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ragerdude
04-09-2010, 10:49 AM
So, what is your favorite brand of toilet paper? (If your brand has more than one variety, please specify which one.)

I'm looking for something that is strong (won't fall apart) and soft (not like sandpaper).

Thanks!

DCnDC
04-09-2010, 10:52 AM
My GF buys the Seventh Generation shit that's only slightly better than Scott, so I try to beat her to the store when we're running low and spend the extra couple of bucks for Charmin(there's the blue one and the red one; I can't tell any difference between them) or Cottonelle.

silenus
04-09-2010, 10:54 AM
Cottonelle is the favorite around my house. Soft, super-strong and you can get away with using so much less of it.

Winston Smith
04-09-2010, 10:54 AM
Scott is hands-down the best TP out there. I used to be a Charmin man (double roll) but the pipes in my house won't take it.

wonky
04-09-2010, 11:24 AM
Charmin Basic. That's the red one, I think.

D_Odds
04-09-2010, 11:27 AM
Charmin is my first choice, but will go for Cottonelle if its on sale at replacement time. Scott's is no better than sandpaper, and I like myself too much to use that.

Sateryn76
04-09-2010, 11:36 AM
Soft and Gentle - a generic Charmin type. Soft enough, but not so much lint on my area and clogging of pipes.

And way cheaper, for something that is literally going to have shit on it ;)

ZipperJJ
04-09-2010, 11:51 AM
We use Cottonelle at my house, and only Cottonelle. I may have been swayed by the extremely cute "spokes-puppy" but I do prefer their "ridges" to anything quilted or flat.

Alice The Goon
04-09-2010, 11:51 AM
Cottonelle is the best- it has cushy ripples, for god's sake!

corkboard
04-09-2010, 11:52 AM
Scott. Everything else feels like I'm wiping my ass with cottonballs infused with lotion. No, thank you. Just give me some paper that will actually do the job and not tear apart.

black rabbit
04-09-2010, 12:01 PM
Scott (or preferably the store-brand alternative) plus a couple of wet wipes keeps everything bright n' shiny.

TheChileanBlob
04-09-2010, 12:46 PM
Scott (or preferably the store-brand alternative) plus a couple of wet wipes keeps everything bright n' shiny.

This, exactly. The cushier brands don't have the structural integrity to wipe adequately. And Scott lasts for freakin EVER! We'd go through a roll a day of Charmin around here.

Omar Little
04-09-2010, 01:49 PM
Angel Soft. Charmin leaves pilly residue on your ass.

ragerdude
04-09-2010, 02:01 PM
Angel Soft. Charmin leaves pilly residue on your ass.

I definitely don't want any pilly residue.

The reason why I'm asking is because I need to buy toilet paper, and I don't want to have to try every possible brand!

breaking-reality
04-09-2010, 02:24 PM
Cottonelle. I get the double rolls and the stuff seems to last forever.

Lacunae Matata
04-09-2010, 02:24 PM
Angel Soft - soft, less lint than the more expensive brands, easier on the pipes than several other varieties I've found, and, as my 9-year-old daughter says, "It doesn't make me so itchy 'down there.'"

Sateryn76
04-09-2010, 02:31 PM
Angel Soft - soft, less lint than the more expensive brands, easier on the pipes than several other varieties I've found, and, as my 9-year-old daughter says, "It doesn't make me so itchy 'down there.'"

Yes! This one too!

Terraplane
04-09-2010, 02:48 PM
Cottonelle. Strong yet soft and it lasts a reasonable amount of time.

mo50
04-09-2010, 07:20 PM
Scott :)

mnemosyne
04-09-2010, 09:20 PM
Random generic store brand (varies depending on the store we happen to be in when we need to buy some). Gets the job done, soft enough, cheap and available in a double roll.

Dallas Jones
04-09-2010, 09:53 PM
Angel Soft. Charmin leaves pilly residue on your ass.

Angel Soft.

Cause it contributes about $65k to our household income each year.

racer72
04-09-2010, 10:43 PM
Member's Mark from Sam's Club. 36 rolls for about $14 and being single, I got a whole year from one package.

kushiel
04-09-2010, 11:06 PM
Royale, followed by Shoppers Drug Mart brand.

I hate Charmin, it's too thick and soft and fluffy. I'd use it as a pillow, but not as toilet paper.

missred
04-09-2010, 11:50 PM
Scott or the store brand equivalent. The double rolls last forever, it's not like wiping your nether regions with the aforementioned pillow and there's no powder or scent to irritate the girly bits (that's important!).

