Cashmere Toilet Paper: Luxury Products in a Recession?

Despite rising unemployment, dwindling pensions and budget cuts across the board, one British supermarket is up to their derrieres in luxury. According to an article in the Telegraph, the UK-based direct delivery grocery store Waitrose is currently stocking cashmere toilet paper to the tune of 2.29 pounds (approximately $3.50 USD) for a four-pack.

While the paper doesn't contain any actual cashmere fibers-instead it's coated in oil extract from the cashmere goat-the story has caused an uproar amongst consumers from both sides of the sea who are struggling to make ends meet.

"Thousands of little kids die every day from diarrhea while we think of wiping our backsides with cashmere!," wrote one irate commenter.