When it comes to buying toilet roll I like to get a good balance between cheap and not going to fall apart in my hands. I can't say I have really been disappointed with toilet roll before (that I have bought anyway - I have used questionable roll in public toilets). I wouldn't normally buy Andrex but the shopping decision wasn't up to me.
** The product **
As you can probably guess by the brand: it is toilet roll. It is two ply and it is suggested it has a scented 'inner-core'. Not that I have noticed a difference in the smell of this toilet roll compared to others (not that I spend much time sniffing toilet roll you understand). It is also supposed to be enriched with the softness of shea butter.
** Using the product **
Well, I don't want to go into too much detail. We all know what the product is and how to use it. If you don't know then I'm sure you can find something online that will tell you. Anyway, I have no issues using the product. It is a thick enough roll that you don't need too much. Andrex is never as soft as I expect it to feel. I guess the adverts make it sound like a much better product than it is. But it is strong. So for that I consider it a good quality product. I have noticed no difference in scent. Really nothing about this product stands out compared to any other toilet roll.
We received the 9 roll pack about a month ago and have nearly finished it. Two adults using it quite regularly.
** Price and Availability **
You can buy this product from most supermarkets. The 9 roll pack will set you back around £4.75 and the 4 roll £2.25. You are marginally better off buying the 9 roll pack.
** Overall **
It works. That is all that I can really say about this toilet roll. I wouldn't really recommend buying it as I think there are better and cheaper alternatives out there. I feel this brand is a bit hyped up for what it actually is. Yeah it is a good quality roll in terms of thickness and strength but so are other toilet rolls. Save your pennies and go for something cheaper. The addition of shea butter to this made no difference what so ever.
I bought this toilet roll whenever it was on a price promotion at Tesco up until recently, when I decided to make an effort to reduce the cost of my weekly shop and switch to cheaper brands. At full price, a 9 roll pack of this costs £4.75 and a 4 roll pack £2.25 at Tesco. When on promotion, it would be slightly cheaper, for example two 4 roll packs for £4.
The toilet roll comes in a plastic wrapper, which is brown in colour and features a picture of the infamous Andrex puppy. The text on it reads 'touch of luxury, enriched with shea butter'. The shea butter is meant to give the paper a soft, luxurious feel. The rolls themselves are a 'vanilla' colour - a creamy yellow. They have an indented vertical stripe pattern on them and do feel soft and cushioned to the touch. The rolls are 2 ply and have 160 sheets per roll.
The toilet roll is noticeably better quality than a lot of the cheaper brands or supermarket own versions that I have been buying lately. It is easy to find the end and to tear it to start the roll off - without losing any sheets in the process. The paper is thick and the two layers do not part easily at all. To use, it is definitely soft and it is also absorbent too. Therefore, you need only a few sheets to do the job. It is also said to have a 'scented core' but this is not something that I have noticed at all and is certainly not very strong! I have also, on occasion, used this to blow my nose and it has proved to be very good for that job too - strong and very gentle on my skin (even with repetitive use).
Overall, this is a luxury product that costs more than most toilet rolls. It is fabulous quality and you definitely get what you pay for here. I would definitely buy this again if I didn't need to watch the purse strings so much but it is a product that I can do without and substitute for a cheaper alternative (even if it is not quite as good!)
I don't always buy Andrex, in fact I tend to buy whatever seems to be on offer at any given time. I have used in the past rolls from the Poundshop but these are not good value for money. The rolls are smaller and they have more air in them so you actually get fewer sheets for your money. It is better to spend that little bit extra for much more product. It isn't often you hear me say that!!
This Andrex Shea Butter, is on offer at Tesco for £2 for four rolls and I bought a four pack to see what they were like. The packet is one of luxury, it is a dark brown packet with the Andrex puppy asleep on a soft looking brown blanket type thing, the packet states it is the feel of luxury and it is! First impressions were I didn't really like the colour of the roll; they are a creamy colour which is a little off putting to me. I tend to buy white toilet roll and cream just seems dirty somehow. When I first opened the packet I was instantly hit in the face by a very pleasant smell, it took a while to work out it was coming from the toilet roll itself. Due to not having a toilet roll holder, we tend to end up leaving it on the radiator or on the back of the system. When this is left on a warm radiator it does make the room smell lovely so thumbs up for that one Andrex. I didn't realise that Shea butter had a scent but clearly it does, and I approve.
