Product Facts You Might Not Know

Sometimes you're walking through a store and something catches your eye. That's exactly what happened with a shopper who sent a picture to "The Consumerist. They took a picture of a sign at a store and noticed it says "now with a touch of cotton" on a package of Cottonelle.

2 Wants To Know wanted to know if this meant there wasn't any in it before. Turns out there wasn't!

A spokesperson for Kimberly-Clark told The Consumerist: "Cottonelle first introduced cotton in the brand's Cottonelle clean care toilet paper in march 2013, and it is a small amount."

The spokesperson says the brand name helps to convey Cottonelle's message of softness, i.e., Cotton is soft and so is Cottonelle. So cotton still may not be in every item Cottonnelle makes, but we know it's in this one.

2 Wants To Know found that interesting and wondered about some other products we use every day - like toothpaste.

Aquafresh toothpaste has a red, white and blue paste, and the colors don't blend together. So how do they do that?

According to Consumer Reports, the secret is in the tube filling machinery. Aquafresh machines have a special nozzle used to fill the tubes with side by side colors.

Other toothpastes are filled with one color paste and then the a color formula is at the top of the tube which makes the stripes look painted on.

Products with chemical reactions like peroxide and baking soda use a tube within a tube method.


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