Most helpful critical review
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2013
Like most families, we are always on the lookout for items that meet the qualifications
of both being soft enough to not be uncomfortable, but not shredding soft, all while
not costing an arm and a leg. (I'm sorry, but there is NO toilet paper worth $1/roll!)
I haven't used Northern in YEARS. We are pretty much Cottonelle folks, finding Angel Soft nice
but too lacy-when-wet. Cottonelle seems to be having consistency problems lately, and I've
been trying out others to find a happy medium ground.
So, I tried this one. I can't get to the store as often as I might like to, so I do shop online a lot.
It was a roll of the dice to buy this much of something that I hadn't tried, but we would use it
no matter how much we did or did not like it - not wasting it.
I'm happy to report that this is actually pretty decent paper.
It is soft enough to not feel like you are sanding down your parts when you wipe,
but not soft enough to leave paper evidence behind. (Let's be honest here - if you are
reading a review about toilet paper, odds are good you have been a victim of left-behind
dingleballs of paper wrapped around places you weren't planning to decorate.)
All in all, I'm happy with it, and would order it again, as long as the price range stays the same.
If it goes way up (and we all know that Amazon prices are all over the map), then I would pass.
At the current price range of around 50 cents a roll, I'll purchase again.
We've been ordering this paper for quite a while now, but I've notice a couple changes in the quality of the item.
First - the paper does not seem to be as nice a quality as it used to be. I've found myself getting a little "irritated"
from the paper from time to time, and it is leaving a few little calling cards behind, which it never used to do.
Secondly, and the one I feel a little ripped off by - the rolls say double rolls, but they have been paring down the width of the rolls! I just realized it a couple weeks ago, when I realized how much room there was on the TP roller when these rolls are on there. They MIGHT be technically a double roll (depending ENTIRELY on the company's definition of double), but they are SHORT little rolls. We have been going through about a roll a day, with four adults in the house, two of whom are male and don't use TP for most of their trips. There seems to be so little paper on the roll that we are going through it faster than we used to. We aren't living on the potty - the rolls simply have less paper on them than they did before. Mind you - the company will probably claim a certain sheet count. I am talking about the SIZE of the rolls. I just measured one, and the rolls are only FOUR INCHES WIDE. So yes, you get 12 rolls in the package, three packages to the container. But the ROLLS are a tiny 4" wide, and you are not getting as much total paper as you might think. If they keep the price lower than other papers, then we'll likely continue to buy it. But if there is ANY sort of price increase, then this package of short rolls will no longer be part of our shopping. Sort of like how mfgs keep shaving ounces off jarred foods, these rolls are definitely shorter than your average TP roll.