The best and worst toilet paper revealed
CHOICE reviewed more than 30 toilet paper rolls from Coles, Woolworths and more.
The average Aussie goes through 88 toilet rolls each year - or just under two per week - so it’s worth making sure your toilet paper is easy on both your wallet and backside.
CHOICE has reviewed more than 30 toilet paper products from Coles, Woolworths, Kleenex, Who Gives A Crap, Quilton and more to help Aussies find the best option.
“The range of toilet paper products on offer these days can be a bit overwhelming, but ultimately a good quality toilet paper comes down to a few key things,” CHOICE director of reviews and testing Matt Steen said.
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“At CHOICE, we test toilet paper for disintegration time, softness, how easily it tears, and its resistance to puncturing.”
Here’s what they found.
Top-scoring toilet paper
The top-scoring loo rolls were from Quilton, with the brands Toilet Tissue Gold 4 ply Softness and Toilet Tissue King Size 25 per cent Larger Sheets in Gold 4 ply both scoring 85 per cent.
“Both Quilton products tied for first place with a very small difference in price as the only divider. Both products scored 90 per cent for their softness and disintegrated nicely with a score of 86 per cent,” Steen said.
But they are not the cheapest toilet rolls on the block, with the Quilton Gold pack currently $0.61 per 100 sheets and the Quilton King Size pack currently $0.63 per 100 sheets.
Best budget toilet paper
Aldi Confidence 3 ply Extra Soft Toilet Tissue was named the best budget-friendly toilet paper, with CHOICE experts giving it a 82 per cent rating.
At $0.22 per 100 sheets, the Aldi option is almost a third cheaper by sheet than Quilton’s top-scoring rolls.
“If you’re looking for a great alternative to our top scorers, this Confidence product is your best bet. It scored the same softness rating of 90 per cent as our winners, and at [less than] 30 cents per 100 sheets it's much more cost effective,” Steen said.
Worst toilet paper
The worst performer was Oobamboo Bamboo Unbleached Toilet Rolls 3 ply, which the experts scored 43 per cent. It currently rings in at $0.56 per 100 sheets.
“Oobamboo’s toilet paper received a shocking 0 per cent in our disintegration test, taking over 20 minutes to break up. If you want a smooth functioning sewage system we recommend you steer clear of this toilet paper,” Steen said.
“The Oobamboo toilet rolls are also a whopping $40.00 per packet, one of the most expensive products we tested. Aside from a reasonable separation score, there is little positive we can say about this toilet paper.”
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