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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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FGH (15 days ago)
I disagree about table salts. Even with the same distributer, they have different elemental concentrations that differ based on which mine or shore they were taken from.
Gloria Lattanzio (1 month ago)
We're all thinking it I'm just going to say it... The music in the background is everything
MrBrownie 브라우니 (1 month ago)
Have you ever tried a generic brand pop tart?? The blueberry ones? 🤢 R/crappyoffbrands
Epic Chipmunk (1 month ago)
stop hating on my generic Froot Loops!
the kid physicist 06 (1 month ago)
This was made on my birthday lol 🤣
Fizzard (1 month ago)
There are all over London with our dogey corner shops
George Scott (1 month ago)
In the uk lays is generic
Spam Sandwich (1 month ago)
FLays are my favorite chips
Sodium chloride that’s what I said
meh _ (1 month ago)
*and on this episode of why is this in my recommended...*
Lexie Hervey (1 month ago)
there’s this allergy medicine at the dollar store and it’s the only allergy medicine that works for me
Duffy Marie (2 months ago)
Sargento cheese *is* better than Great Value, though.
IsThisRealLife? (2 months ago)
I knew that buying cheap sh*it would pay off *Also ita better for my wallet*
White Bomber (2 months ago)
*No Name Chips!?*
No Name (2 months ago)
Who said i am generic?
zucc for v buck (2 months ago)
clearly they’ve never eaten off brand Oreos
jänku juss (2 months ago)
ya i see yall complaining and i understand, BUT ONE TIME I FOUND THESE NO BRAND CHIPS AND THEY TASTE LIKE HEAVEN
bigtwebb2100 (2 months ago)
Also what is pain tolerance? Like myself inquires injuries often vs a person whom land paper cuts as work hazard have two different spectrums of life vs the difficulty
bigtwebb2100 (2 months ago)
Placebo with coffee is what was holding containers
JayJay (2 months ago)
kiggins cereal
Lucid_That Big Boi . com (2 months ago)
1:06 *Sodium Chloride*
Angelina Pereira (2 months ago)
UTS is way better than lays, fiGht me 😤😤😤😤
brooke grindle (2 months ago)
when he said sodium chloride I had jimmy neutron flashbacks
Scott Hanna (2 months ago)
0:33 What the hell do you mean a Peter Pan Peanutbutter Alert?
oof kek (2 months ago)
I honesesltly dont care. If i can get something for cheap that tastes the same imma get it (generic oreos taste like crap tho)
TOX Acid (2 months ago)
Something to think about is the qulity of the ingridients in generic food brands, to deliver such a cheap product they could use unhealthy resources
elisha hancock (2 months ago)
It depends on what generic brand and what it is sometimes it’s nastier sometimes I cannot tell and then in some rare cases taste better than name brand there’s a brand in the Chicago area call vitners and there cheese twist taste 100 times better than Cheetos and same thing there cheese popcorn was way cheesier than okie dokie and Aldo use to have the Clancy’s bacon cheddar potato skins that I’d take 100 times over Friday’s
Lone Surviver (2 months ago)
It depends I actually found a off brand apple Jack's I like better. But I've tried some off brand Cheetos that were absolutely terrible. When it comes to coffee I just need creamer and Carmel don't care where as long as it's fresh. Some foods off brand are good some no. Off brand mouth wash has the same ingredients as Listerine.
sincerelymajestik (2 months ago)
This gives me a new perspective
Nick Uplands (2 months ago)
No. Proprietary chemical flavoring, etc...
Skaarlets (2 months ago)
In my country Tortillia chips taste the same as doritos, and the non named chips was cheaper.
Molly Sandera (1 month ago)
+Skaarlets well my country doesn't have much off brand colas either. i have found one that was 5 times more expensive than Coca-cola or Pepsi. i never bought it though, and i don't like cola anyway.... i guess there just isn't a demand for these, but i have seen many generic sweets sold in stores often, and some savoury snacks, which was a part of my life since childhood.
Skaarlets (1 month ago)
+Molly Sandera Idk for us doritos are more expensive than generic
Molly Sandera (1 month ago)
too bad in my country doritos is 90% the only option, and some other options i have found were more expensive than doritos, because they were imported from farther away
zack phillips (2 months ago)
keep in mind when it comes to drugs, in certain cases the inactive ingredients in pills play a role in helping more efficiently metabolize the active ingredient and control how it is absorbed into the body. These inactive ingredients are a lot of times specific to no name or brand name(meaning that sometimes the no name might work better than brand name).
Gravi Tii (2 months ago)
I prefer off brand soda as it tastes better in my opinion.
JB the Stoner (2 months ago)
Walmart brand chips are better than the name brand
Taylor Nash (2 months ago)
Yeah but we can all agree that whales do not taste like goldfish
Helen Ry (2 months ago)
1:03 yeah coke
Banana Phone (2 months ago)
"Generic brands" can save you a lot of money. I tend to use generic brands when grocery shopping except for a very few exceptions as the generic brands are typically as good or even better than the name brands. For example, the Clover Valley (Dollar General) generic brand for Cocoa Crispies tastes a lot better than Kelloggs Cocoa Crispies, and is much cheaper too. However, for canned potatoes, Dole is the only brand I will get as the other brands I've tried clearly use lower grade potatoes or don't go through the effort of making the end product better. When it comes to corn, any brand works. Same with sweet peas and pinto beans (and other beans). Store brand milk tends to taste better to me than name brand milk for some reason. Pet milk tastes funny while Food Lion brand or Walmarts brand tastes fine. When it comes to cheese, don't cheap out, get real cheese. Totally worth it. For bread, Dollar Generals store brand bread is great for the price (about half the price of other brands). Basically, try the store brands and see if you like them. If you like them, keep using them and save money.
