This review is sponsored by our friends at Trident!
Flavor: Much like it’s strawberry-citrus counterpart, this gum starts off with a bang, a super sweet and spot-on flavor that explodes with the first and second bite. I think it’s the goop that holds the two pieces of gum together that gives it the kick(pictured, it’s the pinapple slice, but in reality I think its just a generic flavor burst). I’ve got to say that I don’t taste much pineapple, really any at all. It’s pretty much 100 percent green apple– and a fine representation of this common sugar-based flavor, don’t get me wrong. I’m just not a huge green apple fan, so I’m not crazy about this gum, but I imagine that anyone who prefers green Jolly Ranchers, this gum’ll be a refreshing new experience.
Texture: It’s pretty much a sandwich, using your tried-and-true Trident for bread and this sticky bright green middle for meat (or cheese or like tempeh or something, if you’re a vegetarian). It stands up to the Trident texture, holds its own for a long time, but the flavor does fade rather quickly as I feel like it’s mostly packed into the meat-part (or cheese or soy gluten or whatever).
Overall: First of all, let me just say thank you to the folks over at Trident for sending us free samples of their exciting new line of gumz. That said, I must reiterate a very important pact that Shannon and I made a long time ago: we will never allow free samples to sway the honesty of our reviews. (We’re professional like that.) So, this gum is pretty good, but I fear it’s lost in the marketing… why does it have to be two fruits? The inside part is just a darker color green. I felt cheated out of pineapple, and so I’m left feeling a little unsatisfied. I can’t offer any alternate marketing suggestions… as “Meat or Cheese or Veggie Burger on Gumbread Green Apple Sandwich” doesn’t sound any better. Or does it? Mmm. Gumbread.
Rating: ooo (three gumballs)
***See our review of Trident Layers Wild Strawberry + Tangy Citrus here!***