Sometime the candy I find are completely by accident and therefore are impulse buys. This box of Icebreakers Ice Cubes Cool Lemon was exactly one of those purchases. I was standing on line in Target and I noticed them on the candy shelf. What made them stand out from all the other candy offerings was the yellow package and the words “Cool Lemon” on the front. Lemon? Lemon is one of my favorite citrus fruits and I don’t feel it’s used nearly enough in candy confections, even though I understand it’s a hard flavor to work with.
The packaging is nice with it’s small boxy size and vibrant colors. The shape makes it difficult to fit into pockets, but it will nestle into a purse nicely. The shape is necessary to keep the gum inside safe from being smooched. The size of gum pieces is comparable to a sugar cube. They’re quite cute actually. The pieces are a nice frosted yellow color and smell lightly of lemon.
The chew is immediately soft and inviting. The flavor is immediately of a sweet/tart lemon and it’s very authentic. I get notes of bitterness every so often as if I had bitten some of the fruit’s pith. There’s a cooling sensation along with it that doesn’t interfere with the flavor at all. The only down point is that the flavor doesn’t stay around for long, about 10 minutes in the taste started to disappear. I wouldn’t recommend this on the gum’s longevity, but the flavor is incredible.
If I was a bigger gum chewer, I’d buy these 24/7. Since I’m not, I’ll probably be turning to these to fill in my gum needs as my cravings demand. The lemon flavor is refreshing and look forward to enjoying them again soon.
Rating: Will Buy Again