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We do own a dishwasher, but to be honest we probably wouldn't have one at all if it wasn't left in the house when we moved in a few years ago. Call me a control freak, but I'd rather wash up dishes and pots by hand so that I know they've been properly cleaned - and the dishwasher is so expensive to run, so most of the time it's a squirt of washing up liquid in the kitchen sink and shrivelled up wrinkly hands. I normally buy whatever washing up liquid is on offer, and the latest one we are using is Fairy's pomegranate and honeysuckle.
The washing up liquid is very strong so you don't need to pour in large amounts to get a decent lather. Its noticeable that you get what you pay for - when I normally buy the cheapest makes of washing up liquid it takes a lot of liquid to get a decent amount of bubbles but with this costing £1.00 on offer in Iceland at the moment it works out quite cheaper in the long run compared to using half a bottle of a supermarket's own brand for 30 odd pence a bottle.
The colour is the deep ruby red of a pomegranate and the smell has both a hint of sweet honeysuckle and fruity pomegranate. It's very pleasing to use, and I never thought I would say this about a washing up liquid but it's quite a sensual experience - like having an aromatherapy treatment whilst doing the housework!
It copes really well with an average sink full of pots to wash, a little squirt has a lot of staying power and so long as the pots aren't too heavily soiled, the soapy water will still be cutting through grease towards the end of the wash.
I would buy this again, but only if I saw it on offer. It normally sells for about £1.60 for the 630ml bottle which is quite pricey. However, considering how much a little of it goes a long way I think it's good value for money at £1.00 a bottle. If you like sweet smelling washing up liquids that are different from the normal industrial strength lemon types, I can recommend this. It's strong, smells good and doesn't cause me to have dry skin like some cheaper brands do. Five stars, thanks for reading.
In the past we've always gone for the own brands of washing up liquid, but we noticed this huge bottle of washing up liquid for £2.00 in Asda and after buying it once we've never been tempted to use another brand again.
This bottle contains 1250ml of washing up liquid, in a clear bottle with a red top. The washing up liquid is a vibrant red colour. The 433ml bottle of this is £1.50 in Asda so it is definitely much better value to buy the larger bottle.
We have found that you don't need to use a lot of this washing up liquid to do a large amount of washing up. In the past we've had to top up our washing up bowl with the own brands but I've not had to do this once with Fairy. The bubbles appear straight away and last long after I've finished! This washing up liquid removes all grease and dirt really easily I barely have to do any scrubbing and if I do decide to leave anything to soak the amount of time I have to leave it for is considerably shortened using this liquid.
Pomegranate and honeysuckle is a beautiful, fresh scent. It makes everything smell so clean and lingers in my kitchen for some time after the washing up is done. I've not tried the other scents yet as this has become a firm favourite but I have noticed that you can also buy scents in Apple Orchard and Citrus Grove.
The bottle we currently have has lasted about a month and I wash up about three times a day (due to being a full time mum my house always seems full of dirty dishes!). I think this is fantastic value for money and I really won't complain about spending £2 a month on washing up liquid! Whether this price will go up in the future I don't know but as this as a case of a little goes a long way I would be happy to pay more than this.
Brilliantly sized bottle perfect for a busy family.
5 stars without a doubt!
Since I currently live in two houses, I thought I might as well review the other washing up liquid that I currently have on the go. At my house I am currently using Asda's anti-bacterial washing up liquid which works, but smells disgusting (already reviewed).
I don't really mind which brand of washing up liquid I buy, tending to get supermarket's own if there is nothing on special offer...however, I will lean towards Fairy Liquid if it's on offer, as I do feel that it is the best and I have never found one which hasn't worked. This is useful since I seem to spend much of my life washing up - it's lucky I don't mind the task.
We are currently using the Pomegranate and Honeysuckle Fairy, and it's the HUGE 1250ml bottle. It cost £2 in Asda, which I think is good value for the amount you get - it is much more cost efficient to buy Fairy Liquid in bigger containers. The only possible downside I think is that it might not fit in people's cupboards - not a problem for us though.
This comes in a clear plastic container with a flip top red lid. There is a label towards the top saying "Bigger Size Better Value" (which is very true). The main label says "Mega Pack" and "Fairy clean and fresh" on it, and there are pictures of pomegranates.
