– The middle is so, look at that!
Oh my God! – Ooh, it’s hot!
(blows air) ♪ (industrial intro) ♪ – (FBE) Today we have a pretty
sweet episode for you. – You made a pun,
I hope it’s dessert. Candy, ice cream, pie, cake?
I can keep going. – (FBE) Because today is
National Dessert Day! – Oh, no way! – Are we gonna get to eat
a bunch of desserts? Oh my, oh my God,
I’m so excited. – (FBE) So we’re gonna go through
the past 10 decades and we’re gonna see
if you can match the most popular dessert
to the decade. – Y’all had to mess it up. See, I thought we was just gonna eat
and enjoy our time. – (FBE) So we will reveal
the correct decade after each dessert,
rather than waiting to reveal it at the end, so it will be sort of like a process of
elimination style game where we see how you do. – I mean, I mean,
process of elimination, you gotta get at least one right. – (FBE) Alright, here’s your list. – Oh. Whoa, from 1920, my God! – (FBE) So first up, we have
pineapple upside down cake! – Oh, okay, wow, look at that. Nice presentation, looks good. – I feel like this was in a movie, and that’s why
it was popular for so long. – Mmm. – Ooh! – I feel like it’s definitely before
we cared about calories or gluten or whatever,
I don’t even know what gluten is. What is it?
I don’t know, but it’s delicious. – (FBE) So what decade do you think
this was most popular in? – So this one, I feel like
I remember hearing a lot about it when I was little,
so I wanna do 1990. – I would say 1920.
Like a vintage dessert. – I’m gonna say ’50s. I’d associate it with like
I Love Lucy for some reason. – I’m gonna go with the ’60s. – 1930?
– ’80s. – Let’s go 1950, because then I think
I’d recognize the newer ones, and this one’s kinda vague, so let’s
put it somewhere in the middle. – ’40s, ’cause my dad was born
in the 1950s, and he liked it when he was a kid. – (FBE) So actually, you are correct.
(bell rings) – Alright! – I wasn’t sure how early.
(buzzer rings) And I definitely wasn’t thinking
that early. (laughs) – (FBE) Reportedly, the pineapple
upside down cake was most popular during the 1920s when
the Hawaiian Pineapple company sponsored a pineapple upside down
recipe competition, where the winner also inspired
the addition of that cherry on top. – And that’s like the cherry on top!
Literally. – Did they accidentally drop it,
(buzzer rings) hence the upside down-ness
of the cake? Was that part of the history? – (FBE) Next up, we have
a party favorite. – A party favorite. – (FBE) Fondue!
– (gasps) Ooh! Oh my God, chocolate fondue. I’m always wanted to go to
a fondue place, I’ve never been to one. – Mmm, that’s delicious dude. – I love fondue. I love when you go to like
chocolate parties, I used to throw a couple
chocolate parties, and then we’ll have like pound cake
cut up to the side, and strawberries and bananas. – (FBE) What decade do you think
this was most popular? – This one, I’m gonna go with 1940s? – I’ll put it in 1940. For some reason, I’m just seeing
an old 1940 advertisement for fondue restaurants. – I’m gonna say ’50s for this. – The 1950s. – I’m thinking it’s 1930,
the chocolate and strawberries. – I’m gonna say 1970s.
– ’70s. Was everybody having fondue
at Woodstock, who’s to say? – This is totally ’70s, like you know, peace man,
let’s dip some [bleep] in chocolate and cheese. – (FBE) Fondue was most popular
during the 1960s. (buzzer rings)
– Oh God, almost! – Damn it! (laughs)
(buzzer rings) – Really?
– ’60s, damn. – (FBE) So fondue was popularized
as a Swiss national dish and it wasn’t until 1964,
New York’s World’s Fair that Americans came in contact
with fondue, which quickly turned into a fad
across the nation. – Ooh, interesting! – This is why international relations
is so important! You get fondue out of it. – (FBE) Next up, we got some
tiramisu for you. – Ooh, alright.
Yeah, look at this. That’s very pretty. – Ugh, it tastes like coffee. (laughs) – It tastes kinda like something
you would order at a diner, but I feel like the word
tiramisu is much fancier than that. – (FBE) So what decade do you think
the tiramisu was most popular? – I’m gonna go with 1970. – 1970.
– I’ll say ’90s. – 1940.
– Tiramisu, it’s ’70s. – I’m wanna roll with 1930. – Probably ’40s? – It’s one of those
very pretty desserts. You know, all of that was so important
way back when, so I’m gonna go with the ’40s. – (FBE) The tiramisu originated in
Naples, Italy in the 1600s, but it wasn’t properly introduced
into American restaurants until the 1980s.
