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Are You Willing to Brush with Chocolate?

chocolateWell, not the chocolate in the picture! But there are new flavored toothpastes on the market that are definitely interesting. Would you use a toothpaste that had a taste of chocolate to it? Let us know in the comments! Thanks for visiting Castle Rock Endodontics

Walk down the oral hygiene aisle at your local big-box stores and you’ll find endless varieties of toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, and other oral hygiene products. I am highlighting a new toothpaste Crest® released as part of their “Be” campaign, Mint Chocolate Trek. This is one of three new flavors just revealed, the others being Lime Spearmint Zest and Vanilla Mint Spark. You can never go wrong with chocolate, and Mint Chocolate Trek definitely gives your taste buds a unique, savory zing.

The branding on the box features a prominent “Be” with a colorful graphic that stands out from your standard toothpaste logo. The Mint Chocolate Trek features the phrase “Be Adventurous,” and that’s exactly how I felt when I purchased this tube. Squeeze the toothpaste on to a toothbrush and you will find a mint green colored paste with brown specks evenly spotted throughout – similar to what you would find in a mint chocolate ice cream. At first glance, I thought I was going to be brushing with a dessert, rather than toothpaste.

When you start brushing you can immediately taste the chocolate infused in the toothpaste. It’s subtle yet noticeable. The flavors of mint and chocolate are very evenly represented, which made for a perfect combination of taste bud activation. It was like brushing with mint chocolate ice cream. What you will notice, though, is after a good minute of brushing the mint flavor will take over, reminiscent of your traditional toothpaste. Worried about the aftertaste of sweet chocolate, I was pleasantly surprised that my mouth felt clean and refreshed. It provided the same feeling you get when brushing with regular mint toothpaste. I appreciated starting with the chocolate taste and ending with the mint to confirm I brushed my teeth and not just spent two minutes tricking my senses otherwise. Overall, I enjoyed my adventurous expedition with the Mint Chocolate Trek toothpaste. It was an experience that definitely takes you by surprise from the first brush.

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