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Toilet paper is one of the household necessities of modern life. Throughout the years, I've used both cheap and expensive versions of toilet papers and, from my experience, this is one of the products where quality tends to reflect the price of the product.
Andrex is one of the manufacturers of quality toilet tissues. They produce a range of luxury toilet tissues and they can be purchased from all the chain supermarkets and some corner shops. The toilet rolls are packaged in 4, 6, 9 and 12 roll packs generally. This Andrex gorgeous comfort quilts is one of their quality toilet rolls range, and this is one of the most frequently used toilet rolls in my house.
I usually buy this Andrex quilted toilet rolls in either a pack of 9 or 12. A pack of 9 rolls is priced at around £4.50 but I always wait for them to be put on offer for £4.00 or '2 for £7.50'. On the packaging, it says each roll has an average of 160 sheets and each sheet is 2 ply. Even though it's 2 ply, its as strong as some toilet paper advertised as 4ply I've used before. Perforations between sheets are done properly so it's easy to tear the papers away as well.
On average, each roll lasts about a week for a family of three. Technically, it might seems a waste to buy an expensive toiler paper but cheap ones would just run out quicker due to their low quality, and personally comfort is a big factor when it comes to it.
Overall, out of all the Andrex quality toilet papers range, Quilted ones have been my choice for a long time. My advice is to wait till they're on offer and stock up. Asda is usually pretty good for offers on Andrex.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x
I'm going to review Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts toilet tissue.
At the moment of writing they cost £2.25 for a pk of four . The large 9 roll pack costs £5.00 but is on offer at 2 pks for £7.50 until April 9th.
It is 4 ply tissue & each roll contains approx 160 sheets.Each sheet measures 124mms X 104mms.
It declares on the pack "Paper from responsible sources" and is white .
Now down to basics . I love this toilet tissue & it never lets me down. Every so often I try a bargain offer from a different brand trying to lure me in,but always end up back at Andrex Comfort Quilts.
Quite simply it is dependable. It is 4 ply & therefore strong and the fact that you use less means it is economically more sensible to buy a good quality brand.
With the others I've tried I find I need to use more because it just doesn't do the job it was designed for, unless doubled & trebled to oblivion.....MOST annoying as well as wasteful. But with this one you avoid that palaver .It also is properly perforated(unlike cheapies) so tearing off is easy & clean. Nor do the plys separate.....that annoying thing that occurs with cheap brands.They are firmly quilted together.
And the other MASSIVE plus is that it is kind to my bottom & (ahem) anywhere else it is used..
With toilet tissue you truly get what you pay for,no doubt about it.And buying cheap is a false economy.
As I said at the start, it is on offer in Tesco at 2 x 9 Roll Pks for £7.50 till April 9th, and I'll be taking advantage of that offer for the next few shops to stock up because, unlike some of these offers, it is a good saving on a really good quality product .And my bottom deserves the best.
One household product that is used on a daily basis and therefore meaning it is a product that is replaced regularly is toilet paper. This is an item that I won't scrimp on I simply cannot have anything other than a soft, luxurious toilet paper and I am quite happy to spend a little extra for a little comfort regardless of whether you flush it down the toilet!
The brand I head for 95% of the time is Andrex. Obviously I am slightly biased by owning a golden Labrador so I cannot resist those gorgeous golden puppy faces but also because I do find their toilet paper a lot better value than other leading brands and even the cheaper alternatives which I have tried before. My usual toilet paper of choice is the standard white version but recently on offer was the Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts.
What Andrex say:
"A little thing to bring some extra comfort everyday."
The Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts comes in either 4, 8, 12 or 16 roll formats and I generally buy the 12 roll bag. Regardless of size the toilet rolls are stored in a sea blue plastic wrapping which has a quilting image as an all over image together with image of a sleep Labrador puppy. Of course the Andrex logo is across the front as well as the product name. If you collect puppy points there is a the token together with the number of points you will receive.
