I don't know why they did this. I bought it from the reduced section at tesco and I can tell why it was so cheap.
I always buy carex soap - it's good value for money and it is also widely available in supermarkets as well as discount shops such as Poundland. It cleans really effectively - I find that it easily copes with really grubby hands. In addition, I find that you only need a tiny bit to get it to lather really nicely which means that it lasts a long time too.
This particular soap, however, is completely marred by its absolutely vile smell. It still does all the wonderful things that I have listed above but none of this stuff matters because as soon as you get some out of the pump, your nostrils are hit with the stench of chocolate orange soap!
We're not talking the christmassy, warming scent of a Terry's chocolate orange here. We're talking synthetic, over powering, artificial and gross. It smells like chocolate - sure. It smells a bit orangey too. But more than anything, it smells of soap. And those three scents make a truly unholy combination.
I used this once then had to re-wash my hands with dish soap to get rid of the vile smell. I then took it into work and put it in the ladies' loos. That was six months ago and it's still half full - no one will use it.
Maybe kids will like this - but I think it's best to stick to classic soap scents!
ABOUT: This hand wash from Carex is part of the fun edition range aimed at children to make washing hands fun. This hand wash has the scent of chocolate orange. The hand wash is antibacterial and is amde using their effective formula combines which cleans, cares and protects. The special formula effectively removes dirts and germs, helps keep skin feeling soft and gives all around protection for healthy hands, both big and small hands. The hand wash comes in a clear bottle and you can clearly see the hand wash through the bottle which is orange in colour. The bottle has a pump dispenser so you can dispense the hand wash easily.
PRICE: This can be purchased from most supermarkets and also Boots and Superdrug stores. Prices may vary although Boots currently have the fun edition hand washes on fofer for just £1.00.
IN USE: After wetting my hands I pressed down on the pump and dispensed some of the hand wash. The hand wash is bright orange in colour and when rubbing my wet hands together it foams up creating a lather which I then used all over ym hands to give them a good wash. The scent of the product is quite strong and smells or orange more than anything and to be honest I wasn't too keen on the orange smell. After washing my hands they felt clean and they also smelt a little of orange as well which I didn't like at all. A good 20-10mins after washing my hands I noticed that they were looking quite dry and they felt dry as well so I had to apply some hand cream.
OVERALL: A fun handwash for kids but I hated it!
I don't mind admitting that since Carex bought out their 'foody' range of hand washes, I have been slightly obsessed. Whilst I refer to it as the 'foody' range, the actual name of the range is 'Fun Editions' (previously 'Family Favourites') and currently includes 4 different scents - Cola Bottles, Strawberry Laces, Bubblegum and Chocolate Orange. I have now tried them all.
The first time I tried this particular hand wash, they were on offer in Sainsbury's for just 90p each so I purchased one of each! They normally retail for around £1.50-2.00 per bottle but I often see them in various supermarkets on offer for less than a pound.
The Chocolate Orange scent had a lot to live up to, not just because I love to eat chocolate orange but because I had previously used Strawberry Laces and Cola Bottles and they smelt WONDERFUL (I have since tried Bubblegum which also smells amazing).
The hand wash comes in a 250ml transparent bottle and looks similar to the other Carex hand washes but with a subtle orange placed below the logo. It has a pump top and dispensing the hand wash is very easy and convenient. The hand wash is a bright orange colour. I wasn't too convinced that the hand wash would smell like chocolate orange but it really does; you can smell both the chocolate and the orange. If you melted Terry's Chocolate Orange and rubbed it all over your hands, I think it would definitely smell a lot like this hand wash... although I wouldn't particularly recommend it...
The slight downside of the scent is that it's very sweet and almost quite sickly smelling. I also tend to prefer the other scents in the range a little more. HOWEVER! I do still think it's a nice scent. It's just not my favourite.
Everybody in my family likes the scent and is happy to use the chocolate orange hand wash. I have noticed that my daughter uses it A LOT! I definitely think this range is a great way to encourage children to wash their hands more often. The bottle also states that the hand wash 'kills 99.9% of bacteria' which is good to know (I don't like hand washes that aren't anti-bacterial).
