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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  • fak u if you dont like it

    My girlfriend all ways eats my salami rock hard her favorite from what i can tell

  • Anton Lundberg
    Anton Lundberg Day ago

    He's gettin his steve bannon on

  • Sn1p3s2
    Sn1p3s2 Day ago

    So is he a bacon expert or a meat expert?

    • TheBush Wacka
      TheBush Wacka Hour ago

      Technically both since bacon is just one of the different kind of meats that exist out there

  • Akame Izuzumiya
    Akame Izuzumiya Day ago

    how about asian meats

  • Taylor Craig Newbold

    Somehow $20/lb is "cheap" for deli meats...

  • peonmyhall
    peonmyhall 3 days ago

    It's nice to see Dr. Evil gave up a life of crime to become a meat expert.

  • LLama Playz
    LLama Playz 3 days ago +1

    4:45 well no crap sherlock xD

  • romeroskaterboy
    romeroskaterboy 3 days ago

    Don't Buy American. That's what I'm learning here.

  • Fin
    Fin 4 days ago

    Both of those bolognas looked disgusting...

  • Carter Vogt
    Carter Vogt 4 days ago

    Wtf is a meat expert

  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith 5 days ago +4

    Don’t be hating on my Oscar Myer bologna like that. That is a staple of American households

  • Vulchur Morales
    Vulchur Morales 5 days ago +1

    *whips out meat scepter*

  • Zyptan
    Zyptan 5 days ago

    I got all right and Im just a normal person.

  • Denis Borgs
    Denis Borgs 5 days ago

    is that a chubby george saint pierre?

  • Rafael Lunar
    Rafael Lunar 5 days ago +1

    Regardless of its price, that looks like kinda basic Iberico ham to me. Try some Pata Negra from Huelva or Badajoz. THOSE are some of the best Spanish hams you can find. IMHO

  • KauZ
    KauZ 5 days ago

    I thought this was Sean Evans for a bit....

  • iluvsquarez
    iluvsquarez 5 days ago +3

    Most of the stuff you can guess by appearance. Like come on the cheap one is the uniform generic looking ones we've all seen in supermarkets since we're kids

  • Oliver Sux
    Oliver Sux 6 days ago

    Goes to show what i know so humble

  • noisyturtle
    noisyturtle 6 days ago +1

    We need to get a rice expert, mushroom expert, and oil expert on this show!

  • Jonathan Hitchcock
    Jonathan Hitchcock 6 days ago

    Am I the only one who noticed this is the same guy from It’s Alive! With Brad Leone on the sausage making and pheasant hunting episodes??

  • Shelby Malouf
    Shelby Malouf 7 days ago


  • Iridium
    Iridium 7 days ago


  • Rocknrolladube
    Rocknrolladube 7 days ago

    I've been a vegan for exactly 3 years now, and this video made my mouth water!

    • Rocknrolladube
      Rocknrolladube 4 days ago

      Ryan Veloz for me it was a cost benefit analysis. I’ve lost a lot excess weight, and feel much healthier. My biggest problem was self control. I’m not sure I have the discipline to eat meat and control the amount I eat...when the food is that good I go way past being full. Meat is like a drug to me and I have a very addictive personality.
      I might indulge again, but only once I’ve come up with a real plan to control my addiction.

    • Ryan Veloz
      Ryan Veloz 5 days ago

      Then don’t be vegan simple🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Sexual Chocolate
    Sexual Chocolate 7 days ago

    What about procutto can we just appreciate how damn tasty PROCUTTO IS 🤤🤤🤤

  • Grgosaurus
    Grgosaurus 7 days ago +3

    That was so easy, without even trying I realise which one is fake and which one not, I could be expert hmm

    • Edgars
      Edgars 3 days ago

      He can also talk for minutes and go into great detail, apart from being a meat expert he also acts like a decent presenter and a salesman

  • DevilsPride666
    DevilsPride666 9 days ago +1

    4k Vegans disliked this

  • Dd wowzer
    Dd wowzer 9 days ago

    I was just waiting for the jamón one 😂😂😂 you know, when you're a spainard and you know which one is really expensive you like to know if the experts are really experts.

  • BiteyAlmighty
    BiteyAlmighty 9 days ago

    Literally knew all of these at first glance, and so did you.

