“ Brand: Tesco / Subcategory: Bathroom Care / Type: Tissue / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
The one thing I think most people have in common is the purchasing of toilet rolls. Living on my own they are not something I get through usually and not something I buy alot of however at the moment with having my flat renovated I have been getting through alot more with people constantly using my bathroom!
Running low on toilet roll I dashed to my local Tesco store and basically I bought the cheapest offering that they had as they didn't have a lot to choose from being a really small shop so I opted for these and I bought a two roll pack which cost me £1.24 however this size are currently on offer for a pound and you can also buy them in a 4 roll pack option for £1.79. I bought my pack in white as that was all that was on offer in the store I visited however a quick look on the Tesco website informs me that these can also be bought in pink, blue and magnolia colour options for the same, above prices.
All that varies between the two size options packaging wise is the size and in appearance they look entirely the same. They come tightly wrapped in white but see through plastic and on the front of them we are clearly told what they are and who they are by and that as I have mentioned already I bought 2 white rolls and then on the back of that packaging we are told a little bit about the rolls and contact details for Tesco are stated. Nice enough, minimal packaging this is and easy to tear off and chuck!
There are not many things in life I am fussy about but toilet roll, washing up liquid and good coffee I am. When it comes to toilet roll because I don't excessively use it and theres only me to use it usually I buy myself Andrex. This packaging wise looks similar to the Andrex which is a clever little marketing ploy along with calling it luxury to spark a customers interest and of course it is cheaper than leading brands so I had high hopes for it being really nice and soft as promised.
However although I can't say it is rubbish it just is plain toilet roll thats does its job and not one bit luxurious and not soft enough in my opinion.
The rolls come on the standard inner cardboard tube and they look quite big rolls and a little bouncy. According to the packaging information each roll has an average of 241 sheets (I'll take their word for that!) so you do get a lot of wipes per roll for your money.
The sheets are normal size, perforated and are easy to to tear off the main of the roll. Its 2 ply and like I have already stated white in colour and it is a pure white.
However it just isn't great. I prefer a softer toilet tissue and I find this rather hard really and I do have a habit of pulling off the odd piece to wipe my nose or something with and whilst it's ok its pretty average stuff and no more than that.
It isn't awful, it flushes well and it doesn't break up in use but me.... after I have used these rolls I'm going back to fabulous Andrex and thats final!
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Now toilet tissue is not the nicest item to write a review about but it is something that we all use every day so I think it is important to share my views. I do tend to mostly purchase branded toilet tissue but when I cannot find any on a good special offer then I opt for stores own brands to save a bit of money. As Tesco is my closest store and I was recently running low on toilet tissue I popped along to my Tesco express store and purchased a two roll pack of the Tesco luxury soft white toilet tissue.
The two roll pack is currently priced at £1.20 in my local Tesco express store. The same toilet tissue can also be purchased in a 4 roll pack and larger packs. I was a little surprised at the cost as it is not much cheaper than the branded toilet tissues.
The toilet rolls come quite tightly packed in a thin plastic wrapper that is a pale blue/lilac colour. On the front of the pack there is a statement that says that the toilet tissue is 'as soft and strong as the leading brand'. By the leading brand it explains on the back of the packet that they are referring to Andrex here.
The rolls of toilet tissue themselves look exactly like any other really with the tissue wrapped around its cardboard tube. The tissue is a nice bright white colour, is two ply and is easy to unroll and tear off via the perforations between sheets.
With the big, bold claims on the front of the packet about the softness of this toilet tissue I was expecting it to be of very good quality. But sadly I was rather disappointed, although the toilet tissue does seem quite strong and does the job in that sense very well I was not impressed by the softness or lack of it. I would not say this is the roughest toilet tissue I have used, the one that my work place provides seems to win that competition but it was far from what I was expecting. Even to touch the toilet tissue it seems fairly rough and not at all as soft and smooth as some of the leading brands, and I am not sure how they can call it 'luxury'!
Overall I would not say that this is not awful toilet tissue and if needed I would purchase it again in an emergency but it will certainly not take over as my favourite brand.
