American tourist complains to Scottish hotel after mistaking fudge for soap

Staff were amused to see a review calling the 'exfoliating tablet' gritty and oily.

1y ago

A guest house on the Isle of Skye, Scotland has gone viral after sharing a review left by an American tourist. He thought the fudge left on his bed was soap...

The visitor, identified simply as 'Thomas', stayed at The Pink House in Portree, and appears to have been pleased with the experience, on the whole.

His review is largely positive. Thomas gave the hotel 9/10 on account of its lovely view, great location and cleanliness.

However, the one criticism he offers is that the soap left on his bed was just not up to scratch:

"You have got to do something with that brown tablet bar of soap you put on each of our beds.

"Not only was it gritty and left an oily residue but disintegrated before the shower was done! I have had much better exfoliating bar scrubs."

The hotel shared with the world a photo of the so-called 'soap':

An image shared by the hotel

An image shared by the hotel

The review was shared on Twitter (not by the guest house) with the caption: "God bless Americans." The tweet has since got over 30,000 likes and 5,400 retweets.

Someone joked: "I do NOT want to know what Thomas does with Toblerone," while someone else added: "What a waste. They don't know what they missed!"

In an interview with LADbible, the hotel's manager, Elaine Fernie, stated: "Myself and staff member found this highly amusing. In an industry where we are often slated for the slightest issue while doing our best for the guests and with little right to reply, this review has brought a lot of laughter and light relief to thousands of hospitality workers.

"However it is not our intention to embarrass this guest who obviously thought he had a genuine reason to bring this to our attention.

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Comments (20)

  • Better than mistaking soap for fudge.

      1 year ago
  • 1) This is hilarious.

    2) No lie, I have been to a bed and breakfast that had specialty soap that looked like that, contained sugar for an exfoliant, and milk for it’s benefits to skin. Pulled out of the package, it smelled strongly like a vanilla cookie/biscuit. The biggest thing to give that package of fudge away is “sweetened condensed milk”. So few Americans read the ingredients on products, they blindly trust that it will be safe. Also I doubt most American males know what goes into fudge. (I tested my theory on my husband, his guesses were sugar, milk, flour, eggs...🤦‍♀️ don’t worry he’s highly skilled with mechanical and electrical things, but food is not his forte.) I can also see his extreme confusion over “tablet”. The only time we stick a tablet in our mouth, it is a medicine like paracetamol or an unpleasant vitamin swallowed whole. We have writing tablets and bath tablets, they are usually foamy or scented additions to a bath full of water.

    If it was gritty, I have to ask, when you eat fudge do you prefer gritty fudge? I don’t like fudge anyway, but gritty fudge? It was one of the few things at Christmas that I would politely eat a piece and then avoid it like the plague.

      1 year ago
    • I must say I also don't know what's in fudge.. how embarrassing! your hypothesis is proving correct. I would imagine it was some kind of bougie fudge with bits in it. Maybe some nice salt flakes? Who knows.

        1 year ago
    • If you are in the US, you’ve probably seen marshmallow fluff. This is likely the best recipe for fudge. There are many. It is not joking when it says stir constantly. Patience, attention, and moderate heat are your best friends in attempting...

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        1 year ago
  • Sounds to me he didn't read the packaging

      1 year ago
  • This is hilarious but what I wanna know is why was he staying in Balamory? 😂

      1 year ago
  • What a waste of good fudge...!

      1 year ago