Tuesday, May 29, 2007

So are they a vegetable, fruit or grain?

In response to a letter I wrote regarding the use of gelatin in a Curel brand body lotion:

Thank you for your inquiry. Our Curel Continuous Comfort Moisturizer does contain gelatin; however, it is derived from a fish and not an animal.

We are pleased to inform you that we do not use animals to test any aspect of our products. Additionally, current plans do not include the use of animals in the development of new products.

Thank you for the opportunity to be of service.

Kao Brands Consumer Relations Department
Ban Biore Curel Jergens John Frieda
I've had this email for a couple weeks, and have not replied yet because I keep thinking I'll come up with some eloquent and clever response. But then every time I think about it, I'm just like, "Dude, are you serious?"


Laura Faye said...

I vote for providing them with Merriam-Webster's definition of the word "fish." I mean, come on! I realize that a lot of people don't think of fish as "meat," but who doesn't realize that a fish is an animal?

onkelo said...

i'll let you know if I come up with a clever retort once I get passed the laughing out loud point.

Anonymous said...

onkelo - Ditto.

James said...


Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

What the ...?

James said...

oh! Maybe when they say fish they mean some form of like kelp or Seaweed....yea...no. : /

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...


Emmy said...

I don't even know what to say....that is one of the most idiotic things I've heard all week. Booooo to Curel...maybe we should just re-arrange the letters to Cruel instead :)