Always one to try to shave a few pennies off the weekly shop here and there, I have recently been trying out a few different toilet rolls. Ok, so not the most exciting of trials but in an area of one of life's necessities. I usually use a branded toilet roll (the one with the puppy) but I am frequently both horrified and amazed by how much toilet roll costs. It seems it's not cheap to wipe your behind these days.
I purchased a pack of four rolls of Tesco Own Luxury Soft toilet roll in white. This was priced at £1.95, so just under 50p per roll. It is currently available at a price of £1.75, so even less per roll. The product particulars say that this is 964 sheets. I have not counted, so will simply trust this bit of information!
The rolls are wrapped together in a thin plastic wrapping as shown above and, looking along the shelf, alot of the pack seemed to be damaged in someway - a small dent or rip here and there. This is nothing major and there did not look to be any damage to the toilet rolls themselves but perhaps not what you would expect from a product labelled 'luxury'. On opening the pack, the rolls inside looked a bright white and very 'clean'. I also noticed that the toilet rolls were slightly wider than the rolls I had been using, but still sat on my holder comfortably.
Now, to me, luxury implies that this will be soft. On touching the roll, it did not feel especially soft. The sheets themselves were very thick and not rough, just not what I would call luxury. The perforations between sheets are good, so it is easy to tear off the amount of sheets required without tearing through any sheets. When using this, it does the job nicely. It is also absorbent and I have used this to mop up a few spillages and been pleased with the results. You need only a few sheets to do a good job as it is quite thick. It is soft to use despite my initial impressions and does not cause any irritation. I have also used this when I have had a cold to blow my nose and it has felt soft in this use too, not causing me to suffer from a red nose.
For the price, this is a good buy. It does a good job without looking or feeling too cheap. A roll tends to last a decent amount of time too and, for 50p, I really can't argue. I just think the 'luxury' title is a little misleading!
In our house we have tried to cut the toilet roll bills, I have a husband with crohns disease and a four year old who is currently having bowel problems so unfortunately toilet roll is one thing we use a lot of. After trying the Tesco value and Spring force toilet rolls I decided to try their own luxury brand as unless there are offers on it is cheaper than the branded toilet rolls.
The product is available from Tesco as the name would suggest and is available in a 4 roll pack for £1.95, a 9 roll pack for £3.99 and an 18 roll pack for £7.99, I find it strange that it isn't better value to buy the big pack but that suits me as I don't have anywhere to put 18 rolls at a time. A binus recently has been that if you buy 2 x 9 roll packs you were given a voucher for 5p off every litre of petrol which made it even better value.
The toilets rolls are packaged in a pale lilac plastic wrapper sealed at either end just like most packs of toilet roll are, the top corner is see through allowing you to see the white toilet rolls inside and at the bottom of the packet there are pictures of clouds floating by indicating these are as soft as clouds I would think. On the front of the packet you have the brand and the name of the product in a dark blue print and the claim that it is as strong and long as the leading brand. On the back of the packet you are given a little more information about this claim "In regular consumer trials, the majority of customers rate Luxury Soft as soft as or softer than Andrex. Independent laboratory testing confirms a typical sheet of Luxury Soft is as strong or stronger than a typical sheet of Andrex"
Inside the packet you are greeted with the toilet rolls stacked on top of each other and then side by side, on picking up a toilet roll it feels very soft and you can give it a squeeze and it comes back out into shape making it feel nice and bouncy rather than just flat and harsh like some toilet rolls. The toilet roll inside is of standard size and so fits on standard toilet roll holders and after the initial fight to start to unravel the toilet roll as it is stuck down like any other it unrolls well and it is easy to rip off the required amount.
I have found that if there have been spillages in the bathroom then the toilet roll manages to mop them up without using too much as it is very absorbent and I would say it is as soft as Andrex just like the packaging claims. I personally like the toilet roll from Andrex with the puppies on the roll and think that is the very best but as that doesn't come on offer very often I buy this or branded rolls that are on good offers basically whichever works out cheapest. Neither my husband or daughter who go to the toilet a lot have complained about this toilet roll so it gets 5 stars from our house.