The packaging is easily ripped open when you will find the whitest of toilet rolls you will find! Of course the first thing you notice is that they are quilted in a diamond shape which does add a touch of luxury to the toilet paper. The toilet paper has been made up of layers of soft toilet paper (made up of 160 sheets per roll) which gives it a plush, soft finish. Compared to other cheaper brands I do find that the Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts offers a bit more in in quality and they certainly feel incredibly soft to the touch.
I have used cheaper, alternative brands but I find that compared to the Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts they are a lot thinner per piece and you can definitely see the difference. For me I find that I use less of the Andrex than I would do if using a cheaper alternative making each roll of Andrex last a lot longer and therefore makes them actually work out less per roll than a cheaper roll of toilet paper.
Overall, I really have no quarms about the Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts and I very rarely use anything else as each roll lasts longer than a cheaper alternative and the quality of the paper used as well as the thickness give a little bit of luxury. I'm more than happy to spend a little extra when it comes to toilet roll and this is my toilet roll of choice. Definitely a recommendation for those who like a little bit of quality. 5 stars from me.
~ Useful Information ~
Price: 4 roll expect to pay from £2.00 and for a 9 roll I pay £4.99 from Tesco
Availability: Supermarkets, discount stores etc
Theres something nice and comfortable about a soft comfy quilt and so the makers of Andrex must of taken this notion and decided to make a toilet tissue out of it. I usually buy Andrex regular toilet tissue and have done for a number of years, I think its something to do with the amazingly cute Andrex puppy that just has me hooked but I like their brand also and think they make a quality product.
According to an article I read, the name Andrex comes from St Andrews's Mill in Walthamstow, where the toilet tissue was first made in 1972, the concept of two ply luxury paper having been inspired by the facial tissues used by American women as witnessed by the man who created the name Andrex, Ronald Keith Kent. It was the first 2-ply tissue.
Quilted Andrex is a bit different from their regular toilet tissue in that it is thicker and has more cushion to it. I decided to get some of this the other week as it was on offer and so not being snobby about the kind of toilette paper I use (apart from not using that stuff you used to get at school that was like tracing paper) I decided to give this a go. They call it Gorgeous Comfort Quilts toilet tissue which, according to the packet is made up of plush layers of tissue to give the deep cushioned softness of Quilts. I bought white rolls as this tends to go with the colour schemes in all of our bathrooms. I know the regular Andrex comes in different colours but I think quilted only comes in the one colour, white.
You can definitely see that this paper is thicker than their regular toilet paper and it has a quilted look to it too. There are little pockets and then raised bits of toilet tissue around this to give it the quilted look and effect. The paper is two ply and so I think this adds to the thickness too. The two ply holds together well when you pull it off the roll, it does not separate which I also find annoying. The paper is soft and whats more, a role really does last a long time.
According to the bag there is an average of 241 sheets per roll with the average sheet size being 124mm x 110mm, total area 29.58m squared and the average roll length 29.88mm. I find a roll will last just under a week for two of us which I think is quite good and I am not sparing when it comes to my toilet time! I have to say thought that I don't actually like this paper as much as the regular paper. For me its just a bit too thick. It would be great for using it as a paper towel around the house but I do not need that much cushioning and paper when I go to the toilet and am happy with the level of thickness I get from regular Andrex. Don't get me wrong, I still think its a good quality product, its just not for me.
The toilet paper is sold in various sized packages where you can get either 4, 9 or 12 rolls. I bought a 9 roll pack and it costs me £5.25 which I thought was ok value but this is a bit more expensive than regular Andrex so I think I'll just stick with regular Andrex from now on.
Growing up my parents always bought Andrex Toilet Tissue and when I bought my own place nearly 18 years ago I continued always buying and using Andrex. It's one item that I will not skimp on - toilet roll for me just always has to be Andrex and luckily my husband feels the same so when he does the shopping he'll always picks up Andrex as well.
I recently bought Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts as it was on a special offer for 12 rolls of around £4.79 when the regular Andrex was about the same price for just 9 rolls. Having never tried these quilted ones before, I thought "Why not?" and took a chance...
