The present invention relates to synthetic detergent bars comprising 10-60% by wt. synthetic detergent surfactant; 10-60% of a water soluble structuring of water soluble structurant of MP between 40.degree. to 100.degree. C.; and 5-50% by wt. of a water-insoluble structurant of MP between 4.degree.--100.degree. C. Unexpectedly, applicants have found that addition of "true" water soluble starches yields processing and composition advantages.