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As far as I am concerned you get what you pay for when it comes to toilet rolls, as in the past I've tried out a few value products, which were of a poor quality. As a consequence, I now only buy those that I know will be gentle on those delicate regions. However, whilst carrying out a shop at Farm Foods a couple of months ago, my husband returned home with four packs of Nicky Elite Toilet Rolls with this review discussing my thoughts.
Whilst we have used three of the packs, which each contain nine rolls, it was only when I removed the remaining pack from the cupboard in readiness for my review, that I realised that the toilet rolls claim to contain lotion and fragrance. I cannot accept the fact that there is any fragrance, as in addition to not being able to notice any aroma with the rolls that we had already used, I have just placed one underneath my nose that I have literally just removed from the pack and there is absolutely no scent whatsoever.
The pack has a very girly appeal with its pale pink packaging together with its image of a white bunny rabbit with the reverse advising the consumer that the toilet rolls are made from 100% Virgin pulp with each roll averaging 20 metres in length. The rolls are quite fat, which initially gives the appearance that you are receiving a lot for your money although when squashing against the paper, it quickly flattens, so it hasn't been wound as tightly around the roll as our usual brand.
I'm not a fan of the colour pink, but rather than the plain white toilet paper that we normally buy, the 3 ply white sheets have been embossed with a delicate pink pattern.
The paper is correctly wound around the cardboard roll, so when the perforations are torn, you have in your hand all three sheets as opposed to some brands when pieces of the under sheets remain on the roll.
The sheets can be described as quite thick although not as soft as I would have expected from a loo roll that contains lotion. The ultimate test is during use rather than when touching with my fingertips. The sheets are highly absorbent and both my husband and I found that we were able to use fewer pieces when making a comparison with our usual brand. Whilst the level of softness is acceptable, I wouldn't describe it as being elite, as the product name would suggest although it served its purpose well as far as we are both concerned.
The sheets easily flush away and whilst you may think I'm odd mentioning such a thing, we used one brand a few years ago where the sheets were far too thick and the paper blocked the loo on a few occasions. Consequently, I used the remainder in place of kitchen roll and we never made a further purchase.
The Nicky brand works closely with the Woodland Trust who plant 20,000 trees each year and it's good to read on the reverse of the packaging that they donate to the charity at least £80,000 of their sales each year.
We will use the remaining nine rolls although I cannot see us making a further purchase and due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a three star rating to be appropriate.
My husband cannot recall the exact price that he paid although he thinks that it may have been £5 for two packs with one pack retailing at £2.99. I looked online to see if any supermarkets sell Nicky, but the only retailer that I found was Amazon, so it clearly isn't a very popular brand.
My husband has crohn's disease and due to this uses the toilet a lot so he insists on having decent toilet roll, I had heard how good this one was so decided we would give it a try and see what his lordship thought of it. I buy the product I my local Farmfoods and it costs £2.25 a pack of 9 rolls or 2 packs for £4 making them £2 for 9 rolls which I think is great value.
The toilet rolls are packaged in a plastic package just like other toilet rolls come in, there are a couple of colour variations but the toilet rolls themselves are all white in colour and then have a criss cross over them in orange, blue or pink.
The toilet rolls are easy enough to open and when I first got one out I thought it felt plenty soft enough to keep the other half happy, each roll is 3 ply, has 170 sheets and has a layer of lotion incorporated into the toilet roll for added softness. The toilet roll is very firm but it flushes away easily and doesn't clog the toilet even when my 6 year old uses too much of it.
The toilet rolls are pretty easy to start off even thought the end is stuck down, the tissue is really soft and doesn't tear at all and all 3 sheets stay firmly together. I found the toilet roll nice and soft when in use and was really impressed but of course I had to wait for hubbys verdict to know if I could buy it again, luckily hubby does agree with me on this and he says it is easily as soft as the more expensive brands and his usual favourite is Andrex.
I would give this 5 stars as it is soft and strong and really well priced, I will never pay going on for 40p a roll again there is simply no need to when this is available.