On the back there isn't a great deal of information - pictures suggesting to keep it out of your eyes, and out of the reach of children, a note to rinse hands and dry after use, and the ingredients (which I won't list).
For further information visit www.fairy-dish.com
---Using the liquid---
The liquid itself is a lovely vibrant red colour, and is used like any other washing up liquid. I tend to add it to hot running water while filling up the washing up bowl. This is thicker than some cheaper washing up liquids, and you don't need a great deal (making the bottle last even longer!) I occasionally have a tendency to use too much having got used to using some cheaper brands. This just means extra bubbles - I love bubbles!
Having been disappointed with my Asda washing up liquid which to me smells of chemical toilets, it's absolutely lovely to use a washing up liquid which smells nice. To me this just smells fruity, fresh and clean. It's a subtle smell, and not overpowering in any way. However, we all have different tastes and senses of smell, so this one might not be for everyone.
---Does it work?---
As one would expect with a Fairy product, this works really well as a washing up liquid.
It gets glasses sparkling clean (even when I don't use water as hot as perhaps I should), and is excellent for removing baked on stains on casserole dishes from Shepherd's Pie and the like, and from pans when I've burnt the white sauce to it, or roasting trays from the roasted vegetables and joints of meat.
Although it says to rinse hands after use, I can't say I do, and it doesn't dry out my hands, and I don't have a problem with sensitive skin anyway.
I think that this is an excellent washing up liquid, and is excellent value if you get the big bottle. It does work out a bit more expensive than some brands, but since you need to use less of it, then it probably works out about the same. I particularly like this Pomegranate and Honeysuckle scent and will definitely buy it again, although like the other versions of Fairy liquid pretty much equally.
5 out of 5 stars!
I am not too fond of washing dishes as it always feels neverending, and somehow in our house no matter how much I wash up theres always something dirty in the sink! Needless to say that having a good quality washing up liquid that will make the job easier is a big plus and for me I am pretty much consistently loyal with Fairy. Whilst I do think the original is the best, and Lemon is lovely to use, from time to time I may deviate from these and try something new! A few weeks ago I was in Tesco and a 6300ml bottle of fairy pomegranate and honeysuckle washing up liquid was on offer for £1 and so I thought let's give it a try.
It comes in the usual fairy liquid transparent washing up bottle. This makes it much easier for me as I am able to see the product inside and how much of it is left at anytime, making it easy to monitor how much I am using. The bottle has a flip top lid to squeeze the product out in a small amount onto the sponge for nice scrubbing and rubbing. The liquid is quite a bright red and is thick compared to cheaper brands. To be honest when I picked it up I didn't even read the name of the scent, I assumed it was raspberry or something fruity and wasn't until I got home I read what it was! It is quite a unique combination....so how good is it on my dishes?
As always with fairy, the liquid is really good quality and I find a small blob onto my sponge creates a lot of lather and suds which allows me to use very little to wash a large amount of cups and plates. The first thing that hit me though was the scent! I was halfway through washing dishes when the lemon fairy washing up liquid ran out and I started to use this bottle, and after a minute or so I could smell something really sweet and girly and had thought that perhaps by accident I started using shampoo! But, alas, no it was the washing up liquid. It does smell nice, and is very fruity when doing my dishes, and leaves my dishes with a nice scent afterwards. However this is a bit of a negative for me as I hate reaching for a dish/cup on the draining board or out the cupboard and I can still smell the washing up liquid as I tend to find I can taste it too! No thanks!
I have been using this for about a week now, and I don't think it lasts quite as long as the original, but it is still diminishing at a slower rate compared to cheaper brands so for £1 it is really good value for money. I love fairy and will always recommend it, but not sure I will buy this variety again as it wasn't that appealing a scent to me but nevertheless I will still give it 4 stars as it performs well as a washing up liquid.
Overall this is a decent product at a good price and I can't recommend fairy enough. It smells nice, works well, and a little goes a long way making it cost efficient. Fairy is available in other scents and sizes so there is something for everyone... Gets 5 stars from me!
