Food Theory: Froot Loops and Apple Jacks Are SECRETLY The Same!

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Breakfast cereal is a staple of many childhoods. Trying to get your parents to buy you the cool cereal with the fun and colorful box? Been there, done that! Now that Food Theory exists, I can go back and try to answer some of the questions that have haunted me since childhood. Questions like, what the heck do Apple Jacks actually taste like? They never say they taste just like apples despite it being in the name! So what flavor are they and WHY do they taste awfully close to their competition - Froot Loops? Get your cereal bowls ready, Theorists!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Luke Barats
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi and Koen Verhagen
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  1. Dylan Nelson
    Dylan Nelson
    51 mínútu síðan

    Okay, before I even watch this video... I think we can all agree Apple Jacks is the superior cereal.

  2. Danteneous 01
    Danteneous 01
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Look im no hater in fact i love this channel and the fnaf theorys but idc if they are same they have diffrent flavors and thats why they are a diffrent cereal + i was 2 eating Apple Jacks and i will still buy them because they are delicious as well APPLE JACKS

    1. Danteneous 01
      Danteneous 01
      4 klukkustundum síðan


  3. UltraFireball7 -_-
    UltraFireball7 -_-
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    I love this new channel so much

  4. mateo kalinowski
    mateo kalinowski
    7 klukkustundum síðan


  5. KTLC1
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I live near the bigfest kellogs factpry in the world, yet i still have to buy some kellog's cereals from an american import shop

  6. HunzHurte
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Heavily graffitied alleyway

  7. Marx The jester
    Marx The jester
    8 klukkustundum síðan


  8. good boi
    good boi
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Maybe it's because our brain circles in on a certain flavor depending on what the color is.

  9. Danny Gutierrez
    Danny Gutierrez
    21 klukkustund síðan

    look I'm 8 years oldand even at a young age I didn't think that Fruit Loops have different flavors I could taste the same flavor and all of them

  10. Sunil Kalra
    Sunil Kalra
    23 klukkustundum síðan

    The flavours are all in your mind!

  11. ethandoesit
    Degi Síðan síðan

    8:40 Yeah this is when Steph and MatPat just go off and I love it!

  12. Kenzie thePiñata
    Kenzie thePiñata
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Thank you for validating my 5-year-old self, who was determined that Froot Loops and Apple Jacks were the same and they just took out most of the colors

  13. Marlene Horvath
    Marlene Horvath
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I haven’t seen the whole video yet but I think all of them all have the same flavors in them but for example when theres a red one there’s more cherry flavor then the other flavors.

  14. The Moofins!
    The Moofins!
    Degi Síðan síðan

    the only cereal ive ever had are nutrigrain, weetbix and i had cheerios like, that one time

  15. ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ Bear!
    ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ Bear!
    Degi Síðan síðan

    The color make your brain tast

  16. Minecraft State world
    Minecraft State world
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Fourth channel idea theory

  17. Smileyface 228
    Smileyface 228
    Degi Síðan síðan

    At 11:54 there is a cut. HE FAKED IT

  18. DonDon Joseph
    DonDon Joseph
    Degi Síðan síðan

    14:18 “I’m dummy thicc” And colorblind people: reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 16:19 is it all red?

  19. P.W. Plays
    P.W. Plays
    Degi Síðan síðan

    MatPat: I think that I taste different flavors in these frootloops! *gets none correct* Me: EPIC FAIL!

  20. Hilary Zhagui
    Hilary Zhagui
    Degi Síðan síðan

    So like skittles they all taste the same just the idea put into our head

  21. Shaul Jonah
    Shaul Jonah
    2 dögum síðan

    Look up what BHT means and that will shock you more.

  22. Gxmxdrxps
    2 dögum síðan

    But applejacks slap though

  23. Sandy Fair
    Sandy Fair
    2 dögum síðan

    Here's my theory When our eyes see one color, we associate it with certain flavors. So if all of the loops have all of the flavors, the one we associate the color with will stick out. But if we don't see the color, we won't be able to associate a flavor, meaning that none of the flavors will stand out.

