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Food Theory: What Disney Is HIDING About The Grey Stuff! (Beauty and the Beast)

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    Theorists, when was the last time you watched Disney's Beauty and the Beast? In the big musical number Be Our Guest, we are introduced to "the grey stuff" as being delicious. IT became a mystery to solve. What IS the grey stuff, exactly? Then Disney put a verison in their theme parks, yet, I think they may still be hiding some dark secret about this mysterious food. Something they do NOT want us to know!
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  • WeirdoViking
    WeirdoViking 6 months ago +13080

    To be honest, I've never given the question of which fictional food would I like to try much thought however since MatPat asked the question off the top of my head I'd like to try a Krabby Patty from Spongebob, anything from Ratatouille & the invisible food from Robin Williams version of Peter Pan.

  • Mystery’s Music
    Mystery’s Music 6 months ago +14812

    I imagine Matpat sitting at the dinner table, taking a bite of his food, savoring the flavor, chuckling, and then muttering “It’s theory time” under his breath.

    • ZUZU o.0
      ZUZU o.0 Month ago

      For the millionth time YES I SPELT THAT WORD WRONG!

    • eminemulate
      eminemulate Month ago

      @ZUZU o.0 meet*

    • ZUZU o.0
      ZUZU o.0 3 months ago +2

      @Violet YES, someone should make that as a parody. Just MatPat with the L theme in the background saying it’s theory time

    • The Noodle System
      The Noodle System 3 months ago

      @ZUZU o.0same

    • Redslayer one Shorts
      Redslayer one Shorts 3 months ago

      @DankMemer420 ok

  • Space Engineering Empire
    Space Engineering Empire 6 months ago +1409

    Matpat one of the few people who can use
    “Going to Disney world for lore” as a business expense

    • Who Cares
      Who Cares 26 days ago

      ​@k c I bet it's at least partially a joke

    • Linda Hamilton
      Linda Hamilton 4 months ago +10

      fun fact: in Minecraft bedrock addition, in The Disneyland Pack They have the gray stuff as food there

    • yourresume
      yourresume 5 months ago +11

      I am incredibly envious

    • k c
      k c 5 months ago +5

      I Am doubting it is even legal

  • Broken Paper
    Broken Paper 5 months ago +494

    Honestly I think the problem with your honey is that yours is store bought and super processed. I've removed honey straight from the frames with my friends, and that stuff is DELICIOUS. Like, it's not over-sweet, it's not bland, it almost gives you a buzz of energy from the taste alone. THAT is the honey that fantasy gushes over.

    • Len Kagamine
      Len Kagamine 10 days ago

      @Ace Vaver can still compare it to any other sweetener...

    • CandyHearts
      CandyHearts 13 days ago

      Honestly during that part I was like "Matpat what are you talking about??? Honey is delicious"

    • Fox Boi Daniel
      Fox Boi Daniel 14 days ago +1

      My Papaw is a beekeeper that sells his raw honey locally, and I LOVE it. It's definitely not the same when it's processed.

    • Sean Waddell
      Sean Waddell Month ago


    • Manj J
      Manj J Month ago +1

      @dspite I ate cucumbers for the CRONCH and still do to this day... very satisfying, 10/10 XD

  • Jason Caetano
    Jason Caetano 3 months ago +318

    Why do I imagine disney world has Matpats face on record and are told to either keep an eye on him or keep him out

  • Wingedkat girl
    Wingedkat girl 6 months ago +629

    I actually knew about goose liver pate already because my Mom's French and I've seen a depiction of the force-feeding process in a French comic book once. And I actually thought towards the beginning of the video that the grey stuff was probably pate. It's kinda cool to already know what Mat Pat's talking about for once

    • coffeegirl18
      coffeegirl18 Month ago

      I used to sell in a mall gift store. I think our supplier was from Quebec but it was pâté not foie gras. I liked the bison one vs the duck but I haven't really even eaten duck. My mom's side also has French ancestry as my ancestors sailed over from France and became voyageurs (fur traders for Hudson's Bay).

    • The Hermitage
      The Hermitage 4 months ago +1

      Learned about paté by working at trader Joe's. They let us try it one day and I'm literally like, this is left over gravy before you heat it up. Glad I grew up southern and rural. :) We are actually so much more alike than different in the world

    • yourresume
      yourresume 5 months ago +3

      Ahh that's what he's getting at. Dang, now I want pâté

    • DreamTween 14
      DreamTween 14 5 months ago +11

      Guess you could call him Matt Pate

    • Michael B
      Michael B 5 months ago +19

      Yep, I didn't think Foie Gras, I thought goose liver pate. Maybe my taste in food isn't as refined as Mat Pat's.

  • Jonathan Warrdddedcxddeececldron

    Speaking of every thing in Harry Potter looking delicious , you should try the Garry potter recipe for pumpkin pasties . They’re warm and flaky and covered in sugar and melted butter and are just the best. I’ve made them many times for family

  • Sonica Hedgehog
    Sonica Hedgehog 6 months ago +3583

    In the Spanish version of the song, when they mention the gray stuff they sing "pruebe el hígado de pato" which translates to "try the duck liber". Having it confirmed by the theorists is just chef's kiss.

    • Miguel Olguin
      Miguel Olguin Month ago


    • LéFlipper
      LéFlipper Month ago

      This comment deserves a like from MatPat

    • Garrison's MadHouse
      Garrison's MadHouse 2 months ago


    • Elise P
      Elise P 2 months ago +1

      Would ya look at that! The answer was under our noses the entire time. Just in a different language.

    • Isamar Castro
      Isamar Castro 2 months ago +1

      I watch ever movie twice. First in English and 2nd in Spanish, and I've gotta say I love them more in Spanish. Guardians of the galaxy is FUNNIER in spanish idk how! 🤷🏽‍♀️ even Howard the ducks "line" is funny.

