8x 3-ounce tubes = 24 ounces for $16, but I’ve been getting 4x big tubes (7 ounces each?) at Costco for $10. The smaller tubes may be a little more convenient but it’s also more waste, not sure this is a win.
It’s a little higher than the price I’m paying now for regular old style Colgate at my local grocery store, and I would probably grab this if it wasn’t fresh mint. The regular Colgate is not as overpoweringly minty. Your preferences may vary.
$2 per tube is a good price, but they are only 3oz tubes. It’s less than that particular toothpaste usually sells for, but pretty comparable to Colgate sensitive whitening that goes for ~$4 for a 6oz tube, particularly if you get a multipack.
@mediocrebot@mexicantacos@wilstev I’ve never seen a Colgate toothpaste “go bad” within four years after its stale date, but I’ve seen the plastic tubes split opern before then. (Yeah, I made the mistake of buying way more than I could use in a reasonable period once.)
@mexicantacos Since they are the smaller 3 oz tubes, it’s probably not as much of an overbuy as you’re thinking. I wouldn’t worry; you’ll almost certainly be able to use it all before any problems can crop up.
OTOH, a friend used to swear by toothpaste as a way to conceal tiny holes in apartment walls when moving out…
@stolicat And not everyone likes mint, too. Oddly, while I don’t mind a little of it in toothpaste, I loathe it in combination with chocolate. Conversely, my deceased partner loved the Girl Scout Thin Mints but couldn’t stand toothpaste with mint.
@hhansma@MrSqueezles Have you found any toothpastes without sls/sorbitol or xylitol? I don’t know why all of them switched to these sugar alcohols, but it’s made brushing my teeth a gag inducing experience.
@hhansma@Jamileigh17@MrSqueezles Sugar alcohols are added to improve “mouth feel”. To quote one information source, “Most pastes use polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, sorbitol or glycerin for this purpose.” Any of those can be problematic for people sensitive to the substance.
@Jamileigh17@MrSqueezles Yes! I use Arm & Hammer toothpastes (AdvanceWhite right now but there is a sensitive version that works too). I can’t have sugar alcohols and my husband can’t have propylene glycol and that is the only one we’ve found so far that we can both use.
OBTW, don’t add this to margaritas. It would not only ruin the flavor but would probably ruin your day (and/or night) as well. Some of the ingredients do not play well with the digestive tract, to put it politely. (But I hope most people already knew that.)
And no, this will not turn your smile Georgia Red.
Do not taunt Colgate Renewal Sensitivity Repair Gel Toothpaste.