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What’s up with Bounty?

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Over the past six months my Bounty paper towels have changed. They don’t dry my hands, using a whole sheet, two pieces from a Select-A-Size roll, anymore. If a drop of water falls onto the remaining roll, it takes much longer to dry. The paper has a different feel to it than previous rolls. I’m using more than I want to when just blotting up coffee dripping from my brewer. Has anyone else noticed a change in Bounty. I usually buy the Select-A-Size?

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Re: What’s up with Bounty?

@Mindy D 

Yes, I have noticed a difference also. Exactly what you posted and the paper towels are rough to the touch also. 

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Re: What’s up with Bounty?


@butterfly123 wrote:

@Mindy D 

Yes, I have noticed a difference also. Exactly what you posted and the paper towels are rough to the touch also. 


Thank you. I know they have changed the product. 

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Registered: ‎01-23-2011

Re: What’s up with Bounty?

I thought I was just imagining things. I have definitely noticed this too. Time to go back to Brawny, I guess. Or any store brand...save some money. The microfiber cloths I bought from QVC should start to earn their keep too! Smiley Very Happy

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Re: What’s up with Bounty?

We have noticed this the last few months also. We have a problem ripping off two at a time of the select a size. It always was perforated better before.

I don’t know what else to buy that would be softer and to wipe up a spill quickly.

We have used Bounty for probably as long as it has been out.

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Re: What’s up with Bounty?

Just like everything else, the price goes up and the quality goes down.

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Re: What’s up with Bounty?

Just compared a Select-A-Size roll purchased last week with one that's been in the laundry room over a year.  

 

Tested a half of a sheet from both by putting a small amount of water in two spots on the counter.  Both absorbed as well and as quickly.  I see no difference in feel or absorption.  

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Re: What’s up with Bounty?

I will have to check mine out compared to part of a roll that's been in my trunk forever. LOL!!! I have not noticed a difference. I know they are not perforated like they need to be.

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Registered: ‎07-10-2011

Re: What’s up with Bounty?

To me, the Bounty feels so rough. That was the only paper towel we bought. I switch to Viva select a size and it is a lot softer and works a lot better.

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Re: What’s up with Bounty?

@Mindy D   Thanks for posting this.  I thought the same thing and convinced myself that I was imagining it.  The feel is totally different from what it used to be.