“ Sugarfree chewing gum with sweeteners. „
Sometimes I like to chew gum- after eating a meal (or after eating Raspberry's) I thought the tropical version of Trident Gum would be great. This is because I love tropical fruits- and as the product was expensive for what it was- I thought I would get what I paid for. How wrong was I.
Product Quality: One of the benefits of chewing this gum was that it uses Xylitol, which is a natural fruit extracted sweetener- which on its own is nice and is very expensive! This is because it actually assists the teeth in healing and cleaning. Although the Ingredients list looked good, I felt the quality to be poor- because the flavor ran out very quickly.
Taste and Texture; The taste was actually quite nice. It tasted mainly of peach and banana and mango. The biggest flaw was the taste only lasted for 20 seconds! The texture was actually not actually as soft as it was meant to be! It was very tough and not stretchy enough. However the gum was surprising in the way you could not tell it actually was sugarless. It did however leave me feeling quite thirsty! I also felt the pieces were also too small!
Smell; The 14 pieces that you get in one pack smelt pleasant enough. Oddly the smell was quite overwhelming, as it smelt strongly of banana and mango. It also smelt sweet. It was a surprise to get such strong scent of fruits. It led me to believe that the gum would be flavoursome for a long period of time.
Packaging; The colours used look very appealing, it uses orangey whites and plain orange colours. It is very recognisable in shops! It is very compact as it is foldable after taking a piece of gum.
Value For Money; Even if the gum did last a long time I would of still said it was expensive. The cost is £0.79 a pack! However it does redeem itself in a way as it helps cleans your teeth.
Verdict; Overall I would say this gum is nice but it runs out of flavour all to quickly! Meaning o get a significant flavour you need to consume allot of gum- making it even worse value for money than it is anyway.
I'm not really a big chewing gum person but sometimes when your in the queue waiting to be served these bright coloured packets can easily grab your attention. And yesterday this happened to me, there was lots of different flavours and brands to choose from and I decided to try a packet of Trident Soft Tropical Twist Flavour.
The packet of chewing gum cost me 48p and contains 14 pieces, it is sugar free with sweeteners. They come in a small orange packet which flips open a bit like a wallet. I thought the packet was great as theres no untidyness and it folds away neatly, clips in and your chewing gum does not end up falling out into the bottom of your handbag to be lost forever.
When I first started to remove the cellophane wrapped around the packet I instantly caught a whiff of the chewing gum, it has a really strong sweet smell to it and it was very pleasant. The gum itself is in small sticks which are neatly placed in two seperate lines and are individually wrapped in white and orange striped paper. Each stick is a little hard to chew to start with but once you get past that the gum becomes very soft and the flavour lingers in your mouth for quite a while. If you want to be blowing bubbles with them then you may need a chew a couple to help you on your way.
It says on the back of the packet that there is 155kcal per 100g, 0.5g Protein, 60.6g of carbohydrates, 0.6g of fat. Although it doesnt say on the packet how much the gum weighs in total so i'm not sure how many you would have to chew on to reach that amount.
The good thing about the packet it that it is recyclable and the gum itself is suitable for vegetarians so there is no weird meat extracts in them.
Ingredients: Sweeteners (Sorbitol, Xylitol, Mannitol, Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame K), Gum base, Flavourings, Stabilisers (Glycerol), Acids (Citric & Malic), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E472a), Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Colour (Paprika Extracts), Antioxidants (E321) & apparently a great bid wodge of softness.......
Warning: Excessive consumption may produce a laxative effect.
Contains a source of phenylanaline.
Overall I quite liked the Trident Soft, it made a nice change from buying an ordinary mint flavour and the flavour does seem to last for a fairly long time which I was quite surprised about. They're not expensive to buy and they last a pretty long time. So I would recommend these and will probably buy them again myself at some point.
If your interested in Trident gum then they also have a website www.tridentgum.co.uk. I personally havent looked at it and too be honest I probably wont.
I chew chewing gum at work to stop me from nibbling at chocolate, so I've tried quite a few brands to date! I picked up this new Trident Sugarfree Soft gum in Tropical Twist flavour to try out. I'm not a lover of regular "mint" flavour gum, so I'm always on the lookout for new exciting flavours.
This gum was a good price, around 60p for 14 strips of gum. It comes in a cardboard box which measures 9cm x 5cm, and it has a brightly coloured swirling pattern on it. The box is three-fold, first ly you open the top flap and then the other two parts of the box fold out to reveal the gum. These are lined up in strips, and each stick of gum is individually wrapped and measures 1cm x 4.5cm. You simply slide each stick of gum out easily, no fiddling around with gum that is squeezed into tiny packets that you have to wrestle with to get out (like Wrigleys!!)