The pack consisted of 12 rolls of 4 ply tissue and apparently has an average of 160 sheets per roll (I'm not mad enough to count the sheets on a roll so I say "apparently" as this is the claim on the back of the pack. The average sheet size is 124mm by 110mm and can you believe the average roll length is 19.84m with an average total area of 26.18m2? Some seriously important information I've just given you there. There'll be a test at the end so make sure you remember those figures I've just given you!
So what did I think of Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts? Well to be perfectly honest, I'm pretty sure I won't be buying these again. They don't feel as luxuriously soft against the skin as original Andrex to me and just seem of lower quality all round. I guess this is why it worked out cheaper than the regular Andrex. I don't know how long these have been on the market but I assume quite some time as the packaging didn't indicate this is a new product. When I purchase toilet roll as I always just buy Andrex regular I tend not to check out any of the other varieties or different products available. I'm finding it difficult to actually express what I didn't like about these Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts aside from it not feeling as soft as the original. I don't know what difference being 4 ply makes as opposed to 2 or 3 ply, it doesn't seem that much thicker to the touch compared to normal Andrex and a roll doesn't seem to last longer either, i.e. you don't use less sheets with this being 4 ply.
As I bought these toilet rolls from Sainsbury's I only know that they were priced at around the £4.79 mark for a pack of 12 and I purchased them in white, I've never bought them before or since so don't know if this is the normal price or if they are available in other shades.
Overall, it's a very average rating of 3 out of 5 from me for Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts.
OTHER INFO WHICH YOU MAY FIND USEFUL (or not)
Andrex Gorgeous Comfort Quilts is made by Andrex a British company which is well known for making toilet rolls. Andrex is owned by American firm Kimberly Clark and has been around in the UK since the early 70s. For more detailed info about the company see here: http://www.andrexpuppy.co.uk/
When you buy Andrex products you can collect Andrex Puppy Points by entering the unique code number on the inside of the packs at this site where you need to sign up with your email details to become a member: https://www.andrexpuppypoints.co.uk/ - even though I've always purchased Andrex, I only starting using the Puppy Points site a year or two ago and have found it regularly problematic. The codes on the insides of the packs are often very difficult to make out so I end up throwing the pack in the recycling without using and on one of the few occasions when I managed to successfully enter a code I received an email from Andrex several months later saying someone else had used the same code and did I have proof that it was my code or they would deduct the points. Needless to say I sent them a rather stroppy email telling them I didn't keep hold of empty Andrex packs for months and if they wanted to deduct the points they could but I wouldn't be using their site again. Strangely enough they recredited me with the points and apologised by email.
Pop quiz time: how many sheets are there in a roll? Answers on a postcard please!
I've always bought Andrex, always considered it superior to other brands (even though my hubby swears he can't tell the difference between this and Asda's own - but then again, he loves to save money!) I use the Andrex Kids wet wipes for my daughter when she uses her potty. I normally get the regular Andrex, but this one was on offer so I thought I'd try it.
Andrex comes in 4 packs, 9 packs, 16 and 24. It is usually on offer in Asda or has "3 free" rolls for the same price. This particular pack was on offer at Asda for £4 for 9 rolls, so I thought it was worth a try. Andrex comes in various colours - pink, white, patterned, cream etc. and the packets are different colours so you don't get mixed up (ie. this 'gorgeous comfort' pack is a dark blue packaging and patterned (sorry quilted) tissue). You also get 'puppy points' per pack which can be exhanged for days out/attractions when you collect enough.
On to the verdict... well I was very surprised and pleased. The tissue is very thick, much thicker than you would expect and certainly much thicker than leading brands. This means you use less so it lasts longer - bargain! It is mega soft, so I agree with the "quilt" branding it has. It is so soft I would even use it on my toddler's bum! It is easy to pull off a sheet as the perforations are there and it takes only a light tug (note to self: rememeber this when daugher uses the loo!)
I absolutely rate this toilet roll but there is one big problem that I have come across, and that is that it blocks your loo because it is so thick. If you use a lot, and you flush, it easily blocks your loo, which is something you wouldn't experience with the thinner varieties. Having said that, it is still superbly soft and although expensive, well worth it.
