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I brought this product in order to have a little luxury in my hour of need so to speak, however after finishing the job I cleaned myself only to suffer the unfortunate after effects that this product presented to me. These included the burning sensation to my rectum rendering me unable to sit down comfortably, I now have to sit on a rubber ring to sit in comfort as the after burn is so intense I think I now know how a gay man must feel with ring sting. Thanks velvet keep up the good work!!
Whilst I normally purchase a toilet paper that is from one of the main supermarkets' own brands - usually Asda or Tesco - I noticed a good deal on a multi-pack of "Quilted Velvet Toilet Paper" in a local branch of Co-Operative Supermarket recently and decided to try the product out, with this review outlining my experiences of the product.
I purchased a pack of nine Quilted Velvet Toilet Rolls from Co-op for the cost of around £3.50 a while back - a price that I thought reflected very good value for money, particularly considering the last pack of only four toilet rolls from Asda's own brand "Shades" cost me in the region of £1.80, and I consider the Velvet brand to be far superior to that of a Supermarket's own range.
The Quilted Velvet Toilet Roll is packaged in a large plastic package that is coloured in blue, white and purple, with a long piece of plastic at one end to enable you to carry the pack a little easier. The packaging is fairly standard for a product like this one, and I tend to just rip the plastic open to remove the toilet rolls inside.
The packaging boasts that the Quilted Velvet rolls are "Soft Soft Soft" which is a claim I had to agree with, if first impressions were anything to go by; the rolls of Quilted Velvet looked to be considerably thicker and softer than those of my most recent brand - noticeably so, and I found myself giving the pack a bit of a squeeze as I stored it away.
There is also a claim on the pack that the rolls have "Three layers of luxurious quiltiness" which isn't instantly obvious during use, as the rolls have a tendency to keep their layers firmly together, without any of the sheets or layers being separated from the other in the way that some cheaper brands do. After separating some of the paper (on purpose, for this review!) I can confirm that yes, the Quilted Velvet paper comprises of three separate layers, which I do feel adds to the thickness and softness of the paper.
The rolls are perforated to allow you to tear it easily, and I can't say I have ever noticed any difficulty with doing this; the paper is ripped off easily at the required section, without falling apart or becoming ripped in an uneven fashion that leaves an unsightly appearance.
The texture of this toilet paper is very nice and soft, and the paper has a pleasant textured surface similar to the shape of small rosebuds. I feel that this textured feel adds to the luxurious, thick feeling of the rolls and I do think that they look more impressive than most other brands that I buy when displayed on the roll holder in the bathroom. I do find that the Velvet toilet paper is significantly thicker than most other rolls that I buy nowadays and so I feel that it does live up to its claims in this regard. I do find that I need to use a little less of the Velvet toilet roll than others that I have bought recently, so the rolls last for a little longer. Simply put, I feel that this toilet paper is of a high quality that is worth paying a bit more for.
In addition, there has been a few occasions where I have used the Quilted Velvet Toilet Paper to wipe my nose recently, which has been running a little more than usual due to the colder weather; whilst I wouldn't normally use toilet paper to wipe my nose as it is generally not soft enough to cope with the sensitive needs of this delicate area (!), I have found that the Quilted Velvet is considerably softer than my usual brand, and thus, it is deemed as suitable for me to wipe my runny nose on the odd occasion - this is proof to me of the paper's softness and high quality.
The packaging claims that "we replant 3" trees for each one that they use. I haven't looked into this claim or researched it further, but there is a statement on the packaging's reverse regarding "responsible forestry practices" which I felt was a nice touch, particularly as there are many brands of toilet paper and paper tissues that I buy regularly that make no mention of such matters.
I believe that this particular paper is only available to purchase in certain sizes of pack including a pack of four rolls (current price £2.33) or the pack of nine rolls that I am reviewing here (current price £4.98). Prices taken from the Asda website at www.asda.com, correct as @ the time of writing (November 2013).
