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Brand: Andrex / Type: Toilet Roll / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues

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      28.01.2014 13:04
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      A good toilet roll but an unnecessary extra cost

      I'm not loyal to any particular brand of toilet roll thought I do tend to buy Asda Shades as they're good quality and quite cheap. I like Andrex because it's very soft and thick toilet roll but it's often quite expensive so I'll normally only buy Andrex when it's on offer.

      The toilet rolls come in a green and white packet with the Andrex logo on the front in big letters with an Andrex puppy. The green packaging gives you the idea of aloe Vera before you buy them.

      The toilet roll itself is white and faintly patterned. It's very soft and thicker than the cheaper brands you can buy which gives you reassurance that it won't rip when you're using it.

      They come in the usual plastic wrapping which has a perforated opening along the top and easy to use pull cord handles for carrying. Nothing that I haven't seen on many other brands of toilet roll. The toilet rolls smell faintly of aloe Vera but it's not as strong as the butter ones they made, it's just a hint of it. According to the description for these, there's 160 sheets on a roll of Andrex so it should last quite well. The aloe Vera is meant to make the toilet roll kinder to your skin though I can't say it makes much difference.

      From Asda, these toilet rolls can be bought in a 4 pack or 9 pack. It's around £4.98 for 9 or £2.24 for the 4 so it does work out cheaper buying more. At the time of writing this review the 4 pack is on a rollback to £2 so if you need them now is a good time as they're a bit cheaper.

      I like this toilet roll, it's good and it's soft and it'll last well as it's thick so you don't have to use lots but I don't see the need for it. It's more expensive than the Shades I buy but I don't see a big quality difference. I don't think it's really worth spending the extra 50p or so for similar quality toilet roll. I think I'll buy these when they're on offer but otherwise I wouldn't bother, although they're good, you can get similar quality for less money.

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      28.01.2014 10:01
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      An Occasional Treat For Your Bottom.

      Let's face it, we all go to the toilet and we all need something to wipe our bums with, it's a fact of life that we just can't ignore. So why pay the earth for something that's only going to be used once, well at least I hope it's only used once, and then flushed away, certainly not me. I don't need toilet roll that's been air dried for softness, or has pretty patterns embossed on it, what's the point of that? I usually stick to supermarkets own brands, not the cheap "value/ smartprice" ones, but the ones that are a few quid less expensive than named brands. Well the other day I was walking round my local Asda when I noticed that Andrex with Aloe Vera were on offer, a 12 pack for £5, so I thought I'd treat our bottoms as they were only 15p more than I would normally pay for a 12 pack.

      They come in the usual plastic wrapping which has a perforated opening along the top and easy to use pull cord handles for carrying. Nothing that I haven't seen on many other brands of toilet roll. The toilet rolls themselves are white in colour and have many small ridges on them, why, you might ask, need I explain? They are made of two ply tissue and there's an average of 160 sheets per roll each sheet being 124mm x 104 mm. The tissue I have to admit is rather soft to the touch and feels thicker than some toilet rolls I've used in the past, so I'm not afraid of it spliting whilst in use, if you get my drift. There's also a very slight scent when you open the packet, but I wouldn't say that I could identify it, maybe it's just the packaging.

      I've used them for other jobs too such as blowing my nose and cleaning up minor spills in the bathroom and they've handled the jobs perfectly, they are more than just a bum wipe in our house.

      So are these toilet rolls worth paying more for, well not for me. Yes they are kinder to your skin but I've had no problems with my usual brand so I think I'll only be buying these as a special treat and only when they're on offer.

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        26.01.2014 17:13
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        Aloe Vera on a paper Roll - to wipe your bum with!

        Andrex Aloe Vera Toilet Tissue

        My mother was loyal to Andrex and growing up it was very rare to have anything other than Andrex both as a toilet tissue but also in place of tissues for nose blowing and cosmetic use. I however was happy to experiment; furthermore I soon discovered that Andrex was dustier than any other tissue I tried. So for a long time I actually avoided Andrex being a person who does not enjoy dusting. As time has gone on I still don't have a loyalty to any one brand and a few years ago I had some really good vouchers for Andrex at a time when their Aloe Vera tissue was also on offer. Now anyone who reads many of my reviews will know that I love Aloe Vera, so I was easily persuaded to give Andrex Aloe Vera a try.

