Monday, October 5, 2009

Trident Layers Green Apple + Golden Pineapple

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!***

8 comments:

paige said...

You guys make me giggle. I would like to add that this weekend I tried the Strawberry & Citrus (?) Trident Layers gum... and found that while I certainly enjoyed the flavor and texture (except it made me thirsty), a whole piece was far too much gum for me... and I was sad that the pack only had 14 pieces in it (or 28 Paige-sized pieces)!

On your recommendation, I am currently chewing a delightful piece of Trident Sweet Mint Twist (or whatever it's called)... and am happy as a clam. Nom nom nom.

Anonymous said...

trident layers is the ONLY gum that is being passed around by the old club kids...i don't know about the younger ones... but all of us older ones... the ones that actually had fake ids to get into twilo and when sound factory sound factory.. not PACHa..when Le souk still had astro & glide for sunday cracked out sessions... this IS THE GUM OF CHOICE... and trust me i have had EVERY type of gum you can get your hands on... besides cinnamon flavored gum.. cuz i just can't do cinnamon... THIS GUM is seriosuly like addicting... there is NO doubt about it... i am trying to post with my gmail account... princezhou... but its not letting me?? wtf?

Anonymous said...

I actually kind of wish there was more green apple in this gum.

mandaren said...

I don't usually like gum, but I can handle this because it keeps the flavor for awhile and stays really soft, softer than any gum I think I've had. I think it tastes mostly like pineapple, I actually can't taste the green apple very much.

Tara said...

Didn't like it.Boo.

Anonymous said...

its okay. but it seems to have a strange after-taste kind of floating around. maybe that was their attempt at the pineapple?
i'm really not sure.
I do know that the green apple tastes good, but it doesn't last long enough, and in the end, it ends up being a tough piece of rubber.
ahh. can't their ever be a perfect piece?

Anonymous said...

I tried this for the first time during a long driving trip and it is so delicious! The secret is to maximum flavor appreciation is to chew the gum until the flavor starts to fade (1/2 hr?) and then spit it out and start with a new stick. This way I was able to taste the pineapple once my tastebuds had been numbed by the green apple, I think. I love it from the packaging to the design to the flavor.

Anonymous said...

I am currently 25 in the year 2010 and when I was younger I remember there being a Trident flavor that they no longer make, I swear it had an orange wrapper and was my absolute favorite. Somebody please confirm my memories so I know i'm not crazy, this would have been early ninety's.