So here's something we all need and have to buy, well we don't have to buy it but I'm guessing most people do buy toilet tissue. I'm not really that bothered which toilet tissue I buy if I'm honest, as long as it does the job and flushes away with no problems. Most the time I buy this Tesco Luxury Soft Toilet Tissue, because it's good enough for what I want and it's a lot cheaper than leading brands.
~Tesco Luxury Soft Toilet Tissue~
The pack of toilet tissue I buy is usually the 9 roll pack, I buy white because that color goes in any bathroom or toilet. The toilet tissue is 2 ply which is the norm I guess for toilet roll, it does feel quite soft and the perforations on the tissue usually match up, It really annoys me when I get a toilet roll where the perforations are all over the place and the toilet roll is all uneven and messy, that's one reason I won't buy real cheap toilet tissue, it's just a pet hate of mine, I like things neat, even toilet paper. The toilet tissue rips away nice and easily by the perforations on the roll, just exactly as I like it to do.
The toilet tissue is quite tough, maybe not as tough as some leading brands but I don't like toilet paper to be too thick or indeed too thin, I like to find a happy medium, with this toilet tissue I think I've found that. It's difficult to determine how long an individual roll will last as that varies. If anyone in the household has a sudden bought of diarrhea then the toilet tissue isn't going to last as long as it would if say, everyone in the house was constipated. However the packaging tells me there are on average 241 sheets per roll and each individual sheet measures 124 mm by 110 mm. But the toilet tissue is of quite good quality and I'd say it's worth the money I pay for it.
I also use this toilet tissue for blotting my lipstick, it's good for this because I find it works really well and doesn't leave little bits of tissue stuck to my lips, like other cheap brands have done in the past. I know that blotting lipstick is not a good reason for buying toilet tissue but I think if I can find other uses for it then I may as well go for it.
The toilet tissue does flush away with no hassle, thank goodness. But I guess if you have small children who like to block the toilet up with toilet tissue then you might have a problem but that would go for any toilet tissue not just this one. If used and disposed of correctly you will find no problems with this particular toilet tissue.
~As written on the package~
In regular consumer trials, the majority of customers rate Luxury Soft as soft as or softer than Andrex. Independent laboratory testing confirms a typical sheet of Luxury Soft is as strong or stronger than a typical sheet of Andrex.
I think I have to agree, as having used Andrex in the past, personally I can't see a lot of difference in the two of them, apart from the price that is.
The packaging the toilet tissue comes in is fully recyclable and as usual, you must remember to keep plastic bags away from small children to avoid the risk of suffocation.
I really can't fault this toilet tissue, at £3.99 for a pack of nine rolls from Tesco. Personally I think toilet tissue should be free, as it is a hygiene necessity but that's just me being a skinflint as usual.
4 stars for Tesco Luxury Soft Toilet Tissue, it's good but probably not the best.
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I really dislike spending money on toilet rolls but obviously it cannot be avoided. Neither do I go for the most expensive brand of toilet paper (unless on offer), nor do I opt for the Tesco value, and usually aim somewhere in the middle. I often tend to go by the measure that one toilet roll should be no more than 40p otherwise the pack is over priced, and usually do a little mental calculation before buying so I am not getting ripped off. Over the last month or so, I have started buying the Tesco own brand of Luxury soft white toilet rolls (although these also come in a variety of colours if you like to have things matching!) which comes as a pack of 4 priced at just under £1.50, which does work out at less than 40p a roll.
On the front of my packet of 4 toilet rolls, it states that these are 'as soft and strong as the leading brand', as well as promoting 'improved softness'. As you can see from the picture above there is nothing fancy about the packaging of these toilet rolls, but given their purpose there really doesn't need to be.
On the back of the packet there is an interesting report for a consumer trial which claims that 'the majority' of customers who were asked rated this toilet roll as 'soft or softer' than Andrex. Moreover, according to the reverse of the pack again, 'independent laboratory testing' confirms that a sheet of this tesco luxury toilet roll is 'as strong or stronger' than one from Andrex.