  24. Rafael XD XD XD XD
    Rafael XD XD XD XD
    2 dögum síðan

    The secret is they are all froot flavor but according to colour they have the most of the flavor of the representing colour

    1. Rafael XD XD XD XD
      Rafael XD XD XD XD
      2 dögum síðan

      And the Apple Jacks have the flavor of orange and green apple with apple bits and cinnamon

  25. ShadowX the vampire Official
    ShadowX the vampire Official
    2 dögum síðan

    I never tasted any flavor with Froot Loops. It just taste like sugary wood. Apple Jacks tastes like sweet wood with spices. Captain Crunch tastes much more frooty than Froot Loops. The problem is that Captain Crunch is so sweet that it hurts my teeth. Life & Golden Puffs are the only cereals I had that simultaneously maintain health & flavor.

  26. PengwengUnicorn
    2 dögum síðan

    I mean, when I was a kid, they tasted different, but in elementary school, one of my friends told me they were all the same, and ever since they have always tasted the same

  27. john luis
    john luis
    2 dögum síðan


  28. aleah arts
    aleah arts
    2 dögum síðan

    And it's similar to Skittles. All skittles are the same flavour but they use different coloured dyes and scents to trick our brains into thinking they're different flavours. Cause we kinda eat with our eyes and noses first, then with our mouths.

    1. aleah arts
      aleah arts
      2 dögum síðan

      I think it's the same situation with Starbursts

  29. aleah arts
    aleah arts
    2 dögum síðan

    I always knew that Froot Loops and Apple Jacks tasted the same.

  30. SuperSonicPals!!
    2 dögum síðan

    Modified food starch is on both boxes

  31. solé Neptune
    solé Neptune
    2 dögum síðan

    These beginning skits are hilarious 😂😂😂😂

  32. PrimroseÑight
    2 dögum síðan

    My aunt always said this, "So many times, we eat things with our eyes (prejudices)."

  33. TheGhost
    2 dögum síðan

    MatPat : Apple jacks are just Froot Loops Me: I know that already MatPat : I got a good one yeah you'll be blown away Me: Whaaattttt nowwww MatPat : Froot Loops taste the same Me: yeah you didn't know lol MatPat : Ok I really got one now Apple Jacks taste like Sugar Cardboard Cinnamon Citrus Punch Me: NANIIIIII?????

  34. Nathaniel Chen 1
    Nathaniel Chen 1
    2 dögum síðan

    I KNEW IT! They're cereal echo fighters. Also Toucan Sam for smash. And Steph's reactions are gold.

  35. Nightmare King
    Nightmare King
    2 dögum síðan

    In milk?

  36. Big Goo
    Big Goo
    2 dögum síðan

    This made me think of get out at the end

  37. InfernoDragon8
    2 dögum síðan

    Can someone summarize this 20 minutes? I feel like you could just say “Apple Jacks have Different flavoring” and be done with it. Is there a need for that extra minutes?

  38. TheGreatJackal
    2 dögum síðan

    I'm surprised it took this much effort to figure out something I realized when I was 6.

  39. Bowen Ramirez
    Bowen Ramirez
    2 dögum síðan

    I only buckle on overall strap my mom said you gotta do it how it was back in the day

  40. Jaden Jaquith
    Jaden Jaquith
    2 dögum síðan

    Am i the only one who already knew they tasted the same

  41. Fishy Claps
    Fishy Claps
    2 dögum síðan

    I honestly thought when I was younger, “why do Apple Jacks taste like Froot Loops?”

    1. lulu thedog
      lulu thedog
      21 klukkustund síðan

      "Wait they're the same?" _"Always have been."_

  42. Chaddles
    2 dögum síðan

    Personally I just like Froot Loops

  43. Blasner
    2 dögum síðan

    Are the edited in single loops just edited colored cheerios?

