Juicy Fruit Sweet Berry

Juicy Fruit Sweet BerryFlavor: Awesome. This is a juicy, tangy fruit explosion. It’s a sugar- and guilt-free sweet treat. Starts off really potent and settles down into a nice, smooth flavor. Highly recommended.

Texture: Standard pellet crunch, followed by about 5 – 10 minutes of near perfection. This gum is easy to chew and a pleasure to pop, but after 10 minutes or so, starts getting overly sticky and kinda mushy. If you’re looking for a quick chew, this one fits the bill nicely.

Presentation: I’ve been unable to find this gum in any format other than the plastic 60-piece “Big-e-pak” tub. Usually I’m put-off by that, but this one has been just fine with me because I’ve chewed through two of them before getting around to reviewing this. I like the graphics: dew-kissed grapes and blueberries on a simple purple background. Not sure they needed to include an illustrated piece of gum itself, however.

Overall: This totally should have been the flavor of Juicy Fruit Juicy Secret, instead of the Berry Pearadise rip-off debauchle it is. It’s recognizable as both grape and berry, but also vague enough that it would have kept people guessing. As it is, though, it’s really a fantastic offering from Juicy Fruit, probably my favorite from the (continually expanding) line. You’re almost forgiven, JF. Almost.

Rating: ooooo (five gumballs)