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  • Today we are doing a snack swap.

  • Obviously I'm team Taiwan.

  • And I'm repping team USA.

  • Let me tell you something: America knows how to put some sugar in some snacks and make them taste good.

  • Taiwanese snacks, it's better than any American snack.

  • I believe it, honestly.

  • Really, why?

  • - Well, first of all. - Why are we doing this video?

  • I'm really excited to show you the stuff that I grew up with.

  • I'm so excited.

  • Rice Krispies Treats, they're so good.

  • As you open it you know that you may not feel your toes at the end of the day.

  • It's worth it.

  • That is marshmallow and Rice Krispies.

  • These used to be much bigger by the way.

  • I don't know if the FDA issued a warning.

  • These suckers are called sachima.

  • Sachima.

  • Sachima, I think the concept is the same.

  • A snack that comes in a block form.

  • It's deep fried noodles and then they bind it together with this delicious caramel glaze.

  • You got me at caramel.

  • I used to have a ton of these as a kid.

  • Oh, whoa, they're huge!

  • That one's giant. Look at this, see what I'm saying?

  • Look at this, see what I'm saying? Look, this is half the size of this.

  • I think this is the only time the American portion is smaller than the international version.

  • You eat a whole one of these?

  • You can eat like five of these.

  • Oh, I love the caramel!

  • If you put powdered sugar on top of this, it would taste like a funnel cake.

  • I could save this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • This is a journey.

  • It smells like vanilla ice cream.

  • This is really good.

  • I don't remember so much marshmallow flavor.

  • It's not as sweet as I thought it was gonna be.

  • This is getting a little bit too sweet for me.

  • I'm going to just lay this here.

  • This is really good.

  • It's really sticky though, gets in the teeth.

  • Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, it's super sticky.

  • I would rather a dentist visit than on my death bed, so, this wins.

  • Oh my gosh!

  • They look so similar!

  • We have the Koloko which is the pea crackers.

  • Made from peas; P-A - , P-E-A, peas, no...

  • P-E-A - Not, no, not - P E A

  • They're just delicious.

  • This is one of my favorite snacks.

  • Everybody knows that everybody has had it as a kid.

  • Garlicky flavor, it's like an umami bomb in little chips.

  • In USA, America we have Fritos flavored twists, honey barbecue.

  • I remember so vividly getting so excited to buy these.

  • Growing up we used to do Frito pies, which we used to do chili and cheese.

  • They're are so good, so delicious.

  • Sweet, tangy barbecue flavor with that twist and that crunch, you actually taste the flavors five hours after you eat them.

  • It smells good.

  • Look at the color difference.

  • I could actually eat this whole bag.

  • This is very, very salty.

  • Ooh!

  • Mm.

  • This is a light, delicate, garlic flavor.

  • Comes in like moments later.

  • - It's really mellow. - It creeps on you.

  • This one just punches you in the face.

  • I still love this.

  • Uppercuts you.

  • It's really salty, but I can't stop eating it.

  • I don't know what America's done to me, but.

  • Yes pea crackers, who knew?!

  • What if I'm Taiwanese now? Let me switch with you.

  • What the hell, this is delicious.

  • I need a refresher.

  • I gotta give it, my country, man.

  • I gotta give it to my country. I forgot how this bursts with flavor!

  • I think I would have to stick with that one.

  • This is a lot more flavorful.

  • I think I have to agree.

  • That's why I'm saving this so I can make me a chili pie later, okay.

  • This beef jerky, this is like a childhood staple as well.

  • Coming home from school, having your beef jerky.

  • The snack that you would take like camping.

  • So this is also beef jerky, also my childhood favorite.

  • Juicy and tender and it's like all kinds of amazing.

  • In Taiwan you would see stalls and they would literally be grilling the jerky.

  • - So you saw it up close and personal. - We saw it.

  • You know how your meals getting made.

  • Every time I go to Taiwan I honestly just want to bring a suitcase of pork jerky back, but US customs won't let me.

  • Look at that packaging.

  • I feel like gold is inside of this.

  • Look at this, just take it okay?

  • Just take the jerky.

  • Take the damn jerky and leave.

  • Swap!

  • I'm gonna open my golden ticket!

  • Smells like liquid smoke.

  • It's like smoke, pfft.

  • What the heck?

  • This is a large piece of meat!

  • You can feed your family for a week.

  • This is one piece.

  • Ooh, that smells so good!

  • I feel like this was freshly made.

  • I feel like they just sent it here like an hour ago.

  • The color's so different.

  • Okay, wow, that is not a color.

