“ Brand: Spring Force / Subcategory: Bathroom Care / Type: Tissue / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
Toilet tissue, toilet roll, loo paper, toilet paper, bum paper, bog roll...no matter what it's called around the world**, one thing is for sure and that is that most homes in the western world go through this product like there is no tomorrow.
Yes, there is the alternative of reusable toilet wipes. A Google search will give lots of suggestions. The nearest to "normal" suggests using flannels or small pieces of fabric for wiping after urinating and then throwing them in the shower stall to be rinsed while you shower prior to washing said items in a regular clothes wash.
However for most of us we are not that committed to the environment or saving money so will happily pay for the privilege of wiping our nether regions with disposable tissue.
Over the last two years and a half I have been spending the majority of my home-life in hospital accommodation, the first two years I stayed in places where toilet paper was supplied for free. This has not been the case for the past six months so I have had to resort to trying out different brands. My personal preference is for soft and luxurious at a low price.
This pack of nine 2-ply toilet tissue rolls from Springforce is the latest that I have tried. It was offer on Tesco for around £2. The plastic packaging wrap is covered with printed large, brightly coloured flowers. This combined with the price persuaded me to try it.
There is a small amount of detail printed on the packet: the product is apparently sourced from responsible sources, there is an average of 210 sheets per roll and the average roll length is 23.1m. That said, who actually measures this and what does it really mean to me?
Well, the paper itself seems to be a loose weave that is wrapped lightly around the central cardboard cone. Looking at this cone just now, I note that it seems to be a broader diameter than usual. That is, from the outside the rolls appear to be bigger than usual, giving the perception that there is a lot of loo paper on each roll. I certainly am using us these rolls faster than the last two bands I tried. The paper itself is described as being white; to my eyes it is either a dirty white or has a grey undertone.
In use, this paper does what it's intended to do and without falling apart in my hands or my nether regions. If there were a softness scale from 1 to 10 with "1" being like sandpaper or cardboard and "10" being similar to the comfort of cotton wool, this paper would sit firmly in the middle at "5".
In summary, I am undecided if I would go so far as to actually recommend this product. Ultimately it depends what you are used to and what sacrifices you might be prepared to make within your life. On balance this provides reasonable performance and comfort at a fair price. I would probably buy it again, but it would probably not be my first choice.
** Edit: MALU has kindly advised that in German it is Klopapier
I have been buying these Springforce toilet rolls for a few years now and I really do rate them. They come in a nine roll pack which are set out in three lines of three and the plastic packaging is quite eye catching with lot of bright coloured flowers all over. They have the FSC award which is the trademark of the Forest Stewardship Council and guarantees that the wood used to make the product comes from forests which are well managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards, so if these things are important to you this is good to know,.
The rolls themselves are white and have a diamond pattern all over. I would say that they are an average size for a medium sized toilet roll and feel quite soft to the touch. The only downside I would say is that it is not always easy to start the roll off as they seem to be glued down a bit too much. Rather than trying to pick the glued edge with my nails I will usually rip it down one of the perforations and this starts it off successfully. I find that it tears easily and doesn't stick as it is turning round. The tissue is two ply and I find it perfectly adequate for mine and my families needs.
The last time my mom came round to stay I actually bought one of the luxury quilted brands as I know this is what she uses at home, so I thought I would push the boat out. However the next morning when I 'went' to the toilet and used the same quantity that I usually use square for square I found myself in the horrible situation whereby the toilet started to overflow and I was left standing there with my hand to my mouth with a horrified look on my face just hoping that it would subside before it started to flow over the rim. Luckily for me it did however I did have to dig the plunger out as the water continued to rise when I flushed it. This really put me off changing my toilet tissue to a thicker brand and I will continue to use this Springforce tissue. At £1.99 for nine rolls they work out at just over 20p a roll and I find them soft enough for toilet use, for blowing noses and I have occasionally used them to remove make up and nail varnish when I have ran out of cotton wool so it is reasonably strong.
I suppose it is really down to the individual's preference and what you are used to, but I am more than happy with these and they also help to keep my shopping budget down. This toilet tissue is recommended by me and I give it five out of five stars.
