Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Reusable packaging and mess free toothpaste tablet
Did you ever find yourself irritated when almost out of toothpaste and you have to squeeze hard to get all the toothpaste out? Plus, you never are completely able to get everything out and now you are stuck with one more tube of toothpaste to throw away and make more garbage. Well, that was me before I got a chance to be introduced to this beauty 'Hello activated charcoal toothpaste tablets'. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this toothpaste tablets. I was first amazed how no one else thought of this type of toothpaste before. It is innovative, fun, plastic-free alternative for packaging, mess free toothpaste tablets! They thought of everything - how to freshen your breath with mint with just that one tablet per one use and you feel refreshed by minty flavor in your mouth. It says it contains coconut oil but I was not able to detect it yet. I always liked chewing flavored mints and using this toothpaste tablets reminded me of that plus I get the benefit of whitening and cleaning my teeth. It does looks little bit scary when you first see it on your teeth. It first gets black and some dots of white and then, while brushing, it gets more black. After you're done brushing, your teeth get squeaky clean and bright.
I had a couple of things that I liked the best - first, it's packaging is great. I don't have to throw it out after I am done with tablets. I can reuse it for the same tablets to refill or to use it to store something else in it, like some other type of tablets, toothpicks, earplugs, ear cleaning sticks some other toiletries, basically anything you can think of that can fit in there. Also, it contains charcoal which is great for cleaning and brightening and it does not contain artificial sweeteners, flavors and no dyes sls/sulfates and no fluoride. And the best thing is also that it comes very handy when traveling especially by airplane since you can only take a few tablets that is enough for that many days that you are planning to stay and not carry whole package. And plus you don't have to worry about liquid limitation when traveling by airplane. To sum up, the best for traveling option and for those who recycle and reuse and think of the planet.
Most Helpful Critical Review Nice idea yet unpleasant to use
I received this product for free as pat of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I was excited by the idea of a bottle of toothpaste tablets I could just throw in my camping/travel bag, but I was disappointed by the consistency and process of using the tablets. The minty flavor is pleasant but chewing them is not as they are chalky and crumbly. I don't understand why the instructions say to nibble with front teeth; it's a bit awkward. While you're chewing, the chalkiness changes to slimy but the crumbliness never quite disappears even while brushing, so you feel like you're brushing with crumbled, slimy chalk bits. The whole process is off putting and messy. I have tried charcoal toothpastes in the past and I don't like the mess, getting black spit all over the sink that you have to wipe up. It's an extra step that you shouldn't have to do just to brush your teeth. Unfortunately, when it is in tablet form, it is just as messy. I also didn't notice any difference regarding whiteness of my teeth. I regularly buy and love hello toothpaste products and will continue to use them for my family, but these were a fail. I don't think I'll even bring them on my next trip, they're that unpleasant. I may reuse the container, though, since it is a recycled/reusable tin (although the top is a bit difficult to screw back on).
Reviewed by 89 customers I liked the product but kinda grainy
Mari from Chandler
I used the product for a little over a week now and enjoy it
Chiv from undisclosed
I grabbed this on a whim as it was next to my usual tube of Hello Charcoal Paste. I thought I'd try these and see if it was something I'd like to switch to. The idea of less waste, less mess, and a sleek little tin intrigued me.
I've been using these now for 3 weeks and love them! I pop one in and munch it while I'm doing something else. By the time it is a paste I am able to brush my teeth and have easily multi tasked. These save me wonderful amounts of time. My one complaint was the black mess my tube of paste usually created. I find that these tabs create a less messy paste and I'm not finding little black splatter all over the place.
My dentist has noticed that my teeth look much healthier since using this brand. The taste is great and my mouth feels fantastic after each use. I'm happy to add these tabs to my daily routine.
I look forward to a refill bag of some kind! I will 100% be buying this again over the usual Hello Charcoal paste tube.
Denise from Chandler, Az.
I received my sample about a week ago and I love it. Who would of ever thought that charcoal could work so well in cleaning your teeth. I give your product 5 stars but it deserves 10. Thanks so much for letting me try . I LOVE IT
Kind of a gritty but a clean smile
Malkarai from undisclosed
I received a sample of this product from the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I loved that everything in the packaging was recyclable without any sort of actual waste. The toothpaste itself left a bit of a gritty feeling in my mouth, but I am loving how my smile looks after having used them for a bit. The taste was FAR better than I expected. It was minty without going overboard. And to be honest, the experience was GREATLY enhanced by the matching toothbrush. It made a lot of difference. Overall, they are fantastic for travel and I will definitely be keeping these in my bag.
