Sunday, October 23, 2011

Orbit Wildberry Remix

Flavor: Sometimes, when gum emulates a flavor we experience elsewhere in the world, it's a true delight. Chocolate chip mint ice cream, for example, or strawberry shortcake. But there are some flavors we don't ever want to experience again, like, say, grape Children's Chewable Tylenol. And that's exactly what Orbit Wildberry Remix tastes like to me. When I first opened the package, I thought it smelled a little like grape Big League Chew, and I was excited for that first piece, but I quickly realized upon chewing that the scent I'd detected from my childhood was none other than grape Children's Chewable Tylenol. I hated it then, and I hate it now. The smell is so overwhelming I may have to toss the rest of the pack. Who wants to be reminded of headaches and fevers? Not me.

Texture: I don't want to chew this long enough to find out how the texture will hold up. It's fine, I don't know, I just want to get this lousy taste out of my mouth.

Presentation: The fashion packs are getting cooler, that's for sure. There's a contest on the inside of the flap for a chance to win something called "Orbit bucks." When I investigated the contest, I was annoyed to find that it was yet another product culling contact information for a vague reward. "Bucks" are applied in the Orbit store, where you can buy lots of things, from gift cards to books to "dorm decor." I guess if you're an avid Orbit chewer, it's nice, but it seems like a lot of steps that most folks won't really take. Two ways to enter: 1. Take a picture of an illustration in the pack and text it to Orbit (and whatever happens after you do that). 2. Enter the secret password onto their website (after filling out a form with all your contact information). You then win a certain amount of bucks which can be applied to prizes, which are categorized according to type and value. Whatever happened to scratch and win? I just don't think this is worth it. If you think I'm wrong-- shoot us a comment and let us know what cool stuff you've bought with your Orbit bucks.

Overall: At least Chewable Tylenol cures headaches. This stuff gives me one.

Rating: o (one gumball)

12 comments:

Shannon said...

A prime example of the subjectivity of gum. I'd give this one 4 gumballs, at least. I love it.

Katers said...

I bought a pack this gum at the store and found out right after that this review had been posted. I'm going with Shannon on this one; I always liked grape/medicine flavored gum.

Katers said...

I went out and bought a pack of this gum, and found out right after that this review had been posted. I'm with Shannon on this one; I always liked grape/medicine flavored gum.

Kita said...

i didnt like it and it does tast0e like medicine uuuggghhh

Kita said...

i bought i hated it i go with katie i hate that medicine flavor uuuggghhh

Anonymous said...

Hey, dear whoever wrote this, shut up on your little opinion and give some more general information would you! I"m hating GUmAlert more and more, because all you do is write your little opinions so much! A little opinion is ok but give us the taste, texture, and more!!! We're not here to listen to you whine! Goddamit.

Shannon said...

Hi Anonymous! This is a review blog. Review blogs are, by definition, one person's opinion of the thing they are reviewing. Here's an idea: If you hate GumAlert so much -- DON'T READ IT. Bye now!

Jessi said...

hey, i actually liked this gum. ive never had grape tylenol, so maybe thats why. i've always had cherry, not grape, haha. anyway. i gotta agree with shannon on this one. its pretty good, i actually really like the grape-y taste.

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Anonymous said...

I really like this gum and would give it 4 gumballs too :)

napplefact said...

I freakin' love the taste of cough medicine! Wouldn't say it's more than 3 gumballs, though. Flavor burst goes by way fast, and the flavor left behind is too relatively mellow.
Also, it flakes on the first few bites without fail. If you're not careful you can swallow a few bits before you know what's what.

brista said...

Do they make one that tastes like the liquid pink antibiotics you get as a kid? I always loooooved the taste of that stuff but (luckily) do not need it! Hahaha :D