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by Aerosol Corp
Fuzzy Wuzzy Bath Soap


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This memory was added on: December 24, 2005

I remember Fuzzy Wuzzy. There were 4 of us and we'd have Fuzzies lined up on the bathroom sink, all waiting for the hair to grow...We'd refuse to wash our hands with Fuzzy unless there was hair... I now work in a hospital laboratory and would love to send one to the microbiology dept to see what it was we couldn't wait to wash with....He was one of the great memories of my youth.


KAT
1959



This memory was added on: December 20,2005

I'll be "50" in a couple of days...and yet it only seems that the anticipation of what would be in my Christmas stocking would be "Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap" I have 5 brothers and sisters and that small piece of soap is what we couldn't wait for...I can still hear don't touch it, don't touch it. I am like most of you...when I ask at work if they knew what it was or remembered it...what? Reading these memories is a comfort


karen
1955
reagansquilt@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: December 19,2005

I remember the fuzzy wuzzy bear sop, but I could swear that I had a lamb. Anyone else have a lamb soap that grew hair?


cindy
1960
dootsyct@sbcglobal.net


This memory was added on: December 18,2005

I remember fuzzy wuzzy soap! Beleive it or not, I have thought about it a lot since I have been grown. It was the coolest thing to see your soap start to grow a little fuzz on it. I now beleive it was a great gimmick to get kids to want to bathe more often. Wasn't it great to feel the thrill of getting to the prize? Don't you wish that life was still that pure and inocent? It's like the toy at the bottom of the Cracker Jack box, or the goofy little prize like a "super ball" from a vending machine, or the red wax lips from the neighborhood market, or how about the water propelled toy from a box of Captain Crunch! Wow! Those were the good old days! Wouldn't you like to hop on a train and go back there just for a day? All Aboard!!!


Kathy Brewer
1961
rubypearl7653@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: December 11,2005

When I was about 7 years old my parents used to take me to Circus Circus casino in Vegas. I would play all the carnival type games to collect point (coins, I think) so that I could "buy" a fuzzy wuzzy soap. I ALWAYS bought fuzzy wuzzy soap there, it was the only place I remember seeing it. I thought I used to get either a bear or a poodle, but who knows. I have been telling my kids about fuzzy wuzzy for years, they don't believe me!!! I remember being really bummed when the slippery little toy shot out of my hands and right down the drain!


Annie
1962



This memory was added on: December 6,2005

The white cat had a small red mouse inside.


Karla
1958
witchklt@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: November 29,2005

Someone please help. Iloved my fuzzy wuzzy soap. I have been telling my kids about them and singing them the song. They think I am crazy. I would love to put on in each stocking for Xmas. If you know where I can buy the real McCoy please email me. Write Fuzzy wuzzy in the header so I know it is not junk mail. Thanks my fuzzy wuzzy friends.




Becky
1963
bmccourt@ddr.com


This memory was added on: November 28,2005

Yes! Fond memories of "Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear" Soap. I remember the jingle.. I remember the baths in the small concrete utility room tub. I'm sure many remember the fond wonderment.. did the Fuzzy Bear get Fuzzy yet?


Pat
1962
patf411@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: November 16,2005

My Fuzzy Wuzzy wuz blue and the toy inside was a tiny, tiny, plastic, pink, pretend tube of toothpaste. I let my Barbie and Midge use it. I washed with it once and I broke out all over my body the next morning. My mom wouldn't let me use it again, so after a day or two of watching it grow fur I gauged the toy out of his belly with one of my mom's bobby pins. The next day my mom had the Doctor come to the house and he told my mom that I had the Chicken Pox. So I didn't break out from the soap. Yeah, those were the days.


sherrie
1961



This memory was added on: November 10,2005

I went through the same process of asking people if they remembered "Fuzzy Wuzzy" soap, not too many did!

I still remember the exact way it *smelled*.

By the way... The "Fuzz" was a mold spore."

That'd be why you don't see the stuff anymore ;>


Geoff
1962
eyoyadda@gmail.com


This memory was added on: November 8,2005

Does anyone remember how much the fuzzy wuzzy soap cost at the 5 and dime?Please email me with any info?I am a folk artist an am doing a woolworth painting and was going to add a window display but need the price for fuzzy wuzzy znd Mr.Bubble bath,thanks Jessie ebay ID is southern*art


jessie lavon
1955
southernfolkartist@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: November 8,2005

email address for Aerosol Corp who used to make fuzzy wuzzy. e-mail address is info@cacindustries I wrote them and ask them to start making it again!Told them about y'alls board and how adults would buy it for their kids and grandkids


jessie
1955
southernfolkartist@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: October 31,2005

Talking with friend s last night about Christmas gifts I suggested we try and find Fuzzy Wuzzy soap everyone thought I was crazy they said they never heard of it. Well I guess I'll prove them all wrong when I buy it for them for a Christmas gift. Thanks guys great blast form the past.


Laurie
1959
Lorileggs@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: October 29,2005

From Mary Jo in Murray,KY

I'm so glad I found this page about Fuzzy Wuzzy bear soap! I look back and realize how blessed I was to be a child of the 1960's and all that I experienced at that time. I remember the commercials on TV about Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair and oh my how much I wanted that soap!!!! I remember getting some money for my birthday and I was so excited because I knew I was going to buy that soap with some of my money. I remember having a smile a mile wide when I chose the soap bear and went up to the saleslady to pay for it. It was all I could do to wait till I got it home to open it and touch it! Of course I had to be "patient" while the hair grew, and that was the hard part. But I was fascinated with it and loved touching it after the hair grew. I don't remember the toy inside, I just wanted to make the hair last as long as possible. There were a lot of neat things I remember from my childhood, such as Barbie, Midge, Ken and Skipper,Chatty Cathy and a game called Shenanigans(I loved that TV show for kids and bought the game)...but among all those neat things one of my dearest and most treasured memories is of....Fuzzy Wuzzy, he will long be remembered.....Thanks for the memories!


