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Food Theory: We Need To Talk About The Green M&M


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  • Liam Kemmett
    Liam Kemmett 6 ай бұрын +3354

    I like it how the original photo of MatPat's cutout he uses still looks like it's been photoshopped in

  • Ren dering
    Ren dering 6 ай бұрын +1218

    Fun story. There was an upperclassmen in my physics class that didn't like purple Skittles and said they tasted like children's tears. So she would offer them to the table and I would usually eat them. So now I love to say I like eating children's tears everytime I eat purple Skittles.

    • Normal Human
      Normal Human 15 күн бұрын +1

      @The Court Jester I thought it was vinyl gloves

    • bizznick444 Joe
      bizznick444 Joe 18 күн бұрын +2

      I always liked Skittles more than M&Ms as a kid because they tasted closer to fruit.

    • Z
      Z 23 күн бұрын +1

      that is my fav kind lol

    • FirePaw X
      FirePaw X 25 күн бұрын +1

      Hahaha 🤣

    • derasmo74
      derasmo74 Ай бұрын +2

      Eating children’s tears. Amazing and weird.

  • Jacqueline The Insane
    Jacqueline The Insane 6 ай бұрын +994

    When Mat said “Melbun” my Aussie heart soared.
    Every Aussie knows you say Melbourne as “Melbun”, and non-Aussies who do it are praised.

    • Some random person
      Some random person Күн бұрын

      What is going on in this reply section these profile pictures are wild (must be victorians)

    • Justin Law
      Justin Law 13 күн бұрын


    • BastianSeb 2!
      BastianSeb 2! 13 күн бұрын

      He said maccas wrong in a different video tho 😅

    • Cassandra Kennedy
      Cassandra Kennedy 21 күн бұрын

      ​@rob stagg Not australian detected

    • Six _ nome hugger
      Six _ nome hugger Ай бұрын

      Why hello there fellow Australian

  • Alexus
    Alexus 3 ай бұрын +340

    I think that maybe another thing could be that seeing M&Ms with an assortment of colors provides the participants with comfort knowing that there is a variety despite there being no actual flavor difference among all the colors. Being given only one color of M&Ms makes it seem as though they are bland or all only one flavor and won’t be as satisfying.

    • Lethal Wolf
      Lethal Wolf Ай бұрын +15

      You just gave me Froot Loop flashbacks!

  • King Leonidas
    King Leonidas 6 ай бұрын +819

    For the theory, I think the all green/red m&m’s just made people think about what was going on. Becoming more critical probably made more people second guess if they were truly attracted to someone.

  • Changer
    Changer 5 ай бұрын +98

    The placebo effect seems like something that should have also warranted a mention. 'Knowing' that the candy is stimulating due to rumors may lead to a placebo effect where it does actually cause you to become stimulated by it.

  • Ice_AgeBaby69
    Ice_AgeBaby69 6 ай бұрын +5286

    I feel like everyone's overlooking the most probable fact that the green m&m was the first and only female mascot for years

    • Matt Hodges
      Matt Hodges 29 күн бұрын

      We got Maya's now

    • enzodcoolboi
      enzodcoolboi Ай бұрын

      ​@R 2 H no

    • RyanMPLS
      RyanMPLS Ай бұрын

      It is entirely because green=home run=sexy time. The mascots were not around when the ad came out. It was a joke amongst us grade school kids back then. I was about nine years old.

    • ♡ Nyulou ♡
      ♡ Nyulou ♡ Ай бұрын

      @Olive yes...exactly why they said *for years* and not currently- I believe they were trying to say that the green one came first as the only female of the bunch at the time. not that I've fact-checked this.

    • Olive
      Olive Ай бұрын

      There’s also brown

  • earthsteward70
    earthsteward70 6 ай бұрын +732

    My favorite fact about M&Ms.
    Eddie van Halen would mandate that a bowl of M&Ms be put in the back room of the venue exactly in the middle of the room and there would be NO brown candies, and this is item 295 out of 541 of setting up a typical van Halen concert.
    If they messed up the candy, then van Halen suspected the pyrotechnics we're neglected too, and would just cancel the concert.

