“ Brand: Fairy / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
A few months back they were selling Fairy Liquid in an unusual blackberry and rosemary scent. These were only £1 for a bottle size of 233ml which is pretty huge, to be honest. There is only me in the flat and so this lasted for ages. I don't have a dishwasher and I wash up by hand but I don't use that many dishes as I only have two meals there per day. I bought it because of the price if I am totally honest but I must admit the colour was also very eye catching. It looked like a bottle of Ribena put inside a normal shaped Fairy Liquid bottle. The bottle was plastic and shaped the same as the other Fairy bottles with the little red top. The liquid was quite thick in consistency, about the same as the other Fairy I use now and it was pretty good at removing grease and burnt on food. I burn a lot of my food because my hopeless oven only has one temperature and so more often than not stuff comes out baked on hard. I would add a little squirt of this to the dish of hot water and leave to soak for about half an hour tops and then I needed to use no elbow grease at all to remove the baked on food because it just came clean off with the dishcloth. The smell of this washing up liquid was really distinctive and smelled quite nice as I remember. It was gently perfumed and made a nice change to the original one I have gone back to using right now. I think I possibly would buy more of this again if only I was Able to find it but there doesn't seem to be any in the shops where I go to do my weekly shop any more. I think that possibly it was a 'limited edition' which is a bit of a shame as it was really nice. It was just as good as the original Fairy and did a great job at removing even the hardest to remove baked on food but the smell was the nicest thing about it. I'd recommend it.
This Purple coloured Fairy washing up liquid is called Blackberry and Rosemary. If you take the top off and smell it ( as iv'e just done ) it is more a fruity chemical smell than Blackberry and Rosemary. It is powerful though and will give off a fragrance to remove unpleasant smells from plates etc while you are washing up. To avoid a chemical smell afterward, caused by small patches of liquid it is best to rinse all the washing up liquid away again with lots of water (as it reminds you to do on the very small print on the back). There is a make a wish foundation logo - they give special wishes to children with life threatening conditions. Fairy have donated £600 000 over the last 7 years toward such children - it says with 'your help' So for me it is good to know that some of the money is going somewhere useful. This is owned by Proctor and Gamble so I presume they can afford it. The price itself is good value as it lasts so long, you only need a very small amount in hot water to wash up or clean a surface. One bottle can last me months, I have one that is half full and the top is broken and I have to clean the bottle itself as it is there so long ( a bit like hovering the hoover). I like it when the glasses I've cleaned go squeaky clean with a tiny amount of hot water and liquid. With other ones like Tesco own brand I need half a cup full! This Fairy liquid costs about £1.60 or you may be able to find it on offer if you shop around then I would buy at least 2 bottles as I intend to next time. It does the whole bowl of washing up no problem with lots of bubbles and is multi purpose. I use this washing up liquid for everything , from bubble bath to washing the car, I'm not sure whether it is the best to use for those but it is a brilliant emergency product to have on standby. Overall this Fairy liquid can make your washing up wishes come true....
I bought a pack of ten of these on Amazon when they had a ridiculously good offer on. I got a box of them for £4.67. (November 10th 2011) I had never tried this particular variety of Fairy washing up liquid before and my bulk purchase was a bit of a risk but luckily I was not disappointed. Does Fairy last longer? Well, I still have a bottle left eighteen months later. O.K. - I have a dishwasher so this stuff gets used in the sink when I have glassware and tins to wash mostly - but I use a little squirt of it several times a week and it lasts really well. It lifts the grease off tins and brings the glasses up shiny. It's thick and makes lots of bubbles so you only need a small amount in the bowl. Really good quality - as you would expect from the Fairy brand. The scent of the product is pleasant and fruity - although I'm not sure you would be able to tell that it was blackberry and rosemary specifically if you hadn't read it on the bottle. I find the colour is quite funky and different - although a friend remarked it looked very 'chemically' when she saw it sitting in my kitchen window. Because it has antibacterial qualities I tend to use it occasionally for a quick wipe down of the sinks and bath and it cleans well, leaving a good shine. Best of all, unlike some of the lemon varieties of washing up liquid it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. At the time of this review (7/7/2013) Fairy Liquid Blackberry and Rosemary 433ml is: Sainsburys £1.60 Ocado £1.50 or 3 for £3 Reasonable value for a good quality washing up liquid. It doesn't seem to be available everywhere which is a shame because it has become a particular favourite of mine. I would recommend it.
