Stride Forever Fruit

Stride Forever FruitFlavor: When this gum first came out a couple years ago, I remember thinking it could be my new favorite. It has the same pineapple-citrus-peach flavor as Trident Tropical Twist (an old favorite) with an added bonus coconut undertone. It’s a little too sweet for me, and the longer you chew, the more nutri-sweety it seems. After chewing a whole pack, this flavor gets old to me. It’s like drinking too many malibu bay breezes at a beach bar– they’re delicious, sure, but it’s the sort of thing that’s better rotated with other flavors, not dominating your palate for a whole night.

Texture: The texture here is well done. A nice bite, maintains shape and flavor for a long time. But, as with all Stride varieties, I feel it forming sores on my tongue as I write.

Overall: It’s a good gum, a vacation gum, if you will. Throw a pack into your weekly rotation, why don’t you, and add some zest to your ordinary gum-chewing experience.

Rating:ooo (three gumballs)