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

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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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  1. John Doe
    John Doe
    Před 2 hodinami

    Do you remember The Martian

  2. Adrian Ivasku
    Adrian Ivasku
    Před 6 hodinami

    Man you babble too much... I cant watch this. 50% babble , 50% topic info.

  3. David H
    David H
    Před 9 hodinami

    Evan probably would have been in his 80s to 90s by that point

  4. HeyDontCallMeA_Noob
    Před 12 hodinami

    POV: ur trying to find Evan in this videos comments

  5. Josh
    Před 17 hodinami

    Gardener here, you can grow almost anything in 100% compost, I do it every year in my garden, look up Charles Downing for more info.

  6. Xxsqooshy_squidxX
    Před 19 hodinami

    Hey that's true but you need to take in one important factor sanity evan could and most likely would have killed himself due to severe loneliness

  7. Jónatan Sævar
    Jónatan Sævar
    Před 19 hodinami

    I would die of boredom before I did of hunger

  8. Amber Maxx
    Amber Maxx
    Před 21 hodinou

    I'd find ice and try to put as much meat as possible in it

  9. Timothy Delaval
    Timothy Delaval
    Před 22 hodinami

    and this isnt even counting the massive amount of goods and food in the warehouse behind the store

  10. Mehrio Time
    Mehrio Time
    Před 23 hodinami

    *laughs in Candy and Snacks Isle*

  11. Crafter Laughter
    Crafter Laughter
    Před dnem

    There one problem, you have to factor in how many times you puke.

    Před dnem

    Bruh if they had a 7th special topic called food for elementary school students and then each lesson would be a food theory video but you dumb it down for the students and send it to teachers in USA and other English countries. Same should be with middle schools. but clean up all the language for teachers that teach at least 1 of the grades of K-5 and make each grade video perfect for each grade. Also clean up most of the language for Grades 6-8.

    1. Zcoffee
      Před dnem

      is is not made for schools its for *ENTERTAINMENT*

  13. Scarg Media
    Scarg Media
    Před dnem

    One thought I just had - Is it worth considering things you might find in the supermarket that aren’t food but are edible and non-toxic?

  14. A Window
    A Window
    Před dnem

    I bet Evan is happy rn

  15. pixie
    Před dnem

    As a kid i once ate my dogs dry food. Did I get diarrhea? yeah. was it tasty? yeah.

  16. Jevel
    Před 2 dny

    I hate mushrooms with my life so I'm gonna die

  17. Denver - Blockman Go
    Denver - Blockman Go
    Před 2 dny

    I was crid 🤨 when you- made sad endinf (bruh)

  18. Coming soon ...
    Coming soon ...
    Před 2 dny

    Fun fact: If Bendy’s restaurant actually real, I would love to eat there everyday

  19. PoorlyPlayed YT
    PoorlyPlayed YT
    Před 2 dny

    Im pretty sure every character in reck it Ralph is real and not a video game because they went in a internet box in wreck it Ralph 2 so my question is who made them and do they know and if so why?

  20. xxNarcissus
    Před 2 dny

    Bro the editing…the charisma when speaking…the creativity oh my goodness

  21. Cyver
    Před 2 dny


  22. Karate Chicken Gaming
    Karate Chicken Gaming
    Před 2 dny

    Mr beast watches food theory

  23. Mary Jane
    Mary Jane
    Před 3 dny

    You would find me 3 months later with a bunch of empty wine bottles, some bottles filled with pee, and chocolate wrappers eveywhere. and a corner of store which we do not speak of... haha

  24. Owen Dunn
    Owen Dunn
    Před 3 dny

    How long could you survive eating only one food and one drink???

  25. Ritwik Gossain
    Ritwik Gossain
    Před 3 dny

    Now imagine a vegan person on a non GMO gluten free diet who is allergic to dust and almonds, then he's screwed

  26. netra Magar
    netra Magar
    Před 4 dny

    I don’t like mushroom so I’m doomed

  27. Semiloader3000
    Před 4 dny

    If the supermarket has has a skylight, you can use your sewage as a mini crop field and you can use the water and seeds that they have in products Boom.

  28. Kevin Redican
    Kevin Redican
    Před 4 dny

    7:36 this scared me!🤣😂🤣😂

  29. Kevin Redican
    Kevin Redican
    Před 4 dny

    But if there's no electricity how can you use a refrigerator?🤔🤨🧐

  30. Em!
    Před 4 dny

    You said Evan was smoking meat by an open window BUT if the window was open, wouldn't he be able to escape the "locked" grocery store? And if the window was closed, the gas made by the fire would have killed him if he stayed put because he wouldn't be able to breathe.

  31. TheTransforcer
    Před 4 dny

    Where is the better love story than twilight comment? This was exactly what I didn’t know I needed answered!

  32. Black&White Artistry
    Black&White Artistry
    Před 4 dny

    I'm curious... did he take into account everything that was in the storage room as well? You know. Those double-doors that say "Employees only" where they keep extra products for when they need to restock the shelves?