Like a lot of people I use toilet tissue but I don't want to spend a small fortune on something that gets flushed away. What I want is a great value toilet tissue that looks nice, feels nice and lasts a while. In my quest for toilet tissue perfection, a balance between value and comfort I have tried many brands. My favourite has been Andrex quilted toilet tissue and the worst was Morrisons value. When I spotted Nicky Elite Soft Touch Toilet Tissue in my local Superpound I decided to give it a go.
Nicky Elite Toilet Tissue can be brought in packs of four (£1) or nine (£2.25) making these great value at 25p a roll. The toilet tissue comes in a couple of colour variations, white, pink, peach and blue. I have found no difference in the quality or style of the tissue apart from the hexagonal line pattern on the tissue is in the colour variety, which is a nice touch if you like your toilet tissue to match your décor.
Another bonus of these great priced toilet tissues is that they are impregnated with lotion that makes them feel very soft to the touch and makes the bathroom smell great. Each roll has approximately 170 sheets on and is 3 ply, so while they do not have as many sheets on as some leading brands I am happy to compromise because the quality is great and the 3 layers of paper actually stay together rather than tearing apart and making a mighty mess of the toilet tissue when on the holder.
In my opinion I feel that these toilet tissues are comparable to the top brands without the top price tag. They are soft, strong and absorbent and flush away without any hassle. They are not a false economy like some of the supermarket value brands as you don't have to use masses of tissue to feel clean.
Nicky Toilet Tissues are endorsed by the Woodland Trust as buying the products helps plant trees in the countryside.
All things considered this is a great value toilet tissue; there are a couple of different varieties available. I have tried the Nicky Soft Touch (without lotion and fragrance) and Nicky The Snowman pack (the kids know Christmas is coming when these appear) and have been very happy with the quality.
I will continue to purchase Nicky Elite Toilet Tissue as long as it continues to be available at such a great price, if the price increases significantly I will have to start my search again.
More information is available on Nicky's website www.nicky.eu/uk
Thank you for reading.
I don't buy any of the branded toilet rolls such as Andrex any more. As far as I'm concerned they are too overpriced and they are hardly ever on special offer any more. Instead, for the past two years or even longer, I have been buying toilet rolls from Home Bargains called Nicky Elite. I don't think may people have heard of this brand, and to be honest, Home Bargains is the only place I have ever seen these particular rolls stocked - they are not a brand I have ever seen in any of the major supermarkets.
In my opinion, Nicky Elite toilet rolls are actually far superior to the likes of Andrex Quilted, and they are also far less expensive to buy. I bought a large pack of eighteen rolls only yesterday and as I type this review I can see into our upstairs bathroom and there is one in there hanging on the toilet roll holder. It looks just as good, if not better quality, than anything that Andrex makes.
Home Bargains sell these toilet rolls in packs of either 9 or 18 rolls. I always buy the larger rolls, mainly because they work out less expensive but also because we seem to go through a lot of toilet paper in our house. Nicky Elite rolls are fantastic quality. They are 3-ply paper and they have quite large diamond shaped indentations throughout the entire rolls. They are also nicely perforated so they pull off easily without tearing and also they are incredibly soft and so absorbent. They really do look and feel like a high quality toilet paper.
The other reason I like Nicky Elite toilet rolls so much is because they are infused with a special lotion which makes them extra soft and gentle on your skin. They are also scented though to be honest this is so subtle that I do have difficulty in detecting much scent at all, but it is there if you put the toilet roll tight up to your nose and breathe in . The smell is fresh and clean smelling and very subtle. A pack of 18 rolls cost me just over £4 which is brilliant when you consider how much a pack of just two Andrex Quilted rolls would cost.
These toilet rolls also come in a variety of shades from which to choose though I prefer to use white toilet paper. They are so soft to touch that I occasionally use some to wipe my cleanser over my face and even to remove my eye make up. They are obviously not as soft as facial tissues are but they are very gentle to use on your face and brilliant and absorption.
I won't go back to using branded toilet paper any more and I'll continue to use Nicky Elite. Highly recommended.
