Wednesday, March 20, 2013

So What's Up With Toilet Paper These Days, Anyway!

You know, I liked shopping a lot better when there were four choices of toilet paper...Charmin, Northern, Scott, Store Brand.  I mean, really, who needs an entire aisle devoted to toilet paper?

Today's choices include super-soft, double-roll, 12-packs, 6-pack double rolls, 12-pack double rolls, two-ply, one-ply, you-name-it-they-got-it.

Weirdly, the 12-pack doesn't seem to last as long as the old standard four-pack. Or is it just us at our house, over-doing the necessities of life?

Take a look at the size of the cardboard roll. I swear it's much larger in diameter than the oldies. That means less paper. And take a look at the width? I swear it's not as wide as it used to be.  Wish I could find me some old-fashioned tissue and just measure.

I don't remember having to buy toilet paper as often in years past. A four-pack would last quite awhile. Or maybe we weren't wiping our butts much in those days. But I THINK we did. I don't remember ever NOT doing that.

Oh, hey, our grocery store now and then has a coupon in their ad for a 69-cent toilet paper.  It comes in a four-pack and I kid you not, it appears to be small enough for a doll house. That may be a slight exaggeration, but only slight.  It's miniature!  Anyone can see that! Who do they think they are fooling?

Who would think toilet paper manufacturers would set out to bamboozle America?

And is anyone noticing?

So what's YOUR favorite brand these days?


Debby said...

Very timely post. Tim and I are trying to figure out how it is possible that we are using more TP now that the five kids are gone. We don't have a favorite brand. We just buy whats on sale. That being said, Tim is very persnickety when he tries something that does NOT work...

Diane said...

Scott brand, original. On sale 20 packs on Amazon. Lasts a long time.

Maryann said...

I do think the cardboard rolls are getting bigger, size getting smaller, have you noticed other things, like shredded cheese now 7 ounce instead of 8, spaghetti sauce 28 ounces instead of 32. Just a tad smaller so we won't notice

Sandy said...

And I thought I was the only one who felt that way! I swear I buy more toilet paper now that I live alone than I did when I was buying for a family of 5. What is up with that. I mentioned it to my girlfriends a while back and they just laughed at me....