        Pleasantly surprised the first thing I noticed was the soft aroma, not typically Aloe Vera but subtle and uplifting all the same. The 2 ply tissue is thicker than usual and not especially different in any way other than being noticeably soft. The perforations are a little harder to separate than on traditional plain toilet tissue and the soft paper seems completely dust free.

        Impregnated with both Aloe Vera and Vitamin E the tissue feels nice on the skin, whilst still working well to clean and freshen our most intimate places as well as our little noses.

        Initially, I thought it was a gimmick, but now I know better. Where Andrex led others have followed and there are many versions of Aloe Vera and Shea Butter impregnated toilet tissue to choose from now and I tend to buy whichever is on offer unless a plain tissue is too good an offer to refuse or considerably cheaper when there is still a lot of month left after the money has almost gone!

        I have to admit though that Andrex Aloe Vera and Shea Butter would now be my first choice for everyday use. Presented in packs of four or nine there are according to the pack 792 sheets per roll, given that most of us use 2 sheets or more that's 396 toilet uses per roll or 1584 per four roll pack and that puts the £3.40 per pack of four into perspective - using this you are not spending a penny but almost 5!

        In order to accommodate the impregnation the rolls are slightly thicker than the standard version and only just fit into my plastic tower holder.

        The inclusion of Aloe Vera ensures the tissue is soft to use and not scratchy as some plain tissue can sometimes feel, great for delicate little bums and bigger ones too!

        Soft, strong and very long? You bet!

        Price and Availability:

        Andrex is available from all major supermarkets, larger Boots and some other outlets such as independent retailers. Offers vary, but it does seem that most stores have an offer on some sort of toilet tissue most of the time, so look out for it when it is on offer. As mentioned normal price for a 4 pack is £3.40.

        Anything else:

        Andrex give money to help the Guide Dogs for the Blind whenever a pack is sold, it is also possible to collect puppy points on-line and that may appeal to some people too.

        https://www.andrexpuppypoints.co.uk/

        Conclusion:

        I recommend Andrex with Aloe Vera Toilet Roll - I do buy stores own brand if it is considerably cheaper but the Andrex is number 1 for softness and thickness and pleasure of use in our house.

        The Aloe Vera may just be a gimmick, but it ensures the roll is soft and dust free and a pleasure to use, I don't see how you can get any benefit from the Aloe Vera or Vitamin E in the short time it has contact with the skin, but as a toilet tissue it works. That's good enough in my book!

        Stars 5/5 I cannot fault it really!

        Thank you for reading my review and I hope you found it useful?

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          06.01.2014 23:02
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          Kind for blowing your nose

          It turns out that as I've grown up (in age, not grown upness or even size), one of the things I have become fussy about is toilet roll. When I was younger I would pick the cheapest, but experience has taught me that good quality toilet roll is not only more comfortable, but lasts longer thus saving the pennies in the long run. I still like to find a bargain though so stock up from within my few chosen brands when they are on offer.

          Andrex as a brand is my favourite, but until about a month ago I stuck to the ordinary Andrex, then I noticed that the Aloe Vera (and Shea butter), were on offer with the normal, so I decided to give it a try.

          **The roll**
          I bought the 9 pack for £3.50 from the Cooperative, it comes in a green pack with the puppy on, and promises to be kind to your skin and contain Aloe vera and vitamin e (it's been updated since dooyoo's image).

          The roll itself is quite big, and instead of flat each sheet has loads of lines on, I assume this is to help hold the aloe vera and vitamin e in. The sheets themselves are a bit thicker than normal Andrex. They are white rolls :)

          **My thoughts**
          I'm not as keen on this one as I am normal Andrex. I find the sheets a bit thick, and just not as good as regular Andrex, so much so that we stopped using it in favour of trying the Shea Butter one. I think it's a mixture of the extra thickness and the texture of the stripes that I'm not keen on. The rolls did last a long time though, and are strong and soft to the touch, there isn't really a smell on them, from the Aloe vera that is :).

          Apart from the obvious use we also sometimes use toilet roll for blowing our noses, and during my recent cold I found it very good for that, nice and soft on the nose. I would definitely use them for this again.

