"Doesn't matter what they call it, it tastes like soap...but so does the tooth soap in flake form. I use them both. Both get my teeth very clean and I like that there are no additives, but to say something tastes like spearmint or peppermint is misleading. All tooth soap products taste like what they are. Soap! This is also expensive for its size which is why I gave it 4 stars and not five."