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      24.11.2013 12:05
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      great value toilet paper from the Asda range!

      I am always on the lookout for getting products as cheap as possible now but it still being worthwhile. In the past I was buying Iceland's toilet roll as it was £1 for a 4 pack = 25p per roll. However, the ply was too thin and not much sheets per roll so I was easily going through a pack a week in our household. On my last Asda trip last month I bought a 9 pack of Asda Shades for £3.40 and it's still going strong 4 weeks later!

      I bought the cream pack, as it just feels slightly less pristine than the white toilet roll, but it can be bought in other varieties including the Alove Vera, Scented and even the Shea butter range, which should it go on offer I would be willing to give it a try!

      The toilet paper is two ply so is nice and thick and feels really superb and more premium than other branding two ply toilet paper. It feels great quality, very soft and not harsh or starchy like I have found with some toilet papers, which can feel artificial. I find that Asda Shades Best Ever Toilet Roll is very really absorbent you only need a square or two to give a good wipe, even for the larger bottoms out there lol. I certainly think this feature is why the large pack has lasted so long as we only use minimal squares and don't need to reel off tons to get decent wipeage (yes I just made up my own word there!)

      In comparison to other Supermarket brands I have been pleasantly surprised by Asda's quality as I have used Sainsburys own version, and whilst it too was very impressive, Asda's Best Shades comes up cheaper so gets the winning edge. It is suitable on all types of bottoms, from my daughter's soft 4 year old skin, up to my mum's older bottom and even when she visited she thought it was Andrex herself!

      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, and its better to spend a bit more money on a decent quality, than a basics one like toilet paper. The Asda Shades comes in at 37.8p per roll which is more than others, but considering it has lasted us ages it is worth it in the long run. Where I don't get a chance to go to Costco and fully stock up this has done us great justice and so I certainly recommend it!

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      12.09.2013 20:44
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      Soft tissue, absorb well.

      I have bought these toilet rolls quite a few times in the past because they are cheap to buy and a lot of pack sized choices to choose from, so it means I can just choose which sized pack I want to buy at the time. My latest size was the 4 pack.

      The toilet tissue come inside a plastic wrapper with the name clearly on the front, so can be easily spotted on a shelf. The tissue is white in colour and is a 2 ply tissue. The tissue paper is joined by the usual perforated join and I find it is really easy to part the tissue from this join. I don't have a problem it not tearing apart at all and wasting some of the tissue because each sheet is half torn etc like I have found some other brands tend to do when I part the sheets.

      The tissue is white in colour and it is a really soft tissue which feels smooth when wiping etc. I find it doesn't scratch my skin or make it feel sore or uncomfortable. This brand is just a nice smooth, soft tissue with a nice texture to it in my opinion.

      They are very absorbent sheets and remove dirt from the bottom really well. These rolls are more than suitable for my little grandchildren's bottom and haven't caused any irritations or rashes with them being too rough etc on their more delicate skins. My little granddaughter is almost potty trained and she is just beginning to learn how to use toilet tissue and getting used to how to wipe her own bottom. They are soft enough wipes for her to be able to manoeuvre around her bottom in a way a little child can to wipe his or her bottom well enough. She obviously cannot fully wipe her bottom but this tissue is soft enough for her to become more independent at toilet times.

      The tissue thickness is really good, doesn't feel flimsy to hold in the hand and you don't need to use many sheets to thoroughly clean bottoms, so the rolls do tend to last that little bit longer compared to some other shops cheaper brands. when I first bought this brand a good while ago I thought they maybe wouldn't be quite as soft as I imagined they would be but I was pleasantly surprised how soft they actually turned out to be once I began to use them. I cannot fault the softness of these rolls at all and I think if you suffer with any toilet issues, this toilet tissue would be more than suitable for regularly having to wipe the bottom without it becoming sore from wiping etc. I just think they would be ideal to buy if you have the need to use a lot of toilet tissue in a day and have to buy lots of tissue more than the average usage of them.

