Food Theory: Are Doritos a RIP OFF?

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Have you ever opened a bag of chips and thoughts, why is there so much empty space? Did I just pay for mostly air with a side of chips? You are not alone! For years, I've thought I was getting ripped off with each delicious bag of chips. Today, I want to find out if that is true and I am starting with the biggest culprit of them all - Doritos!
Disclaimer: At 11:56, the Breakage Rates for the More Chips Bag and the Average Bag are accidentally swapped; the More Chips Bag Breakage Rate is actually 79.8%, and the Average Bag Breakage Rate is 74.9%.
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  • Hey Theorists! In the video at 11:56, the Breakage Rates for the More Chips Bag and the Average Bag are accidentally swapped; the More Chips Bag Breakage Rate is actually 79.8%, and the Average Bag Breakage Rate is 74.9%. Sorry for the mix up!

    The Food TheoristsThe Food Theoristsหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Please like so he can see and fix this mistake.

      KK GAMINGKK GAMING6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 67% from 133 isnt 100 it is ~89. That means 44 are unbroken and 89 are broken.

      KK GAMINGKK GAMING6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 101

      Twig mationsTwig mations13 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Lol

      Mats_45king 3945WRZMats_45king 3945WRZ14 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Wot

      YeS 1.1YeS 1.115 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • DORITOS!!!

    Chris AftonChris Afton27 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • As a kid living in Mexicali, I used to not understand why all the bags of chips in our neighbor city Calexico were so full of air, until it dawned on me that I have the privilege of living where most chips brands get manufactured. Damage by transportation is hardly an issue locally.

    Señor ZanahorioSeñor Zanahorio19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Pringles are 20%air

    6 subscribers6 subscribers23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Doritos bag is what doctors use when they need to give a patient air and want a snack at the same time

    The Random ChannelThe Random Channelวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m disappointed! You completely missed the mark. You even said that none cares about broken Doritos they taste the same!!!!!

    Adán RamírezAdán Ramírezวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pringles v Doritos, which is more cost effective

    TaylormanTaylorman2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If so little chips are actually able to fit in the bag, then isnt the design of the chips itself at fault? If the chips were designed to be more flat and not have many curvy weirdness, then wouldnt it take up less volume in bulk?

    The BeggarThe Beggar2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • In the intro why does it look like Matpat has two left hands?

    Green guy with an LGreen guy with an L2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Any people that agree with me and don`t care if the chips are broken but just want a lot and just the taste?

    fpnobelisfpnobelis2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Would absolutely LOVE to see a fitness theory, as not only are most “diets” you see largely sneaky ways to get you to buy into what someone is trying to sell, instead of true dietary facts, but most “workouts” are just the same way too. I feel like capitalism has clouded the scientific clarity that the 21st century can finally offer on fitness, and i think you are the perfectly unbiased person to break down those corporate walls!

    PHD In WombologyPHD In Wombology3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • THANK YOU for mentioning that the air is nitrogen! I saw that on an episode of How It's Made when I was a child, and I thought it was common knowledge. The nitrogen helps the product last longer. It's frustrating to see how many people don't actually know that lmao

    Accalia Murray MusicAccalia Murray Music3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me sitting on the toilet eating Doritos while watching this, also me ” are Doritos a ripoff?”

    MysticMist69MysticMist693 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ELMA CHIPS!!! hehe

    JoaquimOPNovoJoaquimOPNovo4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I never want food theory to end!! I love this channel

    Arabella YarbroughArabella Yarbrough4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's great that I buy air and get some extra chips for free that's just awesome

    Andi euAndi eu4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pringles left the conversation.

    Elar ApostolElar Apostol4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What about 164?

    Jack FureyJack Furey5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They ship air so you can survive under water

    Jack FureyJack Furey5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do whisp chips the just barely full and barely broken

    Babyoda OofBabyoda Oof5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • More of a game theory but in GTA relative to our characters size, building size, and mountain size. How fast are we moving or how big is Los Santos because there’s no way going from the bottom of the map to the top is only about 7 miles. What’s going on here?🤔

    Famously InfamousFamously Infamous5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • why not just look at the gramm?

    MJ BerlinAWPMJ BerlinAWP6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think the fourth channel should be Book theory....

    Bon Bon HornBon Bon Horn6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great video Matpat!

    Mac WadeMac Wade6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fun fact:the air in the chip bags is made to presurve the chips taste and crunch(Like when you leave it out it becomes soft and bland) Edit : I writ this comment before mat said ot sorry😢

    Malwina KorgaMalwina Korga7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • is no one gonna talk about the fact that at the intro matpat had 2 left hands...

    Psalm Nathaniel S. BartolomePsalm Nathaniel S. Bartolome7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like Matt's humour 😀

    Eimantas SamaviciusEimantas Samavicius7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is late, but he has 2 left hands during the intro

    SuperMarioChaseSuperMarioChase7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ole and Lays in Trinidad are a scam

    Daniel RamloganDaniel Ramlogan9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I really want Doritos now.

    Pro DrewPro Drew9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • why do ships in a bag an not some kind of box.