Since giving up work to have my second child and being reduced to maternity pay (and then no wage) we have become a lot more money-conscious and have definitely adopted the philosophy of 'look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves'. One of the things we looked to save money on was our weekly shopping bill and decided to switch from branded versions of some things to own label. One of the things we decided to look at was toilet roll - I was buying Andrex (albeit when it was on offer) and was sure we could find something a bit cheaper. Having tried Tesco Value previously and not been overly impressed, I noticed this Spring Force toilet roll was considerably cheaper than what we were paying so decided to try it out. A 9 roll pack cost £2.25 in Tesco and a 4 roll £1.59. My usual Andrex is almost double this price, even when on offer.
The rolls come in a plastic wrapper as all toilet rolls do. It is brightly coloured with large flowers all over it, so it is easy to spot in the aisle in the supermarket. The rolls are stacked in three rows of three. They are white in colour and have a slightly dimpled appearance with a pattern of criss-crossing lines on. The rolls seem a pretty average size - they certainly do not look or feel any smaller than my usual brand. They are a little frustrating to get started. I find that the end is stuck down rather too well and I usually waste the first layer as I rip into where it is stuck down. After this though, it unwinds well and the two sheets (it is two ply) stay together well. The perforations between sheets tear well too and it is easy to remove the number of sheets you require. The sheets are noticeably thinner that I am used too but this doesn't seem to affect absorbency so too much. Perhaps one or two sheets extra may be needed but I still think this represents a good saving in spending. The tissue feels soft and certainly doesn't irritate my skin - even if I use it to blow my nose.
To look at, you can probably tell it is a cheaper toilet roll if I am completely honest but that doesn't really bother me - it just ends up being flushed down the toilet anyway and why spend a fortune on something that ends up there!
Springforce Toilet Tissue
I feel a strong urge to share the excitement of my usual household toilet paper purchase which must be something that the rest of the world has been waiting for in great anticipation.
Every single one of my children and step children as they have left home to go away to university always took a big pack of toilet rolls with them after the first term away. They all couldn't believe how expensive it was to buy. It doesn't seem to have made them any more economical with its use at home and we have now had all of them back home to live at various times over the last few years and once back home and Mum is once again buying then somehow the cost factor seems to be forgotten.
The boys are the worst and when they moved out into a shared house together with another friend they were all so mean about toilet paper buying that they planned their daily needs around going while they were at work or out somewhere as they often had no loo roll at all in the house and all refused to buy it! I began to take a roll with me when visiting as I hate not having any and them they got quite excited about me leaving it behind!
I used to always buy Tesco value toilet rolls and while they serve the purpose and no one complained I did find that the rolls were smaller and finally they are now not really that much cheaper so I may as well have a slightly bigger roll and better quality for the tiny amount extra.
I buy these regularly now and I have found they last quite well per roll use; by this I mean that I don't have to rush around changing empty rolls too often with these. My husband is quite well trained and can manage to change an empty roll and put a new full one on the holder. Now this may seem an easy task but despite their university education and the fact that they are now adults this task seems to be too difficult for my son and step son. Despite the fact that the holder in the bathroom they use is a slide on hook sort of holder this is still too hard. This particular toilet tissue hasn't changed that at all, they find both expensive and cheap rolls equally tricky.
The size of roll is larger than the value rolls but as huge as the quilted expensive brands. This is not a bad thing as recently I bought some of the branded ones and the rolls would not fit in my stainless steel storage containers beside the toilets. They would only go on the stick type storage thing I have in the spare room ensuite . As a result that storage stick holds those and I had to buy my Spring force ones for the other bathrooms. So in short these particular ones fit in my storage holders while others do not so another plus for this brand.
What do I use this for?
Well apart from the obvious use for wiping bums, which is a task it does very well as it is not too crisp or too hard I use toilet paper for a multitude of other uses which I shall share with you.
Wiping bums; this works well as it is not stiff nor is it too hard but it also has sufficient strength not to fall apart when being used in this way.
Blowing noses, I am far to mean to buy tissues and I hate the boxes around the place so we all use toilet paper for nose blowing. I have to say that this works fine and then we flush it down the loo hence getting rid of the germs too. Tissue full of germs lying around in open bins must be a great way to share germs so this way we flush our germs away. I will admit that this is not that soft for this job but it isn't that bad. When you have a cold your nose gets sore anyway so it is just something we put up with.
