As you scroll through your social media feed, you land on a Tasty or So Yummy video. Odds are they’re making something that looks ridiculously delicious with ingredients you never thought you could use or a unique method you’d wish you thought of. Melted ice cream and powdered sugar combined to make cake icing? Sounds easy! There’s a catch. The recipe doesn’t work. It was only made in hopes of it going viral.
I consider myself to be a beyond average cook. There have been some videos on Tasty and So Yummy that made me question the competency of their “chefs” or “food creators.” You’ll notice their measurements are incorrect, the cooking times are too short (because everyone wants a quick meal), and the comment section is filled with people who tried the recipe and had disastrous results.
With my spidey senses already tingling, I discovered How to Cook That on Youtube. She primarily creates baking videos, but she also debunks some of the most viral food videos by popular brands by testing the recipes, sharing her results, and explaining why they didn’t work.
Is So Yummy the WORST baking channel on YouTube? is a perfect example of their deception. Before you attempt any of these viral food videos, pay close attention and do your research. If it seems to easy to be true, it probably is. You’re better off googling an actual recipe.
An additional video I found interesting: Blossom’s Fake Video Exposed by Food Scientist