      It tells me on the wrapper that 3 out of 4 mums prefer this brand to the No 1 leading brand and that an independent study of a 1000 mums confirmed that 780 of those mums did prefer this brand to the leading brand. I don't know if this is true or false but that is the claim so it must be correct or they wouldn't state this claim in my opinion.

      I really do like this brand of tissue, I think it is excellent quality for the price. like I said earlier in my review I last bought the 4 pack but it is available in packs of 2, 4, 9,12 and a 24 pack. Lots of choice sizes to choose from and I like the idea of the smaller packs because the 2 rolls would be ideal for anyone wanting to just test the product first before then buying a larger pack. Also the 2 pack is ideal for a pensioner or anyone living alone and just want to buy a pack of 2 maybe from the weekly budget.

      I paid just £1.78 for the 4 pack and the price for a 2 pack is just a £1 and the prices range up to the larger price of just £8 for the 24 pack. The larger pack is ideal for a larger family or anyone who likes to just bulk buy toilet tissue. I think all of the prices are very good value for the amount of rolls in each pack in my opinion and they are well worth the money.

      I highly recommend this toilet tissue brand and it is one I will continue to buy in the future because I am really pleased with the texture, softness and price of the toilet tissue.

      I give this brand 5 stars.

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

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        11.07.2013 10:29
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        More than adequate for the job and softer than some other store own brands.

        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?

        Asda's own Shades range of toilet rolls does the job that it's meant to do without any frills or hype. It comes in many "Shades" such as blue, peach and white so can be coloured co-ordinated to match your bathroom if you're that way inclined, personally I'm not , white is fine for me, and can be bought in packs of 2, 4, 12 and 24, I tend to buy the 12 pack which is ample for our house as there are only 2 of us so it lasts a few weeks. The rolls are made up of 2 ply tissue which is strong, soft and absorbant and perforated at about 6 inch intervals. It flushes away easily, I have had trouble in the past with other more expensive toilet rolls which have refused to disappear, maybe that's just my toilet I don't know, but I've had no problems with these. When you get to the end of the roll, there's none of that having to tug at the last piece to get it off the card as it's been glues there and then the glue has gone through several sheets so you end up with shredded toilet roll all over the place, these simply come off leaving no waste behind. (Pardon the pun).

        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.

        I've tried other more expensive brands, especially when they've been on offer and sometimes my other half has said that they haven't been as nice as Asda's, so I've always gone back to them.

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        05.03.2013 17:16
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        Last time I was shopping in Asda I bought a big pack of 24 of their own brand toilet rolls. That seems like ages ago, and we still haven't run out. I don't see the point in spending over the odds for things that are going to end up being disposed of, however I find some of the lower supermarket brands are poor quality and a false economy. The "Shades" toilet rolls from Asda fall somewhere in the middle, giving excellent quality and value for money. Result!

        The rolls come in different sized packs, with the current prices given below:

        2 rolls - £1.22
        4 rolls - £1.78
        12 rolls - £4.50
        24 rolls - £8.00

        They are available in various colours, including white, peach and cream. I always buy white toilet rolls as we have a main bathroom, an en-suite, and a downstairs toilet to kit out, so it's much easier for me to just buy white and avoid any colour scheme clashes. Obviously they work out cheaper if you buy the bigger packs, with a 24 pack costing just 33.3p per roll.

        The rolls are thick and you'll notice the quality as soon as you open the packaging. They feel almost fluffy as they're so soft, although this can sometimes be a disadvantage when wearing black clothing and getting those annoying little fluffy bits on them! However, I much prefer this to the toilet rolls which feel hard and not very comforting. The sheets are as wide as you expect, and I mention this because I've had very cheap toilet rolls before where the sheets have been annoyingly thin.

        Not being one to discuss my toilet habits at length, I'll skip over the details by saying these toilet rolls cope with their purpose very well. They perform as well as any leading brands I've used and are soft and absorbent. I also use these occasionally for blowing my nose and such tasks, and I've never had any issues with the sheets ripping. The sheets are perforated and I rarely have any issues with the perforations being awkward to rip.

