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PRODUCT: When it comes to toilet tissue I'm not really that bothered which brand we use in our household so long a it's not cheap stuff that falls apart or feels rough. I have to admit that Andrex is probably my favourite brand when it come to toilet tissue as I always find it to be good quality. Andrex has been aroun for years now and we all know that it's associated with the golden puppy that has featured in adverts for years now.
PRICE: Prices vary but you can normally purchas a pack of 4 toilet rolls for around £1.94 which doesn't seem to bad. I often purchase these when they are on offer as larger packs can seem quite expensive sometimes.
IN USE: Although this is available in a few different colours I always purchase white because I just find this colour a lot cleaner than others. The roll is easy to tear sheets from whether you want to use a single sheet or individual sheet. The paper feels soft and is absorbant at the same time. The paper is also nice and strong as well. I find that this toilet tissue lasts a little longer than other, cheaper brands.
OVERALL: A decent toilet tisue that is soft, strong and long.
Andrex toilet tissue is a good brand and I buy this toilet tissue quite a lot because I find it is a quality paper and I do think it is far better than some other branded tissue. I do buy and test other brands I haven't bought before just to check them out but I always come back to this brand as I find it reliable.
The toilet tissue comes inside a plastic wrapper with the name clearly on the front and so can be spotted on a shelf. The paper is an extremely soft textured paper and quite strong. It is very easy to separate the sheets from the perforated join without having to tug them and tear the sheets. Also the first time you use the roll the paper the first sheet is very easy to pull from the rest and the first couple of sheets aren't wasted like some other brands. I do find with some other brands the first couple of sheets tend to rip from the rest because the part where it sealed to keep the paper in place is attached too firmly and when it comes to pulling it to begin the process of using the roll the first sheets are wasted because the rip. This toilet tissue doesn't have any wastage because the seal is easier to part from the paper and no wastage at all.
The paper feels really soft on the bottom and doesn't make it sore. My little grandchildren have more delicate skins and this paper is super soft for wiping their bottoms. The paper absorbs really well too and I find that less sheets need to be used each time because they are more absorbent. The paper is a good thickness and it doesn't tear when it becomes wet like some other brands tend to do. This tissue is one of the best tissues for anyone who has to use it more regularly than some other people and it is less likely to make the bottom sore from regularly using it if you have a toilet problem. I don't have a problem but I do know some people who do and they tell me some brands do make their bottoms extremely sore from having the need to regularly wipe their bottoms quite a few times a day. This one would be an ideal tissue for anyone with this kind of problem to help using the tissue to help stop a sore bottom.
Is certainly a nice one to buy if you have little ones or grandchildren who visit regularly because this one is ideal for wiping their bottoms and encouraging them not to wait to use the toilet thinking a toilet tissue is maybe going to scratch their bottoms. This one certainly doesn't scratch and is a super one for any child's more delicate skin.
This tissue comes in packs of 4, 9 and a larger pack but I cannot remember how many rolls are in the larger pack and I am sure I have spotted a pack of 2 rolls but I cannot be certain. I usually tend to buy a pack of 4 or 9 rolls and there are 241 sheets on each roll from these packs. I think the amount of sheets is very good and I do find they last a little longer than some other brands because I don't find I need to use so many sheets for wiping etc.
A pack of 4 cost around £2.20 and I think this is a very good price for the softness of the tissue and I think it is well worth the money in my opinion. It isn't the cheapest tissue but I do think the tissue is of a super quality compared to some other branded tissues. Very good value for money in my opinion.
This paper is one I will certainly continue to buy in the future on a regular basis because it is a super soft and gentle paper and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good absorbent paper which is also gentle on the bottom and won't make it sore like some other brands.
I give this toilet tissue 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
Most British people will be familiar with the name Andrex as it is a well-known brand. They make toilet paper in rolls of various (ahem) flavours, or perhaps I should say scents. We use the classic white toilet paper as I'm not really into the frilly stuff when it comes to wiping my bum, but if I ever find the shea/aloe paper to be cheaper than the classic then I will certainly give it a go.