          In conclusion I think I will save the last two rolls for my next cold and stick to normal Andrex for the toilet in the future.

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            05.01.2014 12:20
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            Thick and long lasting

            I have been using this particular toilet paper for about 6 months now. It is normally on offer in Tesco two 4 packs for £3.50 which I think is pretty good value. In Tesco they also sell 9 and 12 roll packets.

            The tissue comes in a soft touch green packet. On the front of the packet it tells me that the paper is 'skin kind'.

            The rolls are white in colour and the paper feels really thick. Each sheet is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E which Andrex claim will take care of your skin. These toilet rolls also have a scented core I am not sure what the scent is but it is pleasant and I like it.

            The first time I used this toilet roll I found it to be a lot softer than other rolls I had tried. I had been buying double velvet for a number of years as it always seems to be on offer but this roll was far superior.

            When using this toilet roll the sheets don't seems to come apart something I have experienced with other brands. In use this is really kind when wiping. My daughter has recently become potty trained and even though I buy her toilet wipes she likes to pull some toilet roll off the holder and use it to wipe her bum like a big girl. I have no concerns with her using this toilet roll as it is really soft and gentle.

            This is also good for wiping your nose as I found last week, I had a stinking cold and I run out of tissues so I was using a roll of this as I didn't feel up to going to Tesco. I am pleased to say that it is almost as soft as using Kleenex Balsam and I didn't end up with a shiny red and sore nose.

            I will continue to buy this toilet roll as it is my favourite out there. I like the scent of it and I also find as it is so thick I need to use less therefore it lasts longer.

            Full marks for Andrex.

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            02.12.2013 08:23
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            Soft tissue.

            I'm not loyal to any particular brand of toilet tissue and tend to just buy whichever ones either are on offer, ones I haven't bought before or ones I have bought before and quite like. I hadn't bought these before so thought they were worth a go.

            The toilet tissue comes inside a plastic bag. The tissue is white in colour and has a soft texture to it and the paper is nice and soft as you would expect from this brand. There is the usual perforated line holding each sheet in place which I find very easy to separate each sheet from the roll. The tissue is also 2 ply.

            The tissue is fairly thick and a good strength. The paper isn't the flimsy kind and quite a strong enough strength which I find doesn't rip or tear while using it. The tissue is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, so the tissue feels nice on the skin. These ingredients don't seem to do anything really other than help the tissue feel slightly softer on the bottom. I cannot really say these ingredients do anything more than a normal toilet tissue from this brand. But they do work well for wiping the bottom.

            I found these were super for wiping my little grandson's bottom and found they were nice and soft. He more often than not now can wipe his own bottom. These tissues are gentle enough for his more delicate skin. They also absorb really well too. I find you don't need a lot of sheets to clean well and for a child you need less sheets when you use these toilet tissues.

            I bought a pack of 4 and on each roll there are 792 sheets. I think this is a good amount of sheets on the the roll and more than the average amount which is usually on a toilet roll, so they do last a while longer in my home. I paid £2.25 for the 4 rolls and they are available in larger packs. I think they are worth the price and good value for money. I also think they are of a very good quality too and I can detect the quality of these ones.

            Because it is a soft tissue it doesn't scratch the skin or feel at all rough. It just feels soft. I would say it is more or less exactly the same as any other Andrex tissue to be honest and the Aloe Vera is just an added ingredient which Andrex have used as part of just a selling point. I cannot really tell the ingredient is apparent in the tissue.

            This tissue does flush really well even though it is a little thicker tissue than some other brands you can buy for the same price. Andrex have worked well in producing a soft tissue and I am happy to buy these again in the future.

            I do recommend these toilet tissues if you love the Andrex brand, I don't think you will be disappointed in the way they wipe dirt from the bottom and for the softness and thickness of the tissue.

            The tissue hasn't caused any rashes or irritations on my little grandson's skin or my own skin. They are a good family toilet tissue which I think all the family would like to use. My hubby likes this one quite a lot, a lot more than I actually do. So a worthwhile buy but I don't think they are anything special with them containing Aloe Vera in all honestly from my experience of using these toilet tissue but they didn't disappoint me at all but I did expect them to be a lot nicer than I imagined they would be.

            I think they are affordable for most budgets and if I do see them on special offer anytime in the future I will pop a packet in my shopping trolley to save me a little money but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them.
            Also appears on Ciao under my username pinky50.

