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After demolishing a 3 pack of Wrigley's Extra chewing gum in a matter of days I thought it would be appropriate to write a review about the product.
Quite possibly my favorite brand of chewing gum, Wrigley's Extra is great for those last minute meetings arranged after consuming something full of garlic or onions. The strong flavor doesn't only leave your breath smelling fresh, it leave's your mouth feeling fresh too.
Unlike many other brands of chewing gum, the taste/flavor is long lasting and doesn't disappear after simply just biting into the gum.
-Great packaging/ branding/ well known brand.
-The gum is completely sugar free.
-It's Irish Dental Association approved (I'm assuming this means that it's unlikely that chewing the gum will rot your teeth).
-It does contain sweeteners - as with most products that claim not to contain sugar, the sugar is actually substituted with sweeteners and flavorings. Depending on whether you are conscious of what you eat, these type of ingredients might not be the type of thing you'd want to consume.
-Laxative effects??? According to the disclaimer on the back of the packet, excessive consumption may result in laxative effects due to containing a source of Phenylalanine. Although I have never experienced any of the laxative effects myself, it might be something that you should stay aware off if consuming large amounts of this product.
Wrigley's Extra Gum is a great tasting, tooth friendly product that is great for consuming after food to take away any odor or taste that may be left in your mouth afterwards.
I started chewing gum years ago as I thought it was a cool thing to do. I had read somewhere that one of my favourite pop stars liked to chew Wrigleys gum and that had me hooked! I also thought it made me look more American as all Americans chew gum, right and being half American wanted to look American when I was in England, weird I know but then I was a young girl.
I still chew gum now but not so much to look cool, rather to keep my breath nice and fresh and also because it is good for your teeth after meals. Wrigley's have been making gum since the late 19th century but it was only in 1984 that they launched Extra, the sugarfree gum known for long lasting flavour. According to an article I read, in 1984 sugar free gum was still fairly new so Extra was one of the first brands to use sugar substitutes, giving it a longer taste duration. In 2007, Extra received the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance, proving that its gum helps to strenghthen teeth, fight cavities, and reduce the amount of acid wear.
Extra is probably the gum I reach for first in the shop when I need to replace my packet. I generally always have a packet in my bag and I love that this gum comes in a really small packet which is easy to throw in a small bag when I go out for the night and need to freshen my breath between dinner and dancing! The gum is in the shape of little tabs which have a nice sugar coating. This crunches once you first bite into the gum and then crunches away into the gum itself when you chew it. I do find that this gum lasts for a very long time and sometimes I find I have been chewing it for a hour or longer and the peppermint taste is still as strong as ever. The gum itself also keeps its elasticity and does not go all funny and lose. The peppermint taste is lovely and fresh and strong, a long stronger minty taste than say spearmint. It makes my breath smell really nice and I do find that if I chew it after a meal it really does make my teeth quite smooth and feel like I have brushed them with a toothbrush, a definite plus when I am out meeting people.
A packet costs around a £1 and in my opinion is a great value chew!
I started chewing gum really in an attempt to cut down on the amount of cigarettes I smoked whilst sat at my computer! I am currently trying to quit completely so these have become my new best friend!
I tend to purchase these in the larger pots of 60 pieces, mainly because I find the packaging on the 10 pack to be less than durable, and easily squashed beyond recognition in the bottom of a handbag, which leads to my finding odd little bits of gum all over the bottom of my bag! The small packs are handy in that they fit into a pocket, but, once opened, the 10 pack of gum definitely has a habit of popping out of the pack!
The first thing you notice when you pop a piece of this gum into your mouth is the strong peppermint flavour. I honestly think it is the strongest peppermint gum out there! I really like this as it makes my mouth feel all fresh and zingy, but I know a lot of people who detest it for the very same reason; this is definitely a gum for those that like strong flavours rather than someone who wants something a bit mild!
The gum has a nice consistency and holds together well, unlike others I have tried in the past which can feel gritty or stringy, this is a smooth piece of gum and takes even frantic nicotine withdrawal fuelled chomping with ease!
The strong flavour means the minty taste of the gum lasts a good long time...around 35-45 minutes on average, before becoming fairly tasteless, but I quite often find myself still chewing it anyway after the taste has faded away! I think this is probably because even once the gum has lost its flavour, the mintiness hangs around in your mouth, so even though the gum tastes of nothing anymore, the mintiness is still there to make continued chewing pleasureable!
