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Pears soap (125g) 2 for 1 at Superdrug. i.e. 2 for 59p.

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Not seen this so cheap for many years. I thought Sainsbury offer was good at 40p per tablet.

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    sigma
    sigma[mod]2 years, 5 months ago #1Show comment tools Reply
    Thanks for taking the time to post BOBBYT11, I've added a deal image for you too :)
    Adidas Addict
    Reminds me of my childhood, haven't seen this brand for years.
    pjk
    Adidas Addict
    Reminds me of my childhood, haven't seen this brand for years.


    Smelling it now probably won't, sadly. They changed the formula (facebook campaign followed I believe) and it smells very different now - and not in a good way. It used to be the one I always used but I've stopped buying it.

    Heat for the price though.
    packard
    What is soap bar... Doesn't it come from a plastic dispenser... A look in the history books I feel
    paulrowe40
    Nice find,i saw this in blackpool yesterday :p
    Heat added
    sintass
    Nayana
    article is from 7 January 2010 8)

    Edited By: Nayana on Jun 29, 2012 18:11
    Lamanga27
    Probably thats why its cheap,selling off the old (new) recipe stuff.
    If you know what I mean!
    waitingformyfirmware
    Nayana
    article is from 7 January 2010 8)


    Did you even read it? 8)

    They said that they have returned the fragrance to a "similar" scent. Never did they explicitly say they returned to the original 8 ingredient recipe. So beat it. You won't be getting l'originale. :3
    impresario
    Thanks OP. Good price.

    Sad though that the original Pears soap is no longer being produced. :(
    cols
    I've used this soap for years. The good thing about it is that when it's worn down, the convex shape of the used bar fits nicely into the concave shape of the new bar. Just drip a few drops of water onto it and it welds to the new bar. No waste !!!!
    zappster1966
    Ahhh ... so THAT'S why this soap smells different now ... it's quite grotty, nothing like it was even 5 years ago. I suppose it's like everything else, they're cutting costs and in doing so they're ruining the brand.

    Ho well. Guess I'll just go back to eating my two-bites-and-it's-gone Mars bar.
    anishmathw
    Not online.. COLD
    furbix
    i can't believe they're still selling it, we're supposed to get technological change in return for inflation and they can't even be bothered to reinvent the bloody soap....!
    Bigbadbraz
    cols
    I've used this soap for years. The good thing about it is that when it's worn down, the convex shape of the used bar fits nicely into the concave shape of the new bar. Just drip a few drops of water onto it and it welds to the new bar. No waste !!!!

    Haha and I thought us Scots were supposed to be tight.
    spector123
    If you take a look at the small print on the box the soap comes in, it states that is now made in India! I suppose this explains way the formula has changed.

    Why change something that has been ok for over one hundred years?
    Offalot
    I remember being fascinated at how the sliver of old soap welded into a new bar when I was about 5 years old. I'm now 62, and had never used any other soap. It was unique, but has now dropped from the finest to the worst product. The Facebook campaign looked like it was going to get somewhere, I believe promises were made, in order to mollify outraged, loyal customers... and then forgotten about. Yes, now only manufactured in India where they decided to dump the recipe that had been good for 250+ years (with minor modifications!) replacing it with a completely new formula but keeping the name Pears Soap.So little respect for their customers.

    For me, probably the main difference is that, whereas the old Pears was so "clean" to use and washed off easily, this new stuff lathers up like shaving foam (and wears down quickly) and is cloying - I wear a beard and the lather clings, needs a shower-spray to get rid of it.

    So, having used Pears exclusively for at least 55 years and knowing no other, could anyone suggest an (unscented) alternative, please? Luckily a while back the originals were BOGOF and I bought a stack at the time, then (unluckily) I bought another stack when they were 2 for £1 at Poundworld, not realising there was a new formula. These have almost gone now, and I'd not have more if they were given away free, partly because the soap is rubbish but mostly because I'd not support Pears in any way, would not validate their product .
    pjk
    Offalot
    So, having used Pears exclusively for at least 55 years and knowing no other, could anyone suggest an (unscented) alternative, please?


    Droyt's glycerin soap is a very good alternative - but fairly expensive. Purity/texture equals or betters the true original Pears (the real original with 9? ingredients). I believe it's still made in England so that must account for some of the cost. And I suppose quality ingredients cost more regardless of where something is made. It's similar to the old recipe Pears without the smell (which I actually miss now). Click here for their website Hope that helps.

    The fact that Pears is having to be reduced to 30-40p per bar doesn't exactly say "raging success" for Unilever...

    I ended up with Knights Castille soap - mostly because I can't really justify the price of Droyt's, much as I would love to support them.
    Offalot
    pjk


    Droyt's glycerin soap is a very good alternative - but fairly expensive. Purity/texture equals or betters the true original Pears (the real original with 9? ingredients).
    The fact that Pears is having to be reduced to 30-40p per bar doesn't exactly say "raging success" for Unilever...

    I ended up with Knights Castille soap - mostly because I can't really justify the price of Droyt's, much as I would love to support them.


    Many, many thanks pjk - I'd not heard of Droyt's before - I'll give them a go. As I've changed my routine and use of soap a bar lasts me a long time, so cost becomes pretty irrelevant in the grander scheme of things. I'm very glad someone has picked up what Pears abandoned.

    Unilever had the unique opportunity to satisfy an existing and very loyal customer base, and to build on that - a niche market with potential. And if that meant price increases, I'm sure that would have been, largely, accepted. Instead Unilever chose to trash the product, the history, their customer base and their name and reputation - for what? For a product which it seems is hard to sell at any price.

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