  33. Gacha_Oasis
    Před 4 dny

    Well I would die cause I can't have dairy or mushrooms 🤣

  34. LadyTaraJo
    Před 4 dny

    This brings up serious questions about some of those food products you find in Fallout. You know, the ones that have been just sitting there for over a century.

  35. Katja Ruggieri
    Katja Ruggieri
    Před 5 dny

    Food theory idea:how long can u survive whit out food and only water

  36. Jacques Vermeulen
    Jacques Vermeulen
    Před 5 dny

    To complete the circle how about you start a medical theory channel? For example, does Vicks Vaporub really work on your chest as a first episode idea :)

  37. Tristan Cummings
    Tristan Cummings
    Před 5 dny

    y'know I think Matpat is overestamating the average human here...EVERYONE ISN'T YOU MATPAT!!(lol)

  38. Twice-ler Val
    Twice-ler Val
    Před 5 dny

    ya know how food is packaged and stuff well...what if each unit has a different amount of that item you know what I mean?

  39. A Phantom
    A Phantom
    Před 5 dny

    I want to see you do this with food allergies (mine being soybean if you would like to try that though where I live it’s very hard to avoid)

  40. Collin Evans
    Collin Evans
    Před 5 dny

    Is there anywhere we can suggest theory's to you.

  41. Achilles Akanga
    Achilles Akanga
    Před 6 dny

    Theorista is the best improvised fictional name ever. Using it in my book. Next how long one would survive in a mall

  42. Hoofs booga Goo
    Hoofs booga Goo
    Před 6 dny

    Best food theory video honestly

  43. Clarinet Threat
    Clarinet Threat
    Před 6 dny

    This video is mandatory for those who are going to enter scp 3008 (The infinite IKEA)

  44. lemonWedge - Incredibox
    lemonWedge - Incredibox
    Před 6 dny

    Scp 3008

  45. ManBacon
    Před 6 dny

    Idea: How much spicyness can the human cossume?

  46. 𝐶𝓵as̲s̲i𝖈 GₐₘᵢₙGツ
    𝐶𝓵as̲s̲i𝖈 GₐₘᵢₙGツ
    Před 7 dny

    i can see pixels✓

  47. Michael Uribe
    Michael Uribe
    Před 7 dny

    But what about the average amount of item is a human allergic to and if it the worst case scenario then it would be the highest amount of item a human has been allergic to

  48. Brittany Shaver
    Brittany Shaver
    Před 7 dny

    To hard I will just eat chips

  49. Sophie _Swissmiss
    Sophie _Swissmiss
    Před 7 dny

    The amount of mushroom memes in this comment section had me rolling 😆

  50. Cainabox12
    Před 7 dny


  51. Cainabox12
    Před 7 dny

    No first bring a generator to supply power to the building then!!! Make sure you power the fridge

  52. Gab Ogunremi
    Gab Ogunremi
    Před 8 dny


  53. Misty Bell
    Misty Bell
    Před 8 dny

    My predictions Umm i would think 1 year after the power goes out and 50% the FOOD spoils and your are left with 10% of the food that dose not spoils still needs to cook and you are left 30%, 10% of that being un healthy if he saves his FOOD he will have FOOD for 5 months his water can last forever because water is rain and rain is water unlimited water

  54. Super Novy11711
    Super Novy11711
    Před 9 dny

    Can you spend 24 hours in a grocery Store?

  55. Super Novy11711
    Super Novy11711
    Před 9 dny

    Hey can you do a secret menu item theory? Ps Subway has pizza 🍕

  56. Ben Does Stuff
    Ben Does Stuff
    Před 9 dny

    Wouldn't he go insane being alone

  57. Tobiah V
    Tobiah V
    Před 9 dny

    He could grow seeds from the fruit, vegetables etc. in the compost in the second isle?

    1. Tobiah V
      Tobiah V
      Před 9 dny

      He can dig a hole

  58. turtleguy873
    Před 9 dny

    Well to bad Evan isn't matpat

  59. turtleguy873
    Před 9 dny

    Minecraft: I'm 1000 steps ahead of you

  60. ♡le ice-cream food die♡
    ♡le ice-cream food die♡
    Před 9 dny

    Food theory idea: how much calories can you get from one meal / what is the food with the most calories

  61. Birk plays
    Birk plays
    Před 10 dny

    Or take bananas apple’s or other vegetables and they will be come dirt and then take seeds plant them into dirt use water and the sun ☀️ from the window and make vegetables

  62. Mahli Feao Pole
    Mahli Feao Pole
    Před 10 dny

    Food idea [ how long can you survive in a mall with the food you have ]

  63. KokichiOnPoprocks
    Před 10 dny

    Food theory/film theory idea: what is the best food to eat in “a quiet place”

  64. The Milky Cow Squad :3
    The Milky Cow Squad :3
    Před 10 dny

    Dude.. I remember watching this channel when it had 200k+ subs and now 2M+??? Oh wow 0-0 I'm suprised

  65. Link
    Před 11 dny

    Did you include the seeds from the produce in the produce department? Normally there are plenty of windows. Potatoes and onions can be cultivated by just saving a small bit of them and in water or just the sun. Putting them in dirt and water after a small while, and they reproduce. And from the rotted fruits as even eats tomatoes and such things like that, he can save the seeds and cultivate in a mixture of the waste and soil and last him a little longer. Seeds stay good for years sometimes. You just dry them on a shelf. you can cultivate a month or 2 apart so there is a longer lasting time food is available. At least that is my thought. Would I be right?? He can also dry or can these supplies himself. Grocery stores normally carry canning supplies and 'how to can' books.

