Bacon Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Bacon | Price Points | Epicurious

  • Published on Nov 29, 2018
  • In this episode of 'Price Points', Epicurious challenges bacon expert Eli Cairo of Olympia Provisions to guess which one of two bacons is more expensive. Eli breaks down streaky, turkey, Canadian and Euro before making his guesses!
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  • norcofreerider604

    As a Canadian I don't even recognize "Canadian Bacon" B as Canadian Bacon.

  • simmojosh
    simmojosh Day ago

    The euro bacon is called back bacon in uk. DOes anyone know why this is if it is still from the same place as the american and canadian

  • Chandler Johnson

    7:26 do do-do do do dooo~

  • Seth Petras
    Seth Petras Day ago

    I love how they took the meat expert guy and disguised him by putting a hat on him

  • Robinson Joe
    Robinson Joe Day ago

    There's nothing Canadian about Canadian bacon. It's a bastarised crappy version of peameal bacon.

  • Russell Chapman Esq.

    After watching this video I'm not sure he is a bacon expert. In mainland Europe they don't do bacon, speck is not bacon, in the UK you can get dry cured, naturally smoked bacon without the nitrates if you go to a real butcher shop.

  • Pansexual Snake
    Pansexual Snake 2 days ago

    When I get bacon from work I prefer the center cut for breakfast or wrapping, but I love ends for snacking and anything that requires bits of bacon.

  • Natalie Silsbury
    Natalie Silsbury 2 days ago

    WTF, you DO cook English bacon. You have to. You just don't cook it to a crisp. It shouldn't be crispy. If it will crack if you bend it, you cooked it too much.

  • Natalie Silsbury
    Natalie Silsbury 2 days ago

    Is it just the USA that cooks their bacon about 10x longer than it needs?

  • Carson Todd
    Carson Todd 2 days ago

    If by better you mean years to get treatment then yeah.

    - A Canadian American

  • AcE Films Studio 755
    AcE Films Studio 755 2 days ago +1


  • Ryan Steinberg
    Ryan Steinberg 2 days ago +4

    He’s a bacon expert. The fact that they had turkey in there is a disgrace

  • A fat cat from sweden

    I dont cook bacon a lot.

  • I_am_a_Rook_main
    I_am_a_Rook_main 3 days ago

    Did you see how expertly he distinguished each bacon? YOU CAN'T TEACH THAT

  • Sydney Sacino
    Sydney Sacino 3 days ago

    For being a meat expert he seems to not know a lot about the meat industry and how it affects your health, his info was wrong

    OCEANPHEONIX 3 days ago

    7:26 di didi di dih

  • Bunny Forlife
    Bunny Forlife 3 days ago +1

    I'm no expert but I could guess all of them perfectly by just looking

  • gone forever
    gone forever 3 days ago

    I live in Ireland, and here we call English Bacon “rashers”, and they’re kind of a staple 😂

  • domushen
    domushen 3 days ago

    Thought you were gonna eat this raw :( No problem, still enjoyed the video

  • BeC0o1
    BeC0o1 3 days ago

    This guy eats bacon for money. Earth is not a fair place for everyone, confirmed.

  • Nyx Nyx
    Nyx Nyx 3 days ago +2

    He just eats the "raw" bacon lmao

  • Ryler Tufo
    Ryler Tufo 4 days ago +14

    He looks exactly like what you'd think a bacon expert would look like

  • marc ausn
    marc ausn 4 days ago

    so the expert mixes bacon up with ham.... real expert... in "europe" we fry belly bacon the same as in the US... but the Schwarzwälder Räucherschinken is usually eaten as it is. It is way too salty if you fry it in the pan. You can use tiny bits of a cheap one as an addition for fried potatoes, Casseroles, sauces and so on in the fried state....
    Or would anyone of you eat fried slices of Prosciutto di Parma or Jamon Serrano???
    Btw, your so called American bacon is called Bündle/Bündchen/Bundfleisch or Bauchspeck in German, and you can buy it in thicker slices (smoked or non smoked), too. But you should buy it "fresh" from a good butcher, the packed ones ar mostly gross in consistence and taste.

