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Post# 861609   1/13/2016 at 12:44 (827 days old) by hoovermatic (UK)        

Bought this today from my new local Polish supermarket - I think it is Tide. Anyone have any experiences of it? It was only 2.99 which I thought was a bit of a bargain.

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Post# 861627 , Reply# 1   1/13/2016 at 13:37 (827 days old) by nickuk (chelmsford UK)        

Hi Hoovermatic

Hope you are well. I have not seen `Vizir' with that Tide / Daz style logo before. It was (is?) sold in France for years as purely a liquid brand I think. I'm pretty sure a bottle of `Vizir' appears in the film `Amelie'.

Vizir in French means (sun) viser; which has always suggested to me that the branding intends to mean `whites so white you will need a sun viser to look at them' though this is only my interpretation.

I would think (sadly) this is probably not Tide but more of a no 2 P/G product like Daz. P/G interchange their brand names crazily. In Cyprus they sell bags of `Tide' (I was ridiculously excited) but inside it was Daz.

Kenwood Chef in the background? How do you get on with it?

Take care


Post# 861658 , Reply# 2   1/13/2016 at 16:44 (827 days old) by Whirlpolf (Germany)        
Vizir is Bonux is Tide Euro style

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Hi all,

It can be had everywhere here and in France.
In the 80s and 90s it was one of the stronger brands here in Germany while today P&G pushes Ariel ahead as their main brand. Infact, the smell is somewhat similar (not entirely) - but certainly way different from the American Tide.

Here is a vintage commercial:

France dubbed it Bonux as well (parallel to selling it as Vizir, powder and liquid).
In the 60s France had a detergent brand "Bonux" of its own (because of "le bonus", there were small gadgets and plastic gifts in the boxes for kids to look forward to). Whether the Tide brand bought Bonux or just merged the designs I do not know.

Here is the French version of the same commercial (hope the link works):

Here is a vid of French Vizir liquid:

More French Bonux vids here:

Procter & Gamble showing the similar design of Tide and Vizir:

And a pic of Vizir non-compact powder in our shelves here:

Post# 861704 , Reply# 3   1/13/2016 at 21:26 (827 days old) by liamy1 (-)        

Vizir is Tide, however, not the same as US Tide.

Tide USA is PG TOL product, so that matches our Ariel.

Vizir is the second in line detergent, so it matches our Daz (in fact, if you look on fhe back of our new Daz Pods (from the changeover from liquitabs) it has all 3 names on the back TIDE/VIZIR/DAZ).

So we actually have Vizir/Tide on the market, under the Daz brand.

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Post# 861706 , Reply# 4   1/13/2016 at 21:38 (827 days old) by liamy1 (-)        
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Side note.. Sorry if you were aware, but we actually had Tide on the UK market, alongside Ariel and Daz.

So I wonder where that sat in the ranks? MOL lol.

According to PG, they pulled Tide from the UK in 1972, but I am sure I can remember it in my lifetime.

In any case, I wish they would launch it over here again, but the American scented version as it's beautiful.

As much as I love Ariel and feel it is a better detergent than Tide, I love the scent of Tide original.

Btw, bought Ariel today and they have changed the scent. It reminds me of something, just can't exactly put my finger on it, but at the moment I'm going with that it was a previous scent of Ariel (about 10 years back).

Post# 861815 , Reply# 5   1/14/2016 at 13:01 (826 days old) by hoovermatic (UK)        

Thanks for all that information guys. Incidentally, don't tend to stockpile loads of different detergents and in the last 12 months have moved away from using a separate whites/coloureds variants as I have read so many comments that there is pretty much no difference. I have just come to the end of a bottle of Ariel Gel and Bold Gel so was completely out of stock and I bought a small packet of Daz, which I rarely use so thought I would give it another spin. It was only afterwards that I popped into the Polish shop and saw this Vizir Colour powder and bought it on a bit of an impulse. I haven't used it yet but it does smell completely different to the Daz and doesn't smell like Ariel either. If it is the same quality as Daz I won't be disappointed. If it's good enough for the French and the Poles it is good enough for me!

I remember UK Tide very well as it was a powder that my Mum occasionally used in her twin tub. IIRC it came in a white and blue variant, which was not uncommon years ago. The old lady who lived next door to us was a Persil user but kept a box of Tide and used to add a sprinking of it to her rinse water. Heaven knows what she wished to achieve doing that. There were so many detergents available when I was a kid (Tide, Omo, Drive, Radiant, Dreft) as well as the ones that we still have.

Nick - hi, I am very well thanks, and hope you are too? Yes, it is a Kenwood Chef that I bought in 2002 brand new when I first moved into this house. I have a food processor (also Kenwood) which I still use but always wanted a Chef. Mum had one all of her married life and I hoped that I would get it when she passed away but it ended up with my sister and sadly, probably due to neglect, has since, tragically, been binned. I was not happy when I heard that. I have every attachment there is except the Grain Mill for which I would have no use and on the few occasions I have sought them out on Ebay they seem to go for a high price - more than I am prepared to pay. New, they are absurdly overpriced and unless I was having to but some special wheat to make bread due to special dietary needs I don't see the point in them.

Post# 861850 , Reply# 6   1/14/2016 at 15:25 (826 days old) by liamy1 (-)        

Detergents for colours and whites.

I too, got out of separate ones (for the most part).

However, this week have bought a box of persil colour tablets.

The thing that irks me with colour detergents is that some include optical brightener and some do not.

I know that whilst OBs don't fade colours, I do feel over time, that they cast a hue on DARKS, so whilst not colours perse, I like a detergent without them sometimes.

Its just a task. As its so wild between the same brands.

Persil colour POWDER has them, whereas powder tablets, capsules and small and mighty don't.

Ariel POWDER and PODS and LIQUID have them. The colour liquigel doesn't (Ariel have discontinued colour powder tablets).

I know there have been many, many discussions on here about OBs, so don't want to start the onslaught. Just thought I would add my 2 pennies worth.

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