Mary Jo Hamilton
1955
marymojo@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: October 19,2005

SOoooooooooo, What does make the FUZZ GROW. I Love your site seeing all those Memories. I have never found anyone to remember FUZZY WUZZY I Remember that like yesterday and I can't even remember yesterday LOL






Mickey
1962
mmoilanen@twmi.rr.com


This memory was added on: October 19,2005

OMG--I totally had a "strawberry" fuzzy soap. Does anyone remember that one...all my forty something friends think I'm crazy.


Trish
1962
tcurtin1915@comcast.net


This memory was added on: September 28,2005

Thank you I have been asking about these soaps my grandmother used to get for us kids. I loved them. Can't wait to order to get my kids these. Everyone thought i was nuts when talking about it.


vicky berglund
1957
vlbsnake@aol.com


This memory was added on: September 27,2005

I remember we got the Fuzzy Wuzzy soap around 1965, however, the only hair I remember growing on it was our own (with 4 kids between 3-&-7 it probably didn't stand much of a chance). We knew there were toys inside & fought over who it would belong to. I remember we got the beer mug toy & the whistle. I don't recall the smell, but do remember we didn't take time to clean the soap off the whistle before playing with it that was about some nasty tasting soap. I think we had "tasted" about every brand out there, we twins usually got it for backtalking, but our little brother got soap mouth for repeating words he heard from our dad. It's strange thinking about it now, but for me if I was going to get my mouth washed out anyway, I actually prefered the taste of dial.

For some odd reason, I think boys of our generation got a lot more enjoyment out of our toys than kids do today. Could it be due to the risks involved? Think about it, we had tin toys that were only held together by a couple of bent metal tabs & you could get some nasty gashes. We had: - Klackers-2 hard plastic(?) balls that you moved up & down fast to create loud rapid-fire impacts. There was a rumor that they were supposed to make sparks if you used them in the dark. They were taken off the market after it was found they could shatter & blind you (cool). - We had BB-gun wars. - We rode bicycles that were heavier than we were. - Played tackle football on suburban streets. - We found snapping turtles & tried to make them pets. - We got a buzz from the glue when we put our plastic models together (my favorite was the starship Enterprize with working lights that at $5 consumed 5 weeks worth of allowance). - When traveling on dirt country roads our dad would let us ride on the station wagon's tailgate & we would get bucked off once in awhile & have to run like crazy to get back on 'cause he told us he wasn't stopping.

We had penny candy, nickle candy bars, gasoline was 25-30 cents, $2000-2500 would buy your parents a top of the line new car & $20-25,000 got you a nice home.

We said grace before our evening meals, did our best to adhere to the 10 commandments, recited the pledge of allegence in school every day (with "under god"), & we all wanted to be either Boy Scouts or Brownies (depending upon our gender) & took our oaths seriously. We were proud of those in the military, dreamed that we might reaching the stars like in that new show Star trek, & we wondered if we would beat the Russians to the moon. We were very please when they actually got there.

Most meals were modest, eaten at home, & you had to clean your plate. Generally we only supported our favored "Burger War" combatant on weekends or when out on shopping safari (our family was a firm Burger Chef proponent).

In school we struggled with "new math" & studied the accepted legends (now called myths) of American History (We "knew" back then that George Washington chopped down that cherry tree & never told a lie, even when his angry father asked him if he did it)

It wasn't all an ideal "Pleasantville". Elders were to be respected (and sometimes feared, for all we knew, we were potentially vulnerable to recieving punishment from any adult that might catch us doing wrong). Our parents were raised by depression era survivors & took child-rearing notes from them. If we misbehaved we didn't get "time outs" or "stern talking to's". Only Wally & the Beaver ever just got "yelled at", we got spankings until we were old enough to go to school & after that our fathers moved to belts & razor straps. Somehow, we managed to survived all this & turned out alright.

Today there are "feel-good", over-protective, "it takes a village-because we can't handle them" parents, Ultra-safe toys, germ paranoia, fear of kids getting fat, & crime based video games. The kids are allergic to everything, joining gangs & listening to "our" music because all the new music is crap.

So one has to wonder... Are things better? Is this what we or our forebears really wanted for us? & What do today's children dream for?


Chaotic1
1959
r.bindhamer@att.net


This memory was added on: September 27,2005

I Loved these soaps! I was asking people the last number of years--if anyone remembered them. They all thought I was nuts!! BUT, I still have 1 of the little toys, it was a sm mug of beer with plastic foam on top! I used to play with it along with my barbies and little kiddles! I have bought the cats from ebay from the wondersoap guy, there is suppose to be something in the soap too. I had bought others on ebay too, but there's were only soap.


Diana
1957



This memory was added on: September 22,2005

Though Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear Soap seems to be no longer made, Fuzzy Wuzzy Cat Soap is. Just like the original, it grows hair after being removed from its bag. You can get it at www.wonderworkshops.com. Have fun! Tom


Tom
1962
tom@wonderworkshops.com


This memory was added on: September 2,2005

Wow! I totally forgot about this soap until looking through these pages when I was looking up Liddle Kiddles! What a "warm and fuzzy" memory it gave me! ha I remember spending hours in the bath, playing with these "toys"! Thanks for the blast from the past!


Donna
1960
mirrorofthepast@aol.com


This memory was added on: August 5,2005

Im'a born at Sacrameto CA the 8/07/61, à always rember my father who have given to me for my bath the Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap with the hair grows after few days wen it was wet, does this soap always exist ? tanks, y leave nows in Réunion Island (next to Mauricius Island in indian ocean )


Palmer
1961
rikypalmer@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: July 27,2005

I have often thought of the "Fuzzy Bear" soap that I used in the bathtub as a child, and decided to look it up on line. I loved that soap!! I was kind of a lonely kid, and I felt the fuzzy bears kept me company...how sad is that...LOL It certainly made me want to take a bath, which made my mom happy! But I don't remember the prize inside.

