One million subscribers?!
There are many milestones on YouTube: uploading your first video, becoming a partner, receiving your first play button. But one of the biggest milestones of all? Hitting one million subscribers. Having one million people watching your videos and engaging with your content is an exciting feat and it’s one Raphael Gomes recently achieved.
From his humble beginnings of mug cakes and deep fried Oreos to his wildly popular 24 Hours series, Raphael has grown his channel into one of the most popular food channels in the UK, with an army of viewers always eager to watch new content. And since he’s reached such a huge milestone, we thought we’d celebrate by sharing our top five videos from his channel.
You better not watch this on an empty stomach. It’s Five of the Best: Raphael Gomes Videos!
AMERICAN vs. BRITISH School Lunch Food | Raphael Gomes
Ugh, school lunches… Let’s just say we don’t have the best of memories when it comes to them. We honestly don’t know how our school board thought they were edible – we might as well have been eating cardboard, given how much flavour they had. But have you ever wondered who has the worst lunch: the US or the UK? Well, wonder no more because Raphael is here with the answer.
Bangers and mash versus chicken nuggets. You’d think this would be a clear cut case, but you’d be wrong. While chicken nuggets are far superior, both us and Raphael can’t look past the fact that students in the US eat tough mashed potatoes and jello. Seriously, how can someone enjoy jello? The way it shakes is just so unnatural. It’s for this reason we’re glad Raphael chose the UK lunch as the winner.
But does the UK actually have the best school lunches? You’ll have to watch round two to find out.
gordon ramsay roasted me SO I’M ROASTING HIS FOOD | Raphael Gomes
Anyone who watches Raphael’s channel knows Gordon Ramsay is pretty much his hero. He pretty much strives to be like Gordon in every way, even going so far as to try and make the chef’s own beef wellington. So when he saw that Gordon had roasted his food on Twitter, he was obviously shook. So shook, in fact, that he had to exact revenge, and the perfect type of revenge? Critiquing Gordon’s food. However, that’s not exactly what happened…
It’s hard to be mean about good food, which is exactly what Raphael discovered upon attending Gordon’s restaurant. The mac and cheese, the sweet potatoes, the SUSHI – it left him (and us) with total heart eyes. It was so cute watching Raphael try to be mean. He wanted to badly to not like the food, but he pretty much fell in love with everything. So adorbz.
DOLLAR STORE vs. WHOLE FOODS blind taste test!!! | Raphael Gomes
Which is better: Dollar Tree or Whole Foods? At first glance, the answer seems pretty obvious, but is it? That’s where Raphael comes in.
This taste test includes a whole host of foods, from chicken and chocolate cake to chilli and crisps. Blindfolded, Raphael tries both the Whole Foods options and the Dollar Tree ones before making his selections, and, honestly, we were pretty surprised at his personal favourites. Who would have thought Dollar Tree would come out far superior? We guess there’s a first for everything!
Also, can we state how surprised we were at the amount of food Dollar Tree sells? It’s like an actual grocery store!
i ate like TRISHA PAYTAS for a day | Raphael Gomes
Everyone knows Trisha Paytas is pretty much the queen of mukbang, so, obviously, Raphael would dedicate an entire video to eating like her for a day. The start of one of our favourite series on his channel, we were excited to see just how he would tackle this challenge.
We don’t know about you, but we love watching mukbang videos. There’s something so laid-back and chill about watching someone else eat, especially when you’re by yourself and stuck having supper all alone, and we feel Raphael tackled the genre with ease. The mac and cheese, the egg and home fries – it all looked so good! And don’t get us started on the Pizza Hut dinner. While we all know Dominos is the better option, we wouldn’t say no to a Pizza Hut slice.
Our favourite part of the video? The message Raphael shares. Eat how you like, when you like and what you like. There shouldn’t be any judgement or rules around it. Enjoy yourself!
i cooked breakfast VS. a PROFESSIONAL CHEF | Raphael Gomes
Closing out this special Five of the Best is a video we knew was a bad idea from the beginning. Oh, Raphael, while we love you and your cooking skills, you had to know what you’d be getting yourself into going up against a professional chef, but, hey, it made for some quality (and hilarious) content!
A sequel to a previous video, this is like nothing we’ve ever seen before on Raphael’s channel. Having the two go head-to-head in a 15 minute breakfast challenge had us on edge as we watched him make French toast and Chef Liam make a croque madame. From chopstick wood accidentally falling into the French toast batter to using Fry Light, we were quite worried about Raphael’s chances, but we were pleasantly surprised. As for Chef Liam, we knew whatever he made would look good. He is a professional chef, after all.
Raphael, we’ll be honest, we’d have happily wolfed down both options. You both did an excellent job!
So there you have it…
Our five favourite Raphael Gomes videos! We’re over the moon about our little blueberry reaching such a milestone and we can’t wait to see his channel continue to grow in the future. Here’s to more food videos and even more laughs!
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