Andrex classic white toilet rolls in come in packs of 4, 12 and 18 and I usually buy the 18 pack as it works out slightly cheaper and also means consuming less plastic packaging. The rolls come in plastic packaging that unfortunately can't be recycled. The packaging has the infamous Andrew puppy on the front and it from the outside I think it looks like good quality toilet paper, not the cheap kind.
Certainly this is true in my experience too. There are apparently around 241 sheets of paper per toilet roll and because it is of a decent thickness it doesn't fall apart or disintegrate when you tear it which means it does last a long while. We used to buy the bumper pack Cushions toilet paper from Co-op as it is often on offer and works out to be super cheap- in theory. But in practice it falls apart really easily and you end up using far more of it in one go than you would with this Andrew toilet paper. As I have a 2 year old I often end up using this toilet roll to quickly mop up spills, and I can attest that it is very absorbent and still doesn't fall apart easily when mopping up decent sized spills. Also I personally think that this toilet paper is very soft on your bum and that it tears easily and doesn't have a horrid smell like some cheaper toilet rolls do.
I buy Andrew classic white toilet paper from Tesco as that is my local store, although not my preferred one. You can't buy the large packs everywhere though so it may be worth shopping around if you prefer not to keep getting small 4 packs. Andrex classic white toilet roll costs £7 for an 18 pack which is a few pounds more than I used to spend on Cushions but it certainly lasts much longer and is therefore better value for money.
I find this toilet paper to be of great quality so I don't feel the need to try the shea or aloe variety, which cost a bit more and seem unnecessary to me. After all you use it in less than a minute and then it gets flushed away never to be seen again. The toilet tissue is odourless so perhaps if you want your bum to smell nice you might benefit from the scented varieties, although with the added ingredients they seem wasteful to me.
Overall this is a longlasting toilet paper and well worth the investment in the big pack as I don't think you'll be disappointed. I have used more expensive toilet paper in fancy restaurants when sent away for work and I have not found them to be of better quality than the Andrew classic toilet roll. So beware of marketing and buying more expensive stuff than you need! I imagine that my family will stick to this brand for life. 5 stars from me.
Over the last couple of years my husband has had a habit of always buying whatever toilet paper is on offer so we have had several different kinds of loo roll but my favourite, preferred brand is Andrex. Growing up it was the only brand we had and I was a bit dubious of trying others and although we've now had pretty much every option under the sun this Andrex is still my number one choice.
You can buy Andrex in various forms. In 4 packs, 12 packs, different shades, some with Aloe Vera, some with little puppies embossed on it. It's nice to have options but I always like to stick to the white rolls and the plain ones, I don't need little puppies embossed on the rolls thank you!
What Andrex often say in their adverts is that they are soft, strong and long and I couldn't argue with that at all. This toilet paper is really soft but that doesn't mean it then is too thin, it is still a strong toilet roll which absorbs really well and doesn't just break away or need you to use more of it than normal to make it be absorbent. It is long too, it seems the same size of other toilet rolls but it's really absorbent which means you don't have to use as much as other rolls so therefore it seems longer and lasts longer. So although my husband thinks he is saving money when he uses other brands, he is in fact not really saving as the other rolls may be cheaper but don't last as long.
What I like about Andrex is that you know you're getting good quality. It has been around a good long while and remains to be very reliable. We have tried the other kinds of Andrex you can get and although the aloe vera one is nice and the puppies are cute I think the original style is fine enough for us.
It can be expensive but I think you really get what you pay for. When it's on offer we end up stocking up.
I admit to being a bit of a toilet-roll snob, but there's nothing wrong with that - "be kind to your bottom and it'll be kind to you" and all that! As such, there are three brands I will buy, and I stock up by buying whichever of the three I see on offer - Charmin, Kleenex Velvet or Andrex. When Andrex comes around, I secretly rejoice, because for me, it's definitely the best of the three.
