I generally buy Tesco own brand mouthwash because I honestly can't see the point in paying more than twice the price for a branded version that does the same job. This is not the one I usually buy, I buy the more expensive one (by that I mean that it is 65 pence) but a couple of weeks ago they were out of stock so I decided to go for the value range one which is 50 pence. You wouldn't have thought that there could be much difference for fifteen pence, but there is!
The smell of this one from the bottle is quite nice - it is more of a fresh mint smell that a stronger one, but it is pleasant and actually the taste is quite nice too. It tastes a bit like soft mints and is not at all unpleasant.
I am afraid that is where the positives end though. This is such a sweet mouth wash that it actually feels like you need to clean your teeth again after using it. It feels like it has actually somehow coated your teeth in sugar which is not good at all. The flavour, although I said it was nice, doesn't last very long at all. I would say that the taste of it has worn off within ten or fifteen minutes of using it. An indication of how weak it is, is that I find I can drink a juice after using it and it doesn't change the flavour of the drink, which you wouldn't get if it was remotely strong.
So, whilst it is very cheap at 5o pence for a 500ml bottle, it isn't worth it and I would absolutely recommend paying the extra fifteen pence for the next one up in the range.
WHAT IS IT?
Mouth wash that is made by Tesco, it is one of their Everyday Value products.
The bottle of this mouthwash is very ugly and I thought it was nicer before they changed it to the new packaging as it looks very old fashioned now. It comes in a plastic bottle with a cap that is big enough to measure out the mouthwash so you can easily pour it into your mouth and rinse with it.
I hate the taste of this mouthwash and think it is the worst one I have ever tried. It smells minty and fresh but the taste is like soap and vinegar, it is very bitter and leaves a horrible taste in my mouth. The taste lingers for a long time and stops my breathe feeling fresh, that is a pity because I use toothpaste to make me have fresh breath and I thought any mouthwash would make the fresh feeling last for longer not destroy it.
WHAT I THINK
This is very bad mouthwash and I would not recommend to anybody because it does not work and is just flavoured liquid that Tesco are selling to pretend it is mouthwash. It does not make my mouth or teeth feel fresher and leaves a very bad taste in my mouth that I can not remove with many glasses of water until I use another mouthwash.
I tried this only because a client recommended it to me, I have been writing articles about budget ranges in supermarkets and other stores and she thought I would find it an interesting product to try but it is so bad that I have used it only 3 times and will not mention it in any of my articles because I would not want anyone to try it like some people do even if writers give it a bad review.
It smells nice so I have used what is left to clean and wipe my bathroom sink because I do not want to waste it completely but I will not put it in my mouth again because it is so horrible and not effective for me.
A 600ml bottle costs 40p and that might sound like value but it isn't because it does not work and whatever cheap price Tesco put on it is too much for something that is not effective.
1 Dooyoo Star.
In an attempt to save money on my shopping bill, I decided to start trying out more 'value' and shops' own branded items. One of the products that I picked up on on of my shopping trips to Tesco was this Tesco Everyday Value Mouthwash. Though I know that using mouthwash in my everyday oral care routine is not exactly that great for my teeth, I use it anyway since I have grown so accustomed to using it and I feel odd when I do not use it now, it seems too late to stop. I have recently realised how much money goes down the drain (and, in this case, it actually does go down the drain) when I buy mouthwash, especially since I like to buy from brands such as Colgate and Aquafresh, and I hoped that this purchase would make a worthwhile replacement so that I could end up saving quite a bit of money in the future.
The mouthwash cost me only 40p for quite a large 600ml bottle, which I thought was quite cheap since many other of the mouthwashes available are often sold for a few pounds more, if they are not on offer. If used instead of a well branded mouthwash, you could save quite a lot of money over time. However, they say that you have to pay to get quality, so I had quite a few doubts about this product as I paid for it at the Tesco check out.
I would just like to point out that the Tesco Everyday Value Mouthwash that Tesco are selling currently is different to the picture on the dooyoo page (they must have updated the design). It is in a more curved bottle, which is clear so you can see the mouthwash inside, which is a clear green colour (it looks kind of like watered down toilet bleach). The white cap has to be pushed before opening- sometimes I find this awkward to use, but it is not impossible to open at least. There is a label on the front bearing a pattern of green images, things that Tesco assumes are to do with mouthwash; some of these things are a pair of lips and a green droplet. On the bottom left corner, there is a picture of mint leaves, probably to emphasise the fact that this is, indeed, a mint mouthwash. Of course, there are far more attractive mouthwash bottles than this out there, but for a value product bought for 40p, I think that this is good enough.
The instructions (on the back of the bottle) are fairly simple and go as follows:
- Rinse out your mouth with a capful of udiluted mouthwash
- Use morning and evening or as required
Not very interesting instructions, but they are easy enough to follow- I tipped some of the green liquid into the cap and put it in my mouth to rinse and gargle.
