“ Brand: Velvet / Subcategory: Bathroom Care / Type: Toilet Paper / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
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I am writing a review about toilet paper! I can't quite believe it but I was so disappointed by this that I cannot help myself! I usually use Andrex as this is what I've always had, my parents never bought anything else, never even considered anything else, so I did exactly the same but then Triple Velvet was on offer and my husband suggested we try it... I shouldn't have listened to him as it is not as good as Andrex and it certainly hasn't saved us money despite being on offer.
=== Toilet paper ===
Writing a review about toilet paper may seem a bit pointless but actually there's a big difference between the brands and I think it's important to use toilet paper which you rate highly. I really dislike it when you go somewhere and the paper they provide is really coarse and scratchy, that is the last kind of toilet paper you want to use. There is an entire aisle devoted to the stuff at our local supermarket with different kinds from value roles, different colours, ones with patterns embossed on them, ones containing Aloe Vera or Shea butter... it's actually really surprising the different types you can buy.
=== Buying this one ===
When we went to our local supermarket my husband noticed that Triple Velvet was on offer and suggested we try it. I instantly said no because I like Andrex so why change but he pointed out how there was £3 difference between this and Andrex so I realised that £3 could buy me a pizza so thought I would go along with what my husband thought.
=== The paper ===
I always remember the advert that goes with this brand, it is of a little boy pitching the product and has the saying "soft, soft, soft, triple velvet". The idea of this product is that it is supposed to be super soft like velvet only better! One important quality that a toilet roll should have is that it should be soft, coarse, rough loo roll is certainly not something I like. When I got the roll out of the packet it felt lighter than Andrex and I had to actually double check the package and make sure it really was Triple Velvet and not a supermarket own brand as it just looked really cheap. When I peeled away some loo roll it didn't all stick together instead it came apart and also ripped into the next layer down but only part of it so it was messy and awkward. It felt soft to touch but also very, very light and thin. It really reminded me of the cheap toilet paper you get in clubs because it was so thin. So this is where it makes you lose out on money because it is so thin compared to what we usually use that you need to use a third as many pieces so you get through a roll much faster. It didn't feel as absorbent- hence having to use more pieces. The softness of it is good, I do think it is right to market itself at being a soft toilet paper so that wasn't a problem but perhaps it is too soft as it doesn't make it very strong hence how it came off the roll in little shreds making it a messy affair trying to get a perfect piece off without half of the next layer down coming off too!
=== What I like ===
This toilet roll is disappointing but there are some elements that I like about it too. It is a nice white colour which I prefer to any other shades as I think it gives your bathroom a nice clean look. It is very soft which is good because as well as using this for the obvious I also use it to wipe Millie's hands when there's no wipes around so it's good to know it's soft against her skin. Aside from this though there isn't anything else I like!
=== What I don't like ===
There's quite a lot I don't like about this product which is a shame because I don't like criticising things but this was disappointing. It is so thin that it doesn't work as efficiently as other brands and results in you having to use more of it. When I wet this with a little water to then wipe Millie's hands it breaks away and falls apart all too easily unless I use a large amount of it and then it is too big to actually get between her fingers. Because it is so thin it is also really hard to get off the roll properly because it isn't very strong so pieces break off or the next layer down begins to tear and this is really frustrating. It feels cheap which again I think is due to how thin it is.
=== Conclusion ===
This was a disappointment to me. My husband thought trying a different brand whilst it was on offer was a good idea but he agrees that it isn't as good and that the feel of it isn't how we expected. Yes it's soft but it's also very thin and fragile. I now know why Andrex pride themselves on being soft, strong and long! This toilet roll doesn't last as long because it isn't as strong! I won't be buying this again, it is usable, it certainly is not the worst toilet paper in the world but it isn't as good as what we usually use so don't see the point in changing to this.
I usually buy whatever is on offer in the supermarket but having bought 9 rolls for £3.50 in Tesco I was very very disappointed. The quality is poor, the colour is grey and it is certainly NOT soft soft soft. I am not even going to use the remaining 6 rolls. Not worth the money even when its on offer.
Soft soft soft?
We normally use Andrex quilted toilet tissue in our house which I absolutely love but it was on speical in Tesco over the holidays so every single packet of it had disappeared off the shelves and because we needed some desperately my husband came back with a 9 roll packet of Velvet toilet tissue. I have seen the really cute televisions advertisements for this brand of toilet tissue with the little baby but had never used it before so I was interested to try it if a little upset that I didn't have my usual lovely Andrex.
