1. Vitamingum Spearmint

    Location Purchased: Meijer Gas Station

    Package/Presentation

    A tablet/sleeve operation with sugar free gum that does not have aspartame. They have 12 essential vitamins with 10% of your daily allowance per serving, which is 2 pieces. The tablets are speckled with green.

    Experience

    Nice crunch to the gum, the freshness hits a couple chews in. The flavor feels natural, which seems to be how spearmint tastes to me. A couple of levels below chewing mint leaves. This gum is not as harsh as the peppermint, but it is very minty. It’s also sweeter than the peppermint. The gum is smooth and soft, but gets a bit harder as you chew. I never taste the vitamins, which happens in those energy gums… ugh. The flavor does not seem to last as long, but does coat your mouth in freshness.

    Afterthoughs

    Good flavor! I’m wondering if they have made a fruit flavor. *sneaks to Google for a sec* Hm, no fruit flavor of this type, but they do have FRUITY SPORTS GUM FOR KIDS!!

  2. Canel’s Fruit Pack

    Location Purchased: Meijer

    Package/Presentation

    This is a GIANT PACK of Canel’s! Usually you see them separately and pay 10-25 cents per tiny pack. I think I purchased this 60 pack (15 of each flavor) for around $2.00. The 4 pieces per pack make a serving. The best way to open a pack is to actually twist it, instead of peeling the wrapper.

    I tried some before… oh god the soapy violet…

    Experience

    In general: Thinnest crunch ever, gone in a second.The flavor does not last incredibly long, but longer than a gumball. The gum can be chewed for a while.

    Banana

    Thinnest crunch ever, gone in a second. The banana kinda reminds me of banana Runts, but not powdery. It gets really sweet really quick so the Runts flavor is for only a second.

    Apple

    Green apple, not really sour, but syrupy, and maybe a slight hint of soap?

    Strawberry

    This flavor is my least favorite strawberry flavor ever. It’s more “red fruit” flavor, and not the best at that either. Almost like a sweet cough syrup.

    Fruit

    This tastes like there is fruit and mint combined, leaning more towards fruit. The gum has a slight cooling sensation.

    Afterthoughts

    It’s an amazing deal, but the gum is not the best. I would try to find it in singular little packs so you know whether or not you like them. My favorite out of the group was Fruit, but others have said Banana.

  3. Tokai Bubble Fruits Gum
Location Purchased: Mitsuwa Marketplace
Package/Presentation
THE CUTENESS!!! AHHH ADORABLE!!! I am a sucker for cute, and this has it in spades! On each of the 14 detachable packets, there are drawings of cute animals. On these ones I see a koala, panda, cat, and dog. Each packet has one brightly colored gumball inside, that is smaller than the gumball standard that we see in the US. These are sweetened with sugar and contain a miniscule amount on ingredients compared to other brands.
Experience
In general, the gum has a crunch that breaks away from the gum and becomes a sweet grit as you chew. The actual gum texture is smooth and is great for a chew! The flavors also last well for a sugar gum.
Red
I believe it’s strawberry, it has a berry taste. It’s nice and sweet.
Orange
A sweet, somewhat light, orange flavor.
Yellow
Light, sweet lemon.
Green
Sweet, sour green apple. (Does that make sense?)
Blue
I am not sure about the flavor of this one, blueberry? I really can’t place it.
Afterthoughts
JAPAN, YOU DO GUM BALLS PERFECT!!

    Tokai Bubble Fruits Gum

    Location Purchased: Mitsuwa Marketplace

    Package/Presentation

    THE CUTENESS!!! AHHH ADORABLE!!! I am a sucker for cute, and this has it in spades! On each of the 14 detachable packets, there are drawings of cute animals. On these ones I see a koala, panda, cat, and dog. Each packet has one brightly colored gumball inside, that is smaller than the gumball standard that we see in the US. These are sweetened with sugar and contain a miniscule amount on ingredients compared to other brands.

    Experience

    In general, the gum has a crunch that breaks away from the gum and becomes a sweet grit as you chew. The actual gum texture is smooth and is great for a chew! The flavors also last well for a sugar gum.

    Red

    I believe it’s strawberry, it has a berry taste. It’s nice and sweet.

    Orange

    A sweet, somewhat light, orange flavor.

    Yellow

    Light, sweet lemon.

    Green

    Sweet, sour green apple. (Does that make sense?)

    Blue

    I am not sure about the flavor of this one, blueberry? I really can’t place it.

