Food Theory: Logan Paul is LYING About Prime!

Published 2023-03-14

All Comments (21)
  • @Lionfire42
    I find it hilarious how MatPat, usually trying to be neutral and/or encouraging party, absolutely draws a line at Logan Paul.
  • One issue with the taste test that you might think of for next time is these were just regular people testing the flavor. This wasn’t people working out and then trying the drinks, which would honestly have a huge impact on which they prefer. When I’m sitting I love drinking root beer but when I’m working out that is the last thing I want to grab. Sometimes the drinks that have less taste are waaaaay better during a work out. So Prime being very flavorful might make me not want it when working o it.
  • @Littlepup93
    This makes total sense to me. Back when I wanted to join the army, I was doing research and stumbled upon was a tip to new recruits going into basic: sprinkle your salt packets into your water. Yeah, the water will be a little salty, but when you're doing PT or ruck marches, you sweat out a lot of salt and need to replenish it. It doesn't cover the smaller amount of Magnesium or Potassium, but this is a bare bones sports drink effectively. I'm not saying replace all your sports drink consumption with a packet of iodized salt and a bottle of water, but it can help you out in a pinch.
  • @SquirrelLoaf
    Glad more and more people are starting to see through Primes marketing schemes. Also, Derek from MorePlatesMoreDates also made a very good video debunking Prime some time ago.
  • @Eric-ez2nq
    I work construction in Arizona and am constantly sweating. I have always liked Powerade the the best for making me feel recharged. Glad this video confirms my opinion! Also i believe it’s the cheapest sports drink too!
  • @mihavovk
    I like how explanatory the video is. The taste tests however I'd do them in two different settings, one having volunteers try them as you did and another making them workout before the tasting. I've come to notice that some of these sports drinks taste vastly different when you're sweaty from exercise or work.
  • Just a shout out to the editors, they absolutely killed it with the graphics this episode. Fantastic fantastic job.
  • @DaddyVet3D
    I love taste tests. The problem is the lack palette cleansing between tastes. It makes it hard to differentiate between them
  • Not 2 minutes in and Mat is throwing more shade than I've ever seen in the 10 years I've been watching the theory channels! 😂love it!
  • Dude, THANK YOU for this video! I only drink it as a normal beverage, not while working out or exercising, but my mom’s pretty much anti-Prime, and she hounds me every time I drink one. I showed her this video, which was appealing to her as its presentation is very anti-Prime up until the end. She hasn’t finished the video yet, but she hasn’t acted the same about the drink, either. Since I don’t religiously work out or loose electrolytes through exercise that often, I hope this’ll help her realize it’s not inherently bad for you.
  • I love what Matt is doing with this channel as well as Style Theory. Always wondered how you could continuously produce videos in completely different genres in the same game and film theory style ❤
  • @RexxTheFirst
    Honestly when I was really sick with the flu a couple of years ago Gatorade was truly what helped me not feel as horrible. Ordinarily I hate the taste, even after a workout, but it definitely did what it was supposed to do.
  • I’d also like to add that the higher sugar in Gatorade and Powerade are good for quick energy since simple sugars are the easiest ones for your body to use.
  • If you regularly work out and are tired and thirsty, the flavor doesn't matter as much as how refreshing the drink is to your palette. You'd want something similar to water rather than a sweet juice.
  • Sweeter tasting drinks often win single sip taste tests, but when drinking a whole bottle/serving often the sweetest drinks can actually score lower. Something to keep in mind.
  • @AnttiTolamo
    I think the taste tests should have been made after exercise. My experience is that sports drink are really much sweeter after lot of exercise/sweating. The taste without them is for me different, more muted. Which makes me think Prime is more ment for non-exercising people as its the sweetest of them all. The ratio with potassium points to this direction too. Its propably ment to be grapped any time and to be drinked, thus the good sales.
  • @S_R_C
    In my opinion if I was working out for a long time I wouldn’t chose Prime for an energy drink to drink because of how flavorful it is. As you can see from the taste test in this video, Prime was almost always the drink that had the most flavor and was considered almost always the best one. But when your working out I don’t really want a super flavorful drink I want something like Gatorade
    Because it’s not a super strong taste. Maybe I would like Prime just as a regular drink but not after a long hard workout. But that’s just my opinion
  • I can tell a lot of work went into this and it's much appreciated!
    Body Armor, Liquid IV, and Gatorade are my personal favorites! It makes sense tho that when I've actually done strenuous exercise vs needing a general hydration boost, I find myself reaching for a Gatorade!
  • @bitbyte1188
    Another reason why Prime tasted sweeter than the other sports drinks was because it has sugar substitutes too, like sucralose. Having lots of sucralose is known for causing laxative effects though, so probably don't have a lot of Prime at once.
  • One of the first thing I learnt as a kid about sport drinks was that these drinks should contain salt to replace the salt that the human body loses through sweat. When I saw Prime had low sodium I immediately knew it would be a poor sport drink. I'm curious to try it for the flavour though and I'll probably buy a bottle if it ever exports to my country.