Monday, August 22, 2011

Trident Layers Orchard Peach + Ripe Mango

Flavor: If you thought Trident Tropical Twist was outrageous, just wait until you get your hands on this. We're rounding out the summer here, folks, and just today I enjoyed one of the last delicious peaches of the season here in Jersey. It was tangy, sweet, round with that peachy flavor that takes over your whole being during the duration of your snack. It's been a while since I've have a mango, and I'm pretty sure those are out of season already, or well on their way. But boy, does this gum make me feel comfortable about the long, peach-and-mango-less winter ahead. Upon first bite, it knocks your socks off, just like that first sloppy bite of a juicy peach. Then comes the mango, as if it actually were a mango sandwich on two pieces of peach bread, aromatic and vibrant. It fades of course, but the lingering flavor is sweet and cool and enjoyable for a good long while. The summer can't last forever, but this flavor sure can.

Texture: This is a really meaty chew, much more substantial than your usual stick of Trident. It has a fantastic bite, not too soft, not too hard, a really well constructed piece of gum.

Presentation: Oh, man, just look at that mango sandwich, so simple, so decadent, so ripe and delicate. This packaging, as Shannon mentioned in her review of Trident Layers Sweet Cherry + Island Lime, is simple and sophisticated.

Overall: I know what you're thinking: "If you love Trident Layers Orchard Peach + Ripe Mango so much, why don't you marry it?" Maybe I will. It's too early into our relationship to tell. But I do know that tomorrow at lunch I'm picking up a freaking mango, slicing it up and slapping it between two halves of a peach at 4:00 snack time. Only a real mango sandwich could rival this gum.

Rating: ooooo (five gumballs)

8 comments:

Tony said...

Of the two new trident layers flavors, which do you think is better?

Oh my god you make them sound delicious. Your reviews are incredible!

Shannon said...

I think Katie and I both agree that the Peach+Mango has a slight edge... but they are both FANTASTIC. Try both of them!

Erin said...

I haven't been able to find either of the new Trident Layers flavors. :-(

Anonymous said...

The only issue I have with these new Trident Layers flavors is the slight menthol-y aftertaste. It starts to cool down after it loses its initial flavor and I really don't like that.

Kita said...

i absolutely love this gum.which are your guys is your least favorite

Chrissy said...

I think this gum tastes exactly like 5's Lush, which I absolutely love!

BobFromAccounting said...

After 4 packs, I can say that this is now one of my favourite flavours, up there with Tropical Twist and Peppermint Spray (which, sadly, I haven't seen lately).

tablo said...

These don't really seem to be available in Canada-- what a shame. It sounds very delicious.