When it comes to buying toilet tissue I am a big fan of Andrex so that's what I used to always buy. I like the quality of it and feel that its worth the money cos prior to that I was investing in a couple of rolls one of cheap shops own stuff but after using Andrex I felt it was really false economy. However my mum spotted my Andrex toilet rolls in my bathroom and told me that although she liked it she felt she was using better and to try Nicky toilet tissue next time I was out buying toilet rolls so the next time I was in Farmfoods I picked a pack of 9 rolls of it and I paid something like £2.49 for them which I though was too good to be true to be honest seeming as for Andrex I was paying that for just 2 rolls!
My 9 rolls came in a see through plastic and green coloured bag and on the front of the bag I am clearly told that they are Nicky 'Elite' '3 ply Quilted', 9 Rolls With Lotion And Fragrance and then on the back of the bag other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, that they are made from 100% virgin pulp, that the average roll length is 20m - Average total area 19.8m and the contact details for the manufacturer are given. Nice enough packaging this is and its informative as it needs to be to!
The Toilet Roll Itself
This toilet roll comes in a range of colours including white (the pack I bought), peach, pink and blue and no matter the colour they are all the same in fragrance and so on.
In appearance well it looks like a bog standard (pardon the pun) toilet roll. Its a nice big size with a brown cardboard centre and looks larger in its size than say Andrex. The sheets are large and with indentations on them in diamond shapes to give them a quilted appearance however the sheets are not that thick really but they are soft, smooth and 3 ply and the sheets are easily pulled apart with the perforated lines.
I really like this toilet roll. It offers great value for money, is soft on my skin though I would quibble it is scented and contains lotion as I can't smell or feel it though the tissue is soft enough of course. Its highly absorbent meaning I don't have to use too much of it and it flushes easily too. All round this is a fantastic buy and I really do think its great and so will happily convert to this and save myself money in the process!
Google if interested I have seen this in my local Poundland store, Tesco and I bought mine in Farmfoods and its available in different sized packs as well!
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When we moved into our first home the two things I noticed we used most were kitchen roll and toilet roll and my goodness...they are not cheap! I set out on a mission to find a decent toilet roll that doesn't cost the earth as I can't bear thin, scratchy toilet paper (although it'll never be as bad as primary school tracing paper-style that you used to get!). When Costco have offers on their toilet roll, that is often a good deal but in lieu of that, I found Nicky toilet rolls which are something like £2.49 for 9 rolls in Home and Bargain or about £4 for 18 rolls.
The quality of Nicky toilet roll is far superior to the quality you would expect for the price you pay. Even though they have gone up slightly in price (used to be £1.99 for 9) they are still excellent value. They are 3-ply tissues and feel soft and luxurious and don't come apart easily. They are definitely not in the thickest category, nor the thinnest, they are probably middle of the road toilet rolls which I'm fine with (once had a problem with thick loo roll clogging up our drains!).
I'm not certain how many sheets you get per roll but they definitely last as long (if not longer) than a normal roll of toilet paper, so it isn't like they are cutting down on the roll size/number of sheets to make you feel like you are getting a deal when you aren't (often happens with kitchen roll I find). The toilet roll allegedly has a scent to it but to be perfectly honest I can't smell anything on the toilet roll which is fine by me as I'm not sure I'd want an overwhelming smell emanating from my loo roll! As for colours, I know they do it in peach and in white but I'm not sure about other colours. The white is the one we buy and it is fine. and does not look like a cheap loo roll in the toilet roll holder.
For the price and quality, you literally cannot beat this toilet roll. It is good quality, not too thick, not too thin, it is long lasting and affordable. I highly recommend it.
When I moved into my flat I swore I would only every buy andrex toilet roll. After living with my mother who was the queen of value it was a luxury I was willing to pay for. I resented spending money on toilet roll, obviously it is necessary but it literally is flushing money down the toilet. I had heard good things about the Nicky brand from friends so when I noticed it while out shopping I decided to pop a pack into my trolley. I paid £2.50 for 9 rolls which is fantastic value. Now that I'm a convert I buy 2 packs of 9 as you get a 50p discount in farmfoods bringing the price down to £4.00 for 18 rolls. Bargain!
Nicky is available in 3 different colours that I have noticed, plain white, green and peach. I'm not fussy on which colour I get so pick up whatever is first. The Tissue is 3 ply so is thick it does what it's supposed to and is nice and soft. The toilet roll has embedded diamond shapes running through it and this is where the colour is, the colour is not strong so it won't look out of place in your bathroom no matter what the décor.
