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Brand: Asda / Subcategory: Bathroom Care / Type: Tissue / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues

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      30.09.2012 15:00
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      A decent enough paper.

      On my quest to reduce down my weekly shopping bill, i have found myself trying the "budget" branded items available in my supermarket of choice (this being Asda, and smartprice!).

      One product i have never considered being a luxury item is toilet paper, i mean lets be honest no matter how delicate you say your bum is, it is used and thrown away in the same method, regardless if its like velvet or not (though i have never resorted to the tracing paper stuff that was used at my first school, things are not that hard up!), so i usually buy the papre available at Farmfoods, which has always served its purpose!

      To save myself a trip though i decided to use the Smartprice paper, saving me time having to make a special trip for it.

      For the larger pack (which contains 12 rolls of paper) you will pay £1.26, which is a fantastic price compared to the Asda's own branded paper, which costs £1.99 for four rolls.

      It looks as you would expect, cheap looking, "bog" standard white (excuse the pun!), and the outer pack is extremely minimal, with it having the green and white Smartprice logo, though for the saving who cares right!

      When i removed the first roll from the pack i noticed that actually yes it costs less but with good reason, the inner cardboard tube has a considerably larger hole in it, making it look like your are getting a fair amount of paper, which of course is just not the case!

      The paper itself is a bit rougher than better branded one's, but not to the extent that it would hurt your skin, and is 2ply like most others, making it substantial enough for use!

      Unlike many of the better branded, and much more absorbant types this stuff won't clog up your toilet or pipes if accidentally unravelled and rammed down the toilet....for fun!? (Yes this happened a few times until i started taking the money for the next rolls out of peoples pocket money!).

      This product is just as you would expect, budget! It wipes effectively, is cheap to buy, and doesn't really hurt your delicate skin (unless you use it for wiping drippy noses, then this stuff will leave you with a nose that Rudolph would be proud of!), with this product losing a start due to the sneaky tactic of the larger inner roll i still can't really fault this paper too much.

      For more information visit - www.asda.com

      Thanks for reading x

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        11.01.2012 23:10
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        Its alright for the price

        When it comes to household shopping I'm certainly not brand loyal and will happily give most things a try. I recently bought some Smart Price Toilet Roll from my local Asda, at 70p for 4 rolls it was certainly a good price.

        The toilet roll or tissue to give it its correct title is sold in a plastic clear wrapper which is very plain. It has the Asda smart price logo on the front along with Toilet Tissue in green writing. The front of the pack informs the customer that this is a 4 roll pack and each roll contains 200 sheets. The back of the pack gives a little information on the product such as the size of each sheet which is approximately 11cm's x 9.5cm's and that this toilet paper is 2ply. There is a small standard warning about the plastic wrapper and the dangers of suffocation and a telephone number to ring if you are not satisfied with the product and Asda also state they will replace or refund you if this is the case.

        I opened the toilet rolls and instantly thought how cheap the paper felt. We usually buy Springforce toilet rolls from Tesco, another budget lien, but this is no where near the quality of that. The paper is slightly textured and even with it being 2 ply its very thin.

        Another very annoying thing for me was that the perforated edges didn't tear of neatly, now I know this doesn't affect how the toilet roll works but it really bugs me when it looks untidy on the roll. I thought maybe I was just unlucky but I bought 2 packets and they were both the same.

        Although the Asda paper isn't overly rough it isn't that soft either, not that I was expecting too much after all it is a budget product but I did expect it to be a little better than it is.

        All this aside though its how the paper performs when in use that really matters and the smart price toilet roll did the job well enough. Its not the best toilet paper available but for the small price I paid for it I never expected it to be and at the end of the day it only gets flushed down the loo.

        I don't know about anyone else but I tend to use toilet paper for other things as well, blowing my nose, doing my contacts or make up, I found this wasn't as good for things like that but there again in fairness its not designed to.

