time to London. I've had the pineapple, which was perfect and incredible, and I think the lemon, which was kind of like a lemon head but less sweet.

  • shit lista
    shit lista个月 前

    9:19 When he's eating food like this I completely forget that he's a chef, it's more like he's scared of the food, where is the passion, James??

  • Bec Fitz
    Bec Fitz个月 前

    It looks like sparkly baby poo.

  • yassine benammar
    yassine benammar个月 前

    we're not berbers just saying : )

  • Shelly Carpenter
    Shelly Carpenter个月 前

    Argan oil a lot of the time is used for air and nail care.

  • SORTEDfood


    个月 前

    Yeah - very common for beauty products.

  • LagavulinMTG
    LagavulinMTG个月 前

    Argon oil is really really good as a finishing oil drizziled over hot roasted veg.

  • LagavulinMTG


    个月 前

    @SORTEDfood oooh now that sounds amazing. I'll have to try that tonight. I'll update you how it turns out.

  • SORTEDfood


    个月 前

    I bet! And in grains like couscous?

  • faatman42
    faatman42个月 前

    99% of California based food products that are meant to replace anything are absolute garbage. Please don't buy anything like that from California.

  • Sophia Petersen
    Sophia Petersen2 个月 前

    You can have a drink with your mates and not feel left out with the non-alcohol drink lol I have coke or other non-

  • Brad Foster
    Brad Foster2 个月 前

    I would imagine argon has a low smoke point if they sell it as finishing oil.

  • Qwerty Qwerty
    Qwerty Qwerty2 个月 前

    smiles.. that layered cake looks a lil bit like those layered cakes from Indonesia.. lapis legit..

  • Thorsten Böhme
    Thorsten Böhme2 个月 前

    The chocolate 'cake' is actually very reasonably priced. It's basically just 2kg of premium chocolate. About 4€ for 100g of premium chocolate is not cheap, but reasonable imo.

  • Erin O'Donnell
    Erin O'Donnell2 个月 前

    As someone who doesn’t drink alcohol, I’ll stick with either ginger ale with lime or tonic water with lime instead of nonalcoholic drinks.

  • Deanna Martin
    Deanna Martin2 个月 前

    I want that cake

  • Spiroll
    Spiroll2 个月 前


  • Fog smog
    Fog smog2 个月 前

    That gold mustard omg 😱 culinary minded?? sparkly burger

  • Secret Forreddit
    Secret Forreddit2 个月 前

    I would say the alcohol-free sparkling "wine" isn't pretentious. There are exceptionally few "fancy" alcohol-free drink alternatives; a soft drink or a mocktail just doesn't have the same sort of societal clout as a bottle of wine. For a wedding where not everyone drinks, a fancy alcohol-free beverage can really help people feel included.

  • Nicole B
    Nicole B2 个月 前

    Ben has such a sweet smile 😊

  • Charmaine Eng
    Charmaine Eng3 个月 前

    aaaaand now I'm hungry. I reeeeally want a piece of that gianduja!

  • Not an Illuminati spy
    Not an Illuminati spy3 个月 前

    The alcohol free wine would make a great mixer for some real booze.

  • BeauBeau Kitty
    BeauBeau Kitty3 个月 前

    If you consume Gold it builds up in the Liver currently we do not have an organ capable of excreting Gold out of our body nor do we have an organ to digest it. My advice don’t eat it & Don’t Drink it. Filter your Gold Schlaeger thru your T-Shirt

  • BeauBeau Kitty
    BeauBeau Kitty3 个月 前

    Its used as a fixative for Black girls hair it holds the hair in place after styling it

  • Connie Martin
    Connie Martin3 个月 前

    The guys referring to James’ incredible arms as much as we do is honestly so wholesome as a friendship group 😢

  • Tiziano de matteis
    Tiziano de matteis3 个月 前

    In the video it is said that Gianduia is normally ised as a filling, which is not the case! It is actually much more commonly consumed alone in the form of individual tiny blocks of chocolate called Gianduiotti. They are delicious and very commonly consumed in Turin (city where I come from).

  • CodyKgraphics
    CodyKgraphics3 个月 前

    I use argan oil on skillet fried chicken

  • Jessica Neal
    Jessica Neal3 个月 前

    That 2kg chocolate, I want to sit on a cake stand under a glass cover to look amazing, and just cut small slices to snack on over time...