I recently bought a packet of andrex toilet roll as it was on a good offer at tesco and it is now languishing in my 'spares cupboard' It's safe to say I am truly a Nicky convert I will never buy another brand of toilet roll. It is fantastic value and great quality. I would thoroughly recommend everyone tries it
I first came across the 'Nicky' brand of toilet tissue when I was on holiday in Spain and was booked into a lovely apartment on a self-catering basis. As I had to buy a few essential items for our temporary home, I made a trip to a local (independent) supermarket in the resort where we were staying. I didn't pay too much attention to the products I was buying as I didn't really recognise any of them at the time. That said, when it comes to toilet paper, I don't like using really cheap, poor quality products and find they can be uncomfortable to use and a bit of a waste of time.
The Nicky toilet tissue that I bought in Spain on this particular occasion appeared to be of a fairly decent quality and we used it throughout our holiday. I immediately recognised the product when I was shopping in a local (independent) grocery store and decided to give it another try out.
There were two different sized packs of the Nicky Elite Toilet Tissue on offer on this occasion; the small pack contains four rolls and cost £1.10 and the larger pack, which contains nine toilet rolls cost £2. I thought that the price of the toilet roll was really fantastic and compared to the prices of 'budget' or 'basic' supermarket branded products. I opted to buy the small pack of four rolls on this occasion.
There are several colour choices available to choose from within this brand of toilet roll, however the difference is minimal and I wouldn't have thought that colour co-ordinated bathrooms would have been overly mismatched as a result of choosing an alternative coloured roll. To explain, the background of each of the Nicky Elite toilet paper rolls is white in every case. The colour difference is noticeable by way of a diagonal pattern which criss-crosses over the white background to form a sort of 'diamond' design on the paper itself. The coloured line is very thin and the colour is very subtle and not at all garish and for me personally it is not imperative to purchase the corresponding colour to match my bathroom.
The colour choices available are blue (which matches my bathroom), peach, and white, which obviously has no colour as the background colour of the paper is also white. There may well be other colour choices available but if there are then I have never seen them.
I have found that the Nicky Elite Toilet Tissue is fairly soft and it is certainly softer and gentler to use than many of the budget-branded alternatives that I have tried out over the years. I would not go so far as to say it has a luxury or 'quilted' feel to it, but at the price I paid for the product I don't feel let down or disappointed at this. The toilet paper is certainly as soft as the usual 'middle of the road' supermarket-own branded product that I buy and I don't feel it is any better or worse than my usual purchase.
This particular brand of toilet tissue has a lotion added to it, or so the packaging claims. I have to be honest and admit that I have noticed to difference when using this product and I wouldn't have been aware of anything being added to the toilet paper if the packaging hadn't mentioned it.
Furthermore, the Nicky Elite Toilet Tissue is slightly scented, which would have put me off from trying out the product if I had read this on the packaging before trying it for myself. I am not particularly fond of highly-scented products. To be quite honest though, the fragrance on this toilet tissue is very subtle and I actually forget it is there once the toilet roll has been placed onto the holder in the bathroom.. I couldn't honestly say that I noticed the fragrance each and every time I use the toilet paper, but that's ok with me. The scent is pretty subtle and it smells to me like a sort of generic 'fresh' smell, perhaps one that is similar to a soap product or a laundry product. It's fine, but it's not the best selling point of this toilet tissue for me personally.
The Nicky toilet paper is 3-ply which is more than I am used to, given that the supermarket-own branded toilet roll that I normally buy is only 2-ply. I can't say that I notice any huge difference in this respect, but the Nicky toilet paper is certainly of an ample quality and thickness to cope with everything I need it to do. I don't feel that there is anything lacking in this paper's overall quality, and I am quite delighted at the great value for money that it offers me.
A quick online search indicates that a pack of Asda 'Shades' toilet roll costs £1.12 for a pack of two rolls, which is around the same price as I paid for the pack of Nicky toilet roll, so I am getting double the quantity for the same cost by purchasing the Nicky product and I am happy with the quality offered from the product for the low cost I had to pay.
