I tend to stock up on tissues during big Asda shopping trips, and I tend to go for these Smartprice tissues because they're cheap and cheerful. I have a box by the side of my bed at my boyfriend's house and boxes back at mine in the bedroom, living room and spare room. I could do with a box for my boyfriend's living room too as I seem to end up using kitchen roll which isn't so great for nose blowing, and means we run out of kitchen roll frequently!
These cost just 65p from Asda (obviously!) and there are approximately 225 tissues in a box.
These tissues come in a very simple and plain box which is a fair size and is made from recyclable card. Those who like the branded products in life might be put off.
The box is mainly white, with green writing saying "Asda Smart Price" and a green stripe with white text in it saying "White Tissues". It's not the most inspiring packaging, but at the end of the day it's a box of tissues!
---Using the tissues---
On opening the box (remove a little bit of card which pops out) I find it a little bit difficult to remove the first tissue since the box is so jammed full of them - there's no thin plastic bit like in more expensive tissues. However, breaking one tissue up a bit (from yanking it out) isn't a bit problem, since after this they come out fairly easily. Occasionally they do come out a bit joined together. However, I think that this is mostly because I'm reaching for the tissues in the middle of the night without turning on a light, and I just grab and pull what I can!
The tissues are reasonably soft (and pretty strong too - they don't break that easily) and are 2-ply. They are standard tissue size (210x200mm to be precise), and put together would cover an area of 9.45m² (it says this on the box - I didn't work it out!)
I mostly use the tissues for blowing my nose, but also for the odd moth or insect killing, and mopping up the occasional spillage or water which they work ok for. They work well to deal with my hayfever, and normal sniffles. However, with a heavy cold you might prefer to splash out on more expensive luxurious tissues if your nose is getting sore.
I would recommend these tissues. They do the job, and although not as soft as some, for the price I think they are a bargain - after all it's more than 3 tissues you get for 1p! I will stick with these for my everyday nose blowing, but would probably be inclined to pay a bit more for more luxurious ones when I next have a bad cold.
4 out of 5 stars from me!
Item: Asda Smart Price Tissues
Price: 65p each ( I bought these on offer at £1 for 2 boxes )
Size: 225 tissues
Why did I buy these?
I like to have a box of tissues in the house for runny noses and for fixing make up. I usually buy a smaller square box that has a design on the box. I used to look for a pack that would match our living room, which is cream and purple so would always look for a pink, purple or lilac themed box. So when I went to replace a box and they only had those boxes with bright green or blue designs left I didn't want either of those so I had a look along the aisle to see what else I could get. I noticed that these were on special offer at 2 for £1. I hadn't been keen on trying them before as I thought that being so cheap they wouldn't be as good as the ones I used to get which were 99p for 60 to 65 tissues. But since the ones I wanted weren't available and I was going to get 2 boxes for the same price as the other ones I took the chance. Below is my review :-)
These come in a rectangular box. 9x23x12cm is the overall box size. The box is mostly white with a big green band across the front which has "Asda Smart Price White Tissues" written in large type across both of the longer sides and top so either way they are stacked on the shelve you can see straight away what they are. They look to be a similar size to other branded man size tissues. The box does have a really "cheap" look to it but when I chose to get them I bought them knowing that I actually had a tissue box cover at home that someone had brought me back from holiday as a gift so I could cover the box. The top of the box has an oval pull away section that is 15x9cm so you can easily get the tissues out without them flaking off and tearing. The bottom of the box has details on recycling, barcode, refund offer from Asda if you are not happy with the quality and sizes, which is quite useful info and is in a reasonable size of black type so it is easy to read.
Quality/size of tissue:
So at full price these tissues should cost 65p for 225 tissues. Previously I was paying 99p for 60 to 65 tissues. So when I saw that I was getting 4 times as many tissues for less money, I wasn't expecting great quality so expected to have to use 2 tissues at a time. But I was wrong!!! These tissues open up to be a square of 21x21cm and although they are 2ply rather than 3pl, as they are actually bigger than my previous tissues, they can be folded over in half, creating a 4ply tissue and are plenty strong enough for blowing your nose. The tissues are white and not fluffy or have any loose bits coming off like some other tissues do. They are surprisingly good quality and quite soft to touch. Of course not as soft as something like a moisture rich tissue but they are far softer than your average low price tissue. No sore skin around my nose and I use them daily. I used to have to pick up a box of tissues roughly ever other week at Asda but now I only have to replace these around the 6 week mark as there are as many more tissues in each box.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised by these tissues. The packaging did put me off and it was only when I couldn't get a purple/pink pack from the more expensive range that I looked at these properly. As I have my own tissue box cover you can't see the design on the box anyways so doesn't actually mater what they look like. The tissues are soft and as there are so many more in the box than my previous purchases they last much longer too.