    • Seesh
      Seesh 6 ай бұрын

      @Kuza what

    • earthsteward70
      earthsteward70 6 ай бұрын +10

      @Merrique Lynn that would not surprise me.

    • Merrique Lynn
      Merrique Lynn 6 ай бұрын +13

      Didn’t that start after a groupie died after a venue cut corners?

    • Agt. Seven
      Agt. Seven 6 ай бұрын +7

      @earthsteward70 yeah I kind of assumed so

    • earthsteward70
      earthsteward70 6 ай бұрын +15

      @Agt. Seven that's probably a joke on the van Halen thing

  • AngelRosePetal
    AngelRosePetal 6 ай бұрын +352

    When MatPat was struggling to find a way to say the question of the video without getting demonetized, my first thought for the question was "Are green M&M's an aphrodisiac?" You can say that without getting demonetized, right?

    • Lars
      Lars 4 ай бұрын +5

      A KZclipr got stroked for saying he liked grapes so i wouldn't take chances

    • Franklyn Vogt3
      Franklyn Vogt3 6 ай бұрын +10

      He also played Austin Powers, so why not just say “randy” lol

    • Paradox Technologies Corporation
      Paradox Technologies Corporation 6 ай бұрын +5

      Yeah same, literally just on my way down to comment lmao

  • Dannie
    Dannie 6 ай бұрын +90

    It also depends on favorite colors as well, and whether or not the participants even like M&M's. It could also be as simple as the groups that got only red or only green were disappointed because they didn't get their favorite color of M&M's, whereas the group that got all the main M&M's colors weren't preoccupied with color, just excited to have chocolate candy. Variety is also the spice of life, after all. 😉 Also, everyone knows that the biggest M&M's let-down is that in spite of purple winning the "new M&M color" contest back in 2002 as well as there having been a history of purple M&M's prior and that purple would complete the rainbow, Mars still has yet to standardize it.
    PS: In my opinion, The blue M&M is the sexiest one, and he also represents the almond M&M's, which is more fancy than the peanut. He apparently also represented raspberry M&M's and dark chocolate M&M's. I don't know about you, but Dark Chocolate Almond Raspberry sounds amazing for a romantic dessert.

    • Neko seek
      Neko seek Ай бұрын

      Not reading all of that

  • Dr. Pepper
    Dr. Pepper 6 ай бұрын +240

    Matpat : "In short, Colours with longer wavelengths tend to be more stimulating than those with shorter wavelengths" [7:26]
    _Hey! I'm sure they have a GREAT personality to go with those short wavelengths !!!_

  • Celia Nunn
    Celia Nunn 3 ай бұрын +64

    Great Job except u forgot 1 thing: Chocolate ITSELF is an aphrodisiac. So whoever ate the most candieswhile ranking would b more likely to rank higher.

    • 777SilverPhoenix777
      777SilverPhoenix777 2 ай бұрын +3

      actually it's not. it only boosts your mood, not your libido.

  • Shawn Jones
    Shawn Jones 6 ай бұрын +5136

    I love how hard MatPat is trying to keep this family friendly.

  • dudeawsomeness1
    dudeawsomeness1 6 ай бұрын +342

    There comes a time in every boy's life when he gets the talk... about the green M&Ms.

  • Dragon Sword
    Dragon Sword 6 ай бұрын +149

    As a Scotsman, I've never heard of or used any terms similar to the "base system" that is used in America, I've also heard numerous variations on what each base represents... So I might have to say it's a strange American prudism.

  • Haseda -
    Haseda - 3 ай бұрын +103

    In Europe (or at least what i know in Italy) we don't have an equivalent of baseball's bases at all. We don't divide relationships in set phases, things happen and we go along with it :D

    • Nick Yey
      Nick Yey Ай бұрын

      More or less in brasil

    • James Reilly
      James Reilly Ай бұрын +2

      Same in Ireland

    • Ayato Hater 1
      Ayato Hater 1 2 ай бұрын +4

      We’ll in England well at least my area when you find your self a good partner you say you scored or something like that

    • Launa Seilings
      Launa Seilings 2 ай бұрын +12

      Even us Canadians don't have that, and we are called America 2.0

    • Leo Metz
      Leo Metz 3 ай бұрын +6

      I heard people saying they "scored a goal" when they had a "home run"

  • jjj6
    jjj6 6 ай бұрын +150

    I feel like chocolate being an aphrodisiac probably also plays a factor in this theory.

