Thursday, May 7, 2009

Orbit Raspberry Mint

Flavor: When I first tried this gum when it came out a couple years ago, I remember not liking it very much... in fact, I remember not liking it at all. From my foggy memory, I fully came here expecting to give it one gumball. I don't know if my tastes have changed or if they've changed the formulation, but it's really not that bad. It's certainly not a good taste, in fact I have a hard time even comparing it to actual raspberries. It's got a very cough-syrupy taste, with a really bitter twinge that lingers in the back of the throat. It does have a somewhat cooling effect to it, but like the previously reviewed Bubblemint, it's not a true mint, and I tend to think that's what brings on the bitterness. Mixing a sweet flavor, be it fruit or bubble, just doesn't work.

Texture: Orbit is generally consistent with texture, but Raspberry Mint is a little softer than other Orbits. It's a little too soft for my personal preferences, but certainly not unchewable.

Overall: I wouldn't buy this gum again for myself, and there are so many better fruity flavored gums out there that are far superior than this. Raspberry is a hard flavor to pull off artificially, and this is more proof of that. Back to the drawing board, Orbit.
Rating: ooo (three gumballs)


yotayshakeit said...

This was my absolute favorite flavor of gum for more than a year a few years ago. I had packets and packets of it, would chew it every single day, and probably smelled like it to strangers. I rarely find it now, but whenever I do pick up a packet, it's a bit nostalgic.