        I would recommend these toilet rolls as a great budget alternative which still offers comfort and quality.

        (Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)

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        01.03.2013 09:14
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        Cheap but good!

        I don't think I'm the only one who thinks like this when it comes to toilet roll, but why spend loads on paper that only gets flushed away anyway, it's just like chucking money down the toilet! That's why I tend to buy stores own brand toilet rolls as most of the time it is quite comfortable to use.

        Asda's Shades best ever roll is one I buy quite frequently. Of course, it is only available to purchase from Asda either in store or online if you do your shopping that way. There are many different pack sizes available to buy, from a 4 pack that costs no more than £2 to a 24 pack that is quite often on offer for £8.

        I normally buy the white coloured toilet roll but Shades does come in a couple of other colours too like peach and blue. I'm quite boring with buying white all of the time but white goes with everything so don't have to worry about it clashing with any other colours! They come inside a thin plastic wrapper which is a good way to keep the toilet rolls not in use in one place as I tend to open the wrapper at one end then shove it in the cupboard.

        The toilet roll itself looks exactly how would expect it to, being plain with perforated edges so you can easily rip the amount you need off without pulling half of the next square off too. The feeling of the toilet roll is nice and soft, it's definitely not the soft toilet roll I have used but it is still soft and comfortable to use. There isn't any kind of scratchy feeling when you use it, like the toilet paper they provide in most public places! It definitely doesn't feel like you are using a cheap toilet paper on your behind.

        I can sometimes find starting off each roll of this quite tricky and sometimes pull the pieces that make up a sheet, away from each other but once it's started off I don't experience ripping the two pieces in half again. The absorbency of this toilet roll is just as good as branded toilet papers in my experience and I don't feel like I have to use more paper just because it's cheaper.

        I'd definitely recommend this Asda Shades best ever toilet roll. It is cheap but the quality is excellent and it matches branded toilet rolls really well. I wouldn't say it is as soft but still comfortable to use for both me and my daughter.

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          07.02.2013 16:21
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          Brilliant cheaper toilet rolls.

          I'm not loyal to any paticular brand of toilet roll but seeing as I do the majority of my shopping at Asda, I use this brand quite often as they're quite cheap and pretty good.

          The toilet rolls come in a a plasticy wrapper keeping them together. The Shades logo is on the front in big letters with the Asda logo just above. Shades is an Asda's own brand, not the cheapest which is smartprice, but the next one up. Asda make a lot of products which I've used that are quite good quality. They come in packs of 2, 4, 9, 12 or 24. I tend to buy 12 as it works out cheaper and I go through them quite quickly with the grandkids coming round often.

          The toilet roll itself is great. It's quite soft and fairly thick so feels like good quality. Unlike really cheap toielt roll, it doesn't rip easily or feel too coarse to use in sensitive areas. It's ideal for when you have a cold too as it's not too rough on your sore nose. The toilet roll is cut into squares which easily come apart and I find myself using the same amount of this toilet roll as I would a more expensive brand.

          There are different varieties of the Shades toilet rolls. They do the normal white or cream roll in the blue packet (pictured), an aloe vera roll in a green packet, a flowery fragranced one in a burgandy packet and a sheabutter variety in a pale brown packet. I've also tried the shea butter variety which I must say are lovely. I'd recommend these as well as the original white/cream rolls. The shea butter ones smell really lovely and make your bathroom smell of shea butter which is nice. I felt a bit bad using them for the toilet though as they smelt so good.

          You'll pay £1.72 for four rolls, £3.40 for for 9 rolls and just £4.50 for 12 rolls. The largest pack of 24 rolls is available for £8. So the larger pack you buy, effectively, the more money you save. These are really cheap for the quality that you get. I find these toilet rolls to be just as good as brands like Andrex and Cushelle which are more pricey. You can only get these from Asda as they're an Asda's brand. I'd definitely recommend these as you save a bit of money without losing out on good quality.

