“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Toothpaste / Subcategory: Gel „
Its fun, its funky and its most definately banana flavoured. Tesco Banana Milkshake toothpaste is an all round winner at toothbrusing time. Firstly its brilliantly designed to stand on its lid so it really doesn't matter where your toddler grabbed the tube last. By the next time you use it the toothpaste has migrated to the end with the hole. As with all toothpastes the manufacturers recommend you use a pea sized amount, any one with independant children will know that this is normally almost impossible but thanks to the thicker than normal plastic tube you do need to squeeze this harder than most to persuade the tothpaste to exit the tube which is a definate plus.
What comes out of the tube is initially yellow and white stripes although by a third of the way down the tube is all intermingled to a pleasant pale yellow. It smells of bananas and better still it tastes of bananas too although it reminds me more of banana chewing gum than milkshake no matter my children love it.
The tube carries the British Dental Health Foundations seal of approval and is claimed to be sugar free. Believe this at your own peril. The toothpastes primary ingredient is sorbitol a commonly used sugar substitute derived from glucose which is incidently a simple sugar.
Tescos childrens toothpastes are 75ml in size, 67p per tube and available in the equally delicious Strawberry Ice Cream flavour.
My 22 month old toddlers are going through a brilliant stage of loving their 'Num Nums' .. to me and you that's teeth brushing. I bought them car shaped toothbrushes to make it all the more special as they are 'brummer' mad also and purchased two different toothpastes one to keep at mine and one at my mums. The one up my mums is in fact Tescos Banana Milkshake flavour toothpaste.
I don't know what drew me to this toothpaste, it may have been the fact that it said New on the tube at the time. The tube it comes in is a child like sized 75ml upside down tube with a screw off lid. It's all bright yellow with a smily faced banana on the front. It clearly says its Tesco Banana Milkshake Flavour Stripey toothpaste too.
This toothpaste has apparently been specially formulated for children to help keep their teeth strong and gums healthy. The toohpaste helps protect your childs teeth from decay and is sugar free. The Banana Milkshake flavour makes teeth cleaning fun and helps to encourage regular brushing.
It does warn on the back of the tube that children under 7 should only use a pea sized blob and should also be supervised, which is common sense if you ask me!
It is very easy to squirt out of the tube and it is as promised, stripey! The stripes are both a white paste and a gel looking yellow. It smells stunning, just like fruity, creamy bananas - I can definitely agree with the statement above about the flavour making it fun just from smelling this paste. More often than not children don't like brushing their teeth so if they enjoy the flavour of their toothpaste they are going to be more willing to brush their teeth. I of course had a little taste of the toothpaste and it is a very sweet, fruity, banana, frothy tasting pastes, extremely tasty just for a toothpaste and I'm sure it would excite any child about to brush their teeth.
I can detect the slight differences from each stripes too. The white, paste stripes provide the pasty and thicker texture and the more creamy and slightly minty and refreshing taste. The thin, yellow gel like stripe provides the banana sweetness that softens the consistency even more and really provides the fruity flavour.
The mintyness is that subtle that my twins actually want to just eat the toothpaste half the time rather than brush their teeth with them. I am lucky in the fact they do enjoy num numbs and find it a fascinating task rather than a dreadful chore, but for any parents with children that really dislike brushing their teeth then I'd recommend this toothpaste, it's a must! It's different to other toothpastes in appearance, smell and taste. It's fruity and tasty too. It looks attractive and appealing and wouldn't put many children off in my opinion. Another plus is this toothpaste cost less than a £1 .. I will definitely be buying this one again that's for sure!
Harry has never really been keen on brushing his teeth, but at the moment it seems a constant struggle for us to get his mouth open to even get the toothbrush in! I've tried many different toothpastes to get him to like brushing his teeth but nothing seemed to work. But I went to Tesco last weekend and saw this new Kids toothpaste in 'Banana milkshake' flavour for a bargain price and knowing how much Harry loves all things banana, I figured it was worth a try!
As I mentioned, the flavour of the toothpaste is 'Banana Milkshake' and is a toothpaste aimed at young children. The tube doesn't state an age range which I think is a bit silly as there is no guidance for parents so I would therefore guess it would be suitable for all age groups. It comes in a bright yellow tube with a picture of a smiling banana on the front. The bright tube attracted Harry's attention and I guess that's the idea of the product. It definitely is child-friendly and its a good choice by Tesco.
The tube claims that it is a stripey toothpaste, but I didn't get to see this until I opened the tube. It has a screw cap which is a bit annoying because Harry's usual Colgate Smiles paste has a flip lid which is quick and easy to use, unlike this which you have to screw up tightly to make sure little hands don't open it and sit and eat the lot, and also I have dropped the cap a few times when trying to get Harry to stay still and open the paste tube. There was a small foil piece over the opening but this peeled off easily when I wanted to use it.
The first thing I noticed was the strong smell of banana as soon as I opened the toothpaste! You definitely couldn't mistake the smell, it was strong and very banana-ry! Upon sniffing further, it smells exactly the same as banana Nesquik, very yummy! The toothpaste is indeed stripey, one layer is a clear yellow colour and the other is a cloudy yellow colour and the two are mixed throughout, and looks nice and colourful when squeezed onto a brush.
Obviously I can't review the toothpaste without giving it a try for myself so I'm sitting here with the tube next to me and having a bit of a taste for myself! When I tasted it, the first thing that comes to mind is those banana foam shapes that you get in pick n mix sweeties, its identical to that! It has a nice texture which spreads easily across your childs teeth when you are brushing them. After a few minutes, the taste of banana is still in my mouth but not too strongly, just enough to feel like its presence is still there, and that I've cleaned my mouth properly.
Harry seems very happy with this toothpaste, and we don't seem to have struggled so much with getting him to brush his teeth for the few days we've been using this. He too thinks it tastes of banana as I always ask what it tastes of and he shouts "bananas mummy!" which is quite good, as if he didn't know, he wouldn't tell me! His teeth do look nice and clean afterwards, no stains are visible and his mouth is in a good, healthy condition, so I am very pleased with how this toothpaste has improved Harry's dental regime and seems to make him like doing his teeth!
I paid 68 pence for the 75ml tube of tootpaste from Tesco which I think is excellent value as I usually pay over £1 for my usual tube of Colgate Smiles. This toothpaste has been approved by the British Dental Health Foundation, so that is reassuring for us parents, and makes me happy in using it. It can be found in the dental aisle of Tesco stores, and is also available to buy online from www.tesco.com through their grocery shopping service.
Safety guidelines on the tube state that under 7's should use a pea-sized amount and if you are using fluoride supplements, you should consult your doctor before using this toothpaste. Also you should minimise swallowing of the paste, although try telling a 2 year old not to swallow whats in his mouth lol!
Thank you for reading.
Banana milkshake flavour toothpaste helps promote making teeth cleaning fun and encourage the regular practice of brushing /