Ahh-mazing! A++ toothpaste!
JBailey from Overland Park, KS
First, just hit the add to cart button. These are the toothpaste switch you didn't know you needed or were missing.
The eco-conscious consumer in me appreciates the reusable NON-PLASTIC!! container and the fact that the container doesn't allow a lot of wasted product like toothpaste tubes do. The vegan formula does not contain sulfates or sudsing agents which I also appreciated. With regular use, I found it diminished surface stains on my teeth. Though whitening wasn't the reason I was interested in the product.
To use, I preferred to crush the tabs with my molars instead of my front teeth. It required a bit more work to get toothpaste to the opposite molars, but I could get a finer paste with molars. The mint flavor is a bit strong at first, but became a welcome sensation after a few days. I liked that my experience was the same with both a manual and electric toothbrush.
Note: the charcoal can discolor items, but can be easily rinsed away if caught quickly.
This toothpaste is now my go-to and my #1 recommendation for friends and family. This is also a fantastic travel option!
While this product was given to me by the Stellar Product Testing Panel, all thoughts and opinions stated here are my own.
Convenient, Eco-friendly & Whitening!
Lily Nichols from Boston, MA
I love the flavor. It does a great job cleaning and I have noticed a whitening effect. Very easy to use! Convenient to take with me on the go and saves space for packing! I love the added environmentally friendly benefit as well. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this toothpaste tablets.
Fresh and guilt free!
Arielle from undisclosed
These Hello charcoal toothpaste tablets were the first charcoal or tablet style toothpaste O have ever tried and it was definitely an interesting experience! To start, I really liked the metal container they came in. I always feel so wasteful throwing away the empty plastic toothpaste tubes and I repurposed the little Hello toothpaste bottle to keep paperclips in. It was very satisfying to use the last tablet and not have to deal with the usual struggle to squeeze every drop of toothpaste out of a tube. It took me a few brushings to adjust to the texture as it's not quite a paste like traditional toothpaste but the taste is good; not too minty but just minty enough. I found my mouth was just as fresh and stayed fresh as long as my old traditional toothpaste. My only complaint with the Hello tablets is that it didn't really form a paste so it was quite a bit messier than my old toothpaste and combined with the charcoal, it wasn't practical to use when I was already dressed for the day as small black flecks would get on my shirt. However I just designated this as my shower toothpaste and loved using it that way! I would absolutely use this brand again and LOVE the concept of significantly less waste with this product. In my household, we try very hard to be conscious of how much waste we produce without sacrificing performance or quality in our products so it was refreshing to try something that felt good all around! I was kindly sent this product to test out through the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
What a wonderful concept
miss_riss83 from Bridgewater, NJ
I love the idea of this toothpaste! They are great for travel since they are tablets. You can really reduce the space needed in your toiletries bag as well as worrying about TSA checks! All these benefits along with the trusted quality from Hello products.
As with other charcoal toothpastes, make sure you wipe your sink down after brushing!
Love, love, love! Thank you Stellar Testing Panel for the opportunity to try these out.
Fresh and clean!
Kloods89 from Palmdale, CA
I love these charcoal tablets! It's a unique and convenient way to brush your teeth. Not only is it different, but the taste isn't as overpowering as regular toothpaste can be. And the fact that they're in tablet form assures you that you're not using too much or too little. And, of course, they're perfect for travel! You can rest assured that you'll never accidentally squeeze a tube of toothpaste in your bag. I'm officially a tablet-toothbrushing convert. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this toothpaste tablets.
Eanden from Chicago, IL
I was so skeptical when I received these toothpaste tablets- looking like small candies, these charcoal tabs are to be chewed with your front teeth, and help with whitening. I was happily surprised, though the act of chewing with front teeth took some getting used to- they have made my teeth look whiter over time.
I like the metal tin feels safe, the taste is a light mint, and after about 2 min of brushing my mouth feels clean and normal looking. I was worried when chewing these charcoal tabs that your mouth starts off black, but then brushes away.
I have tried the HELLO adult and kids toothpastes and now these charcoal tabs- and this has the same great effect, just a few new twist. I was very happy with this result, just had initial uncertainty that quickly dissolved.
I received the product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel, and would DEFINITELY purchase these.
Portable brightness in a tin!