The rolls themselves have lines on them and do feel a little softer and kinder to your skin than the usual cheaper brands I buy. When wiping your delicate areas, it is a very nice experience; it is not rough or scratchy in any way. The sheets themselves are thick and the perforations work very well, they divide easily and there is no fear of the paper itself splitting or tearing during wiping. I would say that while using these rolls, the feel of the paper is almost like it is moist like a wipe; it glides so easily over the skin. It isn't wet but that's the impression it gives off.
I really like this toilet roll, I haven't bought it before but I would buy it again, I might not buy it if it isn't on offer but if it is I would happily purchase it again.
I generally always buy Andrex toilet tissue. Its one of those products that I don't really ever think about, whenever I need more I just go to that aisle in the supermarket and pick up a new bag of rolls without even looking at the other products on offer as I always go for the Andrex ones. Maybe its something to do with that cute little labrador puppy but to me Andrex has always been good quality and well worth the money. In fact, according to an article I read, the Andrex Puppy first appeared in 1972 and since then there have been 130 different adverts featuring the puppy. The puppy features quite heavily in their packaging too. On every bag you buy there is a picture of the puppy in the corner and you can collect such things as Puppy Points. By collecting the points from the bags you can then log onto their website, www.andrexpuppy.co.uk and swap these points for prizes such as cinema tickets, days out and every cute and cuddly andrex puppy toys and slippers themselves!
I have tried cheap toilet paper in the past and now I'm a bit older and not a student anymore I like something a bit more luxurious when I go to the toilet. That was my thought process behind this lovely shea butter toilet paper, I wanted something nice smelling and amazingly soft and caring on my bottom and this paper definitely fits the bill. The toilet paper is a "Touch of Luxury," as Andrex call it and they look like good quality rolls. They are made of a fairly thick paper and feel soft and bouncy when you squeeze the roll. Each roll has two ply paper which means there are two think rolls of paper joined together and that there are about 160 sheets per roll so they will fit nicely on any toilet roll holder you may have in your bathrooms.
The rolls are a nice cream colour and go well with a neutral colour scheme. The smell is very interesting as I found it quite weird initially that my toilet paper had a whiff of shea butter, a nutty, warm fragrance to it but now I am quite used to it and like that it has a nice smell in an area that usually generates some not so nice smells.
You can purchase four rolls £2.38 and this is one toilet paper I recommend.
More often than not I purchase Andrew toilet paper because I don't really care for the thin, rough feeling of many of the store branded or value equivalents. Toilet rolls can generally be found on offer in one of the big supermarkets anyway so there is often a good deal to be had. One of the products that I use quite regularly is the Andrex shea butter toilet rolls and this is my review of the product.
On the shelf the Andrex shea butter toilet roll really does look luxurious. It comes in a deep, chocolatey brown coloured plastic packaging which has the Andrex name as well as the familiar Andrex puppy sleeping on what looks to be a very soft, brown bedding. We are told that this toilet roll is enriched with shea butter and will give us the feel of luxury.
When you open up the packet of the toilet rolls there is a faint smell of shea butter which I believe comes from the inner cardboard tube of the roll. It does smell nice and whilst it isn't overwhelming it is a nice sweet scent which is noticeable when you use the product.
The actual toilet rolls themselves are a cream colour and so I think will fit in nicely with any bathroom decoration which is always nice. I tend to avoid coloured toilet rolls wherever possible so that I can stick to a neutral theme which may sound ridiculous given the use of the product but I do like things to match well in my home. The rolls really are thick and have some grooves going down it which adds to the luxurious look I think.
When I use this product when I go to the toilet I can tell immediately just from the feel that it is a luxurious product. It feels soft and yet strong and so I am secure in the knowledge that it won't rip as I use it because that really would be horrible. I have used cheaper toilet rolls occasionally at home and I have to say I always use more of them because I am always convinced they will rip because they just don't feel as strong or soft.
