This review is sponsored by our friends at Trident!
Texture: I’m deviating from the format here and doing texture first. This was an exciting New Gum for Katie and I. When I first saw it in Target, I picked up both of the available flavors.
When you open the piece, you’ll notice that it;s about twice as thick as normal Trident gums. It’s got three layers – a hot pink sticky substance sandwiched in between two gum-layers. The middle layer obviously isn’t gum, but a sugarless “sugary” candy goo designed for a flavor punch. It actually is so gooey that it sticks to the wrapper a bit, leaving a pink line on the wrapper.
At first, it’s a nice chew. A little firm at first but it quickly softens into a pleasant malleability. Unfortunately, it just as quickly degrades into an overly tacky wad that sticks to the teeth, and then loses cohesion and becomes way too soft.
Flavor: The middle “goo layer” provides a citrusy blast on first chew, and it fades into a nice strawberry-citrus medley that lasts a decent amout of time. Although it’s not a huge complaint, the artificial sweetener taste is strong in this one.
Overall: Trident Layers Wild Strawberry + Wild Citrus was a bit of a disappointment. The sleek packaging and the stealthy launch of the new line (it’s still not on the Trident website) was worth a lot more than the gum ended up being in the end. Overall, I think this is a gimmicky gum, worth a chew for novelty’s sake but I definitely can’t see this being anyone’s favorite.Rating: oo (two gumballs)
***See our review of Trident Layers Green Apple + Golden Pineapple here!***