The last time I bought a 6-pack Viva Paper Towels, I must have gotten a bad batch based on all of these high reviews. I didn't like it and went back to using Bounty ever since. It's affordable when it's on sale or there's a coupon. However, the absorbency isn't that great. I love the feel and how strong it is, but the absorbency was a fail. Water repelled off of my batch of paper towels instantly and took a good 15 seconds for it to start absorbing water. Not as much water gets absorbed when compared to Bounty paper towels. Ever since, I'll try Viva Paper Towels samples and still get the same results. No thank you.