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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    I like how he didn't put down any of the cheaper products. He was just like "There's a time and a place for a like this". Usually in these type of videos they straight up roast the cheaper product.

  • Blake Wilkinson
    Blake Wilkinson Day ago

    You should let a non expert try to guess which one is more expensive I think that would be a fun video

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    Huh. So that’s what real bologna looks like

    Welp learn something new every day

  • 3000i 678g
    3000i 678g Day ago

    How about Steaks?

  • bearmanguy
    bearmanguy Day ago

    no pastrami???

  • Jeff Solt
    Jeff Solt 2 days ago

    This should be a blind test

  • Josh White
    Josh White 2 days ago +1

    So what do you do?
    I'm a meat expert.

  • Bo Gregg
    Bo Gregg 2 days ago +4

    YO THIS IS THE GUY FROM THE HUNTING EPISODE OF ‘It’s Alive with Brad’. Truly a kind and positive character! I like him.

  • St T.
    St T. 2 days ago

    Basically American meat vs EU meat

  • Gysar
    Gysar 3 days ago

    Best salami for me: hungarian salami. It is a bit harder, older but hs so much more flavour than italian or german salami. And I am betraying my country here cause I am german xD

  • Tarzilman
    Tarzilman 3 days ago

    Well, you don't have to be an "expert" to see, which one of these products has the better quality. You just don't have to be a moron.

  • p3rs0nn
    p3rs0nn 3 days ago

    the MOLD??? isn’t that like,, bad for you.. i’m uneducated lol help

  • gabe barker
    gabe barker 3 days ago

    Imagine all the little vegans that got offended 😂

    • Joel Efraimsson
      Joel Efraimsson 3 days ago

      @Serly I respect that.

    • Serly
      Serly 3 days ago +1

      Why would they get offended? I'm vegetarian and totally enjoyed the video

  • Tatsumaki Senpukyakku

    This one was pretty easy

  • Tyrus Henry
    Tyrus Henry 3 days ago

    I knew instantly when he pulled out that kroger bologna

  • Tobias Evans
    Tobias Evans 3 days ago

    Legit I could identify these... without tasting them

  • Tobias Evans
    Tobias Evans 3 days ago

    If you don't know what every single one is, you've never seen any of these meets

  • Ochir Lidzhiev
    Ochir Lidzhiev 3 days ago

    I’m an aerospace technician and I don’t know why I keep convincing myself that I’ll need the knowledge from this kind of videos in my life

  • N8 Dgr8
    N8 Dgr8 4 days ago

    I got every guess right. Who’s the expert now

  • kurt6447
    kurt6447 4 days ago

    He looks exactly like what I imagined when I read meat expert.

  • Wei Ming
    Wei Ming 4 days ago

    u dont need an expert to visually tell the difference

  • Princess Riikka
    Princess Riikka 4 days ago

    Why was this recommended to me? I hate this channel... where am I suppose to put all of these tabs D:

  • Abby L
    Abby L 4 days ago +4

    Lmao his description of the life of the pig who made the more expensive prosciutto was so wholesome

  • Chill Shark
    Chill Shark 4 days ago

    those eyes are striking

  • Owen H
    Owen H 4 days ago +1

    I am an expert with meat too😏

  • OsceolaLongBeard
    OsceolaLongBeard 4 days ago

    Why the hell am I here?

  • Lacocacolaman
    Lacocacolaman 4 days ago +2

    I want my food to live a happy life before i eat it.

  • chanellyyy _
    chanellyyy _ 4 days ago

    i love this guy haha

  • An yee
    An yee 5 days ago

    I want this to be my job

  • Chris Weiss
    Chris Weiss 5 days ago

    What a waste of my time. One second and anyone should be able to see which is more expensive, without tasting, touching, or smelling.

  • NightNight 801
    NightNight 801 5 days ago

    "Give your meat a nice squeeze"

  • Guilherme Ferreira
    Guilherme Ferreira 5 days ago

    150 dollars from the supermarket
    Free from your grandma which she made some days ago

  • Lawnmower Guy
    Lawnmower Guy 5 days ago +5

    Your moms a meat expert.

