I like my teeth to be as shiny white as possible but given my coffee habit that isn't an easy thing. I use a specialist whitening paste front Oral-B usually (Glamorous Shine) and this is very good but it is pricey. In an effort to cut costs I tried going for a slightly cheaper Oral B whitening one ( Brilliant Shine) but didn't find it so good. So my new strategy was to use my standard paste of an evening to remove the stains of the day then a cheap toothpaste in the morning. After all I thought I should not need to whiten my teeth again after having slept all night. There should be no new stains. Tesco Value toothpaste therefore found its way into my basket.
The toothpaste cost 25p. It no longer comes in a cardboard box as pictured in the product photo here. You just get the tube. This is a 75ml tube with the standard screw cap. Under the cap is a piece of silver foil you must remove to get to the paste. I expected to be able to peel the foil off but impossible. I tried for ages then I gave up and pierced it with scissors. I still could not remove the foil traces from the edge even then.
The paste is white and quite wet and shiny looking. It foams up more than I am used to in the mouth. I could imagine kids rather liking that aspect. Though there is a picture of mint leaves on the tube I thought the flavour very mild so that it did not really linger. That did not matter to me however. My mouth still felt very clean and fresh. If I didn't want a whitening effect I would buy thus all the time as my only toothpaste. I recommend it to others and am going to continue to use it alongside my regular paste.
I purchased this when my local Tesco store was having a clearance event and this was priced at only 10p a tube. It's usual price isn't much more and it's by far the cheapest on the shelves at any Tesco store. I wasn't sure how effective this paste would be but I read the label before purchasing. My dentist advises me to read the label to ensure that the paste I buy has the marker: contains sodium flouride 1450 ppm F, which this paste carries. The paste is also marked as being "accredited by the International Dental Health Foundation" so I figured it couldn't be that bad!
The packaging of this product is rather basic and features a small illustration of lips, water drops, paste and brushes and sparkles. It also features a prominent mint leaf on the tube which shows what flavour the paste is!
You get 75mls of paste. The back of the tube is marked with full ingredients, instructions for use and warnings for using with children. This should be supervised for children under 6 who should only have a pea sized amount and be encouraged to spit after using. The directions for use are quite thorough and recommend regular dentist visits as well as changing your brush every three months and using mouthwash and floss!
The tube is fitted with a flip cap. Before using you need to remove a foil label from the end of the tube and then replace the flip cap. The paste is white and has a lovely minty smell. It's got a rather smooth consistency and doesn't feel grainy on the teeth. The mint flavour is rather mild in comparison to other toothpastes and wears off more quickly. This is the only difference between this and a more expensive paste though. I certainly feel like the paste cleans my teeth well enough.
I'm happy with my purchase although I do sometimes like a stronger mintier paste to freshen my breath for the day or before bedtime. It's still worth buying this if you are on a budget.
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OK, I will be honest, I tried this a few years ago and couldn't stand it, it was chalky and horrible. However, I noticed recently that Tesco have changed their packaging for value ranges, I also noticed that this toothpaste had been approved by the British dental association, something that wasn't on the packaging a few years ago. believe me, I looked! I have a teenager in the house and he is forever leaving the lid off the toothpaste, and that means that at night when I go to brush my teeth, my more expensive brands are ruined as they have gone hard! I thought, there is no way I am buying expensive toothpaste just to get ruined, so as a joke and to teach this teenager a lesson, I bought the Tesco Value toothpaste... Imaging my surprise when there was no moans, no groans, nothing. In fact the lid had been closed! I thought that I would try it for myself and I must say they really have changed the formula as well as the packaging, my teeth didn't feel chalky afterwards at all! I asked the teenager what he thought and he admitted he never even noticed what toothpaste he was using. I now have several tubes in the bathroom drawer. At 25p you can't go far wrong! And my teeth look as clean as they have ever done!
I've been setting myself a challenge to try and go down a brand to save some money and one of the things that really grinds my gears is toothpaste. All the varieties and yet so expensive! So I decided to try the Tesco Everyday Value Toothpaste to see if it was any good.
