Palmolive sticks going going gone?

Jacobite

Legendary Member
I'm in America so I can't hop down to Tesco and have a look but I read on a couple of sites that Palmolive sticks are on offer at close out prices and then are disappearing from shop shelves all over Western Europe. I just checked Connaught and they have none in stock. On US eBay they're fetching about $6 the stick! Fortunately I bring two or three back here each time I go home to Ireland, so I probably have at least 18 or 20 sticks. Nonetheless I would be deeply saddened if this product were discontinued. Any UK friends notice the sticks disappearing?
 

Jacobite

Legendary Member
I really enjoy the sticks but the emotional connection is so deep. Scent is a powerful memory device. In my childhood in Ireland Palmolive was the only soap I ever encountered. It wasn't as ubiquitous in America, where I also lived. The scent was so connected to my Irish experience that to this day if you asked what scents I most strongly associated with Ireland I'd immediately say the scent of turf and coal fires and Palmolive soap.
 

R181

Grumpy old man
Yes. heard the Palmolive shave stick is gone song before. Unfortunately it will be hard to know until you can't get it anymore anywhere. There has to be years worth of supply in the supply chain when any product is discontinued. A lot of manufacturers do not announce that they will be/have discontinued a product either. Hell, they don't even announce reforumlations.

Bob
 

Yehuda D

Legendary Member
I really enjoy the sticks but the emotional connection is so deep. Scent is a powerful memory device. In my childhood in Ireland Palmolive was the only soap I ever encountered. It wasn't as ubiquitous in America, where I also lived. The scent was so connected to my Irish experience that to this day if you asked what scents I most strongly associated with Ireland I'd immediately say the scent of turf and coal fires and Palmolive soap.
Damn, am I dumb. I didn’t know the Palmolive sticks were available in Ireland. I thought only the Classic cream was.
 

bambrit

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I have all 3 of what I call my 1 buck soaps. None are my favorites, by a mile, but I rate them Arko first, then Palmolive stick and Williams Mug soap last. I agree with earlier poster that there's something Irish about Palmolive sticks. Maybe its the green colour or just the smell of a Irish bath house. :laugh:
 

Wayne

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I have all 3 of what I call my 1 buck soaps. None are my favorites, by a mile, but I rate them Arko first, then Palmolive stick and Williams Mug soap last. I agree with earlier poster that there's something Irish about Palmolive sticks. Maybe its the green colour or just the smell of a Irish bath house. :laugh:
There is nowt Irish about Palmolive soap,
 

bambrit

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There is nowt Irish about Palmolive soap,
There's nothing french about french fries and the queens English is well, like all English, a West Germanic language and a lingua franca. Colgate-Palmolive makes Irish Spring soap so if you're a manky Irishman who cleans up with Irish spring or shaves with green Palmolive stick, that can mean whatever you want it to and nowt n' think you do bout it. :giggle:
 
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Wayne

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Right
There's nothing french about french fries and the queens English is well, like all English, a West Germanic language and a lingua franca. Colgate-Palmolive makes Irish Spring soap so if you're a manky Irishman who cleans up with Irish spring or shaves with green Palmolive stick, that can mean whatever you want it to be and nowt n' think you do bout it. :giggle:
Right, being one of millions who has spent their Honeymoon at Niagra Falls and their Honeymoon night at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto Canaduh I have great pleasure in saying I did not understand a single word of that French Fur trapper nonsense lol. Of course French Fries are nonsense, they are Chips and as for Germanic/ Francaise I will have you know we repelled those invaders before any KFC or Mcdongies placed a foot on our sacred soil. :surrender:
 
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