Saturday, January 23, 2010

Altoids Peppermint Chewing Gum

Flavor: Altoids Peppermint Chewing Gum tastes curiously like Altoids Peppermint Mints - Curiously Strong. It's a fantastic, nasal-clearing menthol that takes your breath away and packs a powerful peppermint punch that freshens any foul odor on the breath. Garlic knots don't stand a chance against Altoids' fierce power.

Texture: I don't know if I got an old tin that had been sitting on the shelf for a while or what, but when I first bit into the lentil-shaped pellet, it felt apart in a chalky fashion, not unlike an antacid tablet. I feared the worst, but it quickly adhered to itself and the cohesion immediately improved. The texture that's left is really good, not good for popping or cracking, but it lasts a long time without getting mushy and it's not too tough on the teeth.

Overall: This review was requested by Christopher, a friend of Gum Alert, and I have to thank him immensely for the request. I never would have thought to pick up a pack of Altoids Chewing Gum if it weren't for him, and I have thoroughly enjoyed reacquainting myself with this great gum. Now, if you're not a fan of REALLY strong gums and don't enjoy Altoids mints, then this gum is absolutely not for you. But if you love the supermentholated sensation, you'll absolutely love this gum. It's definitely a target audience.
Rating: ooooo (five gumballs)


Joanne said...

where did you buy it?

Shannon said...

I found it at Walgreens.

Anonymous said...

does it say "Made in Italy" on the back of the box?

Anonymous said...

I've tried it and when I sucked in air, it definately cleared my nasal passage big time.

Heather Bayless said...

This is my all-time favorite gum. Unfortunately, they don't make it anymore. I believe someone started an online petition for Altoids to bring it back though.