This review is sponsored by our friends at Think Gum!
Flavor: You can definitely tell that this is an herbal-infused gum. While not as offensive to the sense as Eclipse Breeze’s cardamom flavor, the herbs in this gum at the forefront. It’s not completely foul, but I wouldn’t call it a delicious chew. Certainly not something I’d reach for to freshen the breath, but I don’t think you’re supposed to.
Texture: It’s a pellet gum, but doesn’t really have any candy shell crunch to speak of. The chew itself is firm enough, not too annoyingly soft.
Presentation: Nothing too special here. A cute little light buld graphic and brand logo on a stark white background. Standard punch-through-the-foul pellet gum presentation.
Overall: Since this is supposed to be a “Brain-Boosting” gum, I decided to do a little experiment. The back of the pack states, “Think Gum contains Gingko Biloba, Bacopa, Guarana, Vinpocetine, Rosemary & Peppermint. Together these brain-boosting herbal ingredients are proven to enhance concentration & improve memory.” It goes on, “For best results, chew while learning or studying & again to recall information.” My personal annoyance at the overuse of ampersands aside (personal pet peeve, sorry Think), I thought that it would be interesting to use the product as directed. I wrote down the 6 above brain-boosting ingredients, and studied them for a few minutes while chewing the gum. I spit out the gum and threw out the paper, and went about my morning. Three hours later, I popped 2 more pieces of the gum and attempted to recall the ingredients. Out of the 6, I recalled 4 correctly, misspelled 1 (Bacoba, as opposed Bacopa.) and I missed 1 entirely (Vinpocetine.) So, I dunno. Maybe I should have studied longer or perhaps chewed for a longer period before studying/recalling, but I expected a better results. I guess it’s a cute novelty product, and if I were still in college, I’d be all over this. Worth a try when cramming for finals!
Rating: ooo (three gumballs)