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Big soap for big guys: Duke Cannon

Rub-a-dub-dub, there’s a big boy in the tub, and if he’s really lucky, Duke Cannon’s there to scrub. Wait, what? Don’t worry, this isn’t the beginning of some blue nursery rhyme, this is the story of the Big Ass Brick of Productivity (BABP) soap from Duke Cannon.

Duke Cannon Big Ass Brick of Productivity soap – photo: Kenneth Fish

Modeled after the rough cut “brick” soap used by GIs during the Korean War, this seriously large 10-ounce bar of soap is decidedly masculine in size and scent. The bar is big and easy to grip, presumably to prevent those awkward soap dropping incidents during group shower scenes, but it can be a bit too big to wedge into some areas of the male physique. Luckily, the BABP produces lots of suds, so it is not imperative that the bar be in direct contact with all the dirty bits. You can always let your fingers do the walking.

Duke Cannon Big Ass Brick of Productivity soap – photo: Kenneth Fish

The scent is minty fresh, and Duke Cannon has added a bit of menthol which is quite bracing and refreshing, especially the first time you use it, um, downtown. According to the Duke Cannon website, the soap is made with “all natural tallow soap base, coconut oil, water, hard work, fragrance, and steel cut oats” which means it is about the most no-nonsense bar of soap out there today. To borrow another line from Duke Cannon, their “soap gets you clean, not laid.”

Getting sudzy – photo: Kenneth Fish

There’s a couple of ways you can get some Duke Cannon soap for yourself if you’d like to check some out. Click on over to the Duke Cannon website where you can buy various multipacks of their giant bricks of soap as well as other products, or go to the Duluth Trading Company website where you can get a single bar for about seven bucks.