I grew up reciting Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, was he?...I always thought my parents made it up, but now I know better! LOL


Rene
1959
Noorah101@aol.com


This memory was added on: July 22,2005

i have real unopened fuzzy wuzzy soaps for sale if interested please email me at peggy2208@bellsouth.net thanks


jeremy

peggy2208@bellsouth.net


This memory was added on: July 15,2005

It's not a memory. My name is Vladimir. I'm from Russia. Now i'm reading Jim Goad's Shit Magnet. And Jim wrote in book about that soap. He wrote, that Fuzzy Wuzzy grows hairs. May be it was a kid's legend?


Vladimir Zamansky
1976
mcluhan@bk.ru


This memory was added on: July 9,2005

OMG.......I Remember Fuzzy Wuzzy...didnt they come in a pale yellow and a couple other colors? I remember begging for a Fuzzy Wuzzy, and I think I got a red plastic whistle inside. They sold em in the grocery stores right along with King Stir sticks if anyone remembers those?


Donna
1958
Crimsoncat88@aol.com


This memory was added on: July 5,2005

I loved Fuzzy Wuzzy! I remember I'd throw a box of him in the basket and hide it under stuff and my mom wouldn't find it until we checked out at our local drugstore. She never made me put it back though! I think she knew there would be a fuzzy wuzzy in the basket at the checkout counter! She knew I loved him. I just don't remember what the little prizes inside were. I'm sure I got them though....I was territorial with him!! LOL.. If anyone knows where to purchase this favorite old soap I'd love to know.....I would like to buy some for my 4 y.o grandson!! Mart Hartless---Texas---1961 email me: mart42rrttx@aol.com


Mart Hartless
1961
mart42rrttx


This memory was added on: June 30,2005

Oh how I remember Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear. I have wished so often that they would make it again so my kids and grandkids could enjoy it. My bear would grow fuzz any time you washed w/it until it lost its shape. I think I got a whistle out of one of mine.


Beverly
1959
beverly_wdl@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: June 29,2005

One of the things I would look forward to when my parents went to the big city shopping. REALLY one of the best.





1961



This memory was added on: June 22,2005

I remember Fuzzy Wuzzy soap! I remembered there was a toy in the middle of the soap, but the only one I can remember getting was a Rat Fink. How funny is that?!


Deb
1961
lmssuthrnlady@aol.com


This memory was added on: June 7,2005

Hi Fuzzy fans, I'm thrilled to see that there are so many of us out there. I thought I'd read off the box for you regarding the fur growing and the manufacturer:

"Fuzzy Wuzzy the wonderful mild bath soap that grows "fur". Take Fuzzy Wuzzy out of bag and set on platform. Overnight, Fuzzy Wuzzy will begin to grow "fur"! (The secret is in a safe cosmetic ingredient activated when exposed to air.) TOY SUPRIZE INSIDE! Aerosol Corporation of America Wellesley Hills, Mass., USA.

The two I got on ebay are still in their bags in the boxes and the bear is bare but the monkey is a little furry so there must be a leak in the bag. My sister took hers out of the bag and washed with him and he didn't grow any fur back so I think the fur must be a one time deal.

I got lucky and also found a cardboard display box for my fuzzies. My friends think I'm crazy but what do they know. What else gives so much pleasure or fond memories?




Laura C.
1962
Misslpc1@aol.com


This memory was added on: June 6,2005

I begged for a Fuzzy Wuzzy soap and I remember my mom put one in my Easter basket. I remember looking around the house for my basket and found it hidden on the top shelf of her closet. I got a chair and climbed up as high as I could to see what was inside and I remember seeing the bear soap right in the middle of the basket. I loved it and I remember it had a strong unique scent.


Janis
1958
jburge9@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: June 4,2005

I lived in a very small farming town in Kansas and wanted the Fuzzy Wuzzy soap I saw on tv commercials soooo badly, but our local store only carried essential items. When the family went to the nearby "big" city of Beatrice Nebraska on a shopping excursion, I had earned a treat with good grades and I asked for a bar of Fuzzy Wuzzy. My dad gamely drove us around to at least half a dozen stores, asking "Do you sell hairy soap?" until we finally found a place that had it, and I was allowed to purchase two precious soaps, a bear and a kitten. I "grew" them one at a time and we all had fun watching them sitting on the bathroom window sill getting fuzzy. My brother accidentally knocked one over and the hair on that side got smooshed, so it didn't continue to grow, but it was kind of in the back so it didn't ruin the effect. I don't remember which toy I got in either soap but my brother was too impatient to wait for the first one and he dug it out with a butter knife, leaving my poor now-hairless bear lying on the side of the sink looking like he had been autopsied. My mom would only let us wash hands with the stuff as she had her doubts about what exactly made it grow, but on the whole it was a lot of fun and a great memory.


Stephanie
1956



This memory was added on: June 4,2005

oh my gosh!!!i was at work today and just started singing the fuzzy jingle no one else rembered it.im so glad i found this page.IM NOT NUTS!!! THERE REALY WAS A FUZZY WUZZY..that is one of my favorite memories.


diane
1958
slinkette@aol.com


This memory was added on: May 26,2005

I remember having a Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear Soap. I can't remember the prize that was inside, but I remember "WANTING" to wash my hands to get to the prize. Maybe the fact that you couldn't see the prize made us kids want to get to them. Where as now our children all want INSTANT gradifacation. They don't want to have to work for the prize. And I still can sing the jingle!


Charlotte
1957
msfroggy30@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: May 22,2005

i loved the fur growing soap as a child. As a adult I had to wonder exactly how it did it. Maybe we dont really want to know!!


gina
1961
gina6138@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: May 20,2005

Ha! I finally know the name. I had to leave mine with my great-grandma in Ohio because I couldn't take it on the plane to go back home to California. I never knew until now that there was a prize inside!


