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Does It Work: Tide To Go

Posted November 21, 2005 7:11 a.m. EST

— Have you ever bitten into something or taken a drink and discovered something drips down the front of your shirt? A new product promises to save the day.

Tide to Go, a pen-like device filled with stain remover, claims to "help eliminate many fresh food and drink stains." Five On Your Side's Monica Laliberte decided to put it to the test.

Monica put ketchup, BBQ sauce, grape juice and coffee stains on a T-shirt. She blotted the new stains to remove what she could.

Monica then pressed the pen tip onto the stain several times, which releases the solution. She just rubbed it gently until the stain disappears.

Monica found that the stains did go away for the most part, but the important thing to remember is to go after the stain right away. The company admits Tide To Go does not work very well on greasy stains.

For $2.79, Monica said it is probably worth carrying around for those little emergencies.