Product Type: Tesco Oral Care
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Tesco Value Mouthwash
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Tesco Value Mouthwash
Date: 12/08/12, updated on 28/05/13 (87 review reads)
Disadvantages: Horrible tasting, doesn't clean teeth, too sugary
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.
Summary: Disgusting mouthwash