T Penzel
1963



This memory was added on: May 19,2005

I love fuzzy wuzzy soap - still wonder how it made the fur. One of my favorite childhood memories. Pretty smart too, made washing your hands fun.


Barbara
1960
barbarah@clearsail.net


This memory was added on: May 19,2005

Also, Libby, a few posts below, is absolutely correct about the jingle.


Barbara
1960
barbarah@clearsail.net


This memory was added on: May 10,2005

I remember this cute bear shaped soap thing that grew hair when it got wet or whatever.

Hey, I don't remember ever getting the toy inside because my older brothers and sisters were mean and probably took it out. Thanks! for bringing up this site it was fun to relive the memory.


Wysteria
feb 11,1963
w@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: May 7,2005

Oh, I loved Fuzzy Wuzzy soap! My cousin and I were convinced that we could collect the toys from the center of the soap and make a lucrative living selling them door to door (I was 9, he was 7). I remember one of the "bonus" toys was a plastic beer mug that appeared to be full of beer. Looking back, that was really a strange thing to put in a child's novely product.


Liz
1958



This memory was added on: May 2,2005

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair- Fuzzy Wuzzy wasnt fuzzy , was he?


libby
1965
libbybertsch


This memory was added on: April 30,2005

Thank you for this site! I am 43 and remembered this soap from my childhood. When I first started getting on line I searched and did not find anything about hairy bars of soap. I could not remember the name, smell, or what the prize inside ever was.... or if I even made it to the prize. I only remembered using it in the bath and then seeing it in a window ledge waiting for the hair to grow. I thought the hair only grew one time after the first wetting. I remember fighting with my brother because I did not want to get the soap wet and melt the fuzz to get to the prize. Throughout my lifetime I have asked others if they had the soap as a child and not one person ever remembered it, I only received weird looks as if I had imagined this toy. Even my mom,dad, and brother could not remember such a soap. Unfortunately, my mom and dad have passed away and I cannot tell them of my find today. I cannot wait to show this site to my brother though and prove it was a real thing! It is so funny that a little bar of soap that I did not even finish using or get to the prize, left such a huge impression on me. Thanks for helping me solve this mystery from my childhood!!!


Breanna
1961
write_breanna@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: April 16,2005

My Grandma brought me a fuzzy soap and I diligently used it until my brother couldn't stand the suspense of the prize contained in the middle. I walked into the bathroom to find my soap gouged to death and little clothes pins (the prize) strewn on the sink. (He didn't even WANT the prize after the slaughter.) I've never recovered obviously. What a fun soap that was...how toxic was it though?


jill
1961
jyla@aol.com


This memory was added on: April 12,2005

My sister and I LOVED Fuzzy Wuzzy soap when we were kids! Of course as adults we wonder what the heck was IN it to make it grow fuzz. It reminds me of these little Chemical projects I would buy my kids when they were little. You put the paper cut out in a chemical solution and it would grow fuzzy crystals. We were probably washing our hands and faces(GROSS) with chemicals. Gee, maybe that's why we have decent skin? We already had our chemical peels? lol


Gina
1964
GinaUSA@aol.com


This memory was added on: April 10,2005

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear... Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair...

I can still totally remember that. Someday when I'm in my 90's I won't remember what happened 10 minutes ago but I'll remember that little ditty. F.W. made bath time fun.




Nancy
1967



This memory was added on: April 6,2005

what about Krazy Foam????


mimi
1960
mimantha@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: April 6,2005

oops -- I mean Crazy Foam... with a "C"


mimi
1960
mimantha@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: March 29,2005

I was just talking about using fuzzy wuzzy soap as a little girl! I'm glad to know that I'm not alone !!!


judy
1962
JEDCOM4@HOTMAIL.COM


This memory was added on: March 26,2005

i am looking to purchase fuzzy wuzzy bath soap; are they still available?


julie
1962
mrsfaulkner@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: March 22,2005

I think the Fuzzy Wuzzy soap was distributed through the Jewel T man. I have discussed this with friends and that is what we came up with. We know it wasn't Avon etc. I don't remember the toy inside just the remember having the bear soap.


Cheryl
1961
clwalsh@aol.com


This memory was added on: March 15,2005

Hi Fuzzy fans. I too loved Fuzzy Wuzzy as a child and was searching for him at garage sales until I finally found him on ebay. You hardly ever see any there anymore but you can put in a request for them to email you when one comes up. They are not cheap though, they may start at a low price but fuzzy fans bid fast and furiously. Mine ended up costing me between $40-$70 depending on condition and which animal it was. It was worth every penny. I gave one to my sister and I keep a couple proudly displayed in my guest room. Everyone who sees it has a great fuzzy memory.


Laura C.
1962
Misslpc1@aol.com


This memory was added on: March 14,2005

My sister and I were feeling a bit nostalgic and were remembering fuzzy wuzzy bear soap. We had one to share and would love to watch it as if we could see it grow the hair before our eyes. We wish we could find out who manufactured them and beg them to make them again.

Carolyn 1958 Janee 1960







This memory was added on: March 2,2005

This is so funny...I too thought we were the only kids that remembered this soap. We usually ended up chipping away the soap to get the prize. Thanks for the memories!!


Sue
1962
The4keiths@aol.com


This memory was added on: February 24,2005

I had a Fuzzy Wuzzy bear, and he grew hair! Now my 14 yr old daughter wants one!


Mary
1965



This memory was added on: February 23,2005

Holy cow! I too thought I was the only one. (My two best friends from childhood have died and I THOUGHT I had no one to talk to about this. Man, I loved it. I too had the blue - the one I remember anyway. And, I, too, never got the toy from the middle. My childhood was in Jackson, MS, my birth in 1957, so childhood early 60s.

Thanks so much for the memories. Maybe if enough of us show interest, we can pursuade SOMEBODY to remanufacture it.

