Flavor: This is what Bubble Gum is all about. No frills, no burst of sour, no crunchies. Just pure, all-out sugary bubble gum goodness.
Texture: If nothing else, being a gum blogger has taught me that I have absolutely no idea how to chew Big League Chew. It’s never been a gum to me, it’s always been a game. The only time I’ve ever chewed Big League Chew in my life is when my sister or best friend and I have picked up a couple packs and had a contest to see how much we could fit in our mouths without gagging. (We always ended up gagging. It was disgusting.) As a result, it’s really difficult for me to objectively blog about the texture – I’ve never had any idea how much of it I’m supposed to eat. I’ve had a few wads of it in preparation for this review, and no matter how small of an amount of shreds I chew, it always seems to be too much. From what I think I can gather, this gum starts off really soft. Like really soft, to the point where I feel like it’s going to liquify. After a good 45-60 seconds, it starts to firm up and become a more enjoyable chewing experience. Bubbles with Big League Chew are fantastic. I’ve always maintained that BLC was the best gum for bubble blowing, and although recent gums like Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Triple Treat give BLC a run for their money in the bubble-blowing category, BLC still remains tops in my book for bubbles.
Presentation: What can be said about Big League Chew’s packaging? It’s flawless. Now that I’m sitting here analyzing it, I don’t understand how Big League Chew is still being manufactured, what with all the overprotective parents out there. BLC is shredded to look like chewing tobacco, and packed in a foil pouch… like chewing tobacco. It was created in the early 1980s to discourage the use of chew and provide a fun alternative. I can understand the mentality and the reasoning in the early 1980s, but in today’s “Joe Camel Must Die” society I’m surprized that this has slipped through the cracks.
Overall: C’mon. It’s Big League Chew. Who doesn’t love Big League Chew?
Rating: ooooo (five gumballs)