    Afterthoughts

    JAPAN, YOU DO GUM BALLS PERFECT!!

  4. ** My phone is broken so pictures will be less pretty for a while :( **

    Project 7 Front Porch Lemonade Gum

    Location Purchased: Meijer

    Package/Presentation

    A plastic/foil resealable bag with 12 pieces of sugar free gum. The lemonade gum helps to provide homework help to children in the US.

    Experience

    No scent to this gum. There is a nice thin crunch to this gum. The lemonade hits quickly. It’s sweet and lemony, with a taste of lemonade drink mix at the beginning. The flavor lasts about the normal amount for a fruit gum, but the sweetness rides on. This gum is more like the past flavors in texture and consistency, which is great. It does get a little harder after a bit of chewing, but nothing a chewer like me can’t handle.

    Afterthought

    Yum! I love lemon, so I’m biased. It’s sweet, and I like the taste of lemonade drink mix. I’m helping kids get help with schooling. Happy days!

  5. ** Okay, first thing, my camera/phone has died so photos are going to look awful for a little while, bear with me! **

    Project 7 Birthday Cake Gum

    Location Purchased: Meijer

    Package/Presentation

    Project 7, an amazing group that have seven projects to help the world, have come out with more flavors, but not only that, they have revamped their packaging! Before, it was gum in big and small tubes, then tablet/sleeve, and now resealable bags with nice pictures on the front. The bags have 12 sugar free pieces of gum. 2 pieces make a serving. This gum is not speckled, comparative to the previous flavors.

    When you purchase the birthday cake gum, part of the purchase goes towards “hope”, helping the anti-bullying movement with counseling.

    Experience

    The gum has a slight vanilla scent. There is no crunch to the pieces, and they seem harder than the other flavors in the past. It’s creamy and extremely vanilla flavored. Sadly, the gum gets really hard and the initial flavor does not last long. I’m thinking it must be the chemical of the flavor conflicting with the chemical composition of the gum.

    Afterthought

    This flavor packs a wallop! Definitely get it to try a different flavor that is rare to find (vanilla). Be ready for the gum to be hard and just for a flavor boost, or to steer yourself away from sweets, it’s not the best for the long haul.

  6. Hubba Bubba Hawaiian Punch
Location Purchased: Walmart
Package/Presentation
A package of five, sugar sweetened (but there is also aspartame) pieces of gum. Each piece is wrapped in its own separate wrapper.
I am brought back to my childhood when I see the Hawaiian Punch mascot on the front. I used to drink a ton of this stuff over the summer! I’m not sure why there are bubbles since this is not a carbonated beverage, but they look great on the package.
Experience
Open the package and you definitely get Hawaiian Punch(ed) with the scent. It’s strong, but evokes the memories of the beverage. The gum itself is a very bright, solid red, with no powder on it. The flavor also evokes the memories of the drink. It’s definitely Hawaiian Punch, and it lasts very well for a sugar gum. I’m pretty sure it’s because of the aspartame. There’s something about that artificial sweetener that really prolongs the flavor of gum.
The gum is very soft, but does not stick to your teeth. The consistency is thick and strong.  It makes for great bubble blowing gum as well.
Afterthoughts
This is just delicious. I really do enjoy this trend of making everything in gum form! Great flavor duration for a sugar gum!

    Hubba Bubba Hawaiian Punch

    Location Purchased: Walmart

    Package/Presentation

    A package of five, sugar sweetened (but there is also aspartame) pieces of gum. Each piece is wrapped in its own separate wrapper.

    I am brought back to my childhood when I see the Hawaiian Punch mascot on the front. I used to drink a ton of this stuff over the summer! I’m not sure why there are bubbles since this is not a carbonated beverage, but they look great on the package.

    Experience

    Open the package and you definitely get Hawaiian Punch(ed) with the scent. It’s strong, but evokes the memories of the beverage. The gum itself is a very bright, solid red, with no powder on it. The flavor also evokes the memories of the drink. It’s definitely Hawaiian Punch, and it lasts very well for a sugar gum. I’m pretty sure it’s because of the aspartame. There’s something about that artificial sweetener that really prolongs the flavor of gum.

    The gum is very soft, but does not stick to your teeth. The consistency is thick and strong.  It makes for great bubble blowing gum as well.

    Afterthoughts

    This is just delicious. I really do enjoy this trend of making everything in gum form! Great flavor duration for a sugar gum!

