Cop a squat, friends, it’s product review time.
What is it? 100% Bamboo Toilet Paper
Who makes it? Who Gives a Crap*
*Actual company name.
I know a couple who are so environmentally conscious, they flush their toilet only once a day using water they collect from their rain barrel.
I’m nowhere near their level of commitment and…self-deprivation in the name of the environment. But I care just enough to entertain alternatives to chopping down trees just to wipe our butts. When I came across Who Gives a Crap, I decided to give them a go.
First, let’s plug in the backstory.
Who Gives a Crap started their push to glory through an IndieGoGo fundraiser. As you can tell from their clever pitch video, they’re Australian, which may explain their love of the down under.
I first saw their ad on Facebook, where I often find a slew of weird ads. This one, however, stuck with me. Check out these tree-hugging benefits:
- 100% FOREST FRIENDLY
- 50% OF PROFITS DONATED TO HELP BUILD TOILETS*
- FREE SHIPPING ON MOST ORDERS
*They work to build toilets with WaterAid in developing nations, not your Uncle Sid’s downstairs bathroom remodel.
On to the second movement: the unboxing.
Out of their two choices of butt-centric products, I chose the standard 2-ply.
Getting down into the nitty-gritty, at $1.08/roll for 500 sheets per roll, it’s a little less expensive than the typical Charmin Ultra Strong my family prefers, which is about $1.12/roll for about 300 sheets per roll.
The rolls came well-wrapped and well-boxed, boldly proclaiming to my neighbors that I didn’t give a crap if they knew about my SJW tush cleansing.
The ultimate test.
I planted the bamboo T.P. in the downstairs bathroom, which gets the most traffic in our house. Then I sat back and waited. Would it pass the approval of the pickiest of critics?
I didn’t have to wait long for the other residents in my habitat to take the new toilet paper for a test drive.
So was it money flushed down the drain?
Not at all. In fact, I think it’s a great product, competitively priced, with a feel-good business model, picky child aside.
Note: If the butts in your household are used to the finer things in life, you may want to spring for the 3-ply.
Also note, you may have to wait a short while before you can buy your own. They sold out of their first run! Which means I have first editions of Who Gives a Crap. Woohoo! Ebay and untold riches, here I come!*
Then I’ll wash my hands of the whole bathroom chatter thing.
*I’m kidding. I’m not putting my toilet paper on Ebay.
I usually don’t write bathroom humor, but finish up your Reader’s Digest, the fourth Josie Tucker mystery should be available for toilet reading this summer.