Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Puffafish, Monday October 30, 2017.
Bunk! Stirling dries out my face! Get a grip man.
Well, it's official: they dumped the tallow. Here's the reply from their Pres. from another forum:
I look for Fergiebilly to launch a commando raid on Haslinger HQ within a week.
Well that's a big disappointment, I really doubt that their non tallow will be as good as the new vegan formula. Schalfmilch gives a great shave and superb post feel. These are some great artisan vegan soaps out there, I just can't believe that a product as good as Haslinger would want to alter a winning formula. 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.
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.
IMO, cost had nothing to do with it as tallow is a by product of meat processing and processors will sell everything but the "moo" or "oink". Even if so, it has to be minimal and could be added to the price. No, I smell animal rights activism.
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.