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Toilet roll. No fancy scents/lotions, just strong, white & non-shredding

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MrsBertMacklin Thu 15-Aug-13 09:28:44

Once upon a time, I used to buy Sainsburys own brand toilet roll and for several years we were very happy together.

However, something must have happened in the last year, because as more time went on, I noticed that it was starting to fall apart, getting worse and worse as I bought each new packet. I got sick of having to clean the bathroom floor every day, because of the random bits of fibre that were created whenever I ripped a sheet off the roll, so I ended things with Sainsburys and got back together with Andrex.

I regretted it instantly. I'd forgotten how it's not actually worth the extra money, because it's meant to be the one everyone likes, but it's actually not all that soft, strong or long.

I picked up the fancy versions of Andrex. Aloe vera is feckless; just glides OVER your bum without absorbing anything (and rips), shea butter is tasteless and irritating; a nasty peach colour and makes me itch.

I'm really not sure where to turn next. I've heard some good things about Aldi, but I've had so many bad experiences, it makes it harder to take a risk on something new.

Would love to hear other people's experiences and advice on this one.

Catnap26 Thu 15-Aug-13 09:36:26

I am too obsessed with good toilet roll,sad I know but I stock up big time. I get mine from home bargains - its scented, very strong and soft on the rear and a total bargain £3.99 for 16 rolls.i usually get 3 packs at a time,my dh thinks I'm nuts.

MrsBertMacklin Thu 15-Aug-13 09:42:05

I'm nowhere near a Home Bargains and don't want scented. Thanks though!

TobyLerone Thu 15-Aug-13 09:42:16

Charmin. The double rolls. It's the only thing which wipes bums in our house grin

TheGirlFromIpanema Thu 15-Aug-13 09:42:34

Aldi - 1.99 for 9. Tis good too, same no of sheets per roll as other more expensive types yes I've checked this before now blush

Also stock up when you see offers, co-op recently had bogof on 9 packs of soooooper softy stuff for 4.19 so only 10p per pack more than my usual aldi one for 2 packs.

poocatcherchampion Thu 15-Aug-13 10:11:29

I love the aloe Andrex. its one of the only brands of anything I buy.

RachelHRD Thu 15-Aug-13 11:57:45

Sainsburys quilted works for us!!

Yonihadtoask Thu 15-Aug-13 12:00:43

Costco's own brand Kirkland is the winner here.

it works out a little cheaper, but I find the quality much better, and the rolls seem to last so much longer.

Need a big space to store the huge pack though.

delasi Thu 15-Aug-13 12:19:52

Quilted. I've used Andrex and Double Velvet versions (I just buy whatever's on offer), but it has to be quilted. Only paper that I find to be reasonable.

SpinningSpider Thu 15-Aug-13 12:22:09

I buy Aldi £1.99 for 9 and its fine

sapfu Thu 15-Aug-13 12:24:25

Marks and Spencers bog roll is the business.

I like the one with silver stars but you also can have plain white, pretty pink flowers or, er, crabs. Well, it's a sort of undersea print, with fish and bubbles or something.

caramelgirl Thu 15-Aug-13 12:25:12

Double velvet quilted or Andrex quilted. I agree tho', standard loo roll now awful. In same way I am in a quest for bin bags which don't split instantly because they are sooooo thin.
My life is pretty exciting at the moment...

SinisterSal Thu 15-Aug-13 12:27:21

I read the title as Toilet Troll.

Bad enough that they seek to disrupt the Housekeeping section, but they have the gall to announce themselves now...

Rummikub Thu 15-Aug-13 12:27:31

I understand where you're coming from. I don't like the shredding nor fancy quilting. I stick with nouvelle velvet. I've dabbled with others but always return to nouvelle.
Does anyone else remember John Wayne toilet paper from days of old?

starfishmummy Thu 15-Aug-13 12:36:41

We use sainsburys own brand while toilet roll. We have no problem with shedding - it must be something in the way MrsBertMacklin uses it. grin

SpinningSpider Thu 15-Aug-13 12:39:11

Lidl bin bags don't split.

We use any so long as it is white, unscented, unquilted unpatterned, usually the recycled ones. Never had shredding problems. Quilted ones are supposed to be a major cause of blocked soil pipes and drains.

AmberLeaf Thu 15-Aug-13 12:47:33

Charmin/Cushelle whatever the koala bear one is called these days is my fav.

Or, double velvet is nice and strong.

I search around to find them on offer,.

Andrex is the worst ever, it leaves claggy bits behind yuk.

Vivacia Thu 15-Aug-13 15:03:38

I have never given this a second thought (I am now though!). We use Asda's own brand, I think it's called Shades. Uncoloured, unperfumed, unquilted.

adagio Thu 15-Aug-13 15:36:25

I thought Asda was a bit textured. Morrisons has gone the same way. Textured is definitely not nice - not quite as bad as quilted, but still, not pleasant on the posterior.

Totally agree with MrsBertMacklin that Sainsbury's has gone down hill and drops bits everywhere, and Andrex is always a disappointment despite the high price tag (I still forget this and buy it from time to time).

I may make a special trip to Aldi to try their offering in light of the good things stated on this thread.

MrsBertMacklin Thu 15-Aug-13 16:05:56

Oi starfishmummy, stop casting dispersions on my wiping technique!

So looks like it's gong to be Aldi, Double Velvet and Charmin to try next, will check the others out if they let me down though.

Me and my posterior thank you.

nomorecrumbs Thu 15-Aug-13 16:10:28

Ooo, OOO! Sainsbury's quilted. Definitely.

Calggy bits grin

nomorecrumbs Thu 15-Aug-13 16:10:38

damn...meant to say claggy

caramelgirl Thu 15-Aug-13 16:27:14

spinningspider -really, Lidl bin bags are good? Will go stock up asap! Thanks!

Jbck Thu 15-Aug-13 16:32:38

Charmin blockedmyMum's loo! Nasty business, never bought it since.

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