Fairy are a well-known household brand that almost everyone is familiar with. I usually overlook the named brand cleaning products in favour of the cheaper budget range varieties, but I was curious to try some of the new Fairy Liquid as it comes in a range of different scents. I spotted this Blackberry and Rosemary variety in Tesco where it was recently on special offer for £1.00, reduced from the usual RRP of £1.60. This washing up liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. Inside there is a small spout that allows you to dispense the washing up liquid by squeezing on the sides of the bottle. The liquid itself is a deep purple colour that really stands out and makes it easy to see how much you have left, which is useful to avoid running out unexpectedly. To use, you simply add to a bowl of running hot water. You can use a fairly small amount and still get an ample amount of bubbles, I find that putting the tap on a bit stronger increases the amount of bubbles. The liquid itself is a nice thick gel and it is easy to control how much you are squeezing out of the bottle. The bubbles last very well and I'll still have a bowl full of foam by the time I've finished doing the washing up, which is great as I still get the full cleaning power for the whole time that I'm washing. I have experienced positive results every time when using this liquid. My dishes are always clean with a minimal amount of scrubbing, and it cuts through messy stains easily. For anything particularly sticky or greasy, I put a small dash of liquid straight onto the cleaning sponge and then give it a rub before washing thoroughly as usual. I often end up with burned on bits left behind after cooking things like pasta bake or roasts, and in these cases I fill the dirty pans with some of the hot soapy washing up water. After leaving for a while the soaked dishes are then much easier to clean as the liquid breaks down the burnt bits and softens it so it comes away more easily. I have noticed that this Fairy Washing Up Liquid really does seem to be better at cutting through greasy marks and requires less effort to get things clean than when I am using a cheaper alternative product. Unfortunately I feel that this washing up liquid is really let down by a poor fragrance. I liked the sound of blackberry and rosemary and was expecting to smell a fruity herbal concoction as I washed my dishes. However, the fragrance was very, very weak and I could barely smell anything at all, it may as well have not been fragranced. This was disappointing for me as (sadly enough) I enjoy using scented cleaning products and feel like it makes doing a boring chore a tiny bit more pleasant. The lack of fragrance was noticeable and I much prefer other varieties in the Fairy range that have a nice strong scent to them. This liquid comes in a 433ml bottle, it seemed to last well and I only needed to use a relatively small amount each time I did a load of dishes, with added bits here and there for some extra cleaning power on my shamefully dirty pans! This liquid didn't seem to pamper my hands as Fairy are so fond of saying, but it did not really dry them either so I was happy enough in this respect. This is another good cleaning product from Fairy, it works well and gets my dishes squeaky clean, but I won't be choosing to buy it again. The lack of scent is a really big issue for me and there are much nicer options available from Fairy if you enjoy the sensual, scented, bubbly experience of washing up time.
I usually use the original green Fairy liquid for my washing up, as although I have tried other varieties of Fairy I have never found them to quite match up. There were a few reasons I decided to try this Blackberry and Rosemary scented version, the main one being that Tesco were selling this for £1 just before Christmas and they also had a big sign saying 25% off all cleaning products - although annoyingly once I got home I noticed that the discount hadn't been taken off. The washing up liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle the same as others from the Fairy range. The main difference in appearance is that the liquid in this one is a beautiful berry purple shade. This washing up liquid is anti-bacterial which is one advantage it has over the original version which isn't. It states that this will kill 99.9% of bacteria which is reassuring, yet obviously one of those things you need to simply take their word for and can't prove without the aid of a microscope. When it came to sing this I found that the consistency was much runnier than the original. It runs out of the bottle fast, but I have found that I don't need to use a lot per use as just a small amount is enough to create a nice lather. Although I like both the scent of blackberry and the scent of rosemary, I have to admit that I was a little unsure of what they would be like together. As it stands I can't smell rosemary in this at all, however the blackberry scent comes through as very watery and a little like weak diluting juice. To some extent I actually find it a little sickly and it's nowhere near as nice as I expected it to be. In terms of cleaning power, I find that for general washing up, such as plates and cutlery this is fine and just as good as the original version. It will leave glasses in particular sparkling and doesn't leave them cloudy or streaky. For baked on food and grease I haven't found this product to be as effective as the original one. Dishes need to be soaked for longer than usual and I find I need to still use more elbow grease to get them clean. As well all know Fairy claims to leave hands 'as soft as your face' but since I always use rubber gloves for washing up I can't confirm this. As mentioned I bought this from Tesco at a reduced price of £1. The usual price is £1.60 for a 433ml bottle. I don't think it is worth the full price at all. Overall, I am disappointed with this product and would not buy it again. The smell is sickly and the liquid is not anywhere near as effective as the original. It has confirmed my belief that only the green one is worth buying. *review originally posted on Ciao