The 9 roll pack cost my husband £4.98 which is about the same for nine rolls of Andrex and so you are not really saving anything, plus the Andrex rolls are actually larger so last longer than these Velvet rolls so its a bit of a false economy.
Velvet say that this toilet tissue has three layers of velvety softness which makes it even more soft soft soft. Well, I can guarantee that this toilet paper is definitely not made of velvet! Imagine if it was, how lovely and soft would that be but unfortunately I find this paper a little bit scratchy and it doesn't even compare to the softness of Andrex in my opinion. The rolls are fairly small and yes, they do have a three ply sheet to them but unfortunately I find these three sheets do not stick to each other so when you use it it sort of falls apart on you sometimes.
The three ply paper has a little bit of a design running down each edge, it just looks like imprints in the tissue and the paper is quite thick but I think this is because its got a three sheet make up and not thick because it is soft unfortunately. I think it looks quite cheap on the hanger in my bathroom and I will finish the pack of nine but after that I don't think I will buy these again unless they are on very special offer and all the Andrex has gone.
One good thing about this brand though is Velvet say that for every tree we use we replant 3 so that is a good company ethos to have and it is good for the environment but still, could they not make sure that they make the trees and the resulting paper a little bit softer!!
As a rule I tend to stick to Andrex toilet roll but for the last few months I have been simply buying whatever is on offer, be it Cushelle or Triple Velvet. I always try and look for offers on toilet roll and stock up as like most people I don't like to spend a lot of money on something that is just literally flushed away. Most recently I purchased a large pack of the Triple Velvet toilet paper which contained 12 rolls for £5.
Triple Velvet toilet paper comes in the standard plastic packaging that all toilet rolls do, with a two rows of three rolls stacked on top of eachother and features a picture of a little boy surrounded by leaves on a green background. There is a large logo on the front with the brand name and at the top there is a tree logo that states for every tree they cut down they replant three.
The toilet paper has a very soft feel to it and is a nice thick quality though there is no pattern to the paper. The paper is triple ply (hence the name triple velvet) so it makes it a thicker feel than other toilet paper. The main plus point with this toilet paper is that because it is thicker you use less than you normally would and the rolls last longer. Using this toilet paper there really is a very minimal risk of the dreaded finger through the paper happening so this in itself is good reason to buy this paper!
Triple Velvet have in the past used the slogan 'soft soft soft' (I am unsure whether they still use this) and I have to say that it is the perfect slogan for this toilet paper as it really is soft soft soft! Though I always used Andrex in the past I now buy Triple Velvet whenever it is on offer as I do think it is of a good quality and one that is soft enough not just for me but for my little girls behind!
The price of Triple Velvet can really vary, like I say I purchased twelve rolls for a fiver but a pack of four can cost around the two pounds mark generally.
I really like this toilet paper, it is soft on bottoms and also nice to use on your nose when you have a cold. I like how they have the environment promise on each pack so you do feel that even though you are buying this you are helping the environment with the new trees being planted. I would definitely recommend Triple Velvet toilet paper!
Thank you for reading my review
Please note that the velvet toilet tissue I'm reviewing is for nine rolls and not four I have had permission from dooyoo to add it so here we go.
The packaging has slightly changed of that on the picture above. What I can see in front of me is a clear plastic bag with the brand name velvet clearly shown at the top. It is described as soft soft soft triple velvet. Each roll contains three layers of huggibly soft tissue. I perchased twelve rolls for the price of nine. Velvet Toilet Tissue work with the " FSC" they plant an extra three trees for every one that is cut down. This of course helps save our planet and all the wildlife who live within it. The film plastic can be recycled.
The tissue itself is white in colour has three ply of tissue added for extra thickness, there is an average of 200 sheets per roll making it more economical than the cheap super market brands.
I usually buy cheap value super market versions for loo roll costing around 50p for four rolls this goes absolutely no where and I realised that in the long run even though this is rather expensive it works out cheaper in the long run.