You can purchase the paper from all good stockists including supermarkets such as Asda and Co-op. The normal price for the pack containing nine rolls is in the region of £5 so I do think I got a rather good bargain at the time of purchase.
In summary, I do recommend the Quilted Velvet Toilet Paper and I will buy it again in the future. I have only positive experiences to share within this review and although the Velvet paper is considerably more expensive than most other brands that I buy regularly, I cannot fault its softness or its quality and I do feel that it is worth paying a little more for. Based on these findings, I do feel that top marks are deserving in the product rating score on this occasion.
When it comes to toilet roll, this is one area I will never skimp over (not since my student days anyway!) I always buy a fairly 'luxury' brand but I'm not brand loyal, I'll buy whatever is on offer. I recently bought 16 rolls of Quilted Velvet for about £6 from Sainsburys, which seemed like a great offer for what I've always considered a luxury toilet roll. Sounds lovely as well, doesn't it - 'Quiled Velvet'. Velvet that is quilted for your bottom. Marvelous.
The 16 rolls came packaged together with a plastic handle which made them easy to carry to the till at the shop. 16 rolls takes up a lot of space at home but I'm used to this as I usually bulk buy as it's cheaper in the long run and you always need toilet paper!
The pack says that the paper is triple ply, which apparently makes it 'soft soft soft'. I'm sure most of us have seen the advert with the little boy in the business suit. They also claim that for every tree they cut down, they plant three more in it's place, which is good to know and certainly commendable business practice.
The rolls are of average size, the cardboard tube seems average and pretty similar to other brands. The paper is white which is good, as I always think dyed/coloured paper can't be much good for your downstairs bits, particularly for ladies. The paper is embossed all over with a floral like pattern. This is where I was first surprised - it's not quilted. I've used Andrex quilted toilet paper before and it's thicker and softer than 'normal' toilet paper. This is just like average toilet paper with some lines drawn in it. Disappointing. (I'd also like to point out that it's not actually velvet, but I wasn't really expecting that!) The thing I find weird about this toilet paper is that the outside of the roll is brown cardboard and the inside is white cardboard. I don't know why but I find this really weird! I do find that when you get to the end of the roll, the last of the paper is really glued to the roll and you can't get it off without pulling it into lots of little strips. I end up putting the whole thing in the recycling but it seems a shame that you can't use all of the product and a bit gets wasted, although it is minor.
In terms of usage, the paper certainly seems to be three ply and without going into unnecessary detail it does the job fairly satisfactorily. I've had a return of the hayfever this week so I've been blowing my nose and it has been comfortable enough without making my nose sore.
In toilet paper terms it's neither great nor terrible. It does what it needs to with no particular frills. I don't think I would pay full price for it, but at £6 for 16 rolls I'm happy enough with them, although there are other brands I would go for if they were at the same price. I'm just disappointed that it isn't quilted as you would expect from 'Quilted Velvet'!
I loved this line which came up when I searched to find these loo rolls on dooyoo...
"Premium Quilted Velvet toilet tissue is deeply quilted and sumptuously soft with an attractive embossed clover leaf design..." I really want to scream at the makers - "GUYS, IT'S TOILET PAPER!"
That said, who wouldn't like their toilet paper to sumptuously soft, given the choice?! I bought these when the 9-pack was on offer for £5 which I thought represented great value. I have a great space for storing toilet rolls so often stock up, although despite my earlier rant, I am choosy about which brands I'll buy. Velvet is one of the accepted choices.
The one thing I do like about these toilet rolls, with all their lavish claims is that to give them credit where it's due, these ARE in fact instantly noticeably different from other brands, and in fact different from other quilted toilet rolls I've tried in the past. The sheets certainly feel softer to the touch and the roll as a whole feels more "squashy" - if squashiness is a legitimate measurement? The rolls are not sealed down too severely meaning that you can release the first sheet without shredding two or three, and so there's no wastage.
Comparing to other brands, it is less noticeable to me that these are multi-ply (these are in fact 3-ply), somehow they are made so that they just feel like one thick sheet, and they stay together. With other two-ply rolls they sometimes come apart - this isn't the case with these Velvet.
