Lush Tooth Tabs – SPARKLE

These are something I have been intrigued by for a long time and on my last visit to Lush after a restless week I decided I’d treat myself and see what they were like. This statement will no doubt make people think I smell and I assure you that I do brush my teeth but I hate toothpaste. The taste of it makes me feel sick in the morning – does anyone else get this? Mouth wash on the other hand I can’t get enough off (especially Dentyl) and with this being a tab I thought it might have met me half way on my clean teeth battle.

I picked up Sparkle since I am a big fan of vanilla –

“Sparkle Toothy Tab is a dose of sweet vanilla flavour and makes for a very effective palate cleanser. The black pepper gives a radiating warmth after you’ve finished brushing”.


This little drawing is on the inside of the box and I think it so super cute and funny to have a vampire related drawing on a tooth product called Sparkle. I think more companies should employ this as marketing. It would certainly make me buy the product. P:S I’m more Interview With The Vampire than Twilight – in case anyone was wondering.
I wish I were are thrilled by the product though. As you can see from the above photo the tablet resembles a mint but it does not taste anything like a mint. To use the tab you simply crush it with your teeth and them brush to create a foam.  It does leave your teeth feeling clean but it tastes really weird.  It is not what I would call an unpleasant but it isn’t pleasant either. I made my manfriend try one and he was utterly disgusted. I wish I had recorded him trying it. I wish I could describe the taste more but it is just strange. A bit like what I would imagine Bicarbonate soda to taste like back the day when it was used for teeth cleaning. 
I have heard that the ‘Dirty’ tooth tabs are really good though so I would like to try them in the future. The tabs do add a great novelty to brushing your teeth and the clean feeling is lovely.  I am going to have a give away soon so I will probably throw in the rest of this packet so someone else can try them since I am not likely to use the rest.