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            14.11.2012 10:54
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            Soft tissue.

            On a visit to Asda I bought these toilet rolls because they were cheap to buy and the amount in the pack I thought was quite a lot. I buy lots of toilet rolls because I have a lot of grandchildren who visit and come to stay at my home all the time.

            The toilet rolls come housed in a plastic wrapper and there are 12 toilet rolls in the packet, the rolls are a white colour and tissues have a really soft feeling and are quite thick tissues too. Each sheet pulls from the perforated line on the roll well indeed too without having to keep on tugging it.

            These are really soft enough for children's bottoms and I have lots of grandchildren and they are suitable for them to use for their softer bottoms. Some of grandchildren tend to use more toilet roll than is really needed and this brand is cheap enough to buy for when the children use more tissues.

            They are extremely absorbent and clean really well indeed, I was actually really surprised how nice these toilet rolls clean and how soft they actually feel on the rear area. They don't scratch the skin or make it sore and are really good ones for children to use.

            They are really good quality rolls and so you don't need to use too many sheets like you do with some cheaper brands, so these ones do last a little longer than some other brands, so the rolls do last just that little longer and are good value for money and so save having to buy more in the week etc.
            These are also available in different sized packs of 2,4,9 and 12 rolls and so quite a choice to choose from if you only want to buy a couple of rolls. I buy the larger packs because I have lots of grandchildren and so it makes more sense to buy the larger ones. They are also available in colours of white, peach and cream and so a lot of colours to choose if you want a colour to match your bathroom.

            On the packaging it tells me that an independent study of a 1000 mums also confirms that 780 mums prefer these rolls to a number 1 leading brand and so these must be more than suitable for families because that is quite a lot of mums from the 1000 mums in the study that buy these rolls. They are more than suitable for my family to use for wiping and cleaning the rear area.

            I am happy to recommend these toilet rolls, they are worth the price of just short of £5 for a pack of a dozen rolls. This price is a good one and they are not expensive to buy compared to some other brands I have bought. I will buy them again because I like these rolls quite a lot and are suitable for myself and my family.

            I rate them 5 stars.

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              03.11.2012 12:03
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              A good, economy toilet tissue

              When it comes to toilet roll over the past few weeks I have become a creature of habit. Until this past year I always bought myself the cheapest and most economy toilet tissue I could find really hating having to pay for it and resenting it a bit even! Then my mate bought me some Andrex toilet rolls and started telling me to stop being a tight a$$ (pardon the pun lol) and I loved the fact that one roll of Andrex seemed to work out actually better value in the long run and lasting longer than on average 3 cheap toilet rolls and they were nicer to use and softer etc.

              However the other day I did an online shop with Asda due to my mate dislocating her knee and breaking a bone in her leg as well which means she can't drive and is staying with me at the moment and I don't live close enough to any shops to get a big shop in. It meant that I spent ages on the Asda website (www.asda.com) comparing prices and value on things when I saw this toilet tissue and thought it sounded a good buy and had hoped for it to be as good as my beloved Andrex so bought us some.

              The Packaging:

              These come in 3 different sizes in the white colour I bought which are a 2 pack for 90p, 4 rolls for £1.72 and a lot of 24 for £8.00 and no matter the sizing they all come in a frosted white wrapper where we are told what they are and who they are by on them and the size you pick is also stated on there and at the moment there is a picture shown of Christmas baubles and the likes which are part of advertising an Asda competition that us running at the moment. On the back of the pack other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and the contents, cautions are given and contact details for Asda are listed.

              The Rolls:

              Well these rolls contain an average of 220 sheets with each sheet measuring 133mm x 106mm and they are two ply pieces. They are pure white in colour these ones but they do come in different colours plus quilted and sensitive and well....allsorts really and plenty to choose from!

              The pieces are large, they pull off the roll by gently pulling the perforated strip and the 2 ply stick together really well and the toilet paper is soft and absorbent. It also flushes well and of course not only is it good for toilet needs but soft to wipe the nose and the face with too and so on.