A pack of nine of these toilet rolls costs £4.99 presently at Tesco which works out at 35p per 100 sheets. Their promotion currently though is two nine roll packs for £7.50 which makes it a much more reasonable price. Tesco's value range is much cheaper obviously at 70p for four rolls and just 8p per 100 sheets but there is no way I would ever use a value toilet roll. Yes I realise it is only being flushed down the toilet but I think you will ultimately use more of the value range, you will not find that the value range is soft and also I think it looks much nicer when a guest uses your toilet and you aren't offering them sandpaper to wipe their bottoms with!
Whilst I don't always purchase this particular Andrex product I do have it from time to time at home and I do think it is a luxurious product. If you can purchase it on a deal I think it is well worth trying out as it certainly is one of the best options on the market for me in terms of softness and luxury but the regular price can be a little off putting.
Thank you for reading my review!
When it comes to toilet rolls they really aren't something that I take a lot of notice of to be honest with you. I usually buy economy toilet rolls from Tesco's or Asda that usually cost less than a quid for 4 rolls of the stuff which to me is purse friendly. However with a friend staying with me at the moment I noticed that these toilet rolls just were not working out economical at all and decided to pay about £2.00 for 4 of these rolls instead hoping that the extra money spent would mean not only a better quality toilet roll but would hopefully last us longer!
These come in a see through, white and brown coloured plastic wrapper and on the front of it there is a photograph of a puppy Labrador and we are told of course that they are Andrex Toilet Tissue 'A Touch Of Luxury', and that they are 'Enriched With Shea Butter' then on the back of the pack we are told that within it there are 4 toilet rolls and that each one is a 2 ply and that there are about 160 sheets per roll and contact details for the manufacturer are given.
The Toilet Tissue Itself:
Well this toilet tissue is made of a thick 2 ply paper material and its a light sort of yellow in colour with lines integrated down it. It feels really thick and very soft and good quality indeed and if you sniff the paper (clean of course and prior to use lol) it does have a very slight aroma of like a very gentle floral fragrance to it really which is naturally sweet and the scent is barely detectable.
In use this is soft to use and doesn't cause me or my guests any irritation at all and its super absorbent meaning I use less and these rolls do work out in my opinion good value for money cos using less means a roll lasts longer!
These are a good value product in my opinion, look nice on my loo roll holder and I wouldn't hesitate in buying these in the future cos once you buy 'posh' loo roll there really is no way of going back to economy!
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So, here we go...my first ever toilet roll review. I never thought this day would come. But I'm saving up for our Christmas trip so here I am.
I'm not brand-loyal when it comes to toilet roll. Although I generally think Andrex is best, I'll buy anything except the supermarket value stuff (tried it, hated it) - basically whatever is on offer or cheap. So the few occasions I've bought Andrex Shea Butter have been when it is on offer, usually at £2 or less for a pack of four rolls (average price is around £2.25 I think)
The first time I bought Andrex Shea Butter was after we had had a pack of Andrex Aloe Vera, which my partner had bought. I thought the Aloe Vera was ok, but decided to try Shea Butter, thinking it would be nice and gentle, and maybe even smell nice.
The toilet paper is a light cream/beige in colour, and has a different texture to most other toilet rolls (except the Andrex Aloe Vera): it is lined, rather than flat or quilted. It is quite soft to the touch, and although I couldn't detect any shea butter scent from it, my partner asked why I had bought smelly bog roll (probably not a sign he was going to approve).
Like all other varieties of Andrex, the Shea Butter toilet roll does stand up to the company's claims of soft and strong. It tears easily at the perforations in the roll, but otherwise holds together very well. It is absorbent, and only a couple of sheets are required at once, meaning that although more expensive, it is good value for money.
The toilet roll is soft on the skin, and much gentler than cheaper brands, which can be quite rough. However I find that the softness of the Andrex Shea Butter actually goes a bit too far in the opposite direction: it is so soft and moisturised that it actually slips far too easily over the skin.
