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Charmin Ultra Soft Clogs Toilet
Posted by DebtorBasher on 12/14/2009
Charmin Ultra Soft
Charmin Ultra Soft
I've never had problems with the toilet clogging. Until we started using Charmin Ultra Soft toilet tissue. My Dad told me he thought it was the 'ultra soft' TP causing it. But I just thought it was him...ya know, Dads have a way of clogging toilets! After the third time calling maintenance to come and unclog our toilet, I told my Dad I was putting him on a liquid diet (Joking of course)...again my Dad claimed it was the Charmin.

Ok...so it's been maybe a month since we've had that problem and all seemed well. Just to note, we have been using Angel Soft and Northern TP. Then it happened.. THREE times in two days that it was clogged again (I did buy a snake like Maintenance uses to avoid the embarrassment of having to call them for the unclogging in this apartment AGAIN). Sure enough, when I looked, it was Charmin Ultra Soft that we were using again. Yeah, I bought it because I didn't believe a toilet paper can actually cause clogging like that. That was only during the use of the second roll of Charmin Ultra Soft. So...I went to the store and bought Angel Soft and again, haven't had any problems since.

We never had any of these problems with regular Charmin...it only seems to be the Ultra Soft. So, we won't be using that anymore.

I'd like to hear from anyone else who may have had this issue as well.

Ejack, I'm afraid to ask...what's your thought?

     
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Posted by andbran on 2009-12-14:
actually i had the same problem. after the plumber came the second time to unclog us he suggested using store brand toilet paper. have not had a clog in 8 months.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
Was it the Charmin Ultra Soft that you were using at the time?
Posted by Principissa on 2009-12-14:
We had that problem with this TP. I use cottonelle now, but aside from the normal cloggings (hotwheels, legos, apples, my son) our clogs doubled using Charmin Ultrasoft.
Posted by andbran on 2009-12-14:
it was the charmin in the red package.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-14:
dang a clog beyond the capacity of a plunger to rectify?

personally i'm using wegman's lower end stuff
but the higher end was fine
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Pep, in this case wouldn't the woord be 'rectalfy'?
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-14:
well it could be like back in ET "A" school where one of my teachers... Rectifiers were called "rectum finders" and Capacitors were called "Cap zap iters"
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Sounds like that toilet needs some new TENANTS!
Never had a TP clog in my life but certain feminine products can cause this.
(H)....I guess
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-14:
yeah. many tampons are listed as flush-able but i've never flushed them
then again when i was on board the navy ships tampons would clog the system so we were told to never flush them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Some are listed as "flushable" Peps? Too funny!
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-12-14:
Oh so you're one of those "cloggers". I know your type. I've been in my house eight years and we have never clogged a toilet, yet we have guests over and low and behold. BTW, I don't find it's the "dads" that seem to have the issues.
Clearly we will need to send Ejack over and do a field test on your equipment with the Charmin.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
I never flush those and my nieces were all informed to never flush them when they started using them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
I agree Slim.
It seems that DB, hasn't learned "TP" etiquette and still uses half a roll after just taking a 'whiz'.

*friggin' 4 year old*
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
Slim...I even told my Dad that he has to use his 'butt muscles' more often when he's doing his duty...I told him he can't flush a log. That's when he blamed it on the Charmin.