  • Denise Creagh
    Denise Creagh3 个月 前

    I really liked this. They are funny and informative. I love the Scott..

  • Tyler Joseph Schommer
    Tyler Joseph Schommer3 个月 前

    Every single one of these was pretentious. Also, Jamie's bass is a Dean Playmate

  • Ian Mc
    Ian Mc3 个月 前

    I think as soon as you have a food product that has gold added to it then you don't have to ask if it is pretentious, it most definitely is.

    xRAINxOFxBLOODx3 个月 前

    2:05 did he say that he's got bread to dip the oil in?

  • April Rodenborn
    April Rodenborn3 个月 前

    James states he’s not adverse to using a little gold to make a dish look nice, how about he gets to show us some recipes?

  • John Bowie Gatewood
    John Bowie Gatewood3 个月 前

    Nobody’s commenting on how Jamie is a bass player? Just me? Ok. (I’m also a bassist)

  • Edward
    Edward3 个月 前

    I don't know if you can find okra chips over there, it's super delicious

  • duke nukem
    duke nukem3 个月 前

    A ginger with a lisp, it’s a miracle he wasn’t beaten to death before finishing kindergarten!!!

  • duke nukem
    duke nukem3 个月 前

    The fat guy is a like a big white tomato!!!

  • Michael Tiefenbach
    Michael Tiefenbach3 个月 前

    Did you happen to include amedei porcelana or a hacienda Esmeralda geisha in any of these videos?

  • Thanmayee Anu
    Thanmayee Anu3 个月 前

    ben seems to have a zillion blue shirts

  • Chikondi Divala
    Chikondi Divala3 个月 前

    I use argon oil to grow my nails

  • haingis
    haingis3 个月 前

    the moment he said it was very sweet I guessed that it was alcohol free sparkling wine : / alcohol free stuff is always too sweet :

  • Allen Lau
    Allen Lau3 个月 前

    Argen oil is pretencious. 600 berber women benefiting, yeah right. Maybe giving them 20bucks a day is your idea of "benefiting". So your marketing is awefully vague especially when you are charging 28pounds for a 250ml oil. Srsly wtf.

  • Captain Pancakes
    Captain Pancakes3 个月 前

    Hey guys, you got tricked with the argan oil. It's notoriously difficult to get a hold of, and is USUALLY watered out with olive oil. You basically need to be there when they make it to make sure you get the real thing. Also you need Moroccan bread (!!) and salt with the oil. ;)

  • Captain Pancakes

    Captain Pancakes

    3 个月 前

    ...I say you got tricked because a lifetime with Moroccan argan oil tells me that's far too light to be 100% pure argan, which is often a deeper yellow and sometimes a bit cloudy. You're not meant to use a lot, but it does add a certain something to certain kinds of food. I also have it on good authority (from people who arent used to the taste) that it might be an acquired thing.

  • Joshcoupe325
    Joshcoupe3253 个月 前

    “UNESCO protected nut” 😆

  • Isabel Large
    Isabel Large3 个月 前

    Leave it to Jamie to bring up whiskey tasting in a pretentious ingredients video. 😂😂😂

  • Danilo Papais
    Danilo Papais3 个月 前

    The chocolate took me by surprise, I was guessing around 100 as well.

  • Lifestyle With Lola
    Lifestyle With Lola3 个月 前

    i thought the chef was a vegan/ vegetarian ???

  • LinzBelle
    LinzBelle3 个月 前

    it's not JUST white chocolate, it gianduja bianca. It's like white chocolate nutella.

  • Varghese Antony
    Varghese Antony3 个月 前

    It is always an incredible sight to watch James pick apart flavors accurately from smelling and tasting new ingredients. Bravo chef, brilliant pallet!

  • Julia Royall
    Julia Royall4 个月 前

    The gold mustard looks like peanut butter

  • aya bakkali
    aya bakkali4 个月 前

    try mixing argan oil with almonds and honey to make amlou which is a moroccan dip and it tastes delicious

  • Dorie Bixby
    Dorie Bixby4 个月 前

    Ohhh yeah my mom uses Argan oil in her hair

  • M M
    M M4 个月 前

    So alcohol free wine by its nature is pretentious, as its fizzy juice pretending to be something else

  • Justin White
    Justin White4 个月 前

    That mustard looks like penut butter. Especially spread on bread like that.

