Even though we tend to shop on price quite a bit in our household and, as a result of that, don’t always buy the same brand twice in a row, there are a few products that we have a brand that we will stick with regardless of price.
One of these items has always been toilet paper. Specifically, for the past few years, we have bought nothing but Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper; even when the other brands were on sale for less. In fact, we usually get coupons for other brands and those almost always end up in the recycle bin without even the least bit of consideration.
However, that loyalty was recently tested to the point where my wife and I have now made a change (at least for the time being) to another brand.
In terms of overall quality, I don’t have any major complaints about the Charmin Ultra Soft brand. I won’t say we enjoy using it. But, compared to some of the sand-paper-like brands of toilet paper that are out there, we have always appreciated the fact this brand really was as soft as advertised.
The Charmin Ultra Soft also offered quite a bit in terms of absorbency. We could get cleaned up with it with quite a bit less pieces than with other brands. And, unlike many other brands, we didn’t have an issue where the paper would fall apart and leave residue behind.
In fact, I really don’t have any complaints about this product except one; the quantity.
When we first started buying the Charmin Ultra Soft, this was not a problem. We could buy a pack of four rolls and it would last us a month. Now, we are lucky if it lasts us a week. At first, I thought it was because we were using more. But, even if that was the case, I know we aren’t using four times as much and I can only assume the company made some sort of change; especially since we aren’t running into the same issue with our new brand (which, from what we can tell, doesn’t have any more sheets than the Charmin did).
I haven’t ruled out going back to the Charmin Ultra Soft at a later time and, as far as quality is concerned, it is still my favorite brand. But, if changing brands means I don’t have to replace the roll as much, they are no longer going to be purchased exclusively.