Food Theory: How Long Could You SURVIVE Locked In A Grocery Store?

Birt 17 apr 2021
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I've seen the videos Creators posted about trying to live for 24 hours in a grocery store or places like Target. That got me thinking. How long COULD you survive in a grocery store? Whether you were locked in or it was your home base in a zombie apocalypse, how long would you be able to SURVIVE with that as your only source of sustenance? Today, I'm going to settle in and find out!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Luke Barats
Editors: Josh Langman, Koen Verhagen, and Forrest Lee
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
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The Food Theorists
  • Micheal :THE EVIL HERO

    Micheal :THE EVIL HERO

    6 mínútum síðan

    F in the chat for Evan 😅

  • Micheal :THE EVIL HERO

    Micheal :THE EVIL HERO

    14 mínútum síðan

    "Super market survival" am I the only one who thinks it sounds like a title for a crappy mobile game granny rip off?

  • Shmeganthy


    16 mínútum síðan

    Mushrooms? Nah ill just die

  • Lynsey Jones

    Lynsey Jones

    19 mínútum síðan

    My mum starts talking to someone at the shops:
    My search history:

  • Sharon


    50 mínútum síðan

    Okay but realistically I just do not need more then 63 years. By the time you’re old and wise enough to do all this I’d say you’re at least like 20. 63 years later you’re 83, with that diet you’ll probably be dead right?

  • Randy Brown

    Randy Brown

    Klukkustund síðan

    I have a question similar to this one about Gilligan's Island. Did the island have enough of the right kinds of food to sustain 7 people and give them enough variety in their diet to keep them healthy?

  • eBay eBrqd

    eBay eBrqd

    Klukkustund síðan

    Why not just breathe door to get out of wait till they open the next day? You over thinking this

  • Skadé


    Klukkustund síðan


  • Alex


    Klukkustund síðan

    He would die from old age and bad diet before running out.

  • Pat Mcgary

    Pat Mcgary

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    how long would your last in a costco

  • Beeeni


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    matt: unless
    my dumbass: he ate his own body parts?
    matt: farming
    me: ah yes

  • Tom Smith

    Tom Smith

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Love the fallout ghoul and Zetan pictures

  • Lisa Arley

    Lisa Arley

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Film theory idea..? Hey, just came to think about it somehow but have u even been wondering why Donald Duck is like the only duck in his series that talk like he does? Everyone else talk "normal" but yet he gotta sound more "ducky".. But perhaps that question has already been answered

  • Elven At Heart

    Elven At Heart

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I realized the true answer the moment he said the word compost. But I watched till the end anyway.

  • A_carot YT

    A_carot YT

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Here is a theory, how long could you last only drinxkong 5 hour energy and steak

  • Pete the Norwegian

    Pete the Norwegian

    4 klukkustundum síðan


  • Fábio Santos

    Fábio Santos

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Water would be a bigger problem then. I guess you can collect rain water but it involves going outside.

  • Leehiro


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    i would put the fresh groceries in the freezers

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    4:11 to skip the rather long intro.

  • Zamir Murray

    Zamir Murray

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    that girl dead ash

  • aman ali

    aman ali

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Film theory idea:how luffy can do the things he does even if he is rubber from onempiece

  • TheLoneCabbage


    6 klukkustundum síðan

    "However long it takes to run out of stuff that's hydrating plus ~3 days". Hunger will not be the determining factor; thirst will.

  • The Immortal Sun-kun

    The Immortal Sun-kun

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    _Food_ Theory?
    Matthew, you have officially gone too far.

  • Sync Bmgo

    Sync Bmgo

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Good Job Evan

  • Alan Feng

    Alan Feng

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Is everyone going to skip over the year that Evan spends blazed out of his mind because he gets the entirety of his calories from vodka? 7.1M calories worth?
    Also, during the last 13 years, wouldn't he get scurvy like 3 months in? He's eating nothing but raw sugar, molasses, vodka and soy sauce. His pancreas will quit like 3 weeks in, followed quickly by his kidneys from drinking straight soy sauce. I wouldn't count those last 13 years as "survival"
    Actually, chubbyemu has a video describing what happened after someone chugged a gallon of soy sauce
    Oh, one MORE thing -- will he need 2000 calories? If he starves himself, his metabolism will actually go down. So from the beginning, he starves himself down to about 100 pounds, his basal metabolism drops to around 1300 calories. This means that the indefinite food items will sustain him 20/13 times longer, or about +50%. We could EASILY get to Evan's natural life with this kind of rationing.

