First Time Tasting Reaction Videos

First Time Tasting Reaction Videos

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First Time Tasting Reaction Videos are recordings of people tasting various foods for the first time while providing commentary about the experience.


The earliest known tasting reaction video was uploaded by YouTuber NinkComPoop on February 9th, 2014. In the video, two British girls consume various American candies and snacks, while reviewing the taste of each (shown below). In the first two years, the video gained over 550,000 views and 2,600 comments.


On May 27th, 2014, the BuzzFeedVideo YouTube channel uploaded a reaction video in which various people try drinking Red Bull energy drinks for the first time, accumulating more than 2.09 million views and 2,800 comments in the following year (shown below, left). On September 26th, BuzzFeedVideo posted a video of Americans eating German cuisine for the first time (shown below, right). In the next seven months, the video garnered upwards of 6.3 million views and 10,900 comments.

On November 28th, the British YouTubers Niki and Sammy Albon uploaded a video in which they eat candies from Germany for the first time (shown below, left). On March 8th, 2015, BuzzFeed released a video in which Mexican people eat Taco Bell for the first time (shown below, left). In two months, the video garnered more than 4.9 million views and 12,600 comments.

On March 29th, the All Def Digital YouTube channel uploaded a video titled "White People Try Black People Food For the First Time" (shown below, left). On March 31st, the Complex YouTube channel uploaded a in which elderly people try drinking a mixture of codeine, sprite and Jolly Rancher candy known as "lean" or "purple drank" (shown below, right). As of April 2015, there are over one million search results for the keywords "try" and "for the first time" on YouTube.[1]

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