“ Regular 2 ply soft white boxed tissues, 150 sheets. „
I have recently tried out the Sainsbury's Soft White Tissues and this is my review.
I have tried out a lot of the items in the Sainsbury's own range cos I have been trying out supermarket own products instead of always buying big brands to see if I can save some money on my weekly shop. I have thought that some of them are very good items that are great value but other items are a bit basic and I would not buy them again.
I usually buy Kleenex tissues but I decided to try out the Sainsbury's own box of white tissues and I saved 90 pence cos I chose to switch the brand. I paid around £1.70 for the box of Sainsbury's tissues which I thought was an ok price. I do not really like cheap or budget tissues cos I have quite sensitive skin on my face and I think they feel harsh so I did not want to buy really cheap tissues. I thought that the Sainsbury's Soft White Tissues was a compromise between buying something a bit cheaper than usual and not buying the cheapest tissues in the store.
The Sainsbury's Soft White Tissues are packed in a cardboard box that is an oblong shape in the same sort of design that most boxes of tissues are nowadays. There is an opening on the box that you need to make yourself by removing the cardboard cover. The tissues can be pulled through the hole.
The tissues are a plain white colour and they are very soft to the touch. They are a lot softer than I thought they would be. I am not sure if I would be able to tell the difference between the Sainsbury's tissues and a big brand of tissue cos they are lovely and soft and feel like an ok quality to me.
There are 150 tissues in the box which I think is more than a lot of supermarket own brands of tissues and especially cheaper or budget tissues which have a lot less tissues in the box. I think 150 tissues in the Sainsbury's box of tissues is a great amount and the box lasted quite a long time.
The tissues are quite thick and are not easy to separate like budget or cheaper tissues are. I do not like it when the tissues separate on you and you end up with two thin sheets that are a bit useless. The Sainsbury's tissues stay together and do not separate so they are easy to use.
The tissues are very soft on my skin and do not feel harsh to use at all. I have had these tissues when I have had a cold last winter and they did not make my nose sore cos I was blowing it so much which is something I have had with cheaper or budget tissues. I was pleased about this and it shows me how good quality the tissues are and how soft they are.
I would suggest giving the Sainsbury's Soft White Tissues a try out cos I think they are good quality and they are very nice and soft to the touch. They are not to thin and do not separate to easily and they are soft and gentle to use.
For me, having a box of tissues at home is an absolute must- you never know when the dreaded sniffs and sneezes will strike, but when they do, you'd better be ready! There are quite a few brands out there to choose from, but I generally go for the supermarket own-brands, and as Sainsbury's is somewhere I often shop, I've got through quite a lot of these boxes of tissues.
The main reason I go for these over some of the more well known brands is price- a twin pack of these tissues costs £2.84, working out at 95p per 100 tissues (there are 150 in a box, in case you don't want to get your calculator out!), which is about half the price of Kleenex. You can also get these in single boxes, which are slightly more expensive than the double packs, but still considerably cheaper than the other brands.
The boxes are nicely presented, although Sainsbury's seem to change the packaging quite frequently. At the moment, they feature two-toned swirly patterns that remind me of large, hazy rose petals. This gives the impression that the tissues inside will be soft and smooth. These boxes are available in a variety of colours, handy if you're pedantic enough to want to coordinate your tissue boxes with your wallpaper! The two boxes I have at the moment are in green and peach, both nice shades, and cheerful without being too obtrusive- you don't really want your tissue box to become the focal point of your room! I also like the fact that the writing on the box is confined to its base, so that only the pattern is visible. The only problem with the boxes themselves arises from the large red stickers used to join the double pack. These are not easy to peel off, and I often find the coating of the box rips off in patches with the sticker. It's not a major issue, but can make the boxes look quite scruffy, which spoils the effect of the nice pattern.