        I wouldn't say Asda smart price toilet paper is as good as other cheap ones I've tried but I would buy it again. Its an excellent price and although it didn't tear of neatly it did the job it was designed to do.

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        24.12.2011 14:13

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        Horrid!

        when it comes to toilet roll it is something that I penny pinch on really as my belief is you flush it away so why spend pounds on the stuff?

        The packaging~
        Comes in a white plastic bag with the Asda smart price symbol clearly shown. This pack contains twelve rolls, you can also get them in packs of four. This is made form recycled paper.

        Myself using it~
        Recentely I moved out of a flat share that I was in with my best mate Melanie and moved into a flat on my own. Times are hard so i desided to make some cut backs and started buying basic shop brands this is when i came across this toilet paper.
        The toilet paper itself isn't the best I have ever used nothing as good as brands such as andrex. The paper is very thin and doesn't contain very many sheets at all per roll. I have recentley suffered from a cold and have found it useless it breaks up when you blow your nose and has left my nose feeling like I am rudolf the red nosed raindeer lol. Won't be buying this again as it is too thin and had made my nose very sore indeed.

        Costs around £1.20 for rolls available from Asda only.

        This review is also posted on ciao under this user name.

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        25.11.2011 10:55
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        Not great toilet paper

        We have been trying to cut back recently and loo paper is one of the things my other half has decided to cut back on - at the cost of our poor bottoms! We are now buying Asda Smartprice White Toilet Tissue. For twelve rolls we pay £1.26 which is really very cheap when you compare it to brand names but my goodness it is not a comfortable paper to use.

        It is white (well, off white really) and recycled. It comes very plainly packaged in simple white plastic paper with no pretty patterns on the front - well, what would you expect for that price?
        It is two ply (personally I prefer a three ply toilet tissue) and the sqaures come off fairly easily though some of the perforations are not that brilliant and it may require a bit of tugging before I manage to tear some off the roll. It is quite rough and not something you would want to blow your nose on if you had a bad cold and had run out of tissues.

        It does not seem to last as long as say the Andrex variety we buy or some of the other shop's own brands but it is exceptionally cheap. We use it regularly now and even the little lad is complaining that it makes his bottom feel sore, and he doesn't usually notice these things, so it must be pretty bad.

        Not great but good if you are on a strict buget and trying to cut back - just take it out of the loo if you have visitors as it is embarrassing.

        Review also on Ciao as sorehead

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        08.04.2011 21:11
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        Rough as a badgers....

        Looking for a bargain bumper pack of bog roll? Not fussy about thickness, nice stuff in it or pretty pictures on the roll? If you answered yes to any or all of these, then this loo roll is for you! I just don't think your bottom is going to be thanking you for the purchase.

        - - - The Loo Roll - - -

        The loo roll itself comes in a pack of 12, covered in simple clear plastic wrap with the Asda Smart Price logo on it. There are around 200 sheets of 2-ply tissue per roll, and unfortunately there isn't a handle for you to carry the pack like most multipacks of loo roll which makes carrying this pretty awkward. For 12 rolls it will currently cost you £1.46 at your local Asda store, which equates to just over 12p per roll, which is a bargain yes but is it worth it? No.

        - - - My Experience - - -

        I first bought this toilet roll when I moved out of home for the first time, I was on a super tight budget and was doing my first big shop in Asda, I thought it was a bargain for the amount of loo roll in the pack. You can buy it from Asda now for just under £1.50. Which is still a bargain but I wouldn't personally buy it again unless I was super skint. The "next up" on the Asda own brand loo roll is 10x better than this, but still not as good as wiping your bum with something soft and luxurious like Andrex. Yes I know it's only loo roll, but for me there's nothing worse than wiping your intimate areas with really rough toilet roll.

