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Julie tests out some of her favourite brand name snacks against their generic counterparts... blind folded. Can she determine which is which?

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- Today we are playing a game where we are pinning a brand name against the generic same item. This is gonna be great, we have five kind of traditional food snacks. One in the traditional brand name that we just know and love and the other one, and the generic one that was considerably cheaper. I'm gonna test them blind folded to see if I can determine which one is the brand name and which one is the imposter. All right, this first head to head battle is between the famous Oreo cookie and it's dubious counter part Mr. Creamy. Let's get eating some cookies. Lovely texture of an Oreo, you got me there. Oh, this is a Mr. Creamy, gotta be. This is subpar, this is oh wow, is it? It's too sweet, I know the Oreo cookie. It's the same way where you know McDonald's fries just by gut feeling, it doesn't make sense, there's no science to it. Oh hello old friend, mmm. Okay, this has gotta be the Oreo cookie. It's crunchier, now I know what was wrong with the previous one, this one's much crunchier, less cream which I personally am a fan of but way more flavor flav, more of that chocolate flavor coming through. Let's move on to the next one. Okay, this next battle is between McCain's Pizza Pops. No, they were pizza pockets and pizza satchels, pizza. This next battle is between McCain Pizza, what are they, pockets? - [Man] Pockets and pizza pouches. - This next battle is between I can't say pizza pockets, kay. This next battle is between McCain Pizza Pockets in their three cheese flavor and no name brand's pizza satchels. They're not pockets, purses, what was that? - [Man] Pouches. - Pouches, pizza pouches, also in three cheese. So, let's try. I love pizza anything, satchel, pocket, gusset, give it to me. Pardon me. This is not as good as I remember as a child. Very, very salt forward. I'm gonna head over to the other one and I'm gonna get one in one cheek and one in the other cheek to do a direct inner mouth comparison, if you will. Let me tell you that did not help at all. It's all amalgamated, one flavor. One thing I will say about this one is that texturally, like the inner cheesy texture is a little bit grainier. Other than that, they are identical, entirely identical. Gosh, I do not know. This one's a little more yeasty, I can't tell if that's a good thing or not a good thing. I think this is the McCain, a little more flavor, more salt, I'm thinking hey maybe that's what the extra dollar fifty bought you, a little more salt. I'm saying the yeasty version is the no name. I got no clue, I'm going in blind, literally on this one. I am a Cheeto savant, I like to tell people. I've actually got it on my resume because I am so good at eating them. So, I think this is gonna be a walk in the park because I saw those no name Cheetos before I put this blindfold on and they did not look right. Something wrong, something wrong with those guys. All right, let's get in. I don't think this will be a problem. Typical Cheeto flavor, nice and cheesy. Oh, that's a Cheeto, that's gotta be the Cheeto. I don't even need to do the other one but I will. I will for you, for science. That's the Cheeto isn't it. Very interesting but what is different? This one tasted so realistic. Wow, oh man, I looked like a fool there for a second, didn't I? Yeah, no this is a Cheeto for sure. All right, another bout of head to head combat. We have Pringles which I just love original for me thank you, please and thank you. And also, no name brand, what were they called, Crisps Chips. - [Man] Potato Crisps. - Potato Crisps, they look identical the tubes are, I can feel them, identical. Let's give them a try. I don't remember Pringles being so big. That's a big chip, whose mouth is that supposed to fit? I don't like that, I don't think that's Pringles. That's leaving a weird taste in my mouth like a old, like if you made homemade potato chips and they just were grease logged. That's leaving a weird. What's this one? That's a better size, that's a lovely taste, a little less salty, which I think Pringle has, I think they have the know how about how much salt to put in 'cause the other one's really salty but they're trying to cover up that gross grease flavor. Pringles, no name, Pringles, no name. I'll have one more of these, take them away. This is the last one, it is Froot Loops versus Fruity O's. And I love cereal so this is fun, oh yeah, oh yeah. Oh, Froot Loops, Froot Loops, Froot, mmm. Part of a healthy complete breakfast. That is Froot Loops without a doubt. I know it, I grew up with it, I know it. All right, number two let's see how it stacks. Oh come on, that's all you got? You come in here with your small loops? And your weird lemony taste? Oh yeah, I nailed that one. How'd I do? What was my-- - [Man] Five out of five. - Really? - [Man] Yeah. - I'm so good, I'm the best at generic versus brand name things or just brand name stuff is, how do I get this off? Hope you guys enjoyed this video. I had a lot of fun, I'm gonna keep eating and munching 'cause we have so much stuff left over. Thanks for watching I'll see you next time.

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