Dutch Supermarket Invites Shoppers To Pop A Squat And Try Out Different Brands Of Toilet Paper

Dutch Supermarket Invites Shoppers To Pop A Squat And Try Out Different Brands Of Toilet Paper

I know, I know — we’ve all got our favorite brand of toilet paper, the only one you want coming in contact with your precious rumps. But maybe you don’t really know what the difference feels like between different brands — because really, how often do you buy multiple kinds of TP and test them all out? More often if you live near one Dutch supermarket. [More]

Toilet Paper Started Out 4.5 Inches Square

Toilet Paper Started Out 4.5 Inches Square

Earlier this week we shared with you the tragic Shrink Raying of Walmart’s White Cloud toilet paper from 4.2 inches by 4 inches to 3.9 inches by 4 inches. Yes, that’s a pretty small difference, even if it does result in an obvious height difference when you set old and new rolls side by side. What you may not realize is that our modern rolls would look puny next to your grandparents’ toilet paper. [More]

Would You Ever Be Able To Forgo Using Toilet Paper?

Would You Ever Be Able To Forgo Using Toilet Paper?

Every time you wipe in the bathroom, you’re basically flushing money down the toilet, not to mention creating well, waste with your waste. But is there any way you could ever do away with the whole thing and not use toilet paper? [More]

Stupid Shipping Gang Protects My Toilet Paper With Even More Wads Of Paper

Stupid Shipping Gang Protects My Toilet Paper With Even More Wads Of Paper

Amazon really cares whether your packages arrive safely, no matter what they are. How much do they care? Reader Tony reports that when he ordered toilet paper from Amazon, it arrived in a huge box stuffed with brown paper. [More]

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Call It Desheeting Or Bulking Up: Any Way You Wipe It, It’s Less Toilet Paper At The Same Price

Regular readers of Consumerist are familiar with what we call the Grocery Shrink Ray, that phenomenon wherein an item sold at X price at a retailer shrinks in size but still costs X amount. In the toilet paper and tissue industry it’s called “desheeting”  or even “bulking up” instead but essentially means the same thing: less product, same price, which means more money for the item’s makers. [More]

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Want Only The Best Toilet Papers? Go To Walmart, Apparently

Toilet paper: almost everyone uses it, but do you put much thought into which brands you buy? Do you have a brand preference, or just pick up the biggest and cheapest package available at Walmart or Costco? Our colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports put on their 2-ply lab coats and got to work stirring, pulling, and caressing various brands of toilet paper to find out which brands really are the best. [More]

Angel Soft Toilet Paper Changes Packaging, Shrink Rays Content While They’re At It

Angel Soft Toilet Paper Changes Packaging, Shrink Rays Content While They’re At It

Richard spotted this change to Angel Soft toilet paper while shopping at Walmart. The package has a lovely redesign, but it also no longer brags that it contains “70% more.” Why is that? Well, they’ve shrink rayed the total square footage and number of sheets while keeping the price the same. [More]

Testing For The Best Toilet Paper For Treating Your Tushie Right

Testing For The Best Toilet Paper For Treating Your Tushie Right

Let’s face it. using the right brand of toilet paper for most people is a matter of personal choice. But did you know that there’s a whole slew of tests that experts use to evaluate TP? After all, you’ve got to treat your delicate parts right. [More]

Lack Of Toilet Paper Leads Angry Hotel Guest To Do $2090 Worth Of Damage

Lack Of Toilet Paper Leads Angry Hotel Guest To Do $2090 Worth Of Damage

When you have a problem with something missing from your hotel room, there are usually better ways to channel your frustration than by going on a rampage that results in more than $2,000 in damage. [More]

Toilet Paper-Plagued Idaho River Finally Flushed Clean

Toilet Paper-Plagued Idaho River Finally Flushed Clean

An Idaho truck mishap that left a river clogged with massive rolls of disintegrating, unprocessed toilet paper has finally been cleaned up after weeks of efforts by clean-up crews. The upper Lochsa River was clogged with the waste, foiling sanitation efforts until recently. [More]

Why Is The Quilted Northern Tube Wider But The Square Footage The Same?

Why Is The Quilted Northern Tube Wider But The Square Footage The Same?

Here’s a conundrum. Reader Jim bought a new 12-pack of Quilted Northern Three-Ply and noticed that the diameter of the cardboard tube inside was about a quarter of an inch larger than his old roll. Both packages said they contained 266.6 square feet of booty-wiping tissue and the total thickness of the rolls was the same. So what’s going on? Are these simply a more efficient — however you wish to definite it — version of TP? Inquiring minds want to know. [More]

Scott Rolls Out Tube-Free Toilet Paper To Reduce Waste

Scott Rolls Out Tube-Free Toilet Paper To Reduce Waste

The toilet paper business is going down the drain — literally. Starting this week, Kimberly-Clark has begun selling Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper that won’t have you throwing out or recycling anything when the roll is finished. [More]

Grocery Shrink Ray Zaps Scott Toilet Paper

Grocery Shrink Ray Zaps Scott Toilet Paper

While watching his kids play around with less-than-sanitary but delightfully inexpensive empty toilet paper rolls, Art discovered the height of the newer rolls had shrunk. This is definitely the work of the dreaded Grocery Shrink Ray. [More]

Should College Students In Dorms Have To Buy Their Own Toilet Paper?

Should College Students In Dorms Have To Buy Their Own Toilet Paper?

Often, one of the perks of living in a dorm at college is the housekeeping, which dumps the trash, hoses down the bathroom and refills depleted toilet paper rolls in the stalls. But at Texas A&M, students in dorms may soon be responsible for having to supply their own TP. [More]

Quilted Northern Justifies Shrinking Its TP

Quilted Northern Justifies Shrinking Its TP

Ed wrote to Georgia-Pacific about its grocery shrink ray zapping of Quilted Northern toilet paper. The company consoles Ed and all his fellow wipers by saying the sheet count is only “slightly reduced:”

Northern Hopes You Don't Notice Your Shrinking Toilet Paper

Northern Hopes You Don't Notice Your Shrinking Toilet Paper

Many readers have reported the Grocery Shrink Ray strike on Northern toilet paper, but today Jack and Richard sent us photographic evidence, and even calculations of exactly how much paper consumers are losing out on.

Comfort Wipe: For When You Just Can't Wipe Yourself Anymore

Comfort Wipe: For When You Just Can't Wipe Yourself Anymore

Do you need help wiping your own behind? Do you just not like touching toilet paper, and want a plastic device to do it for you? It’s a good thing that you live in 21st-century America, because the Comfort Wipe is here to help you.

How Badass Is Your Butt-Wipe? Consumer Reports Tests Toilet Paper

The “Wet Strike” test, seen in this video, is one of the ways Consumer Reports tests toilet paper. They stretch the paper over a beaker, wet it, and then dribble lead pellets onto it from a funnel. The paper that holds the most pellets is the strongest. Neat! Results will be unveiled in the May issue.