              I think this is a good value toilet paper due to the fact you don't need to use handfuls of it each time you use the loo and do appreciate its softness and this has worked out a good buy for me as my mate seems to sit on the loo eating toilet paper and I have noticed that I'm not running out so quick since buying this one however I will be going back to my favoured Andrex when we run out of this due to its exceptional softness and thickness!

              Only available from Asda stores.

              This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                03.10.2012 17:22
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                I will buy it again...

                I shop in a variety of stores and supermarkets, but for the most part I do my household grocery shopping online at Asda (at www.asda.com). It was during a rather large grocery shop earlier this year that I decided to try out their own-branded toilet roll, finding the large packs offering excellent value for money that was just too good to miss, particularly when compared to more 'premium' brands.

                Since then, I have ordered the "Asda Shades Best Ever Toilet Rolls" each and every time I have done a full grocery shop with Asda, mainly because I find their own-branded rolls offer excellent value for money without skimping on quality.

                Firstly, the rolls are quite thick - surprisingly so, when you consider the lower than average cost of the rolls - and this makes them appear and feel quite luxurious. Certainly, other supermarket-own label toilet rolls that have been purchased by me in the past have definitely been 'lacking' something in terms of their thickness that this gave them a rather basic feel. I think most people would admit to preferring to use luxurious-feeling toilet rolls rather than basic or budget rolls when given the choice!

                Secondly, the paper itself feels very soft, being completely free from the unpleasant 'scratchy' surface that most 'budget' branded papers carry. I really don't like using papers that have this sort of feeling, and I think this is what puts me off from buying supermarket-own branded loo rolls generally. The Asda Shades Best Ever rolls feels surprisingly close to being a premium paper, irrespective of it's value for money price.

                Whilst I am on the subject, I think it is worth noting just how economical the Asda Shades rolls actually are. As @ the time of writing (October 2012), the four pack of loo rolls is available for the cost of £1.72, and this is available in a variety of colours such as white, cream, pink, peach and blue. A pack of two rolls is available although I believe there is not as much choice in terms of colour choice on the website, perhaps more is available in store. The double pack of rolls costs £1.18. These prices offer good enough value for money to my mind, but the large pack that I have been purchasing for use in my household recently actually contains 12 rolls and this costs only £4.98 at the present time which is quite a considerable saving when compared to my previous brand, which cost around £1.40 more, for the same amount of rolls.

                Just because the cost is less doesn't mean that there is less paper on each roll, and certainly I have noticed no change in how often I am changing the empty rolls on the dispenser in the bathroom, or with how often I need to repurchase this product when compared to my previous brand. This, to me, is proof that the paper is of a high quality.

                The toilet rolls are marked with perforation marks as you would expect, and this makes it easy to rip and tear the paper where you want to separate it from the rest of the roll. I have found that very cheap or 'budget' toilet paper products can rip inadequately, and this usually results in a long 'overhang' of loose paper at one layer which is rather unsightly. There has been no such problem with the Asda Shades Best Ever toilet rolls however, and the rolls seem to rip and tear exactly where they are supposed to.

                In terms of absorbency (!) I have noticed no difference between this product and my previous one. I find that the Asda Shades paper performs as well as its predecessor, and certainly it would seem to be thick enough to cope with its intended purposes without incident. (!) Furthermore, I find that the two layers on the Asda rolls seem to be of a fairly high quality too, with them staying stuck together on the roll and not coming apart too easily when the paper is torn at the perforarated sections.

                In summary, I find the Asda Shades Best Ever Toilet Roll to be just that... the Best Ever that Asda have produced under their own brand. It is lovely and soft - verging on being luxuriously so - and is as fuss-free and easy to use as any other brand, in my opinion.

                The final winning point for me is the generously-sized economical pack that works out at being excellent value for money for use in my household. For the reasons outlined in this review, this product comes with my full recommendation and full marks in the product rating score as a result... excellent!

