When YouTuber Gus Johnson found one too many jalapeño stems on his Subway sandwich, he decided to see if a pattern existed in the popular sub chain’s jalapeño quality.
In video uploaded Wednesday, Johnson briefs viewers with some background to his problem.
“I’ve been noticing for quite some time now, that it seems like every time I get some jalapeños on my flippin’ Subway sandwich, I’m biting into a big ol’ hard stem,” Johnson says. The time had come to investigate.
Johnson allegedly went to four Subway locations, bought a total of 20 sandwiches (all with jalapeños, of course), and recorded how many subs had jalapeño stems on them, as well as how many stems were on each sandwich.
Wearing a sky-blue shirt that may actually be scrubs, gloved, and ready to unveil the truth, Johnson gets to work. He goes sub-by-sub, counting jalapeño stems before removing them with surgical precision. Each stem occurrence gets chalked up on the “Instances of Bullshit” board. Johnson started off the video avoiding curse words, but with frustration (and jalapeño stems) mounting, he mostly abandons any effort of self-censorship.
In the end, Johnson claimed to have found a total of 50 stems, with only one of the 20 sammies being totally stem-free. That’s a stem-centage of 95 percent. Not a good ratio if you’re somebody who likes a stem-less sub.