=Fairy Pomegranate & Honeysuckle Washing Up Liquid=
It feels nice to say that a Fairy as a product as been around a lot longer than me, although over the years it has seen a lot of changes.
Fairy is the preferred washing up liquid in the household, we're try any of the fragrances, the one I am reviewing today is the Pomegranate and Honeysuckle Liquid.
The bottle is a clear plastic bottle, and has a flip up lid, the liquid is best described as a pale pinkish colour. Once you have flipped the lid the smell is beautiful, it feels like you have the real thing in your hands.
With any fairy product you just need a little squeeze and your up and running, washing up with this fragrance makes washing up a pleasure. It lathers really well, and a little does really go a long way.
It cleans anything that gets thrown at it from mugs, through to greasy pans, and treats them all with the gentleness of the flavour but with the oomph of Fairy behind it to cut through the layers.
I find that the bubbles last really well with this, a Sunday Roast is the time that we produce most amount of washing up but with Fairy it really is a breeze to wash up.
I even find that my hands feel soft after washing up, but I am sure we won't broadcast that statement too loudly!
=Price and Availability=
A 500ml bottle costs around £1.25 and is available for all major supermarkets, prices may vary, but it is worth paying the extra few pennies for.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly this fairy, it just seems to last for ages, we don't even go through a bottle a month and that is all the washing done by hand.
Over the weekend, checking on my cleaning /general supplies in the kitchen, I realised that I was alittle low in regards to washing up liquid. My previous bottle of Fairy had more or less been used up and my Morning Fresh wasnt finished but thought to be on the safe side I better get another bottle and put it down.
Mad rush down the aisle of Asda ( I completely forgot to pick up a bottle and only realised while at the till-it was like a scene from Supermarket Sweep! ) and I noticed the large bottles of Fairy ( 1250ml ) were only £2.00. I was going to get original or lemon, but decided to pick this one up as sometimes its not on offer as regularly as the other fragrances and its one I haven't tried and thought I would like to see what it was like.
How is it packaged
This whopping 1250ml size is contained in a clear plastic bottle with a lid on top.Flip the top of the lid up and you can squeeze out product. The bottle itself is quite curvy, almost hour glass in shape ( but more so at the top ), and despite the huge size this monster is, its actually easy and quite comfortable to hold because of how its shaped and becaue of the ridges that are embossed into the bottle just below the neck.
The washing up liquid is red in colour, which matches the label on the front which is red also, with the Fairy logo in the middle, ' Mega Pack ' around the logo and around that pictures of what looks like small pomegranates.
The back label has company contact details on it, ingredients and relevant hand care warnings e.g rinse hands after use, if suffer from sensitive skin, do not prolong exposure to product etc.
5-15% Anionic surfactants, less than 5% Non-ionic surfactants, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiaozolinone, Perfumes, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Hexyl cinnamal.
How does it perform?
Well - I already was confident in that. You don't need to put too much under warm running water as its concentrated and the washing up liquid lathered up beautifully. The thing that hit me when I first used it was the amazing fragrance, WOW! Fruity, warm, rich, clean. Not too sickly but very sweet. I kid you not, I was tempted to jump into the sink myself and give myself a good wash the smell was that enticing. It smelt just as good if not better than some shower/bath gels out there.
Forgot to mention-it does clean the dishes very well, which is important. But think I will spend more time sniffing it than using it.
Would I buy/use again? Not going to answer that. I will be stocking up now while they are at the size and price that Ive just bought.Now Im off for a nice Fairy bubble bath..... ( wouldn't advise, only kidding! ).
I always use Fairy washing up liquid. I have tried other washing up liquids when I have helped wash up at friends homes and found them never as good as the Fairy ones.
I never used the Fairy Pomegranate & Honeysuckle version until recently, when I thought id have a change from my usual lemon scented one.
When I bought it the large bottle was only £2, which is 1.25 liters at ASDA. Which is a bargain, as usually you'd expect to pay over a pound for the original size.
I knew how good Fairy washing liquid was at cleaning my dishes, so there was no surprise at how affective it was at getting grease and so on off my plates.
It is very soapy and leaves the bowl with plenty of bubbles- something I found wasn't the case with the cheaper washing up liquids I have tried.
