Friday, April 24, 2009

Orbit Bubblemint

Flavor: Sweet, traditionally bubblegummy, a really fine saccharine representative of what usually is a very sugary treat. It’s a pleasant flavor that lasts until you decide to throw it away, and even lingers for a good long while after you’re done chewing—which is a good thing, unless you’re sick of it. It’s such a strong flavor that it’s the kind of gum I can only have once in a while, but that I do crave from time-to-time. It’s like a really strong food dish (to me, like Indian food, for example), one that you love to eat but not every night of the week.

Texture: It has a really nice smooth texture that goes mushy but in a good way. The mushiness is just malleable, it doesn’t crumble in your mouth. It’s a different kind of chew, soft, yet stable. However, you’d expect a bubblegum flavor gum to entice you to blow bubbles, whereas this one does not. When I *do* try to blow bubbles, they’re sticky and difficult to peel from your lips after they pop.

Overall: One time I bought a pack of this gum and I felt like it was the most amazing gum I’d ever had. The bubblegum flavor was so sweet and cooling and long-lasting, the texture so smooth and malleable that I looked forward to chewing it and concentrated on chewing it, oftentimes while doing nothing else (This was during my college years. I had a lot of free time.). But once the pack was gone, I didn’t buy it again. It’s such a distinct bubble flavor that I just got sick of it. I’ll admit that it’s my best friend’s (and probably our only reader’s) favorite. She buys it by the can (the hard-shell variety of this gum is available in a little plastic jar by the dozens) and chews it regularly. I don’t know—it’s good, refreshing, I buy it all the time and recommend it to bubblegummers.
Rating: oooo (four gumballs)


Shannon said...

But the name is BubbleMINT. I'd have to give it three gumballs on the misleading name alone - there is not even a hint of mint in this bubble.

Katie said...

It's cooling. I think the cooling factor alone is enough to call it "mint."

Chelsea said...

You know, I also find that as the bubble fades, I does end up tasting more minty. Plus, when you remove the gum from your mouth, you feel like you've chewed mint gum. Which, like Katie says, is the cooling, I think.

This is my favorite gum, and I am chewing it now, and I'm glad to see it reviewed, Gum Sisters. :) Thanks!

orbit bubblemint said...

I've been trying to decide whether to give this a try and I stumbled upon this review. I think I will buy some! It's been awhile since I had bubblegum, but I feel like this will be a good, adult alternative to bubblicious. :)

Nupur said...

This is my favorite gum! I love bubblegum, so this stuff is great because of the flavor and the fact that it's sugarfree. Also, it definitely beats Stride's "Uber Bubblegum" flavor.

Anonymous said...

I got this gum once because i thought that it would taste like original bubble gum AND mint, and i liked it a lot! It has a nice sweet flavor, but the mint in it balances it out, so its not tooo sweet.