After coming across Accoutrements Bacon, Pickle and Cupcake-flavored toothpastes last week, I knew I must taste them for myself. So that’s just what I did.
Now the question is, will you finally be excited about brushing your teeth?
The first thing I noticed is that the tubes are extremely small—so brushing your teeth with one of these flavors isn’t likely to be part of your daily routine for a long period of time. That’s probably for the best considering that I couldn’t find any real evidence about how well these pastes actually clean your teeth. Of course, plaque isn’t likely to be the primary concern of someone seeking bacon, cupcake and pickle-flavored toothpastes.
So on to the important stuff…
I started with the cupcake flavor and found it to be much milder than I had originally hoped. It has a subtle vanilla taste that reminded me of powdered protein shakes I would drink after workouts. Unfortunately, it’s not really like biting into a cupcake first thing in the morning.
Next I moved on to the pickle flavor and found it to be the most surprising. It starts out with a strong pickle taste, but the finish is kind of minty and sweet. To me, it tasted exactly like what a Gobstopper would be if one of the layers was a pickle flavor. I’ve never really liked pickles, so this worked well for me.
Finally, I arrived at the coveted bacon flavor. Like other bacon-flavored candy, it has a strong, smoky, synthetic bacon-y taste. I’ve never found it particularly pleasing, but it might tide over hardcore smoked bacon fanatics until they can get their mouth around the real thing.
Naturally, I couldn’t help but put all three flavors on my toothbrush at once to find out what they tasted like together. I found that the bacon flavor dominated the start with a hint of pickle at the end. Being so light, the cupcake flavor was completely buried. Still, the overall taste was intriguing—it made me hopeful for the day when science can develop toothpaste that features all of the independent flavors of a bacon cheeseburger.