The hand wash recommends 2 pumps per wash but I find that 1 is enough for me. The hand wash lathers well and the smell is very apparent whilst using it. The scent also transfers well to the skin and appears to stay on my hands for quite some time. It is said to have 'added moisturisers' and I must say I have experienced no problems with my skin whilst using this hand wash, my hands have always been left soft and smooth aftewards.
A bottle of Carex Chocolate Orange Hand Wash can last me up to a month, with regular use. I think it's great value for money and am happy to recommend, even though it's not my most favourite scent in the range.
WHAT IS IT?
This is hand wash that is made by Carex. It is one part of a range of fragrances that is made and designed to be around sweets. This hand wash has got a chocolate orange fragrance.
This hand wash comes in a bottle that has got a pump on the top. The bottle is shaped to be curved inwards at the centre of the bottle and I think that makes it easy for children to hold and I think that this range is designed so that it appeals to children.
WHAT I THINK
I do not like the fragrance of this hand wash but my children like it very much and I bought it for them so my thoughts about the fragrance are not important. I dislike it because the hand wash is very orange so I thought the smell was going to be different to what it is, I think the chocolate fragrance is too sweet and sickly and the orange is not strong enough and it is not fresh like it should be.
I have washed my hands with this hand wash and it is very good but I do not think that it is better than other hand wash produce. It does not give many bubbles but the hand wash liquid is pleasing to use and my hands feel clean after I have washed them, it makes my skin go a little bit dry but it does not affect my children's hands like that at all. I use hand cream every time after I have used this hand wash and I have to because I do not like for my skin to feel dry.
This hand wash costs about £1.89 for a bottle and I will buy it for my children again because they like to use it very much and I think it is good for being encouraging to them to make sure they wash their hands.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
SVE, LOVE,LOVE THIS!
My other half picked the Cared Chocolate Orange handwash up one week along with the Strawberry Laces version, and I was so impressed! When I first saw it,I thought that a hand wash that smelt of chocolate would just be wrong, but how wrong was I?
We do always use handwashes in our house as opposed to bars of soap so we do try quite a few. The Cared range is a favourite as they do offer such a range of fragrances and washes that suit every need. The Cared washes are sold in pump action clear plastic bottles. These are usually priced between £1 & £1,80, so are very reasonable.
The Chocolate Orange wash is Orange in colour and I think is more aimed at children, but appeals to everyone once they have used it once! When you dispense the wash the smell of chocolate Orange is strong, and also a very accurate scent. It smells spot on and good enough to eat! The wash lathers up ok on your hands and gives enough of a soapy lather to clean hands thoroughly. It doesn't feel to drying either whilst using and afterwards. My hands always feel clean after using and not dried out like other washes can.
The Chocolate Orange scent stats on the skin for hours and although strong doesn't overpower you. The only problem I find is that it makes me crave chocolate Orange haha!
I think this product is aimed as a novelty item, but I love it for daily use and anyone who uses our bathroom always comments how nice and unusual the hand wash is!
I'm not commonly a supporter of the Carex hand washes, I'm not also interested in the scents. Nonetheless I've been hearing reviews about their 'Chocolate Orange' and 'Strawberry Laces' hand washes. Although buying in Tesco lately I discovered the Carex hand washes at half price on offer, decreased from £1.80 to 90 pence each, I really decided to get one to use. I'd a number of Terry's Chocolate Oranges in my own wagon anyhow, and thus that's likely what caused me to buy them!
The Chocolate Lemon hand-wash will come in a jar, the bottle so you can easily see just how much hand wash you've left, itself is distinct. The handwash itself is actually a thick consistency that is magnificent, and it's really bright red in shade. This smells totally heavenly, adequate to consume essentially! This smells exactly like candy lime, delicious nice and chocolatey yet orangey. This won't smell synthetic in any way, it smells similar to the true thing (nicely an actual Terry's Chocolate Lemon anyway!!). As he's not really a chocolate lover, it's a really nice fragrance nevertheless and so not everyone will require to it, my spouse is not too thinking about the perfume.
