Monday, May 3, 2010

Clark's Teaberry Gum

Flavor: Clark's Teaberry is an old-timey looking gum with an old-timey, mild flavor. It's a super smooth, easy-to-chew minty stick. It's a pretty generic mint flavor, though if I had to classify, I'd say it's closest to a wintergreen. The flavor fades quickly, and after you remove your wad, you're left with the standard bitter aftertaste you get with most sugar-based gums.

Texture: It starts off a little tough, but quickly softens up to a perfect softness. Unfortunately, it's a little sticky to the teeth, and it has one of the worst squeaks I've experienced since Wrigley's 5 Flare.

Presentation: Clark's Teaberry gum has been around since 1900, and it looks like the packaging has remained the same since. It's a no-frills, retro packaging that warms the heart and reminds one of easier, simpler days. The sticks themselves are wrapped in coordinating paper sleeves with the simple Clark's tree logo.


Overall: Check out this advertisement from the 60's:

That about says it all. Teaberry gum is such a cute, sweet throwback to the days of old. While I don't find my feet running away with themselves and doing a little shuffle every time I pop a stick in my mouth, I do find myself reaching for it more often than other soy-free gums I've purchased.
Overall: ooo (three gumballs)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best. Gum. Ever.

Sephiru said...

EVERYONE in my family loves this stuff and buys it anytime they see it. I think it's fantastic.

emily said...

I wouldn't call this standard mint flavor. It definitely has liquorice-esque or something undertones that make it better than most mint gums.

SYDNEY said...

i love this gum and pick it up anytime i see it. i think it sort of has a liquorice cinnamon taste, with a hint of wintergreen. Anybody know some good bulk suppliers of it?

Anonymous said...

What it tastes like is sassafras with just a suggestion of wintergreen.

Minion said...

The flavour is exactly what it claims to be "tea berry". It tastes like the berry of a wintergreen plant.

Which is to say that it tastes fantastic. It's a mild, sweet mint flavoured gum with the perfect texture. Only complaint- it looses it's taste much too fast. I often find myself consuming a whole pack in a few hours.

Vicky said...

It taste just like tea berries ("wintergreen"). Love it. I noticed tea berries are very hard to find in nature. I've always wanted grow my own. Anyone know where I can buy seeds?

Joanne Derevjanik said...

I love chewing gum and still do! I recently moved to Nova Scotia. In early spring there were these berries growing well .....I tasted them and there it was my teaberry flavor. My sister now mails me my gum. Still love it my favorite favor. It is a different flavor that is hard describe