                The toilet rolls are available to buy in branches of Asda, where there is a decent selection of colour choices and paper types available. A smaller selection is available to purchase online at www.asda.com.

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                  01.10.2012 06:56
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                  A really good toilet paper.

                  After using a budget branded toilet tisuue for quite some time now, i have had to find an alternative that offers not neccessarily more for less more money, but just more in general, as my daughter seems to be hell bent on using at least a roll a day just for herself!

                  After a quick look to see what else was available within my supermarket of choice, i decided upon Asda's own branded "Shades", which seemed to be the next in price (costing a little more at £1.99 for four rolls), but was part of the bulk buy scheme run, the more you buy the bigger your discount, so opted for the "24 rolls for £8.00", hoping that my daughter would calm down her usage!

                  The rolls of paper in this range seemed to offer much more per roll than the budget branded version, even lasting much longer when my daughter got hold of it!

                  These are easy to start off (some aren't so much, and you find you have wasted half a roll shredding a few layers before the opening perforation is found!), with the starting strip being secure enough to hold it together, but easy enough to find and peel off!

                  The paper itself is two ply, but has a much softer feel to it, i don't have any problem as such with the rougher cheaper paper, but when you are offered the better stuff you do tend to appreciate it more!
                  The paper is substantial enough with clogging any pipes (a strange thing to mention but i have heard stories from products like Charmin/Cushelle that are sooo substantial that have blocked toilets as they are being flushed away!), surprising even with the amount my kids use per toilet visit!

                  The 24 roll pack has so far lasted us a good month, which in my house is unheard off, with me usually getting through a 12 roll of the budget branded paper a week, which just shows you how little you get per roll!

                  I do like this product, with the added benefit of this (aside from the extra paper and softer feel of it) is the fact it also comes in a variety of different colours, so even though i have to store my paper in plain sight (i live in a cottage so have very little storage!), i can't now colour co-ordinate and use it as decoration! Recommended!

                  For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk

                  Thanks for reading x

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                  29.09.2012 19:41
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                  Brilliant Bathroom Bargain

                  I almost always buy Andrex for our bathroom. I will occasionally go for Velvet or maybe even Cushelle but Andrex is my favourite. A few weeks ago me and my partner went to do a big shop from Asda. One thing we needed was toilet roll but non of the branded items were on offer and I refuse to pay full price when it can be found more often than not for a reduced price. Therefore, we ended up buying from the Asda Shades range. Initially I wasn't sure whether to buy it but after seeing on the pack that 8/10 Mums prefer Shades to the leading brand I decided that it must be half decent.

                  I paid just £4 for 12 rolls which was a fantastic price working out at just 33p a roll. Usual price is about 20% higher and you can also buy different pack sizes including 4 rolls and 9 rolls. You can also get the smaller packs in a couple of different colours like pink and cream.

                  I opted for the white colour because our bathroom is a very light grey colour with bright red towels, pictures etc. Plus, I love the clean look of a brilliant white toilet roll and feel that it gives my bathroom a very clean feel.

                  I was actually amazed with these toilet rolls! They are thick yet extremely soft and are worth well more than the 33p per roll that I paid. The paper is thick and the toilet roll is very absorbant. I used this to mop up a few spills of toothpaste or shampoo and usually the toilet roll would break in my hands but this was not the case with Shades, the paper remained in one piece and I didn't end up with loads of little bits of toilet roll all over the sink or bath.

                  The toilet roll is immensely soft. I would say that it was actually a little softer than the leading brands on the market and I had no problems whatsoever when using this. As it was so absorbant and soft I found that less of this was needed to do a good job and a roll lasted me and my partner around 3 or 4 days when usually a roll would last around 2 or 3 days.

                  I feel very satisfied with this Asda brand and will definitely buy it again. I think the quality is actually superior to the leading brands on the market and I will certainly be buying some more next time I'm in Asda. Recommended to anyone looking to save a few pennies or in the quest for the perfect toilet roll!