  • Saoirse Terry
    Saoirse Terry 4 ай бұрын +14

    Can we just appreciate how much research and effort he puts into these☺️ keep up the great work matpat

  • The Phony
    The Phony 6 ай бұрын +3430

    Food Theory Idea: Are banana peels really slippery? What makes them slippery? Are other fruit peels slippery? Which peel is the slipperiest?

  • Jonathan Hernandez
    Jonathan Hernandez 6 ай бұрын +92

    My theory: a full bowl of colorful m&ms looks like a rainbow. Rainbows and colorful things are often associated with joy and excitement in our culture. The sight of rainbows might make people inherently lean towards happier more optimistic thoughts thus making the ratings go way up high

  • Furry With Common Sense
    Furry With Common Sense 6 ай бұрын +55

    Matpat, I swear to god that I watch more Food Theory than Game And Film Theory Combined

    • Blok Vader
      Blok Vader 3 ай бұрын +1

      I've felt that, I've been watching this channel WAY more often, I guess it's just the real world kind of stuff

    • The Julian Lee Show
      The Julian Lee Show 6 ай бұрын

      I swear I’ve watched every episode of all three 😢

    • The Julian Lee Show
      The Julian Lee Show 6 ай бұрын +2

      I swear I’ve watched every episode of all three 😢

  • Twix
    Twix 6 ай бұрын +8

    The intros to every channel matpat has are always the highlight of my day

  • Dag Cristal
    Dag Cristal 6 ай бұрын +15

    I love the idea of bringing in the subscribers to help with tests

  • Pinky Banerjee
    Pinky Banerjee 2 ай бұрын +1

    Matpat: trying very hard not to explain birds and the bees
    Also matpat: makes a video about candy mascots being canibals

  • Fishy Brick Films
    Fishy Brick Films  6 ай бұрын +2856

    Can we all appreciate how hard mat pat is trying to not get demonetized

  • Andrew Reilly
    Andrew Reilly 6 ай бұрын +15

    Is it also possible that the reason Green M&Ms put you in a certain mood is that they are made of Dark Chocolate which is an already know aphrodisiac?

  • L L
    L L 6 ай бұрын +23

    MatPat, you trying to be family friendly is my favorite comedy show.

  • Bella Lane
    Bella Lane 3 ай бұрын +7

    I think at this point, MatPat is on the watchlist for wayyy to many places

  • Michelle Ignatowski
    Michelle Ignatowski 6 ай бұрын +26

    Some people: "green m&ms make you excited thanks to an urban legend"
    Other people: "red m&ms make you excited thanks to color theory and idea representation"
    Me: "blue m&ms make me happy because I like the color blue and eating them brought me joy as a kid"

  • madam MAZON
    madam MAZON 5 ай бұрын +8

    Thanks for the video Matt Pat. Honestly, I would definitely like to be part of some of your future experiments. It's always nice to have a larger sample group

  • Morning Dusk
    Morning Dusk 6 ай бұрын +1883

    I know that if I were in a study, and a bowl of singular-colored candy was presented to me, I would be distracted by trying to figure out what the study was trying to discover, whereas being in a room with a bowl of normal distribution candy colors, I would assume they were just there as a bonus snack to help the subjects focus on the task at hand. Maybe that's a future theory too, "does eating while doing a task help you focus?"

