Food Theory: What Makes a Sandwich a Sandwich?

  • Опубліковано 30 лип 2020
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    What is a sandwich? Most probably think that is an easy answer. You've eaten MANY sandwiches in your life, right? Well Food Theorists, you may have partaken of tons of food you never knew were a sandwich. Today we are taking the "rules" of what makes a sandwich and seeing what other foods qualify. That hotdog? Your favorite pizza? All sandwiches! Watch to find out why!
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    Writers: Matthew Patrick, Luke Barats, and Justin Kuiper
    Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman
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  • DARK_R3P3R
    DARK_R3P3R 26 секунд тому

    I hit the subscribe an odd amount and now I am unsubscribed what should I do

  • cwazy_Eoin
    cwazy_Eoin 5 хвилин тому

    How dare you bully us huffelpuffs

  • Kenny Boi
    Kenny Boi 12 хвилин тому

    Why is nobody talking about subs

  • The L
    The L 16 хвилин тому

    Is a potatoe a captal city

  • Mika Hood
    Mika Hood 16 хвилин тому

    my favourite kinda sandwich to make is a baguette (not fully cut in two) with ham and cheese and no butter... does this make it not a sandwich?

  • Asante Jones
    Asante Jones 28 хвилин тому +1

    You know those sandwiches were the bread is open but still connected that is a sandwich so hotdogs are sandwiches boom

  • Lime Life
    Lime Life 33 хвилини тому +1

    Isn't a chicken wing a chicken sandwich
    Bread crumbs
    Bread crumbs

  • The Great Axolotl
    The Great Axolotl 34 хвилини тому

    Subway = Sanga
    Pizza = Definitely not a sanga
    Burger = Sanga
    Bagel = Sanga
    Taco = no
    Burrito = no
    wrap = no

  • Narrow Ben
    Narrow Ben 34 хвилини тому


  • Mark Hollas
    Mark Hollas 57 хвилин тому

    Ah, just go and ask Josh and Nicole.

  • chair
    chair Годину тому

    Ok pizzas a pie that's why it's called pizza pie

  • Linkz18
    Linkz18 Годину тому

    At 4:30, he's ranting on about classifications just like jaiden did trying classify a fork as a sword.

  • The Gamer
    The Gamer Годину тому +1

    the add MATDONALDS

  • aromoo broom
    aromoo broom Годину тому

    what is the most American meal.

  • FlynnTheRedhead
    FlynnTheRedhead Годину тому

    It’s not two slices of bread. It’s one bun. It’s not open faced. It’s not a sandwich

  • Doctor Kusachki
    Doctor Kusachki Годину тому

    So... Shawarma is sandwich too?

  • Lakmunchlax Josiah
    Lakmunchlax Josiah Годину тому

    Some cheese contain rennet made from the belly of different types of animals so by those standards depending on the cheese you by it is still considered a sandwich with what the usda states is a sandwhich. Some aren’t tho

  • SCOUTMAIN • 7 years ago
    SCOUTMAIN • 7 years ago Годину тому

    IMAGINE if there really was a food version of hogwarts

  • No one likes you Charles Dugan
    No one likes you Charles Dugan Годину тому +1

    A sandwich is two slices or LOAFED bread with any meat veggie of ect in between it a biscuit sandwich is a sandwich but instead of loafed bread it has a biscuit a hamburger is a patty made of ground beef in between two hamburger buns with any toppings on it the patty has to be ground beef or it’s a different type of hamburger like if it is made of vegetables it’s a veggie burger but if it’s any different type of beef other than cow it’s not a hamburger but a sandwich where the bread is replaced with A hamburger bun so any type of sandwich with anything other than loafed bread is something different and something like a hotdog burrito or pizza is its own thing because none of them are loafed bread not tortilla or dough

  • Them Big Stonks
    Them Big Stonks Годину тому +1

    How have I just found this channel...

  • Tim
    Tim 2 години тому

    so is a big mac 2 sandwiches or is it not a sandwich?

  • DoubleU
    DoubleU 2 години тому

    lesson learned, anything that is bread and meat in any combo is a sandwitch.

  • McDz OSRS
    McDz OSRS 2 години тому

    You said Worcester county MA as I passed the Worcester county sign lol

  • sunsparkda
    sunsparkda 2 години тому

    Sandwich is a descriptive term without prescriptive rules. If most people don't call something a sandwich, it doesn't matter how much analysis you go through or what arbitrary rules you create, it IS NOT a sandwich unless you can convince a sizable number of people to start calling it one.