  • Merlin Island

    Merlin Island

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    How long can someone survive in a Apple store?

  • Love is Love

    Love is Love

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Flaws in this video :
    You can still drink milk that's "spoiled" bc it's pasteurised.
    There is natural beauty products you can safely eat and it does give you nutrition.
    Evan can survive longer just by fasting every other day, he does not need to eat his basel metabolic rate anyways he's not very active he can just let his metabolic rate slow down, and that can give him a decade more.

  • metal87power


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Wait, he can still eat and drink his own waste.

  • hassanyBOI


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    at the start his monitor is asus and samsung 😂

  • Tyler Davie

    Tyler Davie

    9 klukkustundum síðan


  • Matthew


    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Id rather just live the 63.3 years than end up eating mushrooms

  • Glacier Ange1

    Glacier Ange1

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    & if he was vegan? Or has an eating disorder? :3

  • Dynastie


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    4:18 shouldn’t there be a like a limit of use for farming soil

  • Garnet 3942

    Garnet 3942

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Scp-3008?? Anyone? Lol

  • Dman Peso

    Dman Peso

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I think you could have just taken the item with longest expiration date & there’s your answer

    • Dman Peso

      Dman Peso

      11 klukkustundum síðan

      Dried beans can last 30 years

  • Kevin Nunna

    Kevin Nunna

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    with all the human waist and food waist you would have to worry about rats eating you're food stash

  • Kevin Nunna

    Kevin Nunna

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    if thereso no freezer then smoke the meat and salt it wrap it

  • Kevin Nunna

    Kevin Nunna

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    what if you flipped the script and started eating the zombies I'm a genius

  • McSmouche


    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Plot twist: thoerista is the mastermind behind the post apocalyptic event and the alien zombies are her henchmen sent to assassinate Evan from survival

  • Marki


    12 klukkustundum síðan

    heh, eating poo mushs forever is a pretty good option i guess, as long as you are alive doesn't matter

  • Just Chilled

    Just Chilled

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    This is useful because I think of this frequently

  • Hong Xu

    Hong Xu

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Lots of those foods would need cooking though. How much cooking can he do with his supermarket items?

  • BattonFive


    13 klukkustundum síðan

    ah dog food and shrooms, i miss college :-) good fun :-p

  • DBKMinecraft


    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Not sure why but this scenario is really interesting.

  • Zeba Chan

    Zeba Chan

    13 klukkustundum síðan


  • Chingers


    13 klukkustundum síðan

    This could be a good tv series

  • Garrett Reven

    Garrett Reven

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Wouldn't scurvy have killed him pretty quickly in the first scenario?
    Potatoes take care of that in the 2nd

  • Paper Airman

    Paper Airman

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Milk cows 🤢 they sleep in their own poop.

  • Harry Todhunter

    Harry Todhunter

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    God, MattPatt has really fallen from grace

  • Yung Martin

    Yung Martin

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey my name is Evan and the character looks almost exactly like me

  • Fish Man.

    Fish Man.

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Almost everyone has dreamed of having access to all the food in a grocery store

  • Wølfz ツ

    Wølfz ツ

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    New here :How long would you survive in a dollar store

  • gamingwithfranklin


    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Food theory: what is jelly made of?

  • Austin Hughes

    Austin Hughes

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    So you could technically survive forever.In a grocery store if you knew what to do.

  • Neil Stone

    Neil Stone

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Wait stores don't just have food. I know some that have green houses next door couldn't even grow food using seeds from some of the fruits in the store? That has to stretch out his time by at least 4 years

  • Connor Martin

    Connor Martin

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Haven’t seen the video yet but I’m taking as much food (milk, eggs, meat) as possible and shoving it in the freezer section.