Now, like a lot of people I am sure, I am become more conscious over the last year or so of reducing my grocery bill and have become much more willing to give TEsco products, own brand and value a go, some with great success, others that will never be looked at again. This toilet roll however fits into the successful department in terms of reducing shopping bills by downgrading (as promoted by moneysavingexpert).
In all honesty, although Tesco will obviously use some consumer trials to promote their product and ignore others, I have to agree with their findings as highlighted above that this toilet roll really is as good, and as thick and as strong as the likes of some of the leading brands like Andrex. You would not notice any difference between the two by looking at them or by touch and feel, as well as how long they last. YOu will however notice a substantial difference in price between a pack of 4 of these tesco luxury soft and the likes o a 4 pack of andrex. Unless you are a brand snob, there is absolutely no reason not to try these, the only difference you will notice is in your purse/wallet.
This was always a household favourite at our place; not badly priced and nice and thick with it's quilted finish. Well, it appears Tesco are on a cost-cutting exercise (they need the money, don't they?).It's now total rubbish - thin; the perforations don't line up; it rips into shreds rather than across the perforation. Don't buy it; don't pay them what they ask for it, it's went from value to a low quality rip-off (but not across the perforation).Me? I wouldn't wipe my bum with it......... although I was always happy to do so before.
When in my local branch of Tesco's the other week I needed to buy some toilet rolls and as usual I was looking for the best deal on decent toilet rolls. I don't buy the very cheap ones as I do think that we need a little bit of luxury in that most delicate of areas!
I usually choose between Andrex or Charmin (or Cushelle as it is now called) being the two softest currently on the market. I look to see which one has the best offer on at the time and that is the one that I buy.
On this occasion there were no decent offers on either of those two but the price of the Tesco Luxury Soft Toilet Tissue was good so I thought I would give it a try.
I purchased a 12 roll pack for £4.98 making them about 41p each. They are also available in packs of four or nine but they then cost slightly more per roll. I bought the pure white one but they were also available in magnolia and blue.
The packaging is fairly plain with just the words 'Tesco Luxury Soft' and 'soft, strong and as long as the leading brand'. The product has the FSC logo which means that it is 'sourced from well managed forests and other controlled source'.
The information on the back of the packet just gives the usual Tesco price promise to refund or replace any product that falls below standard. It also reminds us that the wrapping should be kept away from babies and children to avoid the danger of suffocation.
The facts and figures of this 2ply toilet roll if you are interested are as follows:
Average 241 sheets per roll
Average sheet size 124 x 110 mm
Average total area 39.44 sq m
Average roll length 29.88 m
The real information that we want about this toilet roll is does it work and how does it feel?
Well, considering that I usually use the more expensive brands, I was very impressed with this toilet tissue.
It feels nice and soft on my nether reasons and I don't need to use any more sheets than I would with the more expensive brands. The paper is strong enough to do the job - it doesn't disintegrate whilst in use if you'll pardon me being direct about such a sensitive subject!
All in all it looks smart in the bathroom, it feels nice on my skin and it does a good job at a fair price so it'll do for me! What more could I ask?
I shall certainly add Tesco Luxury Soft Toilet Tissue to my list of possible toilet roll purchases in future so know I have three varieties to check for the best value offer!
Incidentally I notice that all the other people who have reviewed this product have thought that it wasn't a very good product but I'm afraid that I have to disagree - sorry folks!
Do I really want to write a review of toilet roll? Is there really that much to say about it? Well, maybe not that much but I felt it was worth commenting on Tesco's luxury toilet roll due to the recent and consistent downturn in the quality.
I've been using the Tesco own brand toilet roll quite happily for years. Despite being called 'Luxury' I wouldn't class it as that, but it is soft enough and quite adequate, much better than rough and non-absorbant 'value' brands I've tried.
The last 5 times or so that I have bought this toilet roll I have had problems with it, occasionally the paper is not aligned properly and has a bit of a jagged edge, not sharp though so just a aesthetic problem really. I've also found that consistently the roll has not been perforated correctly making it difficult to tear the sheets off.