  • Agent-472k
    Agent-472k 6 months ago +297

    I'd definitely try some of the foods from Avatar if I could. Moon peaches , komodo rhino jerky, flaming fire flakes, possum chicken, and I'd obviously wash it all down with some of Iroh's tea.

    • horror radio dream radio
      horror radio dream radio 6 days ago +1

      Uncle irohs tea.

    • VidiaPhoenix
      VidiaPhoenix 3 months ago +4

      I think you'll be happy to hear that Avatar has released a cookbook and one of the recipes include the fire flakes.

    • Christine Chesse
      Christine Chesse 4 months ago +8

      Don’t forget… MY CABBAGES!
      No one who loves cabbages that much could grow a bad cabbage.

    • AMUSIX_666
      AMUSIX_666 5 months ago +4

      @iDidntEatURmarshmelo THE QUENCHIEST😵‍💫

    • Docrof Reborn
      Docrof Reborn 5 months ago +10

      @iDidntEatURmarshmelo it’s the quenchiest, after all

  • Jennifer Shirah
    Jennifer Shirah 5 months ago +53

    I remember watching Alice in Wonderland and always wondered about the blue dessert she ate to shrink and grow. Is it a cookie or cake or macaroon? Idk but it looked delicious 😂

    • dspite
      dspite Month ago +4

      According to official info, they're little bite-sized cakes with a texture similar to a fresh-out-the-oven cookie (which honestly makes it sound even _more_ mouth-watering to me 🤤🤭).

  • Ashleigh Falconer-Villanueva

    I was able to realize my dream to try Turkish delight when my boss brought back some from Turkey. Though it was tasty, I do not think it would compel me to betray family (Lion Witch and the Wardrobe)

    • Ashleigh Falconer-Villanueva
      Ashleigh Falconer-Villanueva 2 months ago +1

      @SugarSpice 😅😊 that is funny and an interesting topic in itself. What movie gave you an aversion to what food or drink?

    • SugarSpice
      SugarSpice 2 months ago +4

      Honestly, I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a very very young child (well, had it read to me), and forever afterwards I've had an aversion towards the treat. To this day I have never tried it lol 😅

    • Ashleigh Falconer-Villanueva
      Ashleigh Falconer-Villanueva 2 months ago +1

      @Daniel Bohnen Interesting theory😉 that makes a lot of sense. Craving sugar can be another root of evil .

    • Daniel Bohnen
      Daniel Bohnen 2 months ago +5

      @Ashleigh Falconer-Villanueva well it was during one of the world wars where sugar was rationed and he hadn't had it for a very very long time

    • ikmwrime29sorry aira
      ikmwrime29sorry aira 3 months ago +1

      @Ashleigh Falconer-Villanueva If I were to look up times when Turkish delight became popular, I could possibly see if there was a spike in popularity after the movie and/or book were released.

  • Just A Microwave
    Just A Microwave 5 months ago +59

    There’s a youtuber called binging with babish who makes foods from shows and games and he actually made both of the sandwiches you said you wanted to try. He always makes the recipe as similar as possible to the source material and he makes it a second time with his own spin on the recipe to make it better.

    • Dawn Kunkel
      Dawn Kunkel 5 months ago

      I was thinking this through the video

    • pumpkin eater
      pumpkin eater 5 months ago

      they know about binging with babish because they referenced him in a livestream on gtlive.

  • Michelle Schröck
    Michelle Schröck 3 months ago +44

    I would like to try the hot chocolate from the Polar express. Since i was a little kid i always wondered how the hot chocolate from the Polar express would taste. I mean the conductor and the chefs and even the waiters sing how good the hot chocolate tastes. Oh and the hot chocolate even comes out of a wacky machine that shoots the hot chocolate directly into the cups. So i would like to try the hot chocolate from the Polar express if i could. Not to mention that the Polar express is one of my favorite movies around Christmas time (besides Charlie and the chocolate factory) 🍫😋

    • John W
      John W 2 months ago +2

      The hot chocolate looks soooo creamy and delicious

    • ChamiKhan
      ChamiKhan 2 months ago +3

      if you google the recipe, you can find a version of it that is so unhealthy it will make you topple over like that kid did in the scene lmao

  • Magia Girl
    Magia Girl 6 months ago +1594

    I would love a theory on how Gaston's egg intake affects his health AND the village's economy. Because the woman is like, "I need six eggs" and the reply being "that's too expensive".

  • Numenlad
    Numenlad 6 months ago +63

    I knew exactly what the "Grey stuff" was all the way back in 1991 (8 years old) because I was a big fan of Rankin Bass' "Wind in the Willows" in which Mr. Road set off on his road trip with virtually no food stuffs, and Rat & Moley sing about all the foods they DON'T have, in the song, "We don't have any Pate de foie gras" (sung by Roddy McDowall & Eddie Bracken) it's pretty cute.

    • Caitycat66
      Caitycat66 5 months ago +3

      Holy cow, I forgot this movie existed. It was so good.

  • Burger_cat
    Burger_cat 3 months ago +24

    I love how matpat takes the most ridiculous things and makes a theory out of them

  • Emily Cates
    Emily Cates 2 months ago +6

    I’ve always wanted to try the stuff tiana makes from princess and the frog, the things getting served to the dad/mayor guy(I haven’t watched this movie in WAY too long😭😔) but also like anything in ratatouille, anything in beauty and the beast, honestly most Disney foods look absolutely delicious, I’m too indecisive for this💀💀

    • FlameWind26
      FlameWind26 16 days ago

      I tried beignets at a cousin's wedding which were pretty good. No snow sugar but got to put melted chocolate on them.
      Beignets are the pastries in the movie.