  • Ejaaz Idris
    Ejaaz Idris4 个月 前

    "UNESCO protected nut" 🤣🤣🤣

    GKOALA74 个月 前

    I just binged all 8 episodes of Pretentious Ingredients and I now feel as if I need to become a psychiatrist, move to Seattle, and change my surname to Crane.

  • Susannah Gillespie
    Susannah Gillespie4 个月 前

    My mum has been DRENCHING her food with argan oil ever since going on holiday in Morocco about ten years ago. She lives by it!

  • Tova J. Ann
    Tova J. Ann4 个月 前

    Guys I believe they prefer Amazigh and **rber is a slur

  • burningreach
    burningreach4 个月 前

    Damn, you guys got enough brakes for ads these days?

  • Dan Calderon
    Dan Calderon4 个月 前

    Jamie is a bassist? Yooooooooooooooooooooow!

  • mudokin
    mudokin4 个月 前

    5.95 for what it looks like one hole tomato ;)

  • DoubleDeeYT
    DoubleDeeYT4 个月 前

    I'm mildly allergic to argan oil. Was in a shampoo and I had a unpleasant shower

  • JackydChemist
    JackydChemist4 个月 前

    When James asked if anyone does use Argan oil to leave a comment in the comments section I was like "What? like the bottle of Argan oil Ben used in a Sorted video 6 years ago?"

  • Savan Rajput
    Savan Rajput4 个月 前

    * it's 79 £ for 1kg of the last cake. Not 2 kg

  • RAY y
    RAY y4 个月 前

    I love gianduja..I actually want that block now.

  • mountainwit
    mountainwit4 个月 前

    In Morocco, I had toasted argan oil drizzled on a simple salad of diced tomato and cucumber with a squeeze of lemon juice. Absolutely delicious, and a unique nutty flavour.

  • Zubiila
    Zubiila4 个月 前

    Jamie: Maybe James wasn't the right person for this... Me: James is always the right person for testing of products!

  • Lizz Franke
    Lizz Franke4 个月 前

    Once I bought a bag of dehydrated tomato slices that looked exactly the same as those, only the bag contained double or more that amount, and I finished them in less than a day. I frikkin loved snacking on them. I haven't seen them again where I am, though, so I've not had them again. I mention it only to keep in mind that while James might not think something is a snack, it can still be a decent snack.

  • Samantha B
    Samantha B4 个月 前

    All 5 guys should do a dehysrated tomatoe challenge

  • Michael Persico
    Michael Persico4 个月 前

    Argan oil like coconut oil are both great substitutes for water based lubes for the boinking ,

  • Nunya Business
    Nunya Business4 个月 前

    I love the idea of that chocolate cake thing! But I wouldn't feel confident in purchasing it as most chocolate is harvested by child slavery in Africa. Are you aware of where the cocoa is sourced by that product?

  • Seraph
    Seraph4 个月 前

    Honestly anything with sparklies in is just automatically pretentious overpriced bullshit.

  • Paul T Maack
    Paul T Maack4 个月 前

    Toasted... and COLD PRESSED.... Not sure why, but that seems silly to say about a single product. Is there something I'm missing here?

  • Moira Baylon
    Moira Baylon4 个月 前

    I'd love to see you all attempt making the the Italian càke looks yum.

  • Nico at yumsome food and travel
    Nico at yumsome food and travel4 个月 前

    Argan oil is lovely, especially when used to make amlou. I lived in Taroudannt (in the Souss Valley) for a while, which is not far from the only place that argan grows - all those pics of goats in trees you've seen? Those are argan trees! I used to have argan oil with my breakfast every morning to dip my khobz into. Gorgeous stuff! The trouble with it being brought to the West is that now it's priced out of reach for local people. Whereas not that long ago it was a staple food, because around 75% is now exported to the West, what's left is prohibitively expensive for the average Moroccan/Berber person. Yes, it's great that there are co-operatives that make sure the people working there get a wage (around $50 per month for full-time, sometimes backbreaking, work) but it's not good that people who've relied on it for centuries for food, cosmetics, and medicinal purposes have to now go without because of demand in wealthier countries. It's a bit of an ethical grey area, really, because we absolutely don't need it... but if we're conscious in our purchases, we can help put money into the pockets of those who rely on argan oil. Westerners are getting ripped off, too though because most cosmetics and toiletries (that claim it to be an ingredient) contain so little argan oil, it's completely ineffective (especially where hair care products are concerned). Unfortunately, there are also a lot of adulterated argan oils on the market which are usually cut with far cheaper ones, such as pomace, sunflower, etc. Bottom line - argan oil and products containing it should never be cheap or super-affordable!

