Product Type: Tesco Oral Care
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Tesco Value Toothpaste
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Tesco Value Toothpaste
Date: 01/08/12, updated on 28/05/13 (103 review reads)
Advantages: Very cheap for a toothpaste
Disadvantages: Doesn't taste good, clean very well or leave breath fresh
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.
Summary: Bad quality but very cheap
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