            I give these toilet tissues 4 stars, I am dropping a star because the Aloe Vera didn't appear to be any more apparent than the normal tissues from this brand in my opinion.

            Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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              19.03.2013 20:16
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              Could have been much better

              ~ Not the best Andrex toilet tissue!~
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              I bought a number of packs of Andrex Skin Kind with Aloe Vera toilet tissue a while ago when they were at a greatly reduced price, as I thought they would be as good as the standard Andrex toilet rolls. These particular toilet rolls are meant to be enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, both of which are promoted as being kind to the skin, hence the 'Skin Kind' branding on the Andrex pack. The packs I bought held 9 toilet rolls each and came in a re-sealable (of sorts) plastic bag with a draw string attached to help seal the bag back up when any remaining rolls were left languishing in the plastic product bag.

              When I saw this product in store I must admit it was the attractive sales price that drew me towards making a purchase, rather than the cute Andrex puppy framed by a fresh green back drop on the product bag. Whilst the puppy logo and branding is cute and fun in my opinion, I don't feel a cute puppy on its own is a good enough reason for me to buy these particular toilet rolls again. I thought these toilet rolls would be as thick and soft as the regular Andrex rolls are, but sadly they are most certainly not.

              I wouldn't say that these Andrex toilet rolls are as harsh and thin as the almost see through toilet paper of old that was always in public toilets and school wash rooms, however the paper used to make these rolls is most certainly sparingly used in my opinion. The lighter feel of this toilet tissue is not overly skillfully hidden by the use of vertical lines that are embossed along the length of each roll and whilst the paper has a fair degree of absorbency and is relatively dust free when compared to standard Andrex, it feels nowhere near as soft and thick as it ought to be.

              The effect of the Aloe Vera and Vitamin E that have somehow been hidden in the toilet tissue is no more than a gimmick in my opinion, as I didn't think the product was any softer or more gentle and enriched feeling than standard Andrex tissue is. In fact I would go as far as to say that this toilet tissue is rougher and less kind to the skin. The tissue used to make each roll would cover an area of 18.39ms and if you did have the time or inclination to want to unroll a brand new roll...... it would carry on rolling for 19.84m according to information given on the product pack. I haven't tested this and have no intention of doing so, so I will just have to say that the figures given would appear true!

              There is an average of 160 sheets per roll (again not checked) and the materials used to make this not overly thick tissue are made from a 2 ply weave. I would say that these toilet rolls are very light, not overly soft and tend to get used up more quickly than standard Andrex does and I would rather buy standard Andrex which lasts longer in my opinion, than buy this product again in future. I know that you can make use of the so called 'puppy points' scheme when buying Andrex and the 9 roll pack is worth more than a small sized 4 roll pack in the scheme, however yet again I feel this is of little benefit to most buyers and it certainly wouldn't be enough to tempt me to buy these toilet rolls again, unless they were uber cheap.


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              In my opinion these toilet rolls do not go on and on and aren't soft, strong and very long, even though that message is part of the Andrex branding! The cost of a 9 roll pack can be much as £5, although there are very often deals and offers on this product, meaning it can be bought for far less. My rating is a fair 3 stars based on everything mentioned in this review. I wouldn't buy the product again unless it was so cheap that I could buy 3 packs for the price of 1 as it just isn't all that great.

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                13.03.2013 14:57
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                Not for me

                A while ago one of the big supermarkets ran a series of offers where if you bought certain items then they would give you 5p per litre off fuel, as myself and my husband have cars with 55 litre tanks it was well worth spending the money on toilet rolls and getting the discount which was how I came about buying this one.

                The toilet roll is from Andrex which I always find to be a really good make but simply not good enough to pay extra for unless it is on a very good offer. Generally the toilet rolls cost around £2.20 for a 4 roll pack and £5 for a 9 roll pack.

                Andrex have now colour coded their packaging so it is a little different than the picture above, you have the quilted in blue wrapper, the aloe vera in green and the shea butter in brown so they are really easy to pick out the one you want. The packaging is just like all toilet rolls and is a plastic wrapper around which you simply tear open to get to the toilet rolls inside.