    *inner 3rd grader happy*

  • Blood Orange
    Blood Orange 5 days ago +3

    The second the B side bologna popped out I was filled with shame for knowing that was the cheap one because I literally ate it everyday for three years of middle school

  • Kylie Brandt
    Kylie Brandt 5 days ago

    Just looking at bologna makes me want to vomit 🤢

  • Derek Poland
    Derek Poland 5 days ago

    4:45 my goodness what an idea. Why didn’t I think of that?

  • end
    end 5 days ago

    Look at my big long sausage

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    I could guess which is more expensive they look completly different

  • Nicholas Hart
    Nicholas Hart 5 days ago +3

    The fact that he didn't recognize the Oscar Mayer bologna shows what upbringing he had lol

  • remybeans
    remybeans 5 days ago

    Anyone going to mention his eyes?

  • strong power thank you
    strong power thank you 5 days ago +2

    I’m pretty sure we all knew which bologna was more expensive😂

  • Ruby Dickson
    Ruby Dickson 6 days ago

    his voice is so satisfying

  • Dhanuja Boyagoda
    Dhanuja Boyagoda 6 days ago +1

    Dude let’s face the facts!!! This guy has tasted humans

  • sexobscura
    sexobscura 6 days ago

    every time he talks
    his mouth opens

  • Ethan Dreher
    Ethan Dreher 6 days ago

    Now now. He still didn’t prove that he can tell if Skinner actually got Crusty Burger instead of making “Steamed Hams” him self.

  • The Folan
    The Folan 6 days ago +1


    I can only afford Ramen

  • samljer
    samljer 6 days ago

    Why is it when the word American is put into a product, you can place a bet that its going to be a lower quality....
    american cheese, american ham, american hotdog....american made.... ffs lol

  • gojart destani
    gojart destani 6 days ago

    Am i the only one who noticed his eyes?

  • şişko patates
    şişko patates 6 days ago

    Got them all right without testing feeling nor smelling, am I an expert?

  • Giulio Licitra
    Giulio Licitra 7 days ago +1

    You spelled Pancetta wrong, It doesn't have the H 🤣

  • Richard Brout
    Richard Brout 7 days ago

    I took your advice.. and started squeezing my salami and found it was rock hard. I then gave it to my Girlfreind who said it was hard to chew but she did say if finished with a lot of Lactic Tang.

  • joey obyrne
    joey obyrne 7 days ago

    It just goes to show that meat that we care for and work at is just so much better and more satisfying than all the factory farmed stuff put together.

  • joey obyrne
    joey obyrne 7 days ago +3

    Reading his facial expressions, I can tell exactly what he's thinking when he sees the lower quality meat and it's hilarious.

  • Patrik Fusek
    Patrik Fusek 7 days ago

    some meat expert lol. you can obviously tell the difference and which one is more expensive doesnt seem like a rocket science really

  • goldslinger
    goldslinger 7 days ago

    I’m dumping my refrigerator out

    JOSETV1 7 days ago

    Where can I go to buy those good products? Especially the bologna

  • Jacob Li
    Jacob Li 7 days ago


  • mike
    mike 8 days ago +1

    what is the stuff i buy at jewel or walmart then? Even his cheap meat is alot more in price

  • Gloria Holcomb
    Gloria Holcomb 8 days ago

    Those casings are nasty. They aren't worth the snap. If you want texture put pickles on your hot dog.

  • ethan daton josh palitayan

    3:18 that laugh tho

  • Troy Padilla
    Troy Padilla 8 days ago


  • Game Play's
    Game Play's 8 days ago

    "very quality " what a nice meat expert

  • Toyota4runner TrdPro16

    Wow he can tell the difference between the two bologna’s, my four-year-old could tell which one is more expensive. Some expert

  • Toyota4runner TrdPro16

    So he’s a meat expert and loves the salami... 😉

  • TheBlackCardinal
    TheBlackCardinal 8 days ago

    Anyone else reminded of Ikumi Mito from Food Wars?

  • dan lipo
    dan lipo 8 days ago

    I guess you could say that he... uhh... loves his *meat*

  • Mike Zurella
    Mike Zurella 8 days ago

    So basically American made meat is mass produced garbage that taste like crap! all means buy American😉 I'm no " professional meat tester" but anyone who spends any time in a deli can be a professional. Common sense kind of job!

  • Get Real
    Get Real 9 days ago

    “Lactic tang” is the best

  • Charles Brooksbank
    Charles Brooksbank 9 days ago +4

    More expensive one is usually the product less tampered with... surprisingly.

