Alongside the neat but slightly flawed Minion hand wash I reviewed a few days ago, I was sent this bottle of Squid Soap to try out. The first thing you may notice is the funky looking squid wrapped around the bottle, and hey, that's pretty fun. But the real selling point of this soap is that little orange disco on top. It's not just for aesthetics, it's actually a little ink pad that plants an orange splodge on your hand, and the only way to get rid of it is to wash your hands thoroughly. Pretty neat right?
Well, yes, it is. It's a simple enough idea, but it's one that will probably get your kids washing their hands properly, unless of course they're those unruly types who don't even look at the sink after using the toilet, but then I guess there's no hope for them. I've even had a fair amount of fun with this soap, squirting out a good number of unnecessary doses to see just how easy it is to get rid of the ink spot. I'm pleased to say that you certainly need to give it a good wash with the soap, a simple rub with a wet finger doesn't quite get rid of the mark. The actual soap itself is pretty nice smelling as well, not like the generic soap that's provided with the Minion hand wash, so really this is a well rounded package for keeping those hands clean. This is a fantastic looking bottle of hand wash, and the ink pad on top is a great idea, a fairly unobtrusive one that will help you keep tabs on your children's hygiene. You can pick up Squid Soap in a variety of colours from Tesco, at £1.99 a bottle.
My rating: 5/5