The Weird AF Reason Behind The Colours On The Bottom Of Your Toothpaste

2016-07-26 06:55:53Z
Harriet Armstrong
Harriet Armstrong

Harriet is a Digital Content Producer for Scoopla.

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Whatever your flavour of toothpaste choice may be, peppermint, strawberry or if you are into the more fruity flavours then hey more power to you! However, have you ever thought beyond the taste of the paste to the hidden meaning that the packaging is showing us? No? Don't worry us neither!

I'm sure your eyes must have glanced over this millions of time but there are rectangles at the bottom of most toothpaste tube, that are colour-coded and can vary in what colour they are. So what's the reasoning behind this? Is toothpaste a part of some grand scheme... not quite.


The real answer is actually quite simple, the reason for these coloured squares don’t actually hold any significance to consumers at all. They’re actually a relic of the manufacturing process, when they are being produced in factories, these tubes are being painstakingly assembled and these squares are scanned by sensors and identify where packaging is to be cut or folded as the connected units stream through the assembly line. There is no conspiracy! Mystery solved!


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