Removing makeup; first I put makeup remover on my face then wipe it off with this toilet tissue and flush it away when done so no waste yet again.
Cleaning the toilet; rather than using a cloth to wipe any part of the toilet I use bleach neat on the toilet then wipe it away using toilet tissue and this works fine with it breaking up and then of course I flush it down the toilet. I cannot imagine using a cloth for the toilet cleaning as I would have to throw it away after use anyway and that is not very eco friendly.
Cleaning up the incontinent cat.; either our elderly feline is incontinent or just punishing me for going away or not producing her food on time. Our ancient beast is fed in the downstairs loo so that she can enjoy the pouches of food which the other younger cats do not get. If I shut her in there she pees on the floor deliberately. I then use neat bleach and lots of this toilet tissue to clean up her efforts meanwhile cursing her and her annoying habit.
Wiping faces; this with a little water works almost as well as a wet wipe when my granddaughter gets her face messy when eating and this can then be flushed down the toilet hence saving filling the bin full of wet wipes which do not biodegrade.
Wiping the mirror in the bathroom; when I am cleaning the bathroom mirror I use glass cleaner and toilet tissue. Sometimes when the mirror is all misted up I use toilet tissue to wipe the dampness off and then pop it in the toilet. Again there is no waste then and toilet paper bio degrades so I feel it is more eco friendly.
Tap polishing; again these are the stainless steel taps in the bathrooms which I give a light spray and them dry and polish with dry toilet paper which brings them up a treat!
I think I have now exhausted all my uses for this toilet paper..In short this does all I require from it without breaking up before it should. It is a decent price at £1.99 for 9 rolls which works out at just over 20p a roll which is pretty reasonable in my opinion.
Thanks for humouring me and reading this. All in all these are good quality very reasonable priced toilet rolls. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
More often than not I buy a good quality branded toilet paper such as Andrex but occasionally I will buy a cheaper brand if money is particularly tight one month. I noticed in Tesco that they sold a brand called Spring Force toilet tissue and it cost £1.99 for nine rolls which considering I can often pay more for just four Andrex rolls I decided to try it out.
The toilet tissue comes packed in a thin plastic packaging which is brightly coloured with pictures of various flower heads. The fact that the packaging is so colourful makes the product look much less like a value product in my opinion and it isn't one that you would be embarrassed to have in your trolley. You are advised on the packaging that these toilet rolls have an average of 210 sheets per roll and so this works out at a price of 22p per roll which is obviously a very reasonable price.
The actual rolls of toilet paper and pretty standard looking. They are just white, basic looking toilet rolls. They don't come in any special colours but for the price I don't think you can expect anything which is going to look fancy in your bathroom! The white colour of the toilet roll of course means it is going to fit in to any coloured bathroom as it is so neutral.
The rolls are an average size really and so to look at them I don't think you can tell that they are cheap. Of course with some of the real luxury brands such as Andrex with shea butter the rolls do appear thicker and more luxurious but I think this is only with the ones that are really branded as being a luxury product.
When it comes to using the toilet roll I have to say I can tell immediately from touching the paper that it is a cheap brand because it just doesn't feel as soft or thick as the usual brands that I use. This particular one is two ply and it doesn't feel as though it is going to rip when used I do think I use more than I would with Andrex for example just in case because that would be totally rank! It isn't harsh on your bottom as you use it but it isn't as soft as more expensive brands and I would never use this one to wipe my nose with unless I was wanting to sport the "Rudolf" look.
The only positive of using this paper for me really is the fact that I have a little boy at home who doesn't seem to mind what toilet roll is on the holder and will use massive amounts of it when he goes to the toilet! When he does that with this one I don't freak out so much as it is so cheap but when he does it with Andrex is annoys me! This toilet roll isn't all bad really. Yes it is quite thin but for £1.99 you are getting more than double what you would Andrex and so it makes sense if you need to cut back somewhere to try this toilet roll in my opinion.
Thank you for reading my review!
Toilet roll is something that, for obvious reasons, is quite essential in our home, and any others I'm sure. We normally purchase Andrex, Cushelle or other more 'luxurious' varieties but from time to time I have been known to try something cheaper to see if I can find something that is of similar quality but for a little less money. As I pay about £4.50 for a 9 roll packet of Andrex I tried these Spring Force toilet rolls (9 in a packet) for just £1.99. The very first time that I tried these was when Tesco had supplied them as an alternative product and because we were low on toilet roll I had no choice but to take up the delivery driver on the suggested product.
