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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Luke Barats
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  • The Food Theorists
    The Food Theorists

    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!

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      YeS 1.1


    • Ever Exlex
      Ever Exlex

      GrubHub lore is gonna end with The giant delivery box of doom exploding

    • Ever Exlex
      Ever Exlex

      @keth 1871 SpongeBob was taken by the hooks

  • Psalm Nathaniel S. Bartolome
    Psalm Nathaniel S. Bartolome

    is no one gonna talk about the fact that at the intro matpat had 2 left hands...

  • Eimantas Samavicius
    Eimantas Samavicius

    I like Matt's humour 😀

  • SuperMarioChase

    This is late, but he has 2 left hands during the intro

  • Daniel Ramlogan
    Daniel Ramlogan

    Ole and Lays in Trinidad are a scam

  • Pro Drew
    Pro Drew

    I really want Doritos now.

  • Jonas Hillen
    Jonas Hillen

    why do ships in a bag an not some kind of box.

  • London Jomant
    London Jomant

    I’ve been watching you for 3 years

  • D33p Strand3r
    D33p Strand3r

    The whole green m&m's had me laughing hardcore

  • Frank Bank
    Frank Bank

    I’d take 266 fully broken Doritos in my bags

  • Slish Slash
    Slish Slash

    Is it just me or are those doritos looking kinda *T H I C C*

  • D'antoinette M
    D'antoinette M

    I want to see your funding 🤔😕

  • Zackary Strange
    Zackary Strange

    Honestly I'd rather have more chips with more breakage than less chips with less breakage

  • Mason Predmore
    Mason Predmore

    what about party sized bags, they seem to have the same amount of chips and more air

  • Miranda Hoffman-Giles
    Miranda Hoffman-Giles

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

  • Michael Tison
    Michael Tison

    9:47 I love Ben Shapiro!!

  • Jose Antonio
    Jose Antonio

    God bless everyone Jesus loves u

  • darklord12345679

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

  • Friend

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

  • Merv Joseph Bierria
    Merv Joseph Bierria

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

  • Alex Okurka
    Alex Okurka

    That's a good thing when easter bunnies are hollow

  • Vanisher

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

    • InfinityTower

      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.

  • Miyah

    Your voice helps me get to sleep 😳☺️

  • Jerry Vids
    Jerry Vids

    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.

  • Merrill King
    Merrill King

    I ate a chocolate Bunny that is solid

  • Gamer girl
    Gamer girl

    Shout out to pringel for never selling us air

  • MenacingPylon

    3:14 Cries in argon

  • Pan D & Fox E
    Pan D & Fox E

    I didn’t know Matpat had two left hands

  • Toss Me an Arnie
    Toss Me an Arnie

    0:29 never knew Matt had two left arms haha

  • Stephani Samaniego
    Stephani Samaniego

    Fun fact, two people died in a FritoLay warehouse

  • Ivan Felipe
    Ivan Felipe

    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 :(


    at the very start: why does he have 2 left hands?

  • Swingpower

    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?

  • Jasty Poke'gamer
    Jasty Poke'gamer

    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

  • Kevin Guevara
    Kevin Guevara

    Would, as a factor, you say the amount of cheese on a chip matters to why they break?

  • Sajan Massner
    Sajan Massner

    They are a ripoff I ate an entire bag in only two episodes of avatar ugg how cheeeeepp

  • SapphiVre

    For a sec I though matpat said "facts don't care about you feeling" 😂💔


    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.

  • Jude The Dude Gaming
    Jude The Dude Gaming

    AS i east dorritos on my gaming chair lol..

  • Soda Tea
    Soda Tea

    Dont even tell me about the large doritos. The small bag of doritos are 93% air and 7% chip

  • Patrick Welch
    Patrick Welch


  • Tom Crowell
    Tom Crowell

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

    • Nathan

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

  • AshNotSeen

    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?

  • kylesmlg4940 yeet
    kylesmlg4940 yeet

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

  • Satomii

    Why is nacho cheese RED in the US but ORANGE in europe? Paprika flavor is PURPLE in belgium but RED in germany

  • Alexx

    they are sold by weight , btw not volume

  • gogy the octopus
    gogy the octopus

    When u take a litlle bag of lays: 20 chips 1 unbroken 2 to bigger 17 broken

  • Butter Anderson
    Butter Anderson

    I'm literally eating Doritos as we speak😂😂😂

  • Bryan Ochoa
    Bryan Ochoa

    0:26 HA!

  • WolfPlay013

    hmm yes. tasty air

  • Fred McElwaine
    Fred McElwaine

    This is makeing me hungery

  • Matt Taylor
    Matt Taylor

    is 9:49 a hint at the new channel... SCIENCE THEORY!?

  • Long Huynh
    Long Huynh

    This is like watching a lab report in a video format

  • Bag of Doritos
    Bag of Doritos

    Dude What the Air

  • Vince A.
    Vince A.

    the 133 fully intact doritos factor assumes none of the chips break during production in the factory. i bet a good portion of the broken doritos happen then.

  • R

    Doritos should give us bigger bags then at the same price!

  • Wapak

    9:48 Is that a tease for a 4th channel: Science Theory? :o No one talk about this :v

  • TransAm2k4

    Yes go for the fitness theory... need to burn some of the calories from trying your theories at home!

