Don’t stop me, I’m on a roll!

I’m reblogging this as once again size matters.
I’ve noticed these past few weeks that Hubby and I seem to be getting through rather a lot of toilet rolls. Our local Lidl ran out of the ones we usually bought but I had a 9 pack in reserve so no problems. When they were available again, the price was still £3.09 for a 9 pack. The problem is you only get 170 sheets per roll now, not 190 as it had been. Those 20 sheets (no, that is not a type LOL) have been sorely missed


Following on from my post yesterday on shopping price hikes.
There will be two women going home today looking at a certain thing in their shopping carts somewhat differently.

I’m talking about toilet rolls.
Yes, I know I’ve mentioned this before, but that was some time ago and things have moved on a bit since then.

These days we don’t buy the giant packs of 12 or 18 as we have nowhere to store the surplus, but then we don’t use so much anyway. No, not an economy drive, but with the shower block here on the marina, we use their facilities a fair bit.

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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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12 Responses to Don’t stop me, I’m on a roll!

  1. cagedunn says:

    Yes, noticed that here, too. Quite a difference, it seems. Not 20 sheets fewer, but 50/60.

      • cagedunn says:

        That number didn’t correspond with what was on the packaging, which was a slight reduction – but I counted them because I didn’t believe our habits had changed enough to go from using one roll every three days to one each day. It’s like weighing out the toothpaste – who would do that except the person who’s obsessive about correct weight? Yes, I did that, and that 50g tube contained only 35g product, the rest was air and packaging. I now make my own toothpaste [and shampoo and hand-soap, and laundry detergent, etc.], and now considering how to make ‘adequate’ toilet paper. Or installing a bidet.

      • They get us all ways Cage.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So true! I don’t buy my large box or cereal now as it’s too expensive. It took a massive hike from $7 to $10 overnight. Plus we have to remember we are actually buying a bag of air…the cereal is the added extra lol

  3. murisopsis says:

    I can relate! The ice cream used to come in gallons and half gallons. They slowly changed the size so now it takes one and a third packages for a couple recipes I have that include ice cream!

    • Sizes are changing but they’re crafty as those items are ‘out of stock’ for a little while, then customers are so pleased to see them back on the shelf, they don’t notice.

  4. Carol anne says:

    the prices on toilet roll here have skyrocketed also! I get mine in Aldi and I noticed a difference. X

    • The last ones we got from Aldi were hard and scratchy so we took them back for a refund. Lidl do an Aloe vera one but that’s been reduced in roll size.

  5. I’m an Aldi-roller myself! It’s never occurred to me to count the sheets!

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