The packaging has had a revamp and changed recently; it is now sold just as the tube itself with the bar code printed on the tube, not even in a box, but I don't mind that at all, less packaging and waste if you ask me! It's a white tube with the Tesco logo on it and has blue symbols of teeth, toothpaste etc. on it and some mint leaves on it. It costs 25p for a 75ml tube.
When I tried it I found that it tasted nice and minty, yet not overpoweringly so. It stayed on the toothbrush and didn't dribble off, and when I brushed it foamed well. And it does contain fluoride so it'll look after your teeth. All in all I was very pleased with it, it does the job and doesn't cost a fortune. I would certainly buy it again, in fact I have done since I first tried it, and I would certainly recommend it to a friend.
Another added bonus is that because the tube is 75ml, it is below the 100ml maximum size for liquids and pastes for carry-on luggage on planes, because of this I have taken this with me when travelling. Saves you buying travel-size things which are expensive anyway
I always shop at Tesco and as I am trying to save some money have been trying moe of the Tesco value range of products. I have used Tesco ordinary toothpaste before and found it to be effective but thought I would give this one a try.
The packaging has been upgraded since the photo was taken and is now a white box with blue writing and associated pictures of dental care on the front.
The tube itself is a standard tube with a screw top and the toothpaste is white. It smells minty and fresh as soon as you open the cap and tastes of peppermint but it isn't too strong a taste, however this may be suitable for some people who don't want to feel 'a minty explosion' in their mouth. Personally I like it as it tastes more natural and less artificial than some of the others. The consistency is maybe a bit softer than other toothpastes but it sticks okay onto my toothbrush and foams in my mouth when brushing.
I would say that my teeth feel completely clean after using it and when I rub my tongue over my teeth they feel very smooth. My breath is fresh and my gums appear to look healthy.
I can't say that I don't find the end result any difference between using this and other more expensive toothpastes and as this is only 25p I think it is a marvellous buy. I am aware that other toothpastes claim to repair enamel and whiten and many other things which this one doesn't do but I am sure that the basic ingredients are very similar. It does contain fluoride which helps to maintain the cleanliness of my teeth. At the end of the day the main purpose of cleaning our teeth is to actually clean them so for me this toothpaste definitely does the job at more than ten times less than other brands. I probably wouldn't buy such a cheap toothpaste if I didn't know or recognise the brand but I do trust Tesco products and have been happy with a lot of their value range, and for 25p I think that this is a great product and I will definitely continue to buy it. It is also approved by the British Dental Health Foundation so that's good enough for me!
The Tesco value range is a bit hit and miss; some products offer exceptional value for money whilst others are a false economy. I tend to mostly buy branded toothpastes because somehow skimping on something so important seems wrong but the value brand in this case is just as high quality as more expensive brands.
The toothpaste is simply packaged in the familiar Value colours. Once the cardboard box is discarded then it is a simple tube of toothpaste with a screw cap.
The toothpaste itself is white and minty. I can't really elaborate much on the taste. It is the type of minty that most toothpastes are (peppermint, not spearmint) and it has a reasonably mild flavour which does not make my mouth burn. The texture is exactly the same as any other toothpaste and it squeezes nicely from the tube and spreads exactly like you would expect on the toothbrush.
In use, the toothpaste performs just as well as any other. My teeth feel clean after I use it;I find how clean my teeth feel seems to depend more on the toothbrush I use rather than the toothbrush. My gums also feel fine and my breath feels fresh.
Now for the science part. It is recommended that people over the age of 3 use a fluoride toothpaste with a flouride level between 1350 and 1500 parts per million. The Tesco Value toothpaste contains 1450ppm fluoride so you know it is protecting your teeth.
At just 25p a tube, compared to 10 times that for some of the big brands then this is a fantastic bargain. It is a basic toothpaste that doesn't promise any special effects but is great for everyday family use.
I buy a load pf Tesco's own brand products and a lot of their own Everyday Value range are really excellent value for money and the quality is often just as good as the branded versions. One good example of this is Tesco's own brand of toothpaste - Everyday Value Toothpaste. It looks, tastes and does exactly the same job as a branded toothpaste, but at a fraction of the cost at only 25p a tube. This is huge difference in rice to the usual Colgate I buy.