  • CraziiLemon Animations
    CraziiLemon Animations 6 months ago +23

    Love Food Theory, Binging with Babish has actually done the ultmeatum before and apparently it's really good yet greasy. I would love to try a Krusty Burger just to see how low quality Krusty Burger is. Or "La bombe", a giant eclair also from The Simpsons
    Also as soon as i realized that the grey stuff was savory then i knew it was a pâté.

  • Elise Kinney
    Elise Kinney 2 months ago +1

    Can we appreciate how Matpat always makes intros and songs in his own words, its so awesome😊and hilarious😂

  • The Misfit Owl
    The Misfit Owl 5 months ago +9

    My thoughts before watching the video:
    I know Disney World has "the Grey Stuff" as basically a chocolate mousse type of dessert, but I always thought it was just Foie Gras. (pronounced Fwa Gra) I thought the original line was "try the foie gras, it's delicious!" and either actor had trouble saying foie gras, or that the name wouldn't read well with kids and so it got changed to "gray stuff" instead.
    Foie Gras, by the way, is ground up poultry liver, typically duck or goose, spread on crackers.
    Now to see what MatPat thinks...

    • Jan Tuts
      Jan Tuts Month ago +2

      High five!
      I thought it was either foie gras, some other sort of pâté, or a kind of truffle mousse.

  • Re Dacted
    Re Dacted 3 months ago +10

    I knew it lol. I’ve been telling people the grey stuff is meant to be Foie Gras forever for these exact reasons. It’s the only thing that makes sense in the time/place and context of the song. Lmao excellent video

  • Molly Watkins
    Molly Watkins 5 months ago +12

    Mat's inner theatre nerd really shines anytime he sings 😆

  • Purplexd
    Purplexd 6 months ago +16

    I would love to see some of the foods from food wars 😍
    And maybe a chowder themed video/theory? 🤔

  • Janette Kennedy
    Janette Kennedy 3 months ago +36

    I think you are mistaken about the contents of the Grey Stuff. I agree that a savory platter of hors d'oeuvres would not have the sweet "Grey Stuff" that they serve in the Disney parks, but meat pates are actually much more brown than the Stuff shown in the movie--also they were generally much firmer (BTW--there were also meat pastes made by pounding boiled meat--particularly tongue or kidney--with butter to make a mash--see Amelia Simmons" American Cookery--so Belle could have been eating something that did not cause quite so much suffering). However, another common tidbit was fruit or fruit juice mixed with soft cheese, herbs and salt. I propose that the Grey Stuff was actually a cottage or cream cheese mixed with bilberry juice. Bilberries are a European relative of blueberries (which are native to North America) and were quite common before the tastier and prettier (IMHO) blueberry was imported. On exposure to air, bilberry juice turns very grey, and a whipped cream cheese would have just the texture of the stuff Belle scoops up with her finger. For what it's worth...

  • RoastedOmletMissingIngredient
    RoastedOmletMissingIngredient 6 months ago +2069

    Food theory idea : Can food critics actually recognize the difference in quality between ingredients if they’re not told which is which or if they’re told a generic ingredient is a fancy one
    Edit : Ma! I’m famous! 😂

    • Tiny Flying dragons
      Tiny Flying dragons 5 months ago

      Yes please

    • proffesorspider last name
      proffesorspider last name 6 months ago +1

      With certain things it's pretty easy but usually it's almost negligible the difference .

    • Eddy9871
      Eddy9871 6 months ago

      @Zidders Roofurry nah they would cause it makes them "creditable" it's basically a sponsor
      I could pay Gordon Ramsey to say my poop burgers are good and people would eat them right up because he is him
      Food critics and testers are basically the same thing

    • Zidders Roofurry
      Zidders Roofurry 6 months ago

      @Domehammer This is bs lol otherwise food companies wouldn't pay taste testers a ton of money.

    • Zidders Roofurry
      Zidders Roofurry 6 months ago

      @Ke D They absolutely can. Food companies pay people with sensitive palates a LOT of money to taste their food & the competitions in order to improve recipes.

  • Stormcurls
    Stormcurls 5 months ago +12

    I wanted to point out that in the Italian translation of the movie, when Lumiere pulls out the Grey stuff he says "provi il pollo", wich means... "try the CHICKEN". So we already had a hint on what the Grey stuff truly was.

  • Plus_Cosplays23
    Plus_Cosplays23 5 months ago +6

    Dude the soup from ratatouille looked so good. I know you know binging with babish 😂 he’s done a video on what it is and it’s pretty interesting. He interpreted the grey stuff as chicken liver mousse. As it was era appropriate and just made sense 😂 He makes my childhood dreams of wanting to eat all the food from movies, shows and games a reality 😂

  • SoCreativeSophia
    SoCreativeSophia Month ago +1

    Ive never really given it much thought but I guess I've always subconsciously wanted to try the food in Harry Potter⚡ cause it just looks SO stunning and delicious😋

  • Mekhakreature
    Mekhakreature 5 months ago +7

    As fictional food goes, I always wanted to try Pumpkin Juice and Butterbeer from hp, or lots of stuff from Star Wars (colored milk, alien meat/broth). Some versions of these things are available in the respective parks but I've never had the chance to go and try the park versions 😭

  • Sarah L
    Sarah L 3 months ago +15

    9:30. Candlesticks can't drink champagne. So, whether or not they still had champagne after their transformation comes down to whether or not the Beast drinks champagne.

  • Zi Yao Lau
    Zi Yao Lau 6 months ago +998

    I'm surprised Matpat hasn't collabed with Binging with Babish yet, considering he's literally made all of the foods Matpat has wanted to try

    • Triad
      Triad 6 months ago +1

      @Harley Laufeyson I kinda always figured it would be goose liver pate

    • Harley Laufeyson
      Harley Laufeyson 6 months ago +9

      Also, note Babish tried making his version of The Grey Stuff which is liver spread

    • Quinn Bennett-Pelkey
      Quinn Bennett-Pelkey 6 months ago +36

      My first thought when he said all of the stuff he wanted to try was "Has he never seen binging with babish?"