(buzzer rings) – Really? People in the ’80s
were eating tiramisu? C’mon guys. This does not feel like
the spiked hair dessert. – I started good guys,
I’m doing so wrong now, wow. – (FBE) Next up, we’ve got some
healthy ice cream for you. – (Jamayla) This is healthy,
like organic ice cream? – Healthier, I’m thinking it either
has no dairy at all, or it’s more of a yogurt,
or a soft served ice cream? – Let’s do it. The flavor’s freaking cool though. – It kinda tastes artificial
the same way that like liquid medicine does, where it’s like,
it’s got a hint of raspberry. It’s mostly just chemical though. – It’s like really making me sad
for some reason. This isn’t what ice cream
should taste like. – If you’re not gonna eat it
because of your diet then don’t touch it. Like, don’t mess with
the ice cream. – (FBE) Okay so, what decade was
the healthy ice cream most popular? – Oh God, every decade
has a health fad, I don’t know. – Healthy ice cream,
that was to be 2010. – I’m gonna go 2000s. – The 2000.
– 1990. – 2010, that’s when everybody
started getting all crazy and stuff. – This is, for sure,
from 2010, because nowadays since food is so
processed and bad for you, now is when we’re really
making all these pushes to be a bit healthier. – Real healthy stuff, like people are starting moving
on the fitness movement, 2010s and on, easy. I guess they would start becoming
more available, and people were starting becoming
a little more conscious, I would say it was
probably in the 2000s. – The 2010s.
I don’t eat ice cream for my health. I saved those calories for a reason! – (FBE) Healthy ice cream
is most popular during the 2010s. – Really?
– Aw, boo! – I’m kinda mad at myself now.
(buzzer rings) I literally stated it,
and then just didn’t pick it. – (FBE) When you look back,
it was more difficult to find any healthier versions
of frozen treats on the market, but now it seems like
there are more options to choose from like low calorie or low sugar
ice creams. – Yeah, I think it’s good
for people who, there are people who can’t have dairy,
and not because they don’t want to, but because it really
affects them physically. – I mean, they’ve
stepped up their game. The taste is a lot better,
but it almost has me worried. I’m like “what are you
putting in here?” – (FBE) Next up,
we have bread pudding. – Bread pudding. Wow, that actually looks pretty cool. – Hmm, hmm, hmm. – That consistency is weird. – I don’t fully understand
what part of it is pudding. Did they just pour pudding
on top of bread, and went “dessert!”? – (FBE) So which decade
was this dessert most popular? – I’m gonna go with the ’70s. – I’m gonna go 1950s. – 1940s.
– 1930s. – Bread, 1930. – Let’s go with ’30.
– I’ll say 1940. – Why would you use
bread as a dessert? That would only be used because it was during
a time of struggle. That time period would’ve been
during the great depression. So I’m saying 1940. – (FBE) So bread pudding was
actually most popular during the 1940s.
(buzzer rings) – 1940s, okay, okay, okay cool. – Let’s go! – (FBE) So this was an easy
and affordable way to turn leftovers and stale bread
into a sweet treat. – I mean, I see why they did it,
because yeah, your bread is stale, so you also don’t wanna waste it. So instead, turn it into a dessert,
and dessert makes people happy. – 1940, I don’t wanna play anymore.
(buzzer rings) Bring me more desserts though. – (FBE) Next up, we’ve got
some lava cake for you. – Lava cake. I’ve never had lava cake, but I’ve seen them open it
and it looks really cool. The middle is so, look at that! Oh my God. – Oh yeah. That’s just brownie
masquerading as a cake. – (FBE) What year do you think
this is most popular? – I’m gonna go with
the ’90s. – 2000. – 2000.
– I’m gonna say 2000s. – I’m gonna go ’90s lava cake.
– I’m gonna go with 2000s. – 1990s for chocolate lava cake. – I feel like 1990 was the time
for the best kids desserts, and this is something
kids would frickin’ love in the ’90s. – (FBE) You are correct!
– Woo! – (FBE) Lava cake was most popular during the 1990s.
– Yes! Die Hard and some lava cake. – Hell yeah!
(bell rings) Kids love their sweets! – (FBE) Fun fact, it was inspired
when a chef rushed his dessert and sent it out under cooked,
but it was actually well received. – There you go, nice. Happy accident. – I can’t believe that people
believe that miracles don’t exist. We have proof! – (FBE) We have a simpler
dessert next. – Yay!
