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American Tourist Complains To Scottish Hotel After Mistakenly Using Fudge As Soap

American Tourist Complains To Scottish Hotel After Mistakenly Using Fudge As Soap

A Scottish guest house has gone viral after an American tourist mistook their complimentary fudge for a bar of soap.

The holidaymaker was staying at The Pink House in Portree on the Isle of Skye and seemed to have had a lovely time - he even gave the hotel a 9/10 rating.

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He wasn't as impressed with his shower experience though as he took what he believed to be the bar of soap with him in a bid to have a good ol' scrub.

The reviewer, known only as 'Thomas', wrote: "Location and view were superb. Very clean and had everything we needed.

"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 'tablet'. Credit: The Pink House
The 'tablet'. Credit: The Pink House
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The incredible review. Credit: Booking.com
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The hotel's manager, Elaine Fernie, told LADbible: "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.

"The first we knew of the tablet was the Booking.com review. The tablets are left in every room along with the Steven Brown shortbread and we provide continental breakfasts in all bedrooms."

The staff found the incident highly amusing. Credit: Facebook/The Pink House Portree
The staff found the incident highly amusing. Credit: Facebook/The Pink House Portree

Elaine continued: "I absolutely will continue to leave these in bedrooms as Scottish treats alongside the shortbread. I am seriously considering explaining this is a sweet treat and not a soap even though it does state it is confectionery with a list of ingredients on it."

The review ended up being shared on Twitter (not by the guest house) with the caption: "God bless Americans." The tweet has since racked up 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!"

The tablet's manufacturer, Mrs Tilly's, even got in on the action, writing: "While we are delighted to see our Famous Scottish Tablet as an in-room treat in a guest house in the beautiful Skye, we would like to remind everyone that it is best to eat the deliciously indulgent sweet treat, using it as soap isn't one of our serving suggestions!"

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/The Pink House Portree

Topics: Viral, Community, Scotland

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]