I use I awful lot of loo roll as I suffer from IBS not that you wanted to know that lol. This paper goes an awful long way is strong and doesn't snap when using it. I use it for blowing my nose and for toilet needs, even bathing my pooch Daisy's eyes. This pack of twelve will last me about a month and abit as it is only myself and Daisy that use it. I will definately be purchasing this product again well worth the money. Available from all good supermarkets costing around £5.00
I have bought Triple Velvet Toilet Paper many times - and although I don't have a loyalty to any particular toilet paper brand, this is one that my family have used fairly often over the last few years. The reason I may usually opt to purchase it is because I very often find that it's on offer in Tescos - as it was today when I purchased 4 rolls for the reduced price of £1.75 (whereas before it was £2.04). While there are cheaper toilet rolls on the market, I often find that purchasing the really cheap brands are a bit of a false economy as they are so thin that you need to use so much more - and consequently they often don't really work out being cheaper anyway!
As the name suggests, each "sheet" this Triple Velvet Toilet Paper is made up of three separate sheets and therefore the combined sheet is thicker and tougher than most other brands. Because of this, I find that it takes much longer to work your way through the toilet roll and I'm not continually finding that we've run out of toilet paper quite so quickly (why do we always seem to run out in the middle of the night?!). Each roll contains 200 individual triple sheets - which again seems more than most as the tissue paper is really compacted down.
The toilet paper is white and so it would match the decor in any bathroom (although I really don't think this is an issue personally!). It does seem to be good quality paper and it doesn't have that rough and cheap quality that many other brands have. Indeed the paper is smooth and soft, but at the same time it is also absorbent and strong. I find that because we are using less paper because it is stronger then the toilet never gets blocked and additionally we're doing a little bit for the environment.
Overall, I can recommend this toilet paper - even though it costs slightly more than many brands. However, it is often on offer and if you can pick it up when it's on offer then it really is worth it.
I'm all for hunting out bargain products and if something works for me I will continue to use it regardless of its' name. I'm not one of those people that will only buy products belonging to the leading brands unlike some of my friends who simply have to have "the best" whatever the "best" may be! For years and years I have been purchasing a 2-ply multi pack of 18 toilet rolls from Home Bargains for just over £3, but as hubby offered to carry out the weekly shop a few weeks ago I immediately took him up on his generous offer. Consequently, he arrived home laden with expensive goodies and amongst them was a 24 pack of triple velvet, which incidentally, was more than triple the cost of our normal brand!
The toilet rolls are contained within a transparent plastic wrapping with a flimsy narrow blue strip, which is intended to be the carrying handle. However, I have yet to find a pack of toilet rolls whereby the strip doesn't stretch then snap in half and subsequently drop the pack to the floor! I wasn't that familiar with this brand and had been unaware of the manufacturer who I learned are SCA Hygiene Products Ltd and are based in Bedfordshire. I cannot state that I have ever purchased a pack of toilet rolls that are particularly appealing to the eye, as in my opinion they are a necessity so I generally scan my eyes along the price tags on the edge of the shelves as opposed to the products themselves. On the front of the packaging we are provided with the word "Velvet" in large white lettering and underneath are the words "soft, soft, soft".
The front of the pack is green and white where we are advised that for every tree the company use they will replant 3 in its' place and they ask that the consumer support their Campaign for Trees. I always find these claims extremely difficult to believe, as where are all of these trees? The manufacturer displays the FSC logo on the front of the packaging, which is depicted by an image of a tree. If you are unfamiliar with FSC I would advise that it is a registered trademark and stands for Forest Stewardship Council, which is an international, non-governmental organisation that is dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests.
As the name of the product suggests the toilet rolls are 3-ply and the manufacturer advises that each of the layers are velvety soft. Whilst this is useless information as far as I am concerned, you may wish to know that each roll contains an average of 200 sheets, with each sheet measuring 120mm x 109mm and no, I didn't patiently unravel an entire roll to count the sheets one by one, I copied the information from the side of the packaging!
The toilet rolls are white and are considerably large in size, but fit neatly on the holder, which is located on the wall in our bathroom. They feel quite soft, but obviously the proof is in the pudding (or in the wiping!) and I can confirm that they are effective at carrying out the job for what they are intended. I do not intend going into step-by-step details for obvious reasons and whilst they are fairly soft I was expecting them to be much more softer, particularly due to their marketing on the front of the packaging and their astronomical price! I also found that they were too thick - much too thick and as a result, I was afraid that they were going to block my loo, but fortunately, this was not the case.