One pump with this hand wash is sufficient to effectively wash my hands, it lathers up very well on my hands with just a small amount of water. It is definitely very gentle also my palms does not dry up like some hand washes may, even with constant use that is daily. This leaves my hands completely clean. This leaves my palms experiencing charming and delicate, and sensing absolutely divine, along with the candy lemon fragrance remains on my fingers for absolutely ages after washing them, actually I quite often hook myself merely sniffing my fingers from time to time after I Have used this hand wash! I like this it's an anti bacterial hand-wash.
I'dn't wait to recommend this handwash, and that I'll definitely purchase it again. I do believe it's basically a serious wintery and joyous aroma as I often seem to chocolate pears with Holiday.
The bottle is grip the bottle and curved in the middle which makes it a lot easier to pick up. The full bottle including the pump to dispense the hand wash is made from durable plastic that is tough - the pump is also very simple to wriggle and activate for first use. Another significant variable for me as well into washing my daughter's hands as discussing she was how successful this would be at killing germs - because nobody likes a handwash that merely smells nice! Particularly with winter I need something to fight off the seasonal bugs.
One thing I didn't enjoy very much about the hand wash was merely how watery the liquid is - the greatest was I can describe it is a rather heavy gel... to me when in use due to the wateryness you do not believe your hands are receiving the finest clean but I assume as the product is aimed at children and children aren't huge supporters of hand wash it is a victor!
Further information given in the back label tells you the handwash has added moisturisers, supports skins dermalogically tested for skin kindness and antibacterial shields. For all those who don't use their handwash as frequently as me and my daughter you'll be pleased to learn this particular brand has a shelf life of 18 months that's very good. A nice little bonus printed in the back is the fact that it tells you the product is not food and you can not eat it - oh... but it smells so damn yummy!
For use this hand wash is very straight forward - for first time use wriggle the pump to activate - you simply press down with one hand that will dispense the liquid into your other hand and it pops up. You're then advsied to wash your hands for about fifteen seconds with hot water to get the gain. You then rinse with tepid to warm water. During use you find the pump works well unlike another hand washes I have really tried in the past.
At first I was just a little bit undecisive on wheather I would really think this smells like Chocolate Orange as I can imagine they would get the odor right... only like Terrys Chocolate Orange smells like... Althought I liked the Strawberry Laces aroma to me it did not quite smell like strawberry laces... Yet much to my surprise I actually don't believe the can do anything to strengthen the aroma on this one - perfect - only like Terrys Chocolate Orange! If a great lover of chocolates or oranges are not you, this hand wash may not be for you although I enjoy it!
Everyone with children within their families should have at least one bottle with this in their house - it makes me feel better knowing my child really needs to scrub her hands more frequently which gives me assurance that she won't be as phrone to picking up as many winter bugs! The smell as absolutly amazing and immediately appeals to chocolate lovers... it lingers on your own skin for ages after washing and you discover yourself always sniffing your hands. Just under two weeks after and my chocolate orange hand wash is nearly concluded... We never finish hand wash that fast in this house... For 88p theres nothing whatsoever to complain about if I can only just get this on full price and I'm sure I am going to buy it again in future!
When I started toilet training my daughter I wanted to make it as fun as possible for her in order that she wouldn't find it so daunting as she is the sort of child who will either like something or hate it straight away and trying to change her mind can be a long and slow process. Therefore, when I got everything ready for her to start going to the toilet like a big girl I even made sure she had her own handwash.
Of course there are lots of different types out there, ones to cleanse, ones that kill bacteria and the posh ones which just smell nice and come in nice bottles. I therefore when out in the supermarket gave my daughter a choice of 2 so she could be the 'big girl' and pick her own. She decided to choose the Carex Complete Chocolate Orange (she could have chosen the strawberry laces variety which I've already tried and tested).
The Carex Complete range of handwashes are all based on sweets which is quite nice but despite their calorie free aromas they are still made with the same formula which helps to remove dirt, grime and germs. Not only is it antibacterial but it also contains moisturisers to help keep the skin feeling soft whilst being protected all at the same time. According to Carex "it Cleans, Cares and Protects, so you and your family can feel free to "Live Life Hands On".
