Orbit’s Funky New Mint Mojito Gum
When it comes to buying gum I normally stick (no pun intended) with either the ridiculously long lasting Stride, or Orbit. So when I was at the gas station yesterday I grabbed what I thought was a pack of Orbit Spearmint. After taking my first bite, however, I realized that in my haste I hadn’t purchased my familiar Spearmint flavor. Much to my chagrin I had latched on to yet another new flavor called ‘Mint Mojito’. I don’t know about you, but all of these new quirky gum flavors flooding the market are starting to make me a little bit loony.
On to the gum…
“For A Good Clean Feeling, No Matter What™“? Really?
Wrigley is the owner of the Orbit brand. I went to their website (boy do they have quite a few products!) and here is what they say about Orbit: “Orbit provides ‘a good clean feeling, no matter what,’ and is recognized by the American Dental Association as beneficial to oral health.” Pretty standard stuff. So during the first second of my first bite (yes that is how memorable it was, I remember the first second of the first bite), I cringed and scrunched my nose into what, for people who know me, is my notorious expression of disapproval. Yuck! Honestly…the various flavors that meld to give this gum its flavor make about as much sense as a peanut butter and fish oil sandwich.
Think of putting a lemon or a lime in your mouth with some sugar, and then brushing your teeth. Or better yet, I’m sure you’ve experienced the less than delightful taste sensation that can only come from drinking orange juice immediately after brushing your teeth. It’s just that, umm, good. The initial lime taste wears off after about 5 minutes of chewing – and cringing – and chewing. Once it does, the good news is, this stuff isn’t half bad!
Getting past that initial taste though…ugh, I think I just threw up in my mouth. With flavors reminiscent of toothpaste and lime, it’s no wonder the product is labeled “American Dental Association Approved.” Does Wrigley not have product testers? Did somebody at Wrigley get punked? Did I?
So would I buy this gum again? Only as a prank, or a gag gift. Actually that’s a good idea. I’m going to use the rest of my pack to torment friends and co-workers alike. Making other people try it is about the only way to share the misery, thus making myself feel a little bit better. Yes, it’s a slow day at the office. Except for the gag factor (pun intended this time), I would stay far, far away from this particular flavor of Oribit. Spearmint fans be careful! Orbit has designed the packaging of Mint Mojito to be remarkably similar to their Spearmint flavor.
See the packs side by side:
Orbit gum is available at a grocery store, convenience store, or gas station near you.