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                    25.09.2012 21:57

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                    we always buy a pack of 24 But last time when i put some in the loo i noticed that the new ones were about a 1/4 inch narrower

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                    21.09.2012 09:02
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                    The best value toilet paper on the market!

                    ---Intro---
                    I have never felt the urge to review toilet paper prior to now, but having just been made redundant from my dream job, I am spending many of my hours job searching (there really isn't much out there) - and while having a break, rather than succumbing to the mind-numbing daytime TV, I thought it would be more constructive to review my toilet paper - after all I will need the Amazon vouchers from dooyoo to pay for Christmas!


                    ---Why this toilet paper?---
                    My parents come up to visit twice a year, and since my divorce and having to live on one small income (which admittedly was a lot better than the prospect of having to live on no income), I allow them to take me to Asda in order to stock my cupboards (I usually manage to sneak some clothes and bottles of wine into the trolley too). As I don't have a car, this has been the only opportunity for a 'big' shop (I really don't like food shopping online) prior to me having a boyfriend with a car (of course I can't get him to buy all my food though!)

                    These toilet rolls were the only ones that came in a pack of 24 (although they do of course come in smaller packs too - it can work out more expensive buying smaller packs though). We bought a pack of 24 in December, and when they came again this July, I was down to my last 2 rolls.

                    I have the normal white variety, but there are also other varieties such as quilted and aloe vera, but as this review shows, I'm happy with what I'm using so will stick with it.


                    ---Using the toilet paper---
                    I'm not sure what to say here, having never written such a review (although I have read plenty). I find the quality excellent, and my boyfriend agrees that they are as good, if not better than any of the more expensive and luxurious brands.

                    I tend to only use toilet paper following using the toilet, the occasional nose blowing (this paper works fine), and for wiping up anything which I've spilt in the bathroom. The toilet roll is soft, and strong (it doesn't disintegrate easily) - really, what more could you ask for?

                    The packaging of the toilet rolls boasts the "Easy Start Roll Technology" and I've have to agree that it is easy to start the rolls without wasting any sheets. Apparently 3 out of 4 mums prefer Asda Shades to the No. 1 leading brand - I can see why.

                    The toilet paper is 2-ply which suits me fine - personally I find that 3-ply toilet paper is usually too thick. There are approximately 220 sheets per roll (this is what the packaging says - I'm not committed enough to the cause to unravel a roll and count), and the sheets are 131mm x 106mm, which I imagine is pretty standard!


                    ---Finally---
                    I have three months to make my remaining toilet rolls last before my parents are up again! While I'm out of work I imagine that I will get through them more quickly, so might have to be more careful with my usage (I'm not quite sure how serious I'm being here!) We will definitely be getting these ones again unless there's an amazing offer on other brands.

                    Currently a 24 pack costs £8 which is just 33.3p per roll. I believe that this is quite possibly the best value toilet paper on the market!

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                      12.09.2012 11:56
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                      The only one I would buy these days

                      When it comes to toilet rolls I always used to buy one of the leading brands because they were softer and stronger but recently I have had to economise on all sorts of things and this is one of them.

                      I am equally likely to shop at Asda or Tesco and so would buy a large pack of their own brand toilet rolls when needed - sometimes Asda sometimes Tesco but never the very cheapest brand as that stuff is seriously scratchy on the posterior!

                      I didn't really think any more about it than that. The toilet rolls were soft enough and did the job that they were supposed to do. That was until a couple of weeks ago when I put out a new toilet roll and, boy, did I notice a difference! The one before had been Asda and the new one was Tesco and it was decidedly less soft. The difference was really noticeable! In fact we have just finished the Tesco pack and I have put a new Asda one in the bathroom this morning and again the difference was marked. In fact that is the whole reason for me writing this review.

                      The price in Tesco for a pack containing 18 rolls is currently £7.69 making the toilet rolls just over 42.7p each. In Asda the price of a pack of 24 toilet rolls is currently £8 making each roll just over 33.3p each so the Asda ones win on price. Obviously in each case the larger the pack that you buy the better the price per roll.