There's not really much to report on a toilet roll other than the fact that the perforations have been perfectly lined up on all of the rolls that I've used, as I hate nothing worse than trying to break off a few pieces of toilet roll only to end up with it winding around my hand because the perforations will not break away! Another positive for me is that my cheaper toilet rolls leave tiny flakes of tissue paper on my black glossy floor tiles, but this is not the case with Triple Velvet. However, I cannot justify spending three times more money on a product for the sake of having to mop up a few pieces of tissue from my bathroom floor every now and again! A final point that I wish to make is that my cheaper brand is extremely difficult to undo that first sheet, as I find myself having to unwind at least five or six pieces before the roll freely unravels. However, with Velvet it was simply a case of lifting the edge of the very first sheet, as there was only a very small amount of glue underneath.
Whilst the texture of the toilet rolls is much softer to my fingers I really cannot notice any difference on the area where it really matters! Consequently, when I have finished using all of my current purchase I will not be buying these again, as they are far too expensive. I have checked on both Asda and Tesco websites for a price for the 24 pack, but neither supermarkets seems to sell it online. However, I can well recall that hubby paid in the region of £10 and this is something I will not forget for a long time to come! If you are interested in purchasing this product I would advise that Tesco sell a smaller 4 roll pack for £3.50, which is currently on offer until 25 January 2011; after which they will return to their normal price of £4.49.
Unfortunately, I do not think these toilet rolls are anything special and no way are they worth the money. I do not feel that they are extra soft, nor are they particularly luxurious, in fact I would say that they are rather bog standard, if you excuse the pun! Consequently, Triple Velvet receives only 3 stars from me. Oh yes, I almost forgot - the outer packaging is recyclable.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Not long ago I reviewed t he Andrew Shea Butter Toilet rolls, and was a little disappointed for the full price that you would pay for such a product. As I have previously said, I neither buy the tesco value toilet roll, nor top of the range toilet roll - unless it is on offer. I refuse to pay full price for some of the fancy toilet rolls when they really are just going to be flushed away.
Well, for the last few weeks superdrug have been offering a six pack (well 6 for the price of 4) of Triple Velvet Toilet rolls for an extremely well priced £1.75, making it less than 30p a roll.
Most people have seen the advert on TV for triple velvet with the little boy saying 'soft soft soft' and may also remember that they promote the fact that for every tree they use they replant 3 more.
These toilet rolls are plain white, there are no fancy designs on them, or embossing, and to be honest from the outside packaging you wouldn't think them much different from other even cheaper toilet rolls. However the difference comes with the quality and softness.
On the front of the packaging it states that each roll has '3 layers of velvety softness' making it 'extra soft, soft, soft'. On the reverse of the packaging, it states that the company is 'committed to responsible forestry practices' and so 'plant hundreds and thousands of saplings every years to ensure that each and every trree we use is replaced with 3 new ones'. They also run a campaign for trees which you as a consumer can support as well.
When you take a roll out of the packaging, very quickly you can see both the thickness of each roll, as well as feeling the softness of each roll. There is no doubt that it deserves its slogan 'soft soft soft' and there is a noticeable difference between the softness of this toilet tissue and other cheaper brands.
I have been very impressed with this brand of toilet tissue, and although at full price I would not buy it, since as stated earlier I refuse to waste money on expensive toilet rolls, I would not hesistate to buy it when on offer, and I would certainly purchase this brand above other top toilet roll brands. A great product, and I like the fact that they are doing their bit for the environment as well!!
Normally I buy Charmin toilet paper, however recently I noticed that the largest pack of this Triple Velvet toilet tissue and worked out cheaper, so I thought I would give it a try and see if it was any good.
Triple Velvet toilet paper comes in a clear cellophane packet which has a green swirl on it containing images of trees. It proudly states that for each tree used by Triple Velvet, the company plants three more. This is obviously a good selling point as we all like to do our little bit to look after the environment. The packet also has a large blue circle with the Velvet logo in.
The blurb about Triple Velvet says 'Triple Velvet has 3 layers, including a dimpled middle layer, to make it extra soft'. Each roll apparently has an average of 200 sheets and the sheet size is 120 mm times 109 mm.
The toilet roll looks similar to most other toilet rolls, surprisingly enough! There is no quilting on it and only a little bit of patterning which goes in a swirl shape down each side.
The toilet paper doesn't feel unpleasant as such but it is a little bit rough and scratchy which I found really surprising from a premium brand. I occasionally find a bit of friction when I touch it, and it's not anywhere near as soft or pleasant to the touch as Charmin. The name would suggest it is three times as soft as velvet but I certainly didn't find this.