The embossed quilting design is a non-descript pattern to me, maybe a bit like the shapes of flowers, but it does give a pleasing texture and feel to the paper. I've had no problems with the perforations on any of the rolls I've used from this pack and they tear off the roll very easily, so there's no waste.
The downside of these toilet rolls is that because they are thicker than other brands, but the same physical size roll, you don't get as many sheets - these have an average 165 sheets to the roll whereas my last Andrex pack stated an average 241 sheets. That's a significant difference, numbers-wise, and although the theory is that being thicker you don't need as much (let's not go there) I think in my experience it takes a bit too much thinking to consider the 'thickness v quantity' debate at certain moments, and habit means you just take your preferred number of sheets!
Overall though I am really impressed with these quilted velvet and I will definitely buy again when I see them on offer. I think it brings out the snob in me a bit because I think they would be the kind of toilet roll to add a bit of luxury to the bathroom when I have visitors coming!! Dear me, I'd better draw my review to a close now, I'll be working for Velvet marketing department with sentences like that!
About 2 months ago I went with my mum on a Costco trip as she has a member card and is forever coming home with things in bulk she got for a great deal! They had a really good range of food, household items but one deal that really caught my eye (and instantly went into my shopping trolley) was this Quilted velvet toilet paper.
Costco were selling a multipack of 10 packs - each pack with 4 rolls of quilted velvet toilet paper - for £9.97 including VAT. This worked out to roughly £1 for a pack of 4 rolls which was a bargain I certainly wasn't going to let go! The packaging design is slightly updated with more of a purple design and the words "soft soft soft" (as hinted in the advert) written diagonally across the front.
The slogan on the back quotes this toilet paper as "three layers of luxurious quiltiness". I can honestly feel that this design makes the toilet roll feel really thick so optimum for a soft and cushiony experience. Being three ply it makes this toilet paper so is thick that in effect you use less and so get even more value for money as a pack of toilet paper lasts even longer. We aren't at home too often what with work, nursery and having a bit of a social life (haha!) so we genuinely find one pack can last us a good 2-3 weeks so I think we won't need to be doing any more toilet paper shopping for a good 6 months as we have about 7 packs left! There are an average of 165 sheets per roll, and each sheet size is 121mm x 104.5 mm so there is an ample amount on each roll by my standards.
In comparison to cheaper brands I would definitely say this Quilted Velvet is amazingly superior to other brands in terms of softness, quality and durability. It doesn't fall apart at the first sign of moisture, and is really gentle on our adult bottoms as well as my 3 year old. I almost feel guilty at blowing my nose in it as it feels so premium it feels like a waste to just me using it discard of boogies! I know it all gets flushed down the toilet at the end of the day, but it's still always nice for some decent tissue that feels good, doesn't scathe or itch and when guests come round they always tell me how nice the toilet paper is!
Overall I love this toilet paper, and in hindsight I wish I bought two giant packs (equivalent of 20 x 4 rolls) as for the price we got it was an absolutely bargain and is normally the same price of the budget range in Iceland I bought ages ago which in comparison was like tracing paper to the feel of the quilted velvelt, For 33p a roll I certainly won't complain and I would definitely recommend it, but I know in normal high street shops a pack of 4 rolls costs about £2.30 which is a price I normally wouldn't even pay for any kind of loo roll!
The hype says it is soft and velvety - I beg to disagree. It feels like woodchip wallpaper. Not soft at all, really rough, and the perforations are mis-aligned so you cant pull a clean sheet off the roll. Will not be buying again, no matter how good the offer. Co-op's own is softer.
I saw this toilet roll in morrisons for £2 for 4 rolls, normally i buy the cheap rolls for just over £1 but thought I would see what this was like for a change.
When I go home and took out one of the rolls, it did feel pretty soft and had like pocket holes in it. They were not holes as such but more like dints in the sheets. As we all know us women usually use toilet roll every time we go to the toilet, and I usually use quite a few sheets to make sure it soaks it up and does not leak through.