Of late, I have had to buy loads of tissues as I have started weaning my son. Those of you who have had babies will know how messy that can get. Tissues, being disposable, make life much simpler and easier.
I have been trying a few brands and decided to give the Asda smartprice range a try. At 65p for a box of 225 tissues, it is definitely one of the cheapest I have seen. That comes to about 0.03p for a tissue.
They come in a standard sized cardboard box. It is quite plain, mostly white with the distinctive Asda green colour on it, as is the case with most Smartprice products. These are white coloured 2-ply tissues.
They are not the whitest I have seen. The tissues are definitely quite rough, you can tell from the way they feel that they are quite cheap. I bought them with the intention of using them on my baby, but they are not suitable for babies. I do use it to just gently pick off food on his face while feeding, but nothing more than that. I have tried it myself and it is not very comfortable. I would only recommend using it for general cleaning purposes, and not as facial tissues.
Also, when you pull one out of the box, two or three follow the one you are pulling out and you have to shake it a bit to separate one.
All in all, it is useful but expect to get only what you pay for.
The last few times we went shopping at our local Asda store, we stocked up on their own brand of tissues. It's always useful to have a box or two of tissues around the house as they come in very handy for so many reasons, from blowing noses to wiping up little spills and drips. These tissues are plainly packaged and come in a basic white box. There are 100 tissues per box and they cost us 72p last time we bought them. I am pretty sure these particular tissues used to cost considerably less money than this in the past so I think Asada must have put their prices up over the last 8 months or so.
The tissues are removed from the box once you have taken out the oval shaped perforated piece in the middle. I simply pull out the first tissue and then the others will follow that one. The tissues are large in size and a nice brilliant white color and are strong. They are only two-ply however, and I usually like a tissue to be three ply for extra strength. Having said that though, it's surprising how strong these tissues are considering there are only two layers of paper.
The last few times I have used them to blow my nose and we also give the little lad some to take to school in his rucksack for when he has a runny nose. They don't come apart easily and bits don't fall off even when wet. I would say though that I probably have to use two of these tissues at a time if I have a particularly heavy cold as they are thinner than the Kleenex ones we also buy.
They are quite soft considering that they are a cheap basic brand but they do a good job and I cannot really complain about the quality of them, especially as they were so cheap.
Overall, a good tissue and I recommend them.
Keeping a box of tissues around the house is always going to be handy. They are useful for blowing noses, clearing up spills and dabbing my make-up before I leave for work in the mornings. I probably use the majority of a box of tissues clearing up drink spillages and wiping up other mess from the floor as I tend to blow my nose in my bathroom.
I purchase the basic or value tissues from whichever supermarket I am shopping in when I need them and these Asda ones cost just under 70p. This is quite a considerable rise and I remember the days when these were under 50p within the last couple of years. However compared to branded tissues these are still incredibly cheap and ideal for the purpose I need them for.
This is a cardboard box with an oval perforation in the middle where you can remove some of the cardboard to access the tissues within. This is a white and green box and it is easily identifiable as an Asda Smartprice product.
These tissues are quite thin and have two plys. They are the size of a standard tissue at around 20cm long. There is well over 100 tissues in this box but I have never counted them as I've used them so I am not sure on the exact number. Considering how thin these tissues are they feel quite soft and the two plys definitely make these a lot stronger.
I mainly use these tissues for spills as I mentioned above and I find these to be quite effective. They are not as absorbent as kitchen towel or something similar but they do absorb spills quite well and I usually use a few to clear up a spill such as a bit of tea or something like that. When I have used these tissues to blow my nose I have noticed that they are not as soft as Kleenex or something similar but they are sufficient enough that my nose is not red raw unless I have a very bad cold and keep using these over and over again.
I would say that overall these are worth their price tag. They are ideal for spills and mess as well as the occasional nose blowing. The price reflects the quality that you are getting as they are not as soft as other tissues, however when I spend this kind of money I do not expect something amazingly soft and soothing on my nose.
I give these a 4/5 because they are very good for the price paid but not as soft as I would like a tissue to be when using it regularly.
Asda Smart Price Facial Tissues
These are the Asda's own brand of tissues. In each box there are 225. The rectangular box they come in is made of thick cardboard and you pull out the tissues from an oval hole at the top.
