Product Type: Asda household products
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Fifty SHADES Of SOFT...
Asda Shades Best Ever Toilet Roll
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Asda Shades Best Ever Toilet Roll
Advantages: Excellent value - Works well - Feels very soft..
Disadvantages: None for me..
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.
Summary: I will buy it again...
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