"I'll try the tube's squeezability," I said, squeezing the tube and noting how it came out in a clump that, if you're not careful, will just end up falling in your sink.Squeezing toothpaste became on par with using a Snuggie - it was so difficult! How on earth will I ever get it just right?
(Luckily, I did, or this review would be even sadder.)
Exhibit A in "Do you think I need a manicure?"
But let's talk toothpaste. Trader Joe's is kind of caulky, but has a nice, clean taste to it. Yes, you do need to be careful when dispensing it, as the paste is dry and fairly solid; if you're used to gel toothpastes, this will give you pause.
I've tried TJ's other flavor in the paste, but "fennel" is not really what I'm looking for in toothpaste. I think it's down to American conventions on what's considered hygienic; peppermint is considered a clean scent for toothpaste, but an ingredient you normally see in sausage is not. Just sayin'.
I like this toothpaste, but due to the clumps, it doesn't last as long as the more conventional toothpaste you can find elsewhere.
Verdict: Three out of four Hawaiian-print shirts.