Flavor: I don’t really taste much “Berry” in Stride Sweet Berry. It’s more like a nondescript “sweet” flavor, and to tell you the truth I think they could have left out the “berry” part of the name and it would have been more accurate. That being said, it’s not a bad flavor at all. It’s not very strong at all, kind of a mild sweet-tart-bitter blend. While it doesn’t have that initial flavor burst that I am such a fan of, the flavor is enjoyable and it does last pretty long – it better, with all the money Stride spends in advertising the fact.
Texture: Starts off a little too hard for my tastes. After a few chews it does soften up a bit but I believe that a good gum would be the opposite – begins soft and hardens (that’s what she said.) However, I can’t complain too much. The texture is just fine.
Overall: This is definitely someone’s favorite gum. Probably lots of people. People that understand the flavor, people that chew fruity gum, people that don’t get sores on their tongue from Stride brand gums. And I can appreciate that. It’s not, however, my favorite. Stride Sweet Berry leaves much to be desired, and I probably won’t be buying another pack except in a dire circumstance.
Rating: ooo (three gumballs)