  • Sir Loin
    Sir Loin 9 days ago

    Regarding the bologna, I can tell which one is better just by looking at it. I mean you don’t have to be an expert to see when something looks/seems different than what you’re used to.

  • C4KE B01
    C4KE B01 10 days ago +1

    This guy has eaten a lot of dem meat UwU

  • Blue Lagoon
    Blue Lagoon 10 days ago

    I thought the first one is saucisson :/

  • Solar _
    Solar _ 10 days ago


  • Garnalenpeller
    Garnalenpeller 11 days ago

    You don't need a meat expert for this lol

  • Jhh Jbb
    Jhh Jbb 11 days ago

    Show this to a vegetarian

  • TouchedbyCastiel
    TouchedbyCastiel 12 days ago

    Finally, someone else talking about the mouth feel

  • Sultan Elshirazi
    Sultan Elshirazi 12 days ago

    Wait, is he that bacon expert just without the hat?

  • XxWolfytuber-SarinaxX
    XxWolfytuber-SarinaxX 13 days ago

    His eyes are REALLY blue why can’t my eyes look like that xD

  • sten faille
    sten faille 13 days ago

    Dayummmmm 193$/Lb? Thats like the wagyu of prosciutto

  • ToXiK Wolf
    ToXiK Wolf 13 days ago +2

    Employee: Oh damn, all our meat isn't selling, it's strange and moldy, what should we do?
    Boss: Make it very expensive
    *_instant success somehow_*

  • Andrew John
    Andrew John 14 days ago

    So whichever one you think is expensive is cheap? Damn hacks

  • Your dad is A kidney bean lung

    This is the same guy who is in the bacon expert

  • Tiberian Fiend
    Tiberian Fiend 15 days ago

    I don't have to be a meat expert to know Oscar Meyer balogna when I see it.

  • Kai Young
    Kai Young 15 days ago

    *PETA has left the chat*

  • Trinka B
    Trinka B 16 days ago

    My definition of bologna was apparently not wide enough. I wouldn't have called "A" a bologna... It completely looked like apples and oranges.

  • Top hat 131th
    Top hat 131th 17 days ago

    How blue is that guys eyes?

  • Arno Gagnon
    Arno Gagnon 18 days ago

    Smells like ham

  • Victor duPont
    Victor duPont 18 days ago

    is he vegetation

  • Allen Derek Alegrado
    Allen Derek Alegrado 18 days ago

    His Blue Eyes thou🔵

  • Jayden Smith
    Jayden Smith 18 days ago

    Is he a white walker?

  • Ian Simonovski
    Ian Simonovski 19 days ago

    You like puting meat in your mouth

  • Kie E
    Kie E 19 days ago +1

    Cheap or not meat taste wonderful

  • Crushing Noobs for days
    Crushing Noobs for days 20 days ago +2

    Wierd, doesn’t he look like the bacon expert?

    HOLYFEAR96 20 days ago

    They called my last girlfriend a meat expert too!


  • adam smith
    adam smith 20 days ago

    An expert in eating death - clap . . . clap . . . . clap.

  • alee spnl
    alee spnl 20 days ago

    It's Brad's friend!!!

  • Daniel Bortolin
    Daniel Bortolin 20 days ago +1

    come on, none of those two are prosciutto

  • RottingCitrus
    RottingCitrus 20 days ago

    The bob Ross of meats

  • Valra Bellkeys
    Valra Bellkeys 20 days ago +1

    But are either of those hams steamed?

  • Wattana Gaming
    Wattana Gaming 21 day ago

    I am so hungry now

  • Johnathan Walsh
    Johnathan Walsh 21 day ago +7

    Real meat vs convenient store meat.. I can tell what's more expensive just by looking, especially the bologna

  • Emily Funk
    Emily Funk 21 day ago

    who else is wondering where the steak is?

  • Justeverything
    Justeverything 22 days ago +1

    His eyes are more blue than his shirt

  • Semper Ludens
    Semper Ludens 22 days ago

    You should make animals happy before you kill them. You will taste the difference.

  • Krystel-Lighter !
    Krystel-Lighter ! 22 days ago

    His eyes though...