    • Mr Magnamalo
      Mr Magnamalo 6 ай бұрын

      @岩盤グレムリン and drinking alcoholic drink does the opposite

    • SkaCat
      SkaCat 6 ай бұрын

      @Sweet Lucy no

    • Sweet Lucy
      Sweet Lucy 6 ай бұрын

      Here finally kzclip.org/video/f_TJ9KMAGQg/бейне.html

    • PWL
      PWL 6 ай бұрын

      With the only green or only red group, you know it's unnatural and they're probably trying to test whatever effect it has on you. When the only data collected is attractiveness, you're more conscious of your choice and potential evaluation than the all candy or no candy group so you modify them a bit to try to look the best (unconsciously)

  • Marceline
    Marceline 6 ай бұрын +6

    Let’s just say it: we all loved how MatPat struggled to say the question 😂

  • Nick Portilla
    Nick Portilla 6 ай бұрын +10

    I've watched a lot of theory videos and watched Matpat's cutout do a lot of stuff, so when I saw the real-world photo I can help but think it's photoshopped because I'm so used to it being a talking picture on youtube. 😆😆😆

  • The Kirb
    The Kirb 4 ай бұрын +2

    This reminds me of some people that I met once. They were fully convinced that yellow skittles worked as birth control.

  • Add1ct666
    Add1ct666 6 ай бұрын +6

    I believe it is the chocolate that is the "ingredient" you are looking for. Try the same experiment with Skittles and see if you get the same results.

  • Zakk Marks
    Zakk Marks 25 күн бұрын

    I've never craved M&M's more than I do now after watching this entire video. Psychology is wild.

  • Kristy C
    Kristy C 6 ай бұрын +1820

    I hypothesize that a mixed bowl of color is possibly more "fun" thus leading to a higher rating than just a plain color, no matter what color that is

    • Kenneth Newton III
      Kenneth Newton III 6 ай бұрын +1

      I was thinking similarly. I would like to see the results of some tests.

    • TherealEllieWillams
      TherealEllieWillams 6 ай бұрын

      here is the full clip no

    • R
      R 6 ай бұрын


    • G
      G 6 ай бұрын +3

      My hypothesis is that the study is useless, when you only have 10 people in each group. I simulated 4 groups with 10 people in excel, where each person had a random natural deviation between 0 - 3 from the norm. So, 1 person might rate a picture 1.5 higher than the rest. The highest difference in deviation between two groups was normally around 0.6 and often higher. This means that if Matt had tested 4 groups of 10 people with no M&M's, there would still be a difference between 0.4 - 1.2, which is the result he got.

    • Extra_44
      Extra_44 6 ай бұрын +2

      I was thinking about that too. Not fun, but rather more exciting for the eyes to see and enjoy the different colours

  • kawaiiamethist
    kawaiiamethist 6 ай бұрын +4

    A bowl of green ones reminds me of peas, which makes me want to wretch. Rather than one colour, I'm excited to see all the colours mixed. The casings don't indicate different flavours after all.

  • Goomba The Vexed
    Goomba The Vexed 6 ай бұрын +5

    one thing I think we should point out is that chocolate has long been considered an aphrodisiac but not because they contain or produce phenylethylamine and serotonin, but because how the chocolate melts in one's mouth (so something to look into was if the temperature of the room was the same and possibly making the chocolates more or less 'melty'). Another thing to think about is that in the bowls with one color... it may be that the color didn't stand out. think of it like the difference between camo and blaze orange for hunters... camo is designed to blend in by mimicking their surrounding environment. Since they don't stand out... they are overlooked. Blaze orange (a camo designed to help hunters see other hunters but not so visible to some animals... the orange stood out. In the bowls of all green and red candies... the color didn't stand out. in the mixed bowl those colors can stand out more compared to the cooler and calmer colors... thus possibly having a bigger impact on one's body.

  • Moonburn_The_Lynx
    Moonburn_The_Lynx 5 ай бұрын +4

    Well, for my particular class in Switzerland, the most compliments are given to the goalkeepers in football (soccer), handball, hockey, and other goalkeeping games, though in a playful way. (It's kinda funny or awkward to me, because the ball always ends up in the most _bizarre_ positions imaginable-) But usually, we build up relationships overtime, and unless one of us is a sport-freak, sports don't really have anything to do with love here!

  • Ronald Blum
    Ronald Blum 6 ай бұрын +7

    As a person in Biomedical science, I really enjoy human trials. However as soon as I saw your test groups I knew you were gonna run into issues. If you get those 40k participants this could be an interesting experiment though. I do Biomed in NC so I suppose I could participate or help in some way.