And NO I am NOT a clogger! I never had my toilet clog when I lived upstairs by myself.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
DB, you are beginning to gross me out.
Addy, lock it up!!!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
"Lock it up"...yeah, you hear that alot, don't you ZZ! LOL!
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-14:
Redefining the phrase Captain's Log?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
I really didn't expect this thread to go downhill until Ejack signed on...LOL!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
DB, shut it.
"....Captain's log...." *soup coming out of my nose*
Posted by Nohandle on 2009-12-14:
DB, I was advised years ago by the Roto-Rooter (no puns please) guy not to use Charmin period. He recommended Scotts which is what I've purchased ever since. And no, he wasn't here for a toilet issue.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
Hmmmmm...the Rotor Rooter man making a service call to NoHandle's house...and it WASN'T a toilet issue? Ohhh...I see, ok... *Wink* Your secret is safe with The Basher!
Posted by Nohandle on 2009-12-14:
Hey, don't be talking about my guy. He also had had surgery and felt the need to show me his incision. We're on a first name basis in case you were curious. I am serious about the TP, no kidding. Obviously even back then he had seen a problem with the Charmin brand.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
very informative, Miss B. never would have thought tp brand would have anything to do with cloggin' up the ole sewer pipes.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Hmmm....we use this brand of TP. I thought it was my 5 year old nephew who was clogging the toilet all the time
Posted by Principissa on 2009-12-14:
Our plumber said that the reason Charmin toilet paper clogs the toilet is because it is so thick. It has no time to break up and degrade before it gets into the pipes. I've been using cottonelle and have not had any issues with it.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-12-14:
Fascinating.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
DB, you should of called M3C's Custodian! over he would helped you out with the clogs.


Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Leave it to DB, to get an engaging conversation going regarding TOILET PAPER!
What's next DB, the virtues of a "plug" over a "pad?"

*all female members throw shoes at me*
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Hey Poppy why are you badgering the Basher?

Excellent information Basher. Perhaps this tidbit of knowledge will save a marriage or two. Good job!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Thanks for the tip, DB. I don't think I use Charmin ultra soft; but now I won't, should I think to use it in the future.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
ZZ...you seem to know me pretty well...I have had a complaint about Tampax Tampons for over a year now...but I've put off posting it because of the grief I'd get from the 'guys'...but I'm still honestly thinking about posting it...stay tuned!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Still smarting from getting slapped around by Mr. Christbilt, there Stuart?
*laughing* I haven't seen a man get handled here like that since the early days of M3C!

DB, spare us okay? Take that chatter to PALTALK.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
lmao, walter. good one.
Posted by Nohandle on 2009-12-14:
ZZ, why on earth would the female members want to throw shoes at you? We have a much better plan in mind for you my dear.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
LMAO Wally. Sorry Poppy but Wally got you with that one. OUCH!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
King, since Wallyboy has me blocked can you tell me how many words that he missspelled along with the puncuation errors?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Give it up Mop-Boy. Wally owns you.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-14:
hmmm as long as it's soup and not the captain's log coming out of your nose
Posted by Mrs. V on 2009-12-14:
DB, I am very glad to see that SOMEONE else has this very same problem with this TP, ^_^!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Yeah, behind my back.
Posted by Ytropious on 2009-12-14:
Good info DB. I don't believe I've used the ultra soft, but I have used the ultra strong with no problems. You'd think the stronger one would cause a toilet to clog but I guess not. My husband and I usually use angel soft anyway, it's cheap and effective!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
Mrs. V...no matter how much fun the clown's poke at me for posting this...I needed to know if others had the same problem...and if they did, then my posting this along with the experience of others, will HELP other consumers in the future.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Just soup, Peps.
What is the food like when you are "on a float" Peps?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
DB, it helps if you have running water, you know?
They'll never get Lake Erie cleaned up if deadbeats like you don't pay their water bills!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
I use angel soft, never clogged up my shytter.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
I'm a 'renter'...I don't HAVE to pay water bills...Einstein!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
Yeah Wally, but you're still eating baby food and haven't been potty trained yet. *snickering*
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Well some "renters" do, Delta. *burn*
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
Well...THIS one never did and THIS one is the one you're talking about!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Poppy I'd quit while I was ahead. LMAO, Basher and Wally are on fire today.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
I wish I could see the Drivel that dullard is posting.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Stop eating those dang Basher burgers, no wonder your pops is clogging up the toilet if he eats that drek.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Well Stewart, you sure as h@ll should have last week!
How can a 23 year old cherry get one over on me unless he has me blocked not to mention the OP that doesn't know what a "courtesy flush" is?!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Wally, finally has a friend on here!
http://www.my3cents.com/showReview.cgi?id=68338
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
ZZ... that review of "information" makes my eyes bleed.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Outstanding review in all aspects, huh BKK?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
Listen here my Zman..a "courtesy flush" is for smell...not clogs!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Actually it's good for both Basher not that you would know anything about that because we all know that your poop doesn't stink.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Shows what you know, Tidy Bowl Girl. How about lingering WASTE?!!!
Posted by Principissa on 2009-12-14:
Actually in my house it's for clogs. I crossed stitched a little sign for the bathroom that says " Please be kind and courtesy flush after 10 minutes, our pipes will thank you!"
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Now the thirteen year old can clog a toilette with nothing more than his type 3 bristol stool.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Thank you, Princi.
Stewart, we are talking about indoor plumbing here.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-14:
"I'm a 'renter'...I don't HAVE to pay water bills"

