Hot Pot Toothpaste Is Now a Thing and We Tried It

By Ryan Gandolfo, May 17, 2019

0 0

‘We Try It’ is a regular series where we try the latest off-beat food and beverage (and toothpaste) offerings.

For the Sichuan hot pot lovers of the world, we’ve found a quirky product that’s sure to leave your mouth scorched.

Leng Suan Ling toothpaste company recently teamed up with Chengdu-based hot pot chain Xiaolong Kan to give customers a dental experience like no other. Their new ‘hot pot toothpaste’ has been an absolute hit on Tmall, with a near-perfect rating on the ecommerce platform.

hot-pot.jpg
Image by Matthew Bossons/That’s

The mouth-numbing dental product comes in a set of three sweat-inducing flavors: ‘medium’ spicy, ‘mouth numbing’ spicy and ‘challenge your spice level’ spicy. Each 60-gram tube also includes a chili indicator at the top with the mildest measured at two chilies and the spiciest measured at five.

paste.jpg
Mildest to spiciest (from left to right). Image by Matthew Bossons/That’s

We started with the mildest flavor, which has a faint hint of piquant peppers, somewhat similar to a mint-flavored toothpaste, but with a slight kick. After brushing for just over a minute, though, a burning sensation began to set in. That feeling was weak, however, when compared to the ‘mouth numbing’ and ‘challenge your spice level’ toothpastes – the latter of which had us sweating bullets.

Perhaps the worst part of the spiciest toothpaste variety was the fact that the hot, hot, heat spread to our lips, where it felt like a flesh-eating chemical was devouring our tender skin. Needless to say, we washed out our mouths more than a few times to put out the flames, so to speak.

Admittedly, others who have tried and reviewed the spicy toothpaste have posted remarks like: “Just right, but could use a little more spiciness. I’m not afraid,” referring to a common question the lovely waitresses in Chengdu hot pot shops will ask while ordering: ‘Ni pa la ma?’ (‘Do you fear the spice?’). 

toothpaste.jpg
Image by Matthew Bossons/That’s

All in all, people seem to f’in love the stuff, with several Taobao users commenting on the toothpaste’s flavor, saying it was quite enjoyable.

But while we can appreciate toothpaste that offers something different, let’s face it: there’s only one reason we brush our teeth and it’s not to taste hot pot. And, even though we found the experience riveting as far as dental hygiene experiences go, our teeth honestly didn’t feel any cleaner by the end of it, making it a fun gift for a friend, but probably not the best tool to avoid cavities.

Three-packs of hot pot toothpaste can be purchased on Taobao for RMB126 (prices vary depending on seller).

For more ‘We Try It,’ click here.

[Cover image by Ryan Gandolfo/That’s]

more news

Only ¥2,399 for a Brand New Nintendo Switch, On Sale Right Now

An easy-to-use, multi-purpose and fun gaming device that allows you to play all sorts of games, from Mario to The Legend of Zelda.

Stock Up Now on This Canadian-Imported Natural Spring Water

Premium-quality bottled water delivered straight to your door.

5 Carry-On Items You Need to Survive International Flights

Jetting off somewhere exciting this summer? Don't forget to pack these essentials in your carry-on!

OCT Hotels Ranks Among Top 60 China Hotel Groups 2018

OCT Hotels is privileged to be once again listed for its scale, brand value and active engagement and exploration in “Hotel +” business mode and portfolio.

4 Must-Have Suitcases and Carry-Ons for Your Summer Holiday

We've rounded up our favorite stylish suitcases and carry-on bags to help you travel with ease.

Share with a Friend and Save Big on thMart!

You and your friends can save big with these cool new deals!

4 Soft Drinks to Stock Up on Right Now

Want to enjoy a refreshing soda at home? Now you can!

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsShenzhen for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shenzhen With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's PRD!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.