The handwash itself comes in a square transparent plastic bottle which has a pump action top. Because the bottle is transparent you can clearly see the bright orange liquid which is no doubt why my daughter chose this one! On the front of the bottle there is the Carex logo together with the product name and the image of chocolate and oranges. On the reverse of the bottle there is information about the handwash itself, the extensive list of ingredients, warnings and contact information for Carex.
The smell of this handwash is amazing, it smells exactly the same as Terrys Chocolate Orange yet it is good for you and calorie free! Now although it does linger on your skin once you've washed it off, it isn't strong enough to be overpowering so you won't walk around smelling like you've just eaten a Terry's Chocolate Orange! My daughter however just seems to like the smell and is far too young to connect it to one specific thing but apparently it smells "yummy" which helps encourage her to wash her hands.
To use you only need to use the pump once as more than enough orange liquid is released and any more would just be wasting it as once mixed with water it froths up in a nice white lather and easily covers your skin. Once rinsed off you are not left with a residue but instead left with clean hands that smell amazing! My daughter knows how to use the pump and has now become an expert at washing her hands and is now excited to do so once going to the toilet which for me is a plus as it seems she knows the process of going to the toilet and washing her hands.
I use the handwash on a daily basis and I find that despite the strong aroma of chocolate orange it is incredibly mild on the skin. I can suffer with sensitive skin but this hasn't irritated it at all nor has it irritated my daughter's skin. I really do think this handwash is lovely and my daughter loves using it too which can only be a bonus especially when not only trying to teach her to go to the toilet property but also to wash her hands afterwards to help eradicate germs and other nasties.
Overall, this is definitely a great handwash. I cannot find fault with it at all and therefore can easily give it 5 stars.
== Product Information ==
Price: From £1 upwards
Availability: Supermarkets, discount stores, pharmacies etc.
Carex Chocolate and Orange handwash
This was one of three hand washes from this range that I bought recently. I vastly prefer this to the cola one. This one smells just like orange matchmakers.
This comes in a clear plastic recyclable 250ml container with a push pump dispenser. The product is a transparent orange colour and can be clearly seen through the container.
The Carex quality is there and it states it is anti bacterial and kills 99.9% of all known bacteria. Not sure how they know and which is the 0.01% that manages to get through.
The pump is easy to get going but to me it gives a bit too much of the product with one pump. I use a short half pump usually and have plenty. The other issue I have with the pump is that it dribbles a bit more out and onto the basin side which is wasteful and messy. It doesn't matter what i do it manages to dribble that extra bit out after I have moved my hand.
I find that I need to dispense the product onto dry hands as once they are wet the product just kind of slips around and doesn't stick to my skin and then slips off rather than lathering up . I put the stuff on, wash my hands dry then rinse off as it lathers and that works best. This is different to how I use a bar soap as then I wet my hands and then grab the soap and lather then rinse. You just have to get used to getting the product onto your hands while dry.
The smell is really, really good. It smells good enough to eat and if my eyes had been closed and someone asked me to guess what I was smelling, I would have answered 'chocolate matchmakers' or terry's Choc orange as that is exactly how it smells. The scent lasts for quite a little while once my hands are dry which is quite pleasant.
We have this one in our ensuite bathroom so I don't tend to use it to wash off kitchen smells or garden hands. It is generally only used for after toilet visits up there so I can't say how it cleans really muddy or dirty hands or how it copes with kitchen cooking smelling hands either.
The product lathers well and has not dried my hands out, nor has it caused any skin irritation to my hands. The product is an effective hand wash that promises to kill lots of nasties that might make us ill.
I think this is one I would buy again when on special offer but not sure I would pay extra for it. It does a good job of hand washing and smells like something I could eat.
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I love the scent of both chocolate and range, so when I heard about the existence of this handwash, I knew I had to try it. I had been slightly disappointed with the Cola Bottles handwash from this range, but I didn't let that put me off.
This is part of Carex's Family Favourites' range, which also includes the Cola Bottles that I have tried before, and Strawberry Laces, which I have in my list to try. This range was designed by Carex to give children a favourite scent to encourage handwashing.