When I used this is felt pretty thick so I thought I would reduce the amount of sheets I used and I was surprised that there was no leakage the toilet roll just soaked it all up without leaking any through the toilet roll at all.
I can normally go through a packet of 4 rolls within a week between me my boyfriend and my kids, but after showing the kids they could use less this started lasting me even longer and would last me for 2 weeks, unless one of the kids dropped a roll down the toilet which they have done once of twice lol.
But paying the extra 80p for this roll compared to my normal rolls were really worth it as it was a lot softer to use, and it lasts even longer too, so I would recommend this to buy to anyone
Loo roll. Not the most exciting topic but we all use it everyday. I picked this quilted velvet up in co-op on special offer £3.00 for 9 rolls (normal price is around £5.10).
I am not particularly brand loyal to loo rolls and tend to look for good deals. Apart from the price though, I was also attracted by the "3 layers of velvety quiltness" which sounded like a marvelous treat for my botty.
The purple and white packaging with useful carry handle looked professional and luxurious and had me thinking I was about to get me some some quality quiltness.
I was wrong. Before buying this I had just finished using regular andrex (not quilted) and the difference was clear. Quilted velvet feels dry and lack lustre in comparison.
They proudly claim to have a new design which is basically just some swirls on the dry brittle paper nothing to get excited about. The swirls aren't quilted as I thought they would be. In fact, nothing about this paper is quilted.
The makers say it is 3 ply now, I would agree that the paper is robust enough It doesn't feel flimsy but it is hard and scratchy it certainly does not feel like velvet or quilt. In your hands, If feels like poor quality recycled paper and even worse on your delicate little bottom in my view it feels like wiping your bum with sandpaper.
I believe you can choose your dry scratchy loo roll in a variety of colours including champagne, pink and violet but on my search I have only been able to find white.
On the plus side quilted velvet do seem to do well on the eco friendly front. They claim to plant three new trees for every tree they use and that their packaging can be recycled.
On the pricing front I do not think this product is good value for money. Quilted velvet is actually more expensive (£5.10) than non quilted andrex 9 rolls of andrex in tesco will cost you £4.69 and having recently used the non quilted Andrex I can vouch that it is softer than "Quilted Velvet" Perhaps the premium is for the quiltedness which would make sense if this loo roll actually had any.
This loo roll is not quilted or soft like velvet. I am surprised how many positive reviews this toilet roll has received. I wouldn't pick this up again even if it was on special offer.
My advice if you want a softer loo roll just buy regular andrex or any mid range super market own brand loo roll o if you want quilty softness shell out an extra 15pence and you buy Andrex quilted.
I wanted this product to be good but it isn't.
I decided to try this product after I noticed a 2 for 1 offer at my local supermarket. I usually go for a supermarket own brand product which is cheaper.
Velvet toilet roll promotes itself as a think, luxurious er, bum wiper.
It comes in a number of different colours, such as white, champagne (!) and pink I quite like fact that you can pick your colour, because I like to have a toilet roll that matches my bathroom colour scheme. I know that is not essential, but hey it's the little things in life that make us happy!
What is unique about Velvet toilet roll is that it has a 3 ply thickness, hence the better quality compared to the cheaper brands. I must admit it does feel very thick and soft, and using Velvet toliet roll was more of a joy than using my cheaper brand. In addition I felt that it lasted longer than the cheaper brand. Velvet has 165 sheets per roll and the thickness meant that more absorbtion took place and less was therefore needed.
However the thickness caused a problem in my en-suite toilet as it became blocked and I had to get the plunger out!!
I don't know about you, but I can never work out why toilet roll has to be so expensive! I cringe when I look at the prices! Velvet toilet roll cost me £4.98 for 9 rolls - but this may vary depending on where you shop.
In conclusion, this is a good product, soft and longer lasting, however it is expensive and may cause blockages! I would probably stick with a slightly cheaper brand.
