Flavor: Orbit’s new Perfect Peach is true to its name – it tastes like peach, and there’s something to be said for that. Peach is a rare flavor in candy nowadays, with the exception of old standbys like Jolly Ranchers and Haribo Gummies. Most often peach is mixed in with other fruity flavors, but it’s a great fruit, and I’m glad to see Orbit give peach its day in the sun. The flavor burst is tangy and sweet, but once the flavor fades, it becomes almost too sweet, although it does stick around for a while. A truly “perfect” peach would stay nice and tangy from start to finish.
Texture: Awesome. Initial bite is a perfect blend of firm and soft, and it melds into an absolutely incredible wad. You can pop and crack it, and blow bubbles, and the texture remains true until you dispose of the piece. It feels almost “shiny” in your mouth, if you can imagine it.
Presentation: A simple, no-frills orange-yellow, with a subtle pointillist peach behind the Orbit logo. Pleasing to the eye, but nothing special.
Overall: When I first chewed this gum, the first pack was gone in a flash, and I told my sister that it was the most amazing new gum to come along since Orbit Mist Peppermint Spray. But the more I chew, the more sick I get of the sweetness. Maybe, as our friend Chris suggested, I burned myself out on it, but I just don’t find myself devouring this like I did at first. Nevertheless, it’s a fantastic gum that deserves much praise. Rating: oooo (four gumballs)