This isn't a brand of toothpaste I choose to buy all the time though I do buy it whenever I am counting the pennies and need to keep the shopping bill down at the end of the month. The packaging of this toothpaste is simple, plain and very understated. It comes housed in a plain looking basically white cardboard box and it states on the front what it is - Tesco's Everyday Value Toothpaste.
The paste itself looks and smells no different from my normal toothpaste. It's thick and white and looks and tastes quite creamy and manages to hold its own on my toothbrush. It does have a mild minty smell to it and using it I noticed straight away that it does have what I'd term a 'delicate taste of mint'. This is by no means a strong minty toothpaste but it still does a great job, in my opinion, at both cleaning my teeth and freshening my mouth. It contains fluoride, just the same as my standard toothpaste and it seems to help to keep my teeth nice and clean for some time after I have cleaned them.
I only need to use a pea-sized amount, exactly the same amount as I would use with any standard toothpaste and it's suitable for use by the whole family. The cardboard box can also be recycled after I have finished with it.
For only 25p, I really do consider this great toothpaste to be worth every single penny. It's very effective, papers to be really excellent quality and it's so very cheap. I'd highly recommend it.
Last Friday I had a nice little night out with 2 of my school friends and we headed up to a club in Soho in Central London. My daughter spent the night at her grandparents so I was happy to stay out as late as I liked, especially since the club closed at 5am! The only downside was I had work the next day at 9am and so when I got home at 6 and had to be up at 7.30am to leave at 8 I really didn't get much sleep and was pretty cranky! As a result I remember getting up, washing my face, showering and dressing and it wasn't until driving half way to work I realised I hadn't brushed my teeth! Oh dear! So, not wanting to speak to people at work with awful morning breath I headed to Tesco to buy the cheapest thing! This turned out to be what is now Tesco Everyday Toothpaste.
It comes in a basic white tube with blue writing and it has a picture of a leaf with blue toothpaste shaped drops and a toothpaste, toothbrush and lips. The packaging is quite basic but this was really cheap so I wasn't expecting bells and whistles! It was a 75ml tube which costs 25p so it really does tip the bottom end of the price bracket!
The toothpaste itself is white, thick and creamy so easy to squeeze out the tube onto a brush. I was surprised because it does smell and taste quite minty and it is written on the tube it is accredited by the international dental health foundation. Using the toothpaste it does taste nice, and I don't feel much difference in this compared to the aquafresh or three stripe colgate I usually use which can be almost 6 times the price of this tube. I did feel it made my mouth feel quite fresh but in terms of long lasting minty-freshness I think this is really the only aspect that made this noticeably much less in terms of quality compared to leading brands. Of course I was at work and talking and eating, and although no-one complained of my breath (thank goodness!) it was something I felt conscious of!
Overall this isn't actually an awful toothpaste and I have since taken it home and probably will use it when my toothpaste finishes! For 25p I can't complain - of course it isn't going to give me pearly whites but I do feel it cleaned my teeth well and so for someone on a cheap as chips budget I would recommend it. It's not something I'd go out looking to buy, but I can't fault it too much so it gets 4 stars from me!
Sometimes Value and supermarkets' own brand products do turn out to be very good value for money, and since I was trying to cut down on my everyday spending, I decided to give this Tesco Value Toothpaste a go in the place of my old trusty Colgate for a while. Tesco Value is not a brand I buy from very often, but I find that with products that you do not need to necessarily spend a fortune on (mostly basics and stuff like that), Value products can save you quite a bit of money.
The thing that is most likely to attract you to this Tesco Value Toothpaste is the surprisingly small price tag- only 25p for a 75ml tube! This is very very cheap for a toothpaste tube, considering that from a reputable toothpaste company, you could probably obtain a single tube for around the £1 mark upwards. This means that for the price of one branded toothpaste, you could buy four whole tubes of Tesco Value Toothpaste, saving you a lot of money! This was the main reason that I decided to put one of these into my shopping cart to try out.