Now my husband is a little more fussy when I am when it comes to toilet roll and so it is usually him that I am aiming to please. Now as he wasn't home when the delivery arrived I was able to put these in my hall cleaning cupboard and place one in the bathroom ready for use from the following day. When the last roll of Andrex run out this was placed on the toilet roll holder and he began to use it without any comments or criticisms at all, a good start definitely!
These toilet rolls come provided in a plastic wrapping as most toilet rolls do and it is simple enough to tear a hole in the top and remove a toilet roll. The wrapping does advise that these toilet rolls are commissioned by the FSC meaning they help to protect world forests. This isn't something I've ever really thought about much before but its good to know that I'm not adding to deforestation just to wipe my bottom.
There are 2 plys to these toilet rolls meaning that they are the middle of the road in terms of thickness and luxury and this suits us just fine. Each roll has 210 sheets on it making these toilet rolls around 11p per 100 sheets, very cheap compared to the likes of Andrex which comes in at around 21p-35p per 100 sheets depending on the packet size and if there are any special offers on. I actually do not feel that we use any more of these than we would of the likes of Andrex so that is good as it means we are achieving a genuine saving.
These toilet rolls feel soft to the touch and these is a perforated looking diamond pattern all throughout the rolls. The only actual perforations are those that separate each sheet as you get with any toilet roll. The two plys on each toilet roll are always well aligned and I've never had any problems with having to unroll lots of toilet roll just to tidy it up (as this drives me nuts!). The glue that holds the toilet roll closed is very adhesive and yet when it comes to undoing a toilet roll I am able to do so without ripping the toilet roll or any wastage at all. This is on every toilet roll that I use too so in general it is fair to say that these toilet rolls are well made, well aligned and well made for ease of use and with minimal mess and fuss. The most important part of these toilet rolls is that they are soft, strong and absorbent. We find that these sheets are strong enough for us and we don't have problems, often, with them tearing or ripping. Obviously this covers everything that we want or need from a toilet roll to avoid mess.
In fairness I am going to actually give this 5 out of 5 stars. It provides all that I expect from a packet of toilet rolls at this price, and more. It is long lasting, almost as much if not equal to the likes of Andrex. It is absorbent and good quality. This is nice and soft and doesn't feel anything like the cheap toilet roll that you get from the Value or Basic ranges that runs at a similar price per 100 sheets. I will definitely continue to buy this in the future and I firmly recommend it if you don't mind a slightly less soft toilet roll that still does the job, is smooth on your bottom yet saves you a pretty penny too!
I am always trying to find ways to save money on the monthly shop we do at the supermarket, but without skimping on quality - and this toilet paper is just one of the ways to do this.
The pack comes with 9 roles included, and normally retails for around £2, which compared to some more expensive brands such as Andrex, is an absolute bargain! The toilet paper itself is apparently '2 ply', and although it isnt quite as thick as some of the more expensive brands I definitely wouldnt describe it as thin either - its somewhere in the middle. Alot of bargain toilet paper brands are so thin that you end up having to use atleast twice as much as you normally would anyway so it doesnt actually save you any money in the long run, but this is not the case with this one as it tends to be a lot thicker than other budget brands.
The toilet paper itself comes in an attractive floral colourful packaging, and the paper has a nice diamond pattern on it. I normally buy one of these a month and it tends to last us that long with three of us living in the flat and using it - whereas sometimes other cheaper brands would only last half of this. Dont get me wrong if Andrex or another well known brand is on offer than I would rather buy that, but as a cheaper alternative this one is perfect. The toilet paper is reasonably soft and doesnt feel like tissue paper either which is great,
You can get Springforce Toilet paper from most tesco stores - which is usually where I buy if from. Overall I would definitely recommend it to anyone trying to save a bit of money on the household stuff - toilet paper isnt really an exciting thing to spend your money on - I know I would rather spend my money on other things so this is a great way to save a little bit of your cash!
In the current financial world we all need to try and save money and with me I like to try and save money when I do my weekly shop.
Food products are easy to find cheaper due to promotions all the time but toilet tissue paper is a more complicated procedure.
