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What is the difference between brand name and generic products? AsapTHOUGHT TASTE TEST: https://youtu.be/rYmon9AO1os Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/asapsci Written by Mitchell Moffit, Gregory Brown, Amanda Edward and Rachel Salt GET THE ASAPSCIENCE BOOK: http://asapscience.com/book/ FOLLOW US! Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube AsapINSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/asapscience/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Twitter: http://twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE Tumblr: http://asapscience.tumblr.com Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! SNAPCHAT 'whalewatchmeplz' and 'pixelmitch' Created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Send us stuff! ASAPSCIENCE INC. P.O. Box 93, Toronto P Toronto, ON, M5S2S6 Reference / Further Reading [1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1852907/ [2] http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/ibuprofen [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibuprofen_brand_names [4] https://www.cadth.ca/generic-drugs/similarities-and-differences-between-brand-name-and-generic-drugs [5] http://www.capsugel.com/media/library/excipient-requirements-in-the-formulation-of-solid-oral-drug-forms.pdf [6] http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/QuestionsAnswers/ucm100100.htm [7] https://advil.net.au/what_is_pain/difference.html [8] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26455677 [9] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26132680 [10] https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/generic-drugs-are-they-equivalent/ [11] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26561521 [12] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26620809 [13] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23700299 [14] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25222387 [15] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22174986 [16] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/22/generic-prescriptions_n_6730194.html [17] http://www.businessinsider.com/generic-drugs-vs-brand-name-2014-5 [18] http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40261-015-0351-1 [19] http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jtrans/2011/480642/ [20] http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/whats-the-difference-betw-2004-12-13/ [21] http://www.cbsnews.com/news/viagra-to-go-generic-in-2017-according-to-pfizer-agreement/ [22] http://www.salk.edu/about/history-of-salk/jonas-salk/ [23] http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=181562
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Oscar Salvatierra (3 days ago)
That's what I said ˢᵒᵈᶦᵘᵐ ᶜʰˡᵒʳᶦᵈᵉ
Blauer marktツ (3 days ago)
1:00 Me junior: COCAÏNE FRESHER THAN SNOW
Laylah Humphrey (4 days ago)
How many markers do you go through in every video?
2DannyTheBananaBoy6 (6 days ago)
social experiment, swap the chips in the two bags, and go out and give one of each to strangers and ask which one tastes better
Nhật anh Bùi (8 days ago)
I didn't see anything product that have name:"no name"
Just Paige (8 days ago)
Now I feel better about buying 3 pound bags of “Froot Rings”.
EBOLA La La (8 days ago)
Here In Finland there is a soda named "kola" and it tastes exactly like coca-cola zero but a coca cola zero costs 3€ for a 1,5L bottle and a 1,5L kola only costs 1,5€
Markmellows 34 (9 days ago)
How bout Staxx vs Pringle’s?
Nicō:2 (9 days ago)
I want Gucci Chips
coco baker (9 days ago)
You really like chips
DuhDiaper ! (9 days ago)
My mom always buy the generic cereal
Blackwood (9 days ago)
The only reason they're cheaper is because they pay less or nothing for advertisements, they don't have a patent and design/packaging might be less quality. Everything else is mostly the same. My dad used to work at a bread/pastries factory where they'd made cookies and pack them for a number of different stores, but they were also basically exactly the same
David Akpaleapik (10 days ago)
Nobody takes away my dr pepper
Amina Mannna (10 days ago)
0:29 WHAT..... THAT BRAND OF PEANUT BUTTER IS STILL IN STORES. :0 Oh GOD.
Patrick Henderson (11 days ago)
For dairy products, check the plant code on the wrapper, for milk and cheese and butter and yogurt, they are almost always the same code, meaning they are the exact same product
Jumping to conclusions much?
I'm not Canadian (12 days ago)
So some generic milk taste really bad ,is cheap but bad
Meme Trash (13 days ago)
Lays bags of air are pretty good
JackVader 10 (13 days ago)
Did u say sell when u was talking about pills, that's not how it works
Sean Walters McDonald (14 days ago)
2:27 Mmmmmmm love me some good P U R P L E flavor
rocketman (21 days ago)
the replica m&m’s from the aldi are indeed cheaper, but doesn’t even taste like chocolate
ok buddy (21 days ago)
i know for a fact generic funyuns are not the same as the real ones
Enchanted Biscuit (21 days ago)
I like to get the off-brand snacks that rip off the other snack because thet rip off brand tries harder to make their snack better than the original.They usally do this by adding more of the thing that makes the snack palatable.