  66. Lowwow Playz
    Lowwow Playz
    Před 11 dny

    this is a real question, that real people researched....

  67. Ifrit Firelord
    Ifrit Firelord
    Před 11 dny

    Supermarkets sell knives... Problem solved

  68. Eoin Mac Donnchadha
    Eoin Mac Donnchadha
    Před 11 dny

    This is the greatest Thriller I've ever seen

  69. Parrot Boi
    Parrot Boi
    Před 12 dny

    Theory idea: How long would society survive if all food disapeared?

  70. Quadruple H
    Quadruple H
    Před 12 dny

    everybody be looking for evan in the comments

  71. Rid
    Před 12 dny

    How would the supermarket be fully stashed because it’s a apocalypse wouldnt it be raided

  72. Gametime 156
    Gametime 156
    Před 12 dny

    Imma gone him doing this for a Costco

  73. daniel nivens
    daniel nivens
    Před 12 dny

    How long can a mall food last a human

  74. Aaron Adamsons
    Aaron Adamsons
    Před 12 dny

    Smoking curing and pickling

  75. Scott Masoner
    Scott Masoner
    Před 12 dny

    I swear I’ve always wondered this but I’ve never had the notion once to Google it..

  76. Kylie Pink
    Kylie Pink
    Před 13 dny

    Food theory you should be locked in your car for 24 hours and you only have two minutes to get what you need to eat and then get back to the car and lock the doors

  77. ♡Una_Bunz♡
    Před 13 dny

    What about fruit trees if you let them grow you could get more nutritious value

  78. Nilanjana Pal
    Nilanjana Pal
    Před 13 dny

    Food theory idea is meat healthy

  79. Jack Coppertops
    Jack Coppertops
    Před 13 dny

    What about plants

  80. PistolPeteTV
    Před 13 dny

    if there is a window to get water then he isnt trapped

  81. M & L adventures and stories
    M & L adventures and stories
    Před 13 dny

    Why doesn’t he brake the window and get out?

    1. B N
      B N
      Před 6 dny

      He’s in a doomsday duh

  82. Diana Cortes 12A
    Diana Cortes 12A
    Před 14 dny

    But if the water is out, how would he water the farm aNd have enough to drink? Wouldnt his survival depend more on the drinks running out?

  83. Kiyah Jaromay
    Kiyah Jaromay
    Před 14 dny

    Okay but hear me out how many generations can go if food didn’t go bad?

  84. Yesr 42
    Yesr 42
    Před 14 dny

    Hate to be the barer of bad news but there’s enough items to replace everything in stock in the back and tubs of extra fruit and vegetables in the produce room trust me I work at Kroger

  85. NotYourAvgSteve
    Před 14 dny

    I have a better tactic: enable the backup generators.

  86. Ollie Viator-Starr
    Ollie Viator-Starr
    Před 14 dny

    question, does this include food in the back stock rooms or no?

  87. Ch0mpD13
    Před 14 dny

    Evan: *Running out of food* Mushrooms: Come, this is no place to die

  88. Silver Sunstorm
    Silver Sunstorm
    Před 14 dny

    Won't somebody pleeease think of the alien zombies!🤷🤷🤷

  89. Mr. Depth Leviathan
    Mr. Depth Leviathan
    Před 14 dny

    “Suddenly my 45 million potato lead goes from insurmountable to ‘Yeah, Squid can farm that in a couple days.’” -Evan, the Art of the Potato War

  90. Carmen Brzek
    Carmen Brzek
    Před 14 dny

    Hi mrbeast

  91. Guitaronthemoon
    Před 14 dny

    But where would “Evan” sleep?

  92. Doodle_Fool Morg
    Doodle_Fool Morg
    Před 14 dny

    good thing mushrooms are one of my favorite foods

  93. Kamila Polanco
    Kamila Polanco
    Před 14 dny

    Isnt there a storage room in stores 🤨🤨🤨 My dad owns a store and there is a lot of food in that storage room

  94. Kamila Polanco
    Kamila Polanco
    Před 14 dny

    Isnt there a storage room 🤨🤨🤨

  95. Vince Isaacs
    Vince Isaacs
    Před 14 dny

    11:24 your welcome for the answer!

  96. Christopher Croswell
    Christopher Croswell
    Před 14 dny

    if locked in get big heavy item and launch at door until broken. u now unlocked

  97. Pugprops4
    Před 15 dny

    Pov: your looking for Evan

  98. Daniel Finan
    Daniel Finan
    Před 15 dny

    Can't you just plant potatoes

    1. Daniel Finan
      Daniel Finan
      Před 15 dny

      Wait nvm

  99. Jambax
    Před 15 dny

    I feel like this would be a lowkey fun video game

  100. sarah coscolluela
    sarah coscolluela
    Před 15 dny