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Trebor's strong mints are something i remember from my childhood, something to be feared which one day became something i actually came to enjoy from time to time. When they released the chewing gum i expected a lot only to be dissapointed by them.
The gum packaging is actually much nicer than other chewing gum manufactures in my opinion, allowing you to slide pieces out much more easily where some get caught up making you have to free up another hand. The chewing gum is also fairly priced, only about 25p where i have seen it for sale previously. Much better than other gums like Extra which is on sale from around 35p up to about 50p which is quite extortionate for what it is.
The actual initial taste of the gum is pretty much what you would expect from Trebor, it's a strong mint flavor with a burning sensation to follow and make it the classic Trebor that you know and love but in the form of a chewing gum. The texture is smooth and it's easy to chew unlike some gums which are rather viscous making them uncomfortable and saw on the jaw while chewing on it. I find that the flavor quickly vanquished by the saliva produced in the mouth and you are left tasting a bland piece of flavorless gum.
In conclusion of this review i think that if you just want something to chew for a few minutes or literally want it for after a meal or something then it's a great choice as it does have a better flavor than a lot of others i have tried however it does very quickly seem to lose its taste.
I've always been a bit partial to Trebor's Extra Strong Mints so when I saw they had brought our a similar chewing gum I thought I'd have to give it a go. Now this was a while weeks back when I first saw the advertisement on TV and it has taken me this long to source some of this gum. I eventually found it for 37p in ASDA and although at first slightly disappointed I soon changed my mind.
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The packaging is very similar to that of the mints being that it is red a white with the Trebor logo emblazoned acrross it. The packaging was quite nice nothing extravagant just a basic package giving all the info required.
The disappointment was brought about by the size of the packet, well to be exact the size of each piece of gum. It is shaped in the traditional way for chewing gums of this type in that it is a small oblong block about 2mm high 2mm wide and perhaps 12mm long. Not a bad size but definitely a little smaller than the standard size. I mean this isn't exactly a big problem but it was kind of a let down. This was soon a mere distant memory as I tasted the first pieace.
I was expecting it to be minty being that extra strong mints a quite strong and I can barely finish a whole one. After the initial crunch into the crispy coating, and the gum itself I was rewarded with a blast of almost pure mint. This was to intensify over the next few seconds before mellowing slightly to the bearable point. I didn't find much difference in the actual chewiness of the gum being that it's chewing gum you'd expect it to be chewy. The flavour did last some considerable time although in this process it did become a lot milder than that of the first minty hit.
There are 10 pieces in each pack making each piece just over 3p and I guess in this day and age of overpriced goods that 3p might well be one of the better spent 3p I have had the pleasure to part company with. I really enjoyed the sharp minty gum and on reflection feel that had this been the same size as the standard pieces of gum there might just have been too much mint flavour or should that be too strong. All in all it probably is going to be the gum I stick with for a while at least, It's cheaper, has a good strong flavour which lasts, and probably more important I like it a lot.
Trebor (part of Cadbury uk group) are well known for their ever popular Extra Strong Mints. However, they have recently launched a chewing gum with the same Extra Strong branding. I had first been alerted to this new Trebor Extra Strong gum from the television adverts - the one where a young mint enthusiast announce at a Trebor press conference that Trebor are going to make a gum, and the management keep saying 'Yes we are', after contemplating this 'out of the blue announcement'.
I recently saw some of the peppermint flavour gum on display in my local petrol station, and so decided to give it a whirl, as I have always been a huge fan of the extra strong mints.
The packaging itself replicates that of the Extra Strong Mint. A white background, with a green line going from right to left across the packet and a red 5 pointed star is placed in the middle. The words 'Extra' and 'Strong' are printed either side of the star with the words peppermint Trebor Gum written on the star.
The packets are pretty much the standard size that you find from wrigleys etc, and contain 10 pieces of chewing gum, each in the form of a shiney white pellet.
~~~ Taste ~~~
When i first popped a pice of this gum into my mouth, and began chewing, i thought that the gum felt a bit harder, and more rubbery than usual chewing gum, but after a minute or so, it did go a lot softer. The taste is strong a strong, fresh peppermint flavour, very similar to the peppermint extra strong mint flavour.
I was pleased with the longlasting flavour of the chewing gum, which lasted a good 30 minutes, far better than most other brands.
The gum itself is sugar free, but as such contains sweeteners, one of which is Sorbitol, which can cause some people a few problems if they have an allergy to it. The packaging also warns that this product may contain Soya, so again, something to be wary of if you have any allergies to Soya.
Another warning on the packaging warns that excessive consumpion may produce laxative effects! So take it steady on this one folks!
