Fuzzy Wuzzy, “Vintage” Soap

I have no idea why this product from my childhood randomly popped into my thoughts this morning.

I vaguely recall being allowed to get Fuzzy Wuzzy soap at least once.  All my friends were fascinated by it.  Does anyone know the science behind a soap that grows fur?  It’s hard to believe something this innovative is no longer available in stores 🙂

But look!  Collector alert!  Someone is selling Fuzzy Wuzzy on eBay, five animal-shaped soaps in their original boxes with the store display for $399.  Truly, the world is an amazing place, is it not?



About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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6 Responses to Fuzzy Wuzzy, “Vintage” Soap

  1. LOL!! And all this time I thought that was just mold!! hehe


  2. Quiet Bear says:

    The soap was molded onto a core made of plastic covered in fuzz. I am sure some lawyer sued the company because some parent left their child alone with the soap and the child got hurt somehow and that is why the soap isn’t made any more.


  3. Joseph H says:

    The soap when exposed to air, would “crystalize” from the effervescence that comes off the soap… What happened is a child in WIlkes-Barre, PA ate the fur and was hospitalized for 3 days… the city pulled sales of the product.


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