I have been using these for the past few weeks as my eyes water sometimes. I find these tissues don't rub against my skin or cause any kind of irritation, while using them. They have a soft feel to them. Though they can't absorb much moisture. They do end up splitting sometimes when I use them, the tissues being extremely thin. I wouldn't use these to wipe spills or food off my clothes or anything else for that matter.
I like to do my bit for the environment and I am glad to know these are made from recycled paper.
== Price and availability ==
These cost £0.52 and should be available from most Asda stores. For the amount of tissues you are getting (225), I feel the cost is very reasonable.
== Summary and recommendation ==
I can recommend these for wiping away small amounts of water / tears from your eyes. They may also be handy in removing make-up but I don't have any personal experience of that. These are too thin for wiping your nose on, or using them to wipe spills and anything else containing lots of water. I suppose they could be used to wipe down a dusty surface, crumbs off a table and to wipe away food from a babies mouth.
Overall, they are on the extremely thin side, but for the price, I can't complain. They perform adequately for the purpose I bought them for which is to wipe away excess water from my eyes.
These 'facial' tissues from the Asda Smart Price range are an absolute bargain at 52p for a box containing approximately 225 tissues. Given that the leading brands will charge anywhere between £1.50-2 for the same size box I recently decided we would give these a go.
My husband seems to literally eat tissues and because he often runs in the cold his nose will be streaming within 5 minutes of coming back into the warm, this coupled with my hayfever and the old cold means that we do get through a box every few weeks of such tissues.
On first glance these tissues actually do pretty well against the more expensive versions. The tissues are quite robust, they do not break up on use and they are absorbant (I have used a couple to stand my wine glass on when I realied the base was coated in Merlot that was steadily forming a ring on my coffee table). They are also not bitty, by which I mean that if you stick one up your sleeve (how refined!) you will not end up with bits stuck all over the inside of said sleeve afterwards.
There is, however, a downside to these tissues. They are billed as specifically intended for use on the face and facial area, however, they are not exactly soft and frequent use will leave you with sore red skin. I found this out recently when I had a minor cold which required nose wiping a couple of times an hour. By the end of the day the skin under and around my nose was red, sore and pretty unsightly from being rubbed by these rough tissues.
I guess you get what you pay for. If you just want the occasional tissue then these are fantastic value and I will continue to keep a box on standby in my living room. However, if you have a full blown cold then these are not the best - treat your nose to something a little softer and kinder on your skin.
I wanted to write about Asda Smart Price tissues because I wanted to compare all the supermarket value brands and see how good they are and what they seem to offer people.
Tissues are mainly used by me for blowing my nose and sometimes when I have eyes which are watering and that is mainly the jist of what I use them for but also the fact of when I need to spit something up from inside as well.
You want a tissue which is going to control what you have put inside it and make sure it does not leak out and spill places.
I never have purchased Asda own tissues before and I noticed them from the white box and green colour and they look cheap and cheerful just by the box themselves. Inside the box is 225 tissues and I found myself wanting to use them.
I have had a stubborn nose recently due to my own problems of not wrapping up when the temperature is cold out and when I have a cold I want a tissue not to rub the nose until it is red raw but also provide me with some sort of protection from the contents inside.
I used two tissues and I blew my nose and sadly I blew a hole straight through the tissues resulting in the contents going everywhere. I decided this was not a far example so I went a little easier and again the tissue ripped apart far to easily.
I found my nose going red from the rubbing I had done but the weird part was that I rubbed my nose only twice and this red patch appeared which is unusual for me. I think they are very poor because they fail to start together and rip apart far to easily.
I think they are poor also because they fail to keep the contents inside and I think the red nose problem was due to the roughness of them. I admit there price off 52p is cheap but I know other supermarkets offer a better price and a better overall quality of product.
I would not use these for anything other then a simple wipe around and then straight into the bin before it is to late. I found them annoying and I cannot find one positive to mention about them.
If they made them more durable and perhaps then I would find a good thing to mention but to me they are very poor for what they offer.
We always make sure we have some facial tissues in the house especially with the cold season coming up. They are just always handy to have and we are not very picky where we get them from, as long they are actually good and we always like a good deal. It's just something you don't want to spend a lot of money on. So when we saw the box from Asda with their smart price facial tissues for 52p, we were certainly interested.
Asda is a brand we appreciate but just don't come that often since more the location of the shop. Its bit far for us to get to and other shops are just closer. We do like the shop and thought we had a good deal with these ones for 52p. You get around 225 2py tissues with that while you get 150 2ply tissues for 35p at Tesco. So not really a big difference pricewise.
Likes the other cheaper home brands the package looks cheap and basic. The tissues come in a white green cardboard box. It does work and that the most important part and the tissues are easily removable from the box and they don't rip.