Aside from the obvious use, my other main use for toilet is as tissues when I don't have any tissues. This is one use that the over-softness of the Andrex Shea Butter is not a problem whatsoever: it is very delicate on my nose and prevents me getting a red and dry nose when I have a cold. When I have had a cold while we've had this toilet roll, I've chosen to use this instead of tissues when at home.
The over-softness of this toilet roll is a small issue, but given the overall quality of the Andrex brand, it's enough of a flaw to stop me choosing Andrex Shea Butter if the whole range is on offer. If only this and the Aloe Vera toilet roll are on offer, I choose Shea Butter.
This is a review of the latest toilet paper we bought, we are on the last roll of a nine pack and with two toilets in the house, I'm hoping that the last roll will go in the bathroom as I use that loo more! I must admit I am a bit of a loo roll hoarder and buy them when they are on offer so that we never run out. When I saw these on offer a few weeks ago at Tesco I snapped them up as I love anything that has Shea butter in it for the body so figured toilet paper would be nice too.
The toilet rolls are a white cream colour and will go with most decors. I don't like coloured toilet paper any way so usually buy white. The rolls are two ply but they are really thick layers and so soft to the touch. It is marketed as Andrex's luxury range and has a slightly quilted texture to the sheet.
Without being too graphic about going to the toilet, everyone is different as to how much paper they use but at the moment, I am going to the loo every five minutes, being five weeks off my due date I constant feel like I need to go and get up all the time in the night so this paper doesn't last very long at all. I think as well the roll goes down a lot faster as it is padded and luxury and not as much to a roll. It is soft and nice to use though and strong so it doesn't disintegrate or get holes in it when you use it.
All the big supermarkets are selling this brand and I have even noticed a very similar brand by Tesco's own branding which is a similar price anyway. If you buy in bulk when the offers are on it gets the price down and the current offers are:
Asda = £4 each (no multiple discount)
Ocado = £5.25 or 3 for £11
Tesco = £4.99 or two for £7.50
This is definitely a brand I would buy again, I think that it has been really nice quality toilet paper to use, even if it doesn't last as long as non luxury versions, it is kinder on your bum. I am not sure you can tell the shea contents are in there but it probably does make it softer. I absolutely refuse to buy value toilet paper as I think it's a false economy and prefer to stick with brand names or at least high quality stores own versions.
Andrex is a popular brand of toilet paper, and for me I am quite happy to buy a supermarket brand (after all it's only going to be flushed down the loo...literally!) but where my purse can afford I will buy andrex, and my most favourite variety is this shea butter range. I initially bought this when it first came out and was on an introductory cheap offer and then of course I loved it! So now and again when I see it on offer I tend to try and stock up.
It comes in a clear plastic wrapping, with deep brown design which reminds me much of chocolate if I am honest lol. It comes available in a 4 pack or a rather odd 9 pack (I never understand uneven numbers!) and not so long ago sainsburys had an offer where the 4 pack was £2 so I grabbed these. They normally are in the range of £2.20-£2.50 for a 4 pack depending on where purchased and this seems to be the more premium range, costing more than the average pack of Andrex toilet tissue.
The toilet rolls themselves are thick and soft and you can tell are worth the value they cost. As you open the pack you can actually smell the lightly yet delicious aroma of shea butter emanating from the toilet tissue making for a very pleasant bathroom experience! The sheets are 2 ply and feel slightly quilted in that they have lines across but are thick and soft for wiping soft and gentle areas (sorry tried to keep it tasteful!). Each roll has 160 sheets (not that I personally counted) and in our house a roll can last quite long as not much is actually needed to complete the job in hand effectively. I tend to use this quite sparingly (i.e. get quite annoyed when my daughter uses it to wipe mess of the floor or for her nose!) as it is so lovely I hate wasting it on a job I could do with something else like a kitchen towel, or face tissues I keep in the box in the living room.
Overall, I love this from Andrex and would definitely recommend it to anyone with a delicate posterior looking for some luxury in the bathroom. It smells and feels lovely, and although bit more expensive now and again it is actually worth it!
