Flavor: One of the bad things about being a gum connoseiur is that every once in a while, you find a gum that’s just perfect, and then they discontinue it. You then spend countless days, weeks, chews, trying to find a comparison to your old favorite. Such is the case with Katie and I, and Extra Original Bubble. It was the perfect gum, and I can still taste it even though it was discontinued years and years ago. Since they discontinued it, we’ve been on a quest to find a gum with that similar perfect tangy-sweet flavor, and I’ve gotta say that Orbit Positively Pomegranite actually comes close. As I’ve said before in another review, I don’t get the “pomegranite” craze, mostly because I don’t really remember pomegranite having much of a taste. But that being said, the flavor of this gum is fantastic. It starts out with a sweet-tart one-two punch, and fades into a delicate flavor-indescript blend. My only problem with this gum is that it fades TOO much, TOO quickly. What flavor that’s left is just fine, there just isn’t enough of it.
Texture: The texture is great, this is how gums should chew. It’s the slightest bit sticky on the teeth, but certainly not enough to cause any hinderance of enjoyment.
Overall: This is a great gum. I am a little concerned for its future, as I don’t really see it very often and this pack I picked up was in a bin, away from the other gums. A trip to the the Orbit page on Wrigley.com tells me that the flavor is indeed still available, and even still being billed as New!, but I am wary nonetheless. Can you find Orbit Positively Pomegranite in your local stores? Anyway, if you see it, pick it up and give it a chew. The only reason it doesn’t get the full 5 gumballs is because of the rapid flavor loss. Nicely done.
Rating: oooo (four gumballs)