KellsBells from undisclosed
First off, I loved the little metal tin the toothpaste tabs came in! I am all about reducing waste where I can and it was nice to know that I was supporting a company with the same goals! The first time I tried them, I was blown away by the mint flavour! It's like the packed a whole mint plant in there! My mouth felt amazingly fresh, despite the fact that there are no foaming agents. I also love their portability! I could toss them in my bag for a weekend away without having to worry about a leaking tube or tablets all over the bottom of my bag. I think my favourite thing overall was the charcoal aspect. I saw brighter teeth and I didn't feel like I had to inconvenience myself to get it! So grateful to the StellarProduct Testing Panel for giving me the opportunity to try these out!
Loved the Concept, Not the Product
JamieH15 from Georgia
I received the Hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Tablets through the Stellar Product Testing Panel and was so intrigued about the concept! I LOVED the plastic-free packaging and the recyclable tin the tablets came in. I had never seen anything like it with any other toothpaste and I was so happy to see the effort put into the packaging. But that's where my appreciation for the product ended. I wasn't a fan of chewing the tablets and the way they felt in my mouth. I like a very strong, foamy toothpaste and these don't give me that sensation at all. The taste was just okay in my opinion, but again, I like a really strong tasting toothpaste. While the overall concept was great, I just wasn't a fan of the actual toothpaste itself. I do, however, see how it would be a great option for travelling!
Interesting idea but not for me
carols2345 from undisclosed
I'm definitely a fan of reducing plastic use so was looking forward to these, but I just couldn't really get into them. Here's what I saw as pros and cons:
Pros: - The box design is cute and looks good on our sink - Would work well for travel - Taste was pretty good - My teeth felt clean afterwards
Cons: - The instructions said to chew with my front teeth but then I couldn't really dissolve it well, so I chewed with my back and because the texture is kind of like a candy, I kept almost accidentally swallowing, and then spitting it out instead. So not sure i ever got the right quantity of tablet to be the right amount of toothpaste. - The black color is pretty odd... then again, I do feel like it encouraged me to brush more because I felt like it might stain my teeth otherwise (which I imagine it probably wouldn't, was just a mental thing) - Contains Xylitol. This was the biggest downside for me. I have a dog who gets into everything, and xylitol is deadly to dogs, so I just couldn't risk having it around. If they removed this ingredient I might consider trying them again!
I received this product as part of the Stellar Products Testing Panel.
Great taste & Fun to use.
Supermamabk from Hollywood , FL
I enjoyed the minty flavor , it's one of the best tasting charcoal products I've ever used. Most have that very earthy taste which I could do without. The refillable tin is a great idea. My kids had the most fun with the form of this toothpaste, they liked that it was chewable tablet and thought it was very unique.
So simple so effective
Mandyhart93 from Hanover park IL
I was extremely surprised by these tablets and at first I wasn't sure how I would feel about this. It literally takes every aspect of toothpaste as I've known it and brushing your teeth to a whole new direction and change is sometimes scary. I'm so glad that stellar product testing panel sent me these to try for free because I don't think I would have randomly tried these and I would be missing out on this awesome product if not for them.
I'll start with packaging. It's super convenient, it has a sleek look and shape and it's a plastic free tin that you can recycle (or maybe even reuse!) I love the fact that there's no paste product to get everywhere like other toothpastes do, you don't have to worry about toothpaste all crusted around the tube. Another great quality is that you literally get to use 100% of the product unlike other forms of toothpaste that get stuck or leftover in the tube. I also think these are super easy to take with you on the go!
I was super surprised by the minty taste, just from looking at it or hearing that it's a charcoal base for some reason I assumed it would taste horrible and again I was wrong. I was worried it might leave a blackish stain in my mouth and again I was wrong. It left my teeth feeling super clean and fresh and after about a week of use I noticed they were whiter than before!
They are super easy to use. You just take the tablet and chew on it for a few seconds and it starts to turn into a foam like paste in your mouth and then you just brush and rinse like you normally would. In my opinion it's a way better, easier and safer way to brush and care for your teeth. This is definitely a new go to holy grail in our home and we use them when we travel too.
If you havent tried these yet you are really missing out. Luckily for me I was sent these to try in exchange for my opinion and no matter how I received the product I always do honest reviews and leave the feedback and experiences that I myself had with the product weTher it be good or bad. Change is definitely a good thing and I couldn't be happier that I found these!
Clean, fresh, and simple
Dave R from undisclosed
My mouth and teeth felt very refreshed and clean after using these tablets. The taste is a good flavor. They are super easy to use and travel with, and I really like the plastic free concept. I received this product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel!
