Watch: We Tried Spicy Hotpot Toothpaste


We Tried is a series where RADII staff try out unique foods, experiences, and phenomena in China. Drop us a line if you have a suggestion.

Hotpot, for the uninitiated, is basically a big bowl of bubbling (often spicy, frequently oily) broth into which you dip anything edible. You then proceed to gorge upon the results, in an experience that can last for hours. Sounds refreshing right?

So it was a natural leap for someone to come up with the idea of hotpot toothpaste. All that spicy oily goodness, but in toothpaste form! The product flew off the digital shelves in China, so naturally we had to get our hands on some tubes and put it to the test.

Here’s what happened:

And here’s some more background on the stuff:

Hotpot Flavored Toothpaste is Selling Out in China

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