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I don't chew gum all the time but like to carry a packet with me just to freshen my breath in the day, normally after a meal or if I'm meeting someone new. I tend to buy wrigleys quite often as it's just one of the most popular brands and is always available.
I normally pay about 40p for a pack of 10 chewing gums which I pop in my bag and this normally lasts about four days or so. The chewing gums are small, rectangle shaped and hard. They get chewy after you've chewed them for a bit. The crunchy 'shell' on the breaks up and becomes part of the chewing gum, but the chewing gum has a bit of a grainy texture too, making it a little more chewy and textured. I like this as it gives you more to chew and I find that flavour last longer. For me, the flavour lasts around half hour before I throw them away.
The flavour is very minty but I find it a little too strong at first. It feels fresh which is good but when you breath in your mouth feels super cold! It's minty and refreshing though so it serves it's purpose.
The size of packet they come in makes them easy to carry around in your bag or pocket and they stay fresh for ages despite not being individually wrapped. I often lose my gum because of how small they are and how crammed by handbag is but when they turn up weeks later they're still fine to be eaten. Well I eat them anyway!
These chewing gums are fairly good all in all. They leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean and are cheap and easily available to buy. If you chew a lot of gum, you're probably better off buying the three or four packets for a £1 from places like poundland as they're a bit better value for money. I would recommend these but not if you don't like strong minty flavours.
I'm not necessarily an avid chewer of gum and so perhaps this has somehow tainted my opinion on this particular product. However, I often like to have a small pack of chewing gum or polos on me incase I want to just quickly freshen up my breath and get rid of any tastes from perhaps quite strong flavoured foods.
This is pretty much just your standard chewing gum with what they are attempting a 'new' flavour. This basically means there is about 10 pieces per pack and they are small tablet shaped pieces you just pop in the mouth and chew. I find that unlike other chewing gums I have used, this was very grainy, which for some may be enjoyable, but for me was not ideal. If anything, it made my eating much less pleasurable and also meant that I felt like I wasn't really getting a lot of flavour or chew for my bite.
Secondly, which is something I tend to experience with most tablet shaped chewing gums as opposed to the long strips, they don't last particularly long and aren't very large either. This means the flavour goes pretty quickly and I personally felt like I'd wasted my money to be honest.
The flavour wasn't necessarily bad or offensive, it just wasn't very good either! I didn't feel the freshness I usually do when I taste another flavour such as peppermint, and so I felt like this particular product was lacking. I had to use at least two tablet pieces to attempt to get any flavour out of it, and even then it lasted for a very brief time.
Price and availibility:
You can pick this up in many local stores, although because of its uncommon flavour it may be worse buying in bulk if it seems appealing to you. I managed to pick up a pack of 3 for a pound (sadly) and so just gave the other unused packets to my boyfriend. However, for someone who enjoys the product, this would be ideal as a single pack of chewing gum these days can cost as much as 80p in local shops near me.
I didn't really enjoy this product and for something that can be quite expensive in certain places, it didn't really do anything for me. Unlike other Wrigley's products, I feel like it was lacking in quality, and didn't last really, or taste particularly great. I'm not really sure what I enjoyed about this product, other than I guess it was chewy, which is the premise of gum.
If I'm honest I'm not a massive lover of chewing gum, I definitely prefer mints, as you don't need to worry about finding a bin to get rid of your chewing gum when you're finished!
The other day when I nipped out on my lunch break I was wanting some mints however the shop didn't have any so I decided to buy some chewing gum instead. I chose Wrigley's Extra Cool Breeze as it looked like it would be fresh and minty from it's nice bright turquoise packaging and it was also sugar free.
I paid £0.39 for the pack, which is not that dissimilar to the price of a pack of mints. This gum is available for around the same price in most shops.
The chewing gum is packaged in a small rectangle shape, wrapped in a type of foil paper to keep it fresh. Inside the pack there were 10 individual pieces of chewing gum, each piece is bright white in colour.