The most important is of course how are the tissues? Well they are a bit disappointing but not too bad. They are really thin but when using them they don't seem to break that easily. They still need to be careful and especially when they get wet. They don't seem to irritate my nose or skin so that's good.
Since they are only 52p I think they are actually quite good. Not the best since you still have to be careful and they are thin but I have seen worse. The box may look cheap but the tissues are of good quality so I would definitely buy them again.
I am one of those people that's always spilling my food down my top, knocking a glass of water over, or spilling my coffee. So instead of hot footing it to the toilets every time I had a mishap, I decided to start buying a box of tissues for my desk at work.
In our office there's always somebody asking for a tissue (or a McDonald's serviette!), so it's pretty handy having a supply at hand!
Each box of Asda Smart Price Facial Tissues retails at 52p and there are 225 tissues in each box. As you'd expect, the packaging is very basic, these tissues come in a cheap looking green and white cardboard box.
These tissues are made from recycled paper and the box is made from recycled card too, so you're doing your bit for the environment if you decide to purchase this product.
The tissues themselves are very basic - they are quite rough to touch and they're also very thin and flimsy - but for the price I can't say I'm surprised.
Although they break easily, they're still pretty good when it comes to mopping up spills and wiping your hands after you've eaten. However, if you've got a cold then I'd advice that you stay away from these tissues, because they are thin and rough, so if you had to blow your nose on numerous occasions then they will start to irritate after a while. So if you have a cold then spend a few extra pence on better quality tissue.
Although I'm quite happy to have Asda Smart Price Facial Tissues on my desk at work, I don't think I'd have them on display at home. Call me vain but I'd prefer to have a better quality tissue in a nicer box for my house guests to use.
Overall I'd say that these tissues are okay - they're cheap and basic - but I wouldn't advise you to blow your nose with them!
The smart price range at ASDA is their budget range. Whatever product you are purchasing you can almost always find a smart price version in store, and i am always willing to give the range a go to see if there is a saving to be had.
I personally don't mind the cheap version of tissues in the different supermarket ranges. They are around the 30p a box mark, which is a huge saving compared to the leading brand.
I first decided to try the brand when i was working. I was a teacher in a secondary school, and it seemed there was always someone asking me for permission to pop to the loo to get a tissue, so i found it easier and less disruptive to my lesson if i could say, look, help yourself from my box. As it was a cheap box, i was then really not bothered if they used up the whole box for that price.
I then found, being in a science lab, there used to be a number of spillages, and again, a handful of these tissues dealt with any mess with speed.
I tend to find that for everyday use, that these tissues are perfectly adequate. Not the hugest, not the softest, but they will do.
At home, my kids have a fondness for emptying out the whole box, and rather than blowing their nose blowing a rasberry onto the tissue with their mouths. Again, they will do.
However, i noticed my husband recently had a cold, and the inside of his nose became quite sore and scabbed up, so i did treat him to a luxury box of tissues, and he can certainly notice the difference in texture.
In summer, i used them with my runny nose from hayfever, and did not notice any redness and soreness on the outside of my nose, and any on the inside i attribute to the allergy and not the tissues themselves.
Worth a buy for occasional use, but you might want to upbrand if you are feeling really grotty to prevent you getting sore.
Asda Smart Price Facial Tissues
Tissues are an all around essential to my monthly shopping budget. It is a pet peeve of mine when we run out of tissues and having to rely on good old fashioned toilet paper to blow my nose on. I always look out for a bargain and I tend to stock up when I find offers on the brands I like.
Retailing at 52 pence a box I think that these are probably the most expensive basic tissues from any of the major supermarket chains. I have bought and tried a lot of these budget tissues in the past because they make for cheap toys and extra bedding for my pet rats. However, I have found them to be a bit of a false economy in purchasing them for me or my husband to use.
For your money you get 150, two ply tissues that are far from being soft. These are not as rough or as harsh as some of the other budget tissues available, but I still wouldn't go so far as to call them soft or soothing. Especially, when you have an irritated and sore nose you really need something that will aid it, these would not so much help as maybe aggravate it even more.
There also isn't that much substance to the individual tissues, even with the two ply thickness these are still pretty thin. If you hold them up to the light they are easy to see through. I would be wary of using these if you had a particularly heavy cold, they do tend to disintegrate and fall apart very easily if they get damp or wet.
The packaging is nothing special, but then for the price I wouldn't really expect anything more. The box is typical of the Asda's smart price range, white and green. It is also very cheaply made and the cardboard is quite thin. It is also nearly impossible to remove only one tissue at a time, but I find this is true of all the budget tissues.