A little bit of the washing up liquid goes a long way. You only need a tiny bit so a large bottle like the one I have bought will last me a long time. So it is very good value for money.
Fairy Pomegranate & Honeysuckle is part of the aromatic range. Green Apple & Lime Blossom, Tangerine & Gingerflower are also in this range. Fairy state: "Experience freshness at your sink
* Enjoy your favorite scents whilst doing the washing up
* Familiar favorites will help you indulge your sense of smell whilst you clean up". I must admit having a nice scented washing up liquid does make washing up that little bit more enjoyable. As you can enjoy the smell whilst washing the pots. It makes it a tiny bit less of a chore. Only a tiny bit though haha!
The Fairy Pomegranate & Honeysuckle comes in a clear see through bottle. The liquid is red as expected. Because of the liquid been coloured it means that the Fairy bottle doesn't need any added colour thanks to the see through bottle.
The fairy bottle is a flip up lid, which makes it easy to squirt and put in the washing up bowl then a screw off lid.
The washing up liquid doesn't dry out my skin as much as most. However, it would be recommended to wear gloves. I must admit I don't bother unless I have applied Shellac on my nails, as the liquid does tend to chip it.
Have I tried better products?
Although, I do really like this washing up liquid due to the smell and cleaning capabilities. My ultimate favorite washing up liquid is the Fairy platinum washing up liquid. This washing up liquid can sometimes be bought at a similar price if it is on offer and is much more effective at washing up tough stains off pots like grease and food that has stuck to the bottom off pots.
Despite this I do like this product and cannot really knock it, it smells wonderful and does the job so therefore I give this product a 4/5.
I always buy Fairy liquid as I have tried other brands in the past and I find that they are only a fraction of the price cheaper and don't last half as long. Fairy is always on offer in the supermarkets and most recently I bought a big bottle for just 75p in Asda which is excellent value.
The first time I picked this Fairy I chose it because of the colour, as sad as it sounds I like to have everything matching in my kitchen!
To use Fairy you simply pour under running warm water. I have a tendency to use too much and I end up with lots of bubbles, I actually like this as I always feel whether this is correct or not that my dishes are cleaner with more bubbles.
The first thing I noticed with this Fairy compared to other scents is the smell, it was so fresh and it lasted the whole duration of my dishwashing, you can really smell the pomegranate in this.
For best results with Fairy I always wash my glasses first, followed by my plates and bowls then lastly any pans. I always leave the cutlery soaking in the water until last. I find that this method means that my glasses have a lovely finish if they are washed first and they look clean. Fairy is different from other brands as I find that even after lots of dishes have been washed in the water it still cuts through grease and baked on food. I have also used Fairy in saucepans and baking trays with stuck on food, I tend to squirt a generous amount use a lot of hot water and leave them to soak.
This is the best Fairy in the range in my opinion, I love the smell and it doesn't leave my hands in a terrible state like some cheaper brands do.
I would recommend this Fairy over others just because of the smell, other scents clean just as well and last just as long it's just this is my particular preference.
I'm not hugely fussy about washing up liquid - as long as it does the job, I don't care what brand it is. I've always felt that Fairy was the best out there, but as it is priced higher than supermarket own brands, I generally only bought it when on offer. Recently I've been perfectly happy with Morrisons Savers washing up liquid, but now I've tried Fairy Pomegranate & Honeysuckle, the Savers is out the window...
I had never seen Fairy Pomegranate & Honeysuckle until I nipped to the local corner shop in urgent need of washing up liquid. I chose it for the simple reason that it was cheapest - the pack had a price of £1.19 printed on, while the other choices they had were all £1.49.
Using the Fairy Pomegranate & Honeysuckle, I was confident in its cleaning ability - Fairy has always been good. I wasn't let down. A small amount of the washing up liquid creates plenty of bubbles, and it cleans dishes brilliantly, whether just a few crumbs and smudges or dried on cheese. It is also very good on more greasy dishes, such as the frying pan, which is where some cheaper washing up liquids are let down. All my dishes were left shiny and squeaky clean.
