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Honest Black-Owned Business Review: Toilet Paper-n-Things @ Freedom Paper Company

Toilet paper: you use it (well, most of you use it), and Freedom Paper Company (FPC) sells it.

Let’s chat about my purchase experience with a Black-owned toilet paper (and household goods) company.

This review isn’t an in-depth scrutinization of Freedom Paper Company’s toilet paper as much as it is a general review of my purchase experience with this Black-owned business and opinions about some of their products, based on use experience.

Product(s): Bathroom Tissue, Paper Towels, Toothpaste, Laundry Detergent
Company Name: Freedom Paper Company
Contact Info.: fpcpower.com
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Cost: $134.48 (including tax and shipping to California for all products)
Date of Visit:
September 22, 2021

Rating: 17.00/20= 85%


Purchase Process – 5

I purchased directly from Freedom Paper Company’s site, and I don’t remember having any problems.

Customer Service – 3.5
My customer service rep was sincerely kind, but there was a little confusion about shipping.

When I submitted my order, I asked that the package not be left on the stoop outside my apartment complex; I wanted it taken to an alternate delivery point if I were unavailable.

I was asked for a preferred alternate delivery point. Unfortunately, FPC delivered my packages to the alternate delivery point. Of course, my rep apologized for the mix up. When I contacted UPS about the mistake, UPS was unable to accommodate a reroute. Because of a medical issue, accessing my packages was problematic, and I didn’t want to bug anyone about getting the packages. I was fortunate enough to encounter a willing helper at the alternate delivery point, so getting the boxes into my car wasn’t too cumbersome. Getting the packages into my apartment, though, was a different story (that I don’t really wanna discuss).

At no point were Freedom Paper Company representatives unkind or short with me. They tried to give me a great experience but made a human error. That’s all.

Product(s) – 3.50
Toilet Paper – 3.00
Paper Towels – 3.00
Toothpaste – 3.00
Laundry Detergent – 5.00

The toilet paper is okay. There’s a lot on the roll, and it’s two ply, but the layers split, and the sheets aren’t thickest. To be clear, I’m not into hyper-thick toilet paper; I’m just being honest about what you get. Make no mistake: the tissue does its job, but it’s just average, and that’s okay for me.

The paper towels paper towel. They’re standard issue, but they’re not nearly as thin as ones you may get from a 99-cents store.

The miswak toothpaste tasted fine, and it kept my breath from funkin’, but I was havin’ issues with my gums at the time, and this toothpaste didn’t help–not that this was the claim of this toothpaste. I switched to a charcoal-based toothpaste that has clay and green tea extract (manufactured and sold by another company), and my gums love it.

To be clear, as far as I know, miswak toothpaste isn’t supposed to be a cure all, so I don’t want to make it seem as if it didn’t live up to its promise. It probably would’ve helped for me to wait for my dental issues to subside before using this toothpaste so that I could give it a fair shot.

The Rising Sun Laundry Detergent did its thing. I loved it. It’s super concentrated, and while I suspect that it’s really the free-n-clear detergent produced by a more popular Black-owned laundry detergent brand (if I’m wrong, I’m wrong; my bad), I don’t care. My clothes were clean. I did need to pre-treat my pit stains, though, but that’s normal for me.

NOTE: If you like to overstuff your washer, you may not have success with this detergent. It doesn’t mask odors, it cleans clothes to eliminate odors, so you’ll need to make sure there’s enough room, water, and detergent in the wash tub for the magic to be worked. You understand?

Product Usability – 5
Everything’s easy to use.

The toilet paper comes individually wrapped in paper (which is recyclable and compostable), so I don’t have to fight to get rolls from a plastic sheath or have them stand naked and collecting dust while they’re waiting to be used.

The paper towels do what they do. I just take ’em from their individual plastic wraps when I need a new roll.

The same for the toothpaste. I unboxed it, put it in its home, unscrewed the cap when I needed a little, reapplied the cap, then went on with my life. You know how it goes. It’s a tube of toothpaste.

Regarding the laundry detergent, I liked having only to carry the tiny bottle down to the laundry room, and it worked. If I’m not mistaken, all you need to do is use the screw-on cap to measure the amount you need. That’s it.

Will I be goin’ back?

Yep. This Black-owned business’ bathroom tissue is all right, and I’m hoping to be able to get more of that Rising Sun laundry detergent.

Should you go?

If you don’t need your tissue to be as thick as a dog on paper towel, I think you should. If you don’t want to take a chance on the tissue, there are other products for you to try. Although I keep going on about this being a Black-owned toilet paper brand, Freedom Paper Company also sells janitorial supplies and body care products. Recently, it’s added condiments to its offerings.

Check it out.

Until next time,

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