On the plus side, the toilet paper was strong and didn't break or split when being used. It wasn't as rough as value toilet paper either, but unfortunately it didn't match up to my expectations, to similar brands or to its price tag!
At Asda you can buy three different sized packs of this toilet paper. The four pack costs £2.06 which works out at 51.5 pence for each roll. The nine pack costs £4.58 which is 50.9 pence per roll, and the twenty four pack costs £9.18 which works out at 38.2 pence per roll. Obviously the twenty four pack represents a considerable saving, but you've got to have somewhere to store the twenty three rolls that you're not using!
The two smaller packs are no more or less expensive than Charmin toilet paper, but the largest pack does make each roll cost less than the largest Charmin pack, in which 18 rolls cost £7.78 and so work out at 43.2 pence each. However I think this little bit extra is worth paying!
Ever since I became guide for the House & Garden category on dooyoo last year, I have probably read more than my fair share of reviews for toilet paper.
I actually used to wonder why people felt the need to write reviews for one of life's little necessities and let's face it, it can be hard to do it without being either too vague, or too explicit.
So why have I changed my mind and find myself writing a review on Triple Velvet toilet paper?
The answer, dear reader, is that I have been converted from some of the supposedly more absorbent papers to Triple Velvet isn't due to it being more comfortable to use or it being cheaper...oh no, this one has won my heart due to it's ability to flush away seamlessly and not cause any blockages in my plumbing system.
I live in a Grade B listed property and whilst it was completely renovated about ten years ago, I hadn't been here long before I realised the plumbing could be temperamental at times, to say the least.
Blockages became quite commonplace, and I became quite the dab hand with the plunger whenever there was a backup into the shower or bath. It doesn't help that my house has three bathrooms (don't ask) meaning I had to plunge three toilets whenever there was a blockage and occasionally it would get so bad that no amount of plumbing would get rid of the blockages and only a call to a plumber would solve the problem.
For years I used the Nicky quilted toilet paper that Farmfoods sell - at £2 for 9 rolls it represented excellent value for money, but it wasn't always convenient for me to get to Farmfoods to buy it.
Early last year I switched to Charmin Ultra as it was on offer fairly regularly in Lidl, with 24 rolls being sold for £5.99. It was when I switched to Charmin that my worst plumbing catastrophe occurred with my bath and two showers backing up and the bathroom sink being completely blocked, leading to one of the most stressful days of my life as I tried in vain to plunge my way out of the problem.
The plumber who arrived to help me commented that Charmin has a bit of a reputation in the plumbing trade for causing blocked pipes - apparently all papers can do so but he said quilted papers and Charmin Ultra were particularly bad for catching on pipes and leading to blockages.
I checked this on the internet after he had left and plumbing harmony had been restored, and got mixed messages - some people said the Charmin story was a load of rubbish, others had similar tales of blockages.
I am far too tight fisted to throw away toilet paper on the basis of something a plumber tells me so I finished the Charmin Ultra but decided the next toilet paper I was going to get would not be quilted or have pretty bear shapes impressed upon the toilet paper (or puppies for that matter) - it would just be, if you will pardon the pun, bog standard toilet paper.
I still associate Velvet toilet paper with Kleenex, however it is now produced by SCA Hygiene.
According to them, the so-called "dimpled middle layer" is what makes their toilet paper so soft and if you take the time to deconstruct a sheet of Triple Velvet you will see that it consists, unsurprisingly, of three quite thin layers of paper. The outside sheets are plain with a swirl indented onto the outside layer. The so-called "dimpled layer" in the middle is indeed dimpled, giving it a rougher texture than the outside layers.
Now whether this dimpling does indeed make the paper softer is not something I can say I have particularly noticed. I am more inclined, however, to think it probably helps with the absorbency of the paper.
There are 200 sheets in a roll and the sheets are a generous 120mm x 109mm. The only colour I have seen Triple Velvet available in is white, but I can confirm the paper is white, and doesn't possess the grey tinge you find in some of the shop own brand toilet tissue.
Having used thicker toilet paper for quite some time I was a bit concerned that Triple Velvet might not be as absorbent but this has never been an issue for me. Similarly it is just as soft as my previous brands, meaning comfort has never been an issue since I started using the paper.
