“ Brand: Asda / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
I don't particularly stick to one brand of washing up liquid, I normally go for the cheapest, but not the "Smartprice" or "Value" ranges, I've found these to be false economy in the past, but I have used Asda's own brand "Chosen By You" before and found it to be very good so I thought I'd go through the whole range of different fragrances that they do. The Strawberry and Apricot cost me 87p for a 740ml bottle.
With all the other washing up liquids I've tried in this range when you flip the lid and smell the washing up liquid you are normally hit by a pleasant, but strong smell, be it orange or lemon, however with this one you aren't. Yes there is a slight smell of strawberries, but it's not half as strong as the others. The smell doesn't increase when you add water to it either. With some of this range of washing up liquids I've been in the kitchen whilst my other half has been in the dining room and he's commented on how good they smell, but not with this one, there's just nothing there which is a little disappointing. It still lathers up well, but I tend to find myself adding more to the water in order to get a smell to it which sort of defeats why I bought it in the first place, to save money.
The clear plastic bottle, is just the same as all of Asda's own brand washing up liquids and the liquid its self is a pleasent red colour and not too runny. The red cap is flat enough so that you can stand the bottle on it so that you can get every drop out of the bottle which cuts down on wastage. The bottle is also widely recyclable.
As with all washing up liquids if you have broken or sensitive skin then avoid prolonged contact with this product. Also keep out of reach of small children and animals.
To be honest I don't think I'll be buying this washing up liquid again.
When it comes to buying washing up liquids I tend to not really ever go for what I think of as exotic fragranced liquids. I like original fragrances not stuff that smells liken bath foam to wash what I eat with and cook in with, however I was curious a couple of weeks back to try a washing up liquid called strawberry and apricot as I'd never heard or seen such a thing before and at only 88p for a bottle containing 740ml of it, it seemed a risk worth taking to me!
The washing up liquid comes in a see thorugh plastic bottle with a red plastic flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You' Stawberry & Apricot Washing Up Liquid, then on the back of the bottle ingredients are listed, the size is stated and contact details for Asda are given. You can see the bright red, transpreant liquid though the bottle which of course is handy so you can see when it needs replacing or whatever.....or in this case not lol.
Well like any washing liquid you simply add a little to running water and it creates a small amount of white foam. This doesn't create loads of foam and the water goes reasonably soft but I have to agree with the review below mine, this stuff smells horrible. Sort of fruity, sort of vingegary and I don't like it at all. It did clean my plates and dishes and cutlery ok though I didn't like having to stand scrubbing away with this fraganced stuff but did it find it harder work to remove real grease and grime and worked on food on my pots and pans ever after squirting some of this directly into them and leaving them to soak.
All in all this sort of works. Day to day normal washing up its fine on I guess, pots and pans and not so great and the fragrance can only be described as pongy and unpleasant. I did manage to use the whole bottle in the end, did consider putting a peg on my nose whilst using it but it was through pure perserverence and determination and nothing else to use it so I won't be buying this one again!
Only available in Asda stores or from Asda.com
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Asda offer a few washing up liquid products which offer a cheap alternative to Fairy and Morning Fresh.
Strawberry and Apricot...
Presented in a tall, chunky clear bottle, this Strawberry and Apricot washing up liquid, is part of the Chosen By You range at Asda. Asda claim that this liquid offers a 'grease-busting' formula to clean your dishes and make them sparkling clean. The bottle can be recycled.
This liquid is available in one size only. A 740ml bottle can be bought in store or online at www.asda.com. It is currently priced at 88p. Other scents include Lemon, Mandarin and a few others.
I bought this washing up liquid last month as money was tight and Fairy wasn't on offer at the time of purchase. I wish I hadn't bothered. The flip top cap had broke off before I even got to use it. I bought this particular scent as I thought it sounded pleasant - I wish I had sniffed before putting it in my trolley.
This washing up liquid is quite a bit cheaper than Fairy (ml for ml) but it is false economy and awful to use! The washing up liquid is red and resembles unset jelly. It slips out the bottle fine but when mixed with hot water, it produces only a tiny layer of foam on the surface of my basin. It resembles something that wouldn't look out of place in a bath but doesn't seem right for washing my dishes in. The water doesn't feel very soft either but this didn't irritate my hands.
The smell is disgusting and extremely powerful. It is far from being fruity and is very artificial. When I first pour this from the bottle, it smells like alcohol - cider or something and the scent lingers. I actually felt ill using this and that shouldn't happen.
Did this washing up liquid wash my dishes well? If the dishes were just needing freshened up and rinsed, then yes. If the dishes needed soaked and scrubbed - no. With Fairy I usually use a small amount of liquid and soak for a short while. Most food marks come away easily. With this liquid, no amount of soaking helps as the foam disappears quickly. If I put a small amount of liquid on a scourer, it takes absolutely ages to remove any dried on marks.
I will be honest and say I used this only a few times before surrendering and paying over the odds for Fairy from my local shop. My dishes didn't appear as clean as they should and it made me paranoid. They certainly had no noticeable sparkle either and I didn't feel comfortable eating off them as I could taste that awful, unnatural alcohol taste - vile!
Would I recommend...
No way - this is a disgusting washing up liquid which does not perform. If it removed food marks, I might have been able to use the full bottle but it basically did squat all for my dishes and made me feel queasy each time I used it. I won't be buying it again or recommending it even at 88p a bottle!