We use a lot of tissues in our house, and not only during the winter months. In fact, what with my annual bout of hayfever, not to mention my dreaded summer cold, I actually have to keep a stock of them at all times throughout the year. I prefer to use Kleenex tissues, whenever I can, though Tesco's own brand do come a very close second in terms of quality, particularly strength and softness combined. I always buy the two pack of Kleenex family tissues whenever they are on offer. The full price is usually £3 for the pack of two boxes, but I have managed to pick up a few twin packs lately for the reduced price of only £2.
They come stuck together with tape and one box usually lasts me quite a long time because each box had 72 large sized tissues inside, and also they are extra thick, being made of three ply. They are not only very strong, but they are also surprisingly thick and they tend not to shred or break up as much as cheaper branded tissues are prone to do.
There is a perforated opening on the top of the cardboard boxes and the tissues always seem to come out individually, one at a time. They have no special balsam or coating and are not impregnated with anything. They are suitable for use around my eyes (I wear contacts) and little bits of tissue never come off and end up making my eyes sore or itchy.
Each tissue measure an impressive 20cm x 20cm and one is usually all I need to use for a good nose blow. With cheaper tissues I usually find that I have to use two or more at once. They stay strong even when wet and I usually take a little bundle with me whenever I go out to work or I am out and about during the day, especially if I have run out of my usual single packs I also buy.
They are really absorbent, the box can be recycled after use and they are suitable for the whole family to use. They are just as good as the Kleenex for Men I also buy from time to time and well worth the price.
I've been using Kleeex original tissues for years now, I've tried own brand tissues in between boxes of these but always return to Kleenex as they are just that bit nicer to use.
All Kleenex tissues come in good strong boxes and these are no exception. They have recently updated their boxes and are now slimmer than they were before. This is great if like me you tend to stockpile them when they are on offer. They come with a perforated cardboard rectangle on top of the box which is easily removed and you can then take out your tissues from the large gap. The box for these tissues comes in three different colours pink, blue or green pattern on a white background. These tissues are sold in twin packs which have a plastic covering holding them together, they used to have a twin pack sticker holding them together which I preferred as it was quicker and easier to remove.
The information about the tissues is on the piece of cardboard you remove, it tells you that you get 72 x 3 ply tissues in the box, recycling information and that they have been dermatologically tested. The FSC logo is displayed so you know that the tissues come from a responsible source. Because you remove this piece when you are using the tissues you are left with a pleasant looking box.
These tissues are soft enough for me to use around my eyes and if you make them slightly wet they hold together well. They hold together well in the washing machine too if one accidentally finds it way in, which mine seem to do far to often.
If using these tissues for the traditional use of wiping your nose they are really good. They are soft and pretty strong as you would expect from a 3 ply tissue. The tissues are a good size at 20cm x 20cm making them ideal for everyday use.
Price and availability
I stocked up on these twin packs when they were on a buy one get one free offer earlier in the year. They are widely available and currently a twin pack costs £2 at Tesco and Asda, full price is £3 but they are regularly on offer at the much more reasonable offer price.
Would I recommend?
Yes, these are high quality tissues suitable for all the family in a great box.
== Strength Versus Softness ==
We use one of two varieties of Kleenex tissues in our house, depending on whether we need strength or softness the most.
I think that the best general purpose ones are the Kleenex Original Family Tissues, as they are both strong and reasonably gentle.
However, when noses are sore from prolonged cold symptoms Kleenex Ultra Soft take priority place in nose wiping. They are what they say on the pack "Ultra Soft" and so gentlest on noses, although not quite as strong as the Original Family Tissues.
I have found that if single tissues are carried around in pockets or handbags, the Ultra Soft Tissues will disintegrated from light friction a lot more quickly than the Original Family Tissues.
== Packs and Prices ==
I stock up on Kleenex Original Family Tissues when the twin packs are on special offer.
I aim to pay no more than £2 for a twin pack.
Twin packs for Kleenex Original Family Tissues are currently on offer at Tesco and Sainsburys for £2.
