There is one thing that gives me a feeling of nostalgia and pride at the same time. It’s this fish-on-a-rope soap.
Apparently Goa is the only place this soap is manufactured, so much so that when we had people from the North come and visit, there was a large consignment of these that they requested for!
Childhood memories of playing with this soap abound! There would always be one hanging above the sink at home and it would lead me to wonder who caught this “soap fish” for us.
A brief search on the internet did not tell me anything about it… so here is a bit of the manufacturing information that I could get:
Manufactuing Industrial License No. GOA/56/03/2042
This soap is manufactured with full boiling process. After saponification, soap is milled in ribbons, perfume harmonisation is done with sigma mixture, then the noodles are plodded and soap is cut into pieces, then silk cord inserted and stampled with fish shape. In manufacturing soap does not come in contact with human beings.