Meat Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Deli Meats | Price Points | Epicurious

  • Published on Mar 15, 2018
  • In this episode of 'Price Points', Epicurious challenged meat expert Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions to guess which one of two deli meats was more expensive. Cairo breaks down cuts of salami, ham, bologna, mortadella, hot dogs, sausages, and prosciutto. For each round of deli meats, Cairo visually scans, smells, and taste tests each meat before guessing which deli meat costs more. Once the prices were revealed, Cairo explains why a specific deli meat costs more and dives into specifics on what to look for in a deli meat.
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  • k333999 Smith
    k333999 Smith 30 minutes ago

    He seems nervous, bouncing from foot to foot, signs of relief when he is right. I'm glad he has that passion about his work, and damn he has amazing eyes.

  • Virgo v
    Virgo v 4 hours ago

    This guy has the most amazing eyes.

  • Joey G
    Joey G 9 hours ago +1

    Oh great, a meat expert. Hey man I’ve been having some problem with my glands. They seem to flare up every time I stick the tip in..... OH WAIT NOT THAT MEAT

  • x bunneh x
    x bunneh x 2 days ago

    But the real question is... How big is his meat?

    • Yuib Kys
      Yuib Kys Day ago

      x bunneh x were talking flavour here, dont you see all these processed meats are bad in quality but large in quantity

  • Rodney Kuhn
    Rodney Kuhn 2 days ago

    I cant believe that someone got over 8 million views over a piece of meat... Wow. LOL If I ate a bologna sandwich would I get the same amount of views? Probably not.. LoL

  • martialme84
    martialme84 2 days ago

    So much i learned from this...
    The fakery is so disgusting! Rice flour instead of real mould?!?
    I always knew that being a cynic is being a realist...

  • The Fakey Cake Maker

    Would have been nice to see if he was right about things like the product being liquid smoked and black label. Learnt a LOT here although I was able to guess them all right as well.


    Spanish 'jamon iberico de bellota' is the best thing you can find in Spain.

  • El Jefe
    El Jefe 5 days ago

    It turns out i'm a deli meat expert as well. Who knew

  • TnT FoX
    TnT FoX 5 days ago

    6:44 that Mortadella Offends my Italian heritage and the Bologna offends my German Heritage... Why didnt they get high quality imported items for both?

  • TnT FoX
    TnT FoX 5 days ago

    5:00 that's not a fair comparison, two completely different purposes. The spiral cut ham is a thanksgiving style dinner scenario of indulgence and sweets. The right ham is ideal for a nice boiled dinner with cabbage and potatoes cause the flavor spreads.

  • TnT FoX
    TnT FoX 5 days ago

    How come they need 'Experts' for this... I can tell just watching before they speak... I dont get to taste the delicious meats!!! NOT FAIR

  • BWeav10
    BWeav10 5 days ago

    Literally all of that probably tasted incredible, with the "richer" stuff tasting slightly different.

  • Oliver Lam
    Oliver Lam 6 days ago

    It's actually quite easy to tell which one is more expensive, but we all know he just telling us the more detailed stuff for us. So still gud.

  • Alex The Great
    Alex The Great 6 days ago

    You don’t have to be a meat expert to know which one is better. You can just tell by the look. Also who is going to pay $193 a lb.

  • HasanUKhan13
    HasanUKhan13 6 days ago

    I am a Muslim. Why am I watching this?

  • Vegetables
    Vegetables 7 days ago

    Meat head

  • AmericanMade
    AmericanMade 7 days ago

    All of these had huge visual cues. The hotdogs with casings, the bologna...this is not a real test lol.

  • European Leninist
    European Leninist 8 days ago


  • Xyulel
    Xyulel 8 days ago

    Your moms a meat expert

  • spacekitt3n stickers

    This dude and the cheese lady would throw killer dinner parties

  • WondredMarks
    WondredMarks 9 days ago

    Hey, isn’t this Brad Leone’s friend?

  • ItzXen0n
    ItzXen0n 10 days ago

    He looks like my 6th grade sub that tried a little to hard to be cool

  • Megan Tron
    Megan Tron 10 days ago

    I'm something of a meat expert myself. *wink*

  • nafnaf0
    nafnaf0 10 days ago

    5:30 $18/lb for ham!, that is a rip off

    JPBRM 12 days ago +1

    Brad is to allicin and Eli is to myosin

  • Trixie Wolf
    Trixie Wolf 12 days ago

    Yeahhhh get that meat son 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Jae
    Jae 12 days ago +1

    Elias Cairo, my man. (I don’t think I spelled his name right) I loved his in “It’s Alive”

  • Jose Palma Gois
    Jose Palma Gois 12 days ago

    I'm portuguese, i also know just by looking at them :D

  • Toleo
    Toleo 12 days ago

    Te sembri ma zerbi grasso vai

  • K J
    K J 13 days ago

    Yay Eli is back!!! I think he’s my fav expert for these videos.

  • Jackk Reacherr
    Jackk Reacherr 13 days ago

    We dont eat hotdogs for a "snap", thats what sausage is for. Sheesh

  • •Xx DaCollieLPS xX•

    I need to know the talented artist who does the backgrounds in these.