  44. Francesco Chiappetta
    Francesco Chiappetta
    2 dögum síðan

    # boycott Burger King

  45. Blaire Ruch
    Blaire Ruch
    2 dögum síðan

    I’m am sad I did not here a “here I come I am cinnamon”

  46. Ee Rrr
    Ee Rrr
    2 dögum síðan

    V. Vvvvvvvv

  47. Chief Dabeni
    Chief Dabeni
    2 dögum síðan

    Here I come I am cinnamon

  48. Steel Power
    Steel Power
    2 dögum síðan

    That intro got me

  49. Mazen Waleed
    Mazen Waleed
    2 dögum síðan

    I have tasted both aaple Jack's and frrot loops and I can safely say I HATE FROOT POOPS AND LIKE APPLE JACKS FROOT LOOPS TASTE LIKE LEMON AND APPLE JACKS TASTE good

  50. Maximus Heaton
    Maximus Heaton
    2 dögum síðan

    It’s probably just changed since you were a child

  51. Rainbowzzz Playzzz
    Rainbowzzz Playzzz
    3 dögum síðan

    Ok so what you were trying to say in this video is... we can eat cardboard?

  52. FenexFox576
    3 dögum síðan

    First 42 secs of this video Matt has a break down

  53. Pop-Phys
    3 dögum síðan

    matpat: my childhood brain could absolutely taste different flavors. me: either that there's a bit more of one flavor in a froot loop, or (and this can happen) you were so inclined to believe it that your brain made you taste it.

  54. Naoto-Icarus The Antagonists
    Naoto-Icarus The Antagonists
    3 dögum síðan

    You-You just gave me flashbacks of beating nerds up. How did you do it dude, you defeated your bullies and still do what you love?!

  55. Jacen 1
    Jacen 1
    3 dögum síðan

    Take a second listen to that Fruit Loops commercial; Sam didn't say Flavors, Plural. He said Flavor, Singular. The Truth was Out There the entire time....

  56. MeDOOZA
    3 dögum síðan


  57. EmJae Britton
    EmJae Britton
    3 dögum síðan

    So my New Years Resolution was to decrease my sugar intake. After watching this episode, I went out and bought both Apple Jacks and Froot Loops and I hate myself

  58. AbyssOf _Saints
    AbyssOf _Saints
    3 dögum síðan

    Froot Loops with marshmallows are amazing. But they are impossible to find in the UK

  59. jesse haaland
    jesse haaland
    3 dögum síðan

    Umm.i need that peeps throw pillow now!

  60. jesse haaland
    jesse haaland
    3 dögum síðan

    I just found this channel recently.i love it like silverfish love books in someone's uncle's basement.

  61. jesse haaland
    jesse haaland
    3 dögum síðan

    Sucrol 0s with carmel color bites are my two favorite!

  62. jesse haaland
    jesse haaland
    3 dögum síðan

    I love heavily graffitied areas!

  63. U R Phake And Gey
    U R Phake And Gey
    3 dögum síðan

    This is like in Smash Melee where some characters were clones of others.

  64. U R Phake And Gey
    U R Phake And Gey
    3 dögum síðan

    I can definitely taste cinnamon in Apple Jacks, but not Apple.

  65. Alexander Radaza
    Alexander Radaza
    3 dögum síðan

    Steph: you got 100% of those- Me watching them: wait wut Steph: all wrong

  66. Some1One
    3 dögum síðan

    I kinda always knew they were both the same, no one really talked about it so I just didn't talk about it. (I did talk about it for a month, but no one else really cared so. eh.)

  67. JDtheDyslexic
    3 dögum síðan

    We had AppleJacks commercials in Malaysia that played on Nickelodeon during the 90s, but they were never sold in supermarkets.

  68. Orange Creamsicle
    Orange Creamsicle
    3 dögum síðan

    no, no no no. YOU'RE WRONG Apple Jacks are bigger, denser, and have a different flavour.

  69. KanShiro Miles VT.
    KanShiro Miles VT.
    3 dögum síðan

    Froot flavored. I too love my kawaii lich cereal

  70. ARTificial
    3 dögum síðan

    two wods that may not be spelt right colour asosiation, if you can spell it please tell me also im Australian so i spelt colour correct

  71. Selimsari
    3 dögum síðan

    HERE I COME I AM CINNAMON wait am i cinnamon? no this cant be...

  72. Everything Matters
    Everything Matters
    3 dögum síðan

    Once you see the cinamon you cant unsee it

  73. Remington Chambers
    Remington Chambers
    3 dögum síðan

    We did an experiment in class one day to tell the difference between the froot loops

  74. Remington Chambers
    Remington Chambers
    3 dögum síðan

    Kid: You're overthinking it! Me: That's his job!

