All latest News

Canadian company launches 'impeachment soap' for the American market

The owner of Prince Edward Island’s Potato Soap Company in Canada has come up with a new soap he hopes will appeal to some customers south of the border.

Pieter Ijsselstein in Prince Edward Island on the east coast of Canada has produced 600 bars of a peach-scented ‘impeachment soap’ to inject some humor into the political news coming out of Washington these days. The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump Dec. 18 for abuse of power and obstruction.

Ijsselstein said he went online to find out if anyone was making an impeachment soap, and when he found people comparing the impeachment proceeding to a soap opera, he figured he was on to something.

“There is lots of references to soap so I thought it would be a neat idea to use that word soap and turn it into an impeachment soap,” he said.

Ijsselstein said the response to the new soap has been good, especially with people looking to buy gifts for relatives who are big Trump supporters.

“My son-in-law actually put a sample of it online and immediately got a sale,” he said.

Ijsselstein said he isn’t political and created the soap as a humorous word play.

He’s now thinking about whether to create some sort of soap with Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, on the wrapper. “I’ll just see how the impeachment soap goes first,” he said.

Source: CBC here