  • Squid Master
    Squid Master 4 days ago +5

    What a job. Being a bacon expert. Is he taking apprenticeships?

  • keychu
    keychu 4 days ago

    uhm. im from canada... that's... not what /we/ call canadian bacon?? i mean, we also call it pemeal. but all my amercan friends call it canadian when i serve it to them. sO im super confused

  • R.D.J.
    R.D.J. 4 days ago +2

    In the netherlands we eat bacon raw for breakfast with a slice of bread

    • R.D.J.
      R.D.J. 3 days ago

      +Terbyn yeah😏 we also use weed instead of lettuce on our sandwiches...😎

    • Terbyn
      Terbyn 3 days ago +1

      You're that high even in the mornings?

  • JAY 1981
    JAY 1981 4 days ago +1

    Hey should have had Kevin Bacon with im trying bacon

  • Lisa Smith
    Lisa Smith 4 days ago

    @Epicurious, could you have the experts tell us some.of their credentials on vid?

  • Dylan Courtney
    Dylan Courtney 4 days ago

    The UK bacon or whatever he called it we call rasher bacon in Australia

  • xikliv -__-
    xikliv -__- 5 days ago

    I like his authenticity.

  • Bass Fishing with the AntiChrist

    I hear you have to have a minimum of ten years of college before you can become a bacon expert.

  • Mathia Bergeron
    Mathia Bergeron 5 days ago +1

    Just discoverd that canadian bacon exist! And im canadian... never once saw or eat it...

  • Billem Billemsen
    Billem Billemsen 5 days ago

    This makes me want to eat bacon…
    Also, i just watched a guy eat bacon for 18 minutes!

  • Seek & you shall Find

    Can I have this job!!!

  • Bi Mi freeeeeee
    Bi Mi freeeeeee 5 days ago +2

    this dude absolutely gained a pound after this video

  • CarpRunner
    CarpRunner 5 days ago

    I don't think these are videos of them guessing.

  • rob flynn
    rob flynn 5 days ago +1

    "Bacon expert"
    1) Eating green bacon is not a great idea
    2) The emulsion is the mixture used, emulsification is the process
    3) Whole meat cuts can still be formed without using an emulsion

  • SeungHyun Shin
    SeungHyun Shin 6 days ago +1

    Really like how honest they are

  • MrSockez
    MrSockez 6 days ago +1

    People who prefer turkey bacon over real bacon are the same people who ask to see the manager
    (I bet 20$ I just made a white lady named karen mad)

  • Julie Julie
    Julie Julie 6 days ago

    only you guys call ham slices bacon. We canadians call ham ham, and bacon, bacon.

  • Despacito 2000
    Despacito 2000 6 days ago +2

    Is it weird that I like Canadian bacon more than regular bacon

    • Courtney Pearce
      Courtney Pearce 6 days ago

      Despacito 2000 no, both are great tbh, I also love Canadian bacon

  • James Heathcote
    James Heathcote 6 days ago

    If I had to guess, he is probably a expert on Deli meats, and bacon just goes along with that.

  • James Heathcote
    James Heathcote 6 days ago

    I am Honestly happy that he got Turkey bacon wrong, because it shows that he has his priorities straight, and doesn’t eat Turkey bacon.

  • A Boy Is Noone
    A Boy Is Noone 7 days ago

    I wanna know how many other people sat through all of this just to wonder what your doing with your life

  • Animalcart33
    Animalcart33 7 days ago

    there are so many bacon i didnt know of

  • Macaroni and Cliches

    What's the word for snobbery for people who don't know what they're talking about? That's what I get from all those "turkey bacon isn't bacon" comments who think they have something to prove about their masculinity
    It's kind of ironic that it gets the fat/lean parts backwards in its coloring though

  • Daniel Clarke
    Daniel Clarke 8 days ago

    The Canadian bacon doesn't have a peameal crust :[

  • Junokaii
    Junokaii 8 days ago

    Maybe it's different out east, but as a Canadian, I've never seen that kind of Canadian Bacon in my life. But I like that kind of bacon, but I figured it was a British thing. It's definitely better that way.
    But I could tell Bacon Eh was better.

