Top Brand or Substitute?

Designer clothes are one thing but some people will only use the Top Brands of household items. Personally I don’t care where I buy my groceries or toiletries as long as I get value for money and flavour accordingly for foodstuffs.

I’ve done posts on loo paper insomuch as sheets per roll, emblems, puppies and patterns.
In the cottage, we had to stick with the original Andrex loo rolls as they didn’t block the shallow drainpipes leading to our cess pit. Recycled, cushioned, coloured and triple ply paper never seemed to disintegrate fully and we had to invest in a set of drain rods.
MSM was on main line sewage, but even she got blockages because of the angle of her waste pipes in both her upstairs bathroom and downstairs cloakroom.
But here’s the thing……………….

The recent pack of Andrex I purchased has the brand name embossed on every sheet.
I’m not talking puppies here, which take up more room and thus you get less sheets per roll anyway, but when looking on the package, sure enough the number of sheets has been reduced again and now you only get 200 per roll instead of the 220 or so of not so long ago, all because the manufacturers think our bums can read. It explains why we seem to be getting through more loo roll, when we’re not, ahem, ‘going’ a lot.

So, I have exited the ranks of Top Brand toilet tissue, and opted for a good quality ‘Shops Own’ equivalent that averages 210 sheets per roll and got twelve rolls for four pounds compared to nine rolls of less quantity for four pounds fifty.
In fact, 8 out of 10 customers prefer it!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Top Brand or Substitute?

  1. Victo Dolore says:

    Considering what you do it, I’d say that certainly was a bargain! 🙂

  2. colinandray says:

    So many store brand products are manufactured by the same company that produces the “high profile” brands. The difference is often cosmetic, so what a lot of people are paying for is simply the brand names. It is always good to at least try generic products before spending the extra!

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