Andrex is a premium branded toilet roll, and is without doubt alot more expensive that other brands and supermarket own brands. Although I find Tesco and Asda both have this on offer quite regularly so if one doesn't, chances are the other one will. Another promotion Andrex quite often run on the 9 roll pack is 3 rolls free, giving you 12 rolls in total. This product is available in a 4 pack, 9 pack and depending on the size of the shop, some places also do even bigger, better value 16 and 24 packs.
Andrex not only do the quilted toilet roll, they have a huge range of different products, each type of toilet roll has a different colour so you do not get confused, the quilts toilet roll is an attractive midnight blue colour, it's also worth mentioning that you can collect "puppy points" with every purchase, the smaller packs you get about 5 and some of the bigger ones offer 10, once you've collected the desired amount they can be exchanged for various different products or days out, all the information can be found on the Andrex website.
I am very impressed with the quality of this toilet roll, I've tried many different brands and this is easily the softest, even softer than other quilted branded toilet roll, the toilet roll is extremely thick meaning you don't have to use as many sheets so will last much longer than if you're having to use several sheets at a time so could work about to be more cost efficient than cheaper brands.
I suffer from crohns disease so a good toilet roll is very important for me and I can during bad flare ups find myself visiting the toilet quite a few times during the day and after trying many different brands, it was my Nan who recommended this to me as she uses it herself and I have never looked back since. The toilet roll is very easy to tear as the perforation lines are clearly marked and a light tug will easily remove the sheets.
The average price for a 4 pack of this toilet roll is £2.25, although the bigger packs do work out cheaper, especially if they have some extra free rolls, I was in asda just a few hours ago and noticed they had the 9 pack on sale for £4.25 which is quite a good price, sadly I can't remember if it any free rolls as I just glanced when passing.
I always used to buy Andrex; it's the best right? However, there's a recession on and so for a while I have been using supermarket's own brand toilet tissue. However, the other day I decided to 'treat myself' and buy Andrex.
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The first thing that stands out for me is the price; I mean it's ridiculous isn't it. Around £5 for 9 rolls! I love the cute puppies on the front; they are so adorable, yet it annoys me that they use their cuteness to sell their products; what have puppies got to do with toilet roll?
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This toilet tissue is very soft; very soft. It is very thick and just looks and feels high quality.
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I like this toilet tissue; it looks good and is nice and soft. I also think that because it is high quality, the paper lasts much longer than 'own brand' toilet roll and even though I think it is expensive I do think that you are getting good value for money.
I have recently had a cold and so these toilet tissues have been a huge help. I have had a really runny nose (sorry!) and this toilet tissue very good because it is so thick.
I would definitely recommend this toilet tissue. However, I have to say with the price of it, it is pretty much a luxury product.
Thanks for reading!
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If you like your toilet paper extra thick and very luxurious, as I personally do, then I think you cannot go any better than Andrex Quilts Comfort Toilet Tissue. It is more expensive than the regular brand but it is luxury for your bottom.
For four good sized thick rolls you will pay about £2.30. The rolls we use are white (proper nice brilliant white and not off-white) and you can immediatley feel the quality of the toilet paper as soon as you get hold of a roll. You can see all the little quilted pockets in each perforated piece. By the way, the perforations are excellent and each piece will tear off perfecly every time - as it should do for a luxury roll at this price. No nasty shredded ends with this loo roll.
The toilet paper feels very 'bouncy' on the cardboard tube - much more bouncy than a normal toilet roll will feel. It squishes in your fingers as you press. As for using it on your bottom - it's just brilliant! It is so soft and so absorbent and thick and you really don't need to use as much as other toilet paper because it is so very thick, so therefore it is probably very cost effective to purchase this toilet paper.
Our little lad loves it because it has a picture (a very cute one) of the Andrex puppy on the front and when he sits on the loo he likes to look at the picture on the side of the pack - this he says, helps him to concentrate !! We have also personally used this as tissues for runny noses when we have run out of tissue paper. It is kind to the delicate skin around the nose and I can personally vouch for this.