  • abc def
    abc def 9 days ago

    the best part is when you put it in your mouth

  • Prime 902
    Prime 902 9 days ago

    How do you become a food expert wtf

  • Awesome randomness
    Awesome randomness 9 days ago +1

    Hello from Canada 🇨🇦. Also we don’t just eat Canadian bacon 🥓🙃

  • Faupauzi _
    Faupauzi _ 9 days ago

    When you realise The Bacon Expert was the same as The Meat Expert video

  • shallowlord
    shallowlord 9 days ago

    So i'm better than the expert.. I only had to look at them to know wich is more expensive...

  • Eliz Da Unicorn
    Eliz Da Unicorn 9 days ago

    where do I sign up to be a bacon expert?!

  • Jyotiraditya Satpathy

    Do a cheap vs expensive meth

  • Justin Racine
    Justin Racine 10 days ago +1

    We all gunna ignore the beautiful chalk work in the background

  • Dippin Redneck
    Dippin Redneck 10 days ago

    I got them all right just by looking at them so does that mean I'm a bacon expert?

  • Death Ball
    Death Ball 10 days ago

    Love how he tried to not diss turkey bacon

  • Lover Land
    Lover Land 10 days ago

    Can you say, worms!

  • Mike Lewis
    Mike Lewis 10 days ago

    There are people who are professional bacon experts? I need to rethink my life.

  • Je Pose Ça Là
    Je Pose Ça Là 11 days ago

    I have huge respect for thoses experts, but honestly, you need to pick products wich are closer to each others. As someone who's absolultly NOT a bacon specialist, i was abble to tell in less than 5 seconds wich one was the most expensive just by their looks. And this goes for a lot of others videos. And i mean, even if their explainations are interesting, the fact that me, as a completly clueless man about bacon i could tell so easily the correct answer means that it was probably not challenging at all for them.

  • r2 BedBug
    r2 BedBug 11 days ago

    I’m boutta end this man’s whole career

  • Khush 117
    Khush 117 11 days ago +4

    It's the meat expert in a convincing disguise

  • Conor C K
    Conor C K 11 days ago

    Its always the liquid smoke

  • Peggy Allen
    Peggy Allen 11 days ago

    growing up in australia we had bacon that was similar to the british stuff, but it had the full length of the streaky bacon not just a part. its long so if you;re using a fry pan you need to cut it in half. its only the last 10 years ive seen american style in your normal supermarket etc.

  • Sir Castic
    Sir Castic 11 days ago +6

    *The perfect job doesn't exi...*
    Cue title

  • Spencer D
    Spencer D 12 days ago +5

    Mom: What do u want to be when u grow up?

  • El Tigrero
    El Tigrero 12 days ago +1

    the first thing I look for when I'm shopping for bacon is if it's made from real cops, most people look for the word "police" on the package, but those could be fake, the real bacon always has a badge print on the back, so always look for that first

  • Mario Muro
    Mario Muro 12 days ago

    What's the name of the font in the background where it says bacon?

  • Vintanic
    Vintanic 13 days ago

    "Ok so our product is very cheap so let's make it look fancy and expensive*
    Most people immediately: That's the cheap one. Looks too processed, too 'perfect'.

  • karlwjm
    karlwjm 13 days ago

    Canadian Bacon, back home, we call ham.

  • Paul L S
    Paul L S 13 days ago

    Next do prostitute expert guesses cheap vs expensive prostitutes. Prostitute A has got all her front teeth missing, a black eye, not a lot of meat on it, its diet probably consists mainly of meth and cigarettes given to her by her pimp, where as prostitute B smells of Chanel perfume and if you notice the absence of bruising on the face, and the clean presentable clothing, I’m going to go ahead and say B is probably a high class escort and much more expensive than A, your local trailer park hooker.