– (FBE) A baked apple. – Ooh, whoa! Oh Jesus. – Oh, hmm. Oh, it wasn’t what I was expecting. Where it’s like fruity,
but also sweet, so it’s pretty good. I almost wanna say this is
one of my favorite ones so far. – That’s just apple pie minus the pie
plus the apple. – (FBE) Which decade was this dessert
most popular? – Let’s go the ’30s. – This has to be 1930. Some stuff was going on with the whole depression
and all that, so they just like
“let’s just bake an apple,” let’s see if this works with the kids. – Yeah, this has like raisins on it. And raisins is an old people thing. So it’s probably from the 1930s. – 1930s. – I’m gonna go with 1970. – 1930! – I’m gonna say baked apples
is 1930s. – 1930, apple! During the earlier decades,
there was like wars and depression
and everything like that, and people just kind of had
to look at food items and be like “that could be dessert.” – (FBE) Baked apple was most popular
during the 1930s. – Shut up, really? Look at that! – I knew it couldn’t be 1970, no, my momma wouldn’t have made
nothing like that in 1970. – (FBE) During the depression years,
food was pretty scarce. Dessert was a luxury,
so this was a cheap way to satisfy the sweet tooth. – I dig it, I mean,
fruits as desserts is a very common theme, and if you can even pack on
the dessert more, and make it like its own little cake,
why not? – It’s very like admirable
that they would go out of their way to try to find things
that would make it so that they can have dessert
and be happy. – (FBE) So next up,
I have a baked Alaska for you. – Baked Alaska? Oh wow, look at this guy. – (FBE) Baked Alaska typically comes
en flambe, meaning it’s lit on fire. – Oh, see, I always just assume
that means fried. (laughs) – (FBE) So for safety reasons,
we won’t be doing that. – (laughs) But it’s more fun! – (FBE) But post is gonna
add in flames for us! – Ooh, alright, thanks post! – Oh, it’s hot!
(blows air) Mmm! This is ritzy, dude. – Oh my God, that is so good! It’s like a marshmallow,
whipped cream, like frosting. And then there’s ice cream inside. Dude this is like heavenly! – (FBE) Okay, so, what decade
do you think something like this would be most popular? – Okay, I’m gonna do
’50s with this one. Just kinda has that retro-y feel to it. – 1950.
– Maybe this is the 1950 dish. Let’s go with that one. – ’50s. I’m just thinking they’re trying to
like, show off their new awesome ovens they have at home now. – (FBE) Baked Alaska was very chic
during the 1950s. (buzzer rings)
– Oh wow! – Yay!
I actually got one, and it’s a good one!
(buzzer rings) – (FBE) When there were more people
with money to spend following World War II.
– Oh, that, sense. – (FBE) It was a little bit more
of a flamboyant dessert of course, so it was a way for them
to impress their party guests. – Oh, that is a good way though.
(bell rings) – It’s like look what I can do,
and we’re gonna set it on fire! (laughs) – (FBE) Next one is a cake pop! – Ooh, okay,
this screams 2000 immediately, ’cause I made these a bunch
with my cousins and stuff when we were younger. – I don’t know how else
you’re supposed to eat those. Like, it’s a bite. – Who would buy a piece of cake
where you can only get two bites out of it?
No one! But make it cute,
and put some [bleep] sprinkles on it! Genius! – (FBE) Okay, so what decade
do you think the cake pops were more popular?
– Mmm. These came out in 2000. My kids was on these mugs. – This has to be 2000s.
– Gotta be 2000s. – 2000.
– 2000 is the cake pop. – This is for sure from the 2000s. – This is 2000s, easy. – I have the ’70s and the 2000s. So, I would say the 2000s. – (FBE) Cake pops were most popular
during the 2000s! – I’m doing so much better when all of the other choices
are eliminated! – Yes!
(bell rings) – (FBE) So cake pops were
the most popular during the 2000s, when leftover cake crumbs were
turned into little cupcakes on sticks. – Is this because of
the market crash in the 2000s? They were like “what can we make
into a dessert, crumbs!” – Nowadays we get so concerned
over leftovers, that it’s nice to see if we could
turn them into something else just to sort of save food,
so these work out great ’cause they taste amazing! – (FBE) Finally we got
one last dessert for you. Next up we got carrot cake! – Oh. (laughs) My grandma can make
some mean carrot cake. – Mmm, mm-hmm, mm-hmm. – It’s pumpkin-y and carrot-y, and carrots are probably
the best of the vegetables, so it’s okay to put them in cake. – It kinda tastes like thanksgiving. I get why it’s associated with that. – (FBE) So what decade? – There’s only one spot left.
I wonder where it goes! – (FBE) Carrot cake was most popular
during the 1970s due to the emergence of diet fads, where they were perceived
as a healthier option for dessert. – (laughs) This is a healthier option?
Just ’cause it had carrots in it. – This doesn’t taste any healthier. Like sure, I guess you’re getting
a few extra vitamins, ’cause there’s a carrot in there, but it still has
the same amount of sugar and icing, like any other cake. – There’s veggies,
it’s gotta be good for you. I like that diet. – It was good to know
that the people that had been getting creative during the most
difficult times in their lives, they were also satisfying
something else by creating, you know, pretty dishes
and tasteful dishes in that day. – The coolest aspect of history
is being able to get hands on with it, ’cause you get such a deeper
understanding of the context of it, like you see really
how they lived their lives. – Thanks for watching
this sweet episode! – Shout out to Enrique Garcia! – If you like dessert,
his that subscribe button, so you won’t miss an episode! – What’s your favorite dessert?
Let us know in the comments! – Hey guys, Vartuhi here! Thank you so much
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