I'm on a quest to find the best toilet paper for the money. Actually, I'm trying to get the best bang for my buck on lots of consumer goods, but this one is at the top of my list.
My experience with cheap, no-name TP has not been good. Yes, the price is very low, but it seems as though one has to use three times as much of it to be effective, which pretty much wipes out the savings.
The big name brands these days give a choice of "soft" and "strong"; I can't really tell that much difference in the two.
I posed the question about which TP is best on Facebook and got some feedback from a few friends. One brand was mentioned by three different people who are widely separated geographically and do not know one another: Scott 1000. So I bought a few rolls. I haven't tested it yet, but we're almost out of the other kind. Then we'll see.
Here's an interesting thing: Consumer Reports gives Scott 1000 a terrible ratting. Click on the picture to see it better:
Is Consumer Reports out of touch with real people? I'm about to find out.
Dear readers, if you buy a brand you think is the best deal for the money... not cheapest price per roll, mind you, but the cheapest in the long run... let me know in a comment.
And yes, I do remember the days when we used Montgomery Ward and Sears catalogues. You tore out a page, wadded it up tight to get the slickness out, then straightened it out and folded it into a square. That way you also had something to read while you sat in the outhouse and pondered.