How Far Will Cole Go?

Date Mon, January 12 2015

This week ends a several-week-long quest to get my hands on some body wash that I love that has been discontinued.

You see, years ago, I tried Cake’s Milk Made Body Wash. The milk-based wash goes on silky smooth and makes my skin feel the same. IT smells amazing. And I was disheartened to learn that it was discontinued.

I got it into my head that maybe I could find some tiny shop that still sold it online — and I actually found one! I excitedly ordered it, even though the cost of converting meant I would be spending far more than I would have when it was available. There were the last three bottles available — I was paying for the experience, damn it!

However, my hopes were dashed the next year when I got a message that my order had been canceled because they don’t ship to customers overseas, which includes me in the US of A.  I was thoroughly upset, and considering my next approach. I decided to put out a call to Facebook friends who might be in the UK, to see if anyone would be willing to have the item shipped to their address and then ship the item out to me.

I was lucky enough to find a friend who would do that, but I recognized that this would raise the cost significantly. To be honest, I was willing and expected to pay around $140 for three bottles of body wash but the overall total fell under $100, mostly because it has to be shipped the slowest method due to containing a liquid.

When I started writing this post, I had more things in mind. When I like something, I’ll go out of my way to get it. For example, my preferred razors have been discontinued, so I recently purchased some on eBay. However, that simply pales in comparison to the lengths I’ve gone to to get this body wash!

Of course, in the process, I contacted Cake to let them know how much I liked the product and would like to see it come back, but there’s just no plans for that. I’m always bewildered when I love something and frequently buy it to find it taken off the shelves. Indeed, many of the products I’ve grown loyal to seem to be hard to find, just flying off the shelves!

I know there’s more to it than that, of course. Perhaps products don’t do well in all markets or there’s issues with production that just prevent an item from being financially feasible for a company, but it sure is a bummer for consumers like me.

Anyway, I hope to soon be enjoying that body wash and then shaving my legs with my favorite razors! I’ll enjoy it while I can!


2 Responses

  1. Jenn January 13 2015 @ 9:35 am

    I *think* I might have a bottle of it floating around in my bathroom cabinet. I’m going to check, and if I do, I’ll email you and see about getting it mailed to you! :D

  2. Cole January 13 2015 @ 4:58 pm

    If you did, that would be amazing!

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