Now although this is annoying I suppose its not actually a deal breaker but in my disillusionment I happened to have a better look at the toilet roll shelf and noticed that Andrex is only slightly more expensive, and in fact when on offer often works out cheaper. Its currently on offer at £1.69 rather than £1.99 for 4 rolls, compared with £1.83 for 4 rolls of Tesco - I haven't got much space so try to avoid being tempted by the giant packs.
As well as being cheaper if you buy it at the right time and tearing properly, Andrex is slightly thicker and softer so an all round better buy. Not to mention the fact that my 18 month old son loves carrying round the pack with the picture of the dogs on and I get to save up tokens to try and get him his very own Andrex puppy (keyring) - woof woof!
Toilet rolls are something that every household needs and mine is no different!
I picked up 12 rolls of this Tesco Luxury Soft toilet tissue for £4.93 from tesco.com and although this is a little expensive I wanted to buy something a little more luxurious instead of the usual value one that I would buy.
The packaging is fairly simple, it is just blue celophane with a picture of a flower on the front and a toilet roll. There is nothing amazing about the packaging but then I wouldn't actually expect there to be.
According to the Tesco website (where I brought these toilet rolls) there is 241 sheets per roll so this is a little more per roll than some of the value toilet rolls but then you usually get more rolls per packet so it still works out cheaper buying cheaper brands. Also, you get the same amount of sheets per roll on these as Andrex and Andrex is only slightly dearer.
The tissue is a fairly good thickness when it comes off the roll and is white in colour. Although you can also buy pink, biege & blue to match your bathroom suite (who cares?! I don't!). The two plys never seem able to match up properly though and left me pulling of loads of tissue because it was so rubbish and thin. The plys themselves were thin anyway so this just made the whole roll rubbish and barely usable. This meant the rolls lasted a lot less than even the value ones would do in our house.
I wouldn't recommend these toilet rolls as the price compared to the quality is just disgustingly high and I would highly recommend spending a few more pennies and getting a brand such as Andrex which offer decent quality and softness. This was not really luxury or soft and I felt very disappointed by the title.
The packaging is very easy to get in so if you want your toilet tissue in a hurry you don't really have anything to worry about just tear it open! (Can't recycle the wrapping to my knowledge though which is a downside).
I am rating these toilet rolls 2/5 as while they were still usable they were definitely average and not luxury or soft at all. I felt ripped off for the price paid and would never bother with these again!
In a bid to lower our shopping expenses, we decided to try this loo roll to see what it's like. However, unfortunately we regretted it.
The packaging is light blue in colour and has a pale pink flower in the bottom left hand corner. The wrapper states that it's now softer and thicker than before, although if this was an improvement I hate to think what it was like before!
The packaging looks nice and draws you to it but then when you get it home, the quality of each of the rolls was rather different to the rest of them. No two rolls were even slightly the same which was very disappointing. We thought it may have just been a dodgy pack and so we tried it again but the same was said about the second lot.
We also found that it blocked our toilet because some of the rolls were so thick that even water couldnt get through the paper very easily. Other rolls in the same pack just fell apart when you touched them, though. I'm sure you can imagine how annoying this would be! We didnt find it particularly soft as it says it should be on the packaging either.
This was rather frustrating because it was supposed to be a reasonable product that was better quality than their 'Value' packs, yet it seemed horrific. Normally, home brand things from Tesco are fine but this was just awful.
In the end, we actually decided to use the "Tesco Value Toilet Roll" because it has a better quality than this one does.
Last week we found oursleves popping into Tesco to get a few bits and bobs & ended up buying these toilet rolls which were on offer. We usually buy the Asda white own brand toilet roll which I am very happy with, however as in Tesco we thought that we could give this product a go as usually own brands seem to be pretty much the same.
We got home and distributed the rolls in our bathrooms and placed themadmist the Asda rolls. Although their appearance appears the same, when used, there is definatley a difference in quality.
