beelzebozo: i am the world’s biggest fan of chewing gum, but sometimes when i stop to think about this little rubbery substance that we put in our mouths to chew for fun, it blows my mind
Apharmd: does anyone else like orbit’s mint mojito flavor? i mean i do like it but it doesn’t really last long. anyone know the brand that lasts the longest?
Jody Anthony: all i know is Stride is the shortest lasting gum i have ever had. their commercials are pure bullshit. maybe people dont buy your gum because it tastes like chewing on old metal for about 10 seconds, then like an old eraser.
Let’s keep it real baby
Boogie9IGN: I love Mint Mojito, it tastes just like the mojitos my dad makes in the summer. But you’re right, the taste doesn’t last very long.
The shortest-lasting gum flavors tend to be the Hello Kitty/Sanrio gum brands, stay away from them
GoutPatrol: Orbit used to last forever when it first came out. Now it lasts less than an hour. Sure, that’s more than most gum, but it used to last for days. And Orbit White lasts as long as Juicy Fruit.
bggrthnjsus: i am addicted to gum i go through about a pack every 2 days :/
Re. The shortest-lasting gum flavors tend to be the Hello Kitty/Sanrio gum brands, stay away from them
never tried them
am i right or am i right
Iamthegamer: I bought a tub (about 600 pieces) of Dubble Bubble Bubblegum (the shortest lasting gum ever, yet among the best tastes) last summer and put it in my car. It’s only halway empty now.
Best investment I ever made.
SIP YEK NOD:
Re. i am addicted to gum i go through about a pack every 2 days :/
mmm, juicy fruit NOMNOMNOM
FootHammer: God, I wish they still made Gatorade Gum. That was the the best gum ever made.
El Papa: I like Dentyne Ice Soft Chew, the Cool Frost flavor.
omgimaninja: Is there any sugar-free gum that doesn’t contain Aspartame? I don’t eat foods w/it.
RE. i am the world’s biggest fan of chewing gum…
what? hell no you aint you crazy mother! I have 4 packs of gum in my bag right now, I dont even think that shit will last another day. I am the biggest fan of chewing gum on the planet. I get cold when I dont get my fix. I chew gum even after it loses flavor. WHAT!?
I chew Orbit Raspberry Mint and Trident Wild Bluberry Twist for the most part.
Berry Gum is delicious.
Re. what? hell no you aint you crazy mother! I have 4 packs of gum in my bag right now, I dont even think that shit will last another day. I am the biggest fan of chewing gum on the planet. I get cold when I dont get my fix. I chew gum even after it loses flavor. WHAT!?
I chew Orbit Raspberry Mint and Trident Wild Bluberry Twist for the most part.
Berry Gum is delicious.
my fault. when i said “world’s biggest” i meant in physical girth. i weigh seven hundred pounds, and in one deep corner of my mouth–while also eating ham sandwiches and pepperoni pizzas–i keep a few pieces of gum working
RE. my fault. when i said “world’s biggest” i meant in physical girth. i weigh seven hundred pounds, and in one deep corner of my mouth–while also eating ham sandwiches and pepperoni pizzas–i keep a few pieces of gum working
Boogie9IGN: That one gum with the Strawberry+Lime mixture is godly too
Ninja Scooter: Re. am i right or am i right
that and the watermelon flavor is the best.
Finn: Wrigley’s Spearmint is my favorite, followed closely by Doublemint and Juicy Fruit. Winterfresh is also pretty good, but not a favorite. And I’ll chew Orbit on occasion too.
So really, I like gum.
Oh also, gums that are flavored like pineapple and shit? No thanks. Gum is supposed to be minty, appley, or watermelony. That’s it. Maybe berry-y once in awhile, but not often.
so recommend more gums that last long and taste great
here’s one: Eclipse Fusion Spearmint Melon
normally, fruity flavored gums don’t last long and tend to get foul but this one is the exception
Desperado: I am loyal to Trident original flavor. Simple, tastes great, and good for your teeth.
Wrigley’s Extra Cool Breeze
…is what the Gods chew on.
beelzebozo: and now for some brief history on chewing gum.
Many years ago, archaeologists made a surprising discovery! It seems prehistoric men and women chewed on lumps of tree resin for pure enjoyment, making them the first-ever gum chewers in recorded history. The study of man has also found that almost every culture chomped “gum.” Ancient Greeks routinely gnawed on tree resin to clean their teeth and freshen their breath, and called their treat “mastiche.” Indians chawed on the sap from trees. The Maya Indians of Central America gummed chicle. Early settlers bit into hardened tree sap and beeswax.
LET THERE BE SUGAR
Until the late 1870s, chewing gum was marked by little or no flavor. A druggist from Kentucky is credited with making chewing gum a sweeter treat when, in 1880, he added sugar to chicle. John Colgan’s discovery sealed the fate of chewing gum, forever marking its place in history.
CHEWING GUM FACTS
THE average American chews over 300 sticks of gum each year.
IN THE early 1860s, doctors advised patients to stop chewing gum, often telling patients it would cause their intestines to stick together.
OVER $2 billion of gum is sold in the United States each year.
DRIED CHEWING gum can be removed from hair using peanut butter.
THE WRIGLEY’S company originally sold scouring soap and baking powder. Today, they are known only for their gum.
TEACHERS who once punished students for chewing gum in the classroom now using bubble gum as a reward for good behavior.
WHILE the sale of chocolates and other candies has gone up and down over time, the sale of gum has always remained strong.
MOST gum is purchased between Halloween and Christmas.
TODAY, almost all gum is made by machine.
Re. Wow.. what? Stride Cobalt Blue is amazing… it’s my gum of choice and I’ve tried everything. It last hella long
my mistake.. it wasn’t stride, you were right that is nasty.
it’s this one here, “5”
I want gum. I love gum. I NEED gum.
I like trident.
Have to say that living in Ireland with our crappy weather means you need the power of Wrigleys Airwaves.
My favourite is the ‘Cherry Menthol’, they have a long lasting flavour & help with your breathing.
There was even a run of Guarana “Energy” Gum which I don’t think is available any more.
mCACGj: I love gum, but ever since I was playing baseball and had the ball go off my bat while I was swinging right into my jaw (still not sure how this happened) my jaw gets really sore after a while.
Is anyone else appalled with the recent (I think it as recent?) change in regular Juicy Fruit’s color? It’s all bright yellow now, what happened to the beige?
Do they still make that Rasppleberry or whatever Juicy Fruit? That stuff was delicious.
Lambtron: For me it’s Bubblemint or Sweet Mint Orbit. So good. The Sweet Peppermint Stride is also acceptable. I see Stride has a Sweet Cinnamon now, that might be awesome, cinnamon gum is usually a liiiittle too strong for me.
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