Although being Tropical flavoured, the gum is a creamy colour rather than the expected orange. When you first chew the gum, you get a rush of tropcial flavour. Unfortunately, this doesn't last long. The taste soon fades, and after a couple of minutes of chewing, the gum goes very tough and almost hard. I had to spit it out after this as you just couldn't chew it - it was like chewing a pencil eraser.
This stuff does have a couple of E numbers in the ingredients, and it warns on the back that excessive consumption may produce laxative effects. Though they don't specify what "excessive consumption" is - two sticks a day? Three sticks? The whole packet? A guidline would be useful here.
Overall I wasn't very impressed with this gum as it lost flavour extremely quickly and became very hard and tough.
Trident tropical twist flavour is among my favourite types of gum. Each pack comes with 14gums which are individually wrapped with a thin paper and packaged nicely in a rather thick little box which has a shape of a wallet. The box can be easily closed to keep your gum safe. Moreover, if you eat half of the gum you can easily rip the box and seal the other half (it's optional).
Unlike other gum, trident tropical twist flavour tends to last for a long time, which is the main thing I love about this gum.
The tropical twist flavour has sweeteners rather than sugar therefore, it won't decay your teeth. The sweeteners gives the gum a very sweet flavour, and the tropical twist flavour will definitely water your mouth. This is an effect that will always happen every time you consume the gum.
The gum is easy to consume, you may find that some gum such as 'extra' tends to have a hard coating on the outside of the gum. This is a different story with trident tropical twist gum as they are very soft all the way. The gum tastes very good that its hard not to consume the whole pack in one day. The gum is orange in colour and no matter how long you chew the gum for, it will always stay the same colour and the tropical twist smell will never go away. The smell of the gum is rather nice and strong that someone who is a metre away from me could smell it as if they were right next to me.
I sometime use the gum as a way of getting rid of my hunger when I am too busy to get food, this actually does work.
As for Nutritions a 100g of this chewing gum contains 155 calories which none of it is sugars but mainly carbohydrates, there is hardly any fat or protein. Therefore, this gum can not be part of your healthy diet.
Trident sugar free soft gum is manufactured by Cadbury, whom are popular in the sweets industry.
The gum can be bought from many different shops including supermarkets and corner shops. I however found out that they tend to be cheaper in huge supermarkets such as Tescoes, were I purchased mine for 35p. In other supermarkets such as Somerfield you may buy trident gum for 41p and corner shops tend to be more expensive selling them for around 50-60p.However, the gum is totally worth the pennies and I would say buying this gum at 35p is a right bargain. The gum can also be bought in packs of three of four but this can be bought from supermarkets.
Overall, I do recommend everyone to try out this gum because it's very unique from other chewing gums. The gum has an excellent taste which lasts for a long time which makes it hard to finish the packet in one day. The chewing comes in a rather small packet making it easy to carry around with you, if you don't really have the space in your handbag or pocket, the chewing is individually wrapped so you can always take one or two with you as they are shaped into small strips.
---Don't give it to children who don't know how to eat gum as they may swallow it, which is bad for your health.
---I know you may be tempted to eat the who packet in one day, but please try not to as excessive consumption may produce laxative effects.
---Store the gum in a cool dry place.
---If you chew the gum for a long time, your jaws may start to hurt and your mouth may start to taste bad.
---The gum can also be bought in packs of 3 or four (this cost more, but cheaper when you divide the amount amongst each pack).
---Trident gum also comes in other flavours, which you may be interested in, if you happen to like this flavour.
I love chewing gum, I chew it quite alot, mostly if i'm going out or if i'm at work (although i'm not supposed to, oh well). I just love the feel of it in my mouth and the flavours.
I was browing round my local supermarket a while ago when i came across the Trident Soft Tropical Twist, i'd had Trident gum before so knew it was a good product, but i'd never seen the Tropical Twist verison. I love everything tropical, whether it's juice or yoghurt, so i decided to give it a go. Turns out I liked it and have been having it ever since.
Trident is actually made by Cadburys Trebour Basset, which has been round for ages now, so they pretty much know what they're doing when it comes to sweet treats.
The gum comes in a pack of 14 strips. The packaging is a thin cardboard which you open up, revealing 2 'shelves' of 7 strips of gum, which is quite attractive. The packaging is bright orange with paler orange swirls. On the front is the name and flavour, and also a little picture of the product. On the back is the nutritional info and the ingredients, company adress and so on. When the packet is opened, it says " strip and enjoy, tantalise your tastebuds with this tropical sensation, unspectacular in shape, spectacular in taste" pretty much sums up the product.
