KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It appears the economy is now having an impact on toilet paper.
Ever wonder lately, why your toilet paper roll is wobbling on the holder. If could be because toilet paper rolls are getting thinner.
Ben Hart noticed this change lately and is not happy. "We normally buy Quilted Northern, and we noticed the package was to benefit Breast Cancer, and when we got home my wife noticed the rolls seemed smaller," says Hart.
He compared a new package to an older one. Ben says, "You can see there’s this 1/2 inch difference in the product." On the packaging both say 9 double rolls equal 18 regular rolls. But he also found the new rolls give you fewer squares per roll, down from 300 sheets to 286 sheets.
Georgia Pacific is the company who makes Quilted Northern. They gave this response when asked about the skinnier rolls, "because of today’s economy, we made the decision to slightly reduce the roll, and not raise our price." However Ben says he would be willing to pay a little more for a wider roll that doesn't wobble.
If you believe your roll is getting thinner, it might be a good time to change brands. Not all brands are getting thinner.
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