    • Alex Rawls
      Alex Rawls 6 months ago +40

      I believe he has! It was in the saint Jude charity stream if memory serves
      If I’m wrong I blame sleep deprivation lol

  • APersonOnTheInternet
    APersonOnTheInternet 4 months ago

    If we’re not just talking about Disney movies, then I’ve actually always wanted to try doing that thing from the phantom tollbooth movie where you recite the food you want and you actually get it, it just seemed so fun lol
    Also yes there is a phantom tollbooth movie, and for a movie made in 1970, it was surprisingly good

  • Debz Baumaus
    Debz Baumaus 6 months ago +4

    I already knew this...but it was fun to see all the historical info Mat had to dig through to discover it was "paté de pato" all along xD

  • LondonNuggetOrNot
    LondonNuggetOrNot 4 months ago +1

    Bro, you dig so deep into things and moments in movies most people would purposefully miss! You're amazing, and keep up the awesome work!

  • Mekhakreature
    Mekhakreature 5 months ago +3

    We cooked a lot of unusual things during my French class food unit, including (chicken) liver pâté! We capped the unit with a visit to an actual French restaurant a few cities over to try fancy, well done versions of some of the foods we actually wanted to try. And yeah, we spent time learning that duck was way more common of a food choice in France than it might of been for us, regionally.
    I had also sort of assumed the grey stuff was a meat product because of the other items it was plated with! Theorist minds think alike!

  • The Madd Tatter
    The Madd Tatter 4 months ago

    I remember my mom saying it was a type of pate when I asked her if she knew what it was. Honestly it makes the most sense to me as well given the other options on the dish as well.

  • Elena S
    Elena S 6 months ago +592

    Food theory: in the Beauty and the beast we hear a villager say “I need six eggs, that’s too expensive.” Could Gaston’s egg eating habit be artificially inflating the cost of eggs?

    • Medeah Slytherclaw
      Medeah Slytherclaw 6 months ago +2

      @AskiaLuna yep. In French he says that he ate four dozens of eggs (quatre douzaines d'œufs) when he was a boy and forty-nine (quarante-neuf) when he's all grown up. So every kid can say "but... that's just one egg more, Gaston is so stupid" 😂

    • Nix Hix
      Nix Hix 6 months ago +3

      2 different people, two different lines. Next.

    • Scratch Pad
      Scratch Pad 6 months ago +1

      I smell a theory... A _FOOD_ THEORY!

    • tyler patti
      tyler patti 6 months ago +6

      Those lines aren’t connected. The former is a woman bye egg, the later is a man one stall over arguing with a fishmonger.

    • AskiaLuna
      AskiaLuna 6 months ago +6

      I once read that Gaston said a higher number of eggs in the French version, but i can't remember how much, only that it was a number with 9 because it rhymed

  • tyrantdawn V
    tyrantdawn V 2 months ago +1

    The lemonade from that one Fairly Odd Parents episode always looked so good

  • Racermario
    Racermario 5 months ago +4

    After a few minutes into the video, it took me some time to take a wild guess that it's Foie Grois. My guess became reaffirmed when you mention pre-revolutionary France and became stronger when the video went on, as I remembered looking up documentaries about foie grois. (and it's contreversies) An iconic quote often associated was king Louis the XIV who said it was "a dish fit for kings" (citation needed)
    Man I'm lonely

  • Sophie Riegler
    Sophie Riegler 10 days ago

    i remember reading somewhere a while ago that historically in areas where chocolate was a rare and luxerious imported good, it was considered more of an aphrodisiac than a casual snack or dessert lol
    maybe a better wedding gift than you would think

  • Aslan__thelion_and cat
    Aslan__thelion_and cat 5 months ago +3

    Film+food theory hybrid. I love it and I’ll be hungry for more. Also my favorite cartoon food is a kelp cake.

  • Splatoon Cook Book
    Splatoon Cook Book 3 months ago +1

    im ALWAYS thinking about what fictional foods i wanna try next. Im working on a splatoon themed cookbook atm and im almost up to 90 recipes. Ive written full on paragraphs of lore about what each culture in the world of splatoon would eat. (for example squids like tangy fruity flavors, while octos are more into spices, based on in universe details like the art book page for the Kelp Dome map and the backstory behind why Octavio carries wasabi sticks)
    "what if fictional food was real" is basically like my entire personality rn
    *currently the food i wanna try most is the drink baggies from Crab N Go

  • Alec Whatshisname
    Alec Whatshisname 6 months ago +784

    Matpat, if you’re disappointed by honey, I highly recommend looking around at some locally produced “raw” honey. I literally eat mine out of the jar like Pooh. Helps my allergies, too.
    Most of the supermarket stuff is cut with either rice syrup or corn syrup, and I can hardly eat that anymore. I live in Utah, and I buy from Hollow Tree Honey. They also ship around the country, but obviously it’s more environmentally friendly to source locally.

    • Sleekoduck
      Sleekoduck 6 months ago

      Some people just don't like the taste of honey. Glad to hear I'm not the only one.

    • Anaid Pérez
      Anaid Pérez 6 months ago +1

      Doesn't raw honey cause botulism? Anyhow you are right about buying from local producers. Also, getting honey from certain flowers give very different flavors.

    • Korbo
      Korbo 6 months ago

      @Caspeia man, that's some hard commitment to be stuck up about liking honey.

    • Jyps Ridic
      Jyps Ridic 6 months ago +1

      @H Smith uh-huh just like crystals. lol.