The gum is sugar free and suitable for vegetarians. The only cautionary note I could find on the packaging was that it contains a source of phenylalanine, and "excessive consumption may produce laxative effects", but I have easily chewed ten or more pieces in a day on fairly regular occasions with no ill effects.
The only real whinge I have about this gum is the size of the individual pieces; one piece seems to be a little bit too small, and in my most "chomping" moments I do occasionally miss the gum and bite the inside of my mouth! But two pieces seems a bit big...sigh...its a minor thing really but if I were to change anything about this gum, it would be to make the pieces about 20% bigger than they are now.
A couple of weeks ago I had the shock of my life when I weighed myself on the Wii fit. I shall not reveal my weight, but I fear that the constant "testing" of choccy bars for review purposes on dooyoo has finally started catching up with me. I am committed to losing some poundage over summer, and one of my key tools is chewing gum!
Every day, about mid afternoon, I get "the hungries", and insatiable desire to gobble up something sweet. This is obviously not great when you are trying to lose weight, hence the need to have a good supply of gum at the ready. I did read that chewing gum speeds up your metabolism, but I'm not sure how true that is. I just know it helps me to stop snacking!
I don't really mind what gum I use, but one of my favourites is Extra, made by Wrigley's. I tend to buy the big pack for 99p, which contains 39 "pellets" of gum. A bag like this usualy lasts me a week. The bags are good because they are reseaable, which keeps the gum fresh. Extra is also available in smaller packs for about 55p for 10 pieces of gum. These are handy for travelling as they are an ideal size to put in your pocket. You can also buy them in larger tubs too.
Extra comes in a variety of flavours, but one of the best is the peppermint variety. It has a really cool, fresh flavour that tastes great and gives you confidence that your breath smells nice too. The gum comes in small pellets which are hard on the outside, with soft gum in the middle. This is why I like them. They are the closest thing you can get to sweets.
Extra is sugar free, so you don't have to worry about it damaging your teeth or making you fat. It is good to take with you when you are out and about and is useful to chew after eating out when you haven't got a toothbrush handy! I really like the contrast in textures between the hard shell and the gum inside.
They are advertising Extra as having longer lasting flavour than previously, but for me, it isn't the best gum for keeping its flavour. Trident is much better. But if you are not a marathon chewer, Extra is relatively good at keeping its flavour. In fact, I am chewing some now, and it still tastes minty after 10 minutes of chewing and reviewing!
The nutritional information is as follows per 100g, though it should be noted that a pellet of gum weighs significantly less, in fact, a 39 pellet bag only weighs 54g.
Energy 146 cal
Of which Polyols 60.7g
The gum is suitable for vegetarians. There is a warning on the pack that it may cause laxative effects, although that has not happened to me!
The only warning I have about gum is about sensible disposal. Most high streets are absolutely littered with a layer of gum. It is really gross. And the stuff doesn't seem to rot down, so how does that bode for the future? Gum world! So I guess I will have to drop Extra a point because of its lack of eco friendly credentials!
I always have a pack of chewing gum handy in my hand bag, and it is always these Wrigley's extra peppermint ones. These are my favourite, and after trying others I always come back to them. I buy this chewing gum in a small pack of 10, which fits nice and discretely in my handbag, in the side pocket, they don't take up any space at all, they are a perfect size pack. They cost me just 35p a pack! For a leading brand I find this is a great price, there is no point buying any cheaper brands and risking quality and taste just to save a few pennies!
This chewing gum comes in a small rectangle shape, which has a white crisp sugar layer, and a chewy centre which sort of dissolves once you have chewed it for a minute. They have a strong peppermint taste, which is really minty, cool and refreshing. I hate chewing gum that is so minty it burns your mouth and its too hot to chew, but these wrigleys extra ones have a great mint taste, which is enough to freshen your breath and clear your nose if you have a cold too. The taste does not fade away quickly after a few minutes of chewing like many others do, it stays for a while which is great, I hate having to get rid of chewing gum after just a minute because it has lost its taste!
These are not too tough to chew, they are really easy to chew and have a soft texture. They are very small and one is never enough for me, I have to have two at a time or I don't feel my breathe is fresh enough.
This chewing gum is sugar free, but it has added sweeteners and mint flavours. It is suitable for vegetarians and you shouldn't eat too many of these in a day as apparently excessive consumption of these can cause laxative effects! Most people eat them in moderation anyway, and they aren't bad for you either as they are sugar free.
Wrigley's do this extra chewing gum in other flavours too including spearmint and cool breeze. You can also get these in multipacks and handy bottles or boxes if you don't like the packets which don't keep them that fresh.