While expensive toilet paper is not something I usually buy my husband picked this up recently so I figured instead of sending him all the way back with it we would just use it for a change. The reason I usually purchase the basics or value stuff is that I have four young children and they are known for using rolls and rolls or just throwing it around the house from time to time and with this packet of Velvet Quilted toilet tissue costing £4.96 for 12 (this is the usual price for 9 but there are 3 free at present) I really cannot afford the extra money each week as I normally purchase 12 slightly smaller rolls for around £1.25 and the quality is not so bad really.
These toilet rolls come in a handy packet which can be resealed and has a handle on the top and straight away they have a fairly nice quality look about them just because some effort has been put in to the packaging and I am sure that this helps to contribute to the expensive price.
The toilet rolls themselves are 3 ply with 165 sheets per roll and an average sheet size of 124x109mm and while this doesn't make them the longest roll ever they are very thick and therefore you should need to use less. The 3 ply gives the toilet roll a fantastic thickness which you just don't get with a cheaper brand of toilet roll and I did find myself needing to use a fair bit less than I would of the cheaper stuff and because this is a lot thicker and softer you really can notice the difference after using the cheaper stuff for quite a while. The sheets are lovely and soft and do have a lovely quilted effect to them and while the quality of the product is very good I really wouldn't think it was worth spending £4 more on these compared to the cheaper ones.
While I could definitely notice a difference and did need to use less I just cannot justify purchasing these as my little ones will soon be strewing them all across the floor or wrapping themselves up like mummies and while I don't so much with the cheap stuff I wouldn't feel much like laughing if I saw them wrapped up in these. The quality is fantastic and the product is very effective, you do use less and the quilted part of the tissue is very soft and luxurious but it really is the price that is just a little off putting for me.
Quilted Velvet Toilet Tissue
Description: Premium Quilted Velvet toilet tissue is deeply quilted and sumptuously soft with an attractive embossed clover leaf design. Quilted Velvet is available in white, champagne, pink, peach and violet - in 4-roll and some 9-roll packs.
If you read my reviews, you will have read the last one which was on KittenSoft toilet roll, I was sent to the shop to buy some and bought that brand. Let's just say it was not a resounding success! Have a read of the review for more information.
So, having tried and reviewed the less decent brand, I decided to review the one that we usually get, which is a lot, lot better and certainly worth the extra. I have realised that saving money by buying cheap toilet roll is not something that you should do, unless you have to!
We bought a 9 pack last time which was on offer and cost just £5, a pack of 4 generally costs around £2.25 so it is definitely worth buying in bulk. This toilet roll comes in a plastic wrapper which is mainly blue, with the logo on the front.
As soon as you pick it up you are likely to notice how soft and squashy it is, the sheets are 3 ply so much thicker than some other brands. They are quilted and have a lovely soft (velvety!) texture. They also don't fall apart and are in fact quite strong.
A roll of this is likely to last longer than some brands because it is thicker and therefore you tend to use less.
This feels great to use, whether on your bum or to blow your nose. It is soft enough that Mrs Assasin uses it to remove make up, and if you have a cold or hay fever, you will really appreciate how soft this is when blowing your nose.
I really recommend this, toilet roll is one of those things that you should never compromise on, yes this may be a little dearer than some brands but trust me, it is worth it!
Quilted Velvet Toilet Rolls.
Well having suffered a bit recently from I B S, have decided that the cheaper toilet rolls are just simply not for me and my family, i brought a packet of four Toilet Rolls Quilted Velvet, and they are really great.
The Packet **********
Comes in a polythene Bag which is easily ripped open and they do fit on my toilet roll holder in my bathroom. Inside Four Large Toilet rolls and they are squeezable and you can feel the quilted comfort straight away, what a difference they make, i like occassionally to do things with a bit of luxury, and they are certainly all of that comfortable, and extra soft which is a great thing.
The Outside of the packet has writting on both in gold with white lettering stating that they are now even better, and they are so velvety to the touch too.
