There are just so many gums on the market right now that itâ€™s hard to make any kind of decision on what you wanna chew. There must be at least 4 or 5 different mint flavors per brand from what I see in the checkout lines, not to mention all the fruit or combination flavors. Iâ€™ve even seen gum thatâ€™s supposed to taste like desserts. Now Stridehas come out with a new Wintermint gum sponsored by snowboarder Shaun White.
Unfortunately, this is just another one of those gimmicks. If you love snowboarding or youâ€™re a Shaun White fan, Stride knows youâ€™ll buy this gum. On the outside of the white package you can see there’s a partial face shot of Shaun White with his blazing red hair. On the inside of the package thereâ€™s all kinds of drawings of Shaun with comic book like talking â€œbubblesâ€ along with some quotes from Shaun. Beyond that, this is just another mint gum.
The sticks are a decent size, as seems to be the standard with Stride gum and they are pure white. Thereâ€™s nothing exciting or different about this â€œWintermintâ€ flavor. It really just tastes like peppermint. Iâ€™m a big fan of mint gum just because Iâ€™m always paranoid about my breath so thatâ€™s the flavor Iâ€™m always chewing. I tend to lean towards the softer mint flavored gums, thatâ€™s the mint I like. The really sharp mint gums just end up making me thirsty instead of feeling refreshed. This Wintermint is more of those sharper mint gums and even though it was a good strong flavor, it ended up making me thirsty.
As far as how long the flavor lasts, Iâ€™d say 30-45 minutes. Thatâ€™s a decent amount of time, especially with a sugarless gum. And, we know Stride prides itself on its long lasting gum flavors. It does keep the breath fresh and I really didnâ€™t have any stinky breath for awhile after throwing the gum out so it does have that going for it.
As for whether or not you should buy it, well I will leave it up to you. If you want to give it a try youâ€™re welcome to it but I will warn you that this Shaun White gum will cost you more just because his face is on the package. I was at Wal-mart the other day and saw both regular Stride mint gum and the Shaun White Wintermint at the checkout line. The regular Stride flavors only cost 96 cents while the Shaun White Stride gum was $1.28. Must be more because Sean’s mug is on there, right?
Candy Addict received this product as a sample from the manufacturer. No payment was received for this review and all opinions represent an unbiased view of the product.