T - North America - Gum

Trident Layers "Wild Strawberry + Tangy Citrus"

Trident

Taste: 2

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 3.5

All scores out of 5

April 11 2010

I think that the sticks of this gum might be a little thicker than most small stick gums. I don't have a reference for a regular stick of gum right now but I'm really sure it must be thicker. Maybe the idea of this gum is to take two sticks of citrus gum and glue them together with some kind of strawberry sticky stuff. I use the word idea because frankly I couldn't really taste any citrus or strawberry per se. Instead I tasted something that resembled a melon flavour instead.

There was a hint of “tangy” when I first bit into the stick but it pretty much disappeared after a few chews. I really couldn't find any sort of strawberry at all except for the fact that the middle layer was red. Even stranger, was this menthol flavour that kind of snuck up on me after a few minutes of chewing. It wasn't a bad flavour at all; in fact I've developed a taste for fruit and menthol together.

The gum itself was a little hard at first but it softened up pretty quick and soon it was just fine. If you're looking for a sour citrus and sweet strawberry flavour this might not be the treat for you. Unless you believe that citrus and strawberry together tastes like honeydew melon.

Chew time: 34 min