The criteria this is based on are - soft to the touch, good perforation, easy-to-start rolls. To be honest, all the brands I use are soft, but Andrex is the only one which consistently delivers on all my criteria. There isn't anything fancy or special claims from Andrex - but the sheets are consistently very soft and strong (and very long, as I lapse into the labrador ad!) Having mentioned that, I have to say that I haven't noticed that Andrex lasts particularly any longer than the other brands. In terms of how soft and strong they are, I compare to the "cheapie" brands we buy at work, and without getting into too much detail or inviting you to think too much about it, per visit, I use about half as much Andrex as I would the cheaper brands, so those claims to appear to check out.
The perforations on Andrex are always 100% fully along the roll - so no torn sheets, and no over-sized double-sheets either.
As for being easy to start the roll, there's nothing worse than needing to shred the first two layers of the roll because the end is so securely stuck down, but on Andrex rolls I always find that the first sheet is lightly stuck down, and also stuck down about 1cm before the end of the sheet, giving you a bit of the paper to lift back to start the roll off. At the other end of the roll you do always waste the last sheet because they like to stick that last sheet down *very* securely! If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing that sheet, you can resign yourself to a few shreds at best!
...Top tip: Always have a spare roll nearby just in case!
The Facts (Data from the packet, not counted/measured by me!)
Average 241 sheets per roll, Average sheet size 124x104mm, Average total area 27.98m2, Average roll length 29.88m.
Andrex carry an endorsement from the FSC for responsibly sourcing their materials, the cardboard tubes are recyclable and the film outer wrapper can be recycled with carrier bags.
The review Im doing today is for the Andrex Eco toilet tissue.
A mad rush into Asda meant a quick scan of the cheapest ( but NOT the basic cheap tissue! ) toilet paper, before heading home as there was nothing in sight in the bathrooms. I picked Andrex Eco because at the time it was cheaper than the Asda own brand as it had soem money knocked of, it cost around the £1.70 mark for a pack of 4 rolls. This isnt normally a brand I would buy, I would normally buy a bigger pack ( either 9 or 18 ) from stores such as B&M or Home Bargains as it works out much cheaper than a brand such as Andrex when you do the matths, but the quality of the paper itself is decent.
When I think of Andrex, I always think of the commercials where they have the cute puppy running around the house, taking loads of toilet paper with them. So its just one of those brands your naturally aware of. One thing Andrex have done very well over the years is making a mundane and practical product into something alittle bit more nicer and different, by introducing various prints, textures, fragrance which makes them stand out for me.
What makes this product Andrex Eco toilet tissue stand out?
This particular tissue is made of a combination of recycled paper and bamboo. Much kinder the enviroment and provides added strength.
How did I find using this product?
What I found with this tissue is its surprisingly strong and robust, considering at the end of the day it is only paper!Its very absorbant and compared the the tissue I would use before, I dont feel like I need to use so much due to the quality and thickness. Its very soft and gentle with a lovely print on the paper itself, which you simply wouldnt get with a cheaper brand.
My overall opinion?
Im very happy with this product Especially since my little ones are suffering from colds at the moment, and running into the toilet grabbing this to blow there noses. I dont have to worry that its going to make their noses sore. Butdue to cost, this would have to be a purchase I would put into the catergory of a luxury. Why? If it was just me in the house using this then that would be fine, but my children use far too much tissue when in the toilet, they run around ( like the Andrex puppy! ) throwing tissue at each other, wrapping themseleves up like mummies and occasionally dropping rolls into the toilet. So think this product is wasted on this family!
Andrex is a range of toilet tissue/toilet rolls. As well as standard toilet tissue, there are other varieties available including Shea Butter, Quilts and Aloe Vera. The Andrex brand is promoted by a gorgeous puppy who is, of course, known as the Andrex puppy! You can collect Puppy Points for goodies!
