15 of the World's Most Bizarre Toothpaste Flavors (Slideshow)

Because brushing your teeth should be an adventure

Crest Mint Chocolate Trek, U.S.

Crest

York Peppermint Patties? After-dinner mints? Sure, mint and chocolate are delightful together. Crest has taken that combination and made it a toothpaste called Mint Chocolate Trek. Why "Trek?" Presumably because the tube reads "Be Adventurous." This is just one of the new flavors Crest has created. Lime Spearmint Zest and Vanilla Mint Spark are the others. Is this toothpaste or candy?

Accoutrements Cupcake, U.S.

Accoutrements

Cupcakes are a favorite dessert, but brushing your teeth with dessert just sounds counterproductive. Despite what reviewers described as Accoutrements Cupcake toothpaste’s uncanny likeness in flavor to the actual thing, they did not find that it made for the most refreshing brush. Isn’t toothpaste supposed to help protect you from cavities, not create them?

Accoutrements Cupcake, U.S.

Cupcakes are a favorite dessert, but brushing your teeth with dessert just sounds counterproductive. Despite what reviewers described as Accoutrements Cupcake toothpaste’s uncanny likeness in flavor to the actual thing, they did not find that it made for the most refreshing brush. Isn’t toothpaste supposed to help protect you from cavities, not create them?

Accoutrements Wasabi, U.S.

Accoutrements

If you like that spicy stuff on the edge of your plate at that sushi spot, imagine brushing your teeth with it. Wasabi is hot. It brings sushi to life, but Accoutrements uses their wasabi to help fight plaque.

Accoutrements Bacon, U.S.

Accoutrements

Bacon is great for breakfast, or on a burger for lunch, but in a toothpaste? They do say bacon makes everything better, maybe even the act of brushing your teeth. But still…


Jason Tea Tree and Cinnamon, U.S.

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Ok, cinnamon doesn’t seem too farfetched as a toothpaste flavor, but Jason takes it a step further and adds mysterious tea tree oil. Many of us know about tea tree oil shampoos for itchy scalps and some of its other medicinal uses. Let’s just hope the toothpaste doesn’t end up tasting like Paul Mitchell shampoo.


Jack n’ Jill Baby Toothpastes: Blueberry, Strawberry, Banana, Currant; U.S.

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Sometimes the taste of mint is too strong little kids. So Jack n’ Jill produces baby toothpastes in a wide range of fruit flavors. These kid-friendly toothpastes are perhaps not as refreshing as mint, nor do the fruits they're based on evoke cleanliness the way mint does. But they do sound tasty.


Breath Palette Pumpkin Pudding, Japan

Breath Pallette

Dessert is delicious, delightful even, but the nightly ritual of brushing our teeth is meant to clean away the flavors of the day. Breath Palette’s pumpkin pudding toothpaste would reintroduce dessert and maybe, just maybe, even induce sweet dreams.


Breath Palette Curry, Japan

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Don’t we use toothpaste to clean our teeth and rid our mouths of strong flavors? Using Breath Palette’s Curry toothpaste would certainly bring on intense tastes. It would be like using dinner to clean your teeth.


Dentrifice Jet Black Eggplant, Japan

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Squeezing black toothpaste onto your brush seems a little off-putting, but it’s checking the ingredient list that might really make you uneasy. Dentrifice Jet Black toothpaste includes Japanese eggplant (!), charcoal, and salt. Not only is it black, tastes salty, and is made with a vegetable, the dark paste can stain your clothes. That doesn’t sound encouraging.


Takoyaki Octopus toothpaste, Japan

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Octopus can be an acquired taste. But in Japan, Takoyaki toothpaste makes octopus a part of your daily routine. Not sure brushing with fishy flavored toothpaste results in the freshest of breath. Could be a relationship ruiner instead.


Dabur Herbal Toothpaste Imperial Basil, India

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Basil makes for a delicious pesto or garnish, so the idea of basil-flavored toothpaste is interesting.The freshness of the herb can be refreshing like mint with a more savory twist. Imperial Basil toothpaste from India might be worth a whirl.


Weleda Salt, UK

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To some, using salt toothpaste might seem a bit odd. But in the UK it is an everyday thing. Weleda produces a salt toothpaste which uses sea salt as a natural cleanser and whitener. This salt toothpaste, along with other extracts, provides deep cleaning and protection against plaque buildup. Some of us, though, would rather have salt on our pretzels than our toothbrushes.


Heuk Charcoal, Korea

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Though brushing with bacon- or even curry-flavored toothpastes seems outlandish, using charcoal toothpaste to get those pearly whites clean can be a bit of a stretch of the imagination. Apparently, charcoal toothpaste helps to eliminate odor, and carbon (activated charcoal) helps with whitening teeth and removing plaque. So maybe getting your teeth a little dirty will make them super clean in the end.


Fructodent: Eucalyptus, Anise, Licorice; Around Europe

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This truly exotic mix of distinctive flavors including eucalyptus, anise, and licorice, boasts breath freshening results, but the combination might be a little out there. Despite the Fructodent toothpaste’s natural ingredients, we wonder if the blend of such flavors will taste natural when brushing our teeth.


Fructodent: Mint And Licorice, Around Europe

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Fructodent mint and licorice toothpaste is meant for smokers, but the intense mix of strong flavors might prove to be too much. Both mint and licorice are very distinct flavors; do they work in harmony to fight smoker’s breath and yellowing of teeth, or is it more like a cacophony?