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May or may not block your drains but Charmin's so good at this stage I don't care
Charmin Toilet Tissue
Member Name: worst_trip
Charmin Toilet Tissue
Advantages: Thick, soft and lovely
Disadvantages: Apparently is known for possibly causing blockages to your plumbing
Charmin toilet tissue has incomparable 'wet strength' which is why, although it's relatively expensive, these days I always buy it.
It's not cheap - around the £4 mark for 9 rolls, but as is the case for almsot all 'premium' (ie. not the shop's own brand) toilet tissues, there's almost always some kind of promotion for it running somewhere. Buy 12 rolls for the price of 9; buy a block of rolls the size of a bale of straw for a fiver, that sort of thing.
Yes, I understand they sell it at 'Lidl' now at (lots of rolls) for £5 which is an offer I must look out for the next time I'm doing my discount Germanic shopping.
As to my requirement for a toilet tissue that has excellent 'wet strength' and properties of great absorbency, without wanting to go into too many lurid details, I was brought up having certian...Middle Eastern....personal hygiene habits, which effectively means that every time after I....go...I always need to dry my bum, and this stuff Charmin is absolutely tops for that. It dries very efficiently; the sheets are really thick so it all stays in one wodge and doesn't flake apart and generate 'bits' and 'flakes' that go all over the bathroom floor. Brilliant.
I read a 2005 review on dooyoo wherein someone related their plumber's opinion that 'Charmin clogs the pipes'. Yes, sadly in the upstairs bathroom, I have been noticing a certain toilet-bowl-filling-ominously-full-property since we 'converted' to 100% use of Charmin, but I still find it so good the thought of a blocked upstairs toilet fills me with minor panic (we've just had the ceilings done) it'll take more than a hint of an approaching blocked-drain disaster to wean me off it now.
Quite frankly the last time my Mum and sister came to stay, between them they managed to stuff so bloomin' much regular bog-roll down the loo that the pipes really DID get blocked (cue a noisesome morning spent poking about under the sewer cover with some hastily-purchased Dynorod), so it's clear that with enough concerted effort you can quite successfully block your household drains with even the el cheapo supermarket stuff.
I see that some other dooyoo reviewers say this stuff's good enough to be used 'all over your body'. While I'm certainly intrigued by what that's all about, I couldn't possibly comment.
Summary: Top notch toilet tissue