Product Type: Andrex household products
Newest Review: ... they were like. The packet is one of luxury, it is a dark brown packet with the Andrex puppy asleep on a soft looking brown blanket type t... more
Even the simplest of things can have a touch of luxury
Andrex® Shea Butter
Member Name: spirit19
Andrex® Shea Butter
Advantages: luxury feel, lasts longer, soft, thick
You may think that toilet rolls and luxury don't go in the same sentence, but this product gives you an excuse to do so.
I normally go for the standard Andrex toilet rolls, however I recently found that these Shea Butter infused ones were the same price so gave them a whirl. I buy these from Tesco in packs of 4 and for some reason there almost always seems to be an offer on them so they are usually £2.00 for a pack of 4 (£2.38 without the discount). At £2 they almost a must-buy product when you take into consideration the quality they provide, but even at £2.38 they still offer good value for money.
The packaging itself looks immediately more stylish than other brands with its brown and cream textures and calligraphic writing. You then notice the headline, 'A touch of luxury' added to the claim of '4 luxurious rolls' and it is evident that Andrex have produced a superior product. In terms of branding, 'Andrex' is strapped across the front in huge letters, and underneath the Andrex puppy is present on the front of the packaging, it almost wouldn't be the same without it! There is a picture of the product itself on the front as well and it is depicted as a brownish creamy color (it seems that was a promotional pack, possibly something to do with the launch, because the picture isn't shown anymore). To be honest, I looked at the picture and thought, 'it's never going to look like that, surely toilet paper can't look that nice...'.
Boy was I wrong, it did have that exact color, and add to that the velvety smooth texture and it really feels like a premium product. They are 3-ply I believe, but if they aren't they certainly feel like they are. There are 160 sheets in every roll and they are about 12m in length, which is less than other offerings, including other Andrex products. However you do not need as much as it is thicker and softer and just much nicer to use so, in my experience, has lasted significantly longer than cheap, thin rolls.
Overall I love the product and find it hard to go back to anything else! Highly recommended although the price may be a slight stumbling block.
Summary: Great product with the only downfall being a slightly steep price