    • JustalittleTurtle
      JustalittleTurtle 6 months ago +1

      @Ministry of Magic: Department of Mysteries It's rather along the lines of where the "local" is. If local is far enough away that the bees you're getting your honey from won't reach your home, it won't help at all. It's not the same pollen, so you won't help yourself. It only has an effect, whatever it may be, if the pollen used comes from the exact area you live in.
      btw, honey has a very small effect I believe, if none at all. Your best bet is that dry stuff, I don't know what it's called, but it might just be straight-up pollen.

  • Anson B
    Anson B 6 months ago +5

    Your videos NEVER disappoint.

  • Vũ Phương Anh
    Vũ Phương Anh 6 months ago +2

    Having lived in Hanoi and as a result consuming liver pate almost on the daily (it's really good in banh mi), I had my suspicions about the grey stuff. Nice to know what MatPat's talking about for once!

    • Skeleton
      Skeleton 5 months ago +2

      yes. i am not vietnamese but have been eating banh mi for a very long time and my local banh mi shop will even sell you their pate if you want to buy just the pate spread. i always assumed grey stuff is just liver pate. the stuff they put in banh mi which has origins in france.

  • Makami Usless
    Makami Usless Month ago +1

    I would love to try Pinkie Pie's desserts from Sugar Cube Corner from MLP. They always look so good, especially the rainbow pie with with 73 ingredients in it.

  • Williamdies
    Williamdies 6 months ago +3

    The cupcakes from barbie life in the dreamhouse 😍 they always looked so good and the way they eat them is so satisfying

  • Mussan Mcclinton
    Mussan Mcclinton 3 months ago +10

    I've always wanted to know what the gray stuff taste like!

  • Elle Kirby
    Elle Kirby 6 months ago +1068

    Recipe for grey stuff:
    12 chocolate sandwich cookies
    1 (3.4 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
    1 1/2 cups whole milk
    1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
    1. In blender or food processor, crush chocolate sandwich cookies into a fine crumble, Set aside
    2. In a large bowl, add instant pudding powder and milk. Whisk together and let chill in refrigerator 10 minutes.
    3. Stir in cookie crumbs and whipped topping with a spoon, being careful not to over-mix.
    4. Enjoy!
    I got this from The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook I tried this recipe and it tasted exactly like it I recommend

    • BishtrainerTai16
      BishtrainerTai16 3 months ago

      Or, buy cookies n cream Cool Whip and there you go.

    • LondonNuggetOrNot
      LondonNuggetOrNot 4 months ago

      Thanks! I tried it and it's AMAZING!!!

    • Pipis™
      Pipis™ 4 months ago

      That's what they WANT you to think

    • adonian
      adonian 4 months ago

      @anie goose

    • Naruto fans
      Naruto fans 4 months ago

      Tsankio Sakura chan !
      Errr sry I’ve seen the Naruto anime like everyday now I’m speaking japanese 😂can’t help it

  • Missplayer30
    Missplayer30 6 months ago +3

    I'll be honest with you, the grey stuff as a dessert looks more accurate than the foie gras.
    I thought its secret ingredient could be ash and cinder.

  • HexManiacHana
    HexManiacHana 5 months ago +1

    I know it's been memed a lot lately, but I would love to try any of the food from Studio Ghibli movies. Especially from Spirited Away.

  • Manj J
    Manj J Month ago

    I'd love to try all the dishes from Ratatouille and most of the food from Ghibli movies, also pumpkin juice from Harry Potter, just to see whether or not it's sweet or spicy, since they always mentioned it in the books as the one thing that everyone at Hogwarts drinks, though butterbeer is next in line from that. I once ate a piece of an oak leaf because I thought it looked like a tree star from The Land Before Time, but it was terrible and I regretted it and was forever disappointed by it lol

  • Nagito Komaeda
    Nagito Komaeda 4 months ago

    Watching this right after doing backstage work for a Beauty and the Beast musical feels like a fever dream

  • Ghosted_👻
    Ghosted_👻 2 months ago

    I have always wanted to try all the food from Beauty and the Beast and the Willy wonka candy room 😋

  • Coach McGuirk
    Coach McGuirk 6 months ago +494

    I always assumed it was liver Pâté which turns grey after some exposure to air. Back in those times they didn't have valid ways to keep the food fresh and looking pink. This would not effect the taste much or make you sick, and the result would be delicious grey stuff.

    • Skeleton
      Skeleton 5 months ago

      @TehSlan agreed. i always thought it was liver pate.. but that's cos i grew up eating liver pate as a spread on bread etc

    • Heilam Wether
      Heilam Wether 6 months ago +1

      @Arospace ah k

    • DickDestroyer69
      DickDestroyer69 6 months ago +3

      @TehSlan I thought it was common knowledge ngl 😭

    • Arospace
      Arospace 6 months ago +10

      @Heilam Wether there's nothing wrong with liver pate (in fact eating the organs instead of throwing them out is more respectful to the animal you're eating). It's only fois gras (fatty liver) in specific that's unethical and that's because of how they mistreat the ducks and geese to make the liver fatty, not from eating liver itself.
      Liver tends turn grey after its cooked because the molecule that makes it look red, heme, breaks down under high heat. Getting cooked liver to stay reddish requires more skill than most home cooks have.

    • SilverCheetah-the-Yautja-Ambu
      SilverCheetah-the-Yautja-Ambu 6 months ago

      Same here, I honestly wonder why Disney didn’t go that route.

  • The Rat King
    The Rat King 6 months ago +11

    I’d like to eat a season one Krabby Patty. Specifically season one, those ones just look so good.

  • zoompipes _twin
    zoompipes _twin 4 months ago

    im a bit late to this but...
    from game theory and film theory to food theory, now our childhoods are truly never safe from all three fronts, thanks MatPat

  • Kat Robinson
    Kat Robinson 5 months ago +1

    I've always thought the item was far more likely to be duxelles, a finely chopped mixture of mushrooms with their stems and sometimes shallots. sauteed in butter and often served in pies or on crackers. It's delectable, and I'd highly suggest trying it out. The recipe dates back to the mid-17th century (there is a Wikipedia article that covers the basics but the filling itself harkens back to the mushroom pasties of the 14th century, as shared in Le Ménagier de Paris (The Goodman of Paris), originally printed in 1393 and framed as a man's instructions to his new wife.