Fairy has always claimed to be kind to your hands, but I've never been entirely convinced that it actually does anything special to my skin. It is definitely kinder than cheaper washing up liquids in that it doesn't dry my skin out when I wash the dishes - my hands come out in in the same condition they were when I started the washing up. I don't get the nasty rough skin that I do with some cheaper liquids.
So far, so Fairy. But what really made the Fairy Pomegranate & Honeysuckle stand out for me was the fragrance. This isn't something I think about a great deal when choosing washing up liquid, although I am partial to apple - but this one has completely won me over. It has a strong but very pleasant and natural fragrance, which I would be more than happy to use in a shower gel (in fact it strongly reminds me of a pomegranate and raspberry shower gel I've bought a few times recently). The pomegranate is immediately noticeable, and although I can't pick out a specific scent of honeysuckle, I think it has the effect of sweetening the pomegranate scent.
I think I got a bit of a bargain with my first bottle of the Fairy Pomegranate & Honeysuckle being £1.19, but I'll be continuing to buy it regardless of the price. As with all Fairy varieties it cleans brilliantly well, and the lovely fragrance makes washing the dishes a pleasant experience instead of a dull chore.
When we ran out of washing up liquid recently, I entrusted the role of buying a new bottle to my husband. Whilst we occasionally buy a supermarket branded product I do like to buy Fairy the most often, given that I usually find it has longer staying power and that you use less per wash when compared to cheaper alternatives. Had I been doing the shopping I would have picked a washing up liquid that matched my kitchen colour scheme, however my husband opted for the Fairy Pomegranate and Honeysuckle bottle.
This washing up liquid comes packaged in a translucent plastic bottle which houses 450ml of washing up liquid (or 740ml if you opt for the larger bottle). Inside the liquid is bright red in colour which is complemented by the red flip top lid on the top of the bottle. The standard Fairy logo sticker is printed on the front of the bottle whist a red pomegranate indicates the ingredients within.
Upon flipping open the lid it was the smell of this washing up liquid that really appealed to me. The fruity fragrance of the pomegranate combined with the sweet honeysuckle means that this liquid smells divine and has to be, in my opinion, one of the nicest of the fragrances that Fairy produce.
This washing up liquid is part of the 'Fairy Aromatics' range that claims to give freshness at the sink, allow the user to enjoy their favourite scents whilst washing up and to indulge your sense of smell, all whilst providing the great washing up cleaning that you would expect from Fairy.
Price and Availability
Our bottle was purchased at our local Wilkinsons and we paid just £1 for it as part of a deal, however I have seen this product in my local supermarket retailing for around £1.40. Considering the duration of time that it lasts I consider this to be a minor investment.
As with all washing up liquids I simply add a squirt of this product to my sink whilst running the hot tap. I find that a small amount of this washing up liquid goes a long way and that only a small pea sized amount is enough to create thick foam in my sink.
Whilst initially sceptical of the very bright colour of this liquid I have been continually impressed by its cleaning power and sweet fragrance. First off the smell of this washing up liquid is sweet and fruity and helps to freshen up the smell of my kitchen having cooked a meal in the evening. The smell is strong enough to assist in masking the stale food odours that can dwell after cooking yet it remains fresh and summery, making it perfect now that the summer has really started. Secondly, the cleaning power of this liquid is as good as any of the other Fairy products I have used. The foam cuts through the grease on my dishes and for tougher stains I simply leave the offending article to soak for a few minutes before scrubbing and have no problem with ingrained food. Thirdly, this washing up liquid does not dry out my hands as other products can do and simply leaves my skin feeling and smelling fresh. Finally, this liquid has great staying power and a little goes a long way. Hence why I have been using my bottle daily for three weeks and am less than a quarter down.
Although I wasn't too sure on the colour of this liquid at first, I now find that the jewel red is a nice pop of colour on my kitchen window sill.
This is a great washing up liquid and one that I highly recommend. I will therefore be scoring it five stars based on my comments above.
Thanks for reading! x
Despite having a dishwasher, we always make sure to have a bottle of washing up liquid handy in our flat. Too often do I go to cook and realise that one of the pans I want to use is dirty or something comes out of the dishwasher not quite as spick-and-span as I'd like and so it's good to be able to wash things by hand as well. We don't go through very much, unsurprisingly, but our washing up liquid of choice in our house tends to be Fairy. While this is probably largely down to price and availability, it's also one of the most recognisable British brands for such products and so catches the eye more when you're out shopping. We've tried a couple of varieties but our current fragrance is Pomegranate & Honeysuckle.
