To think that Poundland might have sold me fake Colgate?

(33 Posts)
VulvaVoom Sat 09-Nov-13 13:41:37

Just that really. Purchased the other day, same brand I normally use, so I thought great.

Got home and it tastes a bit different and has a Thailand address on the back (it does say Colgate/Palmolive at the top of the address though).

Really don't want to put fake toothpaste in my mouth. Doubt Poundland would purchase fake goods but if they didn't know maybe?

Am I just being paranoid?!

Tiredsparrow Sun 10-Nov-13 20:47:15

My son pressed send there....

No I don't think you are being paranoid. I also bought Colgate toothpaste from poundland and both my mother and I agreed it tasted completely different! Nothing like toothpaste at all.

I haven't used it since.

sleepdodger Sun 10-Nov-13 20:48:53

I once had interview there abs asked about that kind if thing
Made for local markets so Colgate standard but not necessarily Sane as UK recipie

GhostsInSnow Sun 10-Nov-13 20:49:09

I currently have 99p store Pearl drops for "koffie & thee". Dutch apparently. Tastes fine. I did buy coco pops once from b&m and they had some kind of Arabic writing on them. The recipe must be different because they were utterly vile.

MaidOfStars Mon 11-Nov-13 09:12:12

I would NEVER buy toothpaste from Poundland/Savers/etc. My understanding is that many of the products are intended for non-UK or non-Europe markets, where recipes and product safety/testing can be different (in a way that would not be allowed in the UK/Europe). Mercury in toothpaste anyone?

That's before you consider the possibility of counterfeiting, which is acknowledged as an issue.

I'm even wary about other toiletries - isn't it still compulsory to animal test shampoo/etc for sale in China?

Perhaps I'm paranoid? smile

Retropear Mon 11-Nov-13 09:35:18

I won't be shopping there again after my candy cane experience.The fact they can sell stuff with content that is banned in the UK is worrying.Don't trust them at all now.My own fault really as I normally avoid edibles made in China as much as possible,forget to check country of origin this time but even so the fact they sold them in the first place I find concerning.

bootsycollins Mon 11-Nov-13 09:56:03

OMG Punk I had no idea about palm oil until I read your link. I'm gonna have to boycot Colgate and Palmolive now for the orangatans. Does anyone have any recommendations for ethically sourced products?

Misstree10 Thu 22-May-14 06:23:44

Hi I'm new, sorry to reignite this thread.. But I bought Colgate toothpaste from poundland for the first time last week. It leaves a horrible lingering taste in my mouth. This is not genuine Colgate, I have Colgate for years. I realised this morning the the 'R' Genuine mark is missing. If this was not fake would it not have the mark?.

chrome100 Thu 22-May-14 06:29:45

I buy all my toiletries from pound land and have never had any problems with anything - and my teeth are perfect with no fillings smile

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