I have tried all the cheaper brands before such as the value ranges and whilst they are cheap they are poor in quality and more recently my local Tesco have begun stocking this Spring Force toilet tissue paper.
At first the price of £1.99 made me think was it worth taking the risk and trying it out so I did and I was glad I did.
There are 9 rolls in a pack and to be honest the pack is nicely designed to put you off that feeling it is cheaper toilet roll. There is a floral design which I think was the reason I brought it for in the first place it looked more expensive then it perhaps really is.
The paper is white and 2 ply and has somewhere around 200 sheets per roll but that must vary I would imagine and I have not got time to go and count because that would be really weird.
At first the roll looks medium in size I have had the expensive brands and they are extremely thick paper which requires very little to tidy up yourself and to be honest this paper on this toilet roll is not thin but it is not exactly super thick either.
There is a pattern on the paper sort of squares and diamonds and they are not etched where you can feel them they are just there. The paper is strong and to give people an idea of how strong it can be would be when I had nose bleed.
I could not find my normal tissue paper so the next best object was the toilet tissue and I managed to get about 10 pieces together and folded it over and held it against my nose which was pouring with blood (this happens sometimes).
No blood leaked through as you would experience with the cheapest toilet rolls and it managed to soak up the contents well. However, when it came to perhaps squeezing out the contents into an empty sink the paper did come apart slightly so it does hold moisture in but it can rip as well.
This toilet roll appeals because it is not expensive and it can be used for people with a cold and you do not see the paper rip open which is not pleasant when you are trying to clean your nose up and your finger pops through and you end up with the contents all over your hand, very yucky.
I did not find this toilet tissue rough in any way at all it felt very soft and perhaps the one problem overall would be if your someone who has experienced the expensive brands you can tell this is a cheaper toilet roll just by appearance.
My view is why waste money on a product you always either flush down the toilet or throw in the bin? I hate wasting money so now my Tesco has stocked this product it has saved me a bit more money. I would perhaps like to see maybe packs of 18 or 24 so it would perhaps last me longer.
Overall a great cheap product which will definitely assist people when it comes to saving money.
I don't like to spend too much of my Husbands hard earned cash on toilet rolls so I will always try to buy whatever is on offer or see what the Poundshop currently has in stock. I don't like to buy value toilet rolls as they are usually as much use as using a leaf.
Sometimes when in Tesco I will pick up a pack of there discount branded Spring Force Toilet Tissues, Priced at a pocket friendly £1.99 for 9 2-ply white toilet rolls. The packaging is quite garish with a vivid pattern of flowers, the way the toilet rolls are packaged makes them a bit difficult to carry home in a carrier bag as they stretch the bag to far for the handles to be held comfortably.
The back of the packaging tells us that these toilet rolls have 210 sheets per roll (I have not counted) and each sheet is 110mmx105mm. The toilet roll paper is sourced from responsible sources and the packaging bears the FSC logo. As far as I can tell the plastic packaging is not recyclable and should be disposed of responsibly. Obviously the toilet roll goes down the loo and the cardboard tube can be recycled.
Each toilet roll feels soft to the touch and the cardboard tube is not over large, this matters to me as my toilet is small and there is nothing worse than the door bouncing off the toilet roll and smacking me in the face when I least expect it. The paper is quite easy to un stick and start using, very rarely does the paper tear and the first few rounds of loo roll look the Freddie Kruger has been around them. Also there is no scent to this toilet roll.
Now down to the important stuff, the toilet roll is soft to the touch despite it not being quilted or impregnated with Shea Butter or Aloe Vera, it is very absorbent without becoming so thin that a finger could poke through (yuck) and grips enough for a nice clean wipe. It is not as thick as some leading brands (Andrex) but for less than 25p a roll it is good.
Like most households toilet roll does get used for other purposes, it is soft enough to comfortably blow my nose and completely useless at absorbing spills and scrubbing.
A pack of these usually last my family of four about 10 days and while they are not a brand I actively seek out I will buy them if I am in Tesco and toilet roll is on my list.
In conclusion a good budget brand.