~~~ Cost and Nutrional info ~~~
I paid 48p for my pack of chewing gum from my local petrol station, which is pretty much in line with most other brands. Extra strong chewing gum is also available in Spearmint flavour, which would have been my preffered option if it was on sale at the petrol station, but unfortunately it wasn't.
Nutrional Values per 100 grams are as follows:
Energy 685kj / 165 calories
Protein 0.4 grams
Carbohydrates 67.4 grams
Fat 0.1 grams
Trebor Extra Strong Gum is suitable for vegetarians.
~~~ Overall opinion ~~~
I like this product. It has a great fresh strong minty flavour, and one which lasts! It is reasonably priced, and nicely packaged.
I look forward to trying out the Spearmint flavour!
Thanks for reading
© l500589 2010
My friend at work offered me a piece of this chewing gum, and I have to say I enjoy it far more than Wrigleys equivalents. They are owned and made by Cadbury who also produce the Trident range of chewing gums. THe success of Extra Strong Mints by Trebor, or ROBERT if you spell it backwards, has led to the launch of these into the chewing gum sector!
About 35p, and have as yet not seen it in that many places so maybe is it a new product, cos I have never tried it before a few weeks ago!! I have seen it in B and M bargain madness, but not really looked out for it anywhere else. No doubt it is available within supermarkets and confectioners and the like.
The wrapping is paper foil style with an easy open end which stays secure so they do not all fall out in your bag or pocket, I hate it when they get loose and escape all over your bag!!
There is a warning on the back of the packet stating that excessive consumption may produce laxative effects, probably this is due to the containing of the Sorbitol ingredient. Sorbitol is a sugar substitute. It may be listed under the inactive ingredients listed for some foods and products. Sorbitol is referred to as a nutritive sweetener because it provides dietary energy: 2.6 kilocalories (11 kilojoules) per gram versus the average 4 kilocalories (17 kilojoules) for carbohydrates. It often is used in diet foods (including diet drinks and ice cream), mints, cough syrups, and sugar-free chewing gum. (Last part taken from Wikipedia for information purposes).
Each packet contains 10 pieces of sugar free chewing gum. They are in the little white pellet format rather than the long strips such as Wrigleys do.
2 flavours are available, spearmint and peppermint. As yet I have only had the spearmint but I will be looking out for peppermint.
The little white pellets have a crunchy white coating. One small pellet is quite enough for chewing.
Taste pretty sweet but lovely and spearminty, and the flavour is long lasting and I think heavily rivals Wrigleys, they have come up with a really decent gum here and one I will certainly be purchasing more from now on.
The sweetness does fade but I think this is a good thing and you are left with the mint, I am a huge fan of spearmint anyway, but now I may seek the peppermint ones as I enjoy the spearmints so much.
In summary, pick these up as a change from Wrigleys, they are lovely!!
My partner came back with the original flavour 2 days ago when we went to the local supermarket. When we were in the car he had one and made a comment that they were hot. I asked if I could try one because I am a fan of the mints that they do.
This looks alot like the pack of mints that they do which I think is great because you will not get confused of the brand. It stands out from the rest. They come in a 10 piece pack and look exactly the same as every other chewing gum that I have tried. There is a blue pack and a green pack the blue pack is spearmint which I have purchased today. It states that they are sugar free which is good to know. It also states the nutritional information on the back of the pack too. It doesn't have the easy open flap that other chewing gums have which is a dissapointment and the packaging is very easily ripped.
The green pack that we had 2 days ago I didn't find hot and minty at all I would say that it was the same as other mint chewing gums and the flavour did not last long at all with it. The spearmint one in the blue pack was mintier but still the flavour dissapears very quickly. It is chewy and doesn't dry up fast you have an hour before the gum has to be changed.
I am not that impressed with this product the taste doesn't last long, the packet is difficult to open and keep it together, it hasn't got an unusual or different taste and it is no different to other gums on the market. The only thing that I like about this is the packaging is original. However my partner likes this and continues to buy it how opinions differ I suppose.
Whilst at the supermarket today, my attention was caught by the packs of 'Trebor Extra Strong Chewing Gum' which were stacked opposite the checkout. In terms of my regular chewing gum purchasing habits, I normally just opt for the good old fashioned 'Wrigley's Extra' - but I though I would give these new Trebor branded suagar-free chews a go.
Available in both Peppermint and Spearmint flavour, both varieties cost around 38p in most supermarkets for the ten 'pellet' pack. This review is specifically for the Peppermint version, which comes in a white, red, and green packet.
Trying to open the wrapping is a bit of an issue - there are no easy-open pull tabs like the Wrigleys gum - in fact, I got so frustrated whilst trying to get into them, I handed the pack to someone else so they could do it for me - not good so far Trebor.
Once you get to the stage where you can actually put them in your mouth however, it is instantly apparent that the gum is identical in size and shape to Wrigley's Extra. Each of the gums take the form of a white pellet with a hard crunchy outer shell... very familiar.