== Fairy Pomegranate and Honeysuckle ==
This washing up liquid looks like all other Fairy liquids - the Fairy logo and name of the product are clearly visible and the clear plastic bottle allows us to see the red liquid within. One of the things I like about this brand is the fact that you can see how much is left inside as opposed to having to guess by weight, so you always know when you're going to have to buy a new one soon.
== Conclusion ==
This is a really good washing up liquid and, as such, I highly recommend it. I've been familiar with the Fairy brand since I was a child and am glad to say that it met my expectations and has proven to be a good quality dish-cleaning product. At present, it costs £1.80 for 740ml from most nationwide supermarkets, with Tesco, Asda and Ocado currently doing a 2 for £2.50 deal on them. Smaller 450ml bottles cost around the £1 mark. Considering that our bottle, which is the latter sized, has lasted us a long time already I would say that this is brilliant value, although of course cheaper liquids are available. I have no reason not to go for this washing up liquid again and so again, highly recommend it.
I always use Fairy after the disastrous offerings I tried didn't come close to the results Fairy gives however I do feel it can be expensive so when I am in my local Asda I tend to browse and if there are any on offer at £1 I will pick them up. Recently all other versions were the regular selling price of around £1.60 although the 'Pomegranate and Honeysuckle' version came in at the cheaper price and so I picked it up.
As with all of the Fairy bottles it is very easy to hold and has a flip top cap that is easily opened and closed. There is the regular information detailed on the front and safety information on the back. The bottle is transparent allowing you to see the thick gloopy liquid inside that is quite a striking shade of red.
As I have found with all other versions of Fairy just a very miniscule amount of this liquid is required to get lots of lovely bubbles that clean the dishes perfectly, even those that have dried on food only need a minute soaking in the washing up bowl and the marks come off with a simple wipe. I find that there is no streaks leftover and my glass wear is always sparkling and streak free which is a huge bonus for me.
The scent that fills the kitchen is lovely, I can't detect the individual elements of the washing liquid but it is a very floral and very sweet scent, I also like that it doesn't smell artificial in anyway so it makes doing the dishes that little bit more pleasant. I find that these bottles last around a month to 6 weeks which with dishes being done at least 3 times per day, I feel is exceptional value for money.
Definitely one to give a go, if I see it cheaply again I will definitely be buying it.
I have tried a number of different washing up liquids in the past, ranging from supermarket value to brand names. I have to say, even though fairy is more expensive than your supermarket own brand, it is worth the price.
Own brand washing up liquids may cost less to start with but I always find I end up having to use loads to get a decent amount of bubbles. With fairy liquid you need to use a lot less of it to get a decent amount of bubbles, so although it is more expensive to buy, the cheaper stuff is false economy really as you end up using loads!
I decided to try fairy pomegranete and honeysuckle for 2 reasons, it was the cheapest in the fairy range and after a quick sniff it smelt really nice! You can get a 450ml bottle of this fairy liquid for £1 where as origional fairy liquid is around £1.25 for 433ml. Fairy also do an apple and lime flavour at £1 for 450ml, I had a smiff of this too but it smelt too much like apple sourz, though it would give me the boak after a while....
The fairy liquid comes in a clear plastic squeezy bottle, the washing up liquid itself is a dark reddish colour and the bottle has a flip open to so you can easily squeeze the washing up liquid out. Like I said before you don't need much of this washing up liquid to get a decent amount of bubbles. The smell is very pleasant without being too overpowering and it doesn't leave a soapy smell on your dishes. I find the bottle of washing up liquid lasts a long time so for only £1 it is definitely a good buy, I would recommend this fairy washing up liquid to everyone
Review of Fairy Pomegranate and Honeysuckle Washing up Liquid
I am sure Fairy washing up liquid needs no introduction from me and I have no intention of insulting readers intelligence by telling you what it is and how to use it!