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Toilet paper is one of those things that you have to buy on a regular basis, however much money you have (although my friend did tell me a fairly depressing story of being so poor a few years ago that they had to steal toilet paper from their university toilets). Since my flatmates and I are usually fairly strapped for cash, as up till now we've all been students, we tend to prioritise price over quality when it comes to toilet roll and therefore we started buying Spring Force toilet tissue as soon as they started selling it in our local Tesco. At £2 for 9 rolls, it's a lot cheaper than any of the other brands they had available, and so buying this over others was a pretty simple choice to make.
== What I Thought ==
Fortunately, as well as being cheap, this toilet roll is also reasonably good quality. I've had to use horrible, scratchy toilet paper before and hated it, but Spring Force is a soft, two-ply roll that doesn't hurt or scratch at all. If I didn't know that it was so cheap, I would have assumed that it was at least medium priced as far as toilet roll goes. I've used it to wipe up cooking spills when we are out of kitchen roll and so I know it to be pretty absorbent as well, so you don't have to use too much of it. That said, there are some more comfortable rolls out there, but these all come with a premium price that I doubt I'll be able to justify for quite some time. For the low price, I have to say that I'm very impressed with the quality of Spring Force and have no reason to change to a different brand.
== Conclusion ==
There's not much more I can say about Spring Force toilet paper other than that it is a good quality paper for a very good price. It's comfortable to use in the bathroom as well as in place of tissues for your nose or for small spills instead of kitchen roll. Highly recommended.
This toilet paper is a great alternative to Tesco value toilet paper which in my opinion can be very rough and thin so you end up doubling it up and it costs more thus false economy.
The spring force rolls packaging is a lot more colourful than cheaper value packs.
The paper itself is soft and thicker than cheaper brands, it's a nice white colour not like the grey rough looking value stuff.
This item is great value for money you get just as much as you do on the cheap brands but much softer. I cost around £1.30 a pack from Tesco, the likes of Andrex can be double this.
My family also use this on noses as its nice and soft so it doesn't make them sore.
I would recommend this to anyone wanting a little luxury will sticking to a budget, especially when you have kids who like to waste toilet roll.
As far as I know this is only available in Tesco but I may be wrong.
There are some things that I don't like to spend a lot of money on. One of these is toilet tissue - yes, comfort is important but I also like to bear in mind that these tissues are just going to be flushed down the toilet! For a number of years now I have been buying Tesco Value toilet tissue. This was extremely cheap though not the greatest product to use as it was quite thin and scratchy. Still, given it's cheap price I continued to buy this. Late last year Tesco stopped making the larger 12 pack of these, instead making the rolls in the 4 pack bigger but also ramping up the price significantly from around 45p for a 4 pack to around £1.30. It was then that I noticed Springforce toilet tissues, which are a Tesco own discount brand product. These come in a pack of 9, which I think is more convenient and also when looking closely at the price per sheet this actually work out cheaper than Tesco Value toilet tissues.
The sheets are packaged in a bright plastic wrapper with colourful flowers on the front. Each sheet in the roll contains an average of 210 sheets of 2 ply tissue. Taking the roll out of the packaging I was pleasantly surprised at the thickness of it. Compared to the Tesco value brand the roll had a lot more 'bounce' to it and the tissue felt softer. Each tissue sheet is patterned with a diamond pattern. The tissues themselves are white in colour and I believe this is the only colour available in this range so if you like to co-ordinate your loo roll with your bathroom colour scheme then this may not be for you.
When in use I find that these are a lot softer on the skin than the Tesco Value ones and they also don't disintegrate when wet. Don't get me wrong, these are nowhere near as soft as the premium brands such as Andrex but at a fraction of the price these are decent enough. I also suffer from a dust allergy and hayfever so am constantly blowing my nose. I mainly use tissue for this but on occasion have resorted to using loo roll (it's convenient to hang off the pole on the headboard!) and have found it to be quite soft and doesn't cause the skin on my nose to flake. I have also used it to mop up small spillages in the bathroom and in this case found it to be surprisingly absorbent.
It is reassuring to see that the tissues carry the FSC logo on them. This means that they are approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council which guarantees that the wood used to make this product comes from forests which are well managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards.
Overall I have to say I am quite impressed with this offering from the Springforce range. The tissues are soft, absorbent and reasonably priced. You can't ask for more than that!
I used to purchase Tesco value toilet rolls they were just 40pence for a packet of 4 and were great value then one day I went through the till and they had shot up to £1 over night so I went on the search for a replacement. The next best deal I could find were these at 1.99 for a pack of nine rolls which worked out at the next cheapest offer.
