Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dentyne Pure Mint with Herbal Accents

Flavor: Shannon has already reviewed the basics of the Pure gum varieties in her review of Dentyne Pure Mint with Melon Accents, but I think we disagree on some points. As with Siskel and Ebert, I suppose the occasional disagreement is healthy. To avoid redundancy, I'll speak on some different features of the flavor that are unique to Mint with Herbal Accents. Lots of gums these days claim to taste like "real" things-- Orbit's "Real fruit flavor!" claim, to name just one, is smacked on every phony uber-sucralose strawberry-esque gum (I'm not sticking Strawberry Mint in my rhubarb pie any time soon.). Dentyne Pure really does pack a "real" flavor-- an almost peppery, subtle spice undertone that's most noticable with the first bite but is present throughout the entire chew. Although I don't know any natural element that would cool my mouth quite so much other than, say, ice, but there's something natural in there that does come through.

Texture: The initial bite is the best part-- a thin crunchy outer shell and a rather soft gum base, with a little burst of liquid on the inside. It's a delicate chew, softer than other gums, and I have to admit that it can get a little too soft after a while. But pack after pack, I've looked forward to that first refreshing crunch, so much so that I've been through at least four packs before saving a pellet for a review. It should be noted, however, that leaving a pack in the car will cause the inner goo to dissolve into the gum base, providing for a much less exciting, but still delightful, bite.

Presentation: Another day, another gimmick. This one's supposed to "purify your breath," and yammers on lots of sciency sounding reasons why this gum will make your breath smell better than other gum. "Neutralizes bad breath odors caused by bacteria and food." I think "neutralize" implies a stable balance-- a tasteless ground zero that would leave your palate untainted and prepared for new flavors. I'm not sure I'd want a sip of say, red wine or orange juice after chewing a piece of this gum (although I'm sure it wouldn't take much convincing). In the end, it's just a tasty piece of gum to me. There's nothing sanitizing, neutralizing, or purifying about it.

Overall: It's yummy, it tastes natural, and I'm sure there are some kind of sciency benefits to chewing "NeutraFRESH." This gum has quickly become a go-to gum for me.

Rating: ooooo (five gumballs)

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

wat kind of gelatin is used in this gum??whether its cattle horse or pig
plz get back as soon as possible

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what kind of gelatin is used in Dentyne Pure? Whether its cattle, horse or pig?

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what kind of gelatin is used in Dentyne Pure? Whether its cattle, horse or pig?

Shannon said...

As per our FAQ, we don't work for the gum companies! You should contact Dentyne directly for the answer to your specific question, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your help.

Bob said...

Hey, these dentyne pure samples I got at Walmart and just popped in my now-fresh mouth are pretty good! 1 piece of mint with herbs and one with mint/melon, so it's hard to tell which is which. kinda gloopy consistency, but doesn't seem to stick to teeth. not a bad bubbler, either. This'll be the first dentyne I've bought for myself in a long time (it's Mom's favorite brand, after, um, blackjack [she's 89] ;-)

Bob said...

thought you'd be interested in this article from the trade mag BrandWeek regarding Dentyne Pure...
Yrs in chewing,
Bob
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/direct/e3if8fcfe7537756d06f788fad08c5c1f88

Anonymous said...

I called Cadbury Adams and they said it contains beef Gelatine.

Anonymous said...

Thanks i was wondering too

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this gum... and I just by accident found a package of "Dentyne Pure with Citrus Accents" and I like it even BETTER! But the Citrus Accents pure is a rare elusive creature... hard to find online, not there on the Dentyne website, and I don't remember where I picked it up!

So... I have no idea if it's coming or going as a flavor. But it has a lighter blue package, and is phenomenal. Gumophiles, keep an eye out for it.

Jane Flynn said...

I love-love-love this gum. This gum helps me make it into the gym to work out. This gum keeps me from eating unwanted calories.
YES, it's that good. The flavor lasts longer than any sugarless gum I've found. Yay, Dentyne! Let's ramp up the flavor selections, yo!

Ruth said...

I love this gum...everything about it. It doesn't get tough for a long time, or stick to my teeth. I love the flavor and it is the only gum I buy. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dentyne Pure Mint with Herbal Accents
saved me from misery during radiation treatment of my vocal chord. I passed up the meds for the gum. It was soothing and saturated my burning (and I do mean burning if you are familiar with radiation treatments) mucous membranes with a refreshing and cooling almost frothy feeling. I couldn't have gotten through the worst without it. I even tucked it up into my jaw during the night to allow it to do it magic. This is more than a gum. It is a miracle gum. And, the flavor lasts forever! I would like others going through what I did to know about this product and how helpful it has been and still is.
Who would have guessed?