YouTube's Most Unlikely New Food Celebrities

YouTube's Most Unlikely New Food Celebrities

Their latest episode is making us wonder if we'll ever be able to enjoy tofu again.

By Tamara Palmer

There's no shortage of YouTube taste-test videos out there, but the newest series is gaining some serious traction. In Cholos Try, the culinary panelists identify as part of a subculture not typically associated with fine dining. Former pro skateboarder Fabian Alomar joins newly minted ex-con entertainers Mario “Scar” Ponce, Carlos Ayala and Omar “Tokes” Camacho to sample a variety of foods and drinks they’ve never tried before, including caviar, sushi and kombucha. In their latest video, they take aim at tofu. We won't spoil the rest; suffice it to say "meat flan."

Watch a few of the videos, and you’ll start getting to know the guys and their respective palates: Scar, for instance, tends to love everything he puts in his mouth, while Fabien doesn’t seem to enjoy much at all, basically side-eyeing all foods before taking a tentative bite.

After a couple of months spent mostly noshing and gaining a steady stream of new fans, the Cholos Try troupe is starting to venture beyond the plate too, as in a recent video where they take on ice-skating. A golf episode is supposed to be in the works for February.


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