Stained teeth are unattractive, embarrassing, and now a thing of the past thanks to Wine Wipes, a product for cleaning up your crimson smile. A disposable pad is removed from the compact and the mirror affixed to the lid guides you as you rub off the stain. The package contains 20 wipes, a mirror, and retails for $6.95.
Sounds great! The only problem is… the taste. The company who makes them, Borracha LLC, claims they have a “gentle orange blossom flavor” that “freshens breath and cleans palate without interfering with wine tasting.” I found the flavor more of a hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and lemon juice. The ingredient’s reveal what’s going on:
“Water, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, citrus medica limonum (lemon) juice, orange blossom natural flavor, sorbitol, sodium cloride, hydrogen peroxide, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, phosphoric acid”
It’s a great idea and I applaud the effort of it’s inventor, Kimberly Walker, but until version 2, I’ll put up with the look of stained teeth while allowing the flavor of wine to linger on my palate. How about a Sauvignon Blanc flavored option?
Full disclosure: I received this product as a press sample.