For the purpose of this review, I will be discussing the Andrex 'Classic White' toilet tissue which is available in a pack of 4, 12 or 18 rolls depending on where you buy them from. The 4 roll pack is presented in a light blue wrapper and the that gorgeous puppy is on the front.
Each toilet roll is made of mixed paper from responsible sources. Each toilet roll is 2ply and there is approx 241 sheets per roll. According to the plastic wrapper, each sheet measures 124 x 104mm and the average roll length is 29.88m.
~Price and Availability~
The Classic White variety of toilet tissue is available from most supermarkets including Asda and Tesco. It can often be bought from your local shop too. Our 4pk cost £1.99 from the local Premier Shop. This is the average price when not on offer in Asda and Tesco. If you wish to bulk buy, expect to pay around £5.00 for a 12pk (41p per roll) and £7.00 for an 18pk (38p per roll) from Asda.
Okay, I understand that toilet tissue or loo roll as I call it, just gets used then flushed but I do find cheaper brands to be false economy as you often need to use more per use than the more expensive brands. I favour Andrex over other brands and usually buy when reduced in the supermarket. I forgot to buy toilet tissue with my weekly shop a few weeks ago and sent my fiance to our local corner shop to pick up a packet. I was pleased to see that this 4pk wasn't any more expensive than Asda.
I usually buy the Andrex Shea Butter but the local shop didn't stock this so my fiance picked up the Classic White pack. Each roll of toilet tissue is plump and thick. The tissue is pure white and appears to be of a high quality. This colour of toilet roll is perfectly suited to any colour of bathroom if you are colour co-ordinated with this type of product!
You do get a decent amount of toilet tissue for your money and I find this toilet tissue to be of an excellent quality. I won't go into details about my families toilet habits but toilet tissue is a must in any household so we will say no more. Unlike cheaper brands, the end of this toilet roll is easily detatched from the roll. The paper isn't the thickest and is a little see through but it is suprisingly strong and easy to handle. It isn't as thick or luxurious as my preferred Shea Butter toilet tissue.
In use, this toilet tissue performs perfectly well. It tears easily from the roll without ripping to shreds. Only a few sheets are needed per use depending on the toilet circumstance. The toilet tissue feels light and incredibly soft. I do not like the feeling of paper in general but I do find this less of a hassle and less 'awful' to handle. The different layers of tissue are attatched well. This toilet tissue is nicely absorbant and feels durable when in use. It is kind to skin and simply glides across both the daisy and the bum (hehe) without causing any irritation. It cleans well and flushes perfectly fine. I find this toilet tissue to be nice and gentle when dealing with a cold and have yet to experience any irriation from using this around my nose area.
Overall, Andrex Classic White is of a decent quality and performs very well when it comes to toilet tasks. I find that one roll lasts quite a while even with three of us using it. It lasts much longer than cheaper toilet tissue and is much more pleasant to use in my opinion. I do prefer the Shea Butter variety as it is a little thicker and smells nice whereas this toilet tissue doesn't carry a specific smell.
I will buy again if I cannot obtain a pack of Shea Butter and can recommend this toilet tissue. It is suitable for my whole family to use and has proven to be dependable and durable when in use. It is very much worth paying that little extra for as the quality is better and the roll is longer lasting.
Thanks for reading :)
I usually always buy Andrex tissue as I think it is very good quality. Sometimes we try other brands to see what they're like but usually end up back with Andrex again. Recently, however, I've had a few negatives with Andrex so maybe we will begin to look elsewhere again.
Andrex toilet paper is often more expensive than others and so when it's on offer we like to stock up!
You can buy it in various colours and with different qualities; some with aloe vera, some with little embossed puppies on.
You can buy it in a variety pack sizes although it's usually more efficient to buy larger quantities. We usually buy a 12 roll pack.
I find that this toilet paper is very good quality. It is quite thick so that you don't need to use as much but it isn't so thick that it ends up being too rough. It is soft, I haven't come across another toilet paper which is as soft as this. It is usually easy to rip off.