Same here.
Though when I lived in Virginia Beach they charged us water - but it was a combined bill for 4 apartments. So, one person's overuse would be charged to everyone else too.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
"lingering WASTE"??? LOL...WHERE do you come up with this stuff, Zman? Excuse me for using the words of a very wise M3C man...You crack me up!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
I can answer that one Basher it was the nickname father Zz called little ZZ. Hey, Lingering Waste, get daddy a beer.
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2009-12-14:
Problem solved! Here is a nice article on how to make your own reusable cloth toilet wipes.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/863469/how_to_make_your_own_reusable_cloth.html?cat=46

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
SICK!!
Why not just wear a diaper?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-12-14:
Large tree leaves would be even more eco friendly.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
JKT: Tell that to the first poor schmuck that tried to use Poison Ivy leaves!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
I've always had good luck with Northern bathroom tissue. No toilet clogs and no cruddleberries left on or around your bum. :)
Posted by old fart on 2009-12-14:
good 'ole Northern does the job and is only slightly abrasive!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
Thank you Hugh...what would we do without your helpful advice? LOL...So, what do they do with it after they use it? Put it in the clothes hamper until laundry day? Have them monogrammed so people will know which ones are theirs? Have special ones hanging there for, 'Guests"? LOL!
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2009-12-14:
You ask DB, Hugh delivers....."You will also need to rethink your bathroom set up. You will need a holder for the clean toilet wipes. A pretty basket or a small box could hold the clean toilet wipes. You also have to have somewhere to put the used toilet wipes. A small flip or swing type can works well, but anything with a lid will do the trick. Some people hang a wet bag (waterproof drawstring or zipper bag) near the toilet for the used toilet wipes."

Any crafters here? This could be just the thing to sell at your next craft fair!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
I'll tell ya what...if I ever used those in my house, Ejack would NEVER be invited to visit! LOL!
Posted by rtta on 2009-12-14:
I dont use wo ply anything in my house. The stuff they sell nowadays is thick as papertowels. And why do women have to use half a roll of toilet paper just to pee?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-12-14:
TREE not vine
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-12-14:
zz - food quality. eh it depends.

if we haven't had supplies for a while it can get kinda skimpy. rusty lettuce, spoiled milk, out of juice and soda

sometimes it's just ... "wtf is that?"
like barbeque fish or... ooh look green beans... with pigs feet? (i wish i wasn't joking)

but now i'm a civilian so my food is whatever i want - or can afford etc.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
What the heck are you talking about, Pepper? LOL!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-14:
Read the thread DB!