I highly recommend this wrigleys extra peppermint chewing gum for fresh breath and great taste, I wouldn't buy anything else!
I go through quite a bit of gum, especially being a smoker and having the need to freshen my breath after smoking a cigarette. I find one of the best gums to chew these days is Wrigleys Extra in Peppermint Flavour. This comes in a blue and white packaging with Extra written on the blue background in white letters. Each pack usually contains around 8 - 10 pieces of gum. These pieces are white, with a sort of crunchy shell on each piece, but this disappears when you start chewing and turn the hard gum, into the gum you chew on.
The flavour is nice and fresh, but not too over powering that is burns your mouth and tongue. The taste actually lasts quite a while, and I have found it to last quite a bit longer than other gums I have chewed. The gum does start to turn a little rubber like as it starts to lose its taste, but it is nothing nasty. Just telling you its time to wrap it and bin it, and chew on your next piece.
Most places sell Extra Gum these days, including supermarkets, newsagents, Boots, Superdrug, Petrol Stations... pretty much anywhere. You can buy these is the standard pack which is the 8 - 10 piece pack, or there is some places that sell them in multipacks of 3, 4 or 5 single packs. A single pack will usually cost you between 30p - 60p, but in places like 99p stores and Poundland sell the 3 and 4 packs for 99p or a £1, depending on which store you are in lol.
I recommend Extra Peppermint gum, as it tastes great, freshens your breath and is long lasting too.
** Wrigleys Extra Peppermint **
I get through a lot of chewing gum I find it keeps me occupied and away from piling on the pounds by mindlessly snacking when at home. I have also given up smoking so chewing gum is the perfect distraction.
I do try a lot of different brands and flavours of chewing gum out for variety but I favour sugar free gum. One of my most regular gum choices is Wrigleys Extra Peppermint flavoured sugar free chewing gum. Each pack consists of small little white tablet like sweets stacked on top of one another wrapped inside silver paper which is itself covered by a layer of outer paper. The outer paper is silver on the inside and printed blue with the Wrigleys Extra Peppermint logo and info in the outside.
I think the double wrapping helps keep the chewing gum fresh and crisp tasting and stops the peppermint smell tainting clothes. This is very useful as I always have an open pack of chewing gum about my person somewhere and much as I enjoy the flavour I don't want anything but my breathe smelling of peppermint!
The outer layer of each tablet of chewing gum is crispy and hard while the inside is chewy like normal chewing gum. If I'm hurried or a bit stressed I just chew straight away which releases all the flavour at once and quickly dissolves the hard peppermint flavoured outer shell. But if I am concentrating and really want to savour the taste of the peppermint I suck the outer casing to get all the sharp clear taste of it out.
Taste depending on whether you bite or suck the gum still only lasts a minute or two (slightly longer when you suck) so I need to top up then by having another Extra gum tablet without spitting out the first one. This seems to reinvigourate the flavour more than just spitting the first near tasteless gum out and having a fresh one for some reason.
** My conclusion **
I really like Wrigleys Extra Peppermint gum. It's only 35p a packet at my local Post Office but you can save and buy multipacks at supermarkets too. If I had once criticism it would be that the taste doesn't last very long.
Other than that I am a great fan of Wrigleys Extra Peppermint chewing gum and will continue to buy them regularly.
Thanks for reading my review.
I like to carry some gum with me when I am out and about. I have a constant problem with a dry, tickly cough, due to my asthma and I like to chew something, to keep my mouth and throat from getting too dry.
I have always enjoyed all the Wrigley Extra flavours, but my favourite has got to be peppermint. It is very refreshing without being too strong and minty.
Wrigleys Extra Peppermint comes in a turquoise, blue packet and you can smell the peppermint, before you even open the pack. The gum comes in small rectangle pieces, which have a hard shell on the outside and chewy gum on the inside. When this is thoroughly chewed, you are left with a mouth watering, peppermint gum which keeps it's flavour for ages. I find that it keeps much needed moisture in my mouth and throat and helps to keep my tickly cough at bay.
Gum is also great for chewing after a meal, as it helps produce saliva, which neutralizes the acids, preventing them from attacking your teeth. It also helps to freshen your breath, which is always a bonus. My husband chewed gum constantly when he gave up smoking, as it gave him something to do instead of popping a cigarette in his mouth. It did help him and he hasn't smoked for over a year now!
Wrigleys Extra is sugarfree, its contains a source of Phenylalanine.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
There is a warning on the pack, that excessive consumption may produce laxative effects. Thankfully I have never came across that problem yet and hope I never will!
