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  • Harry: From calorie count to portion sizes,

  • we wanted to find out all the differences

  • between Pret A Manger in the UK and the US.

  • This is "Food Wars."

  • OK, slight problem.

  • There's only one Pret in LA, and it's at the airport.

  • And due to the pandemic, it's currently closed.

  • The Pret, not the airport.

  • Luckily, there's plenty of Prets in New York City,

  • where I have many colleagues and casual acquaintances

  • who would love to help me out.

  • Everyone, meet Irene.

  • Hi, everyone.

  • Sorry I'm not Joe, but I'll try not to let you down.

  • I did ask if I could wear one of these,

  • but they said no.

  • So you're stuck with my face. Sorry.

  • Here is everything you will only find on the menu

  • at a UK Pret A Manger.

  • And here's everything you can only find on the menu

  • at a US Pret.

  • We'll start with the drinks.

  • We have quite a few exclusive drink options in the UK,

  • starting with this one, a turmeric latte,

  • and also a matcha latte,

  • both of which are made with coconut milk

  • instead of regular milk.

  • I'm going to try the turmeric latte,

  • just because the color is so vivid

  • and a little bit off-putting.

  • I want to find out if it tastes as bad as it looks.

  • Oh, man.

  • No, no. It tastes like a chicken korma.

  • Which is great, don't get me wrong,

  • but I don't want to drink that from a coffee shop.

  • Then we have iced versions of both of these.

  • So we have an iced turmeric latte and an iced matcha latte.

  • Next up we've got some frappés.

  • We have a classic frappé here, which is just coffee,

  • and then we have a chocolate frappé at the back as well.

  • Then we have some bottled and canned

  • exclusive drinks as well.

  • For example, apple juice.

  • Sparkling lemon and rhubarb drink.

  • Then we have a sparkling ginger drink.

  • And over here we have a sparkling apple drink.

  • And, finally, a sparkling grape and elderflower drink.

  • Our exclusive drinks include

  • an organic, single-origin Ethiopia coffee,

  • salted caramel latte, salted caramel hot chocolate,

  • s'mores hot chocolate, cold-brew coffee,

  • iced green tea, classic lemonade,

  • grapefruit sparkling water,

  • and raspberry-lime sparkling water.

  • If you want to start your day off with a Pret breakfast,

  • here are some options you'll find in the UK.

  • We'll start with a classic, which is porridge.

  • In the UK, you can get porridge three ways.

  • You can get it plain, like we have here,

  • you can get it with a fruit compote on the top,

  • or you can get it with cranberries and seeds.

  • A Very Berry croissant.

  • Croissant?

  • Croissant.

  • Croissant.

  • Croissant.

  • At the front here we have a Very Berry croissant,

  • which is a kind of, like, folded croissant

  • with some berry jam in the middle.

  • At the back here we have a ham, bacon,

  • cheese, and tomato croissant.

  • Double the pork, double the fun.

  • Then we have some breakfast-roll options,

  • such as this one, which is a sausage and egg roll.

  • Then we have three breakfast baguettes.

  • Here, we have an egg and bacon baguette.

  • In the middle, we have an egg and salmon baguette.

  • And then, over here, we have an egg and avocado baguette.

  • On top of this, there's a couple of bits

  • that we couldn't get today because of a reduced menu.

  • These include a veggie roll, a five berry bowl,

  • and a Mango & Banana Sunshine Bowl,

  • which sounds just delightful.

  • Only exclusive breakfast item we were able to get

  • is the shakshuka frittata.

  • But the other menu items

  • are the egg and bacon brioche roll,

  • an egg and cheddar brioche roll,

  • an egg white Greek frittata,

  • a ham and spinach frittata,

  • a Morning Glory muffin,

  • and an everything bagel,

  • and an energy bagel.

  • We have two exclusive salads in the UK.

  • This one is the tuna Nicoise,

  • and this one is the Chef's Italian Chicken.

  • We have three exclusive salads.

  • The first is the chicken avocado salad.

  • This is the chicken Caesar salad.

  • Joe: Salads, ugh! Irene: Chipotle chicken salad

  • is my favorite.

  • Now we're on to sandwiches and wraps.

  • We have quite a few exclusive sandwiches

  • and wraps in the UK.

  • We have a personal favorite of mine,

  • which is a smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich.

  • This one here is a jambon-beurre,

  • which is just a very simple

  • ham, butter, and pickle sandwich.

  • Then we have some baguette options, including this one,

  • which is an Avo, Olives & Toms baguette.

  • That's avocado, olives, and tomatoes, for the uninitiated.

  • Here we have a Posh Cheddar & Pickle sandwich.

  • Two things to note here.

  • One, I'm not sure why this is posh.

  • Two, when we say pickle in this context,

  • we don't mean gherkins.

  • We actually mean pickle, which is a British condiment

  • made with kind of, like, pickle juices,

  • but also some other vegetables in there as well.

  • The last baguette we were able to get today is this one,

  • which is a chicken Caesar and bacon baguette.

  • Then we have a couple of wrap options,

  • such as this one, which is a hoisin duck salad wrap,

  • and this one, which is a hummus and chipotle wrap.

  • The ones we were unable to get today include

  • a tuna and cucumber sandwich

  • and a Brie, tomato, and basil baguette.

  • Our sandwiches and wraps include

  • the cheddar and tomato,

  • chipotle and chicken avocado wrap,

  • Bang Bang Chicken Wrap.

  • It's not spicy but has, like, a kick to it.

  • This is good. I might start getting it.

  • The next ones we have up on our exclusive list

  • is the pesto chicken flatbread.

  • This is the falafel and hummus flatbread,

  • pesto caprese baguette,

  • and the balsamic chicken and mozzarella baguette.

  • Now, usually I'd have a bunch of exclusive soups

  • to show you from a UK Pret.

  • However, they've reduced the menu because of the pandemic.

  • Here's what we'd normally be able to find.

  • A chicken laksa,

  • a chicken, broccoli, and brown rice,

  • chicken pot pie soup,

  • miso soup,

  • pea and mint soup,

  • chicken katsu curry soup,

  • mushroom risotto soup,

  • and a red Thai veg soup.

  • So, our soup options include the Moroccan lentil,

  • turkey chili,

  • and the turmeric chicken and farro.

  • Far-oh? Fa – I think it's farro.

  • They came with all this bread, though,

  • which is pretty fun.

  • And it's the good kind of bread, too.

  • You know bread is good when it comes

  • in, like, a triangular shape.

  • That's just been my observation over the years.

  • Oh, that's good for cold soup.

  • Narrator: Live from New York, it's "What Shape Is It?"

  • [game-show music]

  • Corner, corner, triangular.

  • Yeah, Irene, I believe that's a rhombus.

  • It's not a triangle.

  • Triangle, to my understanding, means three sides, right?

  • Right?

  • Joe, you're a lot closer with a rhombus,

  • but I personally am gonna go with parallelogram.

  • [game-show music]

  • Narrator: "What Shape Is It?" is filmed

  • in front of a live studio audience.

  • I think this is a triangular shape.

  • But I guess fine. It's like a diamond shape.

  • But I'm just saying that when bread comes