As with many other premium brands, Fairy are delving into the realms of fragranced products, gone are the days of a choice of green Fairy or nothing. Now the supermarket shelves are home to a veritable rainbow of colours with in the Fairy range.
I am not particularly brand loyal to Fairy or any other range, I am a bit of a rebel and will buy whatever is on offer! However I have to admit after a spell of dabbling with own label washing up liquids, I have come back to buying the branded washing up liquids more often than not, as I find they perform better and last longer than their cheaper rivals.
I spotted this particular version of Fairy, labelled Pomegranate and Honeysuckle on offer in my local Tesco express store. It was on offer for £1, making it a serious contender for the Brittle shopping basket.
The liquid is presented in the familiar shaped Fairy clear plastic bottle which contains 450ml of washing up liquid. The Fairy packaging is recyclable where local facilities exist. The actual liquid is a most attractive shade of ruby red, it is a jewel-like colour and is really attractive.
The scent is strong, I cannot recognise either pomegranate or honeysuckle, but it is definitely a fruit/floral fragrance.
As I expected it to do, the washing up liquid performed well, cleaning even the grubbiest baking tray with relative ease, yet was still skin friendly, not irritating my (sometimes) problematic contact dermatitis. As I do not like to wear rubber gloves for washing up, this is a is a bonus for me, some cheaper brands have irritated my skin quite badly. The product produced the right amount of suds with only a tiny squirt of washing up liquid, even in our very hard water here in south east Kent.
As mentioned, my bottle of Fairy was purchased on a special offer, prices can vary, so it is worth shopping around. I believe the regular price for this 450ml size in in the region of £1.29.
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
This washing up liquid does what you expect it to do and does it well, but I will not be buying it again. My reason for saying this is that the fragrance, whilst lovely, is just too strong for my liking. I felt that I had to rinse everything very thoroughly to avoid having scented cups of coffee and fragranced meals!
If I were reviewing a shower gel, or a scented candle or even a laundry product, I would be singing the praises of the pomegranate and honeysuckle scent, for it is gorgeous, but for a dish washing liquid, I'm afraid it doesn't hit the jackpot with me. I truly do not want my crockery, cutlery, glassware or pots and pans to be highly fragranced and in my opinion, this particular Fairy version is just too strongly scented.
I cannot knock the cleaning qualities or the performance of the washing up liquid, it is all I have come to expect from the Fairy brand, but Fairy Pomegranate and Honeysuckle simply isn't for me.
I am awarding this product an overall 3* rating, the over scented formula alone should get a 1*, but as it is still a good washing up liquid, in all fairness I cannot down-rate it further. That said I'm afraid this gets a thumbs down from me and I do not really recommend it.
Thank you for reading.
© brittle1906 April 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.
When it comes to Washing Up liquid, it pays to buy the best. Though my local Tesco has a whole host of different brands on sale, in my experience many of the cheaper varieties simply don't scrub up very well! ( No pun intended!)
Fairy offers a whole range of different Washing Up liquids that vary not just in how they smell but also in how they perform. But if you do want to pay for say the Anti-bacterial variety, then you can soon start seeing the price jump up! This paticular Fairy, along with the original version, are normally amongst the cheapest that Procter And Gamble manufacture and are normally priced around the £1 mark which is considerably close to what some of the cheaper brands cost with a difference of only a few pence. And that is great because this remains one of my favourites amongst all the Fairy products available!
I like the flavour of Pomegranate in squash, fruit juice etc so for me, this variety is simply perfect! The smell is highly sweet without being sickly and leaves a nice scent behind not just in your sink but also on your hands when you finish washing up. It is a fresh, fruity scent that is zingy and refreshing and is something completely different from the usual varieties that are on offer. And, of course, it provides the usual high standards of your more traditional Fairy with a soapy liquid that is both more effective and longer lasting than any of its competitors!
Of course, it is all down to personal taste and there may well be plenty of you out there who simply can't abide Pomegranate. If that is the case, then this probably isn't for you. But if you don't want to spend approximately another 50p or so on some of the other varieties available then your choices are probably only this or the original version of Fairy. Perrsonally, I am not prepared to pay anything more than I have to so it is all good that I simply love the smell of this paticular Washing Up liquid.
If nothing else, I love it simply because it is something completely different.......