My husband suffers from Crohns disease so a decent toilet roll is an absolute must in our house, I buy the branded toilet rolls whenever I see them on offer and I bought these ones as they came were on offer in Tesco at 2 9 roll packs for £9 and then they gave you a 10p a litre off fuel voucher to go with them.
The Andrex brand is available to buy in many places such as discount stores and supermarkets as well as online and in the likes of Wilkinsons so it certainly isn't hard to get hold of. A 4 roll pack costs £2.24 at the moment but if you shop in Asda a 9 roll pack is £4 at the moment which I think is a really good buy.
The Shea Butter toilet roll is part of the Andrex Luxury collection along with the sloe vera version which was also on the same offer as I bought these on.
The toilet roll comes packaged in a plastic bag which has a perforated line across the top for opening and has two white drawstring handles on it for carrying. The packaging is a deep brown in colour like chocolate and has a picture on of the usual Andrex puppy whose colouring sit nicely against the brown.
You get 160 2 ply sheets on every roll and each sheet feels like about 4 sheets of most toilet rolls as it is so thick. The toilet rolls are a deep cream in colour which fits in nicely with my bathroom although I don't usually take the colour of a toilet roll into consideration. Each roll has a sort of springy feel to it and is really great quality, it is so thick you don't need to use much of it for the job in hand although my 5 year old seems to have trouble accepting this so she uses a box of tissues when we have this toilet roll in our bathroom.
The major test for toilet roll in our house is my husband as he has to use the toilet so often and he says that this toilet roll is the best I have bought however we have found a problem in that the flush on our toilet isn't very strong and sometimes you have to flush twice to get rid of the toilet roll as it is so thick.
I would recommend this toilet roll and I will be going and buying some more whilst it is on a decent offer.
When it comes to toilet roll I have no brand loyalty and will happily buy whichever of the better brands are on special offer each week. The Andrex with shea butter caught my eye as it was reduced from £2.50 for a 4 roll pack down to £2 making it around the same price as regular Andrex so I decided to give it a go.
Andrex with Shea butter is marketed as a luxury brand for those whose pampered little botties need that extra softness. This is provided by both making the paper thicker and embossing it with silly designs and adding shea butter. The shea butter doesn't make much difference as far as I am concerned, it does leave a very slight scent on the paper but it doesn't moisturise your bum or anything fancy.
The paper is lovely and thick and it feels very luxurious, it is without the thickest toilet paper I have used. It also feels exceptionally soft so no chaffing on delicate areas when you use it. It does the job it is designed to do really well, it is both absorbant and does not tear or rip at all even when wiping with vigour. You probably do need to use fewer sheets of this than other toilet papers but habit will dictate that you use the usual amount.
The problem with this toilet roll is the fact that it is so thick that an average sized roll contains far fewer sheets than normal meaning that it runs out very quickly indeed. What seemed to be a bargain buy is not quite so cheap when you need to buy a new packet of toilet paper in about half of the time than you normally would.
The luxury of the Andrex shea butter toilet rolls is lovely but it is just not worth paying the extra.
~Andrex Shea Butter~
Andrex offer a range of toilet essentials including wipes and toilet paper (or as they call it 'toilet tissue). The Andrex range includes regular toilet paper, toilet paper with aloe vera and also toilet paper with shea butter! The shea butter toilet paper is part of the Touch of Luxury range that Andrex offer and are described as being 'luxurious rolls' of toilet paper. The toilet paper is made of mixed paper from responsible sources.
The outer packaging holding the toilet rolls is a plastic wrapper featuring the gorgeous Andrex puppy. The current packaging has a special offer where you can purchase a teddy puppy and collect 'Puppy Points'. The shea butter toilet paper is of the 2ply variety with 160 sheets per roll. For those interested in the dimensions, each sheet is around 124mm x 104mm and the average roll length is 19.84m.
This toilet paper is available from supermarkets in a 4pk or 9pk.
*Tesco - £2.25 for the 4pk but currently on offer at £2.00. The 9 roll pack is £4.99 and part of a 2 for £7.50 offer.
