Friday, May 6, 2005
Glee Gum: If You Like Stuff Stuck to Your Teeth
Name: Glee Gum (Tangerine)
The package says “Finally! An All Natural Gum!” Yes, but there are reasons that we improve on nature sometimes.
Maybe it’s that I have dental work (crowns & filling) that I find this gum unappealing, or maybe it’s that it’s bland.
Made from natural chicle (the original ingredient in gum), this is gum the way our ancestors chewed it. The flavor of this batch is orange. I expected it to taste like aspergum and luckily it tasted more like orange candles. It’s slightly waxy, very sweet but has a good chew (if you avoid your repaired teeth). The flavor fades quickly and leaves a bland beige gummy material in your mouth. I have no idea if real chicle can be digested.
I’ve also tried the standard mint flavor, which has a longer lasting flavor but the same stickiness.
Rating: 5 out of 10.
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