Friday, December 10, 2010

Bubblicious Grape

Flavor: Katie and I have been known to have quite lengthy discussions on our opinions of artificial vs. natural flavors. My opinions on grape are clear: Artificial grape is the bomb, yo, and it doesn't get any better than grape sugared bubblegum. While I think Bubblicious could have upped the tartness a bit, it's a worthy grape, indeed. Fades quickly, but that's to be expected in this genre.

Texture: The meaty purple cube is just perfect, never too hard or too soft, and the bubbles are phenomenal. I couldn't ask for more.

Presentation: You know, with all the changes in the Gum Packaging world, from the near extinction of the 25-cent packs, to the Plen-T-Pack/Slim Pack evolution, you gotta kind of appreciate the consistency in sugared bubblegums like Bubblicious and Hubba Bubba. The presentation is exactly the same as when I was a kid: a 5-piece pack with the little pull-tab. It's a familar comfort. The graphics are simple yet eye-catching, featuring bright colors and the trendy "swirls" that the iPod generation seems to be so fond of.

Overall: Some gums are just hard to review, and this is one of them. It's just such a timeless classic. When you pick up a pack of Bubblicious Grape, you know what you're getting. You're not "trying it," there are no surprizes or mysteries... it's just a good gum.

Rating: ooooo (five gumballs)


Anonymous said...

where did you find this? I love grape flavored things!

Anonymous said...

It seems like gas stations tend to be the best places to find some of the harder-to-find flavors of gum, probably to cater to the kids who are going with their parents on long car trips.

José said...


I've never seen this here in Portugal.
Send me a pack!

José :-)

Anonymous said...

I've been looking since this was posted. I still can't find it! got any other ideas on where to find it?

Shannon said...

I don't know if you have any Dollar Trees by you... but they often have Bubblicious variety multi-packs at the register that may include the grape flavor. Let us know if you find it!

Anonymous said...

hmm... Still haven't found it. I guess I'll just have to keep looking.

Anonymous said...

I just brought some - you can find it on Amazon :)

Anonymous said...

I can say to people that this gum is good for blowing bubbles like the reviewer says. I tryed 2 pieces and after 15 minutes you can get near head sized but of course the flavour has almost but gone. I reckon 3 pieces for the biggest bubbles If anybody wanted to know, have fun :)