  7. Starbucks Peppermint After Coffee Gum
Location Purchased: Starbucks
Package/Presentation
I enjoy the rustic cardboard packaging. It’s modern, but still screams for a simplicity that is not seen with other gum packages. There are 18 pieces of gum split up between two trays. The gum trays stay in place by a blue cardboard strap that is located where the blue begins on the front.
The gum is long and thin and 2 pieces make a serving. They are sugar free and are sweetened by both aspartame and xylitol.
Experience
First off, the foil on this tray keeps ripping past the area for the gum. I haven’t had a piece fall out, but the potential is there.
As the gum touches my tongue, I can taste the xylitol. It’s cooling and sweet and slowly becoming one of my favorite sensation/flavors. There is a light crunch when you bite down, and a couple of chews later, you are smacked with peppermint! You can definitely feel it in you nose! The peppermint is not that harsh, though my nose would tell me otherwise. It’s sweeter than I would expect, but that fades quickly. The flavor lasts well for a mint gum, but the flavor exists as a coating in your mouth more than on the gum.
The wad is weird. It’s really squeaky and thick. I feel that it may stick to my dental work at any point, but it hasn’t. It gets a little harder after a bit of chewing, but stays chewable.
Afterthought
This will definitely get rid of that coffee breath for sure! I’m not excited to pay practically double for something that I can get in better quality for less. I really love the package.

    Starbucks Peppermint After Coffee Gum

    Location Purchased: Starbucks

    Package/Presentation

    I enjoy the rustic cardboard packaging. It’s modern, but still screams for a simplicity that is not seen with other gum packages. There are 18 pieces of gum split up between two trays. The gum trays stay in place by a blue cardboard strap that is located where the blue begins on the front.

    The gum is long and thin and 2 pieces make a serving. They are sugar free and are sweetened by both aspartame and xylitol.

    Experience

    First off, the foil on this tray keeps ripping past the area for the gum. I haven’t had a piece fall out, but the potential is there.

    As the gum touches my tongue, I can taste the xylitol. It’s cooling and sweet and slowly becoming one of my favorite sensation/flavors. There is a light crunch when you bite down, and a couple of chews later, you are smacked with peppermint! You can definitely feel it in you nose! The peppermint is not that harsh, though my nose would tell me otherwise. It’s sweeter than I would expect, but that fades quickly. The flavor lasts well for a mint gum, but the flavor exists as a coating in your mouth more than on the gum.

    The wad is weird. It’s really squeaky and thick. I feel that it may stick to my dental work at any point, but it hasn’t. It gets a little harder after a bit of chewing, but stays chewable.

    Afterthought

    This will definitely get rid of that coffee breath for sure! I’m not excited to pay practically double for something that I can get in better quality for less. I really love the package.

  8. Project 7 Has New Gum!

    I don’t know how I missed this, but Project 7 is blowing me out of the water again with four new flavors of gum: Mint Julep, Coconut Lime, Front Porch Lemonade, and Birthday Cake! They seem to be changing their packaging to resealable pouches, instead of the tubes. Each gum, like all their products, helps fund different projects in the community. They seem to be available at Babies R US and Forever 21.

    I shall be reviewing them soon! (I just need two more!)

    For pictures and more information, check out their Instagram!

  9. Orbit For Kids Grape

    Location Purchased: Walmart

    Package/Presentation

    Ahh! Another gum for kids! This was a great choice for a flavor for the lil’ ones, grape is that safe comfort flavor for a child. The package is super purple, you just know looking at it that it’s grape. Each pack is a “designer pack” covered in fun patterns to make your gum fancy pants, and really, it’s just fun in general. The package contains 14 sticks of sugar free gum that is sweetened with both aspartame and xylitol. As I have said before, xylitol does not promote cavities since the bacteria in your mouth cannot digest it and make acid.

    Experience

    Oh the grapey candy smell is strong! I have just sat here with the package open for about 20 min and I can still get a whiff of it in the air! The gum is harder than most Orbit gum, and seems to soften a bit, but still stays harder than Orbit gum in general. The flavor is a candy grape that is very good for a sugar free grape flavor, though I think I like Ice Breakers Artic Grape more. The initial flavor does not last long, but there is a faint taste that keeps going for a while.

    Afterthought

    I like the flavor, but the gum is hard, it was hurting my jaw! I hope this is just a freak pack or something!

    I think that the next safe flavor for Orbit for Kids would be orange, think Push Up popsicles!

  10. Trident is changing their logo, be ready!

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    Trident is changing their logo, be ready!

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