  • Munseong Park
    Munseong Park 13 days ago

    I want this man for my father.

  • Breeze NNCuber
    Breeze NNCuber 14 days ago

    Is no one gonna talk about how he eat raw bacon

  • isi598
    isi598 14 days ago +1

    Germans would never cook their bacon, that's what the cheap American stuff is for... Think I'm having a seizure just watching this 🙄

  • David Bliss
    David Bliss 14 days ago

    so on the first bacon B was a better cut but then every part of prossesining it was worse ?

  • Logan Martin
    Logan Martin 15 days ago

    No one in Canada calls it “Canadian bacon”.

  • Peter Montagnon
    Peter Montagnon 15 days ago

    I love all bacon!!!! Everyone has it's place!!! By law in Canada all meat has to be all antibiotic free. If an animal, beef,pork ,chicken, etc has to be free of all before being slaughtered.

  • Aaron Archer
    Aaron Archer 15 days ago

    As a proper Canadian , I'm upset by the bacon called ours

    ANDHERTZ 15 days ago

    The true Canadian Bacon is the movie..

  • Ro1 Jaz
    Ro1 Jaz 15 days ago +4

    I dont even know that there are those types of bacon. Lol.

  • EmJay
    EmJay 16 days ago

    Surprised he didn’t know that Canadian bacon was first made in the USA and not Canada. We go to the grocery store and ask for bacon and get the same streaky processed bacon that you do. What you call “Canadian bacon”, we call what it actually is, Back Bacon, or Peameal bacon.

  • Taj Oliva
    Taj Oliva 16 days ago

    I enjoyed this video.

  • warrenc50
    warrenc50 16 days ago

    How did you get the turkey bacon wrong

  • Alexander Friehs
    Alexander Friehs 16 days ago

    But he said A is cheaper on turkey bacon how is he wrong

  • J e r r y
    J e r r y 16 days ago

    Uh it’s Alive with Brad anyone?????

  • Dance Electric
    Dance Electric 16 days ago

    (((Turkey Bacon)))

  • Connor Brazier
    Connor Brazier 16 days ago +1


  • Robert Marcus Grimshaw

    Eli always reminds me of a Sesame street character come to life...

  • bluepirate
    bluepirate 16 days ago

    meat man

  • Oliver Repp
    Oliver Repp 16 days ago

    15:06 The Italians say Speck? Me as a German (from North-Rhine-Westphalia) pretty much never say Schinken, I (and everyone I know) says Speck.

  • Jan Bertumen
    Jan Bertumen 16 days ago

    that turkey bacon is like a chicken version of beef jerky

    • DaddyGirl
      DaddyGirl 15 days ago

      Jan Bertumen take that back, i LOVE turkey bacon lol

  • syfire666
    syfire666 17 days ago

    Was about vegan bacon? Or microwave bacon?

  • Lauren Goodwin
    Lauren Goodwin 17 days ago +3

    Do cheap vs expensive sushi!

  • grant1o1
    grant1o1 17 days ago

    Expert on meats but not healthcare 😅

  • Alexandra James
    Alexandra James 17 days ago +1

    All the dislikes are triggered vegetarians. ;)

  • David S
    David S 17 days ago

    Turkey Bacon A looked like red licorice after it was cooked.

  • Kim Mason
    Kim Mason 17 days ago

    "Bacon expert" ._.

  • Gregory Newman
    Gregory Newman 18 days ago +1

    I love that he is an expert on bacon and meat but he didn't insult the other products. With the Canadian bacon he said "yeah it's a really good product" honestly. No reason to be hoity toity, there are different nivels of every product. Kudos!

  • Martin Jamieson
    Martin Jamieson 18 days ago

    Yet again, you can tell by looking at the 'raw' bacon which is more expensive. Even the turkey bacon A is so obviously mass produced it has to be the cheaper one.