  • Christopher Graham
    Christopher Graham4 个月 前

    What kind of Bass is that Jamie?

  • DaBaltimoron
    DaBaltimoron4 个月 前

    If that fucking oil isn't pretentious, nothing is. Did you hear the story? Did you read the side of the bottle? SUPER PRETENTIOUS

  • KelldornBlackhammer
    KelldornBlackhammer4 个月 前

    I think that if Jamie puts his face in that cake, he's going to break his nose. :)

  • Kelly Keimer
    Kelly Keimer4 个月 前

  • Gabriel Martins
    Gabriel Martins4 个月 前

    That gold mustard looks like angel vomit.

  • di butler
    di butler4 个月 前

    If I judged all British men by CNboth and other social media, I would assume they are all gay. Is this true?

  • Haley Baggins
    Haley Baggins4 个月 前

    Would love to see a video on how to make bubble tea at home!

  • Claire Wang
    Claire Wang4 个月 前

    I'm still looking for my American desserts vid!

  • Cunning Estep
    Cunning Estep4 个月 前

    oh my, I love these videos so much. I'm hoping for a lot more like it. I'd binge it more than a fat nerd(like myself) binges star wars

  • Pervy Turtle
    Pervy Turtle4 个月 前

    the gold mustard kinda looked like peanut butter on the sandwich

  • HeuteNachtIstMeinTag
    HeuteNachtIstMeinTag4 个月 前

    I want that absolute unit of gianduja and James to cut it for me. Thanks.

  • NonsensicalVids
    NonsensicalVids4 个月 前

    alcohol free wine. thats just juice basically

  • Brett Rigby
    Brett Rigby4 个月 前

    what can i use sesame oil for

  • becca moses
    becca moses4 个月 前

    just go old school jewish for alcohol free sparkling beverages and get some martinelli’s sparkling cider

  • EGull
    EGull4 个月 前

    Jamie looks like he's going to a low-effort masquerade party, dressed up as guacamole.

  • Florencia Colella
    Florencia Colella4 个月 前

    Hi! For weird flavour combos you cold try cured chorizo and nutella. It’s a shamefully popular sandwich in Spain!. (Yes, chorizo is acceptable in nutella sandiches but NEVER in paella). amenzing.com/011810/chorizo-con-nocilla-el-bocadillo-preferido-de/

  • PersonalBD
    PersonalBD4 个月 前

    So good evo is 112£ to the liter????? You are either insane or the prices for oil in UK are stupidly high. You can get Laudemio Frescobaldi in Italy for 36£/liter...and that's super expensive. You can get cold pressed great oil for a looot less. You guys hit me up if you need evo.

  • Eidenhoek
    Eidenhoek4 个月 前

    imo: 1. I don't see it as pretentious; argan oil isn't trying to be "the best oil ever" or revolutionize anything. Maybe I could see some of the marketing as hyping it up, but if I'm going to say that marketing is the cause of something being pretentious, then I'm just going to rant about marketing. I'd expect it to be more expensive, though, and thus questionably worth it. That said, super cool as I like hearing about Berber culture! 2. Eh. Marketing again (and I'm not huge on tomatoes). It's getting in a pretentious-ish territory I think, but I'm...I'm bothered when things...I don't like marketing. I want that canape topping though. 3. Pretentious. Gold in food is pointless, this is...no. No. It's fingernail polish. Ooooo edible fingernail polish...but yeah, no, mustard is mustard, it's not going to be the king of mustards. Yes, mustards have different uses, but this is just trying to be all special which is what pretentiousness is. 4. I don't like wine at all. Seems okay? Too expensive. 5. There is no way I could eat that. That's going to be crazy-sweet. Indulgent? Sure. Pretentious? No. That thing is CRAZY high-class cake. This isn't pretentious; this is work being put into something to elevate it. Probably way too expensive for me, but still...that money went into something real.

  • silknfeathers
    silknfeathers4 个月 前

    Bugger the mustard, who puts a single, whole, small pickle on a sandwich? Talk about pretentious... or stupid.