        I remember going through a couple of rolls when I had a really bad cold, needless to say my nose looked and felt like it had been gone at with a cheese grater. It's just too thin and rough, it's one step above sandpaper in my opinion, ok well maybe not that bad but you catch my drift. The worst toilet paper is probably the kind you get in public toilets which is like wiping your bits with newspaper, and if you say how do you know, I do remember having to use newspaper at a friends house as they had no toilet roll! ha-ha!

        Anyway as I was saying, the loo roll is just too rough, it's also extremely thin making it less absorbent. Being less absorbent makes going to the loo less hygienic than it already is. (Really don't want to go into too much detail there). Also you know how annoying is starting off a roll of toilet paper right? Well with this loo roll it's even more frustrating, you can't start off the roll without wasting a crap load of sheets (pardon the pun) trying to start it off properly, the paper is just so thin it tears way too easily.

        - - - Overall - - -

        I would only recommend this loo roll to people who either don't care what they wipe their bits with, are short on cash, or just aren't as fussy as me. Yes it's a bargain for the amount of loo roll your getting, but the quality just isn't there. You need a fair few sheets folded over just to give your snotty nose a good blow, the same goes for when you're using it on the toilet. You don't want to risk any accidents from the paper being too thin. I think you can see where I'm going with that one, I don't want to go into too much detail without sounding disgusting.

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        14.03.2011 19:40
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        ...It's toilet paper

        Ahh, the great leveller: From the mightiest of Pharaohs to the lowliest of serf, everybody does it. Birds do it, educated fleas do it but i'm not sure if Bee's do it...but generally everybody poops.

        Comfort for the post wiping is paramount, no one wants a handful of brambles and alternatively no one wants to directly poop onto a handful of money. I have found that with this particular toilet paper, you might as well be pooping onto brambly-money or stealing it from work. Infact, given the quality of this toilet paper you'd be better off stealing from work.

        It is cheap and it is nasty, it has minimal absorbency - it is but merely 2-ply with an average content of 200 sheets per roll. I can not personally verify the 200 sheets per roll average as I've never bothered counting, it seems pretty weird to bother saying how many sheets there are on a roll - perhaps someone is...Anally retentive?

        But for what it is, it's acceptable for what you're going to do with it. It is cheap, about as close to Napkin quality as most toilet roll manufacturers get, and there's lots of it. It's something like £1.79 for 12 Rolls at my local, personally I would rather spend an extra 70p and get something a bit better in terms of ply.

        If you are hosting a house party, have the in-laws around or have given your family food poisoning for a laugh, this is the toilet paper to leave out.

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          15.02.2011 17:39
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          Not the best but good for those on a budget

          Whether you call it 'toilet paper' or 'loo roll', I genuinely feel that Asda's Smartprice Toilet 'Tissue' is an apt name for this product. To me, the word 'tissue' implies something flimsy and delicate - thus an extremely appropriate title for the aforementioned product.

          Sadly we all need loo roll. It's one of those things that I hate buying because sooner or later I'm going to have to buy it again. However, with the tightening of the purse strings after purging during a month so expensive that it deserves a title before its name, Mr. December, I'm on a budget, and so is my bottom.

          Perhaps I am naive but I truly didn't believe there could be that much difference between loo rolls. I was WRONG!

          To be fair, Asda's Smartprice isn't as bad as some I've come across - it's not hard like actual paper, which I swear some restaurants and bars do stock their toilets with. Quite an amusing thought to envisage the bar staff cutting up mounds of A4 paper and then rolling it all onto a cardboard tube. But I digress. Asda's tissue is soft - like tissue, and flimsy - like tissue. The main problem with it is that it is just too thin, thus you have to use a lot more than you would than with other, better-quality loo rolls. Does this defeat the point then of buying Smartprice if you're just going to use more? I'm still undecided on that one.

          I did a little bit of investigating and found that this particular loo roll has 200 sheets per roll, whereas Andrex's standard white has approximately 308 sheets per roll for comparison. Amazing what you can find on the internet!