Perfect for Travel
AriMay from undisclosed
I received the product as a part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. The charcoal tablets were easy to use and convenient for travel. I really liked the packing and the recycled materials used. I will be switching to using them when traveling.
nice clean feeling
Kelli from New York
I really liked the packaging and using a product with minimal plastic. My kids thought the black color of the toothpaste was really interesting and funny. I liked the light fresh taste of the product too. I took away one star because I after brushing my teeth I had to rinse ALOT to make sure there weren't any little black flecks left in between my teeth. I will be getting a refill once these tablets run out! Thanks to the Stellar Product Panel for sending me these tablets to review!
Cool idea and ingredients, just didn?t work for me
LaurenHunt from Kansas City, mo
When I received the cute little package through the Stellar Product Testing Panel, I really wanted to love this stuff, and there were a lot of aspects that I thought were great? it?s eco friendly! The packaging is great! No crusty tube of toothpaste! It actually tastes good! But I must have sensitive gums, because no matter how finely I chewed it, the consistency was just too abrasive for me. My husband had no problem with it, and we were both pleased with how fresh our whole mouths felt after using it... I must just have sissy gums.
Cool idea and ingredients, just didn't work for me
LaurenHunt from Kansas City, mo
When I received the cute little package through the Stellar Product Testing Panel, I really wanted to love this stuff, and there were a lot of aspects that I thought were great— it's eco friendly! The packaging is great! No crusty tube of toothpaste! It actually tastes good! But I must have sensitive gums, because no matter how finely I chewed it, the consistency was just too abrasive for me. My husband had no problem with it, and we were both pleased with how fresh our whole mouths felt after using it... I must just have sissy gums.
Clean toothpaste but gritty
lucky7lee7 from San Jose, CA
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this toothpaste tablets. I liked the reusable fun tiny tin that the toothpaste tablets came in. The pills are gritty and black. My mouth felt super clean and minty after using the tablet. It was easy since you chew and then use the brush, and rinse out. The taste was nice like minty and fresh. The things I liked the most was that this is meant to be teeth whitening and it's very travel friendly.
Convenient but chalky
juj102684 from Ashland, or
The toothpaste tablets did the job but ended up being chalky and chunky in my mouth. Using the tablets isn't as satisfying as using regular toothpaste since it doesn't suds up at all. My mouth was left feeling gritty and not super fresh. They were easy to use and convenient single servings so they might be nice for travel. I also appreciate less waste and liked that about the packaging. I did not notice any whitening benefits from using them. I probably would not purchase them again but was able to to try them through the Stellar Product Testing Panel!
Amanda94 from Ohio
First thing I love how this product comes in a nice little tin that i can reuse for something after I finish the tablet. Second they are super convenient and very nice for on the go use. You can just keep them in your purse and use if in a hurry. These are also great for travel! The taste his pretty strong which I love and leave my mouth feeling clean and smelling fresh. Thanks to Stella product testing panel I now know amazing these are and will continue getting in the future.
Love the environmentally friendly aspects!
Eva Love from undisclosed
I really enjoy the environmentally friendly approach the company has taken with plastic-free packaging. These are also very convenient for travel and can be taken in a carry on bag. My mouth felt very clean and fresh, and my teeth felt smooth. The taste was a nice minty flavor. What I like best about these is ease of use along with how environmentally friendly it all is.
I received these tablets through the Stellar Product Testing Panel!
perfect for travel
back2basicsmama from undisclosed
These toothpaste tablets are exactly what I've been wanting. I had been considering trying a toothpaste option that helped support my zero waste leaning living. These fit the bill perfectly with the plastic-free recyclable tin. And because there is no liquid/gel involved, I don't have to use any of my limited plastic baggie space for toothpaste when traveling! Biggest hooray!! I'm a huge fan of these tablets and I plan to continue to use them for these two reasons alone. As far as mouth experience goes, I'm still getting used to them. The flavor is lovely (minty fresh), but I'm not in love (yet??) with the initial chewing up of the tablet to turn it into a paste. It feels awkward trying to keep it at the front of your mouth and I do have to work at it a bit to mix enough saliva to make a paste. The powder/gritty mouth feel isn't my favorite. Once that part is over and you've made your paste, however, it is just like brushing your teeth with any other toothpaste. If I can get over my dislike of the initial powdery/gritty sensation, I'd give these 5 stars. Despite that hurdle, I LOVE the whole idea and will take 5 seconds of awkwardness for all brushings to do my part in making better personal choices for our environment. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this toothpaste tablets.