Wrigleys Extra Peppermint is available in Tesco in a single pack of 10 pieces for 35p or 5 pack for £1.59.
I think Wrigleys have the best gums on the market, as the flavour does last such a long time. I always buy the multipack as it's better value and I like to keep a single pack in my jacket pocket, so I can chew some gum when I'm out and about.
The flavour alone, makes this a 5 star product for me.
I recently was on the look out for some mint flavoured chewing gums and came across Extra. I saw a multi pack of 5 of them for only £1.62 which works out 32p each individual packet. They were in fact Peppermint but they usually taste the same.
The packet come in a sky blue colour with the name Extra in white on the front of the packet. At the back of the packet I turned to look at the ingredients but saw that it had many sweeteners. Here is what the ingredients looked like:
Sweeteners Sorbitol, Maltitol, Maltitol Syrup, Aspartame, Mannitol, Acesulfame K, Gum Base, Humectant Glycerine (Non-Animal), Thickener Gum Arabic, Flavourings, Glazing Agent Calcium Carbonate, Colour E171, Emulsifier Soybean Lecithin, Glazing Agent Carnauba Wax, Antioxidant BHA.
They even stated that they were suitable for vegetarians which as indeed quite funny as I have never known a chewing gum which was not suitable for vegetarians.
Each packet as 10 gums inside which is reasonable. They are shaped at about 1.5 cm wide and 0.75 cm long. The taste is very minty, actually a bit too minty. They are soft to chew which is a relief as I know other brands which are really tough. the mint taste stays in your mouth for a good 10-15 minutes of chewing which is also good, as other brands only last for around 5 minutes or so.
Extra was first launched in 1984 in the USA. The previous gum to be made was named ''orbit''. Ever since t he launch they have became the most famous selling gum company ever.
Overall it is indeed a recommended gum, just it is a bit to minty, so if you like it very minty that wont be a problem. The price is standard, and the taste stays in your mouth for a very long time. 9/10 stars is my final rating!
I use chewing gum quite a lot, it is ideal for those times when you are out for lunch and not in a position to brush your teeth - although I would never say it was a substitute for this!
I also find chewing gum as a good way of suppressing hunger - again, not that it is a substitute!
Wrigleys Extra chewing gum is about 35-40p a packet and has 10 small pieces of gum. The minty taste is strong to start with and does last a long time - at least much longer than other rivals.
The packet is small and easily fits in to a pocket or handbag without taking up much space. I find that once a packet is open, it is sometimes quite easy for the chewing gum to fall out which can be a pain!
The gum is very chewy but I find that it can be a bit sticky and when it comes to removing it, it can be a bit tricky!
This is a good value gum, which leaves your mouth feeling minty and fresh.
I am not a huge chewing gum user but on occasions I do like to chew a piece, sometimes to help me concentrate, sometimes to freshen my breath and sometimes just for something to chew.
Whatever the purpose of chewing, chewing gum the only gum I ever chew is Wrigleys Extra Peppermint, this gum has a crisp candy shell which I think helps to give it the strong initial flavour and perhaps also help the flavour to last.
This gum comes in a foil packet to keep it fresh and there are ten rectangular shaped pieces in an average sized packet although you do also get box`s which I believe contain 30 pieces.
The taste is strong but not like an extra strong mint, you can actually make the peppermint taste out rather than just having a burning tongue, the gum is sugar free too so not too bad on the old teeth.
I would reckon that this gum retains its flavour for around twenty to thirty minutes although it does become weaker obviously as you chew.
The breath freshening effect lasts about a further half hour after you finish chewing so if it fresh breath you seek then you get about one hour to one piece of nice tasting gum.
Wrigley's Extra gum comes in a variety of flavours come in a variety of flavours, Spearmint and Ice to name a few others, but peppermint is my real favourite.
The pack is a light blue, white and silver, and inside they are sealed in additional silver wrapping for maximum freshness. There is a strip to pull at the top of the pack to open. There are 10 pieces in each pack.
Price and Availability:
I paid 36p for a single pack from Morrisons. You can also buy them in multipacks which would work out cheaper, and they are available in all good UK supermarkets and convenience stores
Nutritional Info per 100g:
Protein, Fibre, Sodium: 0g
As soon as you bite into these you get a real strong hit of peppermint, and the flavour lasts well for about 5minutes. They taste quite sweet but they are sugarfree so this will be the sweeteners. After you discard the gum you are left with a minty taste in your mouth so I'd suggest that they would be an effective breath freshener if you suffer with bad breath.
