This paste has a very strong flavor - cloves with a hint of mint. The flavor is so powerful that it lingers in my mouth a full ten minutes after brushing.
Interestingly, it seems to be packaged for family use, judging by the smiling family photo on both the tube and box.
Dabur Red came in a large box containing a 200 g tube (7.2 oz) and a bonus translucent purple toothbrush - labeled Binaca. Americans will know Bianca as a brand of breath spray. In India, it's a toothpaste brand, manufactured by Dabur, the company that made this red toothpaste. Or I should say Red toothpaste.
Our friends that curated a post on Binaca over at Wikipedia also identify Binaca as an undergarment brand that is marketed in India and owned by Kiran Textiles.
Dabur is a very large Indian company that is even listed on the India Stock Exchange. I've reviewed several of their toothpastes, as they are widely available around the world. I bought this tube at Indian Bazaar in Irving, Texas, which is conveniently located near my sister's house.
Another fascinating thing about the package is that it does not tout any health benefits for using the toothpaste. Visiting the Red Paste page on the Dabur website provides a bit more information, such as how the ingredient Pudina Satva helps prevent bad breath and toothaches.
I asked my daughter Rachel to try Dabur Red: "It tastes like India. It tastes like culture."