The Nicky Elite Toilet Tissue is available to buy from Home Bargains and Farmfoods stores. I believe in both of these stores the prices for the toilet tissue are £1 for four rolls and £2 for nine rolls.
I regularly buy this brand of toilet tissue now and think it is worth recommending.. it definitely deserves top marks!!
So, I can only assume toilet roll reviews are not on everyones must read list, but I can't help but write about this one as I have been so impressed with it. I previously wrote a review on Tesco Value toilet roll stating that I don't want to spend too much on toilet roll as, at the end of the day, it ends up flushed down the toilet. I am sure I am not the only one that feels this way: to spend money on leading brands can feel like flushing money away (I don't recommend this!) Well, here is another budget toilet roll but this is a more luxurious toilet roll at a cheaper price without skimping on quality (like other value rolls)... in fact I think that this toilet roll is better than some leading brands! Plus it looks good in the bathroom without looking like a value roll.
-- Nicky --
I can't find much on the brand itself. Nicky seem to specialise in toilet and kitchen rolls. I am unsure of the range of kitchen rolls but they have a good selection of toilet rolls, from scented, balmed and non-scented/balmed. My favourite of the range is the talcum powder roll as the scent is lovely.
At 3-ply, the rolls are very thick and feel so smooth. Much smoother than leading brands and if you didn't know you would never guess that this was a budget roll. Each roll is about 20 metres long.
-- Experience --
On first trying this toilet roll I wasn't expecting much. I had never read a review on the product so I had no expectations. They were cheap (and while a major bargain hunter) I know that cheap usually means a reduction in quality - why else would it be so cheap? So on first trying this I was pleasantly surprised.
The toilet roll is very thick and of the same width as normal toilet roll (unlike Tesco Value) so you really feel as though you are getting your moneys worth. Not only this, but it is so soft to the touch. But don't be mistaken; at 3-ply this roll is very tough and you won't find it breaking apart in your hands, whether you are using it in the traditional sense, blowing your nose or even wiping up bathroom accidents you will find it does the job without breaking apart. Plus, its softness means that you don't have to worry about it irritating your more intimate parts or nose. And as it is so thick, you find that you definitely don't need to use so much as it is also very absorbant.
Compared to the Tesco Value toilet roll, this one wins hands down. As much as I don't have complaints about the Tesco Value roll (still only something you flush) Nicky is much better quality for not that much more in price. It is softer, wider range of scented and balmed rolls, thicker and 3-ply, and stronger.
One downside to the roll is sometimes you experience dust coming off the roll when using. It doesn't bother me too much, but may be an issue for others.
-- Price and Availability --
I have only seen this brand in Farmfoods and Home Bargains. It may be available elsewhere but not as far as I have seen. These stores are quite widespread though, and if my small town has both I am sure you will find one near you without too much hassle.
As for price, for £2 you can get 9 rolls or 4 for £1. For the 9 roll pack, that is about 22p per roll! A great price and very competitive of other brands. Though may be a little more money than Tesco Value toilet roll the key is that this tends to last longer and is of better quality so it could technically work out cheaper (I haven't done the relevant research to back this up). I would rather pay a little more for this, though I would still buy Tesco Value if needs must.
-- Conclusion --
Overall I would definitely recommend this. It may be a budget roll but it wins over more expensive brands. While I may have only recommended Tesco Value to those on a tighter budget; I would recommend this to everyone. It is cheap enough to not mind flushing it away but there is no reduction of quality. It surpasses other brands in terms of quality, especially with the added scent and balm!
I am pretty much loyal to only two brands of loo roll; Tesco value and this one. Strange, you may think, that the two brands are so different. What they do have in common though is an excellent price. My 12 pack of Tesco value costs around £1.40. I buy this Nicky loo roll in Farmfoods where it is a little over £2 for 9 rolls or £1 for 4 rolls (you get two 9 packs for £4 and two 4 packs for £2 though, which is great as this is what my mum buys and I usually shop with her each week) You may be thinking "Well, that's more money for less rolls" and you would be right, but the trick is in the value - 9 rolls of this lasts about twice as long as 12 rolls of Tesco value usually.