BaconAndEggs
04-10-2010, 06:30 AM
Kirkland toilet paper from CostCo.

PapSett
04-10-2010, 07:16 AM
I recently discovered the WalMart store brand andd it's WONDERFUL. Nice & soft, absorbant, don't have to use much... the perfect toilet paper and it's CHEAP too. How does it get better than that??

kayaker
04-10-2010, 07:23 AM
I do not keep track of what I buy when I buy it. I tend to buy the largest package available (I don't imagine TP will ever be obsolete). I would definitely shy away from whatever it is they fill the dispensers on the PA Turnpike with.;)

EvilTOJ
04-10-2010, 09:02 AM
Kirkland's Best, the generic brand at CostCo. I love it! It's soft and durable. And cheap! It's a cheap asswiper. I really wish they'd buy some for work, they've changed up the grit on the current batch of 'paper' in the bathroom.

KneadToKnow
04-10-2010, 09:51 AM
I normally buy Angel Soft, but based on EvilTOJ's comment and the fact that I'm going to Costco today anyway, I'll probably pick up some Kirkland's.

Countrypolitan
04-10-2010, 09:53 AM
Cotonelle Ultra. After years of government TP, it's a relief to come home to!

Novelty Bobble
04-10-2010, 10:46 AM
UK here, family of four (two little-uns) and bog-roll costs could be astronomical were it not for Tesco value range.

We get through about 2 dozen rolls a month but thankfully that only costs us about 2.50 and it is perfectly strong, soft and absorbent. My arse doesn't know how much it cost and doesn't much care.

( I dread to think how much it would be for anything posher!)

robby
04-10-2010, 10:56 AM
I grew up using the soft stuff, but my wife has been buying Scott for the last 15+ years, so I've gotten used to it. In fact, I've gotten so used to it that I don't particularly like the soft stuff anymore. It feels like wiping with a bunch of cotton balls.

If extra attention is needed, I follow up with wet wipes--they all seem about the same.

Rushgeekgirl
04-10-2010, 12:46 PM
I like Scott or the Kroger brand of Scott. The thicker ones pill, or worse, rip a hole through and I end up stabbing myself with fingernails. That is not a pleasant experience. You'd think if they're thicker it wouldn't be so likely, but the cheaper, thinner kind doesn't ever give me grief.

kushiel
04-11-2010, 12:35 PM
Kirkland toilet paper from CostCo.

Scene: Boss and Sub-boss come back from lunch meeting. Boss is carrying the super mega huge package of Kirkland from Costco. Sub-boss is carrying case of beer.

I'm the only chick working in a bachelor pad business. *grins*

Ibanez
04-11-2010, 08:26 PM
From what I've hear Cottonelle is the cat's meow, when it comes to TP i buy the cheapest considering what its used for and where its going.

Besides a little sand paper does wonders for hemroids relief.

Kkrose
04-11-2010, 08:46 PM
I am a Cottonelle girl myself. I like the ridges and it is soft but not pillowy. Also, it is very often on sale. I wont buy anything else unless the store is out, and then it is a small pack until the Cottonelle is restocked.

Suburban Plankton
04-11-2010, 08:56 PM
We use Cottonelle at my house, and only Cottonelle. I may have been swayed by the extremely cute "spokes-puppy" but I do prefer their "ridges" to anything quilted or flat.
One day, quite a few months ago, my wife and son were at the store, and one of the things they needed to buy was toilet paper. Neither one could remember what brand we usually bought, so my son said "Hey mom, let's get this brand. It has puppies on it!". The next several times we went to the store, we still couldn't remember the brand name, but we knew we liked the "puppy paper", and have been buying it exclusively ever since.

Amblydoper
04-11-2010, 09:00 PM
From what I've hear Cottonelle is the cat's meow, when it comes to TP i buy the cheapest considering what its used for and where its going.

Besides a little sand paper does wonders for hemroids relief.

Cottonelle is NOT more expensive when you factor in the amount you use on each wipe. 2 or 3 squares will get the job done, where the cheap crap take 6 or more.

rowrrbazzle
04-11-2010, 09:39 PM
Any recommendations for single ply?

A while ago I "acquired" a few rolls of institutional TP. One brand was Billow, which does not show up on Google. It wasn't particularly soft, so if I had diarrhea, I'd want something softer. It was single ply and not greatly absorbent. But even taking into account I wound up using more of it because of that, it lasted 2-3 times longer than an average roll!