  • João Miguel Carneiro
    João Miguel Carneiro 2 ай бұрын +1

    Here in Brazil, even though baseball isn't part of the culture, we still use this metaphor of bases for romantic relations, not that common that everybody says, but still something that exists

  • LyeaNotFound
    LyeaNotFound 6 ай бұрын +1288

    The real question is what Mat’s Google searches looked like after this 😂

    • LinkfiedProductions
      LinkfiedProductions 6 ай бұрын

      The green m&m 💀

    • Beeker 🗸
      Beeker 🗸 6 ай бұрын

      @RudeBeans but she, he, or whatever pronouns they go by has NotFound in the username which is commonly used in Dream SMP member usernames.

    • Beeker 🗸
      Beeker 🗸 6 ай бұрын

      @RudeBeans well in some cases

    • RudeBeans
      RudeBeans 6 ай бұрын +1

      @Beeker 🗸 if you think about it, Somebody with a dream pfp doesn’t make them a dream Stan.

    • generator cell
      generator cell 6 ай бұрын

      @Sky'sInfamous yeah...

  • Lou Moon
    Lou Moon 6 ай бұрын +4

    Food theory is my favorite of your channels. It’s what I first saw and how I got hooked ❤️

  • Ryan N
    Ryan N 6 ай бұрын +4

    Green became my favorite color in the 90s due to being the most rare color in the M&Ms bags I got at the time. So of course in the 2010s, I painted my Tiburon green. Good stuff

  • Clyde Fruits
    Clyde Fruits 4 ай бұрын +1

    Having cousins that live in North Carolina, and going down there to visit every year, I would absolutely love to take part in something like this. Keep the Food Theories going, MatPat!

  • Jill Walker
    Jill Walker 6 ай бұрын +2

    I would be absolutely thrilled to be involved in experiments for food theory

  • Rafael Delgado
    Rafael Delgado 3 ай бұрын +28

    I find it coincidental that I saw this video yesterday and earlier this afternoon my sister came back from the store with a box of Choco chip cookies and a box of those cookies with M&M on them

  • GlowStyc
    GlowStyc 6 ай бұрын +1

    Another great thing about having a fan base do these tests is you get a variety of different countries and nationalities to see how that affects them

  • WorldWonderMinds&Friends
    WorldWonderMinds&Friends 6 ай бұрын +4

    I click on these videos both to see the LOOOOOORE but also to see how long it would take for matt to say the forbidden human inaction word and not get demonitized

  • Late December
    Late December 5 ай бұрын +2

    As a teen of the 80's , the greens one's is something we made up. You should know that popping the tab off a soda can with the tiny little ring intact meant You really wanted to (date ) someone. So you might want to look that one up as well. It didn't make a product sale more it was just something to brake the ice so to speak.

  • Beans
    Beans 6 ай бұрын +1

    I think the reason why the mix bowl was the best was the smell, smell makes a big difference in all relationships

  • Lemonade DIY
    Lemonade DIY 2 ай бұрын

    12:21 honestly I think it’s because many bright colors can make someone happier instead of one color which feels more bland and neutral

  • ShenrageTV
    ShenrageTV 6 ай бұрын +2480

    As a german, i can say it took me years to figure out what the whole "bases" thing means in detail, we dont have a really common methaphor here, we get straight to the point !^^

    • Antonio Coman
      Antonio Coman 5 ай бұрын

      As a fellow european,i can agree

    • Crazy rat serpent
      Crazy rat serpent 5 ай бұрын

      We do the exact same thing in Canada 🇨🇦 just straight to the point

    • Ghost
      Ghost 5 ай бұрын

      Same, ich hab ewig gebraucht bis ich das gecheckt habe.

    • O S
      O S 5 ай бұрын

      Hi I'm also from Germany!

    • Xeye
      Xeye 5 ай бұрын

      It’s used during adolescence to describe what level you hit it. On the other hand, Adults are straight forward.