It comes in the usual loo roll packaging, that is, wrapped in plastic.. It does come in different colours, but the colour is a just a subtle criss cross pattern over it and the base colour is white. The packaging is pretty basic, with the name "Nicky Elite" emblazoned across the top, some product info and cute bunny on the front. The back shows some other Nicky products you may wish to try (I can testify the lemon kitchen roll is supreme).
This loo roll is thick! Each roll has a diameter of 12cm and is 11cm tall. This is much thicker than value brands! It is also delightfully soft, and using it is (almost) a pleasure. The tissue is 3 ply and I have found it stays together really well; this is due to the criss cross pattern which embosses it, covering the whole surface of the sheets. Each roll is approximately 20 metres long, and each sheet around 12cm long so that averages at 166 sheets. Starting the rolls is easy, I have never had any annoying tearing with this brand. Similarly, the perforations are excellent, coming apart cleanly. You do get a little dust off this but this is something I have come to expect with a lot of loo rolls, and it doesn't put me up nor down; I clean the bathroom daily anyway!
Now here's what I didn't expect for the price - this loo roll is not only super soft, thick and very strong, but it is scented and lotion infused! These are not something I look for in a loo roll, as I'm just not bothered and usually not willing to pay for these things. The smell is really nice, a bit sweet but not sickly. It's not overly noticeable when in use (well, it wouldn't be, would it?) but when you take a new roll out you get a whiff of it and I often catch it when I walk into the bathroom. As I mentioned this is really soft; the lotion probably contributes to this.
It is very comfortable to use and it even looks nice sat on the holder - it looks posher, like a luxury brand! It is really strong too and I've never had it tear in use. Since it's so thick, you don't need a lot of it and I have found that if you do dispense too much accidentally, then it actually hinders you as it's too thick in your hand. As such, if I buy the 9 pack it will last about two weeks, maybe a little longer, though we are a household of only 2 people (though, at the risk of too much info I sometimes think my other half uses the bathroom enough for a family!) I think this is brilliant though, it does make me smile when I find something that outdoes a value brand in terms of value. Don't get me wrong, I love value brands but real value is what's important to me.
I would definitely recommend this and if you have a Farmfoods nearby you should get it in there. I have never seen it in any other shops here, but a quick Google shows a lot of results so you should be able to find it somewhere. I don't look specifically for luxury loo roll as it all ends up the same, flushed away never to be seen again (thankfully). The only thing that drew me to this was the excellent price for 9 thick rolls, especially since a lot of supermarket value brand prices have been going up. Definitely one to look out for and it gets full marks from me.
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I have read a number of reviews of toilet paper and none so far has made me want to change from our current brand, to which we have been faithful (apart from a couple of one bum stands which my wife knows about) for a number of years - since we first tried it, in fact.
It is regularly stocked by Home Bargains where it is to be found most often in 4 pack or 9 pack. The 4 pack is generally a pound and the 9 pack is two pounds. For us it meets the requirements both in terms of quality and value. It's fundamentally white, with either a green, blue or beige contrast diamond pattern according to your preference.
First and foremost, it is important that it is soft - none of us like scratchy hard paper unless we display masochistic Izal tendencies. (Izal has never passed the smear test!) Nicky is suitably soft and gentle to the touch.
Next it must be strong and this is good strong 3 ply tissue - you certainly don't have any awkward moments when you wish you'd been a bit more gentle! For us, it's important not to block up our poo digester with too much toilet paper so we need to use just enough to get the jobbie done and no more. Again, because you don't need much, the decent sized fat roll lasts a long time.
Of course, given that we just flush it down the toilet, I suspect many of us resent spending too much on toilet roll and at a measly 25p a roll - 22.2p if you buy the 9 pack, it's one of the more competitive offerings out there.
Other girly things which are of less interest to me but which may tick the boxes of others are that it has a pretty diamond quilted pattern on it and it is fragranced. Fragranced toilet paper as a feature always makes me smile because, bodily functions being what they are, somehow the toilet never seems to smell of this fragrance after a No. 2.
I would certainly recommend this as one to try if you are currently spending way too much on toilet paper. It's good enough quality not to have to rush to change the roll if you have visitors coming. Of course, if you know someone called Nicky and can't stand them, it can be quite satisfying albeit rather perverse to associate that person with this brand!