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Not Worth the Extra Puppy Points!
Andrex Toilet Tissue
Member Name: hanmillie
Andrex Toilet Tissue
Advantages: Soft, Strong, Adorable Puppy
Disadvantages: Quite expensive compared to supermarket brands
Being the principal buyer of all household things in our home, I was caught out the other day when our loo roll nearly ran out and therefore did a quick dash to our local Co-Op to get new supplies. I have to admit to normally buying a four pack of supermarket branded toilet roll, however once in Co-Op their branded tissue was nearly the same price as Andrex and so I opted for the later.
The Andrex classic white toilet roll is packaged in a cute looking blue plastic wrapper which is very identifiably Andrex by the adorable puppy gazing at you on the front. Looking at the packaging also shows the puppy point pink paw print logo which means that bonuses are possible to collect through Andrex by redeeming the code inside the parcel on their website. These packages of toilet roll are available in a number of sizes depending on the store and these are 2, 4, 9, 12, 16 and 18.
The rolls of toilet roll are quite large and a typical roll will contain around 100 sheets. Usefully this toilet roll is white in colour (the name being a give away) and this means that it suits the vast majority of bathrooms. A set of four toilet rolls can be bought in any supermarket or convenience store and whilst I paid £2.79 for mine from Co-Op they can be bought for £2.09 in Tesco and just £1.98 in Sainsburys.
When getting my toilet roll home I eagerly ripped off the wrapping to see whether they were indeed any softer and stronger than my usual brand. Whilst the toilet roll was indeed quite soft and strong it failed to beat my usual Sainsburys soft toilet roll and I was therefore left a little disappointed. However, as the week went by I was impressed with the longevity of a roll of the paper being that it lasted quite a long time in relation to other brands (no doubt due to the less is more approach).
In summary, this toilet paper impressed me as a result of the following points:
* Tissue paper was soft and strong.
* Good quality as expected.
* Cute packaging.
* Puppy points for purchasing.
However, it did fail to deliver on the following:
* Price - this toilet roll is significantly more than the supermarket brands and the accountant in me cannot justify this extra cost.
* It was the same softness as the Sainsburys own branded toilet roll.
As a result of the above points I will not be buying this toilet roll in the future but will instead go back to my usual brand, however I would recommend this toilet paper on the merit of its' softness and durability. Therefore I will be scoring it 4 stars out of 5.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review.
Summary: Paying the price for cuteness