Pig feet on a float, Peps? No way!! BBQ'd FISH?!!!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
It's MY thread ZZ...and I still don't know what the heck y'all are yapping about.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2009-12-14:
Usually the "ultra" toilet papers require fewer squares to do the job...you may need only 6-8 squares of Charmin Ultra to do the same job as 16 squares of the thinner tissue. Also, it depends on the condition of the plumbing leading out of the toilet. If the "soil pipe" contains a lot of rust, roots (try flushing some Rooto down the toilet), or other deposits (even BM's that have stuck to the pipe surfaces over the years), a toilet would clog when "ultra" TP's are used. In my apartment, the toilet plumbing is in good shape...I've used Charmin Ultra, other "ultra" TP's, as well as wet wipes or baby wipes...those flush down with no problems, as long as I don't use too much at once. I would typically use about 6-8 squares of an "ultra" TP before flushing...it's better to flush 2 or more times than to poop, wipe, and flush in one operation. Some toilet plumbing can't take all that down in one flush. Also, the newer 1.6 gallon/flush toilets (mandated by law now) don't perform as well as the older 3.5 to 5 gallon/flush toilets.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2009-12-14:
Maybe this thread needs to be moved to poopreport.com http://www.poopreport.com
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-14:
Thanks GN! My Dad says he only uses two squares...that's what he says...LOL! I use more than two to blow my nose!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-15:
I think that's Ejack's personal webpage!
Posted by Mrs. V on 2009-12-16:
DB, is your Dad ex-military, by any chance?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-17:
Yes, my Dad was a Bomber in the Army in WW2.
Why? Did they have to ration the TP to only two squares?
Posted by Skye on 2009-12-17:
Very well written and helpful. Good read!
Posted by Mrs. V on 2009-12-17:
Yep, all military were trained to use only 2 squares. My Dad still does, too lol.
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-12-17:
Tell your old man to stop eating so much cheese and using half of the roll to wipe his ass. Whats he doing....taking a dump and the turd breaks off half way out of his ass?
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-12-17:
Course it helps to have a top of the line Ferguson toilet like a I do along with some good plumbing. Anytime I drop a load..it usually looks like a bear crapped in my commode...but the Fergie swallows it all along with the toilet paper all in one flush. There's no "Backwash" of fecal matter and toilet paper with a Fergie unlike some commodes. The worse commode I ever sat on and performed miserably is a Kohler.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-17:
Uhhhhhhh...yeah....uhhhhh...thanks Ejack....your input was well worth the wait! LOL!
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-12-18:
Glad I could be of service Basher. :)
Posted by elreymomo on 2009-12-27:
Happened to us this summer, thought it was 'feminine' products going into bowl, precipitated a bit of a fracas. Anyway, Scott tissue less soft, cheaper and better for plumbing.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-27:
I agree Elreymomo, many people think that at first.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2010-01-13:
I use Charmin's Ultra Strong and Ultra Soft TP and I haven't had a clogged toilet yet and I have had all manors of clogs there. I guess it'll all come out in the end. This conversation is just ripe for comment. Ahhhhhhh....someone stop me...I can't stop.
Posted by interceptor on 2010-01-13:
Moved From Other Review: I was a handyman for 5 years. I unclogged 5 toilets. Each customer was using Charmin, not Ultra Charmin.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-13:
So, in the 5 years of being a handyman... only 5 toilets you unclogged, the culprit was Charmin not ultra Charmin. Not very impressive, at all. I don't see how that would make your findings proven that it was Charmin not ultra Charmin, with only 5 toilets to compare.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-13:
*burn*
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-13:
lol @ ZZ... as if. :-)
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-13:
*smiles*
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2010-01-14:
elreymomo (12/27/2009)
Rate user >

Happened to us this summer, thought it was 'feminine' products going into bowl, precipitated a bit of a fracas. Anyway, Scott tissue less soft, cheaper and better for plumbing.