These are going to get a two out of five stars from me. I can imagine that if you have a child that wants to play with tissues, or pets then these would serve a purpose. However, for using and relying upon when you have the cold or bad hay fever then I would suggest to stay clear. I wouldn't recommend rushing out to buy these unless you were really trying to tighten the purse strings.
When I used to buy these Smart Price tissues they were only about 23p a box so I was kinda surprised when I bought them again this week and they've shot up to 52p for the same sized box!
For your 52p you get 150 tissues in a very plain white and green box. There's an oval on the top of the box for you to pull out in order for you to be able to feed the tissues through. I couldn't pull the oval off the box a couple of times because the perforations and then it ended up ripping the top of the box. Which looked a bit of a mess.
The tissues are 2 ply and come out of the box quite easily, sometimes I will accidentally pull more than one out but really these tissues are so thin that sometimes you need more than one! They're very rough as well, you won't necessarily notice that if you're just using the tissues here and there but if you've got a cold and are using tissues constantly then these are liable to make your nose a bit sore.
These tissues are not absorbant at all and again no good for when you've got a cold. Which defeats the object a bit! They've no strength so as soon as you sneeze or blow your nose into a tissue it will either get a hole in it straight away or simply shrink down to nothing.
These are useful to have around the house for me as I have three children ranging from a teenager to a toddler. Obviously spills and drips are par for the course with a toddler so these tissues do come in handy when she's around, but another use we've found for them is when my older daughter wants to blot her lip gloss. Personally I'd rather use a softer tissue for that, but she said the roughness of the Smart Price tissues helps give her a better finish. Which makes no sense to me, but what do I know as I've only been wearing make-up for longer than Charlotte has been alive!
52p from Asda.
I'm lying in bed at the moment feeling a little bit sorry for myself. I'm sure I have a cold coming, I'm bunged up one minute and snivelling the next, am freezing and achy and so on! My flatmate announced she was going to Asda and asked me if I wanted anything and I thought a box of tissues would come in handy!
She spotted these priced at 53p a box for 225 tissues and opted to get them. When she got back and handed me the box I hid my disappointment. I hate cheap looking products hanging around that I can't hide (ok I admit to a slight snobbery!) but said thanks and hid them under my bed and out of harms way....until my nose started running again and I had a sneeze stuck up my hooter and needs must!
The tissues come in a mainly white box with bits of bright green colour on it and to the top and centre of the box I am told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' White Tissues. That section pops off the box with a gentle push as it is perforated and you simply get it off and dispose of it. On two sides of the box again you are told what they are and then on the base of the box we are told that they are white tissues and that there are 225 tissues in there, the size of each is given and contact details for Asda are given. It is a cheap looking box though not so bad to look at once you remove the top section to be fair!
White in appearance, these are 2 ply tissues and the sheet size is 210mm x 200mm. If your no good at understanding measurements like me basically they are square in shape and of quite a large standard size!
Although 2 ply they are not so flimsy as to separate but they are a bit thin and rough for my liking. Although they do a job they do make my nose tingle slightly and no way can you compare them to leading brands as they are just not as soft...but did you think for the the price and amount that you get that for a minute they would be eh?
All in all they are not bad, do a job but are cheap and I wouldn't personally opt for these if you need them for coughs and colds cos your gonna make your face sore and I think during times of illness you need a bit of quality and comfort in your life and these don't give that however for the occasional lipstick blot and quick blow of a nose they aren't bad at all!
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Smartprice is Asda's own value brand of products. The have smart price products available in all areas of the store including food and drink, homeware and bedding. The range continues to expand and grow all the time and they are constantly adding to this and upgrading existing products.
Some of the Smartprice products are great and you can't notice a difference between these and the more expensive brands, on the other hand some of the products aren't so good and are bearly fit to use. It really is a case of trial and error. Considering the savings it's well worth trying smart price products instead of your usual brands.
I always buy Smartprice tissues. They are very good value at less than 30p per box and are 2 ply so they are quite absorbent and fine for everyday use. They are not the softest tissues you can buy but are fine for use around the house or in the car.
The only time I don't buy smart price tissues is when I have a cold or a sore nose and then I always buy Kleenex because they are lovely and soft and irritate an already sore nose.
These tissues would be particularly good for anyone who goes through a lot or anyone with toddler who blows their nose on the middle of tissue and then throws it in the bin.
The packaging is very plain but if you didn't want people to see it you can now get tissue box covers which are quite decorative and would hide the box completely.
I rate them at 4 out of 5. If they were a bit softer they would get 5 stars. Other than that they are great and a very good price as well.