Failed Uploader (26 days ago)
Why Brands Add Cost
SoKawaiiTea (1 month ago)
Once I tried a generic brand of chipsticks and I felt sick soooooo I'm sticking to chipsticks
Iceypumpkin head (1 month ago)
:/
Sebas1509 (1 month ago)
I can tell for sure the difference between Pepsi and generic cola.
Pancakes (1 month ago)
I just don’t like generic name brand because they ripoff other stuff and don’t say anything about the other brands they just pass it off as they invented it
Brady The gryffindor (1 month ago)
I find generic food better because most are gluten free and I am very allergic to gluten
Paul Castillo (1 month ago)
Dr Pepper Or Dr Lightning
Ajthem 55 (5 days ago)
Or Dr Pop
PikUpYourPantsPatrol (1 month ago)
I swear generic brand usually tastes better, also more interesting looking. Chips ahoy cost like $5 and they're always broken
Alexis Collins (1 month ago)
I love generic foods and drugs
Brandy Peals (1 month ago)
really people are just shallow basically..
Kaiden the Lombax (1 month ago)
how did i find myself here ? well it all started with a chocolate chip cookie with a little green butter in it
Adriana Perez (1 month ago)
I actually get the off brand stuff cause the bag is bigger with less air and it’s cheaper. For example Cheetos Puffs is more expensive than Chester’s Puffs or like just the stores brand the Chester’s and store brand are cheaper bye 2 dollars
DC (1 month ago)
Or just do blind testing.
Ghanoot Abdouslam (1 month ago)
I trusted a generic Oreo brand and got really bad rashes on me face though that was just my allergies and did taste exactly the same.
The savage goose 3027 (1 month ago)
Zh ou
Ezzeldin mohd (2 months ago)
Generic products don't exist in the country I'm in
8Bit Time Traveler (2 months ago)
I know I will sound like a f. looser but I love the no name Great Value mac and cheese from Walmart is freaken addictive. This shit: https://imgur.com/gallery/mQw0IH1
colorbar.s (2 months ago)
Nah mate, give me a bowl of real doritos and a bowl of off brand ones and anyone would be able to tell the difference
Sniper Venom321 (2 months ago)
For my fellow British friends, off brand Jaffa cakes are absolutely shit
Bread 2 The Awakening (3 months ago)
Idk my dad bought generic condoms and here I am
Obi wan Kenobi (3 months ago)
Dem great value chips are fire
Enrique Escobedo (3 months ago)
A lot of generic chip brands to me just taste like a bunch of salt.
Ydran Espiritu (3 months ago)
i just watch asapscience bc of the drawings. hmm.
Pie 4life (3 months ago)
Lame I wanted to know about chips don’t make ur video picture chips then go talk about drugs
Joren Hitosis (3 months ago)
Cocoa Dyno Bites > Cocoa Pebbles
Matt Hunt (3 months ago)
No name is a brand in Canada so...
wig flown (3 months ago)
I think the off brand pop darts taste way better than the on brand pop darts same with Dr pepper
Tierra Nauman (3 months ago)
The only thing I've found that makes a difference with generic vs brand name is mylanta
Maestrul Gamer (3 months ago)
I didn't even find generic products.
sara hadley (3 months ago)
it all tastes the same to me
paige Dunn (3 months ago)
The only generic food I don’t like is generic doretos they nasty
bitten binder (3 months ago)
I've been well off, and I've been broke. Both sides of the money spectrum. And i gotta say the ONLY things that i won't by off brand are toilet paper, cookies, and lucky charms. That's it.
use anker instead
MarvelFuzz (4 months ago)
I like No Name Chips better than name brand.
Luna362frog Aj (4 months ago)
In England, paracetamol (ibuprofen) are 300mg. I know this because I decided to read the packet of the one I was given today.
juice box (4 months ago)
I agree and disagree.Lots of Generic foods taste good.Not so much for others....Especially Oreos
SamBoy1135 (4 months ago)
Reminds me of that one episode of everybody hates chris.