The initial flavour is strong, although not too strong to make them unpleasant - you do get quite a minty blast which lasts for a couple of seconds. Actually, I would argue that the taste is most pleasant after a minute or so of chewing, and overall, the flavour lasts for a decent few minutes before fading.
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The contents of this particular gum are as follows;
Sweeteners (Sorbitol, Isomalt, Mannitol, Maltitol Syrup, Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Gum Base, Humectant (Glycerol) (non animal), Thickener (Gum Arabic), Flavourings, Emulsifiers (E472a, Sunflower Lecithin E435), Colour E171, Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax) and Antioxidant (E321).
Due to the handy size of its packet, and reasonable price, I would normally recommend a product of this sort - however, it seems that Trebor have made an exact replica of Wrigley's Extra without really adding anything new. Due to the fact that they are hard to get into, I think I'll stick to what I know for the time being..
I thought these were a bit of a disappointment and basically just tasted like Extra so nothing new. I had seen the adverts on TV which I quite liked as I thought their slogan 'sorry it took us so long' was quite funny and I enjoyed the fact they were poking fun at themselves. Then I was in a garage the other day and they seemed to be having some kind of promotion for them (I think it was 2 packs for 70p) so thought I'd give them a whirl.
The size and shape of the packaging is just like Wrigleys Extra but with the Trebor branding on it obviously! There are 10 pellet-shaped gums in the pack and you can choose either Peppermint or Spearmint. They are also sugarfree with sweeteners added.
I do like Trebor Extra Strong mints and thought this chewing gum may have a nice kick to them like the mints do. Actually, they taste just like Extra - nice and minty and I have nothing against them, but nothing special or new. After you've chewed them for a few seconds you do get a slight taste of the Trebor extra strong mint flavouring but it's quite subtle. The taste lasts a decent amount of time - maybe about 15 minutes, and your mouth is left feeling nice and fresh and a bit tingly afterwards.
All in all, what can I say - they are nice minty chewing gum but nothing new and I expected more from Trebor, especially after their big advertising campaign.
Trebor are known for their ever popular Extra Strong Mints, but they have recently converted their winning formula into a chewing gum with the same Extra Strong branding. I came across this brand of chewing gum in my local newsagents and immediately realised that it was a new product. Since buying the product I have seen this gum advertised on the television, something I don't remember seeing with the Extra Strong Mint.
Trebor Extra Strong peppermint gum comes in a package of approximately 2.5inches long by 1.5cm in width. The packet looks small in comparison to the other products in the shop by the chewing gum pellets look of average size. The packaging itself replicates that of the Extra Strong Mint, infact I think it's almost identical. A green arrow goes from right to left across the packet and red 5 pointed star is placed in the middle. The words 'Extra' and 'Strong' are printed either side of the star with the words peppermint Trebor Gum written on the star.
The background to this packet is white. The back of the product contains the "nutrition information". Not that chewing gum is very nutritional and also the ingredients. I would point out that this product does contain Sorbitol, something I don't think the peppermint sweet contains. This is worth noting if you have a sensitive stomach because Sorbitol is known to contribute to the effects of a sensitive stomach if consumed. There is a warning on the back of the packet stating that excessive consumption may produce laxative effects. There is also a bold warning that the product contains Soya.
I feel that the packaging is well designed to highlight any important information and it is very easy to read. I would point out that as with other brands there is no warning as to swallowing this product, yet chewing gum is a product we are not recommended to swallow.
Each packet contains 10 pellet of chewing gum also referred to as "pieces". They are of average size and are white in colour.
The taste test;
I was pleasantly surprised by how minty these small pieces of gum were. They have the exact same effect of Extra Strong Mints in that they can take your breath away if you breathe in after chewing, and I wouldn't advise you drink water until at least 5 minutes have passed, due to the mintiness.
The flavour lasted quite well too, however I am very impatient with chewing gum and once my breath is refreshed I am happy to dispose of the product. In this case I chewed and chewed. The mint fresh flavour lasted approximately 20-30minutes before changing into a tasteless piece of gum. I found that if I chewed for about 10 minutes then disposed of the gum, my breath remained fresh and minty, whereas if I continued chewing the effects disappeared and the taste wasn't so pleasant.
The gum itself has a good texture to it, it doesn't go hard like many of its rivals, its a soft product which remains soft throughout use, whilst the coating dissolves well and doesn't remain bitty.
The other good thing about this new product is that it is cheaper than its rivals. I paid less than 40p for this pack of 10 pieces, other well known brands are retailing at approximately 48p + at the moment and with such a range of brands too choose from this product is definitely worth buying.
In addition to the peppermint version I have reviewed a spearmint version is available
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