The packaging is clear and through it you can see the bright orange coloured liquid. Judging by the colour of the handwash, I was expecting it to be more orange scented rather than chocolate orange, but this doesn't seem to be the case. As soon as you squirt some of the gel onto your hands, you can detect the chocolate orange scent of this handwash, and you can really smell it while you are washing your hands. It's not as strong a scent as the Cola Bottles one, but it is still a nice scent. I also found that this does linger after you wash your hands, unlike the Cola Bottles which disappeared as soon as I dried my hands.
While this product claims to have added moisturisers, I didn't feel that my hands were more moisturised after using this, though maybe as it's aimed at those that are physically younger than me, maybe it has more of an effect on smaller hands? This does have the claim of killing 99.9% of bacteria in seconds and to support the skin's natural antibacterial defences. It is also dermatologically tested.
I think that these handwashes are a fantastic idea for those with young families, as the sweet smell does encourage children to wash their hands more. I am an adult without any children, but I am definitely a child at heart, so these handwashes also appeal to me. These retail for around £1.80, but are often on offer, I paid 92p for mine, which I consider a good price for a handwash that lasts a few weeks.
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We always use liquid soap in our house as I actually prefer it to the bars of soap. I always have a soap in the downstairs loo as that's probably the loo that is used the most often and using liquid soap is nice and easy, not to mention quick. I've tried all sorts of different types and usually prefer to use the Dove brand but I was persuaded to try this chocolate orange one from Carex because my daughter said she loved the colour and it was on offer at only 79p for a 250ml bottle (as opposed to the usual price of £1.29).
I must admit, I wasn't too keen on the sound of the fragrance combination - who wants to have their hands smell of chocolates or oranges? I have had this is the bathroom for a couple of weeks now and I still cannot get used to the smell. In fact, after using the downstairs loo, I will actually go upstairs to wash my hands as I really don't like the smell this liquid soap laves on my skin after I have used it. Both my daughter and my husband really love it but I just don't like the odd smell.
In terms of it being an effective soap and for keeping hands clean and germ free, then I have no problems. I think it foams really well and rinses off perfectly, leaving no stickiness or residue on the hands after I have used it. However, I just cannot seem to get past the fact that I really dislike the smell. One the plus side, it does state that it kills up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria but I know that once this bottle has been used up that I won't be buying another.
Recommended as a hand cleanser but only if you love the smell of food on your hands afterwards. Not for me.
A while ago I was in Tesco and this handwash was 85p. So I put my Freddo back and put this in my basket instead because I am trying to lose weight. And it was 15p cheaper than a Freddo anyway it is really ridiculous how expensive Freddos are getting these days!
The hand wash is in a pump dispenser and you have to twist it to get it active so it doesn't leak! The contents is a bright orange and it soaps up well with water. I have never washed my hands without water so i don't know what it would be like without water as well!
The consistency is a bit too runny but that is ok. A bit too much comes out all at once though.
The smell is the selling point and it really does smell like orange and chocolate. It reminds me of Christmas and receiving Terry's chocolate oranges. To be honest i am not sure why I bought this (aside from the price) because I hate the smell and taste of chocolate orange, Terry can keep it!
Anyway the bottle says it kills 99.9% of bacteria and it is cheap as chips (Not as Freddos!) so that's good enough for me. Will be looking for the coca cola one in future though!
Carex is a nice brand and I have bought this hand wash a few times mainly because my grandchildren like it a lot. I also like it and it is worth the price. We tend to use liquid washes and hand soaps in our home and like to just pick up soaps on offer or ones we like a lot. This is one of our favourites.
It comes housed in a clear plastic bottle and it has a pump dispenser. The wash is an orange colour and a thick liquid which is rich and quite soft. It has a nice orange smell to it and smells of chocolate which also has a sweet smell to it. The orange smell is quite strong. The smell of this wash does help encourage my younger grandchildren to wash their hands after using the toilet because they love the smell of it and like to use it. They always wash their hands after using the toilet but the smell of this wash just encourages them more to wash them without having to prompt them.