  • EL1AS
    EL1AS 5 months ago

    Thank you MatPat! This needs to be spread.

  • Aimeric Galvani
    Aimeric Galvani 3 months ago +2

    As a french, I just love your pronuncation. Just... incredible. Very funny.

  • FallonFireblade
    FallonFireblade 6 months ago +343

    Respect to Matpat for acknowledging that the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast is just a horrible figment of our imaginations

    • Micah Birdlover
      Micah Birdlover 3 months ago

      @CraftIngo she's bad actor

    • CraftIngo
      CraftIngo 6 months ago +1

      @Nerdy Foxes yupp with Emma Watson in the role of Belle

    • Sour Drop
      Sour Drop 6 months ago +4

      @respectfully.disrespectful my condolences 🙏

    • respectfully.disrespectful
      respectfully.disrespectful 6 months ago +3

      I actually preferred that version ;-;

    • edmg7
      edmg7 6 months ago

      @Nerdy Foxes I know it was

  • Ivana Čurná
    Ivana Čurná 5 months ago

    Funfact: In my country the grey stuff (for the sake of rhyming) was translated as in their words 'salt in honey', so I went with that. In my case it was 2010 when Beauty and the Beast was translated in my native language so I always thought this is what grey stuff actually is.

  • 1ammemeking
    1ammemeking 6 months ago

    I love how matpat came up with a theory from one line of a song.

  • lifeofbekahh
    lifeofbekahh Month ago

    Always wanted to try the grey stuff, The Winnie the Pooh honey and the krabby patty 😊

  • MxrElixir
    MxrElixir 5 months ago

    I have no idea why, but I always wanted to try the cakes Cinderella's step sisters threw at each other in Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time. But only after they destroyed them.

  • Ascensions Hypnosis
    Ascensions Hypnosis 3 months ago

    Also here’s my theory about what the gray stuff is to me it looks a lot like caviar (Fish eggs ) Personally I’ve never tried caviar but I imagine it’s delicious maybe a little salty but that just depends on if you have a pallet for seafood like I do

  • JennyNoelle
    JennyNoelle 6 months ago +390

    Personally, I thought it was some sort of pâté (literally "paste"; made from a mixture of blended meats and seasonings). It's savory, gooey, usually served on crackers or bread, and is an unappetizing grey or grey-ish pink color. It's also frequently served as hors d'oeuvres, like how the song suggests, and, while usually associated with France, can be found in most European cuisines in some form, dating back to at least the middle ages. Mousse is, in fact, just finer-ground paste (it literally translates to "foam"), though it was invented in 18th century France. However, pâté and savory mousse are considerably more rare in America, and probably wouldn't go over as well with the guests at the theme park.

    • Dutchik
      Dutchik 6 months ago

      @Lilly83467 I mean traditionally.
      Liver is quite a common one.
      When I hear someone saying paté, I don't think salmon. I don't even know if I've ever seen that served. Then it is also "salmon pate" instead of just "pate".

    • Tokuijin
      Tokuijin 6 months ago

      I, actually, figured it was a meringue, as it did look like a cupcake.

    • Tokuijin
      Tokuijin 6 months ago +1

      @Omnomfish, besides possible cultural differences, it's because of health and food regulations, really

    • Lilly83467
      Lilly83467 6 months ago +1

      @Dutchik pate isnt just organs, you can get pate made out of anything such as salmon

    • antikovt
      antikovt 6 months ago +1

      @Dutchik no, what I'm saying is that foie gras is still fatty liver pate. All foie gras is pate, but not all pate is foie gras

  • v4ni114citi3s
    v4ni114citi3s 5 months ago

    I would 100% want to try Ponyo's ramen, the one with the eggs, spring onions, ham, etc. or that one scene from Spirited Away where No Face eats a bunch of food

  • James Rose
    James Rose 5 months ago

    the fictional food I've always wanted to try is the food from all the restaurant commercials. I just want that perfect burger I see in all the ads instead of the disappointing food they actually give you.

  • KayKay2023
    KayKay2023 Month ago

    When honey is on warm food, it actually looks a lot like the honey in the “Winnie the Pooh” cartoons. I should know, because I’ve had honey walnut shrimp at Panda Express and I’ve seen the honey on the shrimp look like the honey in the “Winnie the Pooh” cartoons.

  • toru M
    toru M 6 months ago +2

    I've always wanted to eat that rainbow mystery cream the they ate in Peter Pan with Robin Williams in it.

  • Montadino
    Montadino Month ago

    I've always wanted to try Tubby custard. It looks so good. 😎

  • Kiramina Kyousei
    Kiramina Kyousei 6 months ago +886

    Honestly, everything from Ghibli movies just looks amazing, especially the feast from spirited away. If only I could make that kind of food.

    • Micah Birdlover
      Micah Birdlover 4 months ago

      @Nynx I know right 😊 such good food Hal's moving castle

    • Micah Birdlover
      Micah Birdlover 4 months ago

      @Digglesisdead you mean ponyo the movie 🤨

    • Brandon Smith
      Brandon Smith 5 months ago

      @AmaiNation I think that is an actual thing at universal

    • dan chrapko
      dan chrapko 5 months ago

      food wars . i wanna experience a foodgasm like them do

    • Nynx
      Nynx 6 months ago +2

      I would give anything to have a Howl's moving castle breakfast

  • °•MorningDew_Depression•°

    I always wanted to try a krabby patty pizza. They made a whole, catchy song about it and its my favourite episode.