  • Axelia Henriksson
    Axelia Henriksson 13 days ago +1

    *cries in vegetarian*

  • marroon__ _
    marroon__ _ 13 days ago

    Iberico ham is so good ive tried it it’s delicious

  • Portuguese Man
    Portuguese Man 14 days ago


  • phoenix king
    phoenix king 14 days ago

    Bologna was too easy for me, I grew up eating those pink frisbees.

  • Gringo!
    Gringo! 15 days ago

    Meat inspector flop it out boys

  • Paulina Guerrero
    Paulina Guerrero 15 days ago

    This guys' eyes...

  • marwinout
    marwinout 16 days ago

    If i had the money id get this guy to try alaminos longganisa which is a type of filipino sausage

  • Malaika Creator
    Malaika Creator 16 days ago

    Hi. I'm six years old. I wish I could be you, so I could taste the yummy expensive meats.

  • George Bowman
    George Bowman 16 days ago


  • Toxic Waffle
    Toxic Waffle 16 days ago

    His eyes are more blue than my lonely, empty soul

  • Reese Baxter
    Reese Baxter 17 days ago

    Get a cannabis expert!

  • Craig Meono
    Craig Meono 17 days ago +1

    First time I've seen one of the experts get really snarky about the cheaper cuts. Worth the smile. Especially the prosciutto

  • Matt Fricker
    Matt Fricker 18 days ago


  • Karen Davidson
    Karen Davidson 18 days ago +1

    I remember the time that me and my friend bought £60 of salami because we love salami.

  • Rogrock Yu
    Rogrock Yu 18 days ago

    Lol I bet one look and boom he knows which is cheaper but wants to be nicer to the cheaper one

  • manko 88
    manko 88 18 days ago

    I will be watching this more than once and taking notes.

  • breathing seagull
    breathing seagull 19 days ago

    Is he wearing a mao suit?

  • Back Scratch
    Back Scratch 20 days ago

    I too am a meat expert if you catch my drift 😜 🍆 🤤

  • doro626
    doro626 20 days ago

    Why compare mortadella to bologna? Cant you find expensive bologna or cheap mortadella?

  • DirtyKeyboard
    DirtyKeyboard 20 days ago +61

    Seems like “classic American” is just slang for processed trash.

    • Yuib Kys
      Yuib Kys Day ago

      DirtyKeyboard hey at least they are actually somewhat meat. When i buy “real” “american” “hotdogs” i just get pink paper on dust bread

    • T
      T 14 days ago +2

      DirtyKeyboard and sugar

  • HerpMahDerpFlurpleDumunumuh

    Imma beat my meat to this

  • gypaetus
    gypaetus 20 days ago +2

    My tongue had an orgasm when I saw the prosciutto

  • Alexis Tijerina
    Alexis Tijerina 20 days ago

    Um I’m not even a meat expert, and I guessed all of them right so..

  • OutlierCaliber
    OutlierCaliber 20 days ago

    its 2 AM and im watching a guy put meat in his mouth wtf am i doing here

  • John Kennedy-Bauza
    John Kennedy-Bauza 20 days ago

    Why does this guy remind me of Jake Hurwitz

  • Daniel Dieni
    Daniel Dieni 20 days ago

    my guesses 1st a, correct, 2nd b, yay correct!, 3rd A, yeahh correct 3rd in a row! 4th b has to be it!, bonzaaiii correct! 5th it has to be b for sure! love this meat, haha correct for all of em. this italian sure knows his meat!

  • Frick off with your desperate sub channels

    I wish they would make it a little less obvious

  • Nik
    Nik 21 day ago

    I can't imagine anything more uncomfortable than wearing two button down shirts at the same time.

  • Nik
    Nik 21 day ago

    I'm really craving some meats right now

  • Thelegend27
    Thelegend27 21 day ago +1

    What’s my meat price point

  • PickleJr.Plays
    PickleJr.Plays 23 days ago

    This video was scary

    His eyes are too blue

  • Kevin Glasssner
    Kevin Glasssner 23 days ago

    Loved the feed. Learned a lot. Thnx

  • Trange Frui
    Trange Frui 23 days ago

    Squeeze the salami

  • Denzel Hidayat
    Denzel Hidayat 24 days ago +1

    this should be meat expert deduces instead of guess cuz hes a god at this XD

  • Omo Labronicus
    Omo Labronicus 24 days ago

    no bologna in here dude, try look for real mortadella di bologna and you'll see..

  • Opinionated Bastard
    Opinionated Bastard 25 days ago

    The only 1 I thought twice about was the ham

  • John Vuillemot
    John Vuillemot 25 days ago +1

    I like the snap because it killed half my dating competition

    • John Vuillemot
      John Vuillemot 23 days ago

      @FlyingwithFire hopefully those below my league. Thus there will only be good fish left in the sea. Then again....nobody is below my league

    • FlyingwithFire
      FlyingwithFire 23 days ago

      it also killed half of the potential dates

  • Alex Madsen
    Alex Madsen 25 days ago

    isnt this the same guy as the bacon expert?

  • Executor Arktanis
    Executor Arktanis 26 days ago

    Where is human meat?

  • Karen Engelhardt
    Karen Engelhardt 26 days ago

    God I love a good prosciutto.

  • Skintel N.Keychain
    Skintel N.Keychain 26 days ago

    Me: _Beats my meat_
    Meat expert: _Sharpening his Meat Scepter_
    Meat exoert: *_The Pork sends his Redards..._*

  • J G
    J G 27 days ago

    Why don't they say who produces each?