What gives a better post shave than Haslinger?

#42
Well, it's official: they dumped the tallow. Here's the reply from their Pres. from another forum:

...Yes, we have eliminated tallow from our shaving soaps. I have been working on a new recipe for a long time since I wanted to keep in line with my grandfather's philosophy when he founded the company, of producing plant based cosmetics. The shaving soaps were the only products on our catalog that did not keep up with this philosophy. After much research I succeeded in producing a vegetable based soap that performs just as well as our previous tallow soaps.

Before releasing the newly formulated shaving soaps, we sent blind tests to our biggest distributers with the old tallow soap and the new vegetable soap, and most could not tell the difference. Two preferred the vegetable soap, and only one preferred the tallow soap, but even they wrote, that the difference is very little. All in all, the response was positive.

I am quite proud of this (especially because I got told by some other soap producers, that they tried to copy our soap with just plant based oils, but were never able to succeed), and i hope that my customers will agree that performance has not been jeopardized. I know that tallow is special for shaving soaps but I hope my customers will see that it is possible to achieve the same performance without tallow.
Thank you for using Haslinger!


Best regards,
Andreas Haslinger
https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/haslinger-schafmilch-reformulated.534790/page-7


I look for Fergiebilly to launch a commando raid on Haslinger HQ within a week. ;)
 
#44
...I will certainly stock up a few cakes while old stocks last.
The panic buying has already commenced I assure you. As for me, I won't be buying any more of their products. I vote with my wallet on this one as there are countless other makers vying for my money by trying to give me what I want. Dumb business move on the behalf of Haslinger IMO. One cannot help but wonder if this is not due to zany animal rights whackos leaning on them.
 
#45
The panic buying has already commenced I assure you. As for me, I won't be buying any more of their products. I vote with my wallet on this one as there are countless other makers vying for my money by trying to give me what I want. Dumb business move on the behalf of Haslinger IMO. One cannot help but wonder if this is not due to zany animal rights whackos leaning on them.
Yeah, that or cost. It's probably cheaper to produce without tallow and lanolin, but it's a false economy as I'm sure they will lose a lot more customers than they will gain with a cheaper formula.
 
#47
From a business point of view if the only product they sell with tallow is a few shaving soaps , then looking at the whole business it makes sense for them to ditch it so they can play the ethical card for their whole business . They won't be worried about a bunch of shaving guys on forums whole realistically count for a very small percentage of their overall business .
 
#48
From a business point of view if the only product they sell with tallow is a few shaving soaps , then looking at the whole business it makes sense for them to ditch it so they can play the ethical card for their whole business . They won't be worried about a bunch of shaving guys on forums whole realistically count for a very small percentage of their overall business .
They can't play the ethical card while they load their soaps with palm oil! Palm oil is hotter than tallow when it comes to the tree huggers.
 
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