Thursday, June 21, 2012

Extra Dessert Delights - Root Beer Float

Flavor: The gum has a definite root beeriness to it, for sure.  There's a slight bit of creaminess as well, but not as much as I'd expect if I were comparing it to an actual root beer float.  Granted it's been a long time since I've had one, but if I recall correctly, the best part of a root beer float, to me, is those little crystals that form when the two entwine together.  Don't confuse that for a "texture," however... it's definitely a taste I'm referring to.  It's a delightfully carbonated sweet slushy cream that refreshes on a hot day as well as satisfies a sweet tooth.  This gum, which super-duper sugary sweet to the point where you marvel at how aspartame can taste so much like actual sugar, doesn't have any of that refreshing quality at all.  I'd forgive them on it, but the Mint Chocolate Chip variety of the same gum illustrates my point very well.

Texture: This is my kinda texture.  For those that like a firmer, meatier chew, this gum is perfect.  It's not sticky, it holds its shape very well, and it makes some fantastic pops and cracks.  If you're a champion bubble blower, look elsewhere - this gum lacks that kind of elasticity.

Presentation: Nothing new here from Extra. They've found a groove with the Dessert Delights line, and they're sticking to the simplicity of color-coordinated waves and an enticing photo of the delight.  It works.

Overall: Another fine showing from Extra here.  While some of the Dessert Delight flavors aren't exactly my cup of tea, they are all fantastic representations of desserts.  While I can't say that chewing a piece of this will quench a craving if I'm actually hankering for a bona fide Root Beer Float, it will soothe a raging sweet tooth and save a few hundred calories.

Rating: oooo (four gumballs)

25 comments:

Varoom said...

You have 5 ooooo's, but it says (four gumballs). What is it? 5 or 4?

Shannon said...

Oops! Four gumballs! I fixed it, thanks for the heads up. :)

Joe said...

This seems like something that would really benefit from the few calories per stick that sugared gum has vrs the no sugar stuff.

Edixon said...

Remind me of an ice cream parlor here on my country that has ice cream of every flavor posible, you find crazy things like fish flavored ice cream, hot sauce, bread and stuff like that. I guess that like in ice cream, gum flavors are limitless. But it doesnt mean they are good, fish flavored ice cream is horrible :D . And im guessing root bear is the equivalent of Malta here, like some non-alcoholic dark beer that is really sweet with that carbonated taste from sodas. If its like that then this gum is great :D

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Moogbass said...

I'd give this two, maybe three gumballs. I expected more root beer flavor. Like root beer barrel candy, with a little creaminess thrown in to make it a "float." Instead it is syrupy sweet with a little vague root beer flatness thrown in that goes away after a few minutes. It actually starts to get a burnt sugar taste after a while. Blech! I've tried all the Extra Dessert Gum flavors and this is my least favorite. Tops are the apple pie and mint chocolate chip. I think back to the drawing board for this one...

Anonymous said...

There is 24.5mg of aspartame in the strawberry shortcake dessert gum....I will not be buying any of this gum. gross

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

ADORE!! The flavor is incredible! I am married to the Mint Chocolate Chip version though!!! :P

Tess said...

My friend bouth some of this gum at Target and talked to you there. She shared some at work: we all like it!

Emily Marie said...

Wow, I love this gum! I've only gotten two packs of it throughout my 13 years alive. I try to find it but its always gone! No wonder this gum is so good! I think they should make this stuff into gumballs, delishious!

Tavaysha Hill said...

mmmmmmm this sounds great im definitly trying this gum!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Try the new Lemmon, YUM!!!!

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