Recently, however, I have found that it is starting to get a bit poor in some areas. Sometimes the toilet paper seems to come apart; you have two pieces of tissue together but sometimes these work apart and so it ends up being thin and often the first layer is difficult to get going when you first begin a roll.
I think it is much better than many brands but do hope that it isn't starting to go down hill after so many years of being reliable. I think I will look at other brands to compare again but I do generally recommend this brand.
Like many similar reviewers our family has been a habitual user of Andrex toilet tissue for many, many years. But that is all over now. This product separates as soon as it touches the skin and you have to use about a dozen sheets to make it strong enough to be useful. Frankly you'd almost be better off wiping your bottom with your hand and then washing it in the sink.I really don't understand this. First Pears soap changes so no one buys it anymore, now Andrex changes and people are stopping buying that too. A lot of other products (eg. crisps, coffee, fruit juice) are going from basic -> premium but for some reason Andrex have decided to move in the other direction.
Because this is something that is dear to my heart, well...bum, the 12 pack of Andrex classic white toilet tissues will go straight down the loo, and I will buy better quality ones, ALL my life I have used Andrex, now at the age of 55 I need to spend time and energy looking for different toilet paper, and how do you test toilet tissue prior to buying it...I am in shock.
When I do my weekly shop I try to economise and won't buy branded products if I can get something of similar quality for a cheaper price. So, usually, I opt for supermarket own brands of toilet paper. Just recently, however, there have been a variety of good deals on Andrex toilet rolls so I have bought a few packs of these - in 4 packs, 8 packs and 12 packs.
The toilet rolls are always packaged in a plastic bag with the signature puppy pictured on the front. I have bought various types of Andrex - white, quilts and 'subtle and stylish'. As I say, I bought these on offer - the 4 packs cost me about £1.50 which is what I would usually pay for non branded toilet rolls. I always buy white versions as that is my preference (and colour scheme of my toilet/bathroom) but there are blue and pink coloured varieties available. The rolls themselves feel thick and soft to squeeze.
The toilet paper feels of good quality - a little thicker than most other types I have used - particularly the quilts variety which feels very luxurious. It is soft and absorbent too - so I tend to use fewer sheets than I would normally too. The rolls also look good in the bathroom - the subtle and stylish range have leaf patterns on the paper and there is also a puppies on the roll variety - these add something different to your bathroom - the puppies are particularly good for toddlers to encourage them to learn toilet hygiene! I have also used the toilet tissue for emergency tissue supplies and wiped both mine and my son's noses with it - it is soft and gentle on the skin and plenty absorbent enough for this purpose too.
Overall, this is a good quality toilet tissue that lasts well. It is soft, strong and absorbent and, even at full price, I think that it is fairly priced. I will continue to purchase this when I see it on offer - to help save the pennies - as I think there is a real difference in quality between this and non-branded varieties.
I bought this while it was on offer in tesco with 50p off (was only 5p more expensive than tescos own brand). I bought the 9roll pack considering it was much better value than the 4 roll, and obviously I will continue to need it, and it isn't going to spoil any time soon...
Andrex comes in a big plastic packet, similar to any other toilet roll. It usually has a picture of a puppy on the front (reminiscent of the adverts and one of my favourite additions to any toilet related product ever. Who doesn't love a puppy?) and uses colors such as soft blue or lilac with it's bold logo spread across the front. Inside the bag are the rolls, stacked/packed together. Each roll is quite dense, but of a standard size and in the middle is the expected cardboard tube.
I have found this brand of loo roll actuall does live up to its claims of being soft, strong and long. It is much softer than own brand, even the more expensive packs, which is always a nice feeling - especially considering as a poor student, I have been living off pretty cheap sketchy loo roll... It's very strong, you don't need to use many sheets to get effective use unlike cheaper brands which go to pieces at any sign of adversity. And each roll does seem to last me much longer than any other brand would. This is all positive as using less means even though the initial cost may be more, I have to buy less of it, and thus I am no worse off in the purse department.