I hadnt thought of Fuzzy in years til my 6 year old (I had a late one just like my mother did - me), was watching Between The Lions and they sang the Fuzzy song.

Again, thanks.


J. Allen
1957
layzdaze@bellsouth.net


This memory was added on: February 18,2005

I remember begging my mom to buy me Fuzzy Wuzzy soap. She finally did, and the first time I used it I broke out in a rash. My mom ended up running water over the soap to dissolve it or something so I could get the prize.


Tim
1962



This memory was added on: February 18,2005

It's funny to think that all of us have the whole amazing internet at our disposal and we're searching around for information of Fuzzy Wuzzy soap!!!!! But it's true!! Something I smelled the other day reminded me and now I can't get it out of my mind. All the memories flooding back. Would love to buy some, somewhere.


Donna
1959



This memory was added on: February 13,2005

I am ashamed that I thought I would be the only one to remember Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap. I can remember the smell. That what set it off today, I was washing my hands and could remember it so very vivid. I would carve him up after awhile so I could get the toy. How desperate. I wonder if they would make it again. I would love to have some. I am more patient now and could wait.


Betsy
1958
sedrate@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: February 13,2005

Too funny! What a great memory too! I grew up in DC in the 60s. I don't remember the toy either, guess my brother always got that! I loved the fuzz. I think we always gave them as gifts to our friends. What fun!!


Rosemary
1960
rosyshak@aol.com


This memory was added on: February 9,2005

I grew up in Spokane, Washington, during the 1960s. I remember Fuzzy Wuzzy very well. The soap was shaped like a bear and I thought came in blue, pink and yellow colors. The more I used the soap, the more the bear grew hair. Inside the bear's belly was a tiny little toy as a reward for using up all the soap. I have one of those tiny little toys at home. I've saved it all these years! I also used to sing this rhyme all the time:

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he?


Tracy King
1960
tking@rothgerber.com


This memory was added on: February 5,2005

Whoa. The bestest. We begged for these. My mom would say "I'm not buying that junk"

Of course we'd get it on the next trip to the toy store. She'd say "No you don't want that. You want this nice puppet theater". No way. Fuzzy Wuzzy soaps.




Noelle
1960



This memory was added on: January 30,2005

I remember this soap, although my Mother does not remember getting it for us (she remembers very little of my childhood now). I have, for many years mentioned it to contemporaries, none of which remember the Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap. I lived in Citrus Heights, Ca and it was between 1960-1964. My brother Ted and I used to wash our hands with it and watch that bear. "Did it grow hair today?" We loved washing our hands with it. The Toy? Just icing on the cake to both of us. We didn't fight over it, just took turns with it. Of course, we always got along. It was the "OTHER" brother (6 years younger that was a problem!)we AGREED on THAT! LOL! I am now 47 years old and am so happy I found this site, along with other "Fuzzy Wuzzy" memories. I had an Aunt (Aunt Pat) who just recently died, who always claimed to have been the author of Fuzzy Wuzzy....I don't know if that is true, only that she claimed it as far back as I can remember. I know the author is unknown and that the poem goes something like this..... Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy.....was he? I am trying to get a hold of my cousins to see if they have a completed poem, as I remember her on family occassions, when I would beg her, to go through a whole thing of Fuzzy Wuzzy and its was longer than that one. How wonderful to remember those sweet times, in the midst of family crisis, and such bitterswwet memories, this one for me stands out as a wonderful thing I shared with my dear sweet brother Ted and that for a few moments we waited in breathless anticipation of coming home from school to check on Fuzzy and see if he Wuz Fuzzy? I think most Mothers saw it as a way to have children happily wash their hands for dinner.....too bad most of the time it was a melting mess on window sills. My memories of it, was it never really grew hair...just a bit of dried on bubbles...knowing Mom, I think she was washing the "fur" off of it and drying up any mess it might have made. Probably the reason we would run home from school to check the bear....she didn't have to remind us to "wash our hands", as we were too happy to have any reason to touch Fuzzy. Thanks for all the great memories, keep posting!


Rita
1957
usellubuy@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: January 22,2005

I am hunting for a bar of Fuzzy Wuzzy soap also. I keep checking ebay but no luck. I saw a bar on their once, but it was well over $50.00. I just won an original Winky Dink drawing set for those of you who remember that one !


Ron
1961
mrbig@snet.net


This memory was added on: January 15,2005

Thank goodness -- Fuzzy Wuzzy IS real. A friend's daughter was telling me how she made a special soap for her friend and put a prize inside to surprise her, and it trigger the memory of Fuzzy Wuzzy. Noone except my charming, same-age, hubby remembered FuzzyWuzzy. I thought he was humoring me and started to worry I was nuts. Though, I have to say, everyone thought it was gross to have a soap grow hair. I guess you had to be there.


Kah
1957



This memory was added on: January 12,2005

Wow! Absolutely Amazing! I've had this "fuzzy"(sorry) memory of soap that grew hair, I remember it sitting on the side of the tub...and how excited we were when it grew hair. Can't remember the animal I had, but I think it was blue....and I had NO idea there was a toy inside!! Mom must have garbaged it before it got down that far....amazing, thanks for the memory....can't wait to show my (younger) husband that I was not losing my mind, there really was a soap that grew hair!!!


Christine
1960



This memory was added on: January 8,2005

Talk about dredging up memories. I had the kitty soap, probably pestered my mom for it. The fur and lure of surprise fascinated me BUT the most vivid memory is the burn the soap produced when it touched sensitive areas... ouch. Never shake that memory. I couldn't take the suspense and broke it open to get the prize... a tiny whistle. Wow. If they do remake this I hope they remove the lye from the product.


Ann
1962



This memory was added on: January 6,2005

My kids were just singing the Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear song and it reminded me that there used to be a soap of the same name. I told them about it, but started to believe I was making it up until I found this website. It was great to see a picture of it again. I don't remember what the toy was inside either, but would love to get this again for my kids. Soapy Soap for 9.99 doesn't seem like quite the same effect I am looking for. Does anyone know where I could find Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear soap again?