They have a slight smell to them which is a soft flowery smell and they feel great when you use them.
Yes they cost a bit more than the cheaper ones, but you really can notice the difference i paid £2.20p for a packet of four and they were worth every penny.
They are three ply so obviously you can feel the difference straight away from the usual two ply ones that ive been buying before, but must admit that i will be using these velvet soft toilet tissues in the future, as they are most suitable for myself personally.
They have large rolls inside and each roll contains just less than 200 sheets per roll, and they do last quite a while, depending on your personally useage.
They have a quilted patern on them, and they do look different when you have them hanging on your toilet roll holder, and i did notice how nice they looked straight away in my new bathroom, i have a universal holder which is made of chrome and these toilet rolls looked really good on that hanging just above my low level toilet cystem.
I didnt mind paying that little bit extra after all why not have a bit of luxury when you do visit the toilet on a very regular basis, and i have even taken to popping one into my handbag, so that i can use this when i am at work too.
Truly softer and more absorbant, and a real winner for myself, worth every penny.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
You cannot deny it, everyone enjoys the thought of using really good toilet paper. Not just your bog standard (get it?) paper, but a toilet tissue which makes you sit up, while you're in there, and exclaim 'good lord, this is soooo good.' Ok, you might not utter those words out loud while in the bathroom, but I am willing to bet you have thought it at some point.
I usually make do with middling brands of toilet paper, not the sandpaper types or the tracing paper that they gave you at school, but ones which are soft enough not to give you burn marks or cut you with razor sharp edges. Chancing upon Velvet was an experience and a half. Imagine Andrex, picture the softness, now multiply that by ten and you will be able to soak up the warmth and sensuality that this Velvet tissue offers.
Available in a variety of shades (which is always handy for colour coordinated bathroom freaks) the tissue can be bought in four roll or nine roll packs. I went for the four roll pack, as I cannot fit nine rolls in a shopping basket and I am also dubious that other shoppers might think have some sort of dietary problem, walking around with so much toilet paper. A little over two quid was a reasonable price, so no quibbles there and after all it is something you have to buy, it's not like you can think 'nah I'll skip on the loo roll this week, as I am on a budget.'
It is embossed, which means it has a raised surface, ripples and dents to ..er, well I don't know why it needs to be embossed, but it looks posh. It feels ever so soft and the tissue is very absorbent (coughs.)
My one criticism is that it does not feel like velvet, velvet is furry and you want to keep stroking it like a cat by an open log fire. I can quite happily say that I did not feel the urge to sit in front of my fire and stroke a roll of this. Otherwise, a lovely toilet tissue with a smooth touch.
Sorry but I dont like this product ! I look for something that doesnt break up but this does. I wont be buying this again .
I have tried cheap toilet rolls in the past and I have tried expensive ones and I think that generally you have to pay for good quality ones.
The four toilet rolls comes packaged in a polythene bag and it has a nice blue & gold logo on the front of the packaging which makes it feel quite luxurious. By squeezing the packet I can tell that these are quite soft.
These Quilted toilet rolls are made up of 3 plys of toilet tissue and this gives it a nice thick, quilted feel and it is very soft. I did find it to be softer and thicker than 2 ply tissues and it is embossed with a nice clover leaf pattern so it even looks nice in my bathroom! There are 165 sheets per roll which is a little less than most standard toilet rolls but then as these are thicker I did find that I needed to use less. When I have used cheap toilet roll in the past I have had to 'double up' but this is not the case with this as it is thick enough to give me confidence when using it.
This is normally around £2.30 but is currently on offer in Tesco stores for £1.50 and this runs until 19/05/2009.
This is a very soft, luxurious toilet roll and it is definitely worth the price tag. I would highly recommend it and I am rating it 5/5 because it's a fantastic product.
Premium Quilted Velvet toilet tissue is deeply quilted and sumptuously soft with an attractive embossed clover leaf design. Quilted Velvet is available in white, champagne, pink, peach and violet - in 4-roll and some 9-roll packs.