  • Violet Purcell
    Violet Purcell 2 години тому



  • Reed Hafer
    Reed Hafer 2 години тому

    you did not have to do this vid matpat its easy a sandwich is a wich thats made out of sand ah doy

  • mateusz martyni
    mateusz martyni 2 години тому

    Ok who had the “no ogers” bit from shrek when he kept saying “not a sandwich”

  • Noah Mitchell
    Noah Mitchell 2 години тому

    As a Brit, it kills me to hear you say 'Wor-chest-er'

  • Bagman Mike
    Bagman Mike 2 години тому


  • Alice Liddell
    Alice Liddell 2 години тому

    MatPat, aren't eggs considered poultry?

  • Sam
    Sam 2 години тому


  • Danomatron
    Danomatron 2 години тому

    Hold on if pizza is a sandwich, what about a calzone?

  • Thomas McGinley
    Thomas McGinley 2 години тому

    If catchup isn’t a filling for a hotdog then what is am I meant to put the filling at the top or at the bottom dose a hotdog really need a weenier I don’t need sleep I need awnsers

  • sahid Romero
    sahid Romero 2 години тому

    So can we all agree that regardless of the name cheesecake is a pie right?🤔(I'm serious).

  • Jackson Langshaw
    Jackson Langshaw 2 години тому

    7:13 the Blue colour in the Theorist lineup could be Conspiracy Theory, analysing conspiracy theories, with evidence, and coming to logical conclusions.

  • Hazem Sherif
    Hazem Sherif 2 години тому

    So... does that mean that we are sandwiches too??

  • Dan paul Bindea
    Dan paul Bindea 3 години тому

    If game theory film theory food they
    Then 4 can be conspiracy theory,right?

  • Native_Beats _2016
    Native_Beats _2016 3 години тому

    This channel is so cursed

  • thahomie Gonzo
    thahomie Gonzo 3 години тому

    The way you tackled the sandwich diagram really makes me wish that you would do some kind of episode explaining pascals wager as you’ve come to understand it. I really feel like you would have a unique perspective on how to explain the hypothesis he was drawing, Plus I would really like to hear what part of that chart you stand on if you don’t mind sharing your belief structure with your fans.

  • When she open up that window
    When she open up that window 3 години тому

    13:08 I know that mall! It’s super popular in my area (South Florida) Used to go there every week.

  • Connor Hoppenbrouwers
    Connor Hoppenbrouwers 3 години тому


  • veneno boi
    veneno boi 3 години тому +1

    I love sandvich

  • Jeff Hensen
    Jeff Hensen 3 години тому +1

    Hey matpats please I have a good idea on a video collab hear me out basically in the comments if you didn't see there was this comment where they said that there jokes about putting enough cheese to block a bullet and I want you to do a collab with this channel called TKOR(the king of random) and if you haven't heard do a lot of random and scientific things I want you guys to partner up with them part 1 you theorize about the pizza bullet thing but then part 2 would be on TKOR'S channel where they actually try it out also fwi I sent a comment to them basically saying the same thing and also said for them to try a slice of pizza where the bullet reflected i don't mind if you didn't try tasting a slice of pizza where a bullet got reflected i would like you both try some but I don't mind if you dont

    • Jeff Hensen
      Jeff Hensen 3 години тому

      And also like if you guys of the theorist army and the TKOR empire like this idea

  • Blue
    Blue 3 години тому

    I literally ordered a hotdog because of this episode. Y'know what... I'm not mad.

  • WolferDogzz
    WolferDogzz 3 години тому

    Pizza is not a sandwich.

    It's bread :)

  • Vaaleste
    Vaaleste 3 години тому

    TIL Pizza is a sandwich.

  • captain banana peel
    captain banana peel 3 години тому

    Why does everyone hate hufflepuffs! Were nice!!!

  • Hi_Its_Matt
    Hi_Its_Matt 3 години тому

    my friend is arguing that fried chicken is, in fact, a sandwich, because it is breaded, therefore, it is a meat encased in bread, and meets his own twisted definition

  • Ondřej Valášek
    Ondřej Valášek 3 години тому

    "Hot Dog, you are NOT a sandwich."
    Hot dog: YES!
    His sandwich ex: *covers eyes with hands*

  • John mark Ogayon
    John mark Ogayon 3 години тому

    Is hotdog a sandwich?
    Me:eating hotdogs with rice

  • an idiot
    an idiot 4 години тому

    Wait, you cant put ketchup on a hotdog?