Laura
1969
sdeben4@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: January 1,2005

Im 43 from michigan and i was telling my friend about lemon shampoo they had in the 60, and I also told him i had a bear soap that grew hair!! and i cant find it anymore, I typed it on the computer, and your site came up!! And Yes, Im from michigan, and I had a fuzzy soap!! I want one again........ Please help!!! gotta have it , lisa lammon 43!!


lisa
61
lammon


This memory was added on: January 1,2005

I too remember being amazed by the 'fur' growing properties of this bear. So much in fact, I dissected a bear once to see what made it work. This only angered my older brother and sister who had been waiting on the fur to grow. Needless to say, I ended up in trouble over a frigg'in 39 cent bar of soap. Though I think a gallon of gas probably cost less at the time. I think the 'prize' was a plastic red ring. Like most of you, no one believed me when when I recalled my memory of this soap....and many called me crazy when I asked if they remembered!


Rich

redwoodrich@comcast.net


This memory was added on: December 29,2004

Wow, Fuzzy Wuzzy soap. It is amazing that the memory of a SOAP can bring a smile. The good ole days. Wonder why they stopped making it? Hope it wasn't toxic. My mom use to wash our mouth out with it if we smarted off. Still have good memories of it though.


Still a smart mouth
1964



This memory was added on: December 24,2004

Hi I am 44 years old and remembered this all my life. I had a very hard life as a child but this was one thing I remembered I had one but I never got the toy inside it was probably taken away from me before then. It was a good memory for me and I wish I could buy one today for my little angel my grand baby. I have a good life now and that was one memory I want to remember and would love to remember with her. I went shopping and spent over 2 hundred dollars on her but she will never get the feeling I had over that stupid toy.


donna
1961
donnakid123@aol.com


This memory was added on: December 22,2004

I was just joking with my mother for permanent scarring the other day because of my Fuzzy Wuzzy (which, by the way NO ONE I know-including my mother-remembers). I was just getting down to the toy inside, when we moved (I was 4)and I lost it - or so I thought. I am now 42 at it just occurred to me (how sad) that my mother probably threw it away as as we were preparing to move. All these years, I pined for my Fuzzy Wuzzy. I never knew what the toy inside was...

I can't tell you how happy I am to find this on a website. I can now prove that I didn't imagine it!


Teri
1962
knucklehead1183@sbcglobal.net


This memory was added on: December 20,2004

I live in Maine and when I told my daughter about this she laughed and said it was probably moldy cheese! Now I can prove it was real and I did not just imagine it! I don't remember the toy, I just remember being really excited to get one!


Laurie
1957
redmic79@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: December 16,2004

I'm 41 years old, and to this day I can remember the smell of my Fuzzy Wuzzy bear. Whenever I would ask people my age if they remembered it, nobody had ever even heard of it. Finally I found someone who did and I knew that I wasn't crazy.


Amy
1963



This memory was added on: November 30,2004

Oh my God!! It had a toy inside?? I remember the soap, and loved to watch the fur grow on it


Pete D.
1962
pdipas@adelphia.net


This memory was added on: November 29,2004

WOW! My older brother and I would try SO hard not to fight on the way to the store so we could remind mom we'd been really good and really NEEDED a FuZZy WuZZy. We had it several times and YUP, there was nothing like the smell! I had a blue rabbit. I think they did re-grow hair because I'd mess with it when it was just starting the "fuzz mode" and then it'd look bad so I'd use it and promise myself I wouldn't touch it again. yeah, right. We kept them on the sill above the tub, too. I did get one to grow really thick (remember the soap would start to crack?)then good ole brother poked it all over on purpose. End of Fuzzy Wuzzy for us because we wouldn't stop fighting over them. Since we're all saying nobody else remembers this wonderful creation, could it be that we're from around the same area? I lived in Springfield, Ohio as a kid. Anyone else care to tell where they lived? The toys inside were so great to me.(Anybody remember how truly great the Cracker Jack's toys were in those days? The books were the cat's meow. Now the "surprises" are too cheesy to suffer through eating a box of that always stale stuff.)Has anyone actually tried that other soap that's supposed to be similar to FW? I'm happy to read that others enjoyed those simple little thrills that made our childhoods fun, and sad at the same time, to remember. I'd love to hear from someone so if anyone feels like dusting off and kicking around "OUR" kid things, please write. It'd be fun!!! If anybody does write, would you be so kind as to put Fuzzy Wuzzy in the subject line so I know it's okay to open? Thanks for the happy memories from safer and more innocent times. floater


floater Ame
1957
tinbender13@earthlink.net


This memory was added on: November 29,2004

I too remember as a child, fuzzy wuzzy the bear soap.for some reason I have to have another,would love to find to pass down to my son{4}my age when I was so amused by this furry lil bear


joanne
1960
joemamas@peoplepc.com


This memory was added on: November 23,2004

I didn't remember it was a soap. All these years I thought I was trying to remember a toy. I guess the toy inside was what I was remembering. I don't remember what I got out of it, or how many times I had it, but I remember wanting it, and I remember the jingle about Fuzzy Wuzzy. For years I thought anything that had that velveteen flocking on it was Fuzzy Wuzzy. I guess that is what the "fur" on the soap looked like to me. I must have been really young when mom bought it. I too thought I was crazy or must have just imagined it or had it confused with something else. Bless you all for keeping me sane....


Kristy
1961
kristya@hiwaay.net


This memory was added on: November 7,2004

like many of you, I too am one of a very few in my circles that remembers Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap. I only remember one bar and like many of you the bar sat on the window sill to take on his magical fur. As I wish I could share my wonderment of the soap with my childern I have to scratch my head and ask if they would find the same curiosity that I once did in this forgotten bath time buddy. Even though I may think "Fuzzy" was pretty cool I'm afraid he may fall short in the eyes of my kids compared to video games and other high tech. toys.