                      In Asda their own brand toilet rolls are called Shades Best Ever and are available in white, cream, peach and aqua in our local store although there may be other colours available in different parts of the country. They also do Quilted, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Scented within the Shades range.

                      The Shades Best ever are marketed as being 'softer, thicker and more absorbent than the leading brand'. Having used these rolls on numerous occasions I can only agree with this. As I said earlier in this review they are definitely softer than the equivalent Tesco version and to be honest I think they are easily as soft as any of the named brands that I used to buy. They are also strong enough to do the job without ripping or splitting - I don't think I need to go into details here do I?

                      Apparently these rolls are also easy start so you don't waste the first few sheets - to be fair I never did waste any sheets anyway but I suppose it is nicer to be able to get at the start of the roll more easily.

                      The rolls last as long as any other rolls that we have used so it isn't false economy to buy these. They are soft on my nether regions and I am also happy to use a sheet or two to blow my nose if I happen to be in the bathroom at the time. They are soft enough to do this and don't cause any irritation on my delicate litt. If that isn't a recommendation I don't know what is!le nose!

                      Seriously there isn't really much more to say about a toilet roll other than the fact that I would recommend these rolls to anyone and I will never be buying any other from now on

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                        Does everything you require in a toilet roll!

                        I would say on the whole that I am not that picky when it comes to toilet roll. If it does the job, it does the job I suppose. However, when on a very tight budget, I was using some of the cheapest toilet rolls available, and they really were bad quality. Itchy on the skin and would break apart on touching. I decided I needed to try other things and spend a little more money. Some brands such as Andrex just seem too overpriced for what they are, so I decided to try out one of the range from ASDA (just not their cheapest one)!

                        Obviously as Shades toilet roll is branded by ASDA, it is only available from their stores or online on their website if you do a groceries delivery. I was really impressed with the price of these toilet rolls considering how good of a quality they are. The price you pay will depend on how many toilet rolls you like to buy at any given time. I usually opt for the 9 roll pack at £3.00, but there are all sorts available to meet your needs. These are as follows:
                        2 rolls - £1.18
                        4 rolls - £1.72
                        9 rolls - £3.00
                        12 rolls - £4.00
                        24 rolls - 7.99
                        Obviously, the more rolls you buy, the cheaper it works out per roll, so it is probably best if you stock up to save money! I like to buy the white shade of this toilet roll, however it is available in peach and cream also. They do a variation whereby you can buy shea butter toilet roll and aloe vera toilet roll, although I do not think these are available in all these different sizes, and they do also cost a little more - so I just stick to the bog standard white stuff. So overall, as far as price is concerned I was very happy, and I was saving much more compared to the branded toilet roll.

                        As you can imagine, it looks like your average toilet roll, and does the same job as your average toilet roll. When I picked this up, I was not expecting for it to be particularly great, but I just wanted an improvement on the previous Smart Price sandpaper-esque toilet roll which I was using. Thankfully, I knew from the first instance that this toilet roll is of a great quality. When touched, it is just so soft that you would not believe it is a supermarket own branded toilet roll. It is soft and kind to skin, meaning that it is great for the whole family. In addition to this, I have found that it is quite thick, meaning it is very absorbent. It does tend to split into two like my other toilet roll did, and I have just found it of an absolutely outstanding quality.

                        I have previously used branded toilet roll too, but I honestly think this is as good if not better than some of the leading brands. Interestingly, on ASDA's website, it states that when they carried out a study on 1000 mums, 780 of those said that they preferred this toilet roll to the leading branded rolls. This goes to show that you don't always have to be a snob when it comes to toilet roll.

                        Overall, I have used really cheap toilet roll, and I have used really expensive ones too. This however, is a reasonably priced and excellent quality roll from ASDA. I will never go back to using any others now, as this does everything that me and my family require of it. It is a strong, thick and soft roll, and even better it is purse friendly too. I would really recommend this to everyone, especially those with children or a wider family. Thanks for reading and hope it helps.

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