Is one sheet plenty? Leading kitchen roll brands pitted against Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons
05.03.2023 - 20:15
In a bid to help readers save money on their supermarket shops, Manchester Evening News have been taking a look at well-known household brands and products, and comparing them to supermarket own-brand ranges in the hopes of reducing the cost of a weekly shop, without compromising on quality.
Over the past 12 months, we’ve compared everything from custard creams and Twix chocolates, to spaghetti hoops and crumpets.
Now, our sister site, The Express, have turned their attention to kitchen roll as the cost of living crisis continues to take its toll on people’s wallets.
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Reporter Ashley Summerfield purchased leading brands Plenty and Regina Blitz and pitted them against Aldi, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Morrisons in a bid to settle once and for all if ‘you get what you pay for’ - or if a cheaper alternative can get the job done just as well.
Ashley poured cordial onto a plate and counted how many kitchen roll sheets it took to wipe up and how each brand fared.
Here is how he got on:
Regina Blitz costs a whopping £3 for 100 sheets, so I had high hopes. At first glance, the sheets are the largest of the bunch and are blue, whereas the others are white.
These "supersized" sheets are triple-layered, which really helped when wiping up the spillage—so much so, it only took one to wipe the plate dry.
I was really impressed with how well it absorbed the liquid; it held it well and did not drip afterwards.
Next up is perhaps the most famous kitchen roll brand? Every time I hear the word, the tagline from its advert plays in my head.
It costs £2.70 for a 100-sheet roll. The two-ply sheets are not as big as Regina; they are a similar size to the