                The toilet roll is white in colour and has a slight fragrance to it which was quite nice but not something I would want to be paying more for. The toilet roll is really thick however we actually found that this was a little bit of a problem since the toilet didn't want to flush the toilet roll and we had to start using the full flush therefore the toilet roll was making us use more water. The toilet rolls have perforations between each sheet like you would usually find and I had no problems pulling the sheets apart however my 5 year old daughter found it quite tough to get a sheet off.

                I wouldn't buy these again simply because the sheets are so thick that I think you probably actually get less on the roll and found that we went through these toilet rolls quicker than our usual brand and they meant we were using more water. I would only rate these as average and don't find them anywhere near as good value as the Andrex Quilted which is already higher than our usual brand. If you have plenty of money then these will probably be fine however if like most you are watching the pennies then these arwe not worth paying more for.

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                09.03.2013 19:14
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                Nice but pricey

                The only reason I decided to buy any Andrex toilet paper was because I received some money off coupons to use at Tesco's and there was 75p off a four roll pack of Andrex Aloe Vera rolls. I think they were new at the time and the manufacturer was trying to promote this product. I liked the fact that they were infused with aloe vera anyway and I thought that this might mean that they would be extra gentle on the skin. I usually purchase Nicky toilet rolls from Home Bargains, which are also infused with a special lotion and are nice and thick and strong. It had been quite some time since I'd deliberately gone out to buy Andrex toilet papers but as I say, I had money off so I gave them a try.

                I chose the white rolls, though there were other shades to choose from if I wanted to. I personally prefer to use white toilet paper in my house and I don't like the coloured rolls. These particular rolls are two ply (my Nicky rolls are three ply) and each roll contains 140 sheets of paper wit a nice easy to see perforated edge so they are easy to snap off.

                The rolls were a nice white in colour and they did feel very soft to touch. In fact, they were so soft that my daughter was using these rolls to snap off and take to school as tissues as I had run out of Kleenex. They are two ply rolls and they are quite strong as well as being soft and they flush well in the loo and don't bob back up again like some of the cheaper loo rolls can do.

                They feel quite padded and they have little lines running all the way through them so this makes them look even thicker than they are. Overall, they are nice loo rolls but to be honest I am so used to my Nicky three ply rolls (which are massively cheaper than Andrex, even with the money off coupon) that I will be sticking to my normal brand.

                I do like these rolls but I also think they are overpriced for what you get.

                I give them three stars out of a possible five.

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                  01.03.2013 20:04
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                  Not the best but certainly not the worst we've used

                  This is a review of Andrex Toilet Rolls 2-Ply 240 Sheets Aloe Vera White which I bought in a four pack whilst on offer at the supermarket.

                  Purchase decision
                  I find Andrex is usually really high quality paper but have noticed that they seem to make so many different versions it can become quite confusing when you want to purchase (or even repurchase specifically!). I always buy white or cream loo roll because I don't like coloured rolls and don't feel the need to coordinate it with my bathroom (which is white anyway!).

                  In use
                  My first observation was that it really didn't last very long, maybe because we all had colds and were using it to blow our noses frequently but I also noticed I was using more sheets of this than I normally would. It is nice and padded but you just don't seem to get as much on a roll than you do with other brands (like the Supermarket's luxury own brand). I couldn't notice the aloe vera in the toilet sheets particularly but it was not unpleasant to use. The other thing I noticed was that this toilet paper has lines running through it (to make it look more quilted I suppose) but this just made it look bigger on the roll than it really was.

                  Price
                  At the moment, a pack of four rolls retail at Tesco for £2. It may become cheaper to buy them in packs of 9 rolls to get the price per roll down a bit.

                  My thoughts
                  I didn't have any issues with these toilet rolls, apart from the length of time each roll lasted. To be honest I am equally if not more happy with the performance of the supermarket's own brand rolls (from their premium lines). It is important to me to have nice high quality toilet paper but there is so much on the market these days you can shop around for the best prices and get good quality for less.

                  Final word
                  I don't think I would rush out to buy this toilet paper again but I didn't hate it so would be happy to buy it if it was on a decent offer. I think you get a lot of fresh air on each roll so the packet looks plumptious (to invent a word!) and you are getting quality but not quantity. I found myself replacing the roll far more often than I usually have to and I think that speaks volumes.

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