Product Type: Asda household products
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Asda Shades Best Ever Toilet Roll
Member Name: hayley_dl
Asda Shades Best Ever Toilet Roll
Advantages: many colours, absorbant
Disadvantages: can split, quite thin
Toilet paper is a necessity for each of us and the range offered can be quite confusing sometimes often taking up a whole aisle in the supermarket just for this one product! Personally I usually choose this, ASDA shades quite simply because it's a fairly decent middle of the range choice; not so cheap that it actually feels like paper, yet not ridiculously expensive for something that's only going to end up down the loo anyway!
ASDA shades comes in a variety of different colours so there will be something to fit in with your decoration and for those of you who prefer just plain white that is also an option. ASDA shades also do fragranced loo roll which I have used occasionally so I will be writing a review on that but there is a separate section on Dooyoo for that so this review will be focusing on the standard version.
ASDA claim that they have recently introduced "easy start rolls" which although I can agree that their rolls are easy to start I can't say I particularly had problems before so can't really see the need for this.
Their tissue is 2 ply and they claim that it's softer, thicker and more absorbent then the leading brand. Adverts like that confuse me yet are actually very hard to argue with. For instance, which brand do they see as the "leading" one? I can think of at least one more expensive brand that I would completely disagree with their claims against but then who said the "leading" brand was necessarily more expensive? If it's based on number of sales it may well be an equal priced product.
Anyway, enough of my problems with the advert, what about the loo roll itself? As I already said, this roll is 2 ply which also makes it quite thin, in fact when held up to the light you can actually see through it. Not the most encouraging of starts but then if it's as strong as it claims that shouldn't be a problem. I usually use quite a bit more then I would with a thicker roll, probably not so much because I actually need to but because psychologically, I convince I need more as it's thin. I have however found it to be very absorbent and so have no complaints with it in that respect. Strength wise however, I have had it split on me twice. Now considering the amount of times I use this twice isn't bad really but I would rather it not split at all. Since I use more then I would with other rolls this hasn't caused a problem for me but it is something to be aware of and maybe use that little bit more to accommodate for this.
When it comes to actually flushing this I have never had a problem, despite having bad drainage in one of our bathrooms this has never failed to flush or blocked up the toilet.
Price and availability wise this is only available from ASDA and costs £1.12 for 2 rolls, £1.82 for 4 rolls, £4.20 for 12 rolls and £8 for 24 rolls. Even accounting for the minor problems I explained above this represents excellent value for money in my opinion and therefore I am happy to recommend it. It is however losing a star due to the few problems I experienced. For the sake of a complete review the colour options are: white, cream, peach and blue.
Summary: a reasonable loo roll at a reasonable price