However, if you have to pay the undiscounted price, expect to pay up to £2 for a single box.
This compares to the slightly more expensive Kleenex Ultra Soft, for which you could expect to pay about 50p to £1 more per single box.
== The Environment ==
I have learned from their website that Kleenex Tissues are FSC certified. The Forest Stewardship Council works world-wide to ensure that forests are managed responsibly, with regard to the environment, wildlife and the local people. They are also members of the World Wildlife Fund-UK Forest & Trade network.
Recently I have noticed that both varieties are being sold in slimmer boxes, but with the same quantity of tissues in them. The air gap at the top of the box has been reduced, but the opening has widened to make it just as easy to get tissues out. Even though they have reduced the depth by a third, you still get 72 3-ply tissues to a box, each being 20 x 20 cms. I prefer these slimmer boxes as they are easier to carry home and store. They are also better for the environment by reducing cardboard usage and transport mileage.
I believe that Kleenex Original Tissues are great all round tissues for both strength and softness.
However, I switch to Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues when softness is more important than strength.
Before I get stuck into writing this review I must first off point out that I am not reviewing Kleenex 'Original Family Tissues' but the ones I am reviewing are the Kleenex 'Super 3' ones which come in a similar box to the original ones and Dooyoo told me to pop my review here so here I am!
The other day my Step Father picked me up from my home in Weston Super Mare to bring me back to my family home in Coventry for Christmas. Me, I didn't want to come at all and only because I am so ill at the moment with flu! I've had a headache now for days, can't stop sneezing, everything is running, I ache all over and the worst thing is that all under my nose is red raw. In fact I'm not sure that I have flu as I have awful earache too which I reckon is an infection (as I have those often) and I reckon I caught a virus off my best mate Liz who has just been diagnosed with one!
However I landed here half dead and my mum was horrified. First thing she did was wrap me up on the sofa and make me lemsip with whisky in it and she was complaining about the state of my nose when she remembered that she had a box of these tissues, unopened in the cupboard as my step dad had asked her to get some when she was out a while back. I was pleased at such a good brand name being passed to me and her reply was that David won't use cheap things lol.
The box is actually really nice! Oblong in shape and with a white and blue sort of large floral pattern over them there is an oval piece of perforated cardboard to the centre of them and on that we are told that the are Kleenex 'Brand Tissues', Super 3 'FSC and then on the base of the box we are told a little about the product, the size of each one is given and contact details for Kimberly-Clark are given (the manufacturer of the product).
Well in the box I have in front of me I am told on the base of it that there are in average of 65x3 ply tissues. Each one is white and really large and folded into three which you can open out and each one measures 30x26cm, if like me your rubbish about knowing measurements these are as I have just said rather large. Each tissue is sealed at the edges as they have three layers to them and if you look to the where the tissue isn't sealed in the middle you can see three very thin layered tissues which make one very soft and velvet feeling tissue.
These are super absorbent and soft against my face and have really helped me with my mega sore nose. They are only suitable for popping in the dustbin after use and we are not advised to flush them however.
I have found these to be superb and usually I buy cheap boxes of tissues to save myself money, I have now learnt that that is false economy totally and isn't the best for a sore face!
These don't fall apart, last more than one blow and I really do like them and give them a huge thumbs up!
Available in all good chemists and supermarkets etc priced at about £2.00 a box for the size I have been using.
When winter arrives so does a cold for me it is like clockwork with the weather changing so one things I have to have to hand is tissues. I have often found cheaper products to be of just as good value but when it comes to tissues I have found that kleenex to be my number 1 choice.
The family size comes in two boxes of 90 tissues at tesco actually have them on offer at the moment for around £2 I believe I paid. This perfect for me to leave one box downstairs but also have one box upstairs for when they are needed. The box can be opened by pulling a little sleeve off meaning that the tissues are easy to get too. That is another thing I love about these tissues they come out easily one at a time so your not wasting tissues by pulling hand full's out at the same time.
They are white tissues with a floral design slightly imprinted on each of the tissues.