Apparently tampons and maxi pads can plug up a toilet as well. Scottissue...sure there's 1000 sheets per roll, but you're using twice as much as the ultras to do the same job...but it's rough "where it really counts."
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-14:
We never use Charmin Ultra Soft but this is some good info to remember. We almost always buy the Costco brand two ply. Good price and a pretty decent TP.
Posted by waterbury01 on 2010-01-18:
So lessons learned in this review, Charmin is bad for toliets. DebtorBasher doesn't flush feminine hygiene products and has a dad who produces way too much "toliet material"...All in all...a productive day.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2010-01-18:
DebtorBasher (12/14/2009) Rate user > Select a ratingInappropriate Content/User HarassmentReport SpamNot Helpful or Not ReleventHelpful Advice
Slim...I even told my Dad that he has to use his 'butt muscles' more often when he's doing his duty...I told him he can't flush a log. That's when he blamed it on the Charmin.

Could be a "Yule Log", since this was posted so close to Christmas.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-01-21:
You guys are crazzzzy!
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-21:
20 fuzzies over toilet paper, who would have thought it possible? This beats the coffee pot and frozen TV dinner dredge.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-01-21:
Yeah...I didn't know that until I got notified of a helpful vote today, and I got one on my old Turbo Drain thingy today too.
Posted by NotAGoodLook on 2010-01-28:
OMG - 2Funny! I love Charmin, BUT I had to stop using it for this very reason....it is too thick to flush. I guess we just need better septic tanks.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-11-26:
WOW!!! My review made it to the big times! I'm famous! LOL!!!!

http://lucianore.girlshopes.com/clogging2009/
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-26:
Aw so many former and lost members posted on this review *sniff*
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-11-26:
I agree Little...Man-O-Man, I sure miss ZZ!
I didn't realize this review was from last year...seems like just a few months ago.....
Posted by hawkiowan on 2011-01-21:
Thanks for this posting. I couldn't figure out what was going on w/our plumbing but I do think this is the brand we've been buying recently. We'll try something else for awhile! Hoping to avoid $$$ for a plumber!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-06-06:
I have switched to Angel Soft. I don't use anymore of those ultra soft anybands....
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-06:
All TP will clog toilets if too much is used. But Charmin is very thick and the closest thing to linen that you'll ever use in a TP. It's like flushing a washcloth.
Posted by MRM on 2011-06-06:
Ript, which is why I dispose paper in trash can if Im using several folds of paper or needing several wipes.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-06:
Basher why do you resurrect this review every few months? You looking for helpful votes from the newbies?
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-06:
The Chinese put the TP in the trash too MRM.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-06-06:
I'm glad DB pulled this review out of the hopper.

I use regular old Charmin, and have been for years. Slides off my bottom and down the drain - no complaints.

I seem to recall we tried this ultrasoft stuff at my mom's house, and it was crap. How ironic is that?
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-06:
Come on yaya all of m3c wants to know what kinda TP Basher uses. *scandalous*
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-06-06:
I would have guessed that DB doesn't need or use TP.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-06-06:
Actually YaYa...I was brought back to this review thanks to a 'helpful' vote I got in my notifications...I clicked on the link to see which review it was for. I responded to hawkiowan, thinking it was a newly posted comment and it was him/her who voted the review. It wasn't until I just read your comment that made me look at the date of hawkiowan's comment...only to find it wasn't just posted.

