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Powdered Mexican Tide
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Post# 951375   8/3/2017 at 02:39 (297 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        

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Pick this small box up fro a Mexican market 4 loads. Seemed to work well and didn't leave a scent. Anyone know what this is? Is it the same as powdered Tide with acti lift??

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Post# 951387 , Reply# 1   8/3/2017 at 05:49 (296 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

I thought the Mexican version of Tide was called 'Ace' (pronounced AH-chay). Venus (Austin's mom) gifted me a wonderful variety pack of detergents years ago and Ace was among them. One detergent was lime scented; it was awesome, but I'm not recalling the name.

Now that I have a decidedly non-HE washer, I should hit the Mexican grocery stores for some throwback detergents.

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Post# 951516 , Reply# 2   8/4/2017 at 01:03 (296 days old) by stan (Napa CA)        
This little box

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Was all in spainish. I notice the
"P&G professional" labeled on the bottom.. It's why it gave it a try.

Post# 951521 , Reply# 3   8/4/2017 at 01:34 (296 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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This was available locally but haven't seen it in several years.

(slightly different package graphics pictured than I recall)

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Post# 952015 , Reply# 4   8/7/2017 at 19:54 (292 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean 1986 YouTube. )        
Ace is the same as Tide!

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If want to learn more about all the different kinds of laundry detergent, go onto YouTube and search for "Detergent Day", the YouTube user is jaylay18


Post# 952019 , Reply# 5   8/7/2017 at 20:17 (292 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Sadly, the Mexican stuff here in the US is phosphate-free now and it's performance in hard water areas is crippled.
I went on a buying spree back in 2007 and bought up everything with phosphates the Mexican stores had.
Fortunately, I have enough Ariel, Foca, Nueve Blanca, and Viva to last me for years to come. The Viva is still my favorite.

Interesting about the Ace.

I wonder if the stuff sold in Mexico is still phosphated?

Post# 952069 , Reply# 6   8/7/2017 at 22:12 (292 days old) by mamapinky (blairsville pa)        

I know P&G gave a press that they were removing phosphates from Ariel in Latin America, however just recently someone from Houzz bought a bag of Ariel a new bag from a Mexican grocery store and had a lab test it for phosphates it tested positive. So I went last week and bought a new bag at a Mex store in Pittsburgh...I mixed a Tablespoon with some water stirred than took it to my local pool and spa center it tested very very high in phosphates. So did P&G lie or just not get around to removing the phosphates. I am sure my bag of Ariel was new because the week before the store was out of Ariel... my tap water was also tested and only showed trace amounts of phosphates.

Post# 952112 , Reply# 7   8/8/2017 at 06:26 (291 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Snatch-up everything you can find with phosphates and you will have only the best detergents available.

Post# 952255 , Reply# 8   8/8/2017 at 22:25 (291 days old) by Glhturbo2 (Reidsville, NC)        
How can I

Get Mexican detergent with phosphates? I would love to get some Viva, Foca, and Ariel. I can't seem to find anybody in Mexico that ships to the US.

Any help would be appreciated.


Post# 952388 , Reply# 9   8/9/2017 at 19:26 (290 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

I picked up a bag of Ariel at Walmart yesterday. Haven't used the stuff since around 2010. I assume it's phosphate-free. No matter. The color-speckled blue powder still has the wonderful scent of crushed Sweet-Tarts. That's the fix I was looking for.

Old school: 1 cup for normal loads; 1-1/2 cups for extra large/heavily-soiled.


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