My first and only experience with the original Listerine came in the 1980s. The only thing I remember from that traumatic experience was the horrible burning sensation. It felt like all of my taste buds had melted away. They didnâ€™t, but since then I swear things havenâ€™t tasted right.
Eventually the folks who created Listerine came up with more flavors and new compound words, like FreshBurst, WinterMint, and Cool Mint. Over the past year they introduced Natural Citrus.
Let me tell you, this Natural Citrus Listerine is, as the young folks today say, the shiznit. It freshens my breath and tastes like orange soda. Itâ€™s the only flavor of Listerine that made me think, â€œI would drink this, if I didnâ€™t have to call a Poison Control Center right after.â€
Despite all of its goodness and breath freshening abilities, Iâ€™ve noticed one peculiar problem. When using the other flavors of Listerine, it goes in as whatever color and it comes out the same color. With the Natural Citrus, it goes in orange, but it doesnâ€™t come out orange. Instead it comes out clear.
Where does the orange go? I have two theories:
1. Germs and bacteria in my mouth absorbed it because it tastes like orange soda.
2. The orange part stays in my mouth to valiantly fight the constant battles between good and evil breath, which they eventually lose, due to my love peanut butter.
Well my teeth havenâ€™t turned orange, so itâ€™s nothing to worry about.
So if youâ€™re tired of the burn from the original Listerine, bored of minty mouthwashes, or too lazy to floss your teeth, Natural Citrus Listerine is a great product, even if you canâ€™t drink it.
Product: Listerine Natural Citrus Mouthwash
Purchase Price: $4.19 (on sale)
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Orange soda-like flavor is a change of pace from usual minty mouthwashes. Good enough to drink, if it wasnâ€™t for that whole poisoning thing.
Cons: Mysterious orange color disappearance.