What is the difference between brand name and generic products?
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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
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.
+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.
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).
"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.
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
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.
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
Child marriages are common:
On a recent day, eight community elders sat in a [refugee] camp, some chewing khat, the narcotic leaf favored by most Yemeni men. Seven have married off their girls this year.
Even Salim, the elder who worked at the charity, is preparing to marry off his two daughters, ages 13 and 14. "I want to feel secure of their futures, if only for economic reasons," he said.
Mohammad Ali al-Ansi married off his two girls, ages 13 and 14, in April. "My heart is bleeding inside, but I was forced to do this," he said. "I have no job. Its difficult for me to feed my 10 children." He received $1,600 in dowry for each of his girls, he said. But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out. "If things get worse, theres no doubt Ill marry off my 12-year-old daughter," Ansi said.
More on Ansis 14-year-old daughter Fatma, married to 21-year-old Zaid:
Fatma spent her day cooking and washing clothes for her in-laws. When asked the name of her husbands family, Fatma didnt know it. She remembers her father telling her and her sister, Amal, that the family needed money. She remembers that Amal was in tears because her new husband was taking her to another region. The two sisters have not seen each other since their weddings.
"I am too young to be married," Fatma said. "I want to study. I want to learn how to write. I have sacrificed for my family," she continued, her voice dropping to a whisper.
Minutes later, her husband arrived at the tent, and Fatma went silent. He said Fatma was "at a good age to marry." When asked if she could attend school, he shook his head no. "Shes a little too old for school," he said.
Female sexual freedom among the Tuareg : Flora Drury has written up the sex habits of the Saharas Muslim Tuareg people based on the work by Henrietta Butler. Some excerpts:
Their men became known as the blue men of the Sahara because the dye from their distinctive indigo scarves rub off onto their faces giving them a mysterious air. The Tuareg evoke images of a long forgotten and romantic age.