They come in a floral packet which is nice to look at if you keep the packet in the bathroom we hide ours away in a kitchen cupboard as my children have a habit of ending up turning themselves in to toilet roll mummies. This packet also makes it very easy to find it on the shelf while shopping.
When you open the packet you are greeted with an average size toilet roll it is not tiny in size but nowhere near as big as some of the higher branded toilet rolls and you can tell the difference. For the price the paper is reasonably soft and works well for the job it is intended for. It does have diamond patterns embroiled on it which steers their appearance from being a more value brand toilet roll and I was surprised at just how thick the paper is for the price.
It only comes in the colour white but that matches most bathrooms anyway and it is a nice white colour not as crisp as it could be but definitely not an off putting grey colour which means it can sit out of its packet without really being able to tell any difference from more expensive brands.
Each piece of the toilet paper rips away easily along the dotted lined provided already on the roll. With Tesco brand I used to have to watch my children as if they tried to use it on their own it would either split apart or they would rip into half the roll but they can use this by themselves as it comes away that easily and remains intact.
It is not as soft as more expensive brands like andrex but compared to the value brands we are used to it fairs a lot better it is much nicer on the skin than Tesco and asda range and not much more costly since there latest price rises.
It is 2 ply toilet paper and on average apparently you get 210 sheets in total on an average roll though to be honest I have never counted. I have used this tissue for my nose while I have had the cold and it stands up well does not rip easily after sneezing and is kind enough to my nose not as good as pocket tissues but still a good budget comforter.
Overall why pay more for something that just gets flushed down the toilet anyway. We tend to go through a lot of toilet paper with there being 5 of us in the house 2 toddlers new to using the big people's toilet. I do not stick to this brand all the time if I find a better toilet paper on offer I will go for that but this is a great everyday toilet paper.
I resent having to pay a lot for things like toilet roll which we have to use, especially for brands like Andrex which are ridiculously thick.
This brand from Tescos is the toilet roll of dreams. It only costs £1.99 fixed price for 9 rolls, each roll is 2ply, and you get a lot from one roll. I always buy several packs and they last for a few months with 2 of us in the house. Its even cheaper than tesco own brand toilet roll.
It feels thick enough to not be flimsy, but not so thick it wont flush in the weakest of toilets. It feels soft and better still it is registered with the forestry commission so you are also helping the environment every time you buy this. When using this product you need on average 2 sheets for a number one and more for a number two. It feels soft on your skin and there is none of the scratchy feeling that you sometimes get. The toilet roll doesnt molt either when you use it to blow your nose. It feels like a more expensive toilet roll.
The packaging is quite attractive with a burst of different flowers, its one plastic covering for all nine rolls and has the forestry symbol.
Springforce also do other products through tescos which I also buy.
When I lived at home my Mother always spent a fortune on premium brand toilet rolls. When I first moved in on my own I copied her thinking that it may be rather expensive but it would be longer lasting, be more comfortable to use and so on. However with prices of everything going up lately and our incomes not I like many people have had to make cut backs here and there.
I have up until recently bought the cheapest stuff I could find in Tesco or Asda but even I found that stuff hard on my bum and that it ran out fast but still, I have continued to try to find bargains in this area.
This one I found in my local Tesco store and for 9 rolls for just £1.99 that in comparison to everything else on sale on there was cheap. I also liked tha foral brightly coloured packaging it was in! So on the front of the packaging we are simply told that it is Springforce Toilet Tissue 9 White Rolls and that it is two ply tissue and then on the back of it that we are told that on average there is 210 sheets per roll and contact details for the manufacturer are given and so on.
The Toilet Tissue Itself:
Well as promised it is white in colour and looks nice enough and certainly doesn't look recycled or anything like that. Its smooth, the two ply sticks together well and you get nice thick soft enough rolls that do fit on a holder well.
As for quality it is good enough to be fair to it. Ok it may not be the best but it certainly doesn't have a horrible cheap feel to it at all. It tears off piece by piece well, flushes well and is smooth in use and all in all this to me is a good value, long lasting product I have no issues with at all and would certainly buy it again!
Only available in Tesco stores as far as I am aware and in this one pack size.
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