Joe
1962
jcolumbia@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: November 3,2004

This page is amazing because: #1: I found a page about an obscure topic for which I was searching: Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap from the mid 1960s. #2: I correctly remembered the name of the soap. #3: My memories are similar to various stories here. #4: Many of the posters here were born in the 1959-1961 time period.

I'm 44 years old, writing this in 2004. I had one or two bars of this soap back in the mid-sixties. It was amazing to see that the fur had grown. When I heard about it on the commercial and they said it was a bar of soap that grew hair, it was so amazing. How on earth could that ever be? But sure enough it worked. I don't remember the smell or that it had a prize. My pesky big sister must have stolen the prize from me.

Like another poster here, we let Fuzzy grow his hair on the window sill - that must have been suggested in the instructions. I don't remember having to get it wet, nor that it could grow more than once.

It's great that this toy left such an impression on all of us that years later we are urged to look it up on the web. It's something like Richard Dreyfuss' obsession in "Close Encounters."

In all the intervening years, today is the first time I have ever heard of this soap again. As I punched up google to do this search, I half expected that I had imagined this toy.

No one seems to know how this worked except one poster that mentioned a non-toxic mold. That's so unromantice - please tell me it's not so!

Larry Brown born - 1960, Houston TX.




Larry Brown
1960
lbrown@brycons.com


This memory was added on: October 24,2004

Wow....me too !! I can't believe I found this page about Fuzzy Wuzzy. I'm 46 (1958) I too wish some company would make Fuzzy Wuzzy again. I would buy some. I remember putting it on the bath room sink counter and watching it grow it's "hair" over the next few days. Funny thing, I just talked to my mom and she doesn't really remember it. I thought about it many times with good memories. It's nice to see that there are other folks my age out there who have the same memories about a simple part of their childhood. Long Live Fuzzy Wuzzy ! !


Mike Musal
1958
stereomike@aol.com


This memory was added on: September 29,2004

I thought I had totally made this up - no one else I know remembers this, but I couldn't wait to wash my hands when I was a child so I could get to the prize inside!

If they still made this, I'd by a hundred of them...


margaret
1961



This memory was added on: September 23,2004

I remember my dad walking in late from work one night and coming into my sister and I's bedroom, he had a bag with two Fuzzy wuzzy soaps inside. My sister and I had to try them out right away.....I remember that it didn't grow the hair right away......we looked at them everyday for about a week to watch the hairs form....they got all dusty quick to.....I don't remember using it again...they must have been thrown away....because I remember my mom telling me that the bears moved out.


Karen
1967
Kaydude@aol.com


This memory was added on: September 20,2004




Joane'
1962
joanschaublin@planet-save.com


This memory was added on: September 17,2004

I think the slogan went like this: Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he.


Nancy Marcussen
1961
nmarcussen@pjstar.com


This memory was added on: September 13,2004

Wow! Other folks with FW soap memories! I had started to think I was the only one who remembered this stuff!

Mostly, I remember trying to use it up in order to reach that elusive *prize*. I was a big fan of prizes: cereal, Fritos, any product concealing that free something extra! I can't remember the smell of it; which is odd for me. I had a blue bear (I think). The prices on eBay are outrageous.


Julie
1960



This memory was added on: September 8,2004

I am a child of the sixties. This was one of the "toys" my parents could afford. It was very interesting watching it grow. I didn't like baths very much then but didn't mind if I had a Fuzzy Wuzzy (I did "surgery" to retrieve the toy more than once) or Mr. Bubble. :)


Dana
1956
danacook1@cox.net


This memory was added on: September 3,2004









This memory was added on: September 2,2004

The memory is so pleasant. Mom would give me fuzzy wuzzy soap for christmas. Id use it and set it on the mantle over the fireplace in its stand...next morning the fur would start growing..days passed...all furry.How fun for a kid. Then you'd wash with it till you reached the toy inside. how simple and great. where are they now? Im sure kids would still love them.


Teri Davis
8/22/61
tmdavis22@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: August 26,2004

Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap was one of my favorite bathtime toys ever. It was so taxing to be so patient to wait for the fuzz to grow. But when it did I knew I wanted to be a scientist for a toy company when I grew up. Most people I know don't remember it, but I think it would be cool if they remade it.


Dianna
1959



This memory was added on: August 26,2004

Hey they have some kitty cat fuzzy soap on ebay for around $3.00 just search for Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap


Dianna
1959



This memory was added on: August 18,2004

bring back FUZZY WUZZY soap! they brought back FIZZIES, but they were not the same.


JHoover
1961



This memory was added on: June 30,2004

wow, here i was looking uo my fuzzy soap thinking that I would never ever see or hear the likes of it again and here it is. I'm from Australia and as a child I loved my furry soap. It was usually a gift at easter or christmas that me and my sisters would get and I can still rmember the lovely small and the soft downy fur that grew on the little rabbits (which is the animal I remeber) I have gotten very nostalgic about it over the years and am sorry my daughter missed out on the experience when she was little (she's a bit too grown up now) but I'm not, I want some !!! Oh, does anyone remeber beer shampoo that came in little plastic kegs and smelt absolutely delicious, I'd love to have that again too.


tory
1957 baby boomer



This memory was added on: June 17,2004

I lived with my grandparents and begged my grandma to let me have this. I washed it under the hot water to get to the prize. I have some old retro tv commercials and this soap is on it. "Fuzzy Wuzzy...it grows FURRRR!"


George
1957



This memory was added on: June 10,2004

Again, one of my favorite memories of childhood. My mom could not stop me from handling it, so it took forever to grow hair. As for the toy, I couldn't wait for that either. We ended up cutting it open to find a small plastic safety pin. What a blast.