The tissues are 3 ply which means they are a little thicker than standard tissues which to me is what makes them so perfect as it makes them stronger but at the same time they are so incredibly soft. This is a must have for something you are going to be using almost constantly on your nose for a few days as other wise your nose can become irritated and sore as if the cold was not bad enough.
I believe that when it comes to tissue it is worth paying the extra you can definitely tell the different in quality and when your already feeling sorry for yourself even if it takes a tissue to cheer you up a little these do the job. They are kind on your nose but do the job they were intended for well. They do not break the bank either and you can walk around safe in the knowledge you do not look like Rudolph:)
I suffer from allergies and in the summer months my hayfever is especially bad and that leaves my eyes and nose streaming, therefore it's essential that my house is stocked up with tissues!
When it comes to tissues you really do seem to get what you pay for, I've tried cheaper brands that have been scratchy and made my nose sore, whereas with Kleenex you can guarantee a lovely, soft, 3 ply tissue. I've found that Kleenex are a great size, just the right size to blow your nose with. The measurements of a single tissue are around 21cm by 20cm and they are pure white in colour.
Kleenex tissues are thick so don't tear too easily, you can give your nose a good blow on them without coming a cropper! They're absorbent which is especially great for me as I also suffer with quite bad nosebleeds, especially in the hot summer months.
You can buy a 2 pack of Kleenex original for £2 at Tesco and you get around 90 tissues in a pack which works out at just 1.1p a tissue. Kleenex may be quite a bit more expensive than other brands but you really can't beat the quality of them. They're soft yet strong, 5 DooYoo stars!
When we all had mad colds after Xmas Asda had Kleenex Family Tissues on special offer, the usual price for a twin pack is £2.66 but they was on BOGOF and between us we brought so many boxes there are still some left!
Kleenex are the best tissues for when you've got a cold because they're all mega soft, the man sized ones that come in the black and red box are a bit rough for me but the rest of them are brill. My hayfever has started a bit this week and I've been sniffling, I don't get BAD hayfever and it will only last until about June so it doesn't bother me much but I have to make sure I've got tissues handy in case a sneezing fit comes on or I feel a drippy nose starting to happen! lol
These ones are 3 ply and pure white. You can feel how soft they are in your fingers and the surface of them has got a bit of a glossy feel, I reckon that's what helps stop your nose getting sore when you've got a cold because there are no rough fibres sticking out.
The tissues come in a box and are easy to pull out so you always get one and not half a dozen by mistake. They are a good size so one tissue will do one nose blow or sneeze, you could probably use them a couple of times because they are a good size but I'm funny with tissues and HAVE TO throw them away as soon as I've used them. My aunt sticks her up her sleeve and it makes me feel sick sometimes!
I think these tissues are wicked, like I said all Kleenex tissues are brill but these are the original and have been going for years. Over time this Family pack won't stop your nose going red, but if that starts happening just swap to Kleenex Balsam and use them for a bit and then go back to the Family ones. This is because the Family Tissues are the cheapest out of the Kleenex range so it makes sense to use them as much as possible, sometimes I'll buy another brand of tissues from the supermarkets but always come back to Kleenex because they're the best.
It's that time of year again when the common cold is doing the rounds, reducing everyone to coughing and sneezing individuals with sore throats and runny noses. Last week I was affected by one of these nasty Winter illnesses, and had a lovely red nose to show from all that blowing.
Although from an ecological perspective I would always recommend using a handkerchief, disposable tissues are undoubtedly very handy, and it can be useful to have a pack nearby at this time of year when you're out and about. Kleenex are probably the most well known tissue brand in Britain, producing all manner of different types, from their popular 'Mansize' variety, to the balsam and aloe vera lined ones. This review focuses on Kleenex 'Original', which are basically the no-nonsense what-you-see-is-what-you-get ones.
Price & Availability
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You can currently purchase a twin pack box of these tissues ( 2 x 90 ) for £2.43 from Tesco, but the ones that I often use are the pocketable handy-pack which retail at under a pound.