But...you are excused and you can move on if you'd like.
Posted by keenest37 on 2011-08-07:
I agree, always buy Scotts but I was at CVS, knew we were out and this was on sale. It clogs our toilet one out of every four uses. Plus they are cheap, their coupons always require you buy two packs.
Posted by Aaron on 2013-06-11:
I am currently also having trouble with charmin ultra soft.
I have owned this house for 10 years, and have never had plumbing problems, the toilets flush like champs every time.
I have a small flood in my basement, as a utility drain tied to the sewer seems to be backed up at least 10' towards the street.
( I did get 3/4 I the way through a 16 triple roll pack of charmin though, haha)
First and last time using this brand in my house.
Hopefully I can get this unplugged.
Posted by arbonnehousewife on 2013-09-02:
At this very second we have a roto router guy fixing our plumbing. We have a massive tree in our yard and thought it was that's, he said he didn't pull out any roots and asked if we used charmin... We have ever since we move in our house. 188.00 for a plumbing bill I will NEVER buy that stuff again.
Posted by Marty on 2014-02-24:
Just had plumber here for 6 hours on a weekend. House 32 yrs old. Problem - piece of duct tape in line which caught Charmin extra soft and eventually blocked entire system. Plumber said right away-don't use Charmin.
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Charmin Mega Roll Stealth Shrinkage
Posted by BandG on 01/03/2011
Silently, and in the company's expectation that most consumers will not notice, the 6-pack Mega-Roll package of CHarmin toilet tissue has shrunk
from 400 sheets to 352 sheets, 12% less, AT THE SAME PRICE!
P & G, in the company of other big consumer product corporations, assumes
American consumer is stupid, and unobservant, and they are right most of the time.
     
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Posted by trmn8r on 2011-01-03:
This same suggestion is made anytime the quantity/$ goes down - that the company is intending to fool the consumer.

In one way, companies are ALWAYS trying to manipulate the consumer through marketing. They have only a few options when ECONOMICS force them to make a change. Raise the price, reduce the quantity, change the ingredients/manufacture, lose money.

My suggestion to you would be think about what you would do when the cost of production increases. Decrease the quantity and put "new smaller rolls" on the side? Raise the price?

My guess is this was not done to increase profits, but to keep them the same.

Posted by Inat on 2011-01-03:
maybe it is thicker? while counting sheets, did you use a micrometer to measure the thickness?
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-01-03:
Inat, you made me wonder if they have a couple of different "MegaRoll" products. Like extra cushy on the tooshy, regular cushy on the tooshy.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2011-01-03:
I remember reading where Charmin reduced the size of the Mega Rolls so they would fit in a standard toilet paper roll holder. The earlier, larger Mega Rolls required the use of an adapter if they did not fit your roll holder. I think the new Mega Roll packages also said "Fit Guaranteed".
Posted by Skye on 2011-01-03:
It's not just Charmin. Scott's is also doing this. Did they think I would not notice how it is stil the same amount of sheets, but the roll is smaller in width. It no longer fits quite right on the roll holder on the wall.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-01-04:
Add Marcal to the list. I always buy either Scott or Marcal 1,000 sheet rolls in the 20-pack bundle. Lately, I've been buying Marcal because it goes on sale more frequently than Scott. I was wondering why we were suddenly going through the 1,000 sheets so quickly, and upon taking a closer look noticed that each sheet has been reduced by at least one-third the original size. That's quite a reduction when combined with the reduced width. I'm almost tempted to count the sheets to see if there are still 1,000.
Posted by Nancy on 2013-09-20:
The other thing I noticed about Charmin toilet tissue is that they're wound more loosely on the rolls. Now, do they really think that we're that stupid that these little tricks will go unnoticed?
Posted by RAK on 2013-09-27:
Noticed in my newest package of Charmin Mega Rolls that the t.p. roll has been shortened NOW! Soon it won't even be hand width - what a challenge that'll be. Enjoying the "GO" even less when suspicious of marketing foolery. Time to check out the competition!!

Posted by Meg Brown on 2013-09-29:
I was a dedicated Charmin "mega-roll" user, but no more. Not only are there fewer sheets per roll, but the rolls are more narrow (I would guess by 1 1/2 inches), and the cardboard tube is larger. Additionally, the paper is now embossed, which indicates to me that it the paper is now thinner, and has been embossed in order to "plump it up". I will buy Costco's own brand from now on as I don't like to be cheated.
Posted by RAK on 2013-10-14:
I did check out the competition and DID NOT purchase Charmin t.p. today! No longer a dedicated customer.
Posted by NanaLala on 2013-11-04:
Charmin Mega rolls originally had like 700 sheets and you had to have the roll expander to be able to use them on regular toilet paper dispensers. When I bought "Mega Rolls" yesterday they had dropped from 330 to 327. Bidets are looking better all the time...... It is ridiculous soon the regular roll will have 10 sheets!
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Toilet Paper
Posted by Nyoka on 12/17/2009
I have been using Charmin Plus 1 ply since it came on the market. It was wonderful. Now you have completely changed it and it is horrible. When you use it, it disintegrates into tiny pieces. Half of them are on the floor and the other half are sticking to you.

