Earlier this week, we shared a reader’s photo of the new and larger scoop in her box of Tide detergent. Normally, we’d be happy when a company offers something bigger, but in this case it appeared that Tide-maker Procter & Gamble was trying to make customers use more detergent and finish off their boxes faster. Someone from the company’s “Fabric Care Communications” team reached out to explain why they made this change. [More]
The wave of Tide detergent crime keeps on rolling, sweeping through the country like some bizarre scene out of a neurotically clean person’s dream. Cops in Maryland say they’ve busted a theft ring peddling Tide on the black market. Come on, people. We told you how to save so you don’t need to buy ill-gotten detergent.
Usually when there’s a spike in thefts of common household products, there’s some other nefarious use the thieves have in mind than say, getting your whites really bright and keeping your darks from fading. But in the case of a recent crime wave involving Tide detergent, it seems the soap is being stolen just because it’s such a well-known brand.