Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Orbit Mist Crisp Mint Waterfall

Flavor: With Orbit Mist, I've come to expect a great burst of flavor-filled hydration when I chomp down, but I don't get that from the line's newest flavor, Crisp Mint Waterfall. It's one of those bland minty flavors that doesn't go anywhere or have any "definition," good for those that aren't into intense chewing experiences, but for me there's just nothing there.

Texture: This is horrible. It's almost like I got a stale pack, but this is a brand new flavor and I purchased it in a newly-opened convenience store, so it's not like it's been sitting on the shelf for a year. It's super tough from start to finish, my jaw aches just getting it to soften down, and once it's semi-malleable, it remains a danger to my dental work. There's little to no elasticity.

Presentation: Orbit Mist jumps the shark. The packaging used to stand out from the standard Orbit line, but they've gone and "fashion packed" it. I miss the refreshing ripples and metallic accents. My sympathies go out to the color blind, as I'm not sure they'd be able to see the dot-matrix Marlin that's hanging out all stealthy on the package (not that it's anything to get all excited about anyway). In fact, the outer cello wrap is far more impressive and exciting than what lives inside.

Overall: What's going on, Orbit? Your Mist line was so refreshing, pun very much intended. And now it's more of the same old, same old. Acutally, it's not even the same old, same old. It's much, much worse.

Rating: o (one gumball)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried this flavor yet, but I do love the packaging!

Ashley said...

Part of the reason why I don't chew Orbit gum anymore is because I dislike the new "fashion packs."

Anonymous said...

You are so right, I absolutely loved Orbitz mist peppermint spray. This gum has a tough texture, and never becomes softer, TMJ problems loom in the future for anyone who chews this gum. Why in the world did they do away with the original peppermint spray? Don't manufacturers care what the public thinks? If they are smart very shortly they will see that this is not going to sell, and hopefully bring back the original orbits mist.

Shannon said...

Fear not, Anonymous! Peppermint Spray still exists, at least for now. This is just a crappy, lame addition to the Orbit Mist line.

Anonymous said...

I bought some of this gum after reading this and it was pretty good .

Anonymous said...

anyone try the Trident splashing mints?

Anonymous said...

Is that a Kiwi bird...?

Anonymous said...

I tried this gum once and loved it, now I am searching online for it because I can't find it in stoes near me. Something I have never done before. Actually I am craving it just talking about it,

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