The tube is packaged in a simple cardboard box which can easily be opened and recycled. The box is very simple, bearing the Tesco Value logo and 'Toothpaste' printed across the front. The tube is easy to open and to squeeze toothpaste out from. The packaging does not really look as aesthetically pleasing as other more reputable brands, but of course, that is what is expected of from such a cheap, value product. The texture of the toothpaste is like regular toothpaste; a thick white paste that can easily be applied onto the bristles of your toothbrush.
The taste is nowhere near as nice as the taste of other, more expensive toothpastes. Of course, it does not taste absolutely disgusting, but it cannot exactly be called fresh and minty either. There is a hint of mint there, but I would say that it tastes more sugary than minty, which does not taste too pleasant for a toothpaste which is meant to freshen your breath. There is a slightly unpleasant after taste that lingers in your mouth after brushing, but this, as well as the original 'freshness' fades away in a matter of minutes even if you do not eat anything afterwards. This does not, in any way, maintain the freshness of your breath, and this aspect was quite disappointing for me.
Because it is a Value toothpaste and did not seem to be as good quality as other toothpaste brands, I do tend to put a little bit more toothpaste on my brush per single use. After using this, my teeth felt... a little cleansed, but not enough at all. They still felt rather dirty, so to keep my mind at rest, I brushed them again with some better quality, branded toothpaste, and rinsed my teeth out with some mouthwash. It does not feel refreshing, cleansing or as if it is protecting my teeth from germs and decay.
In conclusion, I do not think that this is a very effective toothpaste at all; however, if you are short on cash, it may well be giving this a try on a temporary basis only. It is true that it is a very cheap toothpaste and if you were to keep buying this as your main toothpaste then you could end up saving quite a lot of money- but is the welfare of your teeth really worth that? This might be useful as an emergency supply in case you run out of toothpaste, but nothing else. I give this 2 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Tesco VALUE toothpaste costs 17p and you can really tell why it's so cheap when you use it! It packaging looks very cheap which you would expect. The actual toothpaste is In a white tube which has a picture of mint on it And not much.
I tried this toothpaste when I was at uni, I had little money and thought I could save a bit by buying a few tesco value items from the local tesco. Most value products are actually pretty good and worth buying. This on the other hand is not high on my list of things to buy! At the time I thought it was a good idea.
The taste of this toothpaste is not bad. It has the normal mint taste and I did actually emjoy the taste of it! The issue comes with the way that it cleans your teeth. When you brush your teeth with this stuff, it's not the best experience. It feels funny on your teeth! After you have given your teeth a good brush, it still feels dirty in your mouth. With brands such as colgate, after you have brushed your teeth, they feel smooth to touch with your tongue! With this stuff they feel rough and dirty, I think it's the paste! No matter now long and will you brush your teeth. You will still not be completely satisfied with it!
I think that this stuff is a good idea if you need something to keep in the cupboard as a back up. Or if you have guests coming round (although you may seem like a cheapo giving them value toothpaste :p)
Overall I wasn't too happy with this stuff. I used it for a couple of weeks! I really wasn't too sure if it was good for my teeth so I stopped and went out and bought a better toothpaste (Colgate total care). I think with such an important thing like your teeth, the best thing to do is look after them and spend a little bit extra on a quality toothpaste (and mouthwash too)
I didn't have any long term effects from using this toothpaste and after going to the dentist I didnt need any fillings or problems :) so it can't be that bad!
I wouldn't really recommend this, but I'm sure it does help to clean your teeth, it's not terrible but it's nothing to call home about! It is less than average and the price reflects the quality.
Thanks for reading! Hope I have helped you :)
I had ran out of my usual toothpaste and I didn't want to break into a note so I decided to try this for just 27p.
The toothpaste comes in a cardboard box with the usual Tesco Value packaging. The toothpaste is a white tube with a fliptop lid. The colour of the toothpaste is white and it has a thick and creamy consistency. The aroma of the toothpaste when it comes out of the tube is very fresh and minty. Initially this toothpaste looked really promising and I was actually looking forward to using it.
