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Tide To Go Stain Remover - Tide to Go Product Review

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Tide To Go Stain Remover - Tide to Go Product Review

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The Bottom Line

Tide to go works well on most fresh food and drink stains. It is a convenient stain remover when you are away from home or washing facilities.
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  • Convenient and simple to use.
  • Works well on most fresh food and drink stains.


  • No product ingredients are listed.
  • Use instructions are not printed on pen label.


  • Fresh food and drink stain remover in a convenient pen dispenser.
  • Works well on most fresh food stains. Not effective for grease, blood or ink.
  • Does not contain Tide detergent but a hydrogen peroxide and water-based stain remover.

Guide Review - Tide To Go Stain Remover - Tide to Go Product Review

One of Procter & Gamble's most popular laundry products is Tide to go Stain Remover. Now available in the original 0.338 fl.oz. one pen pack and Tide to go Minis two pen pack. Both are readily available in retail stores and online. Promoted as the "Number One Instant Stain Remover" (based on retail sales), it is suggested for use on fresh food and drink stains. According to the packaging, it is not as effective on grease, blood and ink.

I gave Tide to go a test on tea, ketchup and a cherry-flavored (and colored) soft drink. I followed the packaging directions and blotted up the excess liquid and carefully used a spoon to scoop up the blob of ketchup. Then I pressed the tip of the Tide to go stain pen on the stain to release the solution. I then gently rubbed the stain with the tip and kept releasing liquid. The results were mixed.

With a bit of rubbing the tea and ketchup stains came out. I did use a white cloth to absorb the dampness that was left after using Tide to go. I didn't have great success with the cherry cola. I still have a pink stain on the white shirt. Red dye is a tough one so I wasn't surprised.

While no product ingredients are listed, Tide to go actually has 11 ingredients. You can see them all online but water and hydrogen peroxide are leading ingredients.

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