          Nevertheless, I did buy 12 rolls for £1.49 which is a bargain. I might not be that impressed with the quality but when it was there I needed it, so thank you Asda.

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            03.11.2010 17:45
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            Unbeatable value for money

            Spending money on toilet roll is a pet hate of mine. I know it's an essential but I can't help but get very annoyed when I see the packs or branded rolls for £5 or more! We tend to have friends over at the weekends and toilet roll just seems to evaporate in our house and costs a small fortune each time we shop. This is when I decided to try Asda's smart price version.

            This smart price version is an incredible £1.46 for 12 rolls, the tissue is an off white colour, the texture is not too bad for the price, a lot softer than myself and my family expected. There are 200 sheets per roll, which I thought was a very good amount for a value product. The tissue seperates easily like the more expensive brands with a little tug along the perforated line.

            The texture is quite soft and they are not at all scratchy in those sensitive areas which some cheap toilet tissue can be. Myself and my family were all impressed with the savings you could make buying this tissue.

            I have not had to use any more than I normally would which is normally the key, you end up paying the same as with some you use double! I am happy to report that this tissue does the job just as well as the ridiculously expensive brands.

            The packaging is basic with the 12 rolls contained within transparent celophane displaying the Asda smart price green colour (not the red in the picture above). The rolls are standard size so they'll fit onto any toilet roll holder you currently have.

            I will continue to use this toilet tissue as I believe this is unbeatable value and I would not pay more for the higher brands again when this does the same job. Ok with Asda smart price you don't get fancy patterns or pictures on your toilet tissue but what purpose does this have anyway?!

            They are also available in packs of 4 for around 50p so they are really worth a try for this price to see if they suit you and your family.

            I rate them 5 dooyoo stars!

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              28.10.2010 11:09
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              Good price and value.

              Toilet tissue can be expensive sometimes and I use tons in my home when all my grandchildren come to visit or stay for a during the school holidays or weekends, and they use so much of it, it can cost a fortune buying the higher brands, and when I thought I would give this brand a try as I thought I could use it for the little ones when they visit and save a few pennies.

              They are from the Smart Price range from Asda and they cost only £1.46 for 12 rolls, the tissue is an off white colour, the texture is not too bad for the price, and there are 200 sheets per roll and so a good amount for a value product, each sheet can easily be torn via the perforated line which joins them together, it is easy to pull away and they do not tear, unless you are some of my grandchildren who just tend to sometimes rip toilet tissue.

              The texture is quite a soft one and they are not too hard on the bottom, as some can scratch but I have found this one to be quite a nice one and it suits all of my family and I have not had any complaints like I first thought I would when I bought it.

              I think the amount in the pack is a good one, they are all packaged in a plastic outer wrapper to keep them in place, and they are a good size to place in the bathroom for when they are needed, the flush fine and they have not blocked my toilet, I have found I do not need to use anymore sheets than with a higher brand, and I have used them in exactly the same way as I would more expensive ones.

              The packaging is very basic but for the price it is expected and they are a brilliant value for money product, they also fit a standard toilet roll holder with no problem at all, and the cardboard roll that holds the tissues can be recycled and also it does not bend while the tissue is on the holder, which is good if it is pulled off the holder as it often is in my household with the grandchildren, when they want to start playing around in the bathroom as some children do when they are left to play in the home.

              The tissue is a 2 ply and when it is first opened to use, it is easy to tear from the sealed down tab that keeps it in place, as some tend to be too difficult to undo and some of the sheets are wasted before the roll has been used, but these are fine and they are worth the money and I highly recommend them for families or if you want to just save a few pennies, they are a very good quality brand to try and I will buy them again and swap my usually higher brands when they visit and save more money.

              They are also available in packs of 4 for around 50p and so worth a try for this price to see if they suit you and your family.

              I rate them 5 stars.

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                04.08.2010 20:47
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                Good value for money and very good quality.