They are suitable for vegetarians, they are cheap, they are low calories and great for slimmers to keep their mouth busy (this is why I always have a pack in my bag!)
Although they give the nutritional value per 100g, it doesn't say anywhere on the pack how much the pack or each gum weighs. Also, it warns that excessive consumption can give laxative effects. (I'm happy to report that I haven't suffered these consequences!) Another drawback is that unlike the sticks of chewing gum, you don't get an individual wrapper with each gum to discard it when you have finished.
Wrigleys extra peppermint chewing gum, is exactly what it says it is.
One of the leading brands in chewing gum and I very rarely go without a pack or two in my pocket or bag etc. They are really minty leaving a cool freshess in your mouth and the flavour doesn't disappear quickly my many other chewing gums on the market, they are not too hard or tough to chew and I don't tend to get jaw ache after chewing wrigley's chewing gum for a long time.
***** The following information is taken from www.wriggley.com
Benefits of ChewingTM
You love to chew gum because it tastes great and freshens your breath, but did you know there may be additional benefits to chewing gum?
More than two decades of research and consumer outreach have driven Wrigley's leadership in oral care with consumers and within the professional and scientific community. Over the last four years, the Wrigley Science InstituteTM has conducted research related to the benefits of chewing gum in the areas of:
* weight management
* stress relief
* increased alertness, focus and concentration
These benefits are at the core of Wrigley's leadership in chewing gum and confections that focus on health and wellness. The Wrigley portfolio offers a wide range of choices including sugarfree chewing gum, such as Extra® Orbit Complete®, Airwaves® and 5®.
They come in a small packet and there are 10 pieces of gum to a pack. I have found chewing wrigley's gum a complete god send in the last 3 weeks as I have given up smoking and my only replacement for nicotine has been, yes, you guessed it Wrigleys Extra Peppermint chewing gum, when I have had an urge for a cigarette I have simply popped one of these in my mouth and it has helped conquer the cravings, I am now happily on week 3 of no smoking.
Although this product isn't a nicotine replacement product, I personally found that it helped me.
Great chewing gum,
My daughter is very happy that I no longer smoke.
Wrigley's extra peppermint chewing gum is one of the most popular and favourites of the chewing gum brands. Its made by the massive chewing gum company Wrigley's so you know that's its going to be good quality.
The extra brand name has also been around for quite some time now, and it saw the change from chewing gum being in strips to the chewing gum being in these kind of small sweet shapes. The chewing gums themselves are fairly small and are coated in a hard sweet casing which seems to dissolve when you chew it, then your left with the inside of the chewing gum which is the actual gum.
At first they are quite hard when chewing but soften up very quickly, the flavour is the peppermint, or also known as just he basic mint flavour, its good if you like fresh breath and don't want to go for a fancy flavour as it really gives you a kick of freshness as the mint flavour is quite strong.
The flavour lasts quite a while too before you need to pop another one in, or throw it in the bin and you get 10 pieces of chewing gum in a pack. There about 35-40p a pack which isn't too bad and you can also get these cheaper at certain places or in multipacks too.
I don't usually eat gum very often, but if I do, this is a packet I pick up if I am on the go and am looking to freshen the breath.
Packaging: The pieces of gum are stacked horizontally in a rectangular blue packet that has "Extra" in big white bold letters which are very noticable, even though the packet is very compact. On the reverse side the ingredients are listed. Each packet contains 10 pieces of gum.
Appearance: The gum is small, rectangular in shape with smooth edges. The outer shell feels quite tough and is fairly smooth.
Smell: Although the gum is peppermint flavour, there is no noticable smell to the pieces of gum.
Taste: The outer shell is thankfully quite easy to bite through, and this releases a strong, spicy peppermint flavour that really tingles the tongue. The gum is pleasantly chewy, and you really feel that your breath is receiving a much welcome boost. The gum retains it flavour for quite a while, I reckon about 20 minutes so it means you don't work your way through the 10 pieces too quickly.
Healthy?: Gum isn't exactly renowned for any particular nutritional benefit. Given the amount of time that you could spend chewing, the gum is thankfully sugar free. The gum however does contain the artificial sweeteners, aspartame and acesulfame K.
Overall: The gum has a strong peppermint flavour that freshens the breath and retains it flavour for a good length of time. The gum is also sugar free, but does contain artificial sweeteners.
Typical values per 100 g
Energy: 600 kJ/144 kcal
Of which sugars: 0g