Flavor: Aaaaah. A truly refreshing mint sensation. York Peppermint Patty commercials from the days of yore would do it justice– pop one piece in your mouth and you’re skiing in the Alps. It’s the starlight mint without the gritty sweet stuff that stays on your teeth afterward. It’s just a good, clean, cold mint. We’re not fooling around with any gimmicky names here. We’re talking about a gum that’s called “Natural Peppermint,” not some weird, abstract name like arctic concussion or polar bear explosion that all the other gums seem to be sporting these days. It is what it is– peppermint.
Texture: As Shannon mentioned in her review of Rev7 Spearmint, the texture in Rev7 is different than other gums, presumably because of its water soluble nature. I actually think it’s a really good texture, it’s just not something we’re used to. A few pellets, and I was sold. This is a good sized pellet, with a nice firm bite. Considering what I imagined when I heard it would dissolve in water, I was very pleasantly surprised.
Presentation: They went the Dentyne Ice pellet pack route, like most pellet gums these days. I kind of wish pellet gums would get a little more creative and wow me with a new kind of packaging. There’s an awful lot of wasted plastic here, and I can’t help but think there’s got to be a more efficient (and probably cooler) way to package gums like these. Just sayin’.
Overall: My only complaint is that there aren’t more pellets in each pack. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m back to the bunny slopes.
Rating: ooooo (five gumballs)