While cleaning and hygiene continues to be a serious matter throughout the UK, some companies around the world have found a way to have a bit of fun with everyday items.
The latest quirky washroom product to hit the market is produced in Spain to commemorate Pope Benedict’s much anticipated visit to Madrid.
Special Pope Benedict toilet tissue will fill toilet roll holders across Spain, and are on sale for all avid Vatican fans.
The novelty toilet tissue was created by hygiene company Rosova, in conjunction with Pope Benedict’s visit for World Youth Day celebrations in the city.
The manufacturer released the limited edition toilet roll in the hopes of attracting buyers from the one million pilgrims set to travel to Spain for the event.
The gold and crisp white colours come in packs of two and have an ‘I love the Pope’ logo across its packaging.
Special incense used in Catholic churches to ward off evil spirits has also been included to give the toilet rolls that ‘ultra-freshness’ ‘El Papa’ seemingly craves.
However the company’s latest addition to the hygiene market has not been well-received by the Vatican.
Vatican officials are believed to be very concerned about the toilet rolls.
Many critics are calling the ‘sacred’ tissue disrespectful.
Despite opposition, Ronova firmly stresses the toilet rolls should be used by people who line the streets to welcome Pope Benedict as his motorcade passes.
They say to opt out of using the toilet tissue for traditional bathroom use.
A spokesperson for Ronova said: “Is there any better way to liven up the streets than using these large toilet paper streamers with the Vatican’s colour-scheme?
“We urge people – open your windows to celebrate! Welcome Pope Benedict.”
They previously produced an all-black range of tissue in 2005 for the style-conscious restroom connoisseur, designed for individuals with darker bathroom decor.
There’s always a chance of other manufacturers in the industry following suit – leading to more fun and offbeat products in washrooms across the country.