Monday, May 11, 2009

Trident Splash Orange Swirl

Flavor: The packaging on this gum can only be described with one word: ridiculous. Its many flaws are transparent in its over-packaging, for example: obviously Trident was unable to secure the flavor name “Creamsicle” due to copyright issues and so there’s a picture of a Creamsicle on the unpleasantly fluorescent orange package beside the name “Orange Swirl.” They might as well have called it “Orange sorbet swirled with vanilla ice cream formed into a brick and easily handled with an appended popsicle stick.” You're not fooling anyone, Trident Splash. The package also touts “NEW! BURST of Sweet INDULGENCE!” What’s with the weird emphatic capitalization? And what’s indulgent about a creamsicle? The burst is in fact a burst, as the gum, with its crunchy candy coating, is filled with potent creamsicle- (excuse me, “Orange Swirl”)-flavored liquid. The flavor stays for a while, longer than most candy-coated gums, but the texture…

Texture: …leaves something to be desired. It almost immediately becomes too soft and easily separated from itself while chewing. Not a pleasant chew after that initial burst of liquid dissipates.

Overall: When bro and sissy presented me with the gum, it came with a disclaimer: this gum sucks. Shannon said it was good at first but quickly faded, and Matt added that the consistency quickly deteriorated and left you with a barely flavored unchewable hunk of nothing (in so many words). I must say they were correct. It’s a delight if you’re craving a creamsicle but don’t want to (oh GOD forbid) INDULGE in an actual ice pop. So, if you’re on a diet this summer, and really want that burst of Orange Swirl goodness, minus the ice cream and the cooling sensation and the all-around nostalgic pleasure it induces, chew this crappy piece of gum, why not.
Rating: oo (two gumballs)

9 comments:

Betty said...

I love Trident Splash, all varieties, except this one. It immediately gives me stomach cramps. I agree with this review and love your blog!

Katie said...

Thanks Betty! Our gumblog loves you too. We appreciate the input, please let us know what other gums give you stomach cramps, and what gums make you feel good!

Anonymous said...

I love this gum, and so did my entire crew of guys at UPS. I am the momma type person on the crew and I have a bag that they know they will always find gum in if they want to go and get some. We were all disappointed when our local Sam's club quit carrying this flavor. We missed it so much that I went looking for it on the internet hence finding your site. Wow are you wrong! We had conversations about how this was the best gum because it was like a candy,that tasted like an ice cream that was actually a gum. Different strokes for different folks....okay?

paige said...

Yuck yuck yuck! I wanted to LOVE Trident Splash, but I tested the waters (so to speak... buh-dum-chink!) with the WRONG FLAVOR. Who knew a gum could literally be described as milky. Ew. I wanted it to be more orange-y and less cream-y. Fail. I will follow my trusted leaders (the Gum Alert Girls) however, and try other, hopefully more delicious, flavors of Trident Splash.

Still. Trident Cinnamon will always be my #1.

NORMAJEAN said...

I don't know who these people are..for all I know they are the competitors...I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS GUM AND HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR IT EVER SINCE BUT CANNOT FIND IT FOR THE LIFE OF ME...Since my trip to Jersey..and going back home to Florida..I have hit every store to buy this gum but cannot...I NEED TO KNOW WHAT STORE CARRIES IT...AND FAST!! SOMEONE HIT ME UP NOW TO LET ME KNOW WHERE TO GET MY HANDS ON IT SO I CAN BUY AS MANY PACKS AS POSSIBLE!!!!!!! THANK YOU TRIDENT FOR MAKING THIS FLAVOR...:)I'LL SPECIAL ORDER IF I HAVE TO!!!!

NORMAJEAN said...

AS AN ENTERTAINER FOR CHILDREN'S PARTIES (SMA CHARITIES) I HAD CHILDREN ASKING ME WHAT GUM I WAS CHEWING AND I TOLD THEM...THEY LOVED THE IDEA THAT THEY COULD CHEW A POPCYCLE AND NOT HAVE IT MELT ALL OVER THEM..BEING HANDICAPPED MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY CERTAIN FOODS...SO I'M ASKING TRIDENT TO PLEASE TELL ME WHERE YOU SELL THEM IN THE BRANDON AREA IN FLORIDA AS I WOULD LOVE TO DISTRIBUTE THEM TO ALL THOSE ADORABLE CHILDREN!! THANK YOU...:)
SWEETPEA THE CLOWN

Anonymous said...

Where can I find this in a store?

jenn said...

OMG, you guys, I can't believe you don't like this gum!!!! i am a Trident Splash aficionado and I am such a huge fan of Orange Swirl! It is like eating delicious orange candy except it's GUM!!! I have been known to purchase 12-packs of Trident Splash Orange Swirl and Strawberry Lime from Amazon and alternate through them within a week. The exciting burst of INDULGENCE has almost ruined my ability to enjoy non-splashing non-candy-crunchy gums. I must also say I used this gum to lose about 60 pounds. It is a mighty good way to handle the munchies because you still feel like you're stuffing your face with candy.

Mary Alice Beatson said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this gum! I bought a 80-pak for my great-granddaughter for Easter and fell in love with it when she left it at my house. I have been looking for it ever since!! My question is, will the packs be the same gum that is in the round container? You won't believe, but I go to bed with this gum in my mouth and have nice breath when I wake up in the morning and it has NOT COME APART as some of the people say it does!! I love the candy coating on it. I do chew other Trident gums, but this tops it all in my book!!! I've worn ouot Wal-Mart, Rite-Aid and Walgreens looking for it!! So glad to find it online. Thank you, Nanny Beatson