    Jonas HillenJonas Hillen9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • You have it entirely wrong. Ship are built in dock yards and they don't come in a bag nor box, rather the dock yard is flooded which lets the ship float out of the yard.

      Big ChungusBig Chungus5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’ve been watching you for 3 years

    London JomantLondon Jomant9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The whole green m&m's had me laughing hardcore

    D33p Strand3rD33p Strand3r10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’d take 266 fully broken Doritos in my bags

    Frank BankFrank Bank10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is it just me or are those doritos looking kinda *T H I C C*

    Slish SlashSlish Slash10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I want to see your funding 🤔😕

    D'antoinette MD'antoinette M10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Honestly I'd rather have more chips with more breakage than less chips with less breakage

    Zackary StrangeZackary Strange10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what about party sized bags, they seem to have the same amount of chips and more air

    Mason PredmoreMason Predmore10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m more upset that the bags weigh 21g less than the package states! That’s 11.7 missing chips!

    Miranda Hoffman-GilesMiranda Hoffman-Giles11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 9:47 I love Ben Shapiro!!

    Michael TisonMichael Tison11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • God bless everyone Jesus loves u

    Jose AntonioJose Antonio11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Comment about the chocolate rabbits: I actually prefer the hollow ones. The solid ones are too difficult to bite through.

    darklord12345679darklord1234567911 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shout-out to Pringles for not selling air and hurting my hand

    FriendFriend11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat just ate 100 and 60% of bags worth of Doritos I hope that sounded right

    Merv Joseph BierriaMerv Joseph Bierria11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That's a good thing when easter bunnies are hollow

    Alex OkurkaAlex Okurka12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Him: 78% of air you're breathing right now is nitrogen Me: *in a space suit with 100% oxygen*

    VanisherVanisher12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Fun fact: 100% oxygen is actually pretty bad for you unless you're in an emergency situation like hospitalised or it's for a short time. It's technically both slightly corrosive and poisonous.

      InfinityTowerInfinityTower11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Your voice helps me get to sleep 😳☺️

    MiyahMiyah12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My dad used to work at frito-lay. He said that the reason that chip bags have so much air is supposedly to keep the chips fresh.

    Jerry VidsJerry Vids12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I ate a chocolate Bunny that is solid

    Merrill KingMerrill King12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shout out to pringel for never selling us air

    Gamer girlGamer girl13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 3:14 Cries in argon

    MenacingPylonMenacingPylon13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I didn’t know Matpat had two left hands

    Pan D & Fox EPan D & Fox E13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 0:29 never knew Matt had two left arms haha

    Toss Me an ArnieToss Me an Arnie13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fun fact, two people died in a FritoLay warehouse

    Stephani SamaniegoStephani Samaniego13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • But putting more air jus makes it deceptive since you think the whole bag is full just see the party sized Dorito bag is very big but the the chips inside are the same as a full normal bag :(

    Ivan FelipeIvan Felipe13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • at the very start: why does he have 2 left hands?

    KRIZCOPKRIZCOP13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great video as always Matt... But why is it, when I get a chips bag from a local business that there is way more chips in the bag than in Doritos? What is the explanation behind that? If this theory is true, how can other companies put more chips in their bags?

    SwingpowerSwingpower14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I mean...i found a completely full bag of ruffles, chips went all the way to the top, and this was one of the big bags, and ive only found 1 bag of doritos that full

    Jasty Poke'gamerJasty Poke'gamer14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Would, as a factor, you say the amount of cheese on a chip matters to why they break?

    Kevin GuevaraKevin Guevara14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They are a ripoff I ate an entire bag in only two episodes of avatar ugg how cheeeeepp

    Sajan MassnerSajan Massner14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • For a sec I though matpat said "facts don't care about you feeling" 😂💔

    SapphiVreSapphiVre14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Doritos has air in it so when you open the bag, the Doritos don’t splatter all over the place. They did it too rough though. For Pringles, its a can, not a bag.

    ROBLOXROBLOX14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • AS i east dorritos on my gaming chair lol..

    Jude The Dude GamingJude The Dude Gaming15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dont even tell me about the large doritos. The small bag of doritos are 93% air and 7% chip

    Soda TeaSoda Tea15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 😎

    Patrick WelchPatrick Welch15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • @the food theorists, but what about cardboard tubes like Pringles? Does that make it a better value to buy Pringles instead?

    Tom CrowellTom Crowell15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Depends how cheap Pringles are in your area if it's 3 dollars or under I would say yes

      NathanNathan13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • so if im getting this right. we get 33 un broken chips with the more chips bag and more broken chips, and we get 33 unbroken chips in the average bag. w h a t?

    AshNotSeenAshNotSeen15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why do Americans call crisps "chips"? It's weird

    kylesmlg4940 yeetkylesmlg4940 yeet16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why is nacho cheese RED in the US but ORANGE in europe? Paprika flavor is PURPLE in belgium but RED in germany

    SatomiiSatomii16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • they are sold by weight , btw not volume

    AlexxAlexx16 วันที่ผ่านมา
Food Theory: Are Doritos a RIP OFF?