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Coming From A Charmin Fan, This Is Nice TP
on August 6, 2013
Out of the dozens of brands of toilet paper I've tried, my favorite toilet paper has always been Charmin. To me, it feels the best and I've never had any issues with it.
However, Charmin is not always cost effective. I remember growing up as a kid, my mom would only buy Charmin when it's on sale. Even to this day as an adult, I do the same thing (buy in bulk when on sale).
Recently this time around, my 6 month supply of Charmin was nearly out and it wasn't on sale at my local retailers... so I had to come up with something in a pinch (else we wouldn't have any toilet paper, which is bad news bears). I ended up looking to Amazon and despite looking up Charmin, noticed there was a $3 off coupon for this Quilted Northern. Plus w/ Subscribe & Save, I was essentially getting $6 off the list price meaning I'd get 48 rolls for under $20. For that reason alone, that is why I pulled the trigger to buy this.
Now for those of you reading other reviews (and other people complaining about the size), these are double rolls. I'm not a Costco member, so I don't know what they sell but relatively speaking, I'm used to Charmin Mega Rolls. So yes, these are smaller than Charmin's Mega Rolls but the size is correct for a "double roll".
Surprisingly compared to Charmin, this is just as soft if not softer. This surprised me, especially since I got it cheaper than I could have purchased Charmin.
What I also like is that this toilet paper is triple-ply. Generic TP is single-ply or very thin double-ply. Charmin (both Ultra Strong & Ultra Soft varieties) are double-ply. I will admit even with Charmin Ultra Strong, I've found that it sometimes rips easily. Not so with this Quilted Northern... which I attribute this benefit to the triple-ply sheet.
Whether or not I'll buy from Amazon again, not sure but when I go to my local store, I'll compare the prices of this Quilted Northern to Charmin. I'll also be sure to check and see if this Quilted Northern is available in bigger rolls locally.
I'm definitely pleased with my purchase.