                I was shopping in Asda recently and saw these toilet rolls for only 51p for 4 rolls and I thought I would give them a try as I am on a lower budget at the moment because one of my cats is not too well and needs constant medication from the vets and since I have tried the lower branded rolls from other supermarkets, I thought I would try these ones from Asda too.

                The ones I bought were a pack of 4 and each roll has 200 sheets of tissue and all 4 together are covered in a plastic wrapper and each one is a decent size and the tissue is a very good quality too and the texture of the tissue is nice and soft for a lower brand of rolls.

                The ply of the tissue is a 2 ply and the tissue is easy to open from the folded pull back paper that keeps them in place, I have used many tissues both branded and cheaper brands and the tab can be quite hard to open but this one is very good and opens very easily in my opinion.

                The tissue is nice and soft and does not scratch at all as I first imagined it may with it being a cheaper one but I was pleasantly surprised how soft it actually is and it flushes very easily too.

                The tissue is plain with no fancy design and is white and it has a tiny hole kind of design too, and in my opinion I do not mind if it is basic as long as I am happy with the brand and although it is not as soft as the higher brands it is an excellent tissue, especially for large families or anyone who is on a lower budget as I am as it can save you a lot of money.

                I will continue to buy these tissues as I am very happy with the quality and value for money they give and they are extremely good too.

                The pull from the roll very nicely too and do not stick, the flow is very good as with some I tend to have to pull it to release it from the roll itself but with this one it flows like a dream in my opinion.

                They are also available in packs of 12 for £ 1.29 at the moment but sometimes the prices can vary.

                I recommend these for anyone to try even if you are not on a low budget as I do not think you would be disappointed at all with them.

                I give these 5 stars.

                Thank you for reading my review.

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                  21.07.2010 15:20
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                  If the budget is tight, you could do worse than this.

                  We often live off a tight budget in our household, and try to cut costs on items wherever we can. I never used to willingly buy budget toilet roll such as this, as I believed it to be extremely inferior in comfort than more expensive brands, but sometimes needs must!

                  The price of this product is absolutely amazing. I paid £1.26 for 12 rolls of toilet tissues, whereas with premium brands such as Andrex, I could easily have paid over £5.00 for the same amount. An amazing save, which certainly makes a difference in my weekly shopping budget.

                  The toilet roll is not as wide as other brands, obviously to save on cost, but this makes the tissue more fiddly and less easy to use. The paper is also a little rougher and thinner than its more expensive counterparts, although this is to be expected at the price point and it was nowhere near as bad as I had anticipated.

                  The roll seems to be a satisfactory length, rivalling some more expensive brands although not matching up in comfort. Great for the price tag though.

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                  27.05.2010 10:17

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                  worth getting

                  Ok...so its not the prettiest packaging in the world...and it IS thinner than some branded toilet rolls - and it doesnt have a cute ickle puppy for a mascot; but loo roll...is loo roll and considering what it is primarily used for, does it REALLY matter if its printed with flowers or smells of talcum powder?

                  In my opinion...no it doesnt.

                  So I was happy to try Smartprice toilet rolls, and I actually was really pleased with it.

                  As I mentioned previously, it is slightly thinner than branded toilet roll, but as long as you are not one of those types that uses reams of the stuff in one sitting, this works perfectly well :)

                  It comes in one colour; white,and the packaging is dull as dishwater but it does what it says on the tin (well...polythene!) and thats all I ask from my loo roll!

                  A good buy, and at just roughly 52p for a 4 roll pack and slightly more for a 12 roll, it really is worth trying - it doesnt scratch your bottom, honest! :p

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                  26.05.2010 17:54
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                  Worth it if you're on a budget.

                  I am on a tight budget at the moment and it doesn't help that just about everything has gone up in price over the past twelve months... petrol, food, travel, toiletries... so unfortunately I can no longer justify buying quilted, double thick, extra soft, super fab toilet roll, because I can't bare to pay in excess of 49p for roll of something that is just going to be flushed down the toilet... 11p a roll is much more acceptable... Enter Asda Smartprice toilet tissue!