  • Fabian K.
    Fabian K. 6 ай бұрын +3

    Something I learned very early in my studies: Just because it is significant doesn't mean it's important.
    You can find significant differences between almost anything if you look hard enough. What's important is to determine if they make a notable difference in the real world.

  • Neko Yumj
    Neko Yumj 6 ай бұрын +7

    Food theory idea: can the shape of food effect how its tastes? For example i know something who loves carrots but hates thin chopped carrots, can the shape of how the food is lated out affect wether or not we'll like it?

    • BlackHeartKitti2
      BlackHeartKitti2 5 ай бұрын

      Sounds like that would go with the gummy bear episode that sight does play into how things taste

  • Tiffanie Brown
    Tiffanie Brown 5 ай бұрын +1

    The funny thing is I saw that commercial when I was younger. My Dad played Softball on weekends. I would give him green M&Ms and he would literally get a home run everytime. So in my head green still equals a baseball home run lol

  • S- CC
    S- CC 6 ай бұрын +2

    You know, I'd love to be in a food theory quota of people getting those free candies!!! I already do some surveys anyway, so that fits well for me.

  • missingindy
    missingindy 4 ай бұрын +13

    4:46 dear god that aged like milk

    • Gëret
      Gëret 3 ай бұрын

      ¿The Kanye thing? Yeah, it's gone even worse

  • Sin-T
    Sin-T 6 ай бұрын +1145

    As an European, no, we don’t have similar things like “the first base” to indicate that kind of things. We are more straightforward lmao

    • MidnightWaffle👑🎗️
      MidnightWaffle👑🎗️ 6 ай бұрын

      in england we have rounders

    • Absentia
      Absentia 6 ай бұрын +1

      @xXRealXx lol, you're good. Yeah, not the type of straight I'm talking about.

    • _ Septhyus_
      _ Septhyus_ 6 ай бұрын +1

      Literally nobody uses the first base stuff anymore anyway ☠️

  • Gacha JULIA 🌸
    Gacha JULIA 🌸 6 ай бұрын +2

    I didn't know there was this myth but I always sort the m&m by color

    SINISTER LUCK 6 ай бұрын +1

    My favourite part of all these episodes is the start because of the cool little animations that are funny

  • Jessie Vecchio
    Jessie Vecchio 4 ай бұрын

    The things I’d give to see matpats search history while making these videos 💀

  • Reshawshid
    Reshawshid 6 ай бұрын +1

    I don't know why but the bit about being suspicious about a cup of M&M's of the same color sent me laughing.

  • Rhoda May Carino
    Rhoda May Carino 4 ай бұрын

    I would honestly love to be a test subject. I love science, KZclip, and matpat’s videos. And I’d enough to understand a NDA 😂

  • iGamezRo
    iGamezRo 6 ай бұрын +527

    MatPat keeping things family friendly even if he has a mature enough audience by this point.

    • Melea Mendez
      Melea Mendez 6 ай бұрын

      @KBTV Studios don't be surprised

    • 🦃StarfallColors🏈
      🦃StarfallColors🏈 6 ай бұрын

      @Samir Belica finally someone just said it, we all want da money

    • Samir Belica
      Samir Belica 6 ай бұрын +3

      For the money, man. For the money.

    • MixedBagGamer
      MixedBagGamer 6 ай бұрын +5

      I raise you the FNAF ARG. Well not everybody in the community's fault it definitely escalated to a very arguably immature level what with the disruption of multiple businesses in that area to a point where Matt Pat had to step in and tell everybody to stop

    • it's_AJツ
      it's_AJツ 6 ай бұрын +3

      This is youtube's fault tbh

  • DoramaRx
    DoramaRx 6 ай бұрын +3

    I would be totally down to participate in a control group for science

  • Jackass5892
    Jackass5892 6 ай бұрын

    I'd volunteer in a heartbeat to be a guinea pig for MatPat!

  • kendratree
    kendratree 6 ай бұрын

    I want to be in studies! This was a well done video!

  • Prowolf
    Prowolf 6 ай бұрын +1

    Science Theory! That's gotta be the new channel Mat Pat was talking about on the power wash simulator with Markiplier! Or at least I hope it is!

