“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Tampon „
Unfortunately my daughter was quite poorly recently and we had to spend a few days in hospital. Of all times to start my period early, it had to be when we were stuck in hospital and I had no way of getting sanitary products. My mum was on her way to visit so I got her to stop off on the way and pick me up some tampons to keep me going until we could go home.
As there is a Sainsbury's close to the hospital, my mum stopped off there and purchased me these non applicator tampons in the super absorbency. A box containing 16 tampons will cost you just 89 pence. They are also available to purchase in regular, super, super plus and super plus extra.
The tampons come inside a purple cardboard box, I originally thought mum had got it wrong and purchased the tampons for light flows as with Tampax tampons, purple indicates light and green indicates super, but on further inspection I realised she was right and they were for super absorbencies. Inside the box are 16 individually wrapped tampons.
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I was a little put off to begin with as I don't really like using non applicator tampons but as I didn't have any choice I just had to get on and use them. Each tampon is wrapped in a transparent plastic wrapper that is easy to twist off to get the tampon out. To insert it you use a finger to simply push it inside your vagina until it is fully inserted. This is the bit that's never really appealed to me, I don't want to push my finger into my vagina when it's my time of the month as it doesn't seem like the cleanest of tasks. However, it wasn't as messy as I imagined it to be and after washing my hands afterwards, wasn't that worried about using non applicator tampons.
The tampons should be changed every 4-8 hours, any longer than this and there is a risk of TSS. I found that although these have a super absorbency, I had to change them more often than I would have had to if I was using different brands such as Tampax. I think the super plus would have been more in line with my monthly flow. The string is easy to pull when you have to take it out and I haven't experienced any problems with removing it.
I don't think I'll purchase these tampons again purely on the fact that they don't have an applicator. I'd rather use an applicator as it makes for a more hygienic experience. The price is good for the amount of tampons you get and if you don't mind non applicator tampons I would definitely recommend them.
I bought these a while ago due to the brand of tampons I normally use not being on offer. They come in a small, quite pretty yellow box. Sainsbury's sell the same range of absorbancies as the leading brands which means they are great for the different days of your period. a box of 16 costs 82p and a box of 32 costs £1.29 which is much better value for money compared with the leading brands.
Each tampon comes individually wrapped in plastic that has a yellow perforated tag to make opening them really easy. In fact, I found the way Sainsbury's designed these to open, much better than the leading brand.
The tampons are just as effective as the leading brand, and it was pretty much impossible to find any differences between these from Sainsbury's and the leading brand in terms of comfort and absorbancy etc.
I would definitely recommend trying these if you usually use more expensive brands as you will probably be pleasantly surprised.
I bought these instead of various other brands as they were cheaper, just to see if I could save some money. I hate paying loads for products like these.
A box of 16 of these costs 82p and a box of 32 costs £1.29 and in the range they also have super and super + extra.
I have found these no different to brand named similar products and I will continue to buy these as they are quite a bit cheaper.
The products themselves look the same as any other non applicator tampon, they are individually wrapped in clear plastic with yellow writing around the middle where they are perforated which means the plastic covering comes off extremely easily.
What I like about these is there is no gimmick, I hate the way all these different companies try and come up with silly ideas to try and make these things interesting and new. At the end of the day, most women who buy these just want them to do a job, and that's what these do. It says exactly what they are on the box, and there is no unnecessary frills.
The packaging is fairly simple and easy on the eye, and it has all the information on the front of the box.
It's hard to describe much else about the product, as they are fairly straight forward, but if you use any other brand of this same product I would recommend you try these out, they are exactly the same but cheaper.
A good bargain from Sainsburys.