The tissues measure 21 x 21 cms, and feature an embossed pattern which makes them look a little like napkins. To be honest, I'm not that concerned about whether the tissues I use are slightly decorated, considering the fact that they're gonna end up in the bin or down the loo shortly after using anyway!
Of course, the most important thing about tissues is their softness, and I'm happy to report that these Kleenex Original ones are very soft indeed - no hard edges like the Tesco Value, and although I mentioned that my nose was a bit red, it would be a whole lot redder if I'd been using kitchen roll as I sometimes do.
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Overall then, I would recommend these particular tissues as being soft and absorbent, and they do exactly what they are supposed to do. That said, I can't notice a massive difference in quality between these and other premium brands, and the price is a little expensive, so I can't award them the full five stars.
Kleenex Family Tissues......
My other half suffers badly from allergies and is always sneezing this is why we need a constant supply of tissues in each room for his nose.
We have tried cheaper tissues but really you need a good tissue to trust that it won't split open when you give your nose a hard blow. This is how much I usually buy Kleenex tissues when I do my weekly shop.
Usually they are rather expensive in comparison to other brands but as I say you do get what you pay for when buying tissues. Having said that however when I last did my weekly shop I saw that these Kleenex family tissues (i.e. two boxes together) for £2 a price that I feel is very reasonable.
In a single box of Kleenex tissues you will on average get 88 tissues and each tissue is a 3 ply quality. The measurements of the tissues are 21 by 20 cm and if you can't imagine this then all I can say are they are a good size two get at least two nose blows on!
The quality of the Kleenex tissues is really second to none as they are very soft and luxurious. The colour of the tissues is pure white and to look at you can just tell they are a tissue of a high standard. Because they are 3 ply this means they are a solid white in colour unlike some cheaper tissues that you can nearly see through!
As I say you can get a good couple of full nose blows out of one of these tissues and when using them they are very strong and durable. When you have a cold your nose often takes a battering but by using Kleenex tissues that are so soft your nose will take less of the punishment then when cheap tissues are used.
Overall I feel that you really can not beat this tissue in most aspects. They are strong and tough yet very soft. They have a good look to them and you can often find them being sold at a very competitive rate.
I would rate these Kleenex Family Tissues a great score of 5 stars and a high recommendation. You really can't beat them!
I hope his has been of some interest/help to you.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Ok so they are supposed to be sneezed at, but it's as close as I am going to get to a clever title! Anyway on to the opinion, this is definitely a product where you get what you pay for. I have tried various brands of tissues over the years from the cheapest to the most expensive and the difference in quality is obvious from the first sneeze! The specific Kleenex tissues about which I am talking here are the standard family ones, which come in a box containing 88 sheets of three-ply tissues. Incidentally this equates to an area of 3.6 square metres. There's something for the next trivia quiz! They are made by Kimberley Clark Ltd of UKP88 Freepost, West Malling, Kent. ME10 4BR, telephone 1800 626008. They also have a web site at www.kleenex.com. The boxes are usually sold in packs of two for anything between £1.70 and £2 depending upon where you do your shopping. As usual I tend to watch out for the special offers and stock up when they're buy one get one free or buy one and get one half price. The tissues themselves come in various colours; the ones that I am using at the moment are a lovely shade of peach, so you can buy them to match your décor. The difference in quality that I mentioned earlier is the difference in both softness and strength. Kleenex tissues are very strong and very soft, especially useful when I have a cold. I find that if I use the cheaper tissues when I have a cold I end up looking like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! I know that this is very seasonal but it does nothing for my street cred! However with Kleenex tissues I find that my nose is saved from all the soreness of my cold by the softness of the tissues. As the tissues are three ply they are also very strong and didn't disintegrate at the first decent sneeze or when you have a good blow of the nose. I'm not going to go into any more detail on this particular subject -
I'm sure you all know what I mean without me getting too graphic about it. I'm afraid this is one of my shorter opinions as there isn't that much I can say about a box of tissues but I will close by saying Kleenex are the best!
Original, family tissues.