This mouthwash tastes disgusting. It has little of the promised minty freshness- I can tell that it is meant to be mint flavoured, but it tastes artificial and not very nice at all. The trace of mint is very faint, anyway, and they try to cover this up by adding a horrendous amount of sugar or sweetener or whatever it is that they add to make it so sweet. It tastes horrible, and is perhaps one of the worst tasting things I have ever tasted. Fresh breath? No way. More like disgusting breath. I rinsed the mouthwash out with a lot of water, and even then it left a sweet and sickly after taste.
After using this mouthwash, it does not feel like my teeth have been in any way cleaned. In fact, the sweetness and the feel of my teeth after using this makes me wonder whether this product cleaned my teeth or made them worse. My breath, though with the slightest hint of what Tesco suppose to be mint, does not feel freshened. It does not feel pleasant at all- there is even an unpleasant after taste from how much sugar there is.
Overall, I would not recommend this product at all- it is nowhere near worth the small sum of 40p paid for it, and I wish I had never had the misfortune to try it. It tastes horrible and does not clean your teeth, so I would give this 1 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
OKay this LOOKS like a good buy at 40p or thereabouts doesnt it?
I bought some once when I was on an extremely tight budget. I Will NEVER inm ylife buy this product again!
It does not in anyway protect your teeth! It doesnt even have any fluouride in it! Using this is like rinsing your mouth in vinegar it basically strips away all the goodness of your toothpaste and leaves you teeth open to decay etc>
My dentist went NUTS at me when I told her I had once used this. She said it is of no benefit at all and quite probably does more harm thant good, This is NOT what you want when you are trying to practice good oral hygeine!
My dentists advice was never ever buy a toothpaste or mouthwash that does not clearly say FLUORIDE on the front of the bottle or on the front of the box. If it doesnt say this it will not be a good product, and to stick with products that do have that on them>
This is not to say ALL value / budget range mouthwashes are no good you dont have to pay the £4 odd a bottle I have seem mouthwashes cost.
Also the taste of this is HIGHLY unpleasant. I cant even begin to describe it since i have never tasted anything so bad in my life before!
My advice walk past it on the shelves and buy something slightly more expensive it will be worth it in the long run
I bought this when I was at uni because it was only 40p, I really wanted to keep up good dental hygiene, so I decided to buy some mouthwash! I saw this on the shelf and bought it! I had always been impressed with tesco value products and thought it was worth a try for the incredibly cheap price, all of the other brands on the shelf were £2 or more so this was the obvious student choice! Haha.
I tried this the first night I bought it, and lets just say it wasn't the nicest experience of my life. It tasted horrible, I can't describe the taste because it didn't really have one, it was not minty at all. I rinsed it around my mouth hoping that it would clean. I really didnt expect it to be this bad. The feeling after using it was not very nice, my teeth felt horrible to touch with my tongue, it just wasn't a good mouthwash.
The bottle is a very simple design, nothing amazing about it. It has the tesco value mark on it and it's just says mouthwash. It's very basic (as you come to expect with most tesco value products). I am really dissapointed with it, normally you would accept you get what you pay for, but to me this doesn't even represent mouthwash. It does nothing at all, it doesn't clean and it doesn't give you fresh breath, it leaves your mouth tasting funny and doesnt resemble mouthwash at all.
I will continue to use other tesco products, but never this again, I wouldn't recommend this to you. Don't try it because its a waste of time. I only used it 3 times and the effects were the same eveytime. It's worth buying a better brand because you will receive quality and it will clean your teeth and gums.
Thanks for reading,sorry for being do down about this product, it just didn't work for me at all, sadly :(
I paid 41p for this mouthwash - which I thought was great value, especially as the bottle contains 600ml of mouthwash.
The mouthwash is green in colour, it looks like pine toilet cleaner if i'm being honest. The packaging is rather poor, it doesn't do the product any favours. The bottle is also made of cheap plastic, it's really flimsy and it breaks easily too so be careful with it!
The taste of the mouthwash is very poor. It doesn't really taste of mint, it has a really fake taste to it that's far too sugary and sweet. It tastes like it would actually be BAD for your teeth and I believe that it would be. It also made my tongue sore and my gums bled a few days after I first started using the mouthwash. I ended up pouring the rest of the bottle down the sink as I really couldn't get along with it.
It's quite a mild taste, which was the only good thing about it. I suppose the price isn't too bad either but don't waste your money on this. Spend another 20p or so and get the next one up. This wouldn't be good for anyone's teeth - it's far too cheap and nasty.
Pay more for better quality - sorry Tesco!
Where I live in foreign shores, if you can find a mouthwash of any quality for less than 3 pound, you have done well. For this reason, I like to stock up on toiletries when I make the trip back to the UK, normally doing 'the tesco run' the day before flying back, having just done 'the primark run'. One of the many items I purchased was the Tesco Value Mouthwash.