  • Robin Klipple
    Robin Klipple 5 months ago +1

    I always wanted the chocolate bars and confections from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory books, and the Pan-Galactic Gargleblaster from Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy! I thought the grey stuff was pate?

  • Alastair Collins
    Alastair Collins 3 months ago

    Personally I want to try Soylent Red. We know Green is [spoilers], but what's red made out of? It's the more desirable variety, so presumably something more palatable.
    Also, you have to love a remake that says "You know what Beauty and the Beast was always lacking? THE BUBONIC PLAGUE!"

  • J Gall
    J Gall 2 months ago

    Gray stuff has a recipe in Disney Dreamlight Valley that matches the “cookies & cream” version: cocoa beans, sugarcane, and any daily item.

  • TheCreepypro
    TheCreepypro 4 months ago

    hilarious how ridiculously educational this theory became good stuff indeed!

  • Bookshelf girl
    Bookshelf girl 6 months ago +415

    When mat pat asked:”what fictional food did you always wanted to try?”what came to mind is Toriel’s butter scouts cinnamon pie and the cake from portal.

    • Micah Birdlover
      Micah Birdlover 3 months ago

      @Miriam McColl 🥰 cute PFP

    • Bookshelf girl
      Bookshelf girl 6 months ago +2

      Indeed…It was the hole time.

    • Me Do
      Me Do 6 months ago +3

      The cake is a lie...

    • Eli M
      Eli M 6 months ago +2

      bone apple teeth *chef's kiss*

    • Miriam McColl
      Miriam McColl 6 months ago +5

      i actually made it once! i.. ate the whole thing- its as delicious as it looks

  • Oceanblueluv_
    Oceanblueluv_ 5 months ago

    I really wanted to try the burrito from Sherk because of how crunchy it looked 😻

  • Lauryne Baguet
    Lauryne Baguet 6 months ago

    In the game Dreamlight Valley which came out early access a few weeks ago, you can cook and the recipe for the grey stuff is "chocolate, vanilla and any kind of dairy/eggs/cheese" 😁

  • Ryan Webb
    Ryan Webb 2 months ago

    Tbh, there has never been a food from any TV media I wanted to try. I will say, however, that the Krusty Krab pizza does look delicious, as does the "Grey stuff". Also, side-note, I once made burgers in a cooking class, and I made mine EXACTLY like a Krabby Patty. And when I say exactly, I mean exactly as Spongebob says it: bun, patty, lettuce, cheese, onions, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, pickles, and top bun together in that order!

  • PotterFreak22
    PotterFreak22 2 months ago +1

    Haven’t recently thought of what fictional foods I’d like to try honestly. Probably the foods from Harry Potter, Avatar the Last Airbender, I have a D&D cookbook that I haven’t made anything out of yet, Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon from Once Upon A Time is top tier best hot chocolate, I think it’d be awesome to get a Kingdom Hearts or Breath of the Wild cookbook, I’ve been to Universal Orlando and tried a bunch of different foods, pretty interested to see how the NintendoLand food goes over, I think that’s all?
    I’m a vegetarian/pescatarian or whatever they call non beef eaters so the options are kind of sparse now. Can’t digest beef or pork anymore so that’s out of the running completely, I do have several food allergies or sensitivities so gotta be careful of those, and really all comes down to texture and flavor for me. Something might look bad but taste great or look great but taste terrible. Just gotta go with whatever my taste buds are wanting that day.

    • PotterFreak22
      PotterFreak22 2 months ago

      To be more specific MatPat, the Great Hall feasts from Harry Potter, Honeydukes, the Three Broomsticks (which we actually ate at in 2018 at Universal FL), Sugar Plums Sweet Shop, the Trolley on the Hogwarts Express, those kinds of foods. The Frozen Butterbeer at Universal FL will change your life, the marshmallow topping is the GOAT! We had one every day we were there! Shared one or two between the three of us and we all loved the flavor.

  • Chazdell Walker
    Chazdell Walker 5 months ago +1

    I've always wanted to try the cake from Matilda...and of course the imaginary feast from Hook!

  • Mr.E
    Mr.E 6 months ago +532

    I love how Matpat's sandwich choices are things that have been done by Binging with Babish. Time for a collab

    • FoursideKM
      FoursideKM 6 months ago

      @Raul Diaz yeah. He also came to the same conclusion as matpat. Though he decided to go with chicken liver moouse instead because he didn't want people to get mad at him

    • Kyle Nguyen
      Kyle Nguyen 6 months ago

      I want to taste Babish's recreation of *the Broodwich*.

    • Adrigl
      Adrigl 6 months ago +2

      @Raul Diaz he did? I need to see it now

    • LucasNLica
      LucasNLica 6 months ago +2

      Or anyone who already recreated it.

    • Mr.E
      Mr.E 6 months ago +8

      ​@Raul Diaz He did so basically Matt and Babish NEED a good theory food to make together something truly out there and fantastical to get these foodies to collab.

  • Re Dacted
    Re Dacted 3 months ago

    I have always wanted to try the Bangarang? (I think that’s what they called it) from Hook. I remember when I was a kid, my gran took rainbow sherbet/jello/some kind of whipped cream (I think), she made it really fluffy and pretty on a wooden bowl/plate. She said It was the same thing lol

  • Hi I'm Awkward
    Hi I'm Awkward 4 months ago

    My first thought at the beginning of the episode was that it was some kind of liver patte. I've had duck liver patte and it was pretty good. Not sure if its the same process inorder to make the "official version", or if it could be made without torturing the animal.

  • Monkey D. Luffy
    Monkey D. Luffy 5 months ago

    I'd like to try the screaming cake from Hotel Transylvania, the dinner at Little Mermaid 1 & the stuff Morgana eats at TLM2

  • Leif d. Sewell
    Leif d. Sewell 6 months ago

    anything in One Piece that Sanji made literally looks amazing. I wanna try all the food on Whole cake island too, expecially big mom's wedding cake.