  • potato girl
    potato girl 5 ай бұрын

    Man if i could participate in one of these studies I'd be so happy

  • riktang
    riktang 6 ай бұрын +23276

    food theory idea: could eating food you dont like actually make you sick
    edit: that question sounded better in my head, but now i realize its just dumb so nevermind
    also i did NOT expect this many likes whatsoever i thought it get like 40 maximum

  • Branden McGee
    Branden McGee 6 ай бұрын +1

    My favorite was the Dennis Miller commercial.
    DM : Is it true what they say about the green ones?
    Green M&m loses her mind.
    DM : Okay okay, you're not lime.

  • Aneita Torres
    Aneita Torres 6 ай бұрын +8

    6:09 Note for anyone wondering why *green* is a "primary color".
    *Magenta, Green, and Cyan* in are primary colors in light.
    *Magenta, Yellow, and Blue* in primary colors in ink/colors

  • Belle🫂
    Belle🫂 29 күн бұрын

    we need to talk about all of the m&ms because why are they different colors besides the fact that it makes it more appetizing, when they are all just chocolate

  • Ashlie Regis
    Ashlie Regis 6 ай бұрын

    Yes that baseball commercial is so deeply buried into my subconscious that it comes to mind every time I open a packet >.>

  • Clell Biggs
    Clell Biggs 10 күн бұрын

    I have to admit if someone invited me to eat M&Ms while rating people's appearance (already weird) I'd be massively distracted by all of the M&Ms being the same color.

  • Veeva
    Veeva 6 ай бұрын +864

    I honest to god didn't even know that there was such a thing as the green m&m making you in the mood.
    Also, as a Dutch person, as far as I know we don't really have things like first and second base like you guys have over in the USA, though I am also 23 and didn't date at all in my high school years so maybe I just missed out on that stuff. Who knows really

    • CERJ Media Gaming
      CERJ Media Gaming 6 ай бұрын +1

      I am also 23 and didn't date at all in my high school. Funny that. If only I was Dutch instead of German that would be the perfect trifecta of very relatable comments

    • antobono 64
      antobono 64 6 ай бұрын

      @Veeva no he doesn't own an mnm but theres memes where they put Dr.phils face over a green mnm I don't know why it exists but hey it exist

    • Veeva
      Veeva 6 ай бұрын

      @antobono 64 excuse me, Dr. Phil one? Like the dude without a license who has a TV show, that dude? He has an M&M?

    • ZaziAljazi
      ZaziAljazi 6 ай бұрын

      I live in slovenia and some ppl use stage some use levels and some months for some reason (like a relationship level depends on how long couples are together)

  • notacult
    notacult 6 ай бұрын

    Food theory idea: everyone says ketchup is sugary as heck, but what truly is the sweetest condiment and how does it affect how people like them?

  • Sam Schott
    Sam Schott 6 ай бұрын

    As I remember it, it was an urban legend that M&M’s marketing ran with.

  • Aaron
    Aaron 5 ай бұрын

    8:28 LMAO. I don't know why I find this so funny. Especially the last scene. Love it.

  • pyschob61
    pyschob61 6 ай бұрын

    I love experiments like this, took a lot of psych in college and it’s always peaked my interest. Would love to help participate in studies!

  • Pastel Pudding
    Pastel Pudding 4 ай бұрын

    I’ve never gotten “in the mood” eating green M&Ms.

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache 6 ай бұрын +966

    I’d say MatPat did quite a great job with the topic of procreation while tiptoeing around the community guidelines.

    • XD Smile
      XD Smile 6 ай бұрын

      He has a way with words my friends

    • binbus
      binbus 6 ай бұрын

      its me again

    • Brundle_Fly_
      Brundle_Fly_ 6 ай бұрын

      @Enigmaniac 🤣🤣 I was like "a bot actually commented??"

    • hцsky щendigо
      hцsky щendigо 6 ай бұрын


    • aare pelaa
      aare pelaa 6 ай бұрын +1

      Another try not to get age restricted moment.