Ron Grove
1962



This memory was added on: May 18,2004

I would love to have a fuzzy wuzzy soap again! I'm 43 and remember my mother putting my fuzzy soap bear on top of the frig. so I wouldn't touch it and she would take it down for me to look at it each time. My 7 yr. old would love to have one of those! I wish they would market it again.


Coleen
1961
bradyc332@comcast.net


This memory was added on: May 8,2004

I remember the soap well! My mom got my sister and I the soap for a special occasions. It was SO cool. YOu couldn't touch it or the fur wouldn't grow in that spot anymore. the fur was actually little pieces of soap. and in the middle was a toy, and of course I got the same on 3 of the times...I still have 1 of them, it was a little yellow-gold color plastic mug about 1 inch tall, with pretend bubbles on the top. I played with it with my barbies and my Little Kittles. It took 1 month to complete the fur growth. one time,after the fur had grown, I dug my finger in the middle in hopes that I would get a diff toy.nope, mug again!!!You can find one occasionally on ebay...I understand somewhere in europe makes them. but none I have bought had prizes in the middle. presently, there are 2 cats on ebay. one time there was a soap, still in box, never opened. had the price of 39cents still on it...man, and I remember my mom saying how expensive it was! haha. I don't remember the smell though--bummer!


Diana
1957
diney1957@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: March 14,2004

Wow, I feel so much better now. I was beginning to think that I had maybe just made this memory up. I have asked several people if they remembered Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap and no one else had ever heard of it. Thank you for clearing this up, I can sleep better at night now. I really wish that they would bring this soap back. How fun!!!


Julie
1961



This memory was added on: February 1,2004

Oh my, I remember this stuff. What made it grow? I am 44 and this is bringing back the good years of my life. I now have 5 grandchildren and wish they had all the fun and life I did back in the "GOOD OLE DAYS"


Cathy Fisher
1959
luv4yorkies@aol.com


This memory was added on: January 16,2004

I was sitting at work, noticed a snowman that had "fuzz" just like the soap! No one at work remembered fuzzy wuzzy soap so I had to look it up! I can still remember the way it smelled and looked! Wonder what made the "fuzz"?


Lokie
1960
britestar22@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: November 15,2003

I can't believe that I found a page to write about Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap and to read stories of others who remember it. What wonderful memories I have about that simple but yet so much fun toy. A bar of soap that grew "hair" and better yet had a toy inside of it. Quiet a thrill back almost 40 years ago. Too bad things arn't that simple again. I have thought about it often but really never thought about trying to find it on the net. Thanks Retro Toys for a page that brought back many memories, you made my evening. I guess no matter how old we are, theres always that little child in us.


Bob G.
1960
chasg2002@yahoo.com


This memory was added on: November 14,2003

I remember going to the grocery store with my mom just so I could pick out the Fuzzy Wuzzy Soap. I thought it was so cool to see it on the window sill growing fuzz. I wish some soap company would make it again. It is just one of those happy child hood items!


Kathy
1961
kleeg138@aol.com


This memory was added on: November 6,2003

Fuzzy wuzzy soap was a toy i never forgot..i am 46 years old and wish that they would re-market it for my 9 year old....i loved it...you could work up a good lather put it on the bathroom ledge overnight and the next time you took a bath the fuzzy wore off....does anyone remember the toy that looked like a small hoola hoop with lots of rubber bands and a ring in the middle that would shoot to the stars????thanks for the memories....


michelle
1957
kolbe_michelle@hotmail.com


This memory was added on: October 25,2003

Oh My God! I have been asking people about this for years! I had the bear around 1967. I only saw the hair once, and then my brother took it and threw it away. I have been longing for my fuzzy wuzzy since. My "Rosebud" Thank you Retro Toys, I can finally sleep after 36 years !


Todd Barneck
1963
barneck@lycos.com


This memory was added on: October 20,2003

I am 49 years old and one of the toys I always remember is my FUZZY WUZZY SOAP, I had it on my vanity and I would check it everyday for move fuzz...it was pretty cool I thought and I wonder why it was ever discontinued, every kid should have that toy!! haha :) I still look it up on e bay etc. found an original one in the package for $130.00, to much money but interesting to know they are still around!


Gloria
1953
icipin@aol.com


This memory was added on: October 1,2003

My grandparents got me some of this and I remember being thrilled at the sight of the "fur" that grew on it over night. I didn't remember the toy.


Stuart
1962



This memory was added on: September 29,2003

My aunt gave us a fuzzy wuzzy soap for Christmas one year. I thought it was awesome! It worked really great and grew fur everytime for quite awhile. I actually wanted to take a bath while I had it. I forgot about the toy inside but one thing I really remember is the smell of the soap. There is nothing else like it. Wierd huh?


Marlan
1962
marlan@forbeshoffman.com


This memory was added on: August 9,2003

I had the kitten soap - it had a little plastic mouse in the middle. Actually, I had the kitten soap several times, since I kept on insisting I had to have it AGAIN! It came with a little story booklet called "The Little Bald Kitten." While the soap is long, long gone, I still have the booklet.


J.
-Ack! I'll never tell!-



This memory was added on: July 1,2003

I remember getting a Fuzzy Wuzzy bear soap once. I got to play with it maybe two or three times because I put it in my pocket one day and forgot to take it out that night. My mother washed my pants and didn't check the pockets. He got washed and dried down to a nub. I did get the prize out of it though. Some little plastic toy I can't recall.


Brent
1969



This memory was added on: May 9,2003

The soap was in the form of a bear and once you'd gotten it wet, while drying it grew a kind of fur on it. (I think it was some kind of non-toxic mold although it was the 60's and who knows what stuff could have been in it!) When you'd finally get to the core of the bar, wow! a toy inside which was usually a crappy little plastic animal. My folks hated this stuff because we always wanted it but it took several days of setting on the sink to grow the fur.


joseph c. kuhar
1960
jkuhar@chooseabs.com