However, I feel I should mention price. Considering you can get acceptable loo roll from supermarkets, it makes no sense for Andrex to charge premium pricing for a small increase in quality. Let's face it, there is very little contact between you and your loo roll, and thus the extra quality isn't really worth the double in cost. Fortunately however, there appear to be a large amount of deals placed on toilet roll.
Overall, it does live up to it's advertising campaign, it is soft and it does last me longer than many other brands, but you have to first be able to look past the initial outlay of money.
I am so disappointed with the Andrex classic white ! yes it's double sheets and it's soft but the two layers separate ! and also the tissue breaks up in your hand as soon as water hits it ! when you wipe yourself bits of the paper roll together and break away getting stuck in every crevice !!! My husband bought two packs because they were on special price at Tesco ... I have thrown both packs in the bin
I was in Tesco yesterday and remembering I only had one loo roll left at home I wandered down the toilet paper aisle in quest of a bargain. Lucky for me, Tesco have a deal on currently for a multipack of 9 rolls for only £3! Super bargain so into the shopping trolley it went :)
Andrex toilet roll was first launched in 1942 and is now widely known for the cute andrex puppy that is always on the ads. Everyone knows Andrex loo roll to be of a better quality and durability (you know what I mean!) than other brands. Don't get me wrong I am happy to buy cheaper supermarket brands but if it's on offer I will totally buy andrex (shea butter is my fave.)
Yesterday we bought the normal white paper variety but with puppy print on it. This design makes the toilet roll feel rather quilted so optimum for a soft and cushiony experience. The toilet paper is two ply so is thick but as a general feels much thicker than other branding two ply toilet paper. In addition, because Andrex is actually really absorbent you only need a square or two to give a good wipe, even for the larger bottoms out there lol.
In comparison to cheaper brands I wouldn't say Andrex is amazingly superior to other brands like Sainsburys or spring force. In terms of substance and quality it is noticeable but in practical terms I guess it's all the same really. I know it all gets flushed down the toilet at the end of the day, but it's still always nice for some decent tissue that feels good, doesn't scathe or itch and is good for gentle and delicate bottoms. I am happy to use Andrex for wiping my little one and appreciate letting her use something of a bit better quality when we can afford to do so. The Andrex we bought is of the more cheaper selection of the range but it is still totally worth every penny. Equivalent to 33p a roll I certainly won't complain! I would definitely recommend it, but more so when the brand is on offer.
As I have found out over the years buying cheap toilet paper is a false economy. Not only does it not feel as nice to use but it also ends up getting used a lot quicker because it is so thin you need much more of it to do the same job that a couple of sheets of decent toilet paper does.
Andrex is always a brand that I look out for when it is on offer. You can now but it with different added extras such as shea butter etc. but for me the original is still the best. As soon as you open the bag and put one on the holder you can immediately see just how good the quality of it is. The classic white ones also just look really nice in the bathroom.
The roll is so much thicker and bouncier looking than the cheap ones and you can just feel the difference in quality when you touch the paper in your hands. The toilet paper is two ply and these two sheets stick together almost as one and hardly ever do they separate or come loose.
The two ply paper is so absorbent that you really only need to use a few sheaf's at a time whereas with the cheap ones you can end up having to use loads. It also feels really nice to use and doesn't scratch or feel horrible.
As they are so absorbent they are also great for using as tissue when you have colds and can even be used instead of kitchen rolls when you have run out to mop up spills.
As you can imagine Andrex isn't the cheapest toilet paper by a mile but it is still good value as you really do need to use less so it actually ends up lasting a lot longer than some would. You can buy a pack of four classic white original rolls for around about £2 but they are also quite often on offer which is the time to be stocking up on them.
For me I would have to award these toilet rolls 5 out of 5 as they really are one of the nicest toilet rolls to use with the best absorbency and just feel so much nicer than cheap ones and it is one of the areas where I try not to scrimp too much.
Soft, strong and long...