  • Asddsa Asdfg
    Asddsa Asdfg 6 ай бұрын +1

    I think the veriety of colors makes it look more colorful and for some reason it feels better to eat and look at it!

  • Auzzie Anxiety
    Auzzie Anxiety 6 ай бұрын

    As an Australian, I’d love to be part of any experiment The Theorists do :D

  • Kawaii Loner
    Kawaii Loner Ай бұрын

    My mom made me and my sister stop eating red m&ms for a year and it was like contraband that we secretly ate at friends houses.

  • Katriana Call
    Katriana Call 6 ай бұрын

    It would definitely be fuckin awesome if we the viewers got to partake in the experiments. I've been watching this channel for years, before it really got big, and it would be an honor to actually help form these theories 😁

  • FirePaw X
    FirePaw X 25 күн бұрын

    Fun fact: there is a hilarious commercial where a guy asks green the question and her reaction is hilarious

  • firewolf
    firewolf 6 ай бұрын +911

    "But first do you see that big red button down there? Does it make you feel some type of emotion deep down?"
    MatPat just gave the phrase "smash that subscribe button" a whole new meaning.

    • 矢印Indigo
      矢印Indigo 6 ай бұрын +1

      You had 666 likes and I didn't want to ruin it but I had to. I'm sorry

    • mr henry
      mr henry 6 ай бұрын +1

      smash the like button

    • Nekoru
      Nekoru 6 ай бұрын +6


    • Kate Blossom
      Kate Blossom 6 ай бұрын +4

      Not on this video

  • RatedEd
    RatedEd 6 ай бұрын

    That sounds awesome! I would love to be a part of a experiment for the channel!

  • overwhelmed_cactus
    overwhelmed_cactus 5 ай бұрын +1

    Swede here! We do consume alot of American media here, so I have heard about the base system. Never really connected it to baseball though, thought it was just a general figure of speech.
    From what I know we don't have a similar system of our own, we either lightly/jokingly use the base system, or we just say the words 😉

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly 2 ай бұрын

    I think it's more likely that we find a variety more exciting for the same reason that most people find a plate full of monochromatic food to be less appealing.
    My guess would be that we need food from different sources to get different nutrients, so our bodies just find a variety of colors more attractive. I don't know that for sure, but it makes more sense than all red m&m's are suspicious. haha

  • Francesco Lucchetta
    Francesco Lucchetta 6 ай бұрын

    One thing I learned from this episode is that there's a surprising amount of studies on what is and what isn't an aphrodisiac

  • YourRyeBread
    YourRyeBread 20 күн бұрын

    12:37 my theory is that the red and green are stimulating as a more unique color but not alone (in this candy specific situation anyway)

  • James Edgar
    James Edgar 6 ай бұрын +939

    When I was young I recall reading that British soldiers in WW2 would keep their green Smarties (a candy-coated chocolate like M&Ms) to throw into the grass when they returned home. Why? So their kids would spend the afternoon trying to find them, while dad was inside making up for lost time with mom.
    Tried to find a reference online, but can't find one. But as M&Ms are inspired by Smarties, the connection is there - assuming some author wasn't lying to me!

    • Lou🍳
      Lou🍳 5 ай бұрын

      @Latunen yes

    • Latunen
      Latunen 5 ай бұрын

      @Lou🍳 no

    • James Edgar
      James Edgar 6 ай бұрын

      @rollanddev Read my post until the end

    • rollanddev
      rollanddev 6 ай бұрын

      Got a source on that? Google's not turning up anything...

  • Bate_ate
    Bate_ate 6 ай бұрын +1

    this is the first time in my entire world that y european ears heard stages of love be associated with a type of sport. I am actually amazed

  • The Impossible Thespian
    The Impossible Thespian 6 ай бұрын

    I would loooove to participate in some of these food experiments. Interesting unprofessionalism and all XDDDDD

  • Monster Master
    Monster Master 28 күн бұрын

    You should do stuff online to test reactions from people all over the world, not just U.S.

  • Chris Pulsifer
    Chris Pulsifer 6 ай бұрын

    Found it funny, today I learned what double blind research is and it’s the day I watch this episode and hear it and actually understand it