                  I first discovered this product when I set myself a challenge to try out as many Smartprice products as possible - we all know that value products are every hit and miss, but you don't know until you try - so during the challenge, if there was a Smartprice downgrade on a product I'd usually purchase, then that would go into the trolly as an alternative. I used to avoid Smartprice toilet roll like the plague (due to toilet paper tracing paper memories I had from school). However a challenge is a challenge, so I gave it a go...

                  ******************* Price and availability *******************

                  You can pick up Smartprice toilet paper in, you guessed it... Asda... The packaging is very basic - it is see through with green writing on it.

                  You can purchase 12 roles for £1.32, or four rolls for 45p. With both deals you end up paying approximately 11p per a toilet roll.

                  ********************* My opinion **********************

                  I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the packet and felt the toilet paper. It has two layers of thin paper, but instead of feeling rough, it was relatively smooth. It wasn't luxurious - that was obvious - but it wasn't hideously cheap to touch either.

                  On your sensitive parts this toilet paper doesn't feel uncomfortable, but it's obviously not as soft as other luxurious brands that are available and I could definitely tell I was using an economy product.

                  I'd say that a roll of this lasts as long as any other toilet paper brands - but obviously it costs four times less - so if you're on a budget then it's definitely worth trying out. I have made repeat purchases since I initially through this product into the trolly - it might not be the best toilet tissue around, but it saves me a few pennies.

                  Three out of five stars.

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                    26.03.2010 06:12
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                    My review says it all, i'm disgusted by this

                    The one thing I have learnt since I have started to write and read other people reviews is that cost isn't everything when it comes to the stuff that we buy. You can spend pennies on something and be thrilled with it or spend pounds and feel you've completely frittered your money away. Also since writing reviews it makes you stop and think about what you really think about products as well. Me, before writing I used to buy the odd economy product and just think it rubbish and half the time you don't realise your just being snobby and you have no other reason not to like it!

                    For me nowadays I will occasionally buy 'economy' products. Certain things I will never try to cut down on costs on but I admit I see no problem in buying alot of canned products that are half price (or less) than branded products though I am quick to add not everything economy is good and in my humble opinions cheap tinned tomatoes, washing up liquid, coffee and tea bags all should be banned and I hate the one's I have tried in the past!

                    That ramble brings me on to these toilet rolls rather nicely. High up there on things I won't buy when I'm out shopping is cheap toilet roll. I have been off put for life because when I was a kid my mum used to buy something silly like 20 pink and rough toilet rolls from a local garage for a quid and they'd not only scrape off your bum skin but clog up a toilet with ease and the only reason she did it was to collect coupons for foil Christmas decorations (though she won't admit it!) and it was a traumatic experience till Andrex came about and she did eventually start buying those lol.

                    I have since vowed not to mistreat my peachy botty ever again and I am willing to pay out alot of money to protect it! However my house mate the other day informed me that in her opinion toilet roll was toilet roll and plonked this in our bathroom. She told me to quit me whinging or if I'd prefer I could tear up the yellow pages we no longer needed and use that or summat so I quit moaning and decided that after-all, this was better than nothing... lol.

                    The Packaging:

                    Clear, white and bright green plastic bag and on the front of it I am told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' Toilet Tissue and that in this case it is a 4 roll pack and that it contains 400 sheets and there is a picture on there of a toilet roll. Other information stated on the back of the bag includes being told a bit about the product, warnings are listed and contact details for Asda are given. Cheap looking bag, this really is but in my mind it's product that counts and we threw the bag out anyway! lol.

                    A Bit About The Toilet Rolls According To the information Given On The Back Of The Bag:

                    4 rolls, 2-ply tissue, 200 sheets per roll. Sheet size 120 x 96mm, total area 9.22m (2).

