“ Brand: Vicks / First Aid Type: Coughs, Cold & Flus / Dosage Form: Gum „
The other week I had a right stuffy nose. I couldn't work out if I was coming down with some sort of cold or flu or whether I was allergic to something but what I did know is my nose was blocked and I didn't know how to medicate it! One minute it would be bad next minute it would be totally fine but I felt rough as hell with it lol! I popped into Boots for a mooch around and got on to looking for something to help me though like I said I didn't know what would help and in the end I came across these and thought that as they weren't a medicated substance as such I'd give them a go! The Packaging: White and light blue oblong shaped box and on the front there is a photograph of a woman inhaling (comfortably lol). I am told that they are New Vicks Breathing Sensations, there is a photograph of one of the gums on there and I'm told that they contains vapocrystals and that in this box I have there are 16 chewing gums and that they are mint flavoured and sugar free. Other information on the box includes being told a bit about the product, nutritional information and ingredients are listed as well as the best before date being displayed and contact details for Procter & Gamble are stated (the manufacturer of the product). Inside I have 2 trays of the gums in a clear and foil pop through, well tray lol. A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Box: Vicks Breathing Sensations is a new way to experience the stimulating power of menthol in a delicious chewing gum. The crunchy white layer contains a high level of avernsis mint that instantly gives you an intense feeling of cool breathing in your mouth and nose. The smooth blue gum layer contains vapocrystals that continuously release menthol vapours to make the feeling last whilst you chew. The Gums: Well they are small and sort of a rounded off triangle shape. One side of the gum is a light blue colour and slightly mottled and the other side is brilliant white but the majority of the gum is blue coloured! Pop it in your mouth and it tastes smooth and you crunch it as you chew. Some of the crispy outer coating tastes sugary and melts and coats the mouth but this really is menthol and a little bit breathtaking at first! The gum takes about a minute after chewing to become smooth and it goes a rich deep blue colour. It's highly menthol and clears airwaves immediately and it has a very rich and sweet flavour to it but still very natural tasting which is a little hot on the palette but not uncomfortably so or anything like that. What I do like about these is not only do they work and make breathing easier they retain the flavour for a good hour along with that menthol feeling and so they really are beneficial for a good length of time! Great at freshening breath, nice and easy to chew there is no doubt in my mind that they open up airwaves and make breathing easier to do and me, I'm rather a fan of these now and don't suffer with a stuffy nose anymore thanks to these! Great to carry about with you for times when breathing isn't so great! Available in all good chemists etc costing about £2.97 for a box if 16 (I haven't seen these available to purchase in any other sizes by the way!).