Monday, November 30, 2009

Trident Wintergreen

Flavor: At first, this gum had a lot of potential, reminiscent of Necco Canada Mints, or Wintergreen Tic Tacs, a nice mellow and subtly sweet mint. But it quickly devolved into your ordinary, run-of-the-line mint flavor, subpar especially for a brand as tried and true as Trident. My roommate described it best after the initial bite, as “a wash of aspartame in my saliva.” His face whilst describing the aftertaste spoke volumes of yuck.

Here's where Trident really falls short. It's too hard at first, way too chewy, and it quickly is mushed with this rush of cold saliva. I'm not sure what causes it-- to me, it's as if it forms a foam in my mouth, although others didn't agree. The longer you chew, the more foamy it gets, but it does stay rubbery at the core. It's just a sloppy mess in your mouth.

Overall: Blech. I'll have mercy for the initial zing, but this one really falls short. At least chewing Trident helps fight cavities.

Rating: oo two gumballs


Shannon said...

"It's just a sloppy mess in your mouth."

That's what she said.

Sean said...

I sent a request for this review via your email- In Canada the flavor of Trident gum with the same packaging is known as "Freshmint" and my experience with it was totally different. I didn't taste any aspartame aftertaste at all and the chew was consistently perfect, it just stayed soft.

Now I'm curious- is it possible that Trident is using different formulas for different countries?

Anonymous said...

i know this is alittle late to reply but my reason is two fold, first, my canadian friend i have seen it here with the freshmint packaging and will atest that it is the same great flavor. The one thing that i did notice was if you drank room tempature water while chewing it it made the water seem cold. But i notice after taste , one of the reasons it is the only gum i chew. the second reason that i have notice of late no stores are carrying tri dent wintergreen. i am wondering is it going to be discontinued.....?? ARGG if so. I would we be devistated for it is the only thing that stands between me and a cigarette.

Anonymous said...

Yes, trident uses different formulas for different countries