It is also fairly strong and doesn't tear when you don't want it to - but equally importantly, the triple layers all stay syncronised with the perforations - I am quite a fusspot about my toilet paper not developing a "hanging layer" which doesn't match up with the other layers as it looks really untidy on the toilet roll hanger. That of course is the kind of thing that may not bother other people!
Where this paper gets a major thumbs up from me however is in flushability - it flushes clean away and in the three months since I started using this I haven't had a single blockage in my system - which is the longest I have ever gone without blockages in the three years I have lived here.
Cost wise this can be expensive - 4 rolls in Sainsburys for instance costs just over £2, but you do see offers on it almost all the time. It was an offer in Morrisons which had 18 rolls for £5 that led me to try Triple Velvet in the first place, and I recently picked up 9 rolls in Superdrug for £2.49.
I appreciate that not everyone will have the same experience with toilet tissue as I have had, but one thing my "plumbing issues" has taught me is that toilet paper doesn't always flush clean away - it can and does sometimes get stuck in your pipes and lead to blockages.
As a widow I have had to learn to be resourceful in the home and not be afraid of things like baths backing up but let's face it - we'd all rather not have to deal with the issue and if there's one thing I can do that is going to help prevent blockages in my pipes then I am going to try it.
I did take the words of the plumber who advised me against Charmin Ultra with a bit of a pinch of salt but I have been convinced by Triple Velvet that perhaps too much absorbency in a toilet tissue can be too much of a good thing and perhaps three layers in what is really a quite classic case of toilet paper construction, is the way to go to avoid having to reach for the plunger again any time soon.
So I would recommend it - for reasons which surprised me.
We all need to buy toilet paper and toilet roll for our house, although it is not a very exciting subject for reviewing!
I generally buy what ever is on offer although I must confess that I don't think much of some of the economy brands that are on sale in supermarkets nowadays!
My favourite brand by far is the 'Triple Velvet' toilet roll so this is what I usually buy. I can be swayed into buying an alternative from time to time though as some of the offers that are available are sometimes just too good to pass up on!
The Triple Velvet is what I would call a luxury brand and this is mainly because of the softness and luxury feel to the toilet paper. I think it is definitely thicker than other branded toilet papers and this leads me to think that I don't need to use just as much as some other brands.
There are several sizes of packs of the Triple Velvet available such as a nine pack of rolls and a four pack. I generally buy the four pack of rolls and for this I usually pay around the £1.80 mark.
This is more expensive than other brands of toilet paper I know, but when you are used to using a product like the Triple Velvet then switch to a cheaper brand it is not difficult to see why the more luxury type brands cost more money!
I think too that some of the cheaper toilet rolls come apart when you rip a section of the paper off of the roll but the Triple Velvet doesn't have this problem and I find it sticks together quite well.
This is definitely my preferred brand and is probably why I keep going back to it. I do think it is worth paying more for a more 'luxurious' feeling loo paper!
Toilet roll, we all need it, we all use it and we all buy it ( unless we go back to the dark ages and cut a newspaper into squares and thread a piece of string into the corner ).
It may seem a trivial thing to review but when you consider the important role that toilet roll has to play then I would baulk at the suggestion that it is trivial.
Toilet roll comes in all shapes and sizes and it is quite surprising how much it can differ from brand to brand.
After having done my stint with the squares of Daily mirror in my childhood years I like to think I have progressed, I thoroughly enjoy buying a few roll of good, soft toilet roll.
Triple Velvet toilet roll, it sounds good doesn't it ?
Well for around about £1.60p you can buy a pack of four rolls of Triple Velvet toilet roll.
I would see that as an acceptable price to pay for good soft toilet tissue, I can manage to get four rolls for £1 in town but I feel they leave a lot to be desired, the tissue is not so absorbent, the paper is slightly rougher on the skin and dare I say it - it has no wiping strength.
It is a company called SCA Hygiene products that manufacture the Triple Velvet toilet rolls. I have read their philosophy and I think that it is an admirable one. The company plant millions of saplings, not only here in the UK but abroad as well. Every time a tree is hewn to make our paper another is planted to make up for that loss.
So, the company belongs to the Forest Stewardship Council and their paper comes from well managed forests.
I love pure white loo roll, it looks good and it suggests cleanliness. In my pack I have four pure white rolls of soft toilet paper, the four rolls have been packed into a plastic wrapper that can be recycled.