The box also features a bit of blurb about the FSC- apparently, 'buying this product helps you care for the world's forests' because the fibre used in the tissues comes from responsibly managed forests. It's always nice to have your conscience appeased by seeing a logo like this on the things you're buying, although I recently heard something on the radio suggesting that the FSC scheme isn't working as it should. I can't remember the details, but it was enough to make me sceptical, and so I wouldn't put this forward as a major plus point of these tissues.
The tissues are easy to get to- the boxes feature the usual pull-off oval of card at the top, which comes off cleanly and easily to reveal the plastic cover underneath. This has a slit running through its length, through which you can pull the tissues out. Getting to the first can be a little fiddly, but once you've got hold of one, the others are very easy to pull out.
These tissues are 2 ply, pretty standard for boxed tissues, and I find them perfectly adequate for my everyday nose-blowing needs! They can get soggy very quickly if you have a cold, however (not the happiest of mental images, sorry!), so it might be a good idea to use two together. As for softness, again, these are fine for occasional use, being pretty smooth and not scratchy. The level of softness isn't quite up there with that of some of the more expensive brands, however, and I find that if I am blowing my nose frequently, it can get quite sore. Still, that's probably inevitable if you have a bad cold, so doesn't bother me too much.
I'd definitely recommend these tissues- they're perfect for everyday use, being reasonably priced and of a decent quality. OK, they're not the softest or strongest out there, but they're comfortable to use and do the job, and also have the advantage of coming in a nicely presented box. For a product like this that's just going to end up in the bin, I don't want to pay for a premium brand, and as these tissues meet my needs and my budget, I'll be sticking with them!
We seem to go through tissues in my house like there is no tomorrow, so I absolutely refuse to buy expensive branded tissues to leave in every room. The children seem to grab about 3 every time they need to wipe their noses and my husband takes a wodge to work in his pocket every day. I use them too and this all means that a box of tissues in a busy room will last around a week.
Add this to the fact that we have one in the kitchen, dining room and bedrooms and it could become an expensive item to have. So I buy Sainsbury's Basics Tissues and have absolutely no regrets. Sure they are not as strong as other tissues like Kleenex and nowhere near as large but they are perfectly adequate for our families needs.
These tissues are two ply tissues and to be honest do not always hold together in their respective pairs as well as I would like, but when you need to grab a tissue to wipe a running nose these do the job I need them to. The thickness for children's noses is more than enough, unless one of them has a very heavy cold and then I might double up the tissue to blow but for general wipes one tissue is plenty.
For an adult, who has a more forceful blow, I would recommend two tissues to be used. While I sometimes use one tissue folded in half, this does not always give me the coverage I need over my nose if I have to give it a really good blow, and we all know the results of not having enough coverage!
In terms of softness I am quite happy with these tissues. Even through a cold I have not experienced any soreness from repeated use and neither has the children. However my husband does get a sore nose easily when he has a cold and for him in this situation I usually end up buying a balsam tissue as the Sainsbury's basics are just not soft enough.
While I use these mainly for blowing and wiping noses, they are also used for other jobs round the house, like picking up weetabix dropped on the table or some other gloopy mess that has been abandoned on the table by the kids. They absorb any moisture really quickly and will almost disintegrate if they get too wet, but for a quick scoop up and straight into the bin they are fine.
You get on average 150 two ply tissues in these boxes and the boxes are the standard shape so if you have a fancy tissue box cover it should fit inside. This way you can hide the fact that you only paid 27p for the box and no one will recognise the white and orange distinctive package these basic tissues come in. I'm not that concerned though and don't want to look like Hyacinth Bucket, so proudly display my boxes on the side.
Lastly, it is good to know that the box and the tissues are made from fibre obtained from well-managed forests, controlled sources and from recycled wood. Sainsbury's are committed to the responsible sourcing of products and the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) system independently guarantees that this has come from the sources stated.
For 27p, we have a box in a lot of rooms and no one needs to get caught short with a runny nose. Perfect buy in my opinion.