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On a roll: CHOICE announces best and worst toilet paper

Quilton comes out on top while OoBamboo takes last place.

Last updated: 29 March 2023

Finding the best toilet paper can be tricky - should you get double length or triple? Bamboo or recycled? Extra soft or regular? 

CHOICE has reviewed over 30 products from Coles, Woolworths, Kleenex, Who Gives A Crap, Quilton and more to help you 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. At CHOICE, we test toilet paper for disintegration time, softness, how easily it tears, and its resistance to puncturing," says CHOICE Director of Reviews and Testing, Matt Steen. 

Here are the best and worst toilet paper products according to CHOICE testing: 

Top-scoring toilet paper

quilton gold 12 rolls

Quilton Toilet Tissue Gold 4 ply Softness 

  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 85%
  • Price: $0.61 per 100 sheets
quilton gold 4 ply 20 pack

Quilton Toilet Tissue King Size 25% Larger Sheets in Gold 4 ply

  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 85%
  • Price: $0.63 per 100 sheets
"Both Quilton products tied for first place with a very small difference in price as the only divider. Both products scored 90% for their softness and disintegrated nicely with a score of 86%," says Steen. 

"If you're looking to save some cash, our two winners were unfortunately among the most expensive products we tested. However, price is not always an indicator of performance - there are other products we can recommend that are gentle on your wallet and perform well," says Steen.  

Best budget toilet paper

confidence 3ply 24 rolls

Aldi Confidence 3 ply Extra Soft Toilet Tissue

  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 82%
  • Price: $0.22 per 100 sheets 
 "We recommend this Aldi toilet paper for its softness and friendly price tag," says Steen.  

"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% as our winners, and at 30 cents per 100 sheets it's much more cost effective," says Steen. 

 The worst toilet paper
oobamboo toilet paper

Oobamboo Bamboo Unbleached Toilet Rolls 3 ply 

  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 43%
  • Price: $0.56 per 100 sheets

"Oobamboo's toilet paper received a shocking 0% 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," says Steen. 

"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," says Steen. 

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