However, the aroma of the toothpaste doesn't match the taste of it. I would describe the taste of the toothpaste as quite cheap and synthetic. It doesn't have that genuine minty toothpaste taste like premium toothpastes have and I was a bit disappointed with the cheap and chalky flavour. The toothpaste does the job but it doesn't leave my mouth feeling as fresh and clean as it would feel with premium toothpaste. Also, the toothpaste doesn't foam up very well so you have to keep applying it as it wears off. This means that you will use it up quicker than premium branded toothpaste.
After using this toothpaste my teeth didn't really look any whiter or brighter and my breath didn't feel that fresh either. I wouldn't recommend this toothpaste. The only good thing about it is it's cheap price!
Sometimes in life, buying the cheapest version of something isn't always the best idea. Just ask anyone buying Goochi and Versarchi knock-offs from a stall in Wembley market... "honest guv'...Rollex does have 2 L's". I'm a firm believer in the old adage 'you get what you pay for'...unlike Tottenham looters who believe in 'you get what windows you smash in'.
Having moved from England a few years ago, one thing I miss is the cheap toiletries available in the UK. Honestly folks....try living in Israel where no can of deodorant is less than the equivalent of 3 English pounds and no toothpaste is less than 2 English pounds....everytime you shower you get a second mortgage! So when I do make the trip back to Blighty I make sure I do 'the Tesco run' before heading back and stocking up on as many toiletries as the Easyjet 20k allowance will let me. One such item that made its way into my trolley was the Tesco Value Toothpaste
Price and Size
30 pence (new money) for a 75ml tube. Incredibly good value when you think about it...can you even get 75ml of water for 30 pence???
The traditional much loved and very plain Tesco Value packaging - white cardboard box with red, white and blue labeling.
Was a terrible programme in the 1980's, but that's not important right now. The toothpaste tube is white with a fliptop lid.
Approved by the British Dental Health Foundation
Suitable for adults and children over the age of 6.
Should be used within 12months
The Tesco Value Toothpaste Experience
The first thing I noticed was the fresh, surprisingly strong minty smell. I wasn't expecting such a pungent aroma and my first thought was that the smell was a bit 'chemically'. I then applied the white paste on my toothbrush and noticed that the texture was a bit like David Beckham - surprisingly thick. A wee splash of water on the brush/paste and the cleaning began.
The taste and feel were at best Ok, again the taste and smell was a bit unnatural and after the recommended 2 minutes brushing I surveyed the results..
Overall it did a barely satisfactory job. My teeth didn't feel as scrubbed as they do with other household brand toothpastes. I wasn't left with a fresh, natural minty taste and the smile wasn't as dazzling as it normally is. I was left with the feeling that I cleaned my teeth, but a hours before and not just seconds ago as was the case. The chemical mintyness lingered like an unwanted relative at Christmas and I can safely say that I will not be using this again unless in an extreme emergency as in truth i felt it didnt really clean well either!
Definitely a false economy as it was 30 pence wasted which could have gone to a better, more effective toothpaste that delivers genuine plaque removal and leaves a cleaner, fresher more natural minty taste in my mouth.
Not a good choice for taste, smell, plaque removal or fresh tasting breath... a lesson learned but still a cheap lesson to learn at 30p.
Only if you are really really trying to cut costs.
---Why I Bought iT---
During these hard times lots of people are cutting back as much as possible and I have been trying out various 'Value' products - this toothpaste being one of them.
This toothpaste comes in a 75 ml tube within a cardboard box.
The tube is a basic white plastic tube with a white screw top which also has a flip top.
The product is approved by the British Dental Health Foundation.
Produced in China, it sates to use the product within twelve months of opening.
This toothpaste contains fluoride.
Have been buying this 75ml tube for a few years now and do not have any problems with it.
Admittedly it does not have stripes or special flavours or ingredients - but if you just want a basic product that does the job this one is fine - and at 30p a tube you can't complain about the cost as its a massive saving on those that could cost you £2-3.
I have been buying it for the family for ages - I do not have a probelm with it at al - but student son prefers the more expensive ones with more flavour etc - but once his grant runs out he is happy to use this one too.
Mild tasting - no special features, but I am sure all the added items in the espensive varieties are more gimicks than anything - it is basic and does the job - what more can you ask?