                    The Toilet Rolls:

                    Ok so I forgot about my misgivings when I badly needed the loo and was left with four rolls of this neatly stacked up in our bathroom. White in colour and slightly rough textured this white tissue is like just that.... tissue! 2 ply that when you tear it off the roll goes into two sheets, it's none absorbent and rather small sheeted. Don't go thinking this is gonna be like Andrex or even a decent own shops quality...this is cheap and nasty stuff believe me lol. Sure I realise it's only bog paper that goes down the toilet but it's difficult to wipe with and isn't at all comfortable to do so with ta boot! I didn't like the way the sheets feel apart on me, did like the way per sheet they tore away from the roll cleanly but what a load of rubbish this is really. I felt I was actually insulting my bottom by using it!

                    Absolute cr** and don't be tight, toilet paper is something worth spending out on. I refused to use this ever again and bought Andrex in abundance when I next hit the shops. Using the toilet isn't the most wonderful experience in the world usually so make it worse by using this? My advice is to use sandpaper and save the 49p this costs (for four rolls or £1.32 for 12 rolls) it's all much of a muchness in my book! Terrible stuff!

                    Only available in Asda stores (and they're welcome to it lol).

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

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                      29.08.2009 16:59
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                      Did you hear about the constipated accountant?
                      He couldn't budget so he had to work it out with a pencil and paper.

                      There is a dazzling selection of toilet rolls available nowadays - quilted, coated, scented, antibacterial, with added moisturiser , with pretty patterns, toilet rolls designed to perfectly complement your hat.

                      Well, maybe not the last one . But our bottoms must surely be the most pampered they have been in years . Me, I'm not too fussy, in fact, with the credit crunch I'm downgrading most of my brands to save a little money - so, bog standard bog roll for me . Unlike the poor accountant, I CAN budget!

                      Now, there was a day when your main option for cheap toilet paper was Izal - and that stuff was awful .Its performance at the lower end of my anatomy was abysmal! In fact any drips have a tendency to skate across the surface, thereby ensuring a sure-fire deposit of said drips onto the hand. Not my image of hygienic. For solids, it was no better, smearing rather than removing, and tearing my arse to shreds in the process .

                      Value toilet paper has come a long way now - no longer is it sharp edged tracing paper, but instead the soft, white, roll of squares we are all so used to .

                      Asda's smart price toilet roll is fairly decent quality - 2 ply, tightly wound round a cardboard tube with handy perforations for tearing . It is slightly speckled in appearance rather than a pure white, perhaps due to it being recycled (No, it hasn't wiped somebodys bottom before mine, I just mean its made from recycled paper!).

                      The squares do seem ever so slightly smaller than a slightly more expensive loo roll, and the paper is not the softest . But, it's not bad - and its certainly soft enough for wiping your bum on . I did find it a little rough for blowing my nose when I had a cold though, so bought some softer tissue for snottering into .

                      The packaging is not particurly pretty - mainly see through, with bands of white and green. it contains all the info you'd need though - including contact information, a warning to keep the wrapping away from children, and the information that the inner cardboard tubes are recyclable.

                      Now, my local Asda have a been a little crafty with these value rolls. For some reason, they're not on the main loo roll aisle, which is full of all the scented, softened stuff . You'll need to go down the loo roll aisle, and around onto the cleaning products aisle where this loo roll sits on the end . I wonder if this is some trick on Asda's part to make us pay for the next one up -perhaps they are hoping if they hide it we'll give up and buy some posh perfumed poo paper instead . Naughty Asda!

                      It's very cheap - 43p for 4 rolls, or 1.26 for 12 rolls . I always buy the 12 roll pack - it might only save me a few pence, but a savings a saving - especially when it's money that is literally going to be flushed down the toilet anyway .

                      I would recommend this for budget bottoms everywhere . I would stress that it is a little harsh on a sore nose if you have a cold though, so you may want to spend a little on some other tissue if you get ill .

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