Kids Try 100 Years of School Lunches

Watch as kids try and react to 100 years of school lunches! Which decade featured boiled steak in school lunches? When were kids routinely served liver loaf?

Released on 11/20/2018

Transcript

00:03
Yeah, that's why it was not good.
00:06
[energetic ragtime music]
00:11
I don't like pickles.
00:13
[crunch]
00:15
[gaging]
00:19
I don't think this is a full meal.
00:22
I would never eat this for lunch, or whenever.
00:25
Why not, because it tastes horrible!
00:27
I think this is from the 1900s.
00:30
Poor poor kids.
00:31
I feel bad for them.
00:33
If I only had one penny I would rather starve.
00:37
One out of ten, I would give this a one.
00:39
I'm only giving this a one, because it is edible.
00:41
[jazzy horn music]
00:47
What's that?
00:49
I see some sort of green soup, rice, and bread.
00:54
My grandma eats prunes.
00:56
It does taste like pea.
00:58
Not, not like that sort of pee.
01:01
Pea the vegetable.
01:05
I would pay maybe 10 bucks,
01:08
20 bucks for this whole dish.
01:15
That's cheap.
01:16
This, even if it's 1910s would be like 20 bucks!
01:21
[jazzy orchestral music]
01:30
I see meat.
01:32
Looks like steak.
01:34
Bread, and some sort of vegetable green stuff.
01:38
The texture of the meat is really dry.
01:42
[clinking cutlery]
01:44
I have mixed emotions about it.
01:47
I mean I like meat that I can just slice across,
01:51
ah there's my meat.
01:54
But I had to kind of go, like a seesaw.
01:59
I'd give it a sad 2.
02:02
This is a little tasteless.
02:06
Not good.
02:08
[ jazzy orchestral music]
02:15
Can I have this first?
02:17
The soup smells like steam.
02:20
I feel like, something that looks like vegetable soup.
02:24
It's goopy, and it looks like it has some carrots in it.
02:30
It tastes odd, but good at the same time.
02:33
It tastes like goop.
02:36
[chewing]
02:39
I don't know what that inside stuff is.
02:42
It looks like whipped cream inside.
02:45
This was from 1930?
02:47
I kinda feel bad for the kids there,
02:49
because there's a lot of raisins.
02:52
[bright jazzy piano music]
02:59
Okay, big orange, at least I have an orange.
03:03
What is this?
03:05
Weird looking piece of meat.
03:07
Ugh it's mushy.
03:10
Alright I'm going to try this meat.
03:14
Whoa, it looks soggy.
03:16
Oh my gosh,
03:17
it's falling apart.
03:19
[gagging]
03:21
It tastes like dog food.
03:22
Is, is it dog food?
03:26
Nope, I would call this a not so good meat thing.
03:32
What is it?
03:34
[Woman] It's liver-loaf
03:35
Liver, it's a cow's liver!
03:38
Eww!
03:39
I like other livers, but like that one I,
03:43
it's not really made right.
03:45
I don't like the beef thing.
03:48
I would give it a 20,
03:50
20 out of 2.
03:54
[playful string music]
03:59
Wow.
04:00
Wooow.
04:03
Is this meatloaf?
04:06
I don't really like that.
04:08
[mumbling with full mouth]
04:12
[ Girl In Plaid] That's good
04:14
I guess it's just too many things together for me.
04:17
Like the green beans, they just taste out of place kinda.
04:21
They're all the same color.
04:26
For school lunch pudding, this is pretty good.
04:29
I think this is school lunch,
04:31
when my grandma was born.
04:34
If this was my school lunch in the 1950s,
04:37
I'd be pretty good.
04:38
[bouncy rock and roll music]
04:46
This is banana, this is bread,
04:47
and this is eggs and milk, and this looks like orange juice.
04:54
Mmm, oh my goodness oh my goodness.
04:59
So salty, so eggy, so delicious.
05:03
I give the eggs a 10.
05:04
I would give this a 9.
05:06
I have created an egg sandwich.
05:09
I'd rate this egg 100.
05:12
Go make yourself some toast.
05:14
It'll make your day happier.
05:17
[upbeat disco music]
05:23
[gasping]
05:26
The chicken is covered in skin.
05:29
I love chicken.
05:31
Chicken is my favorite food.
05:33
I just like how juicy it is on the inside,
05:35
and then crispy on the outside.
05:37
Which is what fried chicken is all about technically.
05:40
I like the corn because it is buttery.
05:42
And I also love the jello,
05:44
because I like jello.
05:46
I just like, it's so jiggly.
05:48
I would definitely eat this for school lunch in the 70s,
05:51
because I like everything about it.
05:54
This is a really good lunch.
05:56
[banging synth pop music]
06:01
The pizza is a square.
06:04
I love pizza, pizza for life.
06:06
It's not bad.
06:07
I love chicken nuggets.
06:10
These are like frozen chicken nuggets,
06:13
their not the worst thing in the world.
06:14
They had cap-a-ri sun then?
06:17
Car-pi, car-po-ri,
06:21
copper-ey sun, that's a weird name.
06:24
It tastes like fruit punch.
06:27
Do you know how much sugar is in that?
06:29
Not the healthiest meal, yeah.
06:33
I'll rate this school lunch 6 1/2,
06:38
there needs to be more chicken nuggets.
06:41
[high energy pop rock music]
06:47
Whoa, this is my kingdom.
06:50
This looks good, oh what's this?
06:55
I see a McDonald's theme here.
06:58
We have a coke, we have their fries,
07:00
we have a normal burger.
07:04
We also got Taco Bell!
07:05
Hmmm, mhm [gasping]
07:09
Mm mm, so good!
07:13
It's just, it's fantastic.
07:15
Oh this is so tasty.
07:17
This is my heaven.
07:18
You can have mine, my parents
07:20
would not let me buy this for school lunch.
07:22
I mean one, it's a lot of bread.
07:24
You can see all these things on this plate are bread.
07:28
Bread has a lot of carbs in it.
07:31
And then they build up inside you,
07:32
and you become bread.
07:34
[smooth r&b music]
07:40
Apple, dairy milk,
07:44
baked lays, let's go.
07:46
I like the chicken a lot.
07:49
[crunching]
07:52
I love celery so much.
07:54
This is a healthy lunch.
07:55
It looks like something I would have for lunch.
07:58
To be honest, I'll give it a 7 1/2, it's acceptable.
08:02
I wish my school would serve this.
08:04
[chill electronic pop music]
08:11
This is what I call a healthy lunch.
08:15
Smells weird and minty.
08:18
It's a little too vegetable-y for me.
08:21
The wrap is okay.
08:26
It looks nothing like this.
08:28
2010s, I was born in 2010!
08:32
Michelle Obama was the first lady when I was alive.
08:36
I would eat this, but there's a lot of kids I know
08:38
who would be like ugh this is too green