Each roll is made up of about 200 sheets, which I presume is about average. The toilet tissue has three layers and the layer that is tucked in the middle is dimpled. This dimpled layer adds an aerated feeling to the tissue, it enhances the thickness of the paper and it definitely makes it feel far softer. In fact the dimpled layer of paper is the star player.
Because Triple Velvet toilet roll has three layers that means that it is fairly strong. If you feel the need to be a bit ruthless then go ahead, the Triple Velvet toilet paper can stand the pace.
It is absorbent ( maybe not quite as absorbent as some of it's very expensive competitors) and when it gets wet it still manages to stay together well.
Some cheap toilet papers are a nightmare, one wipe and you are left holding millions of bits of tissue !
If we take a good all round look at the product in question then the outcome is pleasing. SCA Hygiene are producing their merchandise without impacting too greatly on the environment, the toilet roll is well priced, the overall quality is good, the tissue feels soft and it holds together well.
When you look at the hundred and one things that we may grab a few sheets of toilet roll for it is an invaluable product. Women use it to remove make-up, it blows umpteen noses, wipes steamy bathroom mirrors and gets stuffed into hurrying pockets.
If you are walking down the toilet tissue aisle then pick up a pack of Triple Velvet and try it for yourself. I think that you will be more than pleased with your purchase. Keep a weather eye out and you will probably see a bumper pack of Triple Velvet on offer.
Toilet roll, this is probably not the most intresting review you have eve read! Here is my verdict on Triple Velvet soft, it's just like andrex 'soft strong and long' but better. Its three ply tissue makes it more durable, which makes you more confident to use less, therefore saving you money in the long run!
I know the credit crunch is hitting us all and that this loo roll may be a little expensive than the Value range, but I find that the value range is a bit 'fales economey' as you have to use half a roll to make it safe to use, and it falls apart rather often! But with velvet you use less which is saving you money!
I have found it has many more uses than just to wipe your behind, its strong enough to clean around the bathroom with and get rid of marks and dust! Which makes it more simple to clean as you can just flush it away after your done!
Overall I give this 4 stars as it's a little more expensive than I expect!!!
Since I have started reviewing I now keep most empty packets, containers, etc to do a review about once we have used the product so I tend to end up with quite al ot of plastic packaging like this one today, lol!
We bought this 'Triple Velvet' by SCA Hygiene Products Ltd when they were on offer for just over £2 with 2 rolls extra free taking the pack to six rolls from Morrisons...
The packaging is a clear plastic in parts with the little boy the company now do their advertising with, and he's in amongst trees. On the front it says: 'for every tree we use we plant three more' and on the back write up it says this toilet tissue is made from mixed sources of wood from well managed forest, controlled sources and recycled woof or fibre.
There is a big paragraph on how the company are committed to planting millions of saplings every year to make sure they are doing their bit for responsible forestry practices...
The product is said to be pure white and soft plus three ply which means it has three layers for extra comfort and security.
Each roll is very, very soft and feels lovely and silky against the skin but I was surprised at how thin it felt - we usually have Charmin so I suppose I was comparing it to that quality?
The rolls are plain except for a swirly decorative border which I found a bit boring, I know it's only toilet tissue but I felt they could have made more of any effort...
On using this stuff it is ok, the softness is the best thing about it but it really isn't thick like you would expect such a famous brand to be. I think they need to concentrate on that aspect of this product as well as the brilliant ethical side.
Three stars from me and that's for the tree re-planting which is cool but the three ply should be four ply if it's going to be that thin!
Triple Velvet Toilet Paper
Price: £3.50 for 9 (average at time of writing)
Very colourful green and white obviously playing the "eco-friendly recycleable" card. They inform us that they replace 3 trees for every one felled in making the toilet paper. That's nice to know.
The logo is blue and white: Triple Velvet. Soft.
The Toilet Roll:
It is soft as promised. Much softer than the Tesco Value brand. You also get about 200 sheets per roll unlike the supermarkets own value brands which are usually much less.
But the big bonus here is that it's thick, sturdy and absorbant. So it's great to use to mop up spills as well as the *ahem* 'traditional use'.
The bad news?
£3.50 is a hell of a lot to pay for bog roll! You have to ask yourself is it worth it? Buying multiple packs of the value brands may work out cheaper. Then again, those cheap thin small rolls of toilet paper aren't suitable for big spills or wiping make up off your face.