All in all a great toilet paper and recommended by us all.
I do like Andrex, I know it's expensive but of all the 'premium' toilet tissue in the main supermarkets it's definitely the best and most luxurious. I've never had a problem, and when my local mini-market had the Quilts variety on special offer recently I stocked up as the price really was too good to ignore.
They're brilliant (apart from one aspect, which I'll get to later); the softest loo roll I've ever used, thick enough that I've even used sheets to clean the toilet if I've noticed muckiness that won't wait while I go downstairs for cleaning supplies and absorbant enough to cope with (umm) both types of toilet-going.
It's the quilted texture that makes them feel so special, they feel softer than any other toilet tissue from the second you pick the roll up. You'll feel your fingers sink into the tissue and wiping is comfortable and effective, which is about the closest you'll come to finding me discussing my own 'toilet-ing'.
Hollie's bowel habits are another matter, she's four years old so I feel comfortable about discussing it with the masses. She wouldn't care anyway, she'd probably discuss it with you herself. One day a couple of weeks ago she came downstairs looking a bit upset, after a bit of prodding she told me she'd had 'poo' on her finger but I could tell there was something else. A bit more prodding and she revealed this wasn't the first time it had happened, and the following day when she again got 'poo' on her hand I decided to get to the bottom of it. Quite literally.
To cut a long story short this Quilted Andrex is too thick for her little bottom. It's fine when used in sheets but when Hollie wadded the toilet tissue up (as all young children do) it was just too thick to do the job properly. In the days when I lived at home with mum and dad we had the cheapest of the cheap bog roll so I never thought I'd hear myself say toilet tissue is *too* thick - but this one is. For little fingers.
As an adult I actually welcome the thickness as it means the rolls last longer, you physically don't need to use as much tissue as with cheaper brands (unless you're Hollie, where only a quarter of a roll will do) and the thicker consistency also makes it feel amazingly soft.
I've wetted this toilet roll and used it to change David on the rare occasions that I've run out of baby wipes, they're excellent in this respect and cope with even the dirtiest bum with ease. This toilet tissue doesn't break up when it's wet and keeps its general shape well, it also tears well along the perforations so you don't waste any accidentally shredded loo roll as you struggle to rip the stuff apart.
£2.25 or thereabouts for four rolls from most places that stock the Andrex range.
My parents have always bought cheap supermarket 'value' brands of toilet paper for many years that's all I was used to and all I would have bought myself. But recently I decided to try some of the more expensive brands and have realised that these cheap toilet papers really are a massive false economy! I now always buy a quilted kind, and if I can I buy Andrex Quilts because they're the best I've tried. They do seem expensive at around £2.80 for 4 rolls, but it's so worth it!
This toilet paper is really thick and soft with a quilted pattern and texture, hence the name. Because it is so thick it is much more absorbent than other toilet papers which means that you don't have to use as much. It's also much stronger than other papers and so it doesn't rip or tear easily and you don't end up with your fingers going through the paper when it gets wet.
It feels really soft and so is lovely to use as opposed to others that can be scratchy or rough, this one really does feel nice and soft on my skin. The quilted texture also makes it feel a bit springy and holds it together well. I've used normal Andrex toilet paper before and found it had a really horrible powdery texture and bits of it came away when I used it, but this does not do any of that, it stays together and is not powdery at all.
The fact that this is so absorbent and thicker than other toilet papers really does mean you can use so much less of it. Comparing it to the value ones that my parents use I would sometimes have to use more than 5 or 6 sheets for every one sheet of Andrex Quilts, because they're just so thin and flimsy and don't absorb anything. So while you might think you're saving money by buying cheap toilet paper I actually think it's better to buy a more expensive one and use a lot less. If I buy a 4 pack of these they last me more than 10 times as long as a 4 pack of the value type, and probably twice as long as expensive non-quilted varieties.
made of plush layers of tissue