I know hundreds of people are complaining. Please, please go back to the original formula.
     
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Posted by goduke on 2009-12-17:
OK. I just have to ask. You're having conversations with hundreds of people about toilet paper?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
Do you find that it clogs up your toilette?
Posted by goduke on 2009-12-17:
The paper or the conversations?
Posted by Class Advocate on 2009-12-17:
Can't be the paper. 50% on author; 50% on floor. Ergo, 0% in toilet.
Posted by skelly39 on 2009-12-17:
Snap.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
Angel soft, is a good brand of Tp.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-17:
Nyoka...Yeah...I know what you mean!

http://www.my3cents.com/showReview.cgi?id=68321
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-12-17:
what a well written and informative review.

very helpful.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
DB, stop promoting your lousy review!
Perhaps the OP should start buying 2 ply tissue instead.
In my experience(s) 1 ply never did the job for me, therefore you have to use twice as much each time.
Not a thrifty way to go. IMO
(BA)
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-17:
Lousy? You just wait and see if it doesn't make the front page of the M3C newsletter...and NEW YORK TIMES!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
It got you your 6th star Basher
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
Back page of the National Enquirer?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-17:
Awww, c'mon Z boo
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-12-17:
Yeah...you tell 'im Sheriff..."BOOOOOOOOOOO"!!!!!!!!
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Change in Charmin Mega Roll Bath Tissue - Width and Sheets.
Posted by Kacky08 on 03/14/2014
SPARKS, NEVADA -- My mega roll used to fit snug on my tissue roller. Not anymore. It was my favorite tissue. It was worth the extra cost. But sadly not now. Worst yet ! Trying to put one over us as consumers. I decide what products we use in this house and what brand. You do the math. I'm very disappointed with your decision concerning this product, now I wonder how many other products made by your company I need to watch out for.

     
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Posted by Cwazychicken on 2014-03-15:
Seems everyone is being shorted toilet paper lately. I get a big 12 roll pack and that lasts me a good month. I dont measure how much is on it, figure if it gets me through the month, then thats good enough for me. It seems the quantity of things is going down everywhere and prices are going up.
Posted by Paul on 2014-03-17:
Honestly I haven't noticed this. I use this brand, and I just grab a couple of sheets and go, so to speak. You say "worst yet", but I haven't noticed any change at all. The paper itself works like it always has.

If you look closely, you will probably find changes in other products, as it is happening to many these days.
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Posted by Obuffalo2 on 02/27/2014
I buy mine at Sam's. I always buy the best Charmin. When I opened this
pack of Charmin it had not only less sheets, but it was over a 1/4 inch narrower. Yet it was the same price. I take 3 of my friends with me when shopping at Sam's and I insisted they buy the best one. I said you use much less with the best. They bought. Now I'm sorry I suggested it because we got ripped off.
     
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Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2014-03-06:
Sounds like they downsized it. That sort of think has been going for the past few years with many different products. It's a catch 22 for the manufacterer because they can raise prices and keep the product the same, in which case people piss and moan about the price hike or they can reduce the amount of product and keep the price the same, in which case people also complain about it.
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Music for Commercial for Charmin Bath Tissue
Posted by Binny on 10/10/2007
CINCINNATI, OHIO -- I have taken offense and become angrier each time I view the Charmin Bath Tissue commercial. Using Mandel's "Messiah" to sell toilet paper is blatantly ignorant. The "Messiah" is an oratorio celebrating the birth of Christ, and is a piece of revered religious music. It is meant to be uplifting to the soul, not the bottom! I think 'offensive' is too kind a word, and I will not be buying any P&G products. In fact, I'm switching to Colgate toothpaste!

