Brian hates mint. To the point where he will relocate to another room while I enjoy a cup of peppermint tea. This means that I am continually on the lookout for a toothpaste that is not mint flavored and not otherwise disgusting - a search that is more difficult than you might imagine. We've tried cherry, orange, herbal, fennel, baking soda and I can't remember how many other varieties of toothpaste in our never-ending quest. All of the above either left the mouth feeling like it had been smeared with pie filling or simply tasted awful.
So the other day when I was in the health food shop I did my usual quick perusal of the toothpaste section to see what I could find. After talking with the clerk, I ended up purchasing a brand called Ayurdent (which I expected to be nothing short of fabulous at nearly $10 a tube). Excited that perhaps this would be a lucky day, I returned home, opened the tube and squeezed this out onto my toothbrush:
Not so appetizing you say? I didn't think so either. But did the taste make amends for the appearance you ask? Nay. It nearly burnt my tongue and tasted STRONGLY of cloves with a bit of, you guessed it, mint.
One tube of toothpaste free to a good home. Or any home for that matter.