Helen Black (4 months ago)
Can you do a video on left handedness
Saxophone Man (4 months ago)
I’m looking at you Kroger
Connery Sinoy (4 months ago)
Y'all are picky asf 😂😂😂
Kevin (4 months ago)
I like Fruity Dino bites
Another Hopeless Person (4 months ago)
Okay but what about oreos and nutella
Baby Wings (4 months ago)
I'm allergic to ibuprofen
HipHopS (4 months ago)
1:05 Sodium Chloride
Alexia camposgarcia (4 months ago)
In Canada we have brand named 'No Name'. How tasty...
\ bluev / (4 months ago)
Alexia Campos i live in Canada but I’ve never heard of that...
FierySpeed (4 months ago)
please use the term medicines instead of drugs.
Deborah Rogers (4 months ago)
I remember one of my old teachers telling us when he worked in a weet-bix factory, that the generic named ones vs the named ones were exactly the same; same recipe, same factory, just different boxes and prices
AutismusPrime (4 months ago)
I buy exclusively generic brand just to stick it to those who think name brand is superior. Sipping on some mountain lightning right now
Inky Splats (4 months ago)
Lol i like generic Oreos
IvanGames101 (4 months ago)
Im eating hot potato chips. Great value
Prabha Natarajan (4 months ago)
AsapScience is clearly the best science channel out there .
Pacific Signs (4 months ago)
Huh Sam o Nella (academy) was here
Jade Damboise Rail (4 months ago)
There is a difference with no name drugs for some people, as some people will react to the different filler ingredients used.
Bxr (4 months ago)
*T H I N G S T O P U T I N Y O U R M O U T H*
Nesha Britwood (5 months ago)
I don't mind eating off brand cereals or drinking off brand sodas. But what I will not eat is off brand pop tarts and Oreos, etc.
Evan Austin (5 months ago)
would you call Tillamook brand name or generic?
Gible (5 months ago)
I can tell the difference when it comes to supermarket brands in the UK vs name brands. The difference is pretty substantial.
Egg zz (5 months ago)
Technically life is a lie
keY boarD (5 months ago)
Lays? Don't you mean potato flavored air?
Potato Sack (5 months ago)
The only generic brand thing I like better than the brand name thing Is Off Brand poptarrs
Real Boss (5 months ago)
I hate Brand whores, the ones that only wear Branded Clothes.
James Fanshawe (5 months ago)
As a recent graduate, I tend to gravitate towards cheaper generic stuff. It really is surprising how close some of these products can get to their name brand counterparts. A "party size" bag of Walmart potato chips costs less than a regular size bag of Lay's and they're actually pretty good. For some other items, though, I'll definitely stick to the name brand, like sodas. I like Pepsi and Vernor's and I haven't been able to find a cola or ginger ale to match those.
Ovulm (6 months ago)
idgaf what anyone says, shell mac n' cheese taste a million times better than the noodle shit
connor from cyberlife (6 months ago)
its soudium cloride
Awing Mania (6 months ago)
I think generic burger are better
Bro town Supreme (6 months ago)
Salmonella huh sam o nella
gumba chocolate (6 months ago)
Save that paper buy great value crack
spastic monkey (6 months ago)
Walkers cheese and onion crips are crap tesco cheese and onion crisps amazing
MANI TRIPPLE G (6 months ago)
How do you draw that fast...
TEOMEO gaming (6 months ago)
I LOVE generic Gatorade
Seriously? You don't buy iodised salt?
DangerCrusader (6 months ago)
Who calls the "generic" things rip-offs?
Nightcore, Inc. (6 months ago)
Its all placebo
Dally-P :/ (6 months ago)
I love Laura Lynn and Great Value brand items!
NoelleTheTheatreGeek (6 months ago)
it’s weird because with the painkillers I take for period cramps genetic ibuprofen helps (most of the time) but Advil does exactly jack shit
g yz (6 months ago)
not with sodas. as a lifelong soda enthusiast who’s had mostly off brand sodas in the past i can say that Dr.Perky- ON ANY LEVEL- is not the same as Dr.Pepper
afgzee (7 months ago)
Orrrr drugs

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