February 5, 2011

this post is about toilet paper

I feel it is my civic duty to warn you all of a product I have had the misfortune of recently happening upon.

Charmin Basic toilet paper.

I try to be a thrifty shopper and usually buy sales and no-name brands. There are a few products that I feel completely justified buying the brand name at full price - toilet paper is one of them. I mean, come on. My toilet paper of choice is Charmin. Although they have terrible commercials with those mangy little bears, their product really is quite superior and I really enjoy it, as much as you can enjoy.... toilet paper. So when I happened upon Charmin Basic- a toilet paper bearing the brand name I trust yet for half the price I normally pay I thought I came upon a real find. WRONG. This is among the worst toilet papers I have ever used. Not only is it 1 ply, it is scratchy, stiff, and is completely void of softness. The anti-soft. I would hate for one of you to fall into the same trap I did. I am painstakingly making my way through my "12 big rolls!" at which point I will wash my hands of it (get it, it's a bathroom joke!!!), walk away and never purchase it again. 

Be ye warned. 


  1. We just got some too. It's awful! Who uses one-ply?

  2. Thanks for the heads up! We are Cottonelle fans but we also use whatever we can find a deal on such as Charmin but we have never used Charmin Basic before. I appreciate the review as I will know to steer clear of this TP. Hope you get through that as quickly as possible. You could always donate it LOL.

  3. I'd just add it to my years supply, or use it for a halloween party for a mummy game or some such nonsense!


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