***Disclaimer - These are our own opinions. Arm & Hammer in no way compensated us for our thoughts.***
One of the sponsors for Bloggy Boot Camp Boston was Arm & Hammer, more specifically, the oral care division. Among other things, we were given three different kinds of Arm & Hammer toothpaste and a teeth whitener in our "You are an Awesome Conference Attendee Bag".
Since toothpaste is something I usually have on hand in the linen closet, I put the three boxes on the shelf next to our trusty Colgate Total and forgot about them.
Until this week when we ran out of Colgate.
Cue Arm & Hammer Toothpaste - Enamel Strengthening. I didn't even look at what the other two were, I just grabbed which ever box was closest to the edge of the shelf.
Personally, I love this stuff. It gives you the 'I want to lick my teeth' feeling.
The Kid...not so much.
This morning as we're walking out the front door for school...
Kid: I HATE that toothpaste!
Me: Why? I like it. It's minty and scrubby.
Kid: It tastes like baking soda.
Me: It's made by Arm & Hammer, I would think that's a given.
Kid: I do not care that they make baking soda. Their toothpaste shouldn't TASTE like baking soda.
Me: So you're saying you want Colgate.
Kid: Yes. I don't like change. Or baking soda.
Well Arm & Hammer, as much as I love your tooth paste and think it has the potential to make my teeth sparkly, I love not having to nag my kid to brush his teeth more. So I guess it's back to Colgate Total for us.
And this is why companies don't ask teenagers for feed back.
They can't help but be honest.