Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wrigley 5 Gum Zing


While at the grocery store with some friends, we saw a kind of 5 gum that we had never seen before, so one of my friends picked it up. As a kid, I chewed a lot of bubble gum, but I never really liked the traditional bubble gum flavor. I just liked blowing bubbles.

The packaging is really cute. I love the combination of pink and black. It was marketed as being a gum that's sour, then sweet. A little iffy sounding for a bubble gum, but I am always up for new things.


It smelled like normal bubble gum, and had a slight fruity hint along with the traditional bubble gum flavor. It did taste sour, in a way that was a little off-putting. It stayed sour for quite a while, and didn't get sweet for at least 10 minutes. The sweet flavor hung around for a long time.

In general, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't really good, either. I was also disappointed because it wasn't really bubble gum. I could barely blow a bubble at all with it, even compared to non-bubble gums (vanilla Dentine Ice was great for bubbles). Not something I'd buy again, but there are other flavors of 5 gum that I like, Rain and Lush in particular.


5 Gum website


Anonymous said...

I agree. I just bought it today and it not bad, but it isn't great either. I am going to stick to Orbit.

ebidebby said...

Orbit is always a winner!

Anonymous said...

Same here! I love the original bubblegum flavor. And this caught my eye because of the pink bubbles. But the flavor tasted of some sort of bubblegum medicine with a touch of 'zing'.