  • Andrew
    Andrew 10 days ago +4

    Just had Jamón Ibérico today. It was amazing

  • Sara Sanchez
    Sara Sanchez 10 days ago +1

    Jamón 🇪🇸

  • Dr Heks
    Dr Heks 10 days ago

    We really gonna ignore how hot this guy is? Damn

  • NickQwing
    NickQwing 10 days ago

    Who the hell wants to bite into their bologna and get a chunk of lard

  • deathpants1
    deathpants1 10 days ago

    How did I get here?? Also....I’m hungry.

  • john johnson
    john johnson 10 days ago +1

    Meat expert ... is that the L..G..B..T or Q?

  • Врач ред
    Врач ред 10 days ago

    None of those two are mortadella. And for the love of god, 'panchetta'? Really? Quick google search would tell you it's 'pancetta'.

  • Daniel Erhard
    Daniel Erhard 11 days ago +8

    I first started watching videos of how to paint a guitar. Suddenly I found out I was watching a dude eating cold meat

  • Hans Mater
    Hans Mater 11 days ago

    hey it's that guy with the sausage factory from prime time

  • Jackson Mai
    Jackson Mai 11 days ago

    I’m surprised that I got all of them right

  • PJ Hill
    PJ Hill 11 days ago


  • Tw1nk3ys
    Tw1nk3ys 11 days ago

    insert pp joke

  • BiggieFromDaBurg
    BiggieFromDaBurg 11 days ago +1

    Why am I watching this...

  • silencer is required
    silencer is required 11 days ago

    Anyone here because of recommendation in 2019...

  • James O'Brien
    James O'Brien 11 days ago

    Im not a meat expert but even could work out which one was the better quality...

  • Vincent Pinion
    Vincent Pinion 11 days ago +1

    Mark Zuckerberg uses real smoke for his meats.

  • Dead Locke
    Dead Locke 12 days ago

    Meat expert or ham expert?

  • iwantabeetle
    iwantabeetle 12 days ago

    I got an advertisement for McDonald's before this.

  • Rareksaa
    Rareksaa 12 days ago

    Scripted vs natural

  • mitre991 hj
    mitre991 hj 12 days ago

    Would be more interesting to have like 3-5 types of the same type of meat and have him rank them, see if he can do it in order of price.

  • Maria Bou
    Maria Bou 12 days ago +3

    Watching these as a European I naturally convert pounds to kilos and therefore the price also converts and I lose it every time.

  • /Echo parody’s
    /Echo parody’s 13 days ago

    *this is definitely apple wood* 😂

  • Kenien Spann
    Kenien Spann 13 days ago

    truth! my anti hangover sandwich!

  • Friendsfans123
    Friendsfans123 13 days ago +10

    I was like does this guy look familiar and then he spoke and was like IT THE GUY WITH THE HUNTING DOGS FROM ITS ALIVE WITH BRAD LEONE 😂

  • CurumoTheGreat
    CurumoTheGreat 13 days ago

    OMG he's hot!

  • TheTrooper 98Vlog
    TheTrooper 98Vlog 13 days ago

    A meat expert should be absolutely positive in is choices. Every single time he says I think, or I'm pretty sure.

  • Garion Rowe
    Garion Rowe 13 days ago

    Can't teach that

  • BengeePlays
    BengeePlays 13 days ago

    not a vegan/vegetarian or anything, but it's crazy that of all of the things is this world, this man is most knowledgable about how the flesh of other animals tastes.

  • Michael Brannan
    Michael Brannan 13 days ago +1

    Mmmm you can taste how dead that animal is.

    • Ron Py
      Ron Py 13 days ago

      Yeah its delicious (im not being sarcastic)

  • LilT2o00
    LilT2o00 13 days ago +3

    Wow, that pig really costs more per lb than Wagyu beef? that's insane

    • LilT2o00
      LilT2o00 7 days ago

      @Brenden Jacobson ah i was just going by the per lb price

    • Brenden Jacobson
      Brenden Jacobson 7 days ago

      Except you buy a 1+ lb steak. You buy iberico in paper thin slices, not 1+ lb at a time so it kinda equalizes

  • Zachary Groves
    Zachary Groves 14 days ago

    I could tell the difference