A few weeks ago, I was strolling through Downtown Disney when, from afar ,I noticed a delicious-looking fresh fruit stand. I thought to myself, what an awesome idea to bring fresh produce to the area; I’d love to pick up a crisp apple or some tasty strawberries. And then I got closer.
Let me introduce you to Downtown Disney’s newest retail cart: The Fruitful Soap Garden. That’s right folks, fruit shaped SOAP. What a let down that my dreams of fresh fruit were shattered in the name of cleanliness. The Fruitful Soap Garden is an entire cart filled with fruit soap doppelgangers. Lookalikes so close to the real thing that they might just make your mouth water.
Not that I have a real need for fruit shaped soap in my life — does anyone? I will still give this joint credit for creativity. The soaps are displayed to look like a mini fruit farmer’s market. Everything looks pretty in little baskets, and you can buy pieces individually or in baskets.
One piece of soap will set you back $3.99, or you can save a bit and purchase 3 pieces for $9.99. Really dying to scrub down with a full on fruit salad? You can purchase 6 pieces for $18.99 or 10 for $26.99. With those numbers you might want to consider purchasing a basket to put your clean treats in; you can do so for and extra $2.50.
I did spend some time sniffing around, and I am sad to report that the soaps do not have individual fruit scents. They sort of all smelled the same: a bland glycerin soap type smell. This, I think, is a deal breaker. If I’m going to bathe with my favorite fruits, I want to smell like them. Fresh apple, sweet strawberry, watermelon, or peach would be fantastic. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
The cart does look cute as you pass by, but I have a feeling that The Fruitful Soap Garden might rot before its time. Thoughts?
(Note from AJ: Dear Disney, please stop selling things that are shaped like things I want to eat but are not things I want to eat. It’s confusing and depressing. Thank you.)