Can be slightly more runny than the more expensive brands but ok so long as you 'catch' it coming out of the tube.
Cheap and works.
You might like a more minty flavour, also a little runnier than some others.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes definitely - a great way to save money - much cheaper than other brands and worth a try - you might like it - and if not - not much lost.
4 stars - not a particularly nice flavour or consistency but what can you expect for the price?
I bought this toothpaste because I am trying to save a little money at the moment because it is almost Christmas and I have a lot of grandchildren to buy presents for and so buying this paste I thought may be a good idea to save some money.
It comes housed in a cardboard box with just the usual colours of the Tesco Value range or red, blue and white. It is a tube and it has a flip lid. The paste is white and I find that this one only has a slight smell to it and one being of a mild minty smell. It does smell quite fresh too for the very cheap price.
The paste is however a little runny in consistency. I find that it does not grip onto the toothbrush as well as a branded one but for the price of just 17p for a 75ml tube I guess it isn't bad and I couldn't really expect it to grip much better if I am honest.
Once on the brush it does clean the teeth quite well, it doesn't however have the foaming effect that a branded one gives while brushing the teeth. I have found that when I run my tongue over my teeth after I have cleaned them, they do feel soft and smooth and feel the same as if I used a branded product. It is not a harsh toothpaste at all and when I brush my tongue I find that it does not burn it at all and is a mild toothpaste.
The texture of the paste is quite soft and smooth. I find that it is really easy to rinse from the teeth with no problems at all. Some of my older grandchildren have used this paste and it has cleaned their teeth well too but they do not like it so much as myself because they think it is not as nice as a branded one. I buy a children's paste for my younger grandchildren and I they have not used this paste and so I cannot comment if it is suitable for younger children but it is fine for older children.
I think it is a very cheap but effective paste and one that the whole family could use. I do not think I would buy it on a regular basis but for times when money is a little tight I think it is adequate enough a paste to help save a few pennies. The quality is good and it is good value for money for the cheap price of just 17p and I couldn't really expect anymore for this price.
I rate it 4 stars.
Tesco value toothpaste
Most of my reviews seem to be about Tesco value products, I really must start suggesting some of the finest range we have tried lately for the Dooyoo catalogue as I'm starting to look like a real skin flint. The truth is times are hard and anything that can help to stretch the budget that little further is very welcome, even the finest range items we have sampled have mostly been reduced price.
A value buy from Tesco that is a household staple is their toothpaste. It comes in the usual Tesco value sparsely embellished packaging, there is a sprig of mint decorating the tube (and packaging I think... I've thrown the box away)
The tube is made of the same materials, and the same design as most other standard toothpastes are, it has a flip top lid. At the time of writing it costs 17p for 75mls but it can vary a little from week to week.
The colour is a soft white, the texture fairly soft, when squeezed out on to my toothbrush it doesn't maintain its shape but flattens and droops on the brush, and leaves little strings of toothpaste between brush and nozzle... if I'm in a rush and don't 'wipe' it off on the side of the brush. However this doesn't bother me in the slightest, I'm going to brush my teeth with it not enter it into some kind of bizarre 'on brush' beauty competition.
There is not much 'grip' with this toothpaste and it brushes over the teeth and spreads easily, I do notice a marked difference in how it feels in the mouth compared to thicker more expensive brands. There is no slight foaming action which I'm aware of with some other products, and the mintiness is very superficial, it is there and feels fairly fresh while using but that feeling doesn't last in the mouth for very long afterwards. There is also a very slight chalkiness to the taste and texture.
I don't mind using this toothpaste long term as it leaves my teeth feeling smooth and just as clean as when using other products. However I have noticed that to get that smooth clean feeling I have to work a little more with the brush than with for example the Colgate or Aquafresh we used to use. As long as I'm very thorough with the brush it's ok, but if I rush once I rinse I occasionally find areas which I feel need another going over. I think the extra fresh feeling some other brands give is more to do with the extra mintiness than cleaning ability.
This product is approved by the British Dental Health Foundation. It's a product that is now our everyday toothpaste, however if by some miracle my pay were ever to go up again I would switch back to at least Colgate as it just has that extra zing and is more pleasant to use.