FYI, Consumer Reports best buys are the aforementioned Costco Kirkland Signature and Walmart White Cloud. Other recommended brands include Quilted Northern Ultra Plush, Cottonelle Ultra, and Scott Extra Soft.

Perciful
04-11-2010, 10:21 PM
I use Scott 1000 sheets. Always have. It doesn't clog the toilet and it lasts a long time.

luv2draw
04-11-2010, 11:07 PM
Cottonelle, Northern or the supermarket brand, double roll. Whichever is on special with the supermarket card.

mhendo
04-11-2010, 11:54 PM
Scott. Everything else feels like I'm wiping my ass with cottonballs infused with lotion. No, thank you. Just give me some paper that will actually do the job and not tear apart.This is exactly my feeling on the subject.

Snickers
04-12-2010, 03:45 PM
Cottonelle Ultra. Occasionally the spouse buys something else and it's no good until we get the Cottonelle back in stock.

Blut Aus Nord
04-12-2010, 04:11 PM
Cottonelle Ultra has been given rigorous testing under the most brutal circumstances and stood its ground, without even irritating the skin, so it deserves the gold.

kittenblue
04-12-2010, 04:13 PM
Cottonelle Double roll. Mom and daughter buy the Charmin, but I think it is way too thick.

SeaDragonTattoo
04-12-2010, 06:44 PM
Walgreen's Big Roll. Single-ply and 1,000 sheets. I wish I knew who makes it for them.

Similar to Scott, but a smidge softer. I bought some on the way home once in a pinch instead of going to the grocery store and now I'll go to Walgreens just for the toilet paper. 4 for $3.

lindsaybluth
04-12-2010, 09:31 PM
Charmin Basic. That's the red one, I think.

Charmin Basic is Orange. It's the best, and believe you me, I've tried them all.

It's strong and soft - but not so soft that it comes apart. And not so strong that you're wiping a pillow across your ass.

Buy a pack. I almost wish I could give you a money-back guarantee if you don't like it cause it's so good.

Avarie537
04-12-2010, 09:37 PM
Charmin - the red kind. I was a Quilted Northern girl my whole childhood, but recently switched to Charmin. They've improved something, because I don't get any pilling on my girly bits, even when stubbly.

gotpasswords
04-13-2010, 07:38 AM
Another vote for the Charmin "red" in the Mega Roll pack.

It doesn't leave massive dingleberries and it also puts out less lint into the bathroom. Mega Roll means you're not changing the roll twice a day either.

Count Blucher
04-13-2010, 07:44 AM
The kind that is in the dispenser and lasts long enough to make sure the job is done. Beats the alternative.

Unless you like digging through your wallet for ATM reciepts.
"$3 ATM fee...!? Take that, Citibank...!"

Serenata67
04-13-2010, 02:45 PM
Charmin Ultra Soft. And I'm not just saying that because my father-in-law makes it.

But if you like it stronger, the Ultra Strong (red pack) is also very good without being sandpaper.

Ann Onimous
04-13-2010, 03:23 PM
Scott or the Kroger brand. Some of the other stuff causes an embarrassing itch.

TruCelt
04-13-2010, 03:59 PM
Scott. I absolutely hate TP that lints or pills. Ugh! It's soft enough and strong enough, and it's the cheapest if you get the 20-pack on sale.

Perciful
04-13-2010, 05:47 PM
Walgreen's Big Roll. Single-ply and 1,000 sheets. I wish I knew who makes it for them.

Similar to Scott, but a smidge softer. I bought some on the way home once in a pinch instead of going to the grocery store and now I'll go to Walgreens just for the toilet paper. 4 for $3.

I know what you mean about waiting for sales. When did touilet paper get so expensive? It was cheap for a long time and then bam it was a dollar a roll!

norinew
04-13-2010, 06:04 PM
Cottonelle or Angel Soft, whichever is on the best sale when we need it.

BigT
04-14-2010, 02:58 AM
Anything softer than the crap at public toilets. That stuff really chaps my hide.

legalsnugs
04-14-2010, 04:14 PM
Zewa, without a doubt. It's strong, soft and doesn't shred upon contact. We use far less of it than we ever did with American brands. And it smells like apricots! We get it at the Tesco here. I don't know if it's sold in the US, but it should be. It's wonderful!

Autolycus
04-14-2010, 07:33 PM
Pine cones.

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