Top positive review
Definitely a favorite
January 17, 2017
OK, this is going to sound like the rave of a crazy person—or worse, someone who works for Viva—but I swear it's all true.
I'm not big on brands names. I'm usually willing to give a generic brand a try to see if it's any good. I couldn't tell you what brand of toilet paper I last bought or which orange juice is in my fridge right now. I have a number of brands I like, often a few I absolutely hate, but I just buy the one that's the least expensive at the time I'm buying it.
There are a few exceptions, and Viva is on that very short list. A friend had raved about Viva and I gave her my speech about how I really don't have favorites of most things, that I try to shop frugally without giving up quality. But the more I used them, the more I liked them. To me, Viva feels more like a very lightweight cloth than paper. They last a good long time when I'm working in the kitchen and I like that they offer the Choose-a-Sheet rolls (what the bigger brand calls Select-A-Size, which is admittedly a much better name). I find I almost never use more than the half-size sheets now.
Just as my friend showed me why she likes Viva, I've done the same with my mother. In fact, mostly as a joke I gave her a three-pack of rolls for Christmas (among other things; don't start telling me I'm a terrible son), but mostly to keep her from stealing them from my pantry when she visits.