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Irish People Try Fried Chicken From Around The World [WATCH]

There are few foods in the world that could best fried chicken. If clogged arteries weren’t an issue, we could honestly enjoy fried chicken for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Over at Facts, a lucky panel of Irish lads and lasses got to do what I’ve been dreaming of my entire adult life: try different kinds of fried chicken from around the world.

Dishes featured include Buttermilk Fried Chicken from the United States, Lollipop Chicken from India, Chicken Karaage from Japan, and Peppered Chicken from Nigeria.

Before biting into the crispy cuts of poultry, the group doesn’t actually know where the fried chicken comes from or what type it is. They’re gifted with the experience of trying completely new fried chicken fare utterly blind.

Check out the video to see what they thought of these variations of the iconic dish.

Alcohol Drinks News Toasty

Tullamore D.E.W. Whiskey Gives You Access To Your Ancestry Through Limited-Edition DNA Kit

Alcohol may be the reason that some of us are here, but now one whiskey brand is helping consumers figure out where they’re from — literally.

To celebrate the launch of “The Beauty of Blend” campaign, Irish blended whiskey Tullamore D.E.W. has partnered with MyHeritage DNA to create a limited-edition branded DNA kit which will allow people to “uncover their own unique blend” or learn about their own ancestry. The kits will be given away through a gifting program and the Tullamore D.E.W. social channels in the coming months.

“We are built on blend. It runs through every bottle of our original triple blend Irish whiskey,” says Caspar MacRae, Tullamore D.E.W.’s Global Brand Director, via a statement. “There are numerous examples in the worlds of food, music and beyond where something beautiful has been created because of the blending of different cultures or ideas, and we think that is worth celebrating. The Beauty of Blend celebrates our belief in the spirit of blend – from the original triple blend in our Irish whiskey to the blending of cultures, rooted in our historic association with Irish emigrants around the world.”

This partnership is part of Tullamore D.E.W.’s new global advertising campaign, “Beauty of Blend” which celebrates the unique spirit of the blend – whether it be the triple blend of pot still, malt and grain whiskies in Tullamore D.E.W. or the blending of cultures and ideas throughout history. Reviewing trends of DNA testing from around the world, Tullamore D.E.W. worked with MyHeritage DNA to uncover that 99.7% of people have a blend of multiple ethnicities, meaning that only 0.3% of individuals sampled are of only one ethnic background.

The “Beauty of Blend” campaign launches with two new films. “No Irish Need Apply” is a film showcasing the history of Irish immigration in the USA, while “Danny Boy” celebrates cultural diversity in a way that is authentically Irish.

Cravings Culture Sweets

Irish People Try American Pancakes For The First Time [WATCH]

The problem with American pancakes is that once you crave them, you’ll stop at nothing to get your hands on some. Once you take those first few fluffy bites drenched in maple syrup, however, you find yourself stuffed and can’t carry on any further. Or maybe that’s just us.

As part of a balanced breakfast, the folks over at Facts got a group of Irish folks together to try different kinds of American pancakes for the first time. Pancakes variations include blueberry, red velvet, strawberry cheesecake, and bacon & maple syrup.

Watch them try American pancakes in the below video:

Irish pancakes are described as more like crepes in the video, much thinner than their US counterparts. In other words, the US breakfast dish may be a tad more filling.

Check out the video above to see how the panel reacts to the different types of American pancakes. Actually, pancakes don’t sound too bad right now. Hopefully I can eat more than a couple bites before throwing in the towel, though.

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Watch Irish People React To Trying American Peanut Butter For The First Time

Late-night hunger pangs can be a cruel mistress. You’re stuck in the twilight between nuking something in the microwave, or just going back to sleep. More often than not, sleep loses that battle and we end up making ourselves a sandwich. The quickest and quietest solution: a good old fashioned sandwich made with American peanut butter.

Facts, the YouTube channel behind Irish People trying American BBQ, is at it again.

The panel try the most popular peanut butter brands like Jif, Smuckers, Creamy Reese’s, and Skippy.

Check out the video below to see their different stances on American peanut butter brands and which ones they enjoyed the most. Personally, we were always partial to Skippy.

Watching these lads and lasses try all the American peanut butter we have at our disposal really makes us curious about the differences between them all. Perhaps on our next grocery run, we’ll pick up a few. Can’t hurt to grab some jelly either.


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Irish People Try Jolly Ranchers For The First Time [WATCH]

When it comes to candy, Jolly Ranchers are one of the few we truly enjoy at any time of year. The fruit-flavored sweet comes in a variety of forms such as hard candy, jelly beans, lollipops, and gummies. If we had to pick, green apple Jolly Ranchers are the embodiment of candy itself.

The folks over at Facts decided to try the iconic confectionary for themselves, and rallied together a panel of lads and lasses to taste the sweets for the very first time.

Candy flavors include Fruit n’ Sour, Cinnamon Fire, Blue Raspberry Soda, and Awesome Twosome Bites.

Check out the video to see this group of Irish citizens get a sugar rush on camera and voice their opinions on the variety of Jolly Rancher flavors they toss in their mouths.

After all that candy, they’ll probably be wanting something pretty savory to even out all that sweetness. Might we recommend a heaping helping of shawarma fries?

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Watch These Folks Try Alcohol For The First Time

Most of us of drinking age can remember that first experience with alcohol and whether or not we enjoyed the taste. As time went on, we got used to the strong flavor and welcomed the buzz that came with the drink. Sometimes we look back and wonder how we would handle our first alcoholic beverages if we could relive the experience again.

In their latest video, Facts found a trio who have never tried alcohol before to drink a variety of liquored up beverages for the first time. The drinks and cocktails they tried include cider, beer, alcopops (alcoholic soda), gin, and wine.

The panel seemed pretty unanimous about their dislike for nearly all of the alcoholic beverages placed in front of them. Hey, it’s not for everyone and that’s OK.

Check out the video and see if this experience triggers some of your first-time drinking memories.

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Irish People Try Sushi For The First Time [WATCH]

The first time we tried sushi, many many years ago, we were pretty nervous about the idea of eating raw fish. Since that first experience, we’ve fallen in love with the iconic Japanese dish.

Over at Facts, the production company dug around and found six people who have yet to experience the bliss that comes from raw fish and vinegared rice.

Popular sushi items include Rainbow Rolls and Ebi Tempura Rolls with Masago. After the first two rolls, however, things take a pretty weird turn in the rolls that come out in front of them. The group tries a Mango California Roll, Charred Salmon and Strawberry Roll, and what they call a Jo Pineapple Roll.

Hang on a second… what? Maybe these are just popular over in Ireland.

If you want to see this group of lads and lasses eat strange sushi-fruit hybrids while struggling to get a grip on their chopsticks, check out the video above.

Man, sushi sounds pretty good for lunch right now. Especially since it’s a million degrees outside.

Culture Packaged Food Video

Watch Irish People Try American Doritos For The First Time

You’re either down with Hot Cheetos or you’re down with Doritos. There’s really not much of a middle ground when it comes with to a bag of chips here in the United States. Unlike Cheetos, however, Doritos has quite a few more fan-favorite flavors to choose from, complete with iconic packaging.

The folks over at Facts got a panel of Irish men and women together to try different flavors of American Doritos for the first time. These flavors include Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, Salsa Verde, and After Dark: Tacos at Midnight.

Check out the video and see whether or not these lads and lasses like the seasoned tortilla chips. Definitely makes us want to grab a bag on the way home.

So what’s your favorite Doritos flavor? Personally, we’re on the Cool Ranch train.