Upon unwrapping the pack I noticed that the pieces of chewing gum were quite small, however I did notice it's nice minty smell as soon as I opened the pack.
When I first started chewing a piece, the mint flavour was really strong and certainly made my mouth feel nice and fresh. I was definitely aware of it working its magic and restoring my breath back to a nice minty taste. It was similar to the immediate effects of brushing your teeth, leaving your mouth feeling really clean.
I found that after chewing for a little while the flavour started to wear off quite quickly but most chewing gums are the same. My mouth was noticeably fresher and the mint taste stayed for a while after having discarded the piece of chewing gum.
Overall I would have to be honest and say that I still prefer mints, however I was impressed with this chewing gum and it certainly did the job. I would buy it again as a good alternative to mints. A chewy 4 stars!
I've been chewing gum now for several years, and always have some in my mouth probably using about 4 pieces a day.
My preference for chewing gum is this Extra cool breeze gum. It comes in a turquoise colour packet, and contains 10 chews per packet. The gum is like capsule sized which I find handy, and you can easily get it out of the packet one at a time.
There's a handy tab at the top to pull to open the packet, which is handy, and ensures all the pieces don't fall out.
The gum itself is a very cool flavour. It is minty, and almost gives a ice feel to the mouth, which I find refreshing, and really cleanses the mouth. I prefer this flavour over any others as this leaves your mouth most still, unlike the peppermint varieties for instance. I also find it really helps clear the airways in my nostrils, so really helps me to breath.
I tend to find one piece of gum will last me a good couple of hours, and sometimes even longer. The gum itself is the perfect size for my mouth, so it doesn't feel like you have a massive amount which you have to chomp.
The only downside to this is you don't have a piece of paper to wrap the used piece of gum in, so you have to make sure you find a bin to get rid of it.
I think people are mainly 'green gum' or 'blue gum' people - and I'm a blue gum person. Personally, I like gum to have an icy taste, but in Asda I decided to bridge the gap and try an aqua coloured gum - Wrigley's Extra in 'cool breeze'.
Wrigley's is a well-established name in gum, and Extra is probably the brand I always go for. The gum can be purchased in small 10-piece packs, but mine came in a bigger pack with 5 of those costing around £1. Most importantly to me, the gum is sugar-free. However, in the list of ingredients aspartame is very high up, which does worry me slightly but I figure that one piece of gum is so small it can't do much harm alone. It also warns on the packet that consuming too many may cause laxative effects.
The gum itself comes in little oblong-shaped capsules with rounded edges. I might be imagining things but they seem harder when you bite into them than the blue Extra gum. Chewing it you get an instant burst of a cool minty flavour, which I would say is between 'green' and 'blue' brands on the scale, thus explaining the 'aqua' colour of this packaging! The taste does fade quite quickly, but then seems to sustain this less-flavour amount for quite a while, though it's not as strong taste as other chewing gum I've tried.
I think that a lot of people on diets could turn to this gum when they miss the action of chewing, however I have read that chewing gum tells the body to expect food and either confuses it or makes it hungrier. I do find that the flavour and taste is enough to put me off eating however, and sometimes if I'm in a rush I grab this gum instead of brushing my teeth in the morning as dentists have shown it can do a good enough job of cleaning your mouth though it's not designed to replace a toothbrush.
Overall, this is a nice enough gum but I think I'll be going back to the 'blue' Extra after this because it's a bit softer and tastes slightly nicer. Two stars off - one for flavour loss, one for poor ingredients.
I like to carry a packet of chewing gum around with me as i think its a handy way to freshen the breath and mouth.
I tried this gum which is around 38p a packet and contains 10 pieces. it is available at corner shops supermarkets and garages and sometimes available in a multipack.
The packet is very easy to open; there is a tab of paper at the top end which you pull, this travels around the whole of the packet and takes the top off neatly. You can then push a piece of gum out of the opening with your thumb and finger. You can smell a nice subtle smell of mint when you open the packet and as soon as you pop one into your mouth you get a lovely minty taste. I find that the flavour isn't as strong as the other Wrigleys gums so you do tend to have to re stock quite quickly. The gum has a nice crunchy outer shell which breaks as you bite into it for the first time but after a while this melts aaway and you are left with the gum to chew away at.