*Asda - £2.25 for the 4pk and £4.00 for the 9pk.
Whilst I am happy to buy cheaper versions of some household products, I don't skimp on toilet roll. I hate the feeling of paper in general so always looking for something softer than average toilet paper. I normally buy the Tesco premium range but if Andrex is on offer then I will choose to buy this. My son actually picked the shea butter toilet rolls when we were in Tesco as the puppy on the front is like his Uncles dog Leo so this definitely appealed more than the bog standard (sorry about the pun) packaging on cheaper alternatives.
These toilet rolls are of a high quality. They are a creamy colour so would fit in with most decors and look lovely and plump when removed from the wrapper. The paper on the roll is by far the softest yet the most durable I have ever bought - it has a bouncy texture and is easy to use. It tears easily from the roll and feels substantial and lightly quilted rather than being too thick (as the fully quilted rolls are). The toilet paper has a lovely scent - a typical yet subtle shea butter scent is quite pleasant indeed.
I'm not one for discussing my toilet habits but I can confirm this toilet roll performs its duties with complete ease. It doesn't fall apart and is very soft on the delicate areas - no rough, school paper stuff here. This toilet roll is gentle and does the job. My son finds it easy to use too and it seems absorbant. This toilet paper is perfect for using when I have a cold as it doesn't irritate my nose. It flushes well too so no issues there.
These rolls are of a high quality. I find that one roll lasts longer than cheaper toilet rolls as less is needed per use. This toilet roll smells good and is very kind to skin whilst performing its intended purpose with any issues. It is expensive but if bought at the current Asda price for 9 rolls, it works out at just 44p per roll which I feel is more than fair given the quality. The rolls holds together well until the very last sheet is torn off.
5 stars from me :)
As far as I am concerned, toilet paper is not the most exciting of subject matters but nonetheless is a crucial household staple. I am not normally picky about the toilet paper I buy, tending to opt for whatever is on offer on the day I am buying and this means that I am not loyal to a particular brand. However, since buying a pack of Andrex Shea Butter luxury toilet paper, my mind may have been turned.
This toilet paper is part of the Andrex 'Touch of Luxury' range and this luxury reference is reflected in the packaging of this paper being presented in a brown wrapper which I found a slightly unusual colour choice compared to other products. The standard Andrex puppy adorns the front of the packaging and it is this image together with the Andrex title which alludes to this toilet paper being of good quality and from a renowned manufacturer.
In reference to this product, Andrex claim the following:
"Discover the perfect little way to pamper yourself with my Andrex® Touch of Luxury. Enriched with the silky softness of Shea Butter and with a scented inner core, it's a little luxury you deserve to treat yourself."
Tearing open the wrapper, I was pleasantly surprised with the scent of the toilet paper. I had been expecting the smell of shea butter to be quite strong; however the scent was subtle and only recognisable as shea butter when you delved your nose in for a good sniff. The toilet paper is slightly cream in colour and each sheet is ribbed with a number of lines producing a strong yet soft toilet paper.
As with all toilet rolls this one comes in a number of package sizes which include a pack of four, nine or twelve. I bought a pack of four being that there are only two of us living in my house and we get through toilet paper incredibly slowly, however larger pack sizes are often better value for money with larger households.
~~Price and Availability~~
As with all household goods it is well worth shopping around for the best deals in my opinion and this product is no different. I bought a set of four of these toilet rolls and paid £2 from my local Wilkinsons store. A look online reveals that this toilet roll is sold in the majority of supermarkets and household stores and you should expect to pay around £2-£3 for a pack of four rolls.
We have been using this toilet paper for the past couple of weeks and I have been impressed with both the quality and durability of this toilet paper. I must first address the luxury claim which I wholeheartedly agree with as this toilet paper is lightly scented and very soft with a creamy colour which differentiates it from other ranges. The colour of this toilet roll fits perfectly within my beige bathroom and for this it gets top marks from me. The quality of this toilet paper is very good and the soft feel combined with the slightly ribbed texture means that it lasts for longer than cheaper rolls. In addition the soft fragrance of shea butter is a nice feature as it is not too highly fragranced but rather only subtly so and this means that it does not irritate as other fragranced products can have the tendency to do.