  • Phillip Vector
    Phillip Vector

    9:48 Wait.. Did Matt drop what the 4th channel is going to be?

  • Lucas Felix
    Lucas Felix

    Lets pay respect to pringles because he dont sells air and sell pure chips

  • Franz Zabala
    Franz Zabala

    The perfect Doritos bag doesn't ex~ 5:25

  • Geoffrey Devereaux
    Geoffrey Devereaux

    I adore this episode. What I really like is that regardless of the outcome you still post the video. Adds more validity to the channel 👍

  • hot cheetos
    hot cheetos

    but... i dont like doritos

  • chriskit

    Secret disclaimer at the end credits: " This video is sponsored by Flay's Chips-- " just a prank but that'd be some dystopian type stuff.

  • Conrad Chester
    Conrad Chester

    Why Doritos dropping their chips 8ft from the ground. Just don't

  • CopleyTheFett

    Test the 3D Doritos. The bags I've opened have been mostly air, but the chips aren't really broken much at all.

  • Ravek

    Also important to note, Food is generally sold by Weight not Volume

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  • Miguel Florencio
    Miguel Florencio

    No one is talking about 9:50??

  • Senator Joseph McCarthy Was A Communist
    Senator Joseph McCarthy Was A Communist

    Doritos are owned by Frito Lay, whose workers are on strike at the moment for better wages. There's another reason not to buy Doritos (at least until the workers win their fair wages).

  • Senator Joseph McCarthy Was A Communist
    Senator Joseph McCarthy Was A Communist

    Get the Aldi brand for $1.35 instead.

  • Brian the Saitama
    Brian the Saitama

    Me open lays: why there only 10 chip?

  • SimDoughnut

    1:11 Okay I gotta ask, are you still using the dorm room fridge you had in college? I only ask because I've never ever had a problem fitting a pizza box into my refrigerator before. I literally don't know anyone who has ever had that problem.

  • Liam Keil
    Liam Keil

    did anyone catch the ben shapiro reference lol “science doesn’t care about your feelings”

  • Ayden Nash
    Ayden Nash

    laughs in big fridge

  • Venosite

    I opened a Doritos bag the was all the way FULL

  • Coleton Stephenson
    Coleton Stephenson

    I thought it was for crispyness

  • Ivory Barksdale
    Ivory Barksdale

    My estimation of all those Doritos you ate by yourself by reducing with up to by 2- 2.5 times or more by So called large bags with the 16% chips by you could save some paper 📈📉📊🧾📝📄📰🔖📜📃📑🗞🗺Or do more by Reducing You know that saying From Dell Do more for less. Any “But hey that’s just a theory A Food Theory Bon appétit.”

  • JL Lamons
    JL Lamons

    Yea but some other chip brands know exactly what they doing

  • Darth Marr
    Darth Marr

    Wait a minute how many left arms does Mat have in the intro?

  • Pretty Guardian
    Pretty Guardian

    Is the nitrogen gas the reason potato chips smell like farts when you first open the bag?

  • Gabriel Angelos
    Gabriel Angelos

    Pringles have the most fair ammount of chips in their containers

  • Cady Elsharkawy
    Cady Elsharkawy

    Chips are just.. Flavored air

  • Caleb Choo
    Caleb Choo

    Contact Doritos and get lifetime free chips!? 😆🤣

  • Txc_ 116
    Txc_ 116

    Wait isn’t air from the Doritos bag better than regular air meaning we are being scammed ?

  • Joshua Hall
    Joshua Hall

    As a former warehouse worker I can tell you the breakage is all in house during loading

  • ioj21585

    Is Science Theory (9:47) the fourth channel?

  • a very chronic tonic
    a very chronic tonic

    i hope those workers get to bring a perfect bag of Doritos fresh off the line, back home every once in awhile.

  • Dima El-Boghdady
    Dima El-Boghdady

    This what happens when we go to a store: Mom: by the big bag a share it with brother Me and my brother: mom half of it is empty Mom : WHAT!!! Us: were getting scammed ME LOL🤣🤣

  • BerBerBos

    what about sour patch kids

  • Beercan77

    I like how he calls them 'Nacho Cheesier' even though it CLEARLY says NACHO CHEESE on the bag. I remember 'Nacho Cheesier' on the bags in the 2000's.

  • Theo Taylor
    Theo Taylor

    Plot twist: Doritos bribed the crew with bags filled with more chips so they’d fudge the numbers


    Ruffles always be loaded

  • Fluffy Ingot
    Fluffy Ingot

    Wait... the outro... when MatPat said bon appetite... there was no crunch... Why?

  • yuki shi
    yuki shi

    One time, I got a perfect Doritos bag, no broken Doritos.

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  • I SuperYolo2006 I
    I SuperYolo2006 I

    Ok guys, this is it, the last part of the theory circle is science theory

  • TheAdvertisement

    Admit it, we've all squeezed a Doritos bag to try and make it pop.

  • C.W. Rudy
    C.W. Rudy

    In the cold open, Matt reaches for the bag of Doritos using one of his *TWO* left hands.

  • kyle aron gorospe
    kyle aron gorospe

    My solution to this build a machine designed to break chip's then put them in a bag

  • TimmyTube_9

    they still are rip off's