  • IronBrutesRage


    16 klukkustundum síðan

    If it's walmart probably like 25 years thats about how long the emergency food containers last for. And with the water purification tabs you could have all the water that's there if they happened to go bad or anything.....also hypothetically you could make jerky or do many things to preserve food

  • StaTic


    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey, I work at a Staters Bros. Nice

  • NivMizzet13


    17 klukkustundum síðan

    I have a curious question! Is it possible for a human to survive only on food that is normally served at sub zero temperatures? What happens to the human body if it recieves ONLY cold items?

  • Anarchy Time

    Anarchy Time

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Oh man i was about to say you failed.. then you mentioned the plants..

  • Frosti 101

    Frosti 101

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    you forgot harvesting and producing roaches worms and other small animals.

  • Albin Grahn

    Albin Grahn

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    imagine getting your daily caloric intake just from hard liquor for a couple of years lol

  • Nana Hey

    Nana Hey

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    The spoiled food will stink up the place really fast

  • natural4lifemiss


    18 klukkustundum síðan

    hope he remembered to count the stock out back lol

  • Abdul Wasay

    Abdul Wasay

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    Admit it most of us would die from overdosing on our favourite stuff

  • Titan MODE

    Titan MODE

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    How long can someone last in SCP-3008 (Infinite Ikea) without the Employees.

  • Jakob H

    Jakob H

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    What about water? Did I miss something?

  • Makula


    19 klukkustundum síðan

    Can Evan plant more food?

  • icebreaker


    19 klukkustundum síðan

    Me; all the snacks gone

  • ZahavaLiorOfficial


    19 klukkustundum síðan

    This has been perhaps my most enjoyable youtube video-watching experience of my entire life, hands down. A masterpiece of mathematics, probability, and cinema. Kudos

  • Stacy Nieves

    Stacy Nieves

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Food Theory: Mountain Dew is disintegrating your body.
    (I love MD too much to care)

  • Dan Peters

    Dan Peters

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    This was one of the most entertaining ideas I think I've seen on YouTube in recent years

  • Curvilinear Cube

    Curvilinear Cube

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Spelling out SKU instead of pronouncing it Skyoo gave me psychic damage

  • AgentPinkify


    21 klukkustund síðan

    I work at a grocery store so 😏😏

  • Alexander Feddema

    Alexander Feddema

    21 klukkustund síðan

    That safeway is the one right by my house 😭

  • Drew Loveday

    Drew Loveday

    21 klukkustund síðan

    Hold up i think i would survive a lot longer nowing for a fact that it is so much better to have a plant diet then a meat diet you would also get all your vitamins from the store in tablets and due to plants being so much better for self healing it would be alot less risky if i had a cut or a bruise also if u had alot of spice to your diet you wouldent need to eat so much and you wouldn't have that risk of eating anything raw by accident cause accidents happen also if you where in a zombie or alien appocolyps dont you think they could follow the smoke and climb through the window but if i did need to cook something like lentils i could figure out how to work the air vents and if not maby only open the window or door a little not enought for something to climb through but enough to let a little smoke out and due to all the windows and doors being open a little it would act like a massive window was open

  • HTBCerberus


    22 klukkustundum síðan

    He could’ve grown food too a lot stores sell plant seeds, soil, pots, he’d have water and use the sunlight from the window

  • Danny Gebreab

    Danny Gebreab

    22 klukkustundum síðan

    how long can you last stuck in a burger king? 🤔

  • Noneyou'veseen


    23 klukkustundum síðan

    I would hope over 63.3 years, you would have figured out how to use hydroponics (no soil plus using nutrients) to your advantage. Make your own food but great theory. I don't doubt the accuracy

  • Hack You

    Hack You

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    They have bags of soil in grocery stores tho

  • mynamein20characters


    23 klukkustundum síðan

    What about water?

  • Ahmetcan Yakupoğlu

    Ahmetcan Yakupoğlu

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    The cake is a lie!

  • carpo719


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Sorry to say, as accurate and informative as this is (and a question I myself have pondered), there was one inconsistency....

