Transcend dental

Hmmm. Bacon floss has a spiritual cousin, or something:

In South Korea their favorite toothpaste, Bukwang, tastes exactly like Dr. Pepper. When some Korean friends of mine visited the US for the first time, they tried Dr. Pepper. They wondered if I was insulting them or playing with them by giving them toothpaste-flavored soda to drink. It took a while to explain but we have had a good laugh ever since then. But they will not drink Dr. Pepper. I do not blame them.

The score was subsequently evened, you may be sure:

They paid me back by having me eat Korean foods that would burn off the roof of my mouth. It is the differences between cultures that make life so enjoyable.

I note for reference that the last tube of Pepsodent I used contained no detectable traces of Pepsi.





2 comments

  1. Population Statistic »

    5 February 2009 · 12:19 pm

    DR PEPPER-PASTE…

    For some Koreans, dental care comes with a soda-like twang:
    In South Korea their favorite toothpaste, Bukwang, tastes exactly like Dr. Pepper. When some Korean friends of mine visited the US for the first time, they tried Dr. Pepper. They wondered if I…

  2. fillyjonk »

    5 February 2009 · 1:45 pm

    Well, I always thought that many bubble gums (the cheap kind, like Dubble Bubble and Bazooka) tasted a lot like (US) toothpaste, so maybe that’s not so odd.

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