Little Reptilian (2 months ago)
Your style is generic, mines authentic made.
A few Goodmen (3 months ago)
Been telling people this for years and they still don’t listen.
Tim0lmazan 1 (3 months ago)
Oh come on, you could have just used Doritos, Piatos, or Pringles, not Air
ReviloWedj (3 months ago)
Table salt also has anti-caking agent
K12B (3 months ago)
Dr Thunder is a sin.
Adventurer20 (3 months ago)
I once bought Great value Pringles, I had to say there were some differences, but somehow it tasted better?
Zyhir Harris (3 months ago)
T-series uses generic subbot
Malia Alabre (3 months ago)
Is it possible to find out how tall you’ll before you fully grow up
Oscar Salvatierra (3 months ago)
That's what I said ˢᵒᵈᶦᵘᵐ ᶜʰˡᵒʳᶦᵈᵉ
Laylah Humphrey (3 months ago)
How many markers do you go through in every video?
Ingrown Toenail (3 months 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
NhatAnh0475 (3 months ago)
I didn't see anything product that have name:"no name"
Just Paige (3 months ago)
Now I feel better about buying 3 pound bags of “Froot Rings”.
EBOLA La La (3 months 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€
I want Gucci Chips
coco baker (3 months ago)
You really like chips
DuhDiaper (3 months ago)
My mom always buy the generic cereal
Blackwood (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Nobody takes away my dr pepper
Amina Mannna (3 months ago)
0:29 WHAT..... THAT BRAND OF PEANUT BUTTER IS STILL IN STORES. :0 Oh GOD.
Patrick Henderson (3 months 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
Anastasis Chatziioannou (3 months ago)
Jumping to conclusions much?
No, i'M NOT Canadian (3 months ago)
So some generic milk taste really bad ,is cheap but bad
Meme Trash (3 months ago)
Lays bags of air are pretty good
JackVader 10 (3 months ago)
Did u say sell when u was talking about pills, that's not how it works
Sean Walters McDonald (3 months ago)
2:27 Mmmmmmm love me some good P U R P L E flavor
rocketman (3 months ago)
the replica m&m’s from the aldi are indeed cheaper, but doesn’t even taste like chocolate
WM (3 months ago)
i know for a fact generic funyuns are not the same as the real ones
Biscuit Boy (3 months 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 (4 months ago)
Why Brands Add Cost
SoKawaiiTea (4 months ago)
Once I tried a generic brand of chipsticks and I felt sick soooooo I'm sticking to chipsticks
Iceypumpkin head (4 months ago)
:/
Sebas1509 (4 months ago)
I can tell for sure the difference between Pepsi and generic cola.
Pancakes (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
I find generic food better because most are gluten free and I am very allergic to gluten
Paul Castillo (4 months ago)
Dr Pepper Or Dr Lightning
Ajthem 55 (3 months ago)
Or Dr Pop
PikUpYourPantsPatrol (4 months ago)
I swear generic brand usually tastes better, also more interesting looking. Chips ahoy cost like $5 and they're always broken
Alexis Collins (4 months ago)
I love generic foods and drugs
Brandy Peals (5 months ago)
really people are just shallow basically..
Kaiden the Lombax (5 months ago)
how did i find myself here ? well it all started with a chocolate chip cookie with a little green butter in it
Adri -P3 (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Or just do blind testing.
Ghanoot _ab11 (5 months 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.
Beastly (5 months ago)
Zh ou
Ezzeldin mohd (5 months ago)
Generic products don't exist in the country I'm in
8Bit Time Traveler (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
For my fellow British friends, off brand Jaffa cakes are absolutely shit
Bread 2 The Awakening (6 months ago)
Idk my dad bought generic condoms and here I am
Obi wan Kenobi (6 months ago)
Dem great value chips are fire
Enrique Escobedo (6 months ago)
A lot of generic chip brands to me just taste like a bunch of salt.
Ydran Espiritu (6 months ago)
i just watch asapscience bc of the drawings. hmm.
Pie 4life (6 months ago)
Lame I wanted to know about chips don’t make ur video picture chips then go talk about drugs
Joren Hitosis (6 months ago)
Cocoa Dyno Bites > Cocoa Pebbles
Matt Hunt (6 months ago)
No name is a brand in Canada so...
wig flown (6 months ago)
I think the off brand pop darts taste way better than the on brand pop darts same with Dr pepper
First name Last name (6 months ago)
The only thing I've found that makes a difference with generic vs brand name is mylanta
Maestrul Gamer (6 months ago)
I didn't even find generic products.
sara hadley (6 months ago)
it all tastes the same to me
paige Dunn (6 months ago)
The only generic food I don’t like is generic doretos they nasty
use anker instead
sunny days (7 months ago)
I like No Name Chips better than name brand.
Toxic_arts Xx (7 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.

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