  • Toni S

    Toni S

    Degi Síðan síðan

    *american grocery store (that average thing is huuuuuge) greets from germany

  • ObviouslyASMR


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Sadly the average grocery store in the Netherlands is only 10,000 square feet, and I've never seen ones with plants or soil. Actually I don't even think most grocery stores here have firebuilding supplies.. guess I'll just perish along with the food :'(

    • ObviouslyASMR


      6 klukkustundum síðan

      @Peter Ase Thanks man, and I never noticed! Although my local AH is fairly small (in the city) so maybe it's just not there

    • ObviouslyASMR


      6 klukkustundum síðan

      @Ame-chan * Yea it might be a few years purely based on the canned foods to be fair, but then again there's not nearly as much storage. Hard to estimate without doing my own research I guess

    • ObviouslyASMR


      6 klukkustundum síðan

      @Rebecca Vaughn I think getting stuff to burn would be the problem. I don't know if you have tools like hammers or saws in grocery stores over there but not here. Plus there's barely any wood these days; the buildings aren't wood and the shelves and counters are all metal or synthetic. I don't think magazines and cardboard would last very long

    • Peter Ase

      Peter Ase

      8 klukkustundum síðan

      @Ame-chan * everything is HUGE in the US, in the netherlands everything is small and humble. we dutchies dont like to walk miles just to get milk if u get what i'm saying

    • Peter Ase

      Peter Ase

      8 klukkustundum síðan

      first of, hey Obviously ASMR! :D love your channel, second: AH sells plants and soil. given that the product place is only the size of a toilet.

  • josefbuckland


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Curry Powder last. Am I right can store beyond 100 Years perfectly I have a 100+ yr tin and its perfect.

  • 500 Yen Coin

    500 Yen Coin

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I love how youtube's algorithm recommends vids that answers the question that I may not ask but I might need. #YTCares.

  • John Texan

    John Texan

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Apparently, someone doesn’t know how to grow potatoes. You would have an over abundance of potatoes if you know how to grow them. Between potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, etc, you could add years. Also, that compost pile could be strategically modified to your needs ( multiple compost piles would be best). That would allow you to grow more successfully, and since we are in fairytale land, let’s talk fruit trees. They would take a while, but hey , you have the time right? And let’s not forget the endless meat source of rats and other animals attracted to your compost piles and bugs it brings in... another protein source.

  • Nikhil krishna

    Nikhil krishna

    Degi Síðan síðan

    But what about drinking water?

  • Louisa A

    Louisa A

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Plot twist: a shelf of cans collapses two weeks into his stay and Evan gets crushed to death.



    Degi Síðan síðan

    ibig big ooooofed

  • Cheloo Gaming

    Cheloo Gaming

    Degi Síðan síðan

    How is that monitor an asus and samsung at the same time?

  • VinFromYT


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Up next, The secret behind exotic butters

  • 🥀Psykick🥀


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Food theory idea: how long will you survive in a mall?(if it's already done then that's fine)

  • Sian660


    Degi Síðan síðan

    First thing you do: figure out a way to cook and cook prep as much food as possible by jarring it.

  • toomuchtroble


    Degi Síðan síðan

    do know that most stores have a gas powered smoker and rotisery in deli. they dont need electricity to run so long as the gas lines work... and the big fridge in the back and the ice frezzer will stay cold for about 2 days if left sealed

  • Nikol Wikman

    Nikol Wikman

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Food theory idea: what would be the best food to have if you are stranded in a forest🥔🌽🍠🥐🫒🍅🥝🍑🍆🍕🍖🍗🍔🫔🌯🌮🫕🥫🍜🥪🌭🌯🥫🍣🍣🍤🍤🍤🥮🍚🍚🍣🍣

  • Billyum


    Degi Síðan síðan

    what is that wacky music(?) that starts extremely quietly in the background at 6:45? I got mega trolled and had to take my headphones off and pause to make sure nothing was going on around me lol

  • NotroHolix


    Degi Síðan síðan

    if i was locked in a supermarket you bet im going to the expensive aged wine section straight away!

  • Gaminglich gamer

    Gaminglich gamer

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Everybody gansta till mr beast uploads a 63.3 year long video