October 2009
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Trident Layers

One of the candy types I always notice when there’s a newbie around is gum. Even though I am now a big gum chewer, I often find myself standing in line at the store and eying all the different kinds of gum on the shelves. That’s how I noticed the Trident Layers gum. I only first saw them in Rite Aid, then in Wawa, and soon I was getting a email for a free sample. With it’s colorful packaging and I admit, the flavors look terribly appealing, so I’m happy to give them a go.

Trident Layers comes in two flavors: Green Apple and Golden Pineapple and Wild Strawberry and Tangy Citrus. The image on the front of the package showing the sliced fruit looks like a creation of some gourmet chef. The small box opens to reveal fourteen rectangular pieces of gum nicely lined up in silver foil wrappers.

Unwrapped, the gum look like a Bassets Allsort. It’s two layers or gum with a gooey, fruity, different-colored center.

Green Apple and Golden Pineapple: Yellow colored gum with a green center. The flavor is like a granny smith apple at first, and not like a Jolly Rancher (thankfully). The apple is strongest flavor for about first ten minutes. Then pineapple takes over and is really authentic with a juicy sweetness. The apple taste doesn’t come back, and the pineapple flavor lasts until you’re either done chewing or… I don’t know, it lasts a really long time.

Wild Strawberry and Tangy Citrus: The colors are pink gum and red center in color. The flavor is neither distinctly strawberry or citrus to me. Unlike the Apple and Pineapple flavor, these two fruits blend together rather than stick out as their own entity. The flavor is berry-like, with nice notes of orange juice flavors to add some tartness to it. Again, the flavor lasts a long time, and my jaw gets sore before the flavors runs out.

I was really impressed with these flavors, so if you’re a fruity-flavored gum lover you need to give these a try. 

Rating: Will Eat Again


Will Eat Again

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