The Tesco rolls look well padded and feel soft to touch on the roll. When you begin to unravel them from the roll, this is when it becomes apparent that the toilet roll is not very good quality. The paper is relatively soft, however although 2 ply, aside from economy brands, I believe that this is the thinnest toilet paper that I have encountered. Due to this and the fact that it tears so easily, the rolls are obviously running out much quicker.
We have tried most supermarkets own brand toilet rolls and have to say that they are all pretty much at a good stndard so I don't really know what Tesco was thinking but they seem to have lost the edge on this product.
Initially I thought that I may have been 'a fussy woman' as my husband likes to call me but when questioned, he agreed with my disappointment with this product. Neither of us can understand where how the word luxury managed to enter the description!
Sorry Tesco, I won't be buying this product again & against the other big supermarkets, you're way behind with this product.
I thought that maybe I was just being fussy but my husband agrees with me.
As we always shop at Tesco we normally buy their own brnand toilet roll, unless something else is on offer that makes it cheaper.
It comes in the usual variety of colours, pink, white, blue, yellow and in packs of 2, 4, 12, 16 and now 24. We have just bouht a 24 roll pack for £8.75.
I find it does its intended job adequately, you don't end up with your finger through it and it is absorbant.
The paper is also quite soft, although I wouldn't say as soft as the branded rolls.
The roll is also long enough that you don't feel like you are changing the loo roll everyday.
As with most things I do find that the bigger the pack you buy the cheaper it is, not sure why they sell it in packs of 2 as I can't remember the last time I just bought 2 loo rolls and don't know anyone who would!
They quite often have it on offer where you get 12 rolls for the price of 9 as well.
It is a 2 ply tissue and it sometimes seperates when you are getting the roll started which can be a bit annoying.
Tesco Luxury Soft Toilet Tissue.. I buy tesco luxury soft toilet tissue and though it might not be as soft as the leading brands such as Andrex it does the job and is much cheaper. It comes in a varity of colours such as pink, blue and pink and it also comes in diffrent pack size 2 pack 4 pack and 16 pack. I always go fot the largest pack to try and save more per toilet roll. I think that day to day tesco luxury soft toilet roll is ok and I would recommend to other people. I wouldn't suggest this product for blowing you nose if you have a nasty cold as the toilet paper can be quiet rough but this isnt the purpose that it is intended for. Please see my other review on tesco value toilet paper and I hope that this review helps you choose.
I feel a little awkward writing this review, but this is something I feel fairly strongly about. Fed up of getting on my high horse and complaining to my long suffering other half about "that bloomin' awful loo roll we got from tescos", I thought I'd share my experience with the general public to try and stop others making the same mistakes.
I'm not afraid to admit that I like the finer things in life. I am a snob about hair products, eggs, meat (which I just can't buy from a supermarket anymore!) and toilet roll. Luckily, my boyfriend and I share some of the same snobbish tendencies, and so we usually get the very best products we can.
This was challenged recently when shopping online and struggling to find a large pack of decent loo roll. We don't shop very often, so when we do we buy some things in bulk. Usually there are plenty of options for multi-packs of decent brands but on this occasion it was nine or nothing. So I looked at the alternatives. With words like "Luxury" and "Soft" in the name of the product, I thought I was on to a winner and ordered a bumper pack.
This was a mistake. There is nothing Luxury or Soft about this toilet roll - it really is grim. The paper is horribly thin and the two layers seem incapable of staying together, giving the impression of using two thin and weedy sheets instead of one decent one. The fact they can call it Luxury is a joke.
There's not much to say about toilet roll really. It does one job, and this one doesn't do it very well. It's thin, flimsy and cheap feeling. It is slightly cheaper than the bigger brands at £5.05 for a 12 roll pack (this is about how much you'll pay for a 9 roll pack of branded loo roll), but it's well worth paying the extra and going for a well-known brand.
I got this because I bought into the "branded isn't always better" mentality we're all being pushed to take, and it sounded from the name of the product like it would be as good. Unfortunately, it's awful. I wouldn't even wipe my bum with it - oh, wait...