    Guess they're after me.

  • Leigh Stevens
    Leigh Stevens 4 години тому +1

    How did he get to 1M so fast ?

  • Taylor Faith
    Taylor Faith 4 години тому

    wait doesn't a sub only have one piece of bread?? are subs not sandwiches then??

  • speed netz
    speed netz 4 години тому

    you whold do welcome to toy theory

  • Caleb Ambler
    Caleb Ambler 4 години тому

    The forth channel is the blue conspiracy theory where mat pat debunks and explains conspiracy theories.

  • Qusai Rafie
    Qusai Rafie 4 години тому

    So subway wasn't allowed in the mall because panera and their sandwich monopoly yet a hot dog isn't a sandwich that doesn't make any sense.
    But good video nonetheless

  • biggpoppa83
    biggpoppa83 4 години тому

    Conspiracy theory as the next channel 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • MrPizzaslice
    MrPizzaslice 4 години тому

    Imagine being so out of ideas that you start making theories about fucking food

  • Bill Casey
    Bill Casey 4 години тому

    What about Sub Sandwiches from Subway? They are a single piece of bread surrounding ingredients. What about the Meatball Sub Sandwich? That's a single piece of bread surrounding round meat. Are you telling me a Meatball sub is not a sandwich? Is a Meatball sub a hot dog?

  • marlie cohen
    marlie cohen 4 години тому

    i have an entire list in my phone categorizing different foods as calzones- the arguments that come up when i share the list are amazing and have lasted multiple days lmao

  • Aleishaisalive
    Aleishaisalive 4 години тому

    Mat: thinks it’s dumb to for the usda to define poultry and meat as different things
    Food Mat: continues to say “meat and poultry”

  • imonYT !
    imonYT ! 4 години тому

    We should all agree on this definition: some sort of edible material encased in a grain or vegetable product with AT LEAST ONE OPEN FACE

  • Aleishaisalive
    Aleishaisalive 4 години тому

    The work ethic Love it.

  • Juan Martinez
    Juan Martinez 4 години тому

    At 4:22 ithis blew my mind

  • Rens Beemer
    Rens Beemer 4 години тому +1

    *my dreams be like*

  • Richard Ortiz
    Richard Ortiz 4 години тому +1

    Can’t wait for the “is meatloaf a cake?” Video

  • Masahiro Sakuria
    Masahiro Sakuria 5 годин тому

    Is meatloaf a cake?

  • Mrjoe101
    Mrjoe101 5 годин тому


  • Makks
    Makks 5 годин тому

    A hot dog is a hot dog. A sandwich is a sandwich.

  • JortDoetGames
    JortDoetGames 5 годин тому

    TVuk 2060: is cheese peanut butter?

  • Super Guy
    Super Guy 5 годин тому

    Pizza could be considered a pie.
    Hot Dogs could be considered subs

  • Michael Ryan
    Michael Ryan 5 годин тому

    This is torture because I got got my wisdom teeth pull and can’t eat any of this

  • The Blitz Ninja
    The Blitz Ninja 5 годин тому

    Blue conspiracy theory but hey that’s just a theory a conspiracy theory

  • Jack84
    Jack84 5 годин тому


  • S3OPED Toast
    S3OPED Toast 5 годин тому

    8 vids with 1.8 mil subs also he has like 5 channels how much dose he get paid

  • Anne-Marie Fitzpatrick
    Anne-Marie Fitzpatrick 5 годин тому

    wait dose that mean subway ISNT A SANDWICH!!! THERE A HOTDOG

  • Howarf Mix
    Howarf Mix 5 годин тому

    It was food theory... The yellow part... Eeeeeeeee.

  • Grace Slagle
    Grace Slagle 5 годин тому

    Feel free to criticize, but everything is a pizza until it's not. Let me explain:
    Pizza= A single piece of supporting food (usually bread) with another or several other foods, whether solid, semisolid, or liquid spread over the top. The supporting food must be completely flat, but may be raised around the edge to contain the toppings.
    Salad= Pizza, but without the supporting food. This includes soup.
    Sandwich= Pizza, but with another piece of the same support food on top.
    Taco= Pizza, but the supporting food is folded down the middle in a V or U, or even a < or C shape in order to contain the toppings. Haha, um, hot dog.
    Burrito= Pizza, but the toppings are encased inside of the support food, often in a cylindrical shape.
    Uhhm... Gimme any food, and I tell you what category I think it belongs in and why. Really challenge me.
    Oranges are burritos. The peel is the support, and the yummy parts are the toppings encased inside.