  • What cow you know's out here walking around like this?

  • You can see it's like softer.

  • This, it's like, it's not...it's not moving.

  • This texture is a little artificial.

  • I still like these.

  • That is what I think of when I think of beef, just a lot of salt, a lot of, a lot of smoky.

  • And a lot and a lot of salt.

  • This actually tastes really good.

  • Man, America, what we doing?

  • What are we doing?

  • I know it sounds like I'm not rocking with my country, but how can you blame me when you've got textured, tender jerky?!

  • I will always go with our beef jerky.

  • It's the best.

  • No, don't disrespect my beef jerky!

  • I have pineapple cakes which are our specialty.

  • National treasure of Taiwan.

  • This is what we gift friends.

  • It's essentially shortbread on the outside and pineapple/winter melon jam on the inside.

  • So good!

  • On the American side we have Fig Newtons!

  • Oh my goodness, I grew up with these like every day in my household.

  • Fat free?

  • Nuh uh, no, I never ate the fat-free ones.

  • It sounds very similar.

  • An outside kind of cakey layer with inside jam.

  • I love Fig Newtons.

  • Smells, good.

  • Made with real fruits.

  • Cute packaging!

  • It says good.

  • Just in case you needed to know how good it was.

  • Grab and go, oops sorry.

  • You haven't even tried it, you're already trying to throw it away!

  • Oh, snap!

  • Oh, the smell just comes out and it's just so rich with pineapple.

  • Ooh, they're almost the same size!

  • They are almost the same size.

  • Nice.

  • It smells very pineapple-y.

  • Okay, Taiwan.

  • What if I, I'm going to Taiwan this year.

  • I really like the fig jam and the breading ratio.

  • The flavor is a little more sophisticated.

  • But I like it.

  • These are super similar.

  • The cake is very buttery.

  • - Refresher course. - Yeah, I need a refresher.

  • Fig, it tastes like home.

  • No high fructose corn syrup, so she wins.

  • She wins.

  • Agree to disagree.

  • Is yours made with real fruit?

  • Real pineapple!

  • Agree to disagree.

  • So pineapple cake wins?

  • Yeah, I think pineapple cake wins in this case.

  • Yay!

  • Sorry Mr. Newton.

  • Sorry Mr. Newton!

  • Sorry, not sorry.

  • That's good!

  • Goldfish weren't really my thing, Cheez-Its were.

  • But you know what, as I've gotten older, I've actually kind of grown to like them.

  • One time I ate a whole bag of these and then I vomited in the back of my mom's van when I was a kid, 'cause I love them so much!

  • And you still love them?

  • I love them so much.

  • This says it's made with smiles.

  • Aw!

  • I have squid chips.

  • It says (speaking in foreign language)

  • It just mean very squid flavor.

  • Which I know sounds bizarre.

  • I've had this a lot as a kid.

  • If you bring us to the supermarket, the grocery store, we'd be like, this is the one.

  • Just seeing the packaging it's like very nostalgic.

  • OMG, the flavor whiplashes you first and foremost.

  • Oh my god, this is so cool!

  • Look at how cute this is.

  • Look at how adorable.

  • Like I'm gonna do a little ring action, okay, hello!

  • I'm just really intrigued by the concept of a squid chip.

  • There she is!

  • Right, well, it's just really subtle squid flavor.

  • The squid is loving this.

  • The squid is like, I gotcha.

  • Welcome to Taiwan.

  • The thing that made you vomit.

  • Stop!

  • It's better to get quantity.

  • I like the goldfish, who wouldn't like it?

  • It's cheesy.

  • I think I didn't like when I was little 'cause I like my cheddar to hit me in the face.

  • Ooh.

  • The cheese is very subtle.

  • I could see myself snacking on this, just like...

  • This complements it so well.

  • Oh, the combination!

  • I'm gonna give this a tie. Can I do that?

  • Right there!

  • Right there!

  • We can't let a fish and a squid fight. They can't beef!

  • They are one and the same!

  • A snack is a snack, and I'm a snack fan.

  • I think we need to get our blood pressure checked now, man, 'cause I don't know how we're doing.

  • We just had sodium, sugar, it was lit.

  • Yes.

  • Ready for bed actually.

  • Yeah, same, I wanna take a nap now.

  • When are you coming to Taiwan?

  • I really wanna come to Taiwan, and I want Inga to take me and show me around.

  • Let's do it!

Today we are doing a snack swap.

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American & Taiwanese People Swap Snacks

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    Estelle posted on 2019/10/21
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