Why I Purchased
I do like a good rinse of the mouth and with extortionate dental prices where I live; keeping a healthy mouth is of the utmost importance. The claim made on the bottle 'Helps protect against plaque, helps freshen breath' ticked my boxes as to what I was looking for.
What You Get
For the princely sum of 50 English pence, you get 600ml of mint flavored mouthwash. This compares price wise, very favorably to other mouthwashes which can cost up to a fiver. The packaging is a transparent plastic bottle with a twist on/off white plastic cap. Despite some enticing pictures of succulent mint leaves on the label, there is the traditional Tesco Value emblem.
Are not for the Catholic Church...but that's another review. We are advised on the bottle that the product should not be used by children and indeed there is a child safety cap on the bottle.
Following the instructions on the back of the label, I filled the cap till the marking point and gargled, ensuring to rinse my entire potty-mouth thoroughly. After a good lengthy swishing of the green liquid I spat the contents into the sink. No swallowing for me!
Like losing my virginity, this mouth wash was a huge disappointment, leaving me with a taste in mouth I did not like. The strength of the product was disappointedly absent and almost a little too chemically. Certainly not the taste of the succulent fresh mint leave displayed on the bottle. This was a weak, boring taste with too much chemicals and not enough mint. My mouth and breath did not feel particularly fresh and my teeth did not appear any whiter or cleaner than before.
I used this a few times, both at morning and at night and on each occasion I found the 'mintyness' dissipating after just a few moments, let alone minutes.
How It Compares to Others
Very badly is the answer! For as little as 10-15 pence more you can get better, fresher and more long lasting mouthwashes that actually work and do not leave you feeling as though someone had rinsed your mouth out with a ten year old domestos toilet tab.
Less is not more in this case. Although very cheap (50p for 600 ml) this was a poor quality product that can only be described as inferior when comparing to others that are priced only marginally higher. Put the 50p towards a better mouthwash and do not buy this unless you are having problems with your drains.
When it comes to the purchase of mouthwash I am a creature of habit really which is the whole reason I don't do many mouthwash reviews actually! I always buy Dentyl as I think its the best however the other day I decided to see if I could save money by purchasing this Tesco 'Value' one and priced at only 40p a bottle I decide it simply had to be worth a punt!
The bottle is see through and plastic and holds a generous 600ml of the dark green, transparent liquid and it has a twist on and off white plastic cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle there is a photograph of mint leaves and we are told in red, blue and white writing that it is Tesco 'Value' Mouthwash 'Helps protect against plaque, helps freshen breath' and there is some information also listed in foreign languages neatly on there too. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a little about the product and how to use it, the ingredients and the size are stated and contact details for Tesco's are given (as well as yet more information given in foreign languages). The bottle looks cheap and rather economy to be honest but it is informative enough anyway.
Well as any mouth wash you are meant to gargle a capful in your mouth after brushing your teeth. The liquid is as I have said a rich green colour and smells of mint, taste wise though this is rather foul although it tastes of mint it is really, really sickly sweet and that flavour lingers in your mouth for ages which isn't good though your mouth does stay smelling of mint for a good half hour.
However apart from the fragrance of this I don't like this one bit. I don't like the taste and I don't think it does alot for the health and well being of my teeth either. I can't say for sure it doesn't help fight plague but my teeth feel no cleaner or appear so after using this cheap and nasty mouthwash! I certainly won't be penny pinching again with a product such as this in the future I can tell you that much!
Only available from Tesco stores costing a mere 40p a bottle....but its gross and worth no more than that lol.
This is just horrible, it is one of the worst elements of the value range I have ever tried, from the lurid green liquid to the taste which is best described as soap meets something far more sinister, this product feels as though it is more likely to damage teeth and gums than actually protect or provide anything beneficial.
It is from the Tesco value range and as such is exceptionally cheap, however in this case there is a massive difference between cheap and good value and this is definitely cheap.
We (Well I) tried a bottle thinking that you couldn't really go far wrong at the price, but I have to accept that on this occasion I was entirely wrong and it doesn't matter if this product was free, it would still be a bad buy.
At 40p for 600ml you do get a reasonable amount for your money, but it is supposed to taste of mint and really doesn't it has more of a synthetic taste which is horrible and really isn't the kind of thing you want to go to sleep tasting. It is supposed to destroy plaque and freshen your breath but it does taste a bit sugary and I wouldn't be sure it does protect gums and destroy plaque while the after taste is sugary mint rather than minty mint meaning the flavour leaves a strong unpleasant after taste meaning you'd definitely want to brush your teeth again.
Available in all decent Tesco superstores, the packaging is actually the strong point, its a nice plastic bottle with a funky green label which doesn't look like a value product at all and a screw cap to ensure kids can't use it, unfortunately it looks better than it tastes.