Thread Number: 72691  /  Tag: Detergents and Additives
Surf Laundry Detergent Trinidad
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Post# 960576   10/4/2017 at 13:40 (355 days old) by whirlyfanatic (Trinidad and Tobago)        

Went to the supermarket today i was hit with a high Lemon and floral aroma only to find surf detergent being manufactured right here in trinidad! There are 2 fragrances sun fresh and rose fresh. Powder is blue is colour and heavily perfumed. First load is in the washer.

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Post# 960577 , Reply# 1   10/4/2017 at 13:44 (355 days old) by whirlyfanatic (Trinidad and Tobago)        

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Post# 960590 , Reply# 2   10/4/2017 at 14:40 (355 days old) by liamy1 (-)        

If it is the same as the Sun Fresh “Surf” we had in the UK?

It was a gorgeous scent.

It was sold as the RADION brand, but when that was discontinued in 1999 due to fact that in the 10 years of it being around it had only captured 2% of the market despite being the most readily identifiable detergent on the shelves (very bright Orange packets). They moved it over to their already existing Surf brand and called it Surf “Sun Fresh”.

But alas, Surf Sun Fresh was also discontinued in 2004 when Surf changed their line from Sun Fresh, Cotton Fresh and Lemon Fresh to the ones we have now. It has never returned :(

Post# 960592 , Reply# 3   10/4/2017 at 14:45 (355 days old) by liamy1 (-)        
From the...

Pics of the packets there, I’m going to say that it isn’t the original Sun Fresh.

The yellow one looks like what we call Lemon and Mandarin Flowers, and the Pink one is called Tropical Lily and Ylang Ylang.


Post# 960595 , Reply# 4   10/4/2017 at 15:00 (355 days old) by whirlyfanatic (Trinidad and Tobago)        

To be honest it really does smell like lemon and floral as well

Post# 960597 , Reply# 5   10/4/2017 at 15:11 (355 days old) by liamy1 (-)        

Lemon is a nice smell, but I would give anything for Unilever to bring back the original Sun Fresh .

Does it wash well? Surf is a good enough detergent, but here in the U.K. a lot of the range only has 1 enzyme. Only some of the newer scents in liquid detergent (which to be fair there is at least 10 different scents for liquid) have 3 enzymes.

Post# 960601 , Reply# 6   10/4/2017 at 15:33 (355 days old) by whirlyfanatic (Trinidad and Tobago)        

The first load just finished. The scent is milder after wash it was very intense as a powder. I now threw them in the dryer so after I'll know. The only downfall is it suds alot. Most people in the Caribbean still have twin tubs and Automatic toploaders using alot of water. My gym laundry smells fresh and clean though not muaty again

Post# 960605 , Reply# 7   10/4/2017 at 15:41 (355 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
Ingredients - No Enzymes

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The Sun Fresh appears to have no enzymes at all, according to the ingredients list in photo #3.

Post# 960616 , Reply# 8   10/4/2017 at 16:26 (355 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

What rolls_rapide said.. no enzymes or anything really..? Weird

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Post# 960804 , Reply# 9   10/5/2017 at 15:15 (354 days old) by whirlyfanatic (Trinidad and Tobago)        

I guess it's a mild detergent geared towards being high scented

Post# 960827 , Reply# 10   10/5/2017 at 17:17 (354 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

How was the laundry afterwards? :)

Post# 960838 , Reply# 11   10/5/2017 at 18:22 (354 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
"no enzymes or anything really"

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Not surprising. Many bottom or middle shelf detergents are not only devoid of enzymes, but usually anything else associated with top shelf products. Here in the states we had tons of such things; Trend, Purex, Arm & Hammer, etc....

Formulation to include enzymes is complex which adds to the total cost of product. Besides these days as in recent past there are plenty of laundry boosters full of enzymes, bleaches (oxygen), and so forth. So the lack of them isn't necessarily a deal breaker.

Post# 960870 , Reply# 12   10/5/2017 at 22:31 (354 days old) by whirlyfanatic (Trinidad and Tobago)        

The laundry was actually fresh and clean with a faint but present fresh and pleasant scent. Took away all my musty gym odors. We all have purex manufactured in Guatemala here. Right now i have the Lavender Variant. I'll attach pictures tommorow.

Post# 960883 , Reply# 13   10/6/2017 at 04:38 (353 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

Thanks Launderess :) I tend to buy a detergent that has everything and then I use oxygenated bleach with added enzymes and surfactants. Might be a bit of overkill to some people lol

Whirlyfanatic - ooh! I love anything with lavender scent!

Post# 960909 , Reply# 14   10/6/2017 at 10:00 (353 days old) by whirlyfanatic (Trinidad and Tobago)        

Here's the pics

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