Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trident Layers Sweet Cherry + Island Lime

Flavor: A long time ago, a friend of Gum Alert sent us an email asking us about cherry flavored sugarless gums. At the time, there was really nothing to turn to. The only one I could recall, in fact, was a really disgusting mentholated Eclipse concoction that was downright offensive to the taste buds. Lack of a great cherry (like grape, as I mentioned in my review of 5 React 2 - Fruit) left a gaping hole in the sugarless gum world. Well, gum gurus and cherry lovers alike can rejoice! Trident has changed the game with this one. I haven't been the biggest fan of the Layers line as a whole, but this new one is fantastic. The lime burst you get from what I assume is the candy goo layer starts off pleasantly strong and fades as you chew, leaving the awesome cherry to shine on and on. It rivals the Bubblicious cubes in cherryness and the flavor has decent longevity. Really nice.

Texture: Slightly tough and sticky at first, the chew mellows to a pleasant malleability. It's easy to spread on the tongue to pop and crack. It does get a teensy bit too soft for my taste, but it might be just fine for you.

Presentation: Trident Layers's packaging is cute and clever, with an admirable minimalistic style. Besides the Trident logo and text, the only graphic on the package is a cherry being sliced into by a juicy lime wedge. Gets the point across without any unnecessary obnoxious color, holographic fonts, or neon bursts.

Overall: As I said, I've not been much of a fan of Trident Layers. This one has made me a believer.

Rating: ooooo (five gumballs)

14 comments:

Emily said...

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Shannon said...

How cool is that Emily?! Is that your blog - what language is that?

Emily said...

Those gums were quite good :>
Yes, this is my blog and it is written in polish language (middle Europe, you know...) :) I'm not patient enough to write in english.

Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing it with us Emily. :) It's great!

Anonymous said...

You guys should review Fruit Stripe gum. It's not the easiest to find but it's around. I used to love it when I was little...now it doesn't taste so good and it loses its flavor really fast, but I enjoy the negative gum reviews as much as the positive ones on here :-)

irukasgirl said...

i just bought this today. I think it strangely tastes more like cherry cola than cherry-lime. Still awesomely delicious!!

Ami said...

I bought this gum today and it tastes great! Strangely it tastes just like cherry coke to me.

cherryyllaann said...

Trident Layers Sweet Cherry & Island Lime is disappearing from supermarket shelves - in Florida - and not being replaced! Do you know if there is a shortage or a discontinuance of this flavor (one of my favorites)?

Anonymous said...

This is my FAVORITE gum... there is no disappearance of it here in AZ, but this is the only cherry gum I know of at the moment. I liked Green Apple + Golden Pineapple too. I found this gum buying school supplies for the school year (yes I am a little late on this) and I fell in LOVE with this gum! Better than Extra Orange Creme Pop and Juicy Fruit Sweet Berry and 5 React (1) :)

3OH!3 lover said...

*the comment above this one is mine also!*
I bought this gum buying my stuff for 7th grade- it is AMAZING! And there has not been a disappearance of it here where I live in Arizona. I am obsessed with this gum! Best out of the Layers line. I hope it is not going to be discontinued! Thank you for giving it 5 gumballs- this is an awesome blog! Looking forward to reading more great gum reviews!
gum and 3OH!3 are awesome :)

Squid64 said...

there isn't any other cherry gum available anywhere, so i really like this gum, but the flavor runs out too fast.

I Love One Direction said...

Hey Squid64- I agree! There's not much of cherry gum! Cherry is my absolute favorite!

My favorite gum!!!

Brendan Schroeder said...

I love this flavor. It tastes kids like dr pepper to me which is a good thing

Anonymous said...

Tastes very good, refreshing and cherry. Leaves a slight minty taste afterwards, though since I rarely chew mint gum, I may not be the best judge.