As a result of my success with this toilet paper I will most likely be buying it again and I would therefore recommend it. As a result of the above this product scores an excellent five stars from me.
Thanks for reading! x
You may think that toilet rolls and luxury don't go in the same sentence, but this product gives you an excuse to do so.
I normally go for the standard Andrex toilet rolls, however I recently found that these Shea Butter infused ones were the same price so gave them a whirl. I buy these from Tesco in packs of 4 and for some reason there almost always seems to be an offer on them so they are usually £2.00 for a pack of 4 (£2.38 without the discount). At £2 they almost a must-buy product when you take into consideration the quality they provide, but even at £2.38 they still offer good value for money.
The packaging itself looks immediately more stylish than other brands with its brown and cream textures and calligraphic writing. You then notice the headline, 'A touch of luxury' added to the claim of '4 luxurious rolls' and it is evident that Andrex have produced a superior product. In terms of branding, 'Andrex' is strapped across the front in huge letters, and underneath the Andrex puppy is present on the front of the packaging, it almost wouldn't be the same without it! There is a picture of the product itself on the front as well and it is depicted as a brownish creamy color (it seems that was a promotional pack, possibly something to do with the launch, because the picture isn't shown anymore). To be honest, I looked at the picture and thought, 'it's never going to look like that, surely toilet paper can't look that nice...'.
Boy was I wrong, it did have that exact color, and add to that the velvety smooth texture and it really feels like a premium product. They are 3-ply I believe, but if they aren't they certainly feel like they are. There are 160 sheets in every roll and they are about 12m in length, which is less than other offerings, including other Andrex products. However you do not need as much as it is thicker and softer and just much nicer to use so, in my experience, has lasted significantly longer than cheap, thin rolls.
Overall I love the product and find it hard to go back to anything else! Highly recommended although the price may be a slight stumbling block.
I am not one for buying lavish loo roll for the sake of it; I like value for money as well as quality and tend to buy packs that are on offer rather than a particular brand or quality. Saying that however Andrex is a brand that I like a lot and this Andrex Shea butter pack is one that I will go for the most out of their range.
Andrex is one of the top selling and oldest toilet roll brands in the UK, starting in 1972 and the first 2-ply tissue made. It is probably most renowned for the cute Andrex Labrador retriever puppy used in their advertising campaigns. I had a treasured Andrex puppy teddy as a child that went everywhere with me and I even bought a leather dogs collar for!
The Andrex Shea butter range is a relatively new toilet tissue and part of their 'A Touch of Luxury' series. The packaging is a rich, velvety brown coloured plastic that holds the rolls together, it looks almost like silk. The fronts of the packs have the Andrex branding and puppy dog on along with the enriched with Shea butter description. These are available in packs of 4, 9 and 12 rolls with the 4 packs costing around £1.98 and the 9 pack £4.94.
The toilet roll itself is an off white/cream/yellow colour to look at and has a ribbed or striped pattern running down the sheets. The loo roll feels very thick and strong compared to cheaper rolls, including some of Andrex's own normal toilet tissues. This is both a plus and minus in my book, as you generally need to use less of it than you would normally, but at the same time you will end up having less sheets per roll than a thinner toilet roll.
The Shea butter rolls are said to be approximately 12 metres in length and have an average of 160 sheets per roll, which is a lot less than the 241 sheets on the Andrex White Toilet Tissue roll. With this roll you have quality rather than quantity and you can feel it. The toilet tissue is very soft and silky to touch and thus very pleasant to use. It is enriched with the silky softness of Shea Butter which gives it this quality and a hint of a flowery scent which is a pleasant and unique quality in a toilet roll! I tend to use loo rolls rather than packs of tissues to blow my nose I noticed this straight away.
Overall I really like this toilet roll and will buy it if it is on offer in the supermarket, I would not pay over the odds for a luxurious toilet roll, but it is a nice treat!