  • AlexDa Spoon
    AlexDa Spoon 22 days ago +1

    Love this guy pretty cute 😃

  • Michael Myers
    Michael Myers 22 days ago

    they call me 1 note baloney

  • Majed Anbar
    Majed Anbar 23 days ago

    I like these videos. Thank you for cool content Epicurious. And thank you for keeping it free. I don't mind the adds on your videos to support.

  • anuj chauhan
    anuj chauhan 23 days ago

    Last one was very costly

  • Caelan Ferguson
    Caelan Ferguson 24 days ago +1

    Here comes the angry vegans...

  • DeuceGenius
    DeuceGenius 24 days ago

    did not need an expert to guess any of these lol

  • DeuceGenius
    DeuceGenius 24 days ago

    35 bucks a pound god damn i want some of that moldy meat

  • DeuceGenius
    DeuceGenius 24 days ago

    look like a meat expert

  • Della Rúa
    Della Rúa 25 days ago

    Viva el jamon 💕

  • wistfane
    wistfane 25 days ago

    Why dont you check out my meat!! vBOOYA GOTEEM!

  • Icie Henry
    Icie Henry 25 days ago

    prosciutto b is 17.5 percent higher in price then prosciutto a

  • kirtiman kashyap
    kirtiman kashyap 25 days ago

    This is by far the best of all guess videos!

  • Rishav Koirala
    Rishav Koirala 25 days ago +2

    4.4k Vegans disliked this video

  • SuperJoule
    SuperJoule 26 days ago +1

    white, seems cis, meat expert.
    It's like he's been put on earth to trigger liberals.

  • Tania
    Tania 26 days ago

    Why isn't anyone talking about the mouthfeel?

  • Elizabeth Stuart
    Elizabeth Stuart 26 days ago

    I can’t believe I’ve watched this twice 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • Andrea Civardi
    Andrea Civardi 27 days ago

    I have never senza such a small mortadella...

  • Big Franku
    Big Franku 27 days ago

    Isn't he also the bacon expert

  • Somthing weird
    Somthing weird 27 days ago

    Nobody beats his meat

  • Nathaniel Kainama
    Nathaniel Kainama 27 days ago


  • jeonghoon choi
    jeonghoon choi 28 days ago

    Bruh all the rotten looking ones are the expensive ones

  • NothingMaster
    NothingMaster 28 days ago


  • Neon
    Neon 28 days ago

    Well time to stop beong cheap

  • All Meat
    All Meat 29 days ago

    Go Check out my new steak Vids!

  • All Meat
    All Meat 29 days ago

    Go Check out my steak Vids!

  • Ratty Mills
    Ratty Mills 29 days ago

    2:02 I am glad someone is talking about the mouth feel...

  • Sweswio
    Sweswio 29 days ago +1

    I can tell what is cheaper or more expensive

  • Sweswio
    Sweswio 29 days ago +1

    This man has the best job ever, which I would love to have

  • chingonio a
    chingonio a 29 days ago

    I’m no expert, but I could also tell the visual difference even on TVclip

  • Ian Siu
    Ian Siu 29 days ago

    This is the same guy who:
    1. Made Sausage with Brad
    2. Hunted Pheasants with Brad
    3. Guessed Cheap vs Expensive Bacons
    4. Founded Olympia Provisions
    5. Gave a Tedx Talk (
    6. Probably some other unheard of insane stuff
    Like wtf who is this guy

  • hugo sanchez
    hugo sanchez 29 days ago

    that wanderful Jamon serrano didn´t deserve to be called prosciutto.

  • Alessio Casagrande
    Alessio Casagrande Month ago

    the one on the right is mortedella from where, for the love of god?!

  • Jt R
    Jt R Month ago

    I got them all right, too. Guess I'm also a meat connoisseur

  • Chillypuwn
    Chillypuwn Month ago

    Pretty easy. I could guess them all just by watching myself.

  • Get_RektBoi
    Get_RektBoi Month ago +1

    Meat...pffttt is jarheads eat crayons we are expert at determining crayola vs cheap brands Ooh rah marines

  • Allicin Maillard
    Allicin Maillard Month ago

    The first 3 products that were more expensive were Olympia provisions products, And that is eli the meat experts company!! I smell conspiracy