Saturday, July 05, 2008

What Has Happened to Viva??!!

There are not many things I splurge on in life. I'm rather cheap and I don't mind buying generic or store brand for the most part. However, I am a total paper towel snob. I pay top dollar for Viva. Back when I was into shopping with coupons I'd buy Viva even if I didn't have a coupon. Back when the commissary (military grocery store) didn't carry Select-a-Size Viva, I bought the full sheets even though I prefer the select a size.

I say all this because I'm so disappointed right now. I'm on my second role of linty Viva. Out of nowhere my beloved Viva has started leaving lint on everything. I can't deal with that. Is this a fluke or are others experiencing it??

If the madness doesn't stop with my next roll, I'm going to have to go to Bounty, which has always taken 2nd place to my Viva.

Sorry to get all dramatic over paper towel, but I just can't believe this is happening!


Anonymous said...

You make me laugh. I am the same way about certain things.

Anonymous said...


I have noticed this about Viva for a while. When I wipe off the black glass countertop in the bathroom, it leaves lint all over the place. I like Viva because it is so absorbent....but Bounty does not leave lint. No snobbery here. You know I get my paper towels for next to nothing with coupons.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy's mom told me that she won't use viva for cleaning because of the lint factor. Sorry that happened to you.


Kathy said...

I saw your boys last week. I have pictures of the toddlers eating posted on my blog. I did not identify them due to it being an open blog. I also have a ton more pictures on snapfish if you want the link. It was on yahoo so you may already have it.

ModMomMuse said...

Call Viva. They will send you free coupons to replace your faulty paper towels, if it is a fluke...I do this kind of thing all the time, and it's fairly easy to say, "Hi. I'm a loyal fan, but rather disappointed. Can you tell me, please, if there has been a manufacturing change in your paper towels? I always chose Viva first, but have recently been getting lots of left behind lint. Are you hearing this from others...?"

See what happens. Good Luck!