  • Sarah Drilltzsch
    Sarah Drilltzsch 4 months ago

    Not sure if I remember correctly, but in both movies the grey stuff was turned into pudding (I think in the old movie they made it brown and in the new movie they litterally animated something resembling pudding and straight out said pudding)... and now I know why!XD

  • AP3 Productions
    AP3 Productions 6 months ago +652

    I just want to point out that the gray stuff in the movie is more of a paste. So it's not just foie gras, it's specifically Pate de foie gras (Goose Liver Paste). I just thought I'd make that distinction.
    If I had to pick a food that I would love to try irl, I would probably go with either the cider from the book Fantastic Mr Fox or any of the candies from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory such as Wonka's Whipple scrumptious fudgemallow delight, chocolate milk from chocolate cows, square sweets that look round, or caramels that remove cavities among thousands of others. Don't even get me started on Wonka-Vite from Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator.

    • Daruk64
      Daruk64 6 months ago +1

      Fun fact: When the movie (Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory) came out they made real Wonka bar, like the ones they sell at Movie World's multiple Wonka themed candy stores.

    • Galagar Rocket
      Galagar Rocket 6 months ago +2

      It's Ambergris. Phlegm made from sick whales. English Stewart's have been eating that stuff for centuries. It's gray, a paste, slightly sweet, good with biscuits, easy to trick modern humans into eating.

    • AP3 Productions
      AP3 Productions 6 months ago

      @Jaymes Morris
      Not at all. You're good.

    • Jaymes Morris
      Jaymes Morris 6 months ago +2

      @AP3 Productions just giving the name for the paste part. I hope I didn't sound mean or obnoxious I wasn't trying to correct anything

    • AP3 Productions
      AP3 Productions 6 months ago +1

      @Jaymes Morris
      Curses! I've been out-corrected!

  • DressiKnights
    DressiKnights 6 months ago

    For an imaginary food, I'd like to try the elven bread from Fellowship of the Ring, lembas, and experience its filling effect.

  • Garett Johnson
    Garett Johnson 3 months ago +3

    Okay, 3 things pop into mind. Krabby Patty from SpongeBob, Cake n' bacon from Fairly Oddparents and the last one which is probably not all too exciting, the classic Homer Simpson doughnut with pink frosting and sprinkles (or Jimmies if you're one of those).

  • Mr. I’m-A-Sonic-Fan
    Mr. I’m-A-Sonic-Fan 4 months ago

    I always wanted to try the 3 dishes from I Spy Spooky Mansion for the Wii. Fly Stew, Shrinking Soup and Glowing Gruel. As long as the effects wear off. Also, Ironically, the ingredients are kinda wacky. For Fly Stew, there’s Dried Bat Wings, a Ground up Paper Airplane and Raven Feathers (Which is probably for added flavor). For Shrinking Soup, there’s 11 Tiny (Hopefully not poisonous) Toadstools, Tiny Snail Tails, Aged Baby Corn, 50 year Old Milk, A spider Cupcake, and Wormpaste ( or Worms. Either way for added protein). And for Glowing Gruel : There’s Glow-in-the-dark Eyeballs (for added flavor), Ground up Moon Dust, Fireflies (for protein) and Light Cream. I am willing to try it, despite the weird ingredients that are in the recipe

  • Mac Wade
    Mac Wade 4 months ago +1

    Great Video MatPat! I would love to see video's on the ultimeatum and Jake's sandwich!

  • Burger
    Burger 6 months ago +396

    When I was a wee lad, I asked my mother what the grey stuff was, she told me is was foie gras. She listed similar logic to what you used in your video, and I found it pretty plausible. I had "known" it to be foie gras for so long that I was really confused when I saw this video, I had forgotten that it wasn't a stated fact. Finally, when my family and I went to Disney world some time ago, we were incredibly dissapointed that the grey stuff wasn't foie gras.

    • JayeMover_16
      JayeMover_16 6 months ago +4

      I knew it was foie gras from the Binging with Babish video about it.

    • Scripulous Fingore
      Scripulous Fingore 6 months ago +6

      @pyrrhicvictoly ah, okay. I stand corrected

    • pyrrhicvictoly
      pyrrhicvictoly 6 months ago +9

      @Scripulous Fingore Some people colloquially refer to all goose liver as foie gras even though it doesn't meet the modern legal definition. As was mentioned in the vid, before the force-feeding method was discovered, people would just slaughter the geese in winter when their livers were naturally more fatty.

    • Pedro Franca
      Pedro Franca 6 months ago +3

      @Dealer Shadow Although it is quite a mess to make, looking up recipes for "chicken liver paté" got me into making one, and it was surprisingly simple. Also relatively cheap since it's onions, tons if butter and chicken liver. Not quite foie gras, but certainly a decent approximation

    • [Leo_aha]
      [Leo_aha] 6 months ago +6

      "when I was a wee lad" I'm sorry but why is that so funny to me 😭😭

  • Ryan Grow
    Ryan Grow 6 months ago

    I remember asking my parents what the grey stuff was and they told me it was pate, which I later learned was probably foie gras.

  • Emily O'Donnell
    Emily O'Donnell 6 months ago

    I always knew that the gray stuff wasn’t a sweet but more of an appetizer considering what was served on the tray I also thought it would be salt

  • Joye Swinderman
    Joye Swinderman 4 months ago

    I always thought the pizza from the teenage mutant ninja turtle cartoon looked super good, whenever my mom would order delivery I would try to make the cheese stretch out just like the show

  • Thzoka
    Thzoka 6 months ago

    it's not really fictional, but ever since the crab legs scene in Ouran Highschool Host Club I've always wanted to try it, but I also wouldn't mind trying some stuff from the candy room