Flavor: With Orbit Mist, I’ve come to expect a great burst of flavor-filled hydration when I chomp down, but I don’t get that from the line’s newest flavor, Crisp Mint Waterfall. It’s one of those bland minty flavors that doesn’t go anywhere or have any “definition,” good for those that aren’t into intense chewing experiences, but for me there’s just nothing there.
Texture: This is horrible. It’s almost like I got a stale pack, but this is a brand new flavor and I purchased it in a newly-opened convenience store, so it’s not like it’s been sitting on the shelf for a year. It’s super tough from start to finish, my jaw aches just getting it to soften down, and once it’s semi-malleable, it remains a danger to my dental work. There’s little to no elasticity.
Presentation: Orbit Mist jumps the shark. The packaging used to stand out from the standard Orbit line, but they’ve gone and “fashion packed” it. I miss the refreshing ripples and metallic accents. My sympathies go out to the color blind, as I’m not sure they’d be able to see the dot-matrix Marlin that’s hanging out all stealthy on the package (not that it’s anything to get all excited about anyway). In fact, the outer cello wrap is far more impressive and exciting than what lives inside.
Overall: What’s going on, Orbit? Your Mist line was so refreshing, pun very much intended. And now it’s more of the same old, same old. Acutally, it’s not even the same old, same old. It’s much, much worse.
Rating: o (one gumball)