Just one or two pumps is enough to lather on the hands well indeed and the few pumps is enough to foam well on the hands. It smells really nice while washing them and has lots of bubbles. Feels a creamy wash too on the skin, also soft and smooth.
It removes any dirt or grease from the hands really well indeed. My hands are sometimes quite greasy and dirty when I arrive home and I always wash my hands before sitting down for my dinner. The wash removes grease from my hands extremely well indeed without having to use a lot of the wash. Sometimes when they are really oily from doing any DIY jobs in my garage I do have to wash my hands twice but this happens no matter which wash I use but this wash removes the oil good enough.
My grandchildren's hands can be quite messy after eating their munchies at my home and their treats. The wash removes any sticky foods from their hands really well indeed and it removes them without them having to wash their hands twice to remove it.
Even though it has lots of foam and bubbles it is really easy to rinse it from the skin and doesn't take a long time at all. Takes seconds to rinse it so you don't need to use a lot of water.
After drying the hands it leaves a nice chocolate orange smell on the skin and doesn't dry the skin. My grandchildren's hands are really soft after using this wash and my skin too. No rashes have occurred on our skins so this wash is worth buying for my families skin.
It kills 99.9% of bacteria on the skin and although we are never completely sure if this is true I do think it removes bacteria well indeed and as much as it possibly could remove the bacteria.
It is a good price and I paid only £1 for a 250ml bottle and for this price this product is worth it. Not only for the way it washes hands but also for the smell of it which is really worth the price too.
This wash is a product I recommend to others, I will buy it again because it is a favourite wash for washing hands in my house. If my grandchildren enjoy washing their hands with this wash it is a bonus and a way of encouraging them to wash their hands regularly.
I rate it 5 stars.
To be honest I was a bit dubious about this when I first saw it. We have tried the other new flavours such as strawberry laces but I was a bit worried about smelling of chocolate but we as a family are converts!
We always have a hand wash at the bathroom sink and kitchen sink so thought we'd try it first at the kitchen sink before deciding if it was worthy of a place in the bathroom :)
Like all carex hand wash it comes in a handy pump action bottle which always works well. Some of the cheaper supermarket brands I find the pump action often doesn't work which is very annoying. But this always does. I find Carex ones are good for the skin too and don't leave my skin too dry like some of the other brands. They leave my skin feeling soft and moisturised.
Anyway it smells divine, just the right balance of chocolate with a bit of orange so it doesn't make your hands smell totally of melted chocolate. The dispenser puts out just the right amount of liquid for hand washing, not too much or little so the bottle lasts a while. We are a family of four and a bottle lasts around a week or two.
It would be better if they made these bottles in different sizes so you could have a family sized one but I suppose it wouldn't fit so well on the sink then. At the moment they seem to be on offer in all good retailers either half price at around 85p or bogof so its worth giving it a try especially if you are a chocolate orange fan, get the smell without the calories :)
I was in Tesco yesterday with my wife and they had this on offer. 86p which is a great deal to start off with. I hid the label and removed the top and asked my wife to sniff it, her first reaction was "Wow that smells really nice. What is it?". I said "Chocolate orange" to which she said "I thought so, that smells really nice". To be honest with her, she isn't wrong (for once :))
This out of all three (cola bottles, strawberry laces) really smells the best and does smell exactly like a chocolate orange does.
The makers are Cussons who produce Imperial Leather and the Original Source shower gels/hand washes. So they have a knack for adding great smells to their products.
It comes in a 250ml bottle with pump action nozzle. The contents looks bright orange in colour. When you unscrew the top you can smell the orange more but the smell of it together with chocolate is delish!
The hand wash states that it kills 99.9% of bacteria within seconds. When using it, the smell is great and more over powering than the cola bottles one that I tried. The smell stayed on my hands for longer and once tried, I could still smell the chocolate orange. But its not too sick in smell.
It is a great way to encourage kids to wash their hands, and I think this smell is more for the adults than the kids. So its a great family product.
So out of this and the cola bottles, go with this one is my verdict. A good all-rounder with a nice smell and long lasting.