  75. Timothy Dunaway
    Timothy Dunaway
    3 dögum síðan

    I think that the color to flavor association is making your taste buds choose specific parts of the froot flavor this theory comes from my color blind cousin who struggled with red and green colors but managed to get other ones correct

  76. Bug The loser
    Bug The loser
    3 dögum síðan


  77. Cyclops823
    3 dögum síðan


  78. Rawsome Awesome
    Rawsome Awesome
    3 dögum síðan

    The reason I clicked on this vid is because IK he’s not lying. Everytime I ate Apple Jacks I always thought they were similar to Froot Loops

  79. Butterfly Effect
    Butterfly Effect
    3 dögum síðan

    matpat disse sucrilhos !! imediatamente ganhou meu like :D 🇧🇷

  80. Brandy Washington
    Brandy Washington
    3 dögum síðan

    I like da intro :D

  81. lydia
    3 dögum síðan

    WAIT BERENSTAIN BEARS IS "AI" NOT "EI"???! my whole life is a lie....

  82. Sun Mok
    Sun Mok
    3 dögum síðan

    I thought of this too before

  83. Amethyst
    3 dögum síðan

    Apple Jacks is my favorite echo fighter

  84. Charlie Esser
    Charlie Esser
    3 dögum síðan

    Completely random, but you realize you sais the froot loop smelled like your Steph's perfume, which is how Bart described the smell of Rev. Lovejoy's dastardly daughter's hair. I find that very interesting when faced with someone you very much like you and Bart both see the smell of the object of your affection as smelling of froot loops. While this was a set up for the joke that Lisa "eats froot loops for breakfast" but it suggests something about froot loops speaks to people to mean love. Thoughts?

  85. Ham Lennane
    Ham Lennane
    3 dögum síðan

    Froot loops are better tho

  86. Melyssa A Ermi
    Melyssa A Ermi
    3 dögum síðan

    Apple Jacks DO NOT taste like Fruit Loops. Fruit Loops tastes like lemon, and Apple Jacks taste like cinnamon. What rock have your tastebuds been hiding under??

  87. Co Charles
    Co Charles
    3 dögum síðan

    Why didn't they call it froot jacks? And where did they get the adjective "jacks" from anyway? Did they add Jackfruit?

  88. Artic Fox Fan
    Artic Fox Fan
    3 dögum síðan

    I liked the heavily graffiti area. Thats where my buddy and I eat. [satire]

  89. Danielle Boone
    Danielle Boone
    3 dögum síðan

    Pov: you're a Hazbin hotel fan scolling through the comments, and at 6:52 you hear Alastor.

  90. Gamer hog
    Gamer hog
    4 dögum síðan

    "Because they're stupid kids". -Matpat 2020

  91. Lunar & Eclipse :D
    Lunar & Eclipse :D
    4 dögum síðan

    Am I the only one who can taste different colors? MATPAT PLEASE MAKE A THEORY ON THIS!!!

  92. NightmareGaze64
    4 dögum síðan

    Probably the reason we thought there was a difference in Froot Loop flavours is because of the colours. Colour can trick your brain into tasting something differently than it actually is!

  93. Ming Fan Zhang
    Ming Fan Zhang
    4 dögum síðan


  94. Dennis Murphy
    Dennis Murphy
    4 dögum síðan

    She is pretty I know you get this a lot.

  95. RJ's Cave
    RJ's Cave
    4 dögum síðan

    I go one better... I really feel theres a difference in store brands vs big name brands. I.E. froot loops each have individual flavors but store brands all colors are actually a "fruit punch' type of flavor, ultimately giving the same flavor result more or less. this and the fact that store brands use less sugar is why it's cheaper. imo.

  96. wenyan chu
    wenyan chu
    4 dögum síðan

    Well yes but actually no

  97. pixelgamer xop
    pixelgamer xop
    4 dögum síðan

    I think the red speckles are what gives it the cinnamon-ish taste

  98. DRKProductions
    4 dögum síðan

    Apple Jacks are Froot Loops but better

  99. Mii4210
    4 dögum síðan

    Me: Stuck on how funny MatPat said “FROOT” at 7:52 😂😂😂

  100. mischief2
    4 dögum síðan