When the packet is first opened your nose immediately gets hit by the strong flavours. The first smell i get is peach, then it's more orangey, it smells lovely. The gum is wrapped in a thin waxy sort of paper which is white with orange diagonal stripes.
Upon first popping it into my mouth and chewing i get a burst of flavours rush through, first taste is orange, it's quite strong but not overpowering, then a hint of peach, then a mix of the tropical flavours. It tastes just like the high quality tropical juices you can buy.
The flavour lasts for ages, i'm talking hours, i usually have the chewing gum after dinner at work, and by home time i can still taste the flavour, obviously not as strong, but it's still there. Whereas when i have came across certain other brands of chewing gum you have them for about 30 mins and all the flavour has gone.
Also with this chewing gum, it doesn't got soft in your mouth, i would assume everyone knows what i'm talking about. Like with some other chewing gums you have it in your mouth and then after a while it starts breaking up and goes all horrible and soft in your mouth, so you have to get rid of it. That isn't the case with this gum, which is great. It just seems to last and last. Also this gum in sugarfree.
The price ranges from store to store, it's usually about 50p or so. But recently shopping at my local Home Bargains i came across this product (the actual one i've used to test) for 10p, for the pack of 14, i'll let you do the maths for that. I was astonished at the price and obviously bought quite a few packs, i'm not sure whether it's at all stores or not but it's definately worth popping in and having a look, talk about bargains.
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Nutritonal Info: Per 100g
Fat: 0.6g (of which saturates 0.2g)
Warning: excessive consumption may produce laxitive effects.
I love this product, it has great taste and long lasting flavour. A few people have commented on the smell of it, just as i've been talking to them, and they haven't been stood particulary close, but they can smell it and i can honestly say my breath has been complimented. To be honest with you i don't think theres many things worth than bad breath, so it's always great to have these on you to avoid that happening.
If i was going to be picky i'd say the packaging could of been smaller, it's the size of a credit cardm and about a cm thick, so it's alright if you have a bag but not great for like jeans pockets or anything like it.
Despite that, all in all this is a great product, quite cheap if you shop around, but worth the normal price from supermarkets anyway. Great flavour which is long lasting, stays chewable in your mouth. The gum is sugarfree which is great, kind to your teeth and gums.
If you want a great tasting mouth and great smelling breath, go for this.
Thanks for reading.
I'm a serial gum chewer and have been for many years.
Until recently I'd always favoured the mint varieties, mainly because of the refreshing taste left and of course, the good breath!
But then I came across Trident Soft in Tropical Twist flavour.
"Looks interesting" I thought, so I bought a packet.
At around 50p - 60p this gum is quite pricey compared to it's minty contemporaries but for the price you do get 14 well sized sticks of gum.
So, I popped the first stick in my mouth and gave it a bit of a chew.
Now...the packet states "soft gum"- I personally wouldn't call it soft because it does take a bit of chomping on to get it going but it's well worth it!
The Tropical Twist flavour is full of tangy and sweet twists and has a nice sharp bite to start off with.
It's not too over powering or sickly and, surprisingly, is rather refreshing!
The flavour also lasts for a good period of time. All too often, these sort of strong flavoured gums loose their taste after a couple of chews but Trident Soft seems to hold it's taste well for 20+ minutes.
Word of caution though..if you are like me and tend to power through large amounts of gum in a day you may start to feel a wee bit sick after 5 or 6 sticks as the flavour does tend to hang in your mouth.
Nutritionally speaking, Trident Soft is a sugar free gum and clocks in at 155cal/100g. Each pack of 14 sticks weighs in at around 35g so it's not all that terrible!
Chewing gum has always been something that I have around, Trident Soft is definitely one of my favourite gums ever, the neat packaging and unique flavour make it a great choice of gum.
As I pop one in my mouth, I can immediately taste the tropical flavour with a little tangy taste to it; the gum at first is a little hard but soon develops that soft chewy texture which is lovely. The gum comes in little strips, these are very small but once they are in your mouth it seems a lot bigger. The taste continues a lot longer than other regular chewing gum and the taste is not too sweet.
These chewing gums come in a really neat package; it is an orange wallet that opens to reveal two rows of seven pieces of gum. The wrapping on the gum is white with orange stripes. There are fourteen small pieces in total that will cost you a bit more than ordinary pack of chewing gum.