The taste only lasts about 10 minutes but thats enough. I prefer this as it is a sugar free variety so better for your teath.
The pack does warn that it contains a source of of phenylalamine and excessive consumption may produce laxitive effect! but a great way to freshen breath especally if your a smoker or have eaten a smelly lunch!
I always like to have a packet of gum in my bag incase of bad breath emergencies and I tend to stick to familiar brands hence the reason I bought a packet of Wrigley's Extra Cool Breeze Sugar Free Gum the other day as I prefer not to have the sugary kind which do more damage to your teeth and also can add the calories as well even if they are not that big a number. I paid 50p however this was at Euston Station where things are often a bit more expensive.
The gum itself is not the traditional flat gum but small rectangular white tablets and you get ten in a pack however due to the lack of flavour in something so small I often find myself having to pop a second one in very soon after the first.
They have a solid crisp exterior and then the gum is in the middle, they do have a minty taste however it is not really strong enough in my opinion and it does not last that long either. The fact that it goes quite quickly means that you are constantly looking for a bin to dispose it into and it amazing how hard these can be to find sometimes especially at Euston due to the bomb threat I guess.
Certainly not the best gum on the market and one that will be a one time only purchase for me.
Now if your buying gum then for me the only company in the world for it and i really do mean this with all my heart and soul is Wrigley's. Wrigley's is simply by far the best manufacturer of today's chewing gum. Now i buy a few packets a week and not just to keep my breath fresh, oh no. I find it helps keep my hunger at bay until its actual time to have lunch or dinner. Just gum is especially good if you chew a lot of gum though out the day as it is sugar free. Has a strong, great and very long lasting minty fresh taste. If people don't like the idea of it at least give it ago with Wrigley's as if you don't like this one then you wont like any. Here is another little fact about Wrigley's, it is the official chewing gum of the premier league, now they are just a bunch of over paid monkeys running on nicely kept lawns kicking a bag of air around and apparently that is the image of cool these days so look 'cool' by chewing on Wrigley's gum like all monkeys, i mean footballers do!!!!!!
I tend to find one brand of chewing gum that I like and stick with it, so my chosen choice has to be Wrigley's Extra Cool Breeze. I'm not a big fan of strong-tasting or extra minty gum/mints, so these are perfect for me as they're on the more refreshing side of mintyness.
The first Wrigley chewing gum was launched in the UK way back in 1911, so the company know their stuff. They're developed and expanded their range to cater for different needs and tastes, and have become very popular in doing so. I think Wrigley's is probably the most chewed and well-known gum in the UK, so there must be something good about it! Their 'get closer' campaign is designed to help promote the gum as giving you fresher breath, and generating saliva is good for keeping teeth healthier, so you have good reason to chew away at your hearts content. I will note however that this particular gum is sugarfree, so be careful of any chewing gum that contains sugar as that wont do your mouth any favours.
Wrigley's Extra Cool Breeze can be bought in single packs for 33p (Tesco) and contain 10 pieces. Each piece has a hard coating to protect the gum and soon disintergrates as you start chewing. You can get a multipack of 5 of these for around £1.43 (Tesco) which will save you 20p - every little helps! ;) You can also buy a single box with 25 loose pieces for 83p.
I like the taste of these because they're minty without being too strong. They do have a refreshing flavour though, as with most chewing gums, this wont last you hours. But with 10 for 33p that doesn't really matter so much, but be careful how many you have because they contain a source of phenylalanine - excessive consumption may have a laxative effect.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend these if you're looking for something minty without too much of a kick. The only slight downside is that they can lose their flavour fairly quickly but I've never had a chewing gum that hasn't.
Wrigley's Extra Cool Breeze. Sugar free chewing gum, made by Wrigley's Quantity per pack:10 pieces