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I admit that I may be among a very small minority, but
one flavor I absolutely cannot stand is
mint. I find the smell revolting and the taste even more
so. It is therefore with great chagrin that
I am forced to brush my teeth each day using some sort of
mint flavored toothpaste, as there
really is no other kind (even the ones that purport to be
non-minty still smell and taste like mint
to meI think it's something in the chemicals used). It
occurs to me though that if there's one
thing capable of overpowering a minty taste and smell, it's
liquor. So why not put actual liquor in
the toothpaste? It's an antiseptic anyway, so it can't do
much harm to your teeth, and it'd be much
more pleasant than boring ol' mint (even if you're not as
mint-averse as I am).
You could even have different flavors depending on your
mood and preferences. Saturday morning
might see you heading south of the border with Tijuana
Tequila flavor, whereas Wednesday might
be your night to relax with a nice brushfull of Highland
Scotch or Kentucky Bourbon (although the
latter would probably end up a bit like a Mint Julep, to be
honestas much as I wish it were
possible to eliminate of any trace of it, mint is as
tenacious a flavor as there ever was).
[hippo, Aug 24 2012]
[hippo, Aug 24 2012]
[tatterdemalion, Aug 25 2012]
||//non-minty still smell and taste like mint//
Are you sure that it's the mint and not the fluoride that you find unpalateable?
||There are lots of non-minty toothpastes though - e.g. see links.
||Maybe getting slightly drunk before bed can be part of regular hygiene .
||I would [m-f-d] for * flavour *- but if you took it out of the title we could have alcoholic toothpaste...for getting pulled over by the police!
There wouldn't be enough alcohol to be detected by a breathalyzer test, but enough to smell it.
||Do you also dislike caraway?
||I sorta do this. I mostly use bicarb for brushing,
sometimes followed by a bit of rum as a mouthwash.
||Add cheese flavoured toothpaste, hold your own wine and cheese parties at home to avoid drink-driving charges and get sparkling white teeth into the bargain.
||//I would [m-f-d] for * flavour *//
||Fair 'nuff, but I did change the title because what I'm
proposing isn't really adding an alcohol flavor to the
toothpaste, but actually adding alcoholic beverage to
the toothpaste (in part for purposes of flavor, but
also at least nominally as an antibacterial agent). I
think this distinction may /just/ allow it to squeak
through the guidelines, but I wouldn't argue much
either if the consensus is that this is just a stupid
idea for a ridiculous new flavor of an existing
||Alcoholics sometimes have their mouthwash confiscated, but take away their toothpaste -- that's just cruel.
||I bought a toothpaste in Spain which turned out to
be orange flavoured. This sounds appealing, but is
really quite astonishingly unpleasant.
||Ah, but think how much richer in experience you now are
for having tried it. Not many people can say they've done
what you have, [Max]. Truly, the few piasters you parted
with in the exchange have bought you a degree of wealth
immeasurably higher than their mere face value.
||True. And I have the satisfaction of having bailed
out the Spanish economy.
||I dislike the smell of alcohol on a person's breath, so a
slightly drunken - from me.