I don't believe P&G is satanic (circa the logo uproar), but get a clue!

     
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Posted by steve101 on 2007-10-10:
Thank the Lord that we have toilet paper. A hundred years ago people were using leaves, corn husks, and their hands. They still do in many parts of the world.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-10-10:
steve, done that huntin' and wasn't 100yrs ago
this is a ignorant post. binny, get the chip off your shoulder

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-10:
I like Colgate Toothpaste better than Crest.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-10-10:
Those who are offended over such trival things are the ones with the problem...sorry.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-10-10:
DB, you put it better than I did!
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2007-10-10:
Binny, whatever you do, Don't play it BACKWARDS!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-10:
Get over it and just wipe !
<;O)
Posted by sarahnkrystal on 2007-10-10:
It's just a commercial. People who have that much time on their hands to nitpick through such things, need to get a hobby
Posted by MRM on 2007-10-10:
People are dying on the streets everyday and you're here worrying about a toilet paper commercial.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-10-10:
I'm sure our resident Toilet Paper expert...Ejack...will be along to offer his very useful advice.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-10:
It's just toilot paper. I never even notice that or any of the other TP commercials.
Posted by MRM on 2007-10-10:
In other news, 5 days left till Tranformers will be releasing on DVD! WooHoo!

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Posted by DigitalCommando on 2007-10-10:
Hi Diane, are you saying that the quality and performance of a product advertised on TV should be completely ignored and it is the music that should be the complete and sole driving force of our decision to buy that product? LOL No YOU wouldn't say that, but binny did.
Posted by MRM on 2007-10-10:
DigitalCommando, its a Jeep logo. The headlights and the seven slot grille.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-11:
DC-lol.
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-10-11:
All due respect, I think you mean HANDEL'S 'Messiah'.
Ignorant indeed.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-11:
Binny, if I were you I would not switch Charmin Bath Tissue for Colgate toothpaste that could mess up your butt. Toothpaste is meant to be uplifting to your teeth NOT your bottom! OUTCH!
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-10-11:
Lidman, you've given me images I didn't need!
(But that was pretty funny.)
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-11:
heaven17, it's what the OP said; "I'm switching to Colgate toothpaste!" LOL!
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-10-11:
That would make for an interesting commercial...okay, more images I don't want.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2007-10-11:
Lidman, especially interesting if you use an electric tooth brush!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-11:
Binny do you know our esteemed member Eileen? Any relation?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-11:
DC, I guess that might work better? LOL
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-10-11:


Lidman (10/11/2007)
heaven17, it's what the OP said; "I'm switching to Colgate toothpaste!" LOL!

....be nice Liddy, maybe that is a cavity the poster is trying to prevent from getting any bigger!
Posted by shawnp80 on 2007-10-11:
Binny, Shut the hell up. Shoot yourself.
Posted by WhineX on 2007-10-11:
I'm going to buck the crowd and side with Binny. Won't be boycotting, but I think the choice of that particular piece of music was in poor taste.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-11:
Have you heard the one about the dumb blond?
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Thought asphalt was a rectal problem.
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-10-11:
A similar controversy:
Johnny Cash's 'Ring Of Fire' was once being considered for a hemmorrhoid commercial but his family wouldn't allow it.
Thank God.
Posted by Starlord on 2007-10-11:
Kids shooting fellow students and teachers, then blowing their brains out, and this turkey is worried about a piece of music that they can't even spell the composer's name right. Must be a 90 yr old virgin music teacher with dyslexia.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-11:
If I were to come face to face with this Binny person I would "kick their......!"
Signed, Ejack's Ghostwriter.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-11:
ZZrokk, how I luv ya'. Freakin' hilarious!
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