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Back by popular demand – Where did all the colored toilet paper go?

Sep 19, 2013

RIP Pink Toilet Paper, Cherished Friend, Companion, and Always There When You Needed It Most; 1950-?

RIP Pink Toilet Paper, Cherished Friend, Companion, and Always There When You Needed It Most; 1950-?

We’re bringing this one back from the archives… Originally posted Jul 16, 2009 – “Where did all the colored toilet paper go?”

Think about it for a second – When was the last time you reached for some TP and saw anything but the standard white roll?  Probably around the same time tie dyed t-shirts and Birkenstocks were still in style, right?

30 years ago colored toilet paper wasn’t the rarity it is today.  Introduced in the 50’s and popular throughout the 70’s, many manufacturers produced a variety of colors including pink, blue, yellow, lilac, tan, and black.  Homeowners loved matching the color of their toilet paper to the color of their bathrooms (it was the 70’s after all!).  So besides the obvious reason that what was hip in the 70’s isn’t anymore, where did all the colored TP go?

According to the King of Toilet Paper, two major events occurred which  hurt sales and thus led to the downfall of the colored toilet paper reign:
-    Doctors started warning colored toilet paper could lead to skin irritation.  As pretty as we once thought it looked, no one wants to deal with that!
-    Ecologists also began warning the dye in the colored toilet paper rolls was harmful to the environment.

With an increased cost of production (it costs more to produce colored than white toilet paper) and a decrease in sales, manufacturers began to produce less and less.  Up until 5 years ago (now 9), Scott was one of the last remaining manufactures to still produce our old friend in beige, blue, and pink.  However, they have since cut production all together.

RIP Colored Toilet Paper – From the bottoms of our bottoms, we thank you for the service you have provided us over the years.  We’ll miss you.

Beyonce Wants Red Toilet Paper and a New Toilet Seat

May 2, 2013

beyonce-red-toilet-paper

Among Beyonce’s Tour demands are a new toilet seat for her dressing room bathroom and red toilet paper, according to E!

I must agree, she is genius for requesting a new toilet seat. That would get rid of the disposable toilet seat cover issue.

Red toilet paper is hard to find in the US, but you can buy it online. Colored toilet paper is not sold in regular stores anymore because of a decrease in sales and rising costs of production. Read more about colored toilet paper here.

Novelty Black Toilet Paper

Aug 9, 2010

Although colored toilet paper is no longer manufacturer by big companies like Scott, some novelty toilet paper companies are still making different colored toilet paper.

Black toilet paper can be a fashionable addition to your bathroom. This toilet paper is biodegradable and nontoxic.

The description on Firebox claims, “Renova Black won’t leave black marks where it shouldn’t.”

Each order comes with three rolls of black toilet paper in a black tin, a rather pricey novelty toilet paper. But if you’re desperate for a new way to dress up your bathroom experience, this might be worth it! It’s something that probably none of your friends have ever seen!

Glow in the Dark Toilet Paper

Aug 27, 2009

Practically the best invention known to mankind

Practically the best invention known to mankind

Just when I thought colored toilet paper was dead, The Glow Company has restored my faith there are people in the world who love and care about toilet paper as much as the staff at ToiletPaperWorld.com does.  The Glow Company, a British firm, recently released their new product, “GlowRoll”, which is glow in the dark toilet paper!

This is truly a great, innovative product.  It may be one small product for man, but one huge advancement for mankind! I am jealous ToiletPaperWorld.com didn’t think of this stuff first!  Besides the obvious reason glow in the dark toilet paper is just plain awesome, it has many practical uses as well.  GlowRoll would be convenient for finding your way around a bathroom at night (the product website claims its capable of lighting up an entire bathroom!), camping in the wilderness, or even during power outages.

At around  £5 ($10 USD) a roll, this is definitely not something we would put in our bathrooms on a daily basis, but reserve for using during special occasions or giving as gifts.  Need a wedding gift? I’m sure the bride & groom would be thrilled to get a case of this stuff!

Kudos to The Glow Company for this noteworthy invention!

When you’re not looking for glow in the dark rolls of toilet paper, be sure to visit ToiletPaperWorld.com for low, wholesale prices and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75.

Toilet Paper of the Future

Aug 3, 2009

futureoftoiletpaperLooking back into the dark ages, toilet paper has come a long way.  However,  despite some minor changes and product advancements, it thankfully hasn’t changed much over the years.  Sure, Quilted Northern now markets a 3-ply roll and colored toilet paper is rare to come by, but overall, our trusted friend is still the same – soft, square sheets on a roll.

What do you think toilet paper of the future will look like?  Square bunches? Hard and scratchy?

Jeeze, we hope not.  To all those that say change is good – think again on your next trip to the John,

Where did all the colored toilet paper go?

Jul 16, 2009

RIP Pink Toilet Paper, Cherished Friend, Companion, and Always There When You Needed It Most; 1950-?

RIP Pink Toilet Paper, Cherished Friend, Companion, and Always There When You Needed It Most; 1950-?

Think about it for a second – When was the last time you reached for some TP and saw anything but the standard white roll?  Probably around the same time tie dyed t-shirts and Birkenstocks were still in style, right?

30 years ago colored toilet paper wasn’t the rarity it is today.  Introduced in the 50’s and popular throughout the 70’s, many manufacturers produced a variety of colors including pink, blue, yellow, lilac, tan, and black.  Homeowners loved matching the color of their toilet paper to the color of their bathrooms (it was the 70’s after all!).  So besides the obvious reason that what was hip in the 70’s isn’t anymore, where did all the colored TP go?

According to the King of Toilet Paper, two major events occurred which  hurt sales and thus led to the downfall of the colored toilet paper reign:
-    Doctors started warning colored toilet paper could lead to skin irritation.  As pretty as we once thought it looked, no one wants to deal with that!
-    Ecologists also began warning the dye in the colored toilet paper rolls was harmful to the environment.

With an increased cost of production (it costs more to produce colored than white toilet paper) and a decrease in sales, manufacturers began to produce less and less.  Up until 5 years ago, Scott was one of the last remaining manufactures to still produce our old friend in beige, blue, and pink.  However, they have since cut production all together.

RIP Colored Toilet Paper – From the bottoms of our bottoms, we thank you for the service you have provided us over the years.  We’ll miss you.

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