Sunday, April 19, 2009

Orbit Mist Watermelon Spring Gum

Orbit Mist

Gas stations and convenience stores always have the newest candy. A couple days ago at a Sunoco station convenience store, my husband and I happened across this new Orbit gum called "Orbit Mist" and of the 3 available kinds (watermelon, mango, and mint), we got the two fruit flavors.

I don't know if I'd be satisfied if this was all I had to quench my thirst, but this gum claimed to give a hydrating sensation. Regardless of that, the packaging, both inside and out, was cute, fun, and fresh, and definitely caught my attention.

Orbit Mist

The gum, a pale shade of green, smelled a lot like watermelon candy (Jolly Ranchers came to mind), much stronger than a real watermelon. The gum itself was a little grainy from the flavor crystals, an almost seemed crunchy. I don't know that I got a huge hydrating sensation, either, but sensation is a term that can be used pretty loosely. It was juicy, but not more than other gum.

The taste was at first really sour, reminding me even more of a Jolly Rancher. The juiciness quickly died down, as did the tartness, leaving a much mellower watermelon flavor that was pleasant. The gum felt cool in my mouth without being minty, and the texture stayed nice and bouncy for about 30 minutes, after which it softened (sort of like the infamous pomegranate, only not as dramatic) and I had to spit it out. I feel I should mention that the flavor was still hanging around at that point. Overall, I enjoyed this gum. My jaw hurts if I chew gum for too long, anyway.


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Kelly said...

Looks interesting :) Especially the yellow with orange dots.

ebidebby said...

Do they make gum with those little "flavor crystals" in it in Australia? In the US, there are a few. They don't really add much flavor, but there used to be a mint gum with them, and when you chewed the little dots, they would burst and burn the tongue with minty freshness.

Connie said...

I wanted to ask if you saw that. I love the watermelon one...the mango not so much. I don't think it's possible for gum to really quench thirst but yeeeeeah...the flavor crystals freaked a co-worker of mine out when she tried it (didn't expect them).

ebidebby said...

Really? I think I like mango better than watermelon. But yeah, I agree, gum can't really quench thirst.

Concerned individual said...

Orbit mist Watermelon spring- is not a good flavor. The packet I had, the gum was powdery and there was no hydrating sensation. OUt of ten I'd give it a 1.!!!

New Reader said...

Haven't tried it yet, sounds O.K.
Theres this other watermelon gum (haven't seen it in your reviews yet) its the Extra Fruit Sensations Sweet Watermelon that I've been chewing for a couple of weeks now. (on my last pack which is the third)

John Shu said...

I absolutely Love this flavor ... I think its one of their best. I usually dont like other minty flavor coz its leaves a rather unpleasant 'hungry' after taste. Usually with minty flavors I have to spit it out after about 20 mins, but with this one it retains its flavor even after the sweetness is gone. I have been looking for this gum for the past two weeks, I mean walmart, convenient stores and just everywhere but nothing. I just hope it's not gone for good. I give it a 10/10.