  • happy event
    happy event 5 годин тому

    lolz tell that to belgium... what we call sandwich

  • cereal without milk
    cereal without milk 5 годин тому


  • Ishvallan .Newgate
    Ishvallan .Newgate 5 годин тому

    You heard it here folks, Subway and other sub/hoagie/grinder/etc shops do not sell sandwiches because they are not 2 separate pieces of bread- they are 1 loaf of bread cut open in half like a hot dog bun, they are most commonly not buttered (i can't think of many places I go to get sandwiches which ARE buttered other than a grilled cheese), and if the food item lacks meat, cheese, or a 'savory mixture (like a vegan menu item), and 'spread' becomes its own problematic definition.
    If you hunt definitions made to exclude, you will eventually find one to exclude, and cherry picking data from minority cases does not constitute good science or good judgement.

  • Everything Garrett
    Everything Garrett 5 годин тому +1

    If hot dogs aren't sandwiches, neither are jimmy johns so-called sandwiches. They consist of 1 piece of bread as well?

  • RyuuTenno
    RyuuTenno 5 годин тому

    So, why not check up on what a sandwich is, by looking at the origins of the sandwich? Like, wasn't there an Earl of Sandwich? I mean, start there, and then you could find out. Or, at the very least, see if the argument for the hot dog being a sandwich is more logical.
    That said, at least there was a ruling on it, cause I was waiting for the dictionary responses for a while; besides, why not pick out a handful of dictionaries over the years to ensure that you've got a proper definition to the word sandwich?

  • Eddy Gordillo
    Eddy Gordillo 5 годин тому

    Am I the only one that reacted sad when he threw the sandwiches in the trash and realized it’s a fictional sandwich and I’m just a fatty 😂🤣

  • Corbin Forste
    Corbin Forste 5 годин тому

    Cube rule of food

  • bob bob
    bob bob 5 годин тому +1

    I think the "usually buttered" part of the dictionary definition makes it pretty clear it's outdated. As does the "thin layer", plenty of sandwiches are thick. I'd say a sandwich is any edible ingredients (other than more bread) between leavened bread, with at least one side open. This would exclude tacos (the bread isn't leavened), steamed buns and filled donuts (they don't have open sides), pizzas (there's no "between"), and open-faced "sandwiches" (which I'd classify as toasts, since an untoasted open faced "sandwich" is an abomination not worthy of classification). This means hotdogs, bagel sandwiches, and burgers are all sandwiches. The only issue is that it means that a two-layered cake is classified as a sandwich, but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

  • Nicklas Engler
    Nicklas Engler 5 годин тому +1

    But like, hit dogs, wraps and all that stop is one piece of bread... wraps are wrapped around the meat, and hot dogs are opened up to make space... it's not 2 pieces if they still sits together

  • Maxwell Hughes
    Maxwell Hughes 5 годин тому

    pls do book theory

  • Happy Reaper
    Happy Reaper 6 годин тому


  • Layla Sterling
    Layla Sterling 6 годин тому

    Can you make a video involving Gordon Ramsey? Idk what theories there are but I’m sure there’s something

  • Gaming at 420P
    Gaming at 420P 6 годин тому

    is cereal a soup?

  • Jotaro Kujo
    Jotaro Kujo 6 годин тому

    I'd argue a hotdog isnt a sandwich because the wiener itself could be called a hotdog so the bun is an accessory therefore it is not a sanwich.

  • - BlueSandshrew1 -
    - BlueSandshrew1 - 6 годин тому

    by that definition a sub isn't a sandwich.

  • matt brogan
    matt brogan 6 годин тому

    So an Italian sub isn’t a sandwich?

    CADGS FFYG 6 годин тому

    Afcourse the national sandwich council would be in America

  • JakeMortiki
    JakeMortiki 6 годин тому


  • A.J. Solomon
    A.J. Solomon 6 годин тому +1

    So what about a meatball sub, it is on a sub roll which isn’t cut all the way through, it’s not buttered, it’s meat is spherical, and the meat isn’t spread across the bread. So is it a sandwich?

  • James Bernald
    James Bernald 6 годин тому

    Ketchup belongs on a hot dog